• Movie: The Wings of the Kirin
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Jan 28, 2012
  • Duration: 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 263 users)
  • Ranked: #1638
  • Popularity: #3556
  • Watchers: 585

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The Wings of the Kirin
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Ratings: 7.7/10 from 263 users
# of Watchers: 585
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Ranked #1638
Popularity #3556
Watchers 263

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 Kyoichiro Kaga's (Hiroshi Abe) 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...

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jan 28, 2012
  • Duration: 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 263 users)
  • Ranked: #1638
  • Popularity: #3556
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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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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