Buzzer Beat

Buzzer Beat (2009)

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Kamiya Naoki is a young player from a professional basketball team. But due to his relatively smaller size and his tendency to crack under pressure, he is unable to show his true skills on the court. Meanwhile, Shirakawa Riko is a cheerful, strong-spirited music college graduate aiming to become a professional violinist. One day, Riko finds Naoki's lost cell phone on a bus, and their meeting begins a friendship that eventually turns read moreinto love. However, Naoki was already considering marriage with his current girlfriend. And it doesn't help matters that Naoki's coach has fallen in love at first sight with Riko! --Tokyograph

  • Native title:

    ブザー・ビート
  • Also Known as:

    Buzaa Biito; Gakeppuchi no Hero;

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Jeaniessi
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Jan 20, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Buzzer Beat is a really entertaining sports/romance drama.

I especially enjoy a drama where the love builds unexpectedly between the lead couple. What I also liked about this drama is that even though there is necessary conflict and a bit of angst between them for drama's sake, they come to the realization of their feelings quickly and that kept me interested. Their chemistry was great and their scenes together so satisfying.

The read more writing is good. I liked the story trajectory for the main characters. The 11 episodes go by fast. The supporting cast was also fun. Riko's roommate Mei was a standout for me. She was so sassy and blunt. I loved her character.

Yamapi was good. He is one handsome bloke but I liked his acting in Nobuta wo Produce and he didn't disappoint me here either. In watching Kurosagi, I have decided I like when he plays quirky characters a bit more than when he plays a straight lead.

The soundtrack wasn't as standout as other Jdramas I've watched but I did love the opening song and the Beetles and Stones songs in the background.

I give the re-watch value a 9 because this was a very fun watch. I really liked the romance and the friendship of the OTP. Like the Jdrama Pride, this is set in the sports world but there is a great balance of both basketball, character study and romance.

I recommend this drama highly. It's a fast, enjoyable watch. Sweet, romantic and it has something for everyone.
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StellarJ
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Mar 28, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
This drama is realy outstanding.
Everything in this drama was realy great and shown realy well. The actors fit the characters very well. This was was my first j-drama after a three month break and I'm realy happy I watched it... ^^
About the cast : They all were amazing together. Keiko was Riko, Tomohisa was Naoki and for me they will always be these. Because they were amazing and it's like read more these roles were made for them to play. When you see them fighting you can feel your heart aching and when they make up you can finaly feel at ease

There is one main song (like in, probably, every j-drama) but it's enough to say that the music is perfect because the song is amazing fot the show.

So, I can surely say that for me this drama was outstanding. At first you can think that a violinist and a basketball player would never be good for each other, but later on you see that you were wrong. ;)How they meet, how they talk, how they help and advice each other was beautiful. How they see each other by coincidence and how they feel embarased. You can feel their emotions yourself and you feel like it's effecting you, too. And that's why you fall in love with this drama even more. And that's amazing.
I'd definitely say that it's a must-watch drama!
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If you like romance and love genre, you should definitely watch this drama "From five to nine". It is comedy mixed with romance love scene. It is one of the best romance story! And if you like "From five to nine", then you will also love watching "Buzzer Beat". It is fun and romantic.
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It has the same feeling to it. Two people who randomly meet and become friends. They both have these conversations that make you see their deep connection they share. They both have that "billboard" and basketball court that appears near their apartment.

If you like one, you'll definitely like the other!
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    MichelleNaruto Jul 7, 2017

    This was a beautiful drama! This is a MUST WATCH!!!
    Plus the opening is glorious! ☆*:.。.o(≧▽≦)o.。.:*☆
    ♡▪♡▪♡▪♡▪♡▪♡▪♡▪♡▪♡▪♡▪♡▪♤▪♡

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    Senpai May 13, 2017

    "Size is not document"
    "Buzzer Beat" has an extremely capable and attractive love story. This drama brings the complete package with romance, hugs, kisses, affection, dramas, chororôs, fights and intrigues. In addition, it has the theme basketball, for those who enjoy is a complete drama.
    The ending was kind, discouraging, the director almost ended the grace of the drama, for those who expect a happy ending, prepare yourself ...

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    claudya87 Apr 17, 2017 - edited

    This is one of those slice of life dramas that will make you feel empty after you've finished watching it. Also Yamapi is a bonus..especially if you watch this series while you're obsessed with him, as I was at the time this series was airing.

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    joannesmith Apr 11, 2017
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    joannesmith Apr 11, 2017

    Yamashita Tomohisa is soooo hard to look at. :) And, anytime they want to make a film where he is thinking things out in a bathtub or at the bathhouse, I am totally cool with them adding that to the script like the do in so many of the episodes in this drama. Or at the beach, or in the shower. Don't wanna forget those scenes too. LOL I am only on 6 right now, looking fwd to next 5.

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    KimsaAbe Apr 4, 2017

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Yes!! Loved Yama and Keiko!!

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    SamuraiSx Mar 4, 2017

    I will just say: WONDERFUL DRAMA ❤️❤️❤️ absolutely amazin cast, story, music, actin ❤️❤️❤️ I haven't enjoyed for so long dorama like this at all be it japanese, korean or chinese or taiwanese❤️❤️❤️ [oh yea exception is one chinese series BOSS&ME i recommend x3]

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    Shizuka Feb 26, 2017 - edited

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    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ SIMPLY LOVE IT!!!!

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      Erica May 6, 2017

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    Jessica Oct 21, 2016 - edited

    Super duper the best J-Drama. Romantic and Love story! Awesome. 10/10 - And Keiko Kitawaga is one of my fourth actresses.

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    coolcancerian Oct 5, 2016

    Super drama ..leads r beautiful & well suited the roles ..did a great Job too ....shuji kun is the cutest character of this drama :)

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    moonziyan Aug 25, 2016 - edited

    My reaction after watching this drama:

    Aaah.. what a nice drama...
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    ...... now what?

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      101Rubellite Sep 26, 2016

      me tooo.....
      now what?
      im thinking of watching pride next...
      what did you watch?

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    hala Jul 23, 2016 - edited

    Loved it, the leads were very cute with awesome chemistry right from the very first scene, I just wish their love was explored more, there were too much unnecessary things in the last 3 eps, I enjoyed it regardless. It wasn't especially exciting and the story wasn't ground breaking or anything but I just couldn't stop once I started, I watched the whole thing in one seating plus the kiss scene was to die for so that's a bonus. 9.5/10

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    Feli Jun 29, 2016 - edited

    I loved Pride so I think I'm going to try to watch this one... I watched it, not as good as Pride, but it was cute.

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    LindseySano May 3, 2016

    If you're looking for a little cutesy drama, this one is perfect. It isn't very action packed but there are shirtless guys if you're interested XD

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    Julie Chen Mar 30, 2016

    this isn't a particularly exciting drama as in super action packed, suspenseful, dramatic or anything like that but for some reason I really enjoyed it. The leads are both gorgeous and it's a drama that somehow I always remember.

Details

  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    11
  • Aired:

    Jul 13, 2009 to Sep 21, 2009
  • Network:

    Fuji TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.

Statistics

  • Score:

    8.0 (scored by 7,059 users)
  • Ranked:

    #681
  • Popularity:

    #946

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