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.

  • Native title:

    東京DOGS
  • Also Known as:

    The Worst and Best Partners ; Saiaku de Saiko no Partner

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18jade
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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Jan 3, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
Story
I thought the story was told very well It sorta felt a bit like vignettes strung together with the goal of catching Jinno, I.E each episode the boys find something out find it might be related to the case at hand and go after it. It's not till really the 7'th episode where all of them tie together, this isn't a bad thing in any way the episodes before the plot read more really gets rolling and isn't just taking down Mafia bosses, catching drug deals and overall police work lets us know the cast and how they act and we see them get closer and we understand their dilemmas.
Acting
I really liked this series I'm really glad i was sorta stalking Mizushima Hiro but that's besides the point. I really enjoyed this drama's acting. Mizushima Hiro was great and It was really nice to see him in such a fun and energetic role. I was very happy with Oguri Shun's acting because I had only scene him in Hana Kimi and I thought his acting was ok but In this one he really portrays his part very well. I felt that Yoshitaka Yuriko did a fine job portraying her part I don't think their was ever a part where I didn't buy the acting. I thought the supporting cast did really and I loved how much personality they gave to the cast in the police station instead of having them just be one off characters.
Music
The music I found I really liked like all shows you have your romantic track your serious track and so on. The music I felt fit the series quite well and gives it the energetic feel it needs.
Rewatch value
This movie has one or two big twists but that doesn't spoil the rewatch value because It is so funny You want to go back and see if you can go back and listen to the jokes or just because It's a great story also I personally love when English is being spoken and sometimes you can tell that the person is trying to pretend to be American but is very british, I don't know i have a strange sense of humor.
Overall
The Series is very good I enjoyed it I laughed with it and cried with it. This show kinda made me think os something like Elementary and other cop shows but it's also smart and we understand out protagonists. The two main characters bounce off of each other wonderfully and has almost a buddy cop comedy feel to it while maintaining its's seriousness.
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hotbeyondhotazn
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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May 30, 2011
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
in 3 words, i can simply say i love it. It is definitely in my top 5 and has given me more knowledge than i could have ever obtained watching any other drama.... besides the liar game! I am planning on rewatching this show again this summer just like i rewatched it during the year! I hope you enjoy it and i strongly recommend that you give it a try because the read more drama will pull you in!
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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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    Mangafever Feb 6, 2015

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

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    GuillaumeCoigniez Jan 5, 2015

    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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      Mangafever 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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    FairuzShahriar 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

    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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    yourebeautiful Apr 26, 2014

    -_- why didnt i watch this drama before? i completed more than 100 dramas and yet i've never come across this one! WTF LIFE?

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    shadow Jun 25, 2013

    usually when I dont get Japanese humour sense as I watched their variety show (e.g: oyaji gag) but this one is HILLARIOUS!! Love it! <3 And when you want it to be deep, it is deep too~
    P.S: Advice from a person in the middle of exam period, dont watch it if you have other urgent business to do! T__T

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      Risika Jan 14, 2014

      year later...same situation...''in the middle of exam period, don`t watch it..'' too late :)

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    Cheer Jun 20, 2013

    This drama was pretty good; not only that it had crime/investigation but also a great sense of humor; I simply love it when Sou and Maruo start quarreling over stupid things during dangerous situations.

    And let's not forget the most repeated line in the drama: "Mushi Mushi, Sou-chan Mama desu kedo" :D

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      Mangafever Feb 6, 2015

      hahhahah lol the phone conservations with the mother were the BEST! and sou-chan's expressions at that time! hehehhe

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    PortgasDAce Jun 16, 2013

    One of my favourite dramas. Best duo that had me laughing throughout the series.

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    tokki Jun 7, 2013

    i like this drama. both leads have chemistry and they are fun to watch.

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    xxATxx Apr 25, 2013

    who does yuki fall for?

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      kit1186 May 11, 2014
      Reveal Spoiler »
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    celene Apr 19, 2013

    currently watching this one and i cant stop..hehhehe

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    Bodea Apr 4, 2013

    Loved it!

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    reika Mar 26, 2013

    Awesome drama. I wish Oguri Shun's hair will always be like this. How about a second season??? Please....

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    reika Mar 21, 2013

    Gonna watch this. I like Oguri Shun's hair and look here.

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    5464754 Jan 14, 2013

    One of my all time favorite JDramas! <33

Details

  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    10
  • Aired:

    Oct 19, 2009 to Dec 21, 2009
  • Network:

    Fuji TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    7.8 (scored by 2,776 users)
  • Ranked:

    #818
  • Popularity:

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