13 June 2003 | son_of_minya
The Japanese Rocky
You've seen Rocky. You've seen Rudy. Now see Shouta!
This is a very touching series, in which every episode ends with a down-to-the-wire sushi battle. It's almost like Iron Chef: The Series, and should be enjoyed by anyone who loves Japanese pop culture.
Nearly every episode, someone breaks into tears, someone goes down on their knees, and someone gets attacked by thugs. The odd thing is, this seems completely natural. My suspension of disbelief was never shaken by this. It might be too melodramatic for American TV, but who are you to judge the Japanese???
That this series was based on a comic book just amazed me. I can guarantee you that you'll be cheering for Shouta before the series is over.