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  • Drama: MR. BRAIN
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: May 23, 2009 - Jul 11, 2009
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 4,040 users)
  • Ranked: #701
  • Popularity: #519
  • Watchers: 6,956

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Ryusuke Tsukumo, a quirky yet brilliant neuroscientist working for the National Research Institute of Police Science. Wielding a unique perspective and psychology, Tsukumo tackles the nation’s most baffling crimes and scandals, going head-to-head with the most brilliant and twisted criminal minds. But his eccentricities and poor social timing can also aggravate people and circumstances, further complicating matters. Follow Ryusuke Tsukumo as he pries open unbelievable truths in a new and exciting drama genre that combines the wonder of brain science with a whodunit mystery, MR.BRAIN!
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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: May 23, 2009 - Jul 11, 2009
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 4,040 users)
  • Ranked: #701
  • Popularity: #519
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Revy
29 people found this review helpful
Jun 17, 2011
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
As a fan of mystery/crime dramas i have to say this is one of the best i've ever seen. It's a mixture of CSI meets Criminal Minds. The story is pretty great and the cast is exceptional. Each character have such different personalities that it was fun watching them play off of each other while also coming together as one while eating bananas. They also have the BEST GUEST STARS EVER. The drama is well written with both comedy and seriousness. Kimura Takuya did such an amazing job bringing his character to life. His sadistic laugh and awkward social timing is pure genius.

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DeceptivelyBlonde
35 people found this review helpful
Apr 19, 2012
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Wow...this is just such an amazing show. I stumbled across it after watching Satoh Takeru in Bloody Monday since I wanted to see him in something else. At first I was disappointed that he was only going to play a small part in the film. However, I was hooked on the show itself from the first 15-20 minutes in. It takes about that long to figure out what the heck is going on (the beginning doesn't seem at all connected to the plotline as given in the notes), but then it takes off from there and never stops. I had seen several of the cast in other shows (besides Takeru), and they have always played some of my favorite roles. The show just has such amazing acting. Bad guys, good guys, side-not-really-all-that-important guys--all of them do an excellent job. The crimes are all deliciously difficult to solve (or at least to prove), and I love the scientific facts that they keep throwing in. Mr. Brain's impact on everyone around him is so wonderfully done. The writer(s) so excellently show him drawing the people around him into his positive look at life and the possibilities of science. And in drawing in the characters around him, Mr. Brain attracts the interest of the show's viewers at the same time. This show is a little more dark/bloody in some areas than most crime dramas that I watch (definitely not for little kids), but they are so well designed. No crime is the same (which often happens in crime shows where there is more than one crime to solve) and neither are they the run of the mill crime (man kills mistress or some other cliche mystery). These are interesting and unique stories that drew my interest anew with each episode. I have already re-watched this show, and I really with a second season had been made. If I have one complaint, it is that the end seems unfinished. It was obviously designed with a sequel in mind and the end is a little bit of a let-down because of it. If they ever finish it, the show would be almost perfect.

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