Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Review: Galcir

Summary
Alternate titles: Gal Circle, Gyurusa
Genre: comedy
Episodes: 11
Broadcast Year: 2006
Starring: Fujiki Naohito as Shinnosuke, Toda Erika as Saki

Galcir is about a cowboy named Shinnosuke from Arizona that travels to Shibuya, Tokyo to find a girl named Imoko. When he arrives in Shibuya, he meets a group of "gals" who are part of a "para para" dancing circle called Angel Hearts. Each episode deals with the cowboy solving various issues that happen to the "gals" while he continues to search for Imoko.

Interesting Facts
- "Para para" is form of dance where everyone does the same dance moves.
- "Para para" dancing groups and "gals" aren't something made-up for Galcir, they actually exist in real life. They are usually found in a district in Tokyo called Shinuya.
- "Gals"is common term used to describe a certain group of younha females in Japan. These "gals" are characterized by their unique tastes in fashion, music, social activity, and being part of a "para-para" group (view interesting documentary on "para para" and "gals")

Review
Galcir is the weirdest and worst Japanese drama I've never watched. It tries to be a comedy but I found no particular part in any episode that was funny. The story is also very weak. Every episode just deals with Shinnosuke helping to solve a problem that is happening among the Angel Heart members while at the same time, Shinnosuke tries to find a girl named Imoko. You don't even get to find out Shinnosuke's motive for finding Imoko until the every last episode. Once you do find out, you'll think that his motive is just plain stupid. I watched the whole series, but I only did it because I downloaded the whole thing so I had to force myself to watch it.


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Pros

  • That girl from Nobuta, Toda Erika is in it...
Cons
  • ...but her role in Galcir is completely different
  • Humour is week
  • Most ridiculous ending ever
  • The cowboy's motive for finding Imoko
  • The Para Para dancing was crap (check out the J-Pop group, Hinoi Team for good para para dancing)
  • A lot of character are just over-the-top
Recommendation
Unless you absolutely love "para para" and "gals" (which I doubt) then you might like Galcir, otherwise, just stay away from it.

Rating
6.0/10

Here's the first 10 minutes of the first ep.


7 comments:

Adam June 28, 2007 at 10:37 AM  

Thanks for the info.

Adam

Makilove June 30, 2007 at 12:51 AM  

thanks for uploading it on dailymotion, i would love to see more of this drama! :]

Anonymous August 11, 2007 at 12:48 PM  

hello! i'd like to thank you for uploading this video on veoh :D I'm really so into gals culture and this drama rocks. the cowboy is so hilarious:D i cry my eyes out watching this drama:d I'd love to see more of it^^
Vede

Keizou August 17, 2007 at 11:16 PM  

don't worry! I'll be up and posting more eps of galcir very soon (^_^)

Ai August 26, 2007 at 6:52 PM  

I am only watching it because of Toda Erika and Suzuki Emi :D
thanks for the preview!!!
i am watching it by the way with veoh!
you upload them :)

selphi October 16, 2007 at 1:18 PM  

Hello! if you want to see Toda Erika you can watch liar game or Engin where she does a great job.

Anonymous February 1, 2009 at 8:40 PM  

ah i'm having difficult here..as i cant watch it from veoh..do u know where i can watch this?other streaming site..any?hope for your help..onegai!

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