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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Jul 4, 2008 - Sep 12, 2008
  • Network: TBS
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

Statistics

  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 2,826 users)
  • Ranked: #197
  • Popularity: #387
  • Members: 5,804

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8.5
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Ratings: 8.5/10 from 2,826 users
# of Members: 5,804
Reviews: 15 users
Ranked #197
Popularity #387
Members 2,826

This drama is a remake of the popular suspense drama The Devil that was aired in Korea in 2007. Ryo Naruse is a two-faced lawyer: on the surface, he is a kind-hearted soul, representing the poor and earning the nickname "The Angel Lawyer" from the press; but unbeknownst to anyone else, he is also a "devil," meticulously plotting the perfect revenge against those responsible for his younger brother's death. Naoto Serizawa isa detective whose overzealous methods mask a dark past which he is trying to overcome. When a family acquaintance of Serizawa's is murdered, Serizawa is thrust in the middle of a multiple homicide case which stirs up memories of a dark event from his past.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Jul 4, 2008 - Sep 12, 2008
  • Network: TBS
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 2,826 users)
  • Ranked: #197
  • Popularity: #387
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Reviews

Aishiteruki
29 people found this review helpful
May 5, 2011
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Maybe I'm over doing it with rating it all 10s but I really can't find a reason to lower any of the scores. I wasn't really impressed with Ohno Satoshi before watching Maou, but now I have totally new found respect. He plays a very calm, cold character so it may seem like his acting skills aren't tested much, but the moments when the character shows emotion he pulls so tightly at your heart stings... really touching. Ikuta Toma plays a character very suited to him, I think, and I enjoyed his part very much. All in all the story was enjoyable not too predictable but believable as well, I also found the ending very satisfying, personally, it may be different for other people.... watch it and find out!

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tequilaloo029
30 people found this review helpful
May 5, 2011
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 6.0
This drama in one word is: sad. It left me depressed and thinking about life for a long time after I watched this. And as a Christian, it's even more sad and heartbreaking. (I"m not sure though if people will understand what I mean.. hehe.)

So why'd I rate it highly? Well, because the drama was brilliantly executed.

Story: The plot was unique unlike most dramas that tend to be a total cliche plus the story really had a deep meaning about revenge, hatred, redemption, love, and faith. But since this is a remake of a korean drama, the credit for the story should probably be given to the korean writer. :)

Acting/Cast: I think all of the actors did a really great job at portraying their characters and making the audience understand and sympathize with the characters' struggles especially Ohno Satoshi. Although some say that he was a little stiff, I think how he portrayed Naruse was the best direction for the character because with just his facial expressions, you can understand and feel what Naruse is going through emotionally. His best actor award for this drama was truly deserved by him.

Music: Jdramas usually have only one or two songs for the soundtrack but here, they had a variety of music that went with every scene smoothly adding tension to the drama.

Rewatch value: I only gave it a 6 because it's not something I'd want to watch over and over again. As I've said, it is a sad drama. It would probably take a month or two before I'd want to watch it all over again.

All in all, this drama, in my opinion, was one of the best that I've seen. Watch it so you can see! :)

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