Tokai, a surgeon at Tojo University Hospital, boasts a 100% surgery success rate, but his arrogance often causes friction among his peers, who refer to him as "a doctor who saves patients but kills doctors". Saeki, a general surgery professor and one of the best cardiac surgeons in the world, always uses the black forceps commonly known as "Black Forceps." On the day Saeki performs an extremely difficult surgery, doctors from rival hospitals come to watch him at work. During the operation, however, another one of his patients suffers an aortic dissection. His surgical first assistant and a resident, Sera, deal with the patient, but the condition becomes critical. As Takashina, a doctor from Teika University Hospital watches on, Tokai appears in the operating room.
(Source: TBS International)
Cast & Credits
This drama is based on a novel and portrays the things happening in a cardiovascular department.
If you are a fan of heroes, you will love this drama as we have a super human doctor who can save any patient by his demonic surgery skills, which seems almost impossible in reality. So, if you expect more of a realistic medical drama, you may not like it, but however, except for the portrayal of a god like doctor who is impossible to exist , all the other things in this drama are realistic as they are happening in reality in the medical field of Japan. Also, I have to say that Nino's ad libs in this drama are awesome. If you are a fan of Nino, you will definitely love this drama and will fall in love with him again and again. His portrayal of Dr. Tokai is really awesome and I wouldn't have enjoyed the drama this crazily if another actor played Dr. Tokai's role. All the actors in this drama are awesome and even the doctor who gave advices for this drama have praised them in his medical commentaries for the drama. I really love the innocent Dr. Sera, bratty nurse Nekota, enigmatic medical coordinator Kinoshita and all the other characters who are either hilarious or annoying.
I have watched all the episodes that have aired so far multiple times. I am drawn to arrogant and cool Tokai sensei who is great in using both scalpel and newest technology in operations and stops at nothing to save lives. The other thing I love is his smirk which really kills me every time he appears on screen.
I am curious about the mystery going on in this drama which has also been able to add depth to it. One can really enjoy this drama except for the hospital politics going on.
Black Pean is so dramatic, and also a bit mysterious as it will let you keep guessing on what will happen next, specially during the surgeries. I also have to say that this is not every one's cup of tea and more like a medical drama combined with mystery and a fantasy doctor. Well, that's my opinion.
Highly recommend this drama for Nino's fans and also for those who love to enjoy watching operations and of course for those who enjoy dramas with a super hero.
This is a drama that I really enjoy these days and hoping for a season 2. So, I would give 10/10 for this.
Edit- Watched the last episode too, even though I am not 100% satisfied with the ending , I loved the drama a lot and the cast too. I will really miss Tokai sensei
I am a fan of Ninomiya Kazunari that's i watched this. I know that he's a great actor but on this one, he really blew me away! He was great in acting Tokai and all those adlibs, nino's really a genius! Even the director and cast were amazed by him. I only watched one Takeuchi Ryoma (inc this one that makes it 2) he's an okay actor and has potential if he picks better project. I really don't like Wakana Aoi's character here. Aside from Nino, Shuri stole the spotlight from the two young leads. I think she should've been included in the posters, her character is more important than Aoi's. Shuri even won a rookie award here.
Overall, if you like medical dramas with great acting, this one is for you.