Ouroboros (2015)

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Ryuzaki Ikuo and Danno Tatsuya are orphans who grew up in an orphanage called Mahoroba no Ie. When they were elementary school students, an orphanage staff, who took care of them like an older sister, was killed by someone before their very eyes. The two of them gave statements to the police, but their words were squashed by a police official with a gold watch and the case was also covered up read morefor some reason. 15 years later, Ikuo has become a detective. Skilled at catching whiff of cases, he has the highest rate of arrests in his police precinct. On the other hand, Tatsuya has risen to the top of the underworld as a leading member of an organised crime group. A police and a gangster with only each other to trust. The objectives of these two people, who should never have any association, are to locate the gold watch man within the police, find out the truth and expose the darkness of this all powerful organisation.

Based on the manga series "Ouroboros" by Kanzaki Yuuya.

  • Native title:

    ウロボロス この愛こそ、正義
  • Also Known as:

    Ouroboros - Kono Ai koso, Seigi;

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Apr 14, 2015
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
Oguri Shun and Ikuta Toma together in a drama after 8 whole years? I was sure I'm gonna like this drama the moment I heard the news, but I had no idea that this drama was going to be SO good. It's the best jdrama I've seen in a long time. I couldn't wait for the next week's episode. I honestly can't think of a single thing I didn't like about it, read more but let's take a detailed look:

* Story:

Ryuzaki Ikuo and Danno Tatsuya are two orphans who grew up in an orphanage called Mahoroba. When they were there the woman who took care of them and was like a mother to them got killed by someone before Ikuo's eyes. The were threatended by the police not to reveal anything and the case was mysteriously covered up. Determinded to take revenge for her death, 20 years later, Ikuo has become a detective and Tatsuya has risen to the ranks of Yakuza, in order to find the truth and expose her murderer.
(Based on the manga series "Ouroboros" by Kanzaki Yuuya)
It may sound cheesy, but believe me it's a lot more complicated and unpredictable than what it's expected to be, keeping you on edge up to the very end.

* Acting/cast

the two protagonists: they were both very realistic and convincing. When it comes to Oguri, everytime I see him in a drama/movie, I'm blown away by his acting skills and talent and this time was not an exception. Ikuta on the other hand, did a fantastic job as well. I always liked his acting, but I think now he has matured as an actor and he was absolutely flawless.
the rest of the cast was excellent too, especially Ueno Juri, who supported her role really superbly. So were the two sweet kids who played litte Ikuo and Danno.

* Music

One word : fantastic. The main OST "no one" by ENA and Sakura by Arashi fit perfectly to the drama's atmosphere and to characters's psychology, linking harmonically to the plot

* Overall

a fantastic drama with a great bromance, much suspence, a little bit of romance and plot twists, leading to an unexpected climax as it is progressing, that will draw you in feels.
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Apr 15, 2015
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Everything about this drama is what I like. The writing and directing with dark and light and other symbolism. I think there are some good twists and turns although I wouldn't say it isn't expected. There is suspense, action, and deep abiding love. It is just my kind of drama. The story isn't original, but it is well written and enjoyable. The ending is expected to me and satisfactory.

Ikuta Toma as read more Ryuzaki Ikuo and Oguri Shun as Danno Tatsuya are perfection. The emotions I felt from these actors are the reason why they have done so many dramas/movies. It makes me want to go back and watch all the dramas that I have missed. There are some other great characters in this drama played by some good actors.

I liked the music.

I may rewatch this some day.

I recommend this drama.
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If you like wonderful mystery dramas, you will like it.

Both are surprising japanese TV dramas with great plot twist in the end.
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Both dramas follow the tale of protagonists who dedicate their life (aka career) to taking down a criminal who wronged them during childhood. Very fast paced and entertaining!

Hanzawa Naoki is set in the banking industry but the story is intense, shocking, and exciting to the very last episode just like Ouroboros. There isn't as much physical action mainly because Ikuo and Tatsuya were at actual crime scenes most of the time, but I believe anyone can enjoy Hanzawa Naoki's story.
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    Carolina Aug 2, 2017

    read the manga. it was lit and so was this.

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    jxsilicon9 Jul 22, 2017

    Similar to Terror in Resonance.Especially the ending.

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    jxsilicon9 Jul 22, 2017

    The manga ending was better.This drama started boring but couldn't stop watching the second half The ending sucked.

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    Wednes Jul 1, 2017

    Best scene: I'm Deeptown Fukamachi.

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    Jessica Jun 8, 2017

    Oguri Shun and Ikuta Toma performance was incredible... !!

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    Willian May 6, 2017

    Drama muito bom!

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    yuto Apr 13, 2017

    i only watched this for the main actors tbh... it was a good drama but not the best, and it was so satisfying to watch ikuta toma and oguri shun in one drama! <3

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    AadharGupta Mar 31, 2017

    Oguri shun is the most versatile actor in Japanese film industry.
    He delivers good dramas and movies each year..He had a goal in mind when he started acting and that was to always be that one person who has a vanity van to rest..In late 2006 to 2007 when he gained popularity due to his prince 'oujisama' image..he stopped doing roles that did not require much effort..he was always in search of difficult roles.
    this attitude and positive thinking of his resulted in him becoming the best actor japan has to offer. for example in Nobunaga concerto he had to play two roles simultaneously..one being the comedic saburo/oda nobunaga and the other being the serious Akechi mitsuhide.
    this drama proved his versatility.There are other examples like BORDER,Crows Zero,Tokyo Dogs,Ouroboros and many more

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    Saitamadiaries Mar 1, 2017
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    Lucy Feb 20, 2017 - edited
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    louloudi Feb 11, 2017

    Trying to find a good detective drama to watch and I ll re watch it because is one of my 5 top dramas.

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    fiflydramalover Dec 10, 2016 - edited

    Wow this is super good?

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    INFIRES Nov 23, 2016 - edited

    I cried like a baby in the last episode god I hate tragedies.

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      fiflydramalover Dec 10, 2016

      oh damn didnt even realize... i usually avoid tragedies... and i'm already hooked T_T

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      INFIRES Dec 11, 2016


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    _Ahsen_ Nov 6, 2016 - edited

    Best ending. If you like this one you should watch Zankyou No Terror

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    minhsuga Nov 1, 2016 - edited
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    Jan 16, 2015 to Mar 20, 2015
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    46 min.


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