Jiu (2011)

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Ratings: 7.2/10 from 524 users
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The show is based on the "Jiu" suspense novel series by Honda Tetsuya. Motoko (Kuroki) is a fierce, physically capable investigator with a strong battle instinct, while Misaki (Tabe) is more intellectual, kind-hearted, and naive. The two of them are both working to track down Jiu, the ringleader responsible for a series of brutal crimes.

  • Native title:

    ジウ 警視庁特殊犯捜査係
  • Also Known as:

    Jiu: Keishichou Tokushuhan Sousakei; Jiu Police Criminal Investigation

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Feb 19, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
This drama was pretty good. At first, it was a bit boring. But with the mystery of the case and Jiu's random appearances, you just have to keep watching. I have some complaints though, the way it ended was just, I don't know, not likable? :/ And I'm pretty sure this drama would have been better if Jiu appeared more. I mean, the drama is named after him. -__-

The acting was read more absolutely outstanding. Kuroki Meisa portrayed Izaki's character perfectly, she actually ended up being my favorite character.

The music... er, I really didn't enjoy having Lady Gaga's 'On the Edge of Glory' being played every few seconds. They played it on the most dramatic moments. -.-

I'd recommend this drama to those who enjoy action and mystery. It's not super great but it's worth watching.

Sorry if this was a pretty bad review, this is my first review. xD
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Jan 17, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
i really enjoyed the mystery in the plot. the balance of how much action they had was perfect. not too much or too little. even if your not an action kind of person you can still enjoy this drama. it would have been nice if they had more scenes with jiu however not showing him too many times did add too the mystery
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    Jia Aug 30, 2016 - edited

    Currently at Episode 7 and I think many people just gave this a bad rating because they were only watching it for L..
    If you only want to see him, watch cuts somewhere, he has very little screentime and just spoke for the first time in Ep. 6. (Not sure if this is a spoiler but it doesn't say much about the story or what exactly is happening so I won't check that spoiler box).
    If you want to watch a Japanese crime drama this one doesn't seem to be bad.

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      ElaEnchanted Dec 17, 2016

      yeah, shows how shallow some viewers are, they were only watching dramas to check out on their oppa!

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    mrwyoo Jan 10, 2016 - edited

    so L is the main and the drama is named after him but he has less screen time. Logic, it makes sense. I'll just watch L his part. wochaicholi forever

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    kat Jan 8, 2016

    it really scares the hell out of me when jiu appears and that music appears, especially when it has something related to my religion (islam)

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    Anna Jan 10, 2015 - edited

    Where can I watch this drama? Only link

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      Monsterz Apr 29, 2015

      viki has it. subs (except last episode)

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    femmedesneiges Jul 23, 2014

    The best thing about this drama is when the Lady Gaga song comes in at the end. And I hate Lady Gaga.

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    Miya Jul 19, 2014 - edited

    I know! At first is boring because we don't understand the story really well.But after this,everything becomes interesting : the love story, the case, the problems...

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    AnnGominho Apr 1, 2014 - edited

    Terminei de assistir agora.. Gostei! Mas convenhamos que algumas pessoas deveriam raciocinar primeiro antes de agir, viu? aiaai Peninha o que acontece com o Amamiya.. :(

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    ishaa Feb 14, 2014

    Started watching this last year coz L was there.
    But now it's 2014 and I still haven't finished it..
    So boringggg!

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    NessaLJK Jul 31, 2013

    for me its boring, so if you want to watch L parts...he is hardly in it until episode 8 for a couple minutes and then episode 9... :P

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    moonlitebliz Jul 18, 2013

    OMG i hope there will be a 2nd season, because they can't just end it with that tiny bit of a cliff hanger Dx

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    Nabuh Jun 27, 2013

    Episode 4 now and im still bored. Im dropping this.

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    ishaa Jun 3, 2013

    Only watched this coz myungsoo was in it xD <3

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    denisewoonique Apr 23, 2013

    I really really love this drama!

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    rinsuzuki Apr 14, 2013

    A bit boring at first but I am now at the edge of my seat in the latter episodes!

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    BB26 Mar 27, 2013

    MYUNGSOOOOOOO T_T ADsjhsggasdv <3 XD


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  • Aired:

    Jul 29, 2011 to Sep 23, 2011
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  • Network:

    Fuji TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.


  • Score:

    7.2 (scored by 524 users)
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