Legal High

Legal High (2012)

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Attorney Komikado Kensuke (Sakai Masato) loves money, prestige & women, but also has a 100% winning rate when it comes to his legal cases. Mayuzumi Machiko (Aragaki Yui) is a rookie attorney who holds a strong sense of justice & passionate about protecting the weak. She is also awkward and rigid in her work.
One day, due to unforeseen circumstances, Mayuzumi Machiko begins to work at Komikado Kensuke's law office. The two read moreattorneys constantly clash, but in the courtroom they cooperate to fight as one.

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Aug 8, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
“Legal High” is an exceptional legal comedy. The story seeks to adopt the unorthodox aspects of litigators as its main theme and presents us a combination of peculiarity and logicality. Audacious humor, whimsical characters, eccentric litigation, hilarious encounters, fanciful mannerism and outrageous ridicules in every episode make this drama highly entertaining.

The main attraction of this drama is definitely the satires. The writers are commendable for being able to continue the bold read more use of candid humor throughout the drama without making it revolting or tiring at any point. This drama takes in many typical elements like-naive main girl, arrogant main guy, evil opponents, traumatic past etc. - smites them with absurd derision and serves as a great amusement to the person savoring it!

Another good point is the attention paid to the legal details. Although the principle selling point was to be the humor, the writers did not forget to focus just as much on legalism as to be expected in a legal drama.

The characters are simply outstanding. The lead character Komikado is whacky, cynical, wasteful and indulgent. He is not only the center source of interest and excitement but also of contempt and resentment. The preposterous remarks delivered by him are unbelievable and unforgettable.Mayuzumi as an upright, honest lawyer has nothing surprising to offer but her existence is certainly indispensable in emphasizing the contrast with Komikado and maintaining the balance of craziness with rationality. The supporting characters are equally capricious and funny and enhance the pleasing power of the series.

The cast is exquisite. Sakai Masato has done a splendid job in the role of Komikado which is entirely different form his past images. He is so magnificently convincing in this drama that it’s impossible to imagine anyone else to be more fitting for this role. I liked the acting of Aragaki Yui here more than in any other dramas I’ve seen so far. Satomi Kotaro, Koike Eiko, Namase Katsuhisa, Taguchi Junnosuke -all are impressive and persuasive in their respective roles.

Overall it an excellent drama and if you are in the mood to watch something that will make you laugh out loud in every episode then Legal High is a must for you.
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Jun 28, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
I just finished watching the final episode and i'm really sad to see this one end! I began this drama with a lot of skepticism (i get bored easily of crime procedurals/legal dramas) but after 11 great episodes, i'm glad i stuck with it.

memorable leads, memorable supporting cast and a memorable story makes this drama my favorite of the sprint 2012 season!

if you long for a wacky but clever comedy read more to keep you in stitches, this is the drama for you.
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Same actor, similar personality, great cast and fun to watch, also Legal High has another season which I also recommend
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Points communs :

Ces deux dramas sont particulièrement drôle.
Ils sont quasi uniquement concentré sur des cas de tribunals.
Les avocats utilisent des méthodes non conventionnel pour résoudre leurs affaires.
Les personnages de So Ra et Aragaki se ressemblent beaucoup.
Les deux personnages principaux sont excentriques.

Différences :

Les deux personnnages principaux n'ont pas la même éthiques (dans LH, c'est plus l'argent qu'une quelconque justice)
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    DestroyahFinalForm Jul 9, 2017

    i feel that each episode didnt even u skip some ep u still catch up the plot of this series

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    BattousaiX26 Jun 27, 2017

    Anyone knows where can I get english subtitle for the bluray version?

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    Gulsan May 1, 2017

    Recently I watched Ooku and Hanzawa Naoki. fact is very impressive acting by Sakai san. So I plan to watch this one as next. But why that hairstyle?!

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    YueofBlueGables Apr 21, 2017

    I started because of Junno, and stayed because of Sakai-san.

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    Maya Jan 29, 2017
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    Marina Jun 21, 2016

    episode 3 (Komikado's case) is soo hilarious hahahahh

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    amitspiky Dec 22, 2015 - edited

    is there romance also

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      kura2ninja May 9, 2016

      No, there isn't. That poster is misleading :p

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    YammiReckorrd Sep 12, 2015

    Just watched the first episode and it felt like Pheonix Wright. And that's of course, a good thing.

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    tj872 Jul 17, 2015 - edited

    I can't see any pages that have this series with English subtitles. Is anyone able to assist? Many thanks.

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    Fillers Jan 29, 2015 - edited

    I'm really enjoying this drama so far but can anyone tell me the name of the end song because I can't find it anywhere. Thanks in advance!

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    scarleT Jan 11, 2015 - edited

    I have mixed feelings about this series so far. I am really enjoying the cases in the series. Half way through I can say that it is the best thing about this story. If I rate it highly it'll be because of the script writing. The humour is balanced well with the serious undertones of the series so I appreciate that. BUT I am actually annoyed by the characters in certain ways. Just their personalities. Maybe that will change? I know it's labelled as "Comedy" and "Legal" so either I'm used to more melodramatic Legal series with angst, or this isn't really my cup of tea. But I love Hattori, best character in this series!

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    Schnarf Dec 17, 2014

    that ending... my sides were obliterated

    also, why is this categorized as a romance? there was absolutely none

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    riribl Oct 17, 2014

    Tbh I find Mayuzumi character so annoying at times, so annoyingly naive, innocent, and persistent, and a busybody on top of that

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    amo0on08 Sep 28, 2014

    loved it <333

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    amo0on08 Sep 24, 2014

    i just watched 3 episodes and it's so good xD


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    Apr 17, 2012 to Jun 26, 2012
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    Fuji TV
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    54 min.


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    8.3 (scored by 1,322 users)
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