Runaway - Aisuru Kimi no Tame ni

Runaway - Aisuru Kimi no Tame ni (2011)

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Four young people have been arrested for crimes they did not commit. One of them is Katsuragi Ataru (Ichihara Hayato) who has been wrongly accused of murder and put behind bars in a Kita Kyushu jail. However, when he learns that his daughter with Sasaoka Yuki (Fukuda Saki) is in a critical condition because of an incurable heart ailment, he decides to break out of the jail. He is joined by three read morebuddies - Kawashima Ryunosuke (Tsukamoto Takashi), a gangster serving a 10-year sentence for a murder; Takimoto Kuya (Ueda Tatsuya), a former host sentenced to 4 years for violation of the stimulant drugs control act and obstructing officers from performing their duty; and Kagami Shun (Suda Masaki), an ex-dispatch rider sentenced to 3 years for violating the stimulant drugs control act as well.

Although their motives and backgrounds are different, all of them are innocent and there are reasons why they cannot wait till their release. They have to get out of this jail as soon as they can. So they band together and begin to plan their escape in order to accomplish their goals. Bound for Tokyo - 1,000 km away from Kyushu - they have to overcome frequent challenges for the sake of their families and loved ones --Jdrama Weblog

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    Runaway; Runaway~Aisuru Kimi no Tame ni;

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Aug 15, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
This is the best thriller drama/series I've ever watched !! Even though I don't watch a lot of thrillers , I was excited to watch it because the story sounded interesting And it had 2 of my favorite actors ( Ichihara hayato , tsukamoto takashi )

Story : I gave it 10/10 because it has a lot of twists and it will keep you wondering what will happen next TRUST ME you'll read more finish it in one or two days because it's short and make you wanna go to the next episode and see what will happen and whenever they are on the edge of getting caught/exposed you will be screaming like NO NOO !!!!

Acting/cast : the acting was PERFECT especially Ichihara hayato and sakura
although the acting of ataru's girlfriend ( yuki ) wasn't that great

Music : the music was good

Rewatch value :- I actually had to rewatch it again because the episodes after episode 5 didn't have any subs so I had to wait more than 3 months for the subs . But after 3 months it's naturally that I will forget what happened so I had to rewatch it again and I will definitely rewatch it again in the future

I'll definitely recommend it you'll love it ^_^
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Jun 18, 2016
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
Main reason I wanted to watch this was because of Uepi..... Im a fan of KAT-TUN so I just had to. It really didnt disappoint me even though I kinda like shoved it to one side for a while... Which I shouldnt have done cuz its amazing! The cast was... omg.... And I cried so much... Like words cant describe... I think this makes me cry like '1 litre of tears'... Also, read more I think this plot was pretty different to other ones... And I really didnt expect who was going to betray who... Like I think it's quite hard to tell wuts goona happen next... This drama is really worth watching! I stayed up all night to watch this even though I was so tired.... Its really good!
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Both feature main characters on the run. Despite the fact there are several leads in Runaway, one portrayed by Ichihara Hayato also has a critically sick daughter (his primary reason for fleeing).
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    Elisa Jan 14, 2017

    Very nice. It's a bit like a mix of Korean drama two weeks and Prison Break (the Us serie)
    I really liked the OST and the actors were well-chosen a few things were predictable but it still was nice to watch :)

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    Mio Jun 7, 2016
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    Mody May 9, 2016

    this is one of the best jdramas
    i dont even know what some of the comments are on
    but this is too good

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    johankj Apr 28, 2015

    Just finished this today, LOVE it!
    10/10. In my ranking: 100/100 (like what i have done with all J-DRAMA, 10/10 is to small :P).
    It has everything in that series that i do like.
    Now this series is on my TOP 5 LIST (100/100 ranking of all J-Drama i have watched).
    First top series is "1 Litre of Tears", I Don't EVER think that any futures series would be better
    than this series.
    After "1 Litre of Tears" is THIS series "Runaway"!.

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    Neko Nov 15, 2014

    wow, the ost surely can make you cry....snick...snick T_T

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    khjfan01 Nov 13, 2014

    On my plan-to-watch list, but it sounds like the American show Prison Break. I've only seen up to season 3, but it's an excellent show.. highly recommend!

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    PickyMcpickleton Oct 29, 2014 - edited

    Why does this have such good reviews? The f**k? Meh, predictable plot twist especially if you like asking questions.

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    Panda-san May 9, 2014

    We need more Japanese dramas like this one; action packed and suspenseful enough to keep you on your seat each episode. Fantastic performances by the main cast, especially my future husband Ichihara Hayato. Why this guy isn't being handed lead roles is beyond me. He can act half this new crop of actors into the ground.

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    TheraTD Feb 19, 2014 - edited

    It's been almost 3 years since the last time I watched a Japanese drama. It was really fun to watch but reminded me of why I stopped watching J-dramas: too idealistic.

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      angeleste Jun 30, 2017

      Idealistic? Maybe. Showing a good example? Definitely.

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    PortgasDAce Jul 6, 2013

    One word, amazing. It was intense and the geographic point of going from one place to the next was great. The cast was perfect and if I could think of all the positive words, I'd say them. Instant favourite.

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    bannie May 14, 2013

    that was a solid thriller. loved the tour about japan. the individual stories w/ their families. and the way they decided to surrender. the culprit was also very unexpectable, but also very realistic. i enjoyed it.

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    celene Apr 29, 2013

    I watched it because Tat-chan is one of the casts but i really like the story as it is heart-warming..

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    arang Jan 19, 2013

    planning to watch it!

    Is this similar to Prison Break? ...just curious

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    haya Dec 14, 2012

    Just finished this. I LOVE IT <3! It's an amazing drama :'D
    If I can give it more the 10/10
    I'll definitely give it 10000000000000/10 :D

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    yuurei Aug 29, 2012

    This drama made me chew my nails down, and I'm not even a nail-biter. Probably one of the most intense, amazingly fantastic shows I have ever watched.


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    Oct 27, 2011 to Dec 22, 2011
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    45 min.


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    8.5 (scored by 505 users)
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