Rakuen (2017)

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An incident is talked about all over Japan. The case involves the Doizaki couple that killed their 15-year-old daughter and hid her body under their house for 16 years.

One day, housewife Toshiko Hagitani visits Shigeko Maehata who works for a small editing company. Toshiko tells Shigeko that her 12-year-old son Hitoshi might have a special ability to see other people's memories. She pulls out a picture drawn by Hitoshi. The picture read morehas a girl with a grey colored face lying in a house that has a bat shaped weather vane on its roof. The picture seems to depict the incident involving the Doizaki couple. Shigeko decides to do some research, but Hitoshi dies in a car accident.

Meanwhile, the attorney for the Doizaki couple tells their second daughter Seiko that the couple has cut off all ties with her. Around that time, a female high student is confined.

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    kitamu Mar 19, 2017
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    rad_lisette Mar 6, 2017

    Kaoru Kobayashi was amazing in his portrayal ... a man of few words but his body language and facial expressions were so telling.

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    NewKDramaAddict Feb 28, 2017

    Great drama! Definitely NOT for everyone! But then, WoWoW dramas in this genre can be pretty gruesome and in your face!

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    beep90 Feb 1, 2017

    loved the first episode

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    Marga_ps Jan 31, 2017 - edited

    Don't like this, dropped it already. Every characters behaviour seems like the last thing a normal person in the real world would do...

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      NewKDramaAddict Feb 28, 2017

      I suggest you avoid WoWoW dramas from now on in this genre. Aberrant behavior is the norm for them

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      Marga_ps Mar 4, 2017

      I don't mind aberrant behaviour, this is suspense/psychological genre after all, what I don't get is nonsensical/illogical behaviour, in almost every character. Even that little kid. Yep, not my cup of tea.

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    Andie Jan 20, 2017 - edited

    How is Mohouhan related to this? Do I need to watch it first?

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      Juls Jan 21, 2017

      The series starts with Shigeko living in the aftermath of Mohouhan case. Personally I think that the series explains everything quite well so if someone want to skip watching Mohouhan, they can, but if someone want to watch Mohouhan then they should watch it first as Rakuen's 1st episode contains some major spoilers.

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      Andie Jan 21, 2017

      Thanks for the reply ^^

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    prettytin Jan 8, 2017 - edited

    "An incident is talked about all over Japan. ".....
    is this true story?

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      jamychan Jan 15, 2017

      no, just based on a novel. That made me curious too, I thought it's like the drama, 64 that's based on a rl crime

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    berceuse Jan 8, 2017

    I agree as well! The poster itself is already amazing

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    Erica Jan 7, 2017

    Yup. I agree. I am planning watch this show!

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    MimiFlantros Nov 23, 2016 - edited

    It has so much potential, I hope it will get subbed.

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      macchiato Jan 18, 2017

      natka @ d-addicts has picked it up; the subs for the first episode are out.


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    Jan 8, 2017 to Feb 12, 2017
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    55 min.


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    7.7 (scored by 164 users)
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