Although 23 year old Yamada Naoko is a "super" magician, she is continously fired and constantly hounded by her landlady for the rent being late. After being fired once again, her boss shows her an ad of a physics professor, a non-believer of all things magical, offering money to anyone who can prove to him that magic is real. Desperately needing the money, Naoko accepts the challenge, which is how she comes to meet Professor Ueda. Falling prey to her simple magic tricks, Ueda is impressed, and enlists Naoko to help him uncover the tricks behind a local cult. Their hilarious antics, along with those of police officer Yabe, leads them onto further mysteries, all with tricks needing to be solved in sort of an "X-Files" meets "Scooby-Doo".

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  • Aug 11, 2012 10 of 10 episodes seen
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  8
    • Story  9
    • Acting/Cast  10
    • Music  6
    • Rewatch Value  8
    Quick-witted banter, intriguing mysteries and a somewhat steady stream of awkward jokes make Trick a very enjoyable and fun series to watch. As someone with the humor of a 14-year-old boy at times, it was very easy for me to laugh out loud at the running boob and penis jokes throughout the series.

    Anatomical humor aside though, this series does a great job of balancing fairly low-brow humor against thought-provoking mysteries. While in one moment you may find yourself genuinely pondering how this alleged psychic’s “trick” could have been accomplished, your train of thought might be suddenly broken upon glimpsing the inappropriately shaped bento box on the table. I actually enjoyed this dichotomy, because it helped to keep the series interesting, and from taking itself (and
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  • May 10, 2012 10 of 10 episodes seen
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  8
    • Story  9
    • Acting/Cast  8
    • Music  5
    • Rewatch Value  8
    It was an enjoyable show, very intruiging to say the least.

    I had read several claims about this show and I feel like it was a little overplayed. I didn't quite get everything I expected out of this series but nonetheless I was satisfied with the thought-provoking episodes and heartwarming moments. I found the humor in this to be particularly funny and I found myself laughing out loud several times.

    I wouldn't say I was addicted to this series, as I tossed back and forth between this and 2 others at the same time. Though I would be more than willing to revisit this series once more. A great story and great cast just felt short-lived in my opinion. Hoping the second series can quench my
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  • Main Title: Trick
  • Native title: トリック

General Details

  • CountryJapan
    NetworkTV Asahi
  • Aired: July 1, 2000 to September 8, 2000
  • Airs On: Friday
  • # of Episodes 10
    Average Duration 45 min. per episode
  • Genres: Suspense, Mystery, Comedy


  • Score: 7.87 (scored by 380 users)
  • Ranked: #273
  • Popularity: #1413
  • Members: 771
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3.9 stars - based on 380 votes

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