Orthros no Inu

Orthros no Inu (2009)

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Ryuzaki Shinji who possesses a "God Hand", the power to heal wounds and illnesses just by touching the patient, is in fact a dark introvert who does not reveal his true self to others. Aoi Ryosuke who possesses the "Demon's Hand", the power to kill a person just by touching him, is as kind and pure as an angel. When the demon meets the God, a fatal battle begins...
Detective Hasebe Nagisa read moregets caught by the criminals during a deep cover operation. Ryosuke, a man she does not even know comes to save her and she witnesses his "Demon's Hand" in action. Thereafter she discovers by coincidence the existence of Shinji's "God Hand" and brings the two together. Little did she know that this would cause great disorder to the world and even to her own life... --TBS

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    The Dog of Orthros

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Mar 16, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I just finished the drama and all I can say is; I loved it.

The story is interesting, it catched my attetion as soon as I read it. The actors are great and the characters whom they play are really interesting. The background music is good and I'm sure I'll re-watch the whole drama within a few days because I liked it so much :)

I think that the plot is really read more original, it's way more than your usual good vs. bad battle you see in other supernatural drama's.
This drama asks the questions everybody copes with while warching the serie; "What is good? What is bad" "Is doing the social right thing, really the best thing to do?" "Who decides what's wrong?" "When doing the wrong thing will save many others, is it still not the right thing to do?"

The drama is about 2 guys who are exceptionally gifted with a special power yet are cursed at the same time.... They never asked to be born with those powers, they just happen to have them. It's not always nice to posses something others don't have. Because when you're special, you're different from others.
Being special, being able to do inhuman things causes the people around you to envy, hate or wanna use you. When you make one decision, it'll always have consequences for another. People judge them based on their personal ideas or situations and get mad when they don't act according to their ideas. But who gets to decides what the right decision is? Society? The people with power? The people with money? Or them...?

Both Nishikido Ryo and Takizawa Hideaki are great actors and portray their character perfectly if you ask me. They are able to keep their own personality through the story even though you'll see that they, just like the people around them, slowly start to change. Even though they change they won't lose their personality, something I really liked (which happens often in drama's).

Even though this drama has only 9 episodes (there were circumstances during the filming, I read that both actors got sick or something) I liked the ending. I know not everyone will agree with me but it's better than I expected and quite fitting with the rest of the story.

To make a long story short; if you like supernatural drama's with a lot deep psychological moments this is an absolute must watch :)
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Jun 3, 2011
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
This drama was seriously a lot more than I expected at first. A really good drama which showed lots of central questions of human beings! What is good? What bad? Peoples weaknesses are tested in here!

So this drama goes deep! Also the cast was exceptional! Both main actors did a really great performance as well as the female supporting role who plays the detective, Nagisa.

The read more music is refreshing and fits the different situations of the drama.

Overall....WATCH THIS!!! if you want to see a drama with great emotions, deepness, great actors and an very exiting and interesting story!!

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Those two dramas...taste the same, I should say.

In Ouroboros, two childhood friends choose different paths to avenge a loved one: one a path of light, the other a path of darkness. They are compaired to an Ouroboros, two dragons biting each other's tail, symbol of eternity and harmony of light and darkness.

In Orthros no Inu, two men are connected by a mysterious bond: one is a good man cursed with the power to kill by one touch, the other is a criminal blessed with the power to heal with one touch. They are compared to Orthros Dog, a two faced dog, one good, one evil, bound together by destiny.
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Both of these are suspense dramas and deal with the devil concept. The female lead also reminds me of a female version of Serizawa Naoto.
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    Caro 22 days ago - edited

    I really would like to watch this drama, but I can't find it anywhere. KissAsian has currently been taken down, and my alternatives don't have it either. Any suggestions?

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    Fatima Apr 7, 2017

    not bad, the last two eps are the best for me, and the ending was good

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    foreverwitchy Nov 20, 2016

    fantastic drama, I wish I hadn't put off watching it for so long. If that's you right now don't put it off anymore an watch it, its well worth it!

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    VeryChan Nov 12, 2016 - edited

    One of the best drama I've ever watched ... really! Good cast, great story and the script has a lot of interesting points to make you think a lot.

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    Anonymia Mar 30, 2016

    Simply loved this. It really makes one question the values of right and wrong. An intense drama with hardly a dull moment and the characters main and minor were a delight too watch and see their part of the story unfold/ or redeem themselves.

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    Fyra Apr 16, 2014

    Yaotome Hikaru Kyaaa~
    Aishiteru Yo

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    Hana-zfa Mar 15, 2014

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    Hana-zfa Mar 15, 2014

    I'm glad that I finally watched this drama~ a must watch! Yes, it has a so so supernatural story at first, but then the plot got more and more interesting till the end. And the value in it, deeper than what i expected. love the two main character, ryuzaki and ryosuke!!

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    LiaFujiwara06 Mar 14, 2014
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    yumizi Jan 15, 2014
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    Rina Dec 27, 2013

    Not what I expected it to be, and I have to say I loved it!

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    MissPhantasme Nov 15, 2013

    Absolutely loved this drama!!
    It was more deeper than i had expected it to be and the whole storyline had so much meaning to it. A must watch :D

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    AdaCakes Oct 17, 2013

    Wow, I was not expecting to love it as much as I did. The two main guys and their acting skills just made it for me :D <3 Amazing.

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    Ginger Aug 31, 2013 - edited
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      Ginger Oct 17, 2014
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      JAPANISLIFE Oct 17, 2014

      It's funny im watching it now and I really like the 1st ep,but yea I understand your point with the change,PEACE

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    Mssankacoffee Aug 25, 2013

    I enjoyed this drama and found it quite interesting. The story was unique and the portrayal of the two protagonists as opposites personalities to their gifts was a nice touch, and as the story develops we find out more about each, and how their gifts affected them. What I really liked was the moral dilemmas that were central to the plot: what is good and evil? are we our brother's keepers? what is right and what is wrong? how do we deal with the shades of grey to these questions. The only thing I would have wished for was more romance. Watch it, this is really a good drama..and not that long! :-)


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    Jul 24, 2009 to Sep 25, 2009
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    45 min.


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