Tokyo DOGS

Tokyo DOGS (2009)

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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 read moreinvestigative 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.

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    The Worst and Best Partners ; Saiaku de Saiko no Partner

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Apr 9, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
They chose they best lead actors for this drama. Those two were just too funny! The plot is pretty good with a few twists. There are serious moments, but still somehow comical. Its been a little while since Ive seen the show, but from what I remember, I would not change a thing in the show. DEFINITELY watch. Its worth it.
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May 8, 2011
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
This drama holds a special place in my heart as it's one of the few dramas where I would look forward to watching every week. The reason why I liked it so much, was because of it's witty dialogue, the wonderful chemistry between Mizushima Hiro, and Oguri Shun, and the absolutely hilarious moments as well as the serious moments in the show. Overall, the storyline is an 8 for me(because at the read more end I wanted more. The acting was perfect though. I loved the music as well, especially the insert song by EXILE. This drama is one of the few which i would say has a lot of rewatch value. Overall, this drama is a 9 for me. Hope you all enjoy :)
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Oguri Shun and similar detective story. Cracking cases together and finding to catch the killer of a loved one
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The atmosphere in both Tokyo DOGS and Bitter Blood involves comedy, as well a reoccurring villain for most of the episodes. Both also explore the relationship between the two main characters who make up a hilarious duo, as well as between them and the supporting characters (their team). Both also focus on the characters' roles as detectives. If you love one, you'll surely love the other!
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    KimsaAbe Apr 4, 2017

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Oguri Shun and Yoshitaka Yuriko!! Oguri is the best!!

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    iambulletproof Mar 3, 2017

    hmmm not the best but quite enjoyable. i love Hiro but i just dont dig his character here. they used a lot of reference from japan pop culture makes it difficult for me to get their jokes. and im not convinced with their action scenes, i think it could be better with better camera works and editing. gun fires looks so fake. im comparing their action sequences to koreans shows that ive seen, so far i find kdramas actions more exciting. i still yet to discover jdrama police shows that will surpassed those ive seen from korea

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    zahirah Jan 19, 2017

    definitely one of the best drama I've watched so far.. i loved the chemistry between Shun and Hiro, their fights were hilarious especially when sou's phone ring during dangerous situations. i'm hoping for a season 2..

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    iambulletproof Sep 16, 2016

    as much as i would like to watch this, i just cant stand it. the kind of humor it gives is not just for me. i really like oguri shun and it pains me to let go of this drama. i love how his character is being serious in his job as a detective but everyone around him acts like they are in a sitcom :(

    dropped after 2 episodes :(

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    HAMEX Aug 14, 2016

    I didn't finished this drama back then, even though I really like Oguri Shun & Mizushima Hiro, I think it was because I was not into this kind of genre. And then I finally able to finish this at 2016, it feels so fresh seeing both of them, they still look young, and I can recognized a lot of familiar faces here.

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    Rouzmary May 12, 2016

    Mizushima Hiro & Oguri Shun once again together in a drama? And as main roles? Gotta watch this asap!

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    Nozomi Apr 20, 2016
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    LindseySano Mar 22, 2016

    The bromance is amazing! I seriously wish that everytime I fought/yell with someone it ends like their fights.

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    solia Aug 4, 2015 - edited

    This is kinda of a typical jdrama of this genre. It's easy and a lot of fun. You would enjoy it and it'll make you laugh :)

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    lostinparadise Jul 24, 2015

    Oh my god, best end ever

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    Annalisse Jul 21, 2015

    Oh the bromance/buddy cop feels were awesome....BUT I could've done without the bit of romance -_-

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    101Rubellite Feb 6, 2015

    Ohhhhhh....i had so much fun watching this! great cast!

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    Never laughed so hard watching a movie/serie.I didn't like the first episode at all but decided to resume it because of the wonderful cast. The end was so unpredictable though I first thought it would've been something cliche.

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      101Rubellite Feb 6, 2015

      I agree, 1st episode wasnt too good, but after that the show just kept getting better and better! ;D

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      iambulletproof Sep 9, 2016

      i actually dropped this after 1st episode. will come back to it then. :)

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      101Rubellite Sep 9, 2016

      oh yes you must give this another go! i really really did enjoy it!

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    Tsukune Nov 8, 2014

    Plot wise, this drama is pretty ordinary, it's something you have definitely seen before. However, the reason I enjoyed this drama so much is because of the comedy portions...favorite parts involve their bickering about trivial things like food like gyozas when they're at a critical point of their investigations..I have to admit that what sets this drama apart is the amazing acting and character portrayal by the cast. the characters are so unique and cute that you can't help falling in love with them. Their acting was very convincing and you totally understand why the actors are so damn famous. Loved their partnership and their relationships with each other. Please watch it to cheer yourself up.

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    sam30317 Apr 29, 2014 - edited

    i laughed so hard when i watched it!!!

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      GuillaumeCoigniez Jan 5, 2015

      Yeah when I watched episode 5 it was almost non stop! ^^

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      sam30317 Jan 5, 2015

      Mine was non stop since the first few seconds of episode one, lol

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      GuillaumeCoigniez Jan 5, 2015

      Oh tbh I had dificulties to get into it. But once I got into it I laughed abnormally mutch. I've just watched the last episode and man I was completly strike at the end. Couldn't have thought of a better ending myself :D!

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      sam30317 Jan 5, 2015

      I made sure this show made it into my top favorite list! Some shows do take time to get into. I suggest watching Manhattan Love Story. It may be hard to get into as well, but I had tears in my eyes in every episode. Its def not a show w/ a plot u've seen before. The main character always caught me by surprise


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    Oct 19, 2009 to Dec 21, 2009
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    Fuji TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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    7.9 (scored by 3,369 users)
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