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Mayonaka no Ame [真夜中の雨]

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Title:Mayonaka no Ame
真夜中の雨
Midnight Rain
Telecast:2002-10-10 to 2002-12-19
Season:Fall 2002



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TV Station:TBS
Duration:11 Episodes



Synopsis
Tokura Takashi is a young, talented surgeon who finds himself working for a private hospital run by the Izumida family. Through an odd series of events, he finds himself in the company of Misuzawa Yukiko, a detective. His stoic personality does not get in the way of his growing fame, and soon, as the drama unfolds, one realizes that Tokura is concealing more about himself than his unapproachable disposition would allow. What does he, the Izumida family, and Misuzawa all have in common...?
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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Sonnamondarou [Oda Yuji]

Actor/Actress Cast (12)
Oda Yuji
織田裕二
Tokura Takashi
都倉 隆 (30)
Matsuyuki Yasuko
松雪泰子
Misuzawa Yukiko
水澤 由希子 (29)
Nagatsuka Kyozo
長塚京三
Izumida Keichiro
田 慶一郎 (61)
Abe Hiroshi
阿部寛
Izumida Shunsuke
泉田 俊介 (35)
Ishiguro Ken
石黒賢
Ando Hiroshi
安藤 浩 (38)
Matsuoka Shunsuke
松岡俊介
Izumida Shinya
泉田信哉 (28)
Yamada Maiko
山田麻衣子
Izumida Kaori
泉田 香織 (22)
Tanaka Misato
田中美里
Hirota Maki
広田マキ (27)
Watanabe Ikkei
渡辺いっけい
熱川 治虫 (42)
Sato Jiro
佐藤二朗
 
Okayama Hajime
おかやまはじめ
 
Azuma Mikihisa
東幹久
(ep 1)

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1. Mayonaka no Ame Official Homepage

Drama Reviews (9)
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1. Wet & dark, but eventually rewarding [Rating: 7/10]
It's not clear how much of a good guy or not Yuji Oda is in this dorama. Certainly not at first. He comes off as brooding and detached, with a strong case of brilliant surgeon god-complex. His intentions and motivations are mysterious. The same goes for the other characters.

The pervasive rainstorms and water adds to the overhanging dark mood. There are no "light" moments here. For awhile, I found myself more attracted to the brief moments of the interaction of the hospital President's family life. Though highly dysfunctional, the middle son and youngest daughter seemed to be the most clear cases of "pure of heart" people. Everyone else were just gloomy shadows in an enigmatic, dark mystery.

As the storyline unfolds, the characters start emerging from the hazy shadows and it'll definitely draw you in. I can't say this is "grab you by the throat" kind of suspense. Things develop at a measured pace with things revealed like the occasional lightning bolt. Then you get more rain. Make sure you have an umbrella, raincoat and flashlight. Stick with it and you'll end up thinking, "yeah, that was all right."
Reviewed by ichiban_noodles on 25 February 2005
2. Additional review [Rating: 9/10]
I have seen the above drama ( Mayonaka no ame or Midnight Rain ) last year and must admit it's been some time since I've seen a suspense medical drama , something like Heaven Coins .

What got me attracted to this drama is instead of the usual love stories it has some exciting scenes in each episode to make us want to follow more . From beginning we are unsure who is the good and the bad and the 2 leads with mysterious background

Thrown in some family conflicts , medical drama and police investigation we got some exciting plot

For the cast Oda Yuji manage to potray a cool surgeon which is different from all his previous roles , not to mention the ever talented Abe Hiroshi who just look so smart & cool at the same time ! and also Ken Ishiguro .

For those of you who really want a detail synopsis with some spoilers you can go to the below site to read a very good review

http://www.spcnet.tv/reviews/review.php?rID=116

To anyone who like suspense drama like Sleeping Forest , Ice World and medical drama you would love this
Reviewed by salsayanni on 28 February 2004
3. Good, but not memorable [Rating: 7/10]
Will I remember Midnight Rain a few months from now? Probably not, but it was good while it lasted.

This is one of those dramas where the actors/actresses involved carry the show above anything else. Oda Yuji, Abe Hiroshi, and Ishiguro Ken are all actors I've admired in other dramas, and it was great to see all three of them play such different roles. This was my first drama with Matsuyuki Yasuko and I thought she was wonderful. She was so believable in her emotions and position that I felt only Nagatsuka Kyozo could match her episode after episode.

The story line is interesting, but I found the plot points a little too coincidental. Everything fit so flawlessly that this flawlessness became a loop hole.

Overall, good show, but I probably won't watch it again. It's great for those who like medical dramas, politics, and a little mystery.
Reviewed by Wynter on 9 August 2009
4. Great mystery thriller! [Rating: 9/10]
This drama is one of the best I've seen, Yuji, Yasuko, Hiroshi and Kyozo make this a great watch keeping me hooked to the unravelling mystery. The filming for this series was very well done (something I usually don't feel too much of that in other series) and the music was definitely appropriate. Overall, with its nicely mysterious plotline, this is one of my favourite dramas ever!
Reviewed by Shindou on 12 March 2006
5. A Good Dorama! [Rating: 9/10]
Oda Yuji is back to his typical good guy role, a doctor this time, in a hospital setting. Ysauko Matsuyuki is just beautiful. This is one of those mysteries that will keep you until the end. Not well known but this is one of the top show in that season. Worth watching. Also. good performance from the cast...
Reviewed by jdfan on 27 April 2003
6. Excellent suspense Medical drama [Rating: 9/10]
Woa this series is quite exiting even from the start , it's a medical drama with a difference with suspense , mystery and family conflicts thrown in .

With superb cast such as Oda Yuji , Abe Hiroshi ,
Reviewed by salsayanni on 28 February 2004
7. interesting... [Rating: 8/10]
It's very interesting to see Furikaereba Yatsu ga Iru and then Mayonaka no Ame...:} Yuji does a very good job.
Reviewed by vash_donutangel on 26 February 2004
8. Out-standing story line! [Rating: 10/10]
Real out-standing storyline that kept you wandering what would come next! Felt 100% great to watch it.
Reviewed by Boogoo8 on 19 November 2004
9. Interesting show [Rating: 7/10]
Just a little over the top with electrical storms every day, even late fall in Tokyo.
Reviewed by browsguy on 4 June 2007

Comments From Users (28)
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1. Comments by Shindou [Rating: 9/10]
One of the best mysteries I've seen so far. Though the main plot may be a bit of a stretch, the script, music, acting are all excellent. There were some obvious weaknesses in the plot (like Yasuko seeming to not have to do police work on so many days...), but I believe the screenwriters sacrificed that for the main plot to keep it rather captivating. It definitely kept me hooked ep after ep. A top-notch cast with Oda Yuji, Abe Hiroshi, Nagatsuka Kyozo and Matsuyuki Yasuko played their roles very well and definitely made this one of my favourite jdoramas.
2. Comments by CtrlV [Rating: 10/10]
Loved it! It was on local TV once a week, so the suspence was elevated even more since I had to wait each episode out, and trust me there was much to wait for during those weeks. I love this series, and im glad i was exposed to it. It's a mystery that will keep you guessing, but not in a cheesy way, in a way that will keep you interested. The soundtrack is also worthy of mentioning.
3. Comments by emiko [Rating: 10/10]
This got to be the best drama series in 2002. I really like how the story goes from episode to episode. It's not a love story(my fav type of series) but I still eager to finish watching it ASAP and I really admire all the crew and the actors in this series. Thumbs up to Oda-san and Matsuyuki-san!
4. Comments by jdfan [Rating: 9/10]
Oda Yuji is back to his typical good guy role, a surgent, in a hospital setting. Ysauko Matsuyuki is just beautiful. This is one of those stories that will keep you until the end. This is worth watching. In general, good performance from the cast.
5. Comments by Signo [Rating: 7/10]
Turning point in episode 4/5. Before there were too many implausible accidents. Afterwards the story became interesting. The thunderstorms every night are way too implausible, even though it was good for the atmosphere. I like the end.
6. Comments by williu [Rating: 8/10]
A decent drama, but it isn't as compelling as it could have been. Still, the actors do a great job with what they have. The drama is slow paced, with a few very suspenseful parts, but not bad.
7. Comments by zombie-girl [Rating: ?/10]
The best title song ever! I love the opening credits! This show is so full of melodramatic cliche, I can't stop watching it! Yuji Oda is good, but so much better when he does comedy!
8. Comments by K.T.Tran [Rating: 9/10]
Good mystery drama. You watch and wonder who did it. Its good.
Just maybe a bit of a slow feel to the drama, but its good mystery in a hospital type drama. Better then N's Aoi
9. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 7/10]
its a bit draggy in the early eps but it builds up towards the end..u can't wait to watch the next eps... never liked mystery drama...but this...I LIKE!!
10. Comments by Eyeyore [Rating: 7/10]
storyline quite ok....but Oda Yuji is sooooooooo cool. he kind of overshadowed Abe Hiroshi, didn't he? Are Japanese hospitals really that huge ??
11. Comments by stargirl [Rating: 10/10]
This is a delight to watch. I was riveted to my seat the whole time. I think this is something fresh because of the mystery and suspense.
12. Comments by Wynter [Rating: 7/10]
A good medical drama that is a little on the dark side. There is mystery to unfold, but I found the plot points a little coincidental.
13. Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 10/10]
trop de suspence!! Des revirements de situations hallucinants!!
so much suspence! so many twists! =fantastic
14. Comments by jade_frost [Rating: 8/10]
Intriguing, dark drama. Good cast and acting, although its rather clear who's the villian early on.
15. Comments by compaqmac321 [Rating: 10/10]
show was really good, every once in a while i come across a really good show
16. Comments by Eve [Rating: 9/10]
Very absorbing hospital drama. Abe Hiroshi as always is lookiing good!
17. Comments by :::hALuCin8::: [Rating: ?/10]
Haven't finish watching this drama...but already one of my favorites!
18. Comments by merumerumee [Rating: 9/10]
i am a fan of thriller doramas, and this one is no exception.
19. Comments by Milano [Rating: 9/10]
Very mysterious story, you'll be watching to the last scene.
20. Comments by madol [Rating: 9/10]
One of Jdrama best suspenses and nicely done storyline.
21. Comments by Ushiroyubi [Rating: 8/10]
Good suspenseful story. Oda is very good, as usual.
22. Comments by xhidex33 [Rating: 8/10]
It was alright. Bad people vs. Good people. @.o
23. Comments by minochi99 [Rating: ?/10]
Currently watching. Will post comments later.
24. Comments by Shakyamuni [Rating: 8/10]
Nice mystery story with twists and turns.
25. Comments by kiki colon [Rating: 5/10]
George Crooney stars in E.L.
26. Comments by nimadifob [Rating: 7/10]
complex story, but complete
27. Comments by fasix [Rating: ?/10]
Midnight Rain
28. Comments by pinkokoro [Rating: ?/10]
COMPLETE.
29. Comments by katrinka [Rating: ?/10]
30. Comments by kassytakuya [Rating: 10/10]

Users who voted for this drama (9)
1. cirrus
i was glued from the start to the very end. i had no idea who was the good guy and who the baddie, so full marks for suspense. what i really like about the show was the way the whole story unfolds itself. everything really made sense in the end. plus, this drama has got an excellent cast! yuji oda's face gave nothing away, love his acting! yasuko also did really well. even the supporting actors acted very convincingly. this drama definitely surpassed my expectations and is one of the best whodunnit dramas i've watched in a while.
2. CtrlV
This one deserves some more recognition. A great drama with a great story, but what makes this one different is that its not focused on love, and relationships. It feels like a refreshing break, the plot is great, the story can get very suspenseful. plus, great soundtrack. all in all, great drama that you should really not miss, especially if you're a fan of suspense.
3. kassytakuya
I love this dorama so much. It is so interesting that I can finish it all in one night without sleeping..
Yuuji Oda is born to be an evil-like doctor.. ^^
A smart doctor, cool, cold, yet very charming.
If you like a romance-proof dorama, then this is a must see dorama!!! I love it!!
4. tatsx
Terrific suspenseful thriller. Great exploration of revenge/retribution/atonement issues. Only downfall is, that I can never watch it again without knowing "who did it". But it was exciting the first time through. Seems somewhat influenced by E.R.
5. emiko
A well done series with great actors and good storyline. Although it might seems like a slow and boring series but as the story goes on its get better and better.
6. Shakyamuni
A mystery unravels in this story about a a talented surgeon. It's really interesting and has some good performances througout. Not your typical dorama.
7. salsayanni
Very GOOD !
8. paperlantern
9. siu dong