MR. BRAIN (2009)

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Tsukumo Ryusuke is a quirky, yet brilliant neuroscientist working for the National Research Institute of Police Science. Wielding a unique perspective and psychology, Tsukumo tackles the nation's most baffling crimes and scandals, going head-to-head with the most brilliant and twisted criminal minds. But his eccentricities and poor social timing can also aggravate people and circumstances, further complicating matters. --TBS

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Apr 18, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
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  • Rewatch Value 10
Wow...this is just such an amazing show. I stumbled across it after watching Satoh Takeru in Bloody Monday since I wanted to see him in something else. At first I was disappointed that he was only going to play a small part in the film. However, I was hooked on the show itself from the first 15-20 minutes in. It takes about that long to figure out what the heck is going read more on (the beginning doesn't seem at all connected to the plotline as given in the notes), but then it takes off from there and never stops. I had seen several of the cast in other shows (besides Takeru), and they have always played some of my favorite roles. The show just has such amazing acting. Bad guys, good guys, side-not-really-all-that-important guys--all of them do an excellent job. The crimes are all deliciously difficult to solve (or at least to prove), and I love the scientific facts that they keep throwing in. Mr. Brain's impact on everyone around him is so wonderfully done. The writer(s) so excellently show him drawing the people around him into his positive look at life and the possibilities of science. And in drawing in the characters around him, Mr. Brain attracts the interest of the show's viewers at the same time. This show is a little more dark/bloody in some areas than most crime dramas that I watch (definitely not for little kids), but they are so well designed. No crime is the same (which often happens in crime shows where there is more than one crime to solve) and neither are they the run of the mill crime (man kills mistress or some other cliche mystery). These are interesting and unique stories that drew my interest anew with each episode. I have already re-watched this show, and I really with a second season had been made. If I have one complaint, it is that the end seems unfinished. It was obviously designed with a sequel in mind and the end is a little bit of a let-down because of it. If they ever finish it, the show would be almost perfect.
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Oct 16, 2011
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
MR. BRAIN is one of the shows that will amaze you. Its fun to watch, and each episode makes you want to watch more. (And more Tsukumo craziness too) Don't worry if you are not a fan of mystery/crime dramas. The actors and guests per episode will entertain you. They are one hell of great actors! This is a mixture of mystery and comedy so that viewers will not get bored.
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These two crime dramas both are centred around a genius and somewhat quirky scientist/doctor, who leads a team working together to solve murder cases through science and medical based investigations.
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A funny weird guy who solves cases. Mr. Brain is better than Smoking Gun but if you enjoyed any of the two, you'll like the other one as well.
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    MusicROSE Aug 8, 2014

    But I have hope for there being a season 2 since some dramas in Japan get a sequel even though it's years later ^^

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    MusicROSE Aug 8, 2014

    After watching it and dramathoning it in 2 days I completely get why everyone wants a season 2, this drama was awesome ^^

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    angelyzha Apr 26, 2014

    I like it ^__^

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    darkn3ss Apr 17, 2014

    Where can find it ?

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    tvxqjung Mar 20, 2014

    Still hoping for season 2...~~

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    Sarah87 Nov 22, 2013
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    ELFfreak Nov 6, 2013

    Soo need a second season.

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    sweetcaramel Oct 17, 2013

    Done.. All I can remember is Banana - Monkey - Brains.. ^^

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    bluemoon_onna Sep 21, 2013

    Informative and enjoyable. More please :-)

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    FullDex Sep 6, 2013

    Why is there no second season? WHY???

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    AnnGominho Jul 16, 2013

    I love this series genre exactly why I decided to download this drama. And I don't regret having done so. LOVED! I just think they should have invested in a second season. :D

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    PortgasDAce Jun 18, 2013

    I finished this within 2 days so in other terms, it was amazing (also because it had 8 episodes). It normally takes me about a week to finish a normal drama because I like taking it easy when I watch drama but this one had me hooked from episode 1. I loved Kimura Takuya's random outbursts of laughter.

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    xxATxx Apr 21, 2013

    will he return to his old self? Im curious

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    romnin18 Apr 11, 2013

    s3ason 2 please......


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    May 23, 2009 to Jul 11, 2009
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    50 min.


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