Hokaben (2008)

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Domoto Akari is a rookie attorney, so-called "Hokaben," a hot lawyer just out of the oven. Sugisaki Tadashi is her boss at the big law firm, but he has lost his passion for work, and is as cool as ice. These two meet as the only two attorneys at the Pro Bono (For Public Good) section, which the firm created to fulfill their social service obligation.
The law will protect the weak---rookie read moreattorney Akari still believes in the idealistic dream.
The law will not protect the weak, and it can even be a weapon to kill people---experienced Sugisaki has seen the limit of the law.
Clients after clients looking for saviors come to them for help, but the realities in front of them are too harsh to face. Will they give up or will they face the reality and fight? --NTV

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    Hokaben - Case Files of a Rookie Lawyer

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Jun 16, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
This drama is mostly one case/episode (except for one that spreads out into two) therefore a great choice for your daily drama intake. However you won't be able to stop just after one. I found the cast awesome, the stories were interesting but still "real" and I could not believe how fast I went through it.

The re-watch value for me is low because it ends in a cliffhanger. It's not a read more bad thing but for me it felt to be the wrong choice after the whole story line build up.. It's a matter of personal preference however, I honestly think this one is underrated as it is a great show!! It still has a satisfying ending, maybe my problem then was the fact that it was over haha!

Word of warning, the main role is a beginner and fairly naive lawyer portrayed perfectly well for me, though perhaps annoying for others.

It was exceptionally good entertainment for me.
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    superpasta Oct 1, 2012

    the main girl was probably very naive and yes i must admit. her immaturity bugged me. but i am generally bugged by immature people so the role was well played. kitamura made this drama very enjoyable. Gah i wanna rewatch this soon >O< especially since now there are subs and when i watched there were no subs >O<

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      shinju Nov 4, 2012

      is it really good this drama ??
      I would like to watch because of ueto aya and kitamura ..
      but my sister said it was boring !!!

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      superpasta Nov 4, 2012

      o_O boring? LOL i did not find it boring , but i geberally like law related dramas with dramatic problems of society. it also teaches a lot about the japanese law and how it is used. if you like such dramas you probably won't think it is boring. but if you like lighthearted romances more then this is not your cup of tea :3

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      shinju Nov 4, 2012

      really ..
      I don't like romance to much =.=
      I would try this one <3
      thank U <3

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      superpasta Nov 4, 2012

      okay then :3 enjoy hehe


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    Apr 16, 2008 to Jun 18, 2008
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    45 min.


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    6.6 (scored by 124 users)
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