Tokyo Dogs


  • Title: 東京DOGS / Tokyo DOGS
  • Genre: Police
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV
  • Broadcast period: 2009-Oct-19 to 2009-Dec

Synopsis: Takakura So witnessed his father’s murder at a young age. Pledging to catch the killer, he grows up to become an elite cop in New York City, where the criminal lives. His character is cool-headed and disciplined, yet adapts well. Because of major drug dealings, he gets sent to Tokyo to conduct a joint investigation with the Japanese police. There, he gets teamed up with, Kudo Maruo, a detective from a special investigative division. Kudo is a hot-blooded fighting expert due to his earlier days as a delinquent, but he makes a strong impression with his stylish appearance and is always interested in going on group dates. His personality, interests, and investigation methods are completely mismatched with Takakura’s, but the two somehow work together to crack the case they’ve been given. —Tokyograph

This is definitely the top Japanese drama this season.  And no, I’m not just saying this because Oguri Shun (Takakura So) and Mizushima Hiro (Kudo Maruo) star in it although it makes it even more awesome.  The two make a great duo.  I think it’s safe to say that Oguri Shun has gotten out of the quiet guy type roles that he’s been stuck with ever since he acted as Rui in Hana Yori Dango.

I love the comedy in this Jdrama.  If I had to describe the in one word, I’d say it was dorky.  Takakura So is serious detective, while Kudo Maruo is a goofy one.  Yet, somehow both detectives come off as goofy (perhaps the goofiness rubs off from Maruo to So).  The plot is pretty decent as well.  It always leave you curious since there is this whole mystery element.  Basically the female lead is  an important lead to the case the detectives are working on, yet she has amnesia.  Throughout the drama the girl recovers her memory bit by bit until (I’m assuming) the mystery is solved.

Sources: Drama Wiki, Tokyograph

My Rating: (4/5)

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~ by misunderst0od on November 19, 2009.

2 Responses to “Tokyo Dogs”

  1. watch this movie online at:
    http://movie.ayo-cari.com/tokyo-dogs-jdrama-episode-1/

  2. i don’t think i can finish this drama… it’s kinda boring and i just don’t like the girl with the memory loss. she comes off as annoying to me, maybe cuz her character like takakura so
    (sorry oguri, i can’t finish it for you 😦 sigh)

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