Ikebukuro West Gate Park SP


  • Special: Ikebukuro West Gate Park SP
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: Mar 28, 2003
  • Network: TBS
  • Duration: 2 hr. 17 min.
  • Genres: Comedy, Life, Drama
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 224 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 470

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1 people found this review helpful
Mar 15, 2013
1 of 1 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 3.0
Story: Not as good as the dorama and a little long but besides that the story is interesting and the comedy is funny (there is an especially funny part I found towards the end) and the part after the credits is good too. A good ending for Makoto kinda. I either wanted him to do that job or be a policeman xD

Cast and Characters: All the good cast and characters back such a the main Makoto, Masa, King, G-Boys and the police guys minus Yokoyama xD I love how there is still rivalry between the East and West side in this.

Music: There are whole music parts in this film, easy to listen to and kinda acted like a break as it was such a long SP.

Overall: Good but not as good as the dorama.

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1 people found this review helpful
Aug 12, 2012
1 of 1 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
As a big fan of IWGP and after searching for this Special for months my expectations were really high, even though I only heard bad things about it. My overall facit after watching it: It's not as bad as they say, but it's not good either.
Still I enjoyed seeing the IWGP characters again so much that I rated it a lot better than it deserved.
The acting was okay, similar to the drama. The music was actually the same as in the drama which made it a little nostalgic. I think it was perfect. Apart from the background music this special had at least two scenes were they should've shortened the songs a lot. Those were concerts.
The story itself was move like a drama episode than a movie. Nothing special to be honest, but it had funny moments and less awkward and embarrassing scenes than the drama - Well, it was only a tenth of the length, though. ;)
I was really disappointed how less screentime the supporting characters had. Especially those I loved so much during the drama. Especially Takashi.
I loved some of the new characters, though. They were cute. It was also interesting to see how other characters developed during the 3 years.
Overall I think this is worth a watch if you're a fan of the drama. If you didn't enjoy the drama you shouldn't watch this, it's the same. :)

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