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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7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Aug 31, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
This drama will make a person ask themselves some moral and ethical questions. What would you do if you had a power that is similar to either of these guys? What would you do to use that power if you knew someone that had it? The ill children seemed to know better than the adults how to answer those questions. It was interesting.

The problems with the story stems from a few read more convoluted plot points and the characters Hasebe and Sawamura. They were both very annoying. I'm not sure if it was the characters or the acting. Part of me thinks it was the acting. Otherwise the story is well done.

The acting of Nashikido Ryo as Ryosuke and Takizawa Hideaki as Shinji is understated but in a way that makes since for the story. There is an emotional depth that is palpable from the acting and from the questions that are asked. Even though they were pretty much the only good actors in this drama, it is still worth watching.

I enjoyed the music.

I probably won't rewatch this.

If you like a little mystery and fantasy, then you could probably enjoy this. :-)
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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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Both dramas are about a man with a "godhand", although Orthros no Inu is less medical and more suspenseful where it explores more of the other side of such power - that such a hand, as much as it can give life, can also take life. Both are interesting form their respective perspectives.
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    Mih0 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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    yumivanessa Jan 15, 2014
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    Aravitsz 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
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      JDRAMAFAN Oct 16, 2014


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      Ginger Oct 17, 2014
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      JDRAMAFAN 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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    Nabuh Jul 5, 2013
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      Nabuh Jul 11, 2013

      but what about the puppy who got hurt after Ryuske picked up and Shinji held to adopt and 'to heal'??? was i wrong interpreting it?

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      mahae Jul 11, 2013
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      Nabuh Jul 11, 2013

      thanks for clarifying it. i will rewatch the last episode with a different mindset this time

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      mahae Jul 12, 2013

      you're welcome, i'm glad i could help :)

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      Mssankacoffee Aug 25, 2013
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    ArleneB2UTY Jun 18, 2013

    I totally love this dorama!

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    THATCRAZYOTAKU Apr 20, 2013

    Pretty cool show! loved it~

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    BB26 Apr 3, 2013

    Seems interesting .... O.o

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    thirdworld Feb 10, 2013

    T^T It was an amazing story. I thought it was a little slow at one part but the end had me crying a lot. The plot was good and the characters acting skills were also good.


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


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