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  • Movie: The Wings of the Kirin
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Jan 28, 2012
  • Duration: 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Rating: G - All Ages

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  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 289 users)
  • Ranked: #2076
  • Popularity: #4135
  • Watchers: 637

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A man's body is found under the statue of a giraffe with wings in the Nihombashi area of Tokyo. A suspect named Yashima has a car accident and falls unconscious while he is attempting to run away. Yashima's lover Kaori comes from Fukushima and tells detectives that he is absolutely not a criminal. Meanwhile, Detective Kaga Kyoichiro investigates and uncovers a point of contact between the dead body and Yashima. A hidden fact of the victim is revealed which even his children did not know about...

~~ Based on the 2011 novel "Kirin no Tsubasa" (Kaga Kyoichiro Series #9) by Higashino Keigo.
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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jan 28, 2012
  • Duration: 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 289 users)
  • Ranked: #2076
  • Popularity: #4135
  • Rating: G - All Ages

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ZDorama
2 people found this review helpful
Nov 24, 2016
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Just finished watching the Hiroshi Abe movie KIRIN NO TSUBASA (The Wings of the Gryphon), a crime drama that I originally grabbed becasue I mistakenly thought it was a Yui Aragaki Movie. Aragaki IS in the movie, but she was more part of an (admittedly stellar) ensemble cast than a starring role, but it didn't even matter because I was captivated thoughout the movie anyway! If there's one thing that's been proven, when times are tough and things seem hopeless, Hiroshi Abe is THE MAN when it comes to cracking the cases and bringing the guilty to justice!

Strangely enough, though I really enjoyed Abe's crime drama SHINZANMONO, I had no IDEA that The Wings Of The Gryphon was a movie featuring the characters from it! I simply thought Hiroshi Abe , Junpei Mizubata, etc, wre playing stereotypical crime drama roles that I've seen them play a hundred times before! You would have thought the characters NAMES would have tipped me off, but honestly, I didn't remember what any of them were! LOL

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arashinta
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20 hours ago
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
"If you see the world smile to you, you'll be all right. There's no use to stay in the dark and lose faith."


At first when I watched this movie, it's feels like I'm watching CSI series (^_^) The story is great, I love the suspense and investigation thing. And the plot! Gosh, I REALLY LOVE THAT TWISTED PLOT! I don't have any thought that the murder is … ok, ok, I won’t spoiled it (^_^) The act of each cast was great, especially Abe Hiroshi, we should not questioned his skill (^_^)

The time the truth revealed ... that's so sad and touching. I cried …

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