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Chakushin Ari [着信あり]



Drama Details
Title:Chakushin Ari
着信あり
One Missed Call
Telecast:2005-10-14 to 2005-12-16
Season:Fall 2005



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TV Station:TV Asahi
Duration:10 Episodes



Synopsis
Yumi (Rei Kikukawa), a writer of a science magazine witnesses a mysterious death of a high school girl who received a gone missed callh from her own cell phone, two weeks in the future. More disturbing is the message: the sound of her own screams! Yumi summons up the courage to delve into the terrifying mystery and find summons up the courage to delve into the terrifying mystery and find out who or what is killing the victims.
TV Asahi

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Actor/Actress Cast (4)
Kikukawa Rei
菊川怜
 
Ishiguro Ken
石黒賢
 
Masu Takeshi
升毅
 
Yamashita Shinji
山下真司
 
  

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Drama Reviews (5)
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1. Good mystery/horror drama [Rating: 8/10]
Though I originally thought this was a horror drama, this is more like a murder mystery surrounding the unexplained deaths of a few students. These deaths were triggered by an eerie ringtone that signifies a missed call. The phone message is a recording of the few seconds before the person dies, screams and all.

Enter Detective Sendo and Yumi, a sci-fi magazine writer/employee. They pair up to find out what is causing the murders and how they can prevent it from happening.

The body count is high in this drama and there are lots of cheap scares that reminded me of Ringu and my fear of long-haired Japanese girls (heh). And just when you think the mystery is solved, many other twists come your way.
Reviewed by sadacori on 1 July 2007
2. A drama much better than the original movie [Rating: 9/10]
Where the movie lacked in character development, the drama excels! This is what makes it so much better - you actually feel a part of the mystery and you want to see it solved. The scares are pretty well done, with some very interesting perspectives. I can't say it's the best drama out there, but it's definitely a very good one! Great acting by most of the cast (except for the high school girls), and overall it's a drama I definitely recommend!
Reviewed by williu on 11 May 2006
3. The idea is the best [Rating: 10/10]
I saw the drama first and I saw the movie. To be honest, the drama is ten times better than the movie in many way. I enjoyed each episode and the ringtone in the drama has more depth and starts really scaring you.
The idea behind chakushin ari is something new and you will enjoy it. Get the drama !! It is longer than the movie, the story is more evolved and you will like the ringtone.
Reviewed by chocobo2k on 4 April 2006
4. Falls Apart Half way Through [Rating: 4/10]
The only thing good about it was the mystery, which only lasted until the 5th episode. After that, it fell apart. Acting wise, below average. Don't bother. Watch the first few episodes, then read the episode summaries for the rest.
Reviewed by doublemask on 9 October 2008
5. Better than the movie??? [Rating: 9/10]
Kikukawa Rei was awesome. I liked this every bit as much as the movie which I enjoyed. The story held up well and kept a good pace. I thought it was thrilling and entertaining. Great for Horror/Sci-Fi genre fans.
Reviewed by MonsterZero65 on 16 August 2010

Comments From Users (32)
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1. Comments by Terryb [Rating: 7/10]
Based on Takashi Miike's movie "One Missed Call (2003)" this is just a poorly done tv-show. Same way they did with Ringu, let's milk out the title with a mediocre tv series and - there's even a US remake planned for next year.

Still it's not all that bad, the main cast is performing well. Not to forget there's some pretty faces in there :hehe:
2. Comments by Lady Zhuge [Rating: 8/10]
This is a pretty interesting mystery/horror drama that I finished in only 2 days. There are many twists and turns as various pieces of the puzzle are revealed, though the story got a bit too ridiculous towards the end in spite of itself. I'm still not sure how I feel about the open ending. I like the techno-style theme song "Heart", by D.D.D.
3. Comments by >anca< [Rating: 8/10]
Watched in on cable tv this summer, but it wasn't as freaky as the movie edition. Although the plots and the story are somewhat different compared to the movies, it can be quite interesting sometimes with all the suspense going on. I wonder if the third movie is going to come out.. i only watched the second one. but it was rili good!
4. Comments by aramia [Rating: 7/10]
It is pretty scary and chilling to watch. But it was pretty good. Alot of twist and suspense. But the final twist is very off. feels like the director want to create one more twist at the end of the show, which lacked coherence with the earlier part of the drama. Still, it has a certain pull to it. Quite good
5. Comments by kneehard [Rating: 8/10]
This is the first time I've ever watched a horror series. I like this one very much, although I must say that I get the feeling that in the end the director just HAD to add another twist, and this really spoilt the ending. It would have been so much better without the unneccessary twist.
6. Comments by williu [Rating: 8/10]
This drama is very similar to Ringu Saishusho in many ways, but it may in fact be even better! Very high-paced, with a few corny moments (and some parts of the final episode are a bit too B... ), but overall it has a very interesting storyline with lots of great plot-twists. I like it!
7. Comments by norz [Rating: 9/10]
If youre an asian horror fan, you must watch this one! It has all the elements of asian horror movies! With scary scenes (definitely not suitable on tv but sime how it is) and scarrrrrrry sound effect, (most memorable) the theme **chills** guarentee will leave you shaking lol
8. Comments by d0npian0 [Rating: 8/10]
Very interesting. It's basically the less scary version of a horror movie made into a drama. I'm not that fond of horror actually and I didn't really like the ending that much, but I enjoyed the episodes and thought it was nice to see such an unusual drama.
9. Comments by -Takashi- [Rating: 8/10]
I liked it. It had a scary sence to it which was kind of cool. I liked the tangling storyline haha. Maybe if you like scary movies, you should watch this. Also, if you like mysteries. I think it had good acting and a good storyline so I give it 7/10.
10. Comments by nishishi [Rating: 7/10]
Well... The BGM is creepy!!! (and also some parts of the dorama...) Butthey could have used some better special effects!!! (C'mon.. the dorama is pretty new!!!)
Nway.. IMO the dorama is good... but the ending really sux...
11. Comments by gopro [Rating: 8/10]
More mystery than anything. I thought this was perty good show amazingly. Ending was a little odd but good in some ways. I would reccommend if the person is a mystery genere person. Good show.
(Winter 07)
12. Comments by aoi_dolphine [Rating: 10/10]
A good drama worth watching.. actually it really differs from the movie. A good enough mixture of twist and turns to keep me glue to each episode. Will be buying the drama if it's out in the sg mrk
13. Comments by shiro-chan [Rating: 7/10]
it was alright it kept me entertained.. but it was just weird how they kept giving the hit of who the killer is then turn to be sumthin else it just dsnt make sense
14. Comments by Amika [Rating: 6/10]
typical of any mistery Jdorama, so many twist and turn, this one is no exception.. the ending has too much twist and turn that it's unbelievably stupid..
15. Comments by yuji [Rating: 9/10]
I love this drama.... its more of a murder mystery drama rather than a horror drama. people looking for horror drama may be disappointed
16. Comments by Eyeyore [Rating: 7/10]
some episodes are violent. VERY SCARY. For the whole month, that ring tone rang in my ears........yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
17. Comments by Angry Machines [Rating: 6/10]
Creepy at first. Very good plot but the cast could have been better, except Rei was kinda cute, though scary!!!
18. Comments by marspeach [Rating: 6/10]
Messed up horror/suspense/mystery show. I hate horror but it sucked me in until the messed up ending.
19. Comments by xhidex33 [Rating: 7/10]
scary things are the best ever. especially if they're japanese. The end declined... aw.
20. Comments by sadacori [Rating: 8/10]
Creepy suspense/horror drama. Don't watch this alone at night.

(SEE REVIEW BELOW)
21. Comments by neon_dragon [Rating: 7/10]
It was pretty good. It was scary at times, but got a little boring here and there.
22. Comments by JackClark [Rating: 10/10]
Very good mystery drama, with a twist in the end. Rei was awesome.
23. Comments by mace63 [Rating: 10/10]
Better than all 3 movies.More mystery and I adore it!
24. Comments by minilight1080 [Rating: 6/10]
This is a very interesting drama its not very scary.
25. Comments by monta [Rating: 8/10]
overall, good. but stupid ending, really stupid
26. Comments by Kuro570 [Rating: 3/10]
Loved the movie, hate the drama.
27. Comments by habhie1021 [Rating: 7/10]
wahhh!!!
scary too much!!!!
28. Comments by Parishilton [Rating: ?/10]
currently watching
29. Comments by fasix [Rating: ?/10]
One Missed Call
30. Comments by lovejdorama [Rating: ?/10]
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Users who voted for this drama (3)
1. minilight1080
This drama is actually quite good not too scary but its more mystery. I love the ring tone
2. aoi_dolphine
3. himura_kenshin