Ryo Naruse, who is an able attorney that can turn any case in his clients’ favor, takes cases for the disadvantaged and defends them free of charge; therefore, he is called an “angel attorney.” However, it is only superficial. His true self is that of a man who has sacrificed all his life to track down the murderer that killed his dearest younger brother 11 years ago — that is, he is “a cold-blooded revenge seeker or the Devil King.”
Cast & Credits
So why'd I rate it highly? Well, because the drama was brilliantly executed.
Story: The plot was unique unlike most dramas that tend to be a total cliche plus the story really had a deep meaning about revenge, hatred, redemption, love, and faith. But since this is a remake of a korean drama, the credit for the story should probably be given to the korean writer. :)
Acting/Cast: I think all of the actors did a really great job at portraying their characters and making the audience understand and sympathize with the characters' struggles especially Ohno Satoshi. Although some say that he was a little stiff, I think how he portrayed Naruse was the best direction for the character because with just his facial expressions, you can understand and feel what Naruse is going through emotionally. His best actor award for this drama was truly deserved by him.
Music: Jdramas usually have only one or two songs for the soundtrack but here, they had a variety of music that went with every scene smoothly adding tension to the drama.
Rewatch value: I only gave it a 6 because it's not something I'd want to watch over and over again. As I've said, it is a sad drama. It would probably take a month or two before I'd want to watch it all over again.
All in all, this drama, in my opinion, was one of the best that I've seen. Watch it so you can see! :)