Zettai Reido

Zettai Reido (2010)

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Sakuragi Izumi is a new police sergeant with the Special Investigations Office, which was set up within the Metropolitan Police in November last year. The new investigation team uses DNA analysis and the latest in forensics science to investigate cold cases as well as cases suspected to involve missing persons.

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Oct 20, 2011
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
As a person who likes mystery/crime dramas as soon as I started to watch this I knew this one would fly straight to my list of good dramas.

Plot is good and I think it's similar to American series "Cold Case". I liked that series but I think this one is better because this doesn't have many and many more seasons like non-Asian dramas usually has...

read more Acting was great. Ueto Aya is my favorite actress (well one of them) so I might be biased a bit. Her character was different from her characters before. I also liked every other character too. I think the "lab nerds" were amazing, especially Kimura Ryo.

I liked the insert songs/music in this drama. Opening and ending suited for the drama but they weren't my taste though..but I still liked them...maybe it's a bit weird..

I re-watch only rare few dramas and I think I might just re-watch this one day. Though there's still SP and 2nd Season for me to watch.

Overall I gave this 8 even though most of the ratings are 6...

This is a good drama for Ueto Aya fans and people who likes mystery dramas like I do :D
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Nov 5, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This drama story wise has a main point and that is to solve cold cases that the police hasn't been able to solve and also how that affects the lifes of the people involved in those cold cases. the various cases were rather strange and i was always not really good at finding the criminal, well sometimes. besides that, there is a second part of this story . it revolves around solving read more a past cold case which has stigmatized two of the protagonists. the plot as it evolves leads to something unexpected.for a crime drama the stories it has are also very heart warming.

the acting was superb, like always ueto aya was able to show the maturing of her role gradually. it wasn't something that happened immediately. each episode showed a little growth in her. of course the rest of the veteran actors were lovely too. masayuki was rather funny, the funny relationship of his with sakuragi was at times hilarious.

the music of the drama was spot on. it accomodated the feels of the story and everything perfectly. music should enhance a story, not take over it.

i think that rewatching zettai reido immediately is a no no but if you want to watch again after a while i think that you won't always remember every detail of each episode so this means you can enjoy it once again.

overall i liked this drama more than the usual crime dramas that i have watched, mainly because of the focal points that it has. it doesn't only revolve around solving the crime but also talking to the families of those who died and saving them from the uncertainty of "why" their precious family member died and who did it. the second focal point is character growth which i like it when i see it in dramas and i appreciate it more than characters who show no growth and behave the same and think the same from the beginnning of the drama to the end of it.
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Similar genre, female protagonist. However, Himekawa has a more assertive personality as compared to Sakuragi in Zettai Reido.
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In both dramas police/detective are investigating crimes and later on they finds that the crimes are connected to each other. Both dramas are really great and so on :D
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    Blademan2 Sep 18, 2015

    Even though I no longer like and am most thoroughly disgusted with Ueno Aya for choosing to play some slutty and tramp roles, this was a good drama, I wasn't going to deny strong points because of a very immoral actress.

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    sambart Jul 18, 2015

    Meh it was rather boring. It had some good parts but overall meh. Also Ueto just seems to play the same boring immature character all the time.

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    Amoosha Dec 17, 2014

    I really enjoyed watching this series, and also enjoyed every case in every episode.
    it was such a great DRAMA. I also liked every character in the series specially "Sakuragi Izumi".

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    frost May 22, 2014

    Love this drama...and love the feelings in it...<3

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    darkn3ss Jul 6, 2013

    I like it and don't like it at the same time, I just don't like the all will be well feel of it with that detective that takes way to personal, and tries to fixed everyone life, it's just not realistic.

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      darkn3ss Nov 6, 2013

      I'm not putting down her wants to try, what annoys me is that she is meddlesome to the points where it's not realistic anymore. I think that the best way to help people is also by knowing when to stop pushing.

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      superpasta Nov 6, 2013

      it's not unrealistic this is what i'm trying to tell you. and she is not that meddlesome ~ i understand her and i know a lot of people who would go to the extents that izumi goes and even more in order to help someone. i think izumi is a lovely person~though honestly i didn't feel like izumi was super meddlesome anyway.

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      darkn3ss Nov 6, 2013

      Well let agree to disagree that we do not see that character in the same way.

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      superpasta Nov 7, 2013

      because calling something unrealistic when it's realistic is kind of strange to me~

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      darkn3ss Nov 7, 2013

      well it may be realistic to you but not to me.

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    superpasta Sep 29, 2012

    i enjoyed zettai reido. the cold cases and the way that they were solved was pretty interesting. i liked how izumi was always following the steps of the person before dying. it was an interesting way of finding the solution of the case and the murderer.

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    shinju Jul 28, 2012

    I think this drama is somehow cold
    and will make you sleep !
    although it's starring ueto aya but the story
    and the scenes not that interesting !!

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    HAVA-RAVA Oct 20, 2011

    Such an amazing drama by the always so wonderful Ueto Aya !!


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    Apr 13, 2010 to Jun 22, 2010
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    Fuji TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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    7.7 (scored by 418 users)
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