Catching up with Amachan (あまちゃん)

Amachan あまちゃん

OK, so I am about 50 episodes in on Amachan. I saw that there are soft-subs available so I decided to give it a watch and so far, it’s pretty good! There are a couple of really funny moments so far (Ghostbusters anyone?) and the ama/idol story is holding my interest. And you know what? The story makes a whole lot more sense with subtitles! I think what makes the story good is the variety of characters. Each one has his or her own motivations and wants, some are simple, some are complex, and some are mysterious. It’s fun to see how the plot evolves and characters come into the story. I can’t wait to fire up the tablet and watch another dozen episodes!

IMG_2212-Edit

Photo info: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS, 4.6mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO418

On a side note, while we were in California visiting my parents, we went to Mitsuwa Marketplace and they had a special Iwate stand set up where they were selling special regional food items. It was pretty cool. My mom and I took pictures with Amachan. Quite thrilling, isn’t it?

IMG_2211-Edit

Photo info: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS, 4.6mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO409

  2 comments for “Catching up with Amachan (あまちゃん)

  1. じぇいそん
    Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Looks like you had a great time! Enjoy California! I love that you can keep your Japan connection wherever you go- I find the most interesting ‘Japanese’ things while I am abroad.

    • Barron
      Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      Thanks for the comment, Jason!

Share your thoughts

%d bloggers like this:
Read previous post:
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

I've been meaning to write about the absolutely amazing "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" movie by Wes Anderson for...

Close