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Legal High [リーガル・ハイ]

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Drama Details
Title:Legal High
リーガル・ハイ
Telecast:2012-04-17 to 2012-06-09
Season:Spring 2012



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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:11 Episodes
Special
Genre(s):Comedy
Legal
Workplace

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Synopsis
Komikado Kensuke is a cranky, sharp-tongued, cynical, wasteful lawyer who loves money, reputation, and women. He believes in the idea that gthe winner is right,h and uses any means to maintain his perfect-win record. However, he gradually realizes that his idea of justice is wrong, and he begins to remember what it feels like to really fight.

Mayuzumi Machiko is a rookie lawyer who is passionate about protecting the weak and is constantly at odds with her colleague Komikado.
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Actor/Actress Cast (77)
Sakai Masato
堺雅人
Komikado Kensuke
Aragaki Yui
新垣結衣
Mayuzumi Machiko
Namase Katsuhisa
生瀬勝久
Miki Choichiro
Koike Eiko
小池栄子
Sawaji Kimie
Taguchi Junnosuke
田口淳之介
Kaga Ranmaru
Yano Masato
矢野聖人
Ide Takao
Satomi Kotaro
里見浩太朗
Hattori
Nakamura Aoi
中村蒼
Tsubokura Yuichi (ep. 1)
Masana Bokuzo
正名僕蔵
Sugiura (ep. 1, 11)
Rokkaku Shinji
六角慎司
Saito Hiroya (ep. 1)
Haru
波瑠
Shimamura Tomoko (ep. 1)
Yamazaki Daisuke
(ep. 1)
Fukumoto Shinichi
福本伸一
Kitamura (ep. 1)
Yamaji Takehito
山地健仁
(ep. 1)
Fukumoto Sachiko
福本幸子
(ep. 1)
Nakahara Takeo
中原丈雄
Shirai (ep. 1)
Fukuda Saki
福田沙紀
Yamauchi Hanae/Arakawa Bonita (ep. 2)
Kubota Masataka
窪田正孝
Django Django Higashikurume (ep. 2)
Koide Saori
小出早織
Ishizuka Saeko/Charlotte Matsudo (ep. 2)
Nozoe Yoshihiro
野添義弘
Yamauchi Mitsuo (ep. 2)
Matsumoto Jun
松本潤
Yamauchi Kazuyo (ep. 2)
Sawatari Minoru
佐渡稔
President Okabe (ep. 2)
Tomochika
友近
Hiiragi Shizuka (ep. 2)
Tsurumi Shingo
鶴見辰吾
Kasai Satoshi (ep. 2)
Nagayama Kento
永山絢斗
Enokido Shinya (ep. 3)
Harada Natsuki
原田夏希
Murase Miyuki (ep. 3)
Tonesaku Toshihide
東根作寿英
Aizawa Hideomi (ep. 3)
Irie Masato
入江雅人
(ep. 3)
Sainei Ryuji
載寧龍二
Makino Tatsuya (ep. 3)
Matsumoto Wakana
松本若菜
(ep. 3)
Kudo Risa
工藤里紗
(ep. 3)
Achiwa Satomi
阿知波悟美
Mochizuki Midori (ep. 3)
Owada Shinya
大和田伸也
Onuki Zenzo (ep. 4, 11)
Murai Miki
村井美樹
Kuwata Kumiko (ep. 4)
Tokui Yuu
徳井優
Yamada (ep. 4)
Miya Naoko
みやなおこ
(ep. 4)
Suwabe Hitoshi
諏訪部仁
(ep. 4)
Hamachika Takanori
浜近高徳
(ep. 4)
Emori Toru
江守徹
Togashi Itsuo (ep. 5)
Tsuda Kanji
津田寛治
Tatsumi Shiro (ep. 5)
Haruki Misayo
春木みさよ
Yoshioka Megumi (ep. 5)
Kono Yoichiro
河野洋一郎
Eto (ep. 5)
Toda Masahiro
戸田昌宏
Mukai Yoshitaka (ep. 5)
Yasumuro Makiko
安室満樹子
a maid (ep. 5)
Kishi Hiroyuki
(ep. 5)
Suzuki Kyoka
鈴木京香
Keiko Schneider (ep. 6)
Suzuki Kazuma
鈴木一真
Kanbayashi Akira (ep. 6)
Aoyama Noriko
青山倫子
Okazaki Anna (ep. 6)
Umoto Yuki
兎本有紀
(ep. 6)
Kinami Haruka
木南晴夏
Mayuzumi Chiharu (ep. 7)
Maruyama Tomomi
丸山智己
Tokumatsu Kisuke (ep. 7)
Yamaya Hatsuo
山谷初男
Tanoshita Kyusaku (ep. 7)
Minagawa Sarutoki
皆川猿時
Tokumatsu Taihei (ep. 7)
Shishido Miwako
宍戸美和公
Tokumatsu Kiyoe (ep. 7)
Yokoyama Akio
a court judge (ep. 7)
Nomaguchi Toru
野間口徹
(ep. 7)
Kubo Akira
久保晶
(ep. 7)
Suga Tomio
菅登未男
Tokumatsu Kahei (ep. 7)
Arai Miu
新井美羽
(ep. 7)
Nakamura Atsuo
中村敦夫
Komikado Seizo (ep. 8, 11)
Yoshida Riko
吉田里琴
Yasunaga Mei (ep. 8)
Ozawa Maju
小沢真珠
Yasunaga Rumiko (ep. 8)
Okayama Hajime
おかやまはじめ
Kajiwara Tsutomu (ep. 8)
Hidari Tokie
左時枝
Arima Tane (ep. 9)
Jinbo Satoshi
神保悟志
President Ikebe (ep. 9-11)
Nihei Kouichi
二瓶鮫一
Nishikino Haruo (ep. 9-10)
Tane Rakuko
田根楽子
Satoko (ep. 9-10)
Mitsui Zenchu
三井善忠
Kiyokawa (ep. 9-10)
Chiba Masako
千葉雅子
a psychic (ep. 9)
Ito Kojun
伊藤幸純
Tomita Yasuhiro (ep. 9-10)
Tabata Tomoko
田畑智子
Yaginuma Kana (ep. 10-11)
Nishihara Aki
西原 亜希
Izumi Mai (ep. 10)
Sakata Masanobu
阪田マサノブ
a doctor (ep. 10)
Omiya Taro
近江谷太朗
Murakami (ep. 11)
Yabe Kenji
やべけんじ
(ep. 11)
Ono Erena
小野恵令奈
a waitress (ep. 11)
Azuma Mikihisa
東幹久
President Ishigami (ep. 11)
 

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1. Well-done comedy [Rating: 9/10]
This dorama has everything one is looking for in a comedic jdorama: a great cast with strong leading characters (Sakai Masato invents a unique character, over the top but almost in a credible way, and well balanced by the calmer play of Aragaki Yui), a lot of side-jokes, sub-plots with good characters, a fast-pace editing, good character development (with some ambiguity that adds to it), and the combination of a new story for each episode & a larger plot that unfolds towards the end.

If you're looking for one of these modern well-executed comedies (something like Hotaru no hikari or My Boss, My Hero) with a lot of good laughs, you're in for a treat!
Reviewed by Jackykero on 12 January 2013

Comments From Users (26)
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1. Comments by occultangle [Rating: 8/10]
I almost skipped this drama because comedies aren't really my thing and I had no interest in a legal drama, but I tried watching it because Aragaki Yui was in it, and I'm very glad I did. Actually everything is pretty much perfect with this drama. It's funny and it stays consistently funny, even in the end where most comedies fall into a train wreck at attempting to become serious. It has a great balance of "episodicness" while decently pulling off a larger plot. The individual cases were interesting, and I enjoyed listening to the logic of the individual arguments. And did I mention it's funny? Again I was quite impressed with the ending, shows like this so often take a random episode just like all the others and try to package it as more serious this time because IT'S THE ENDING! Whereas here the last three episodes led up to a truly more serious ending but at the same time turning it into a flip-flopping mess of hilarity.

It's still not really my type of drama, but that's no fault of the show itself, and so I don't think I can find one real negative thing to say at all. Quite impressive.
2. Comments by Jackykero [Rating: 9/10]
This dorama has everything one is looking for in a comedic jdorama: a great cast with strong leading characters (Sakai Masato invents a unique character, over the top but almost in a credible way, and well balanced by the calmer play of Aragaki Yui), a lot of side-jokes, sub-plots with good characters, a fast-pace editing, good character development (with some ambiguity that adds to it), and the combination of a new story for each episode & a larger plot that unfolds towards the end.

If you're looking for one of these modern well-executed comedies (something like Hotaru no hikari or My Boss, My Hero) with a lot of good laughs, you're in for a treat!
3. Comments by gaston [Rating: 9/10]
Definitely entertaining. Actually, I take that back -- funny as hell. It's been a while since I have found myself laughing out loud like this. The apex definitely is not the last case but the second to the last, when we have Komikado give that crazy @$$ motivational speech -- unforgettable. Could have ended better is my only complaint -- loved Masato Sakai and Aragaki Yui were perfect in their roles.
4. Comments by SayaOtonashi [Rating: 8/10]
This one is a high-speed comical dorama! Some cases were boring to me, but overall it was fine and funny... And Komikado just always ended surprising me. I saw Sakai Masato in Nankyoku Tairiku and in Himitsu no Hanazono and I didn't like him at first, but he's just superb in Legal High and I came to appreciate his good acting skills. I will be waiting for season 2!
5. Comments by jetlagged [Rating: 8/10]
Entertaining drama, and was hooked from beginning to end. the genius lawyer who never loses and will employ any tactics to win and the startup new lawyer who goes by the book and wants to do what is right instead of cheating to win. The 2 characters had great chemistry and the cases presented were intriguing though over the top sometimes.
6. Comments by Sun_Shang_Xiang [Rating: 5/10]
Good Points - Started off well, some interesting cases, some good gags.

Bad Points - Overacting - Sakai Masato must have taken a leaf out off the Jim Carey school of acting ( the only person who came out credibly was Koike Eiko), and rubbish ending.
7. Comments by sasukekun6 [Rating: 8/10]
Quite enjoyable. I found the lead characters very interesting and quite funny. A lot of the vocab was a bit over my head but it was sill fun! I really love Sakai Masato's performance. Absolutely fantastic!
8. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 7/10]
The first 5 episodes, I hated it. Sakai was too over the top. But starting with episode 6 it got a lot better, although my basic reaction is the same as Aragaki's, "What the hell was that??"
9. Comments by RISAKO [Rating: 10/10]
Wow~! What an intelligent, original comedy! Good good stuff! This comedy -drama got awards for best screen writer and director 73rd Japanese Television Academy Awards. A must see.
10. Comments by Spider [Rating: 8/10]
Fun and fasted paced and a totally different character for Sakai Masato then he played in Hanzawa Naoki.

Aragaki Yui is just as cute as ever!
11. Comments by oonqy [Rating: 9/10]
very nice drama. funnie acting by Sakai Masato! don't expect too much from the story plot. but is the acting that add point to this drama.
12. Comments by zenith777 [Rating: 9/10]
Funny story and unexpected story at the end... quite enjoyable watch this drama... Komikado as lawyer really good at speech!!
13. Comments by SquallAdv [Rating: 10/10]
Great comedy, and 10/10 for THAT ending, so original and hilarious! I will never forget that scene hahaha...
14. Comments by xploring [Rating: 7/10]
Pretty entertaining, but there's not a lot to it. The transition of main characters weren't very clear.
15. Comments by shinjitsu [Rating: 9/10]
Laughs, laughs. BTW, if you really listen to Komikata, you may learn a thing or two.
16. Comments by Milano [Rating: 10/10]
very very funny! The lawyer is incredibly entertaining
17. Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 8/10]
Not very good but still fun and more than watchable.
18. Comments by irwinner [Rating: 9/10]
A little over the top at times but a great comedy.
19. Comments by JackClark [Rating: 5/10]
It's kind of boring I stop watching after 5 eps
20. Comments by Kwiii [Rating: 10/10]
I loved it! It's super interesting!
21. Comments by hisashi [Rating: 9/10]
Very funny and interesting cast.
22. Comments by Eyeyore [Rating: 8/10]
My favourite comedy for 2012.
23. Comments by mammothb [Rating: 5/10]
the ending ruined the show
24. Comments by docalion [Rating: 10/10]
WAAAHHH WANT SENSEI!!
25. Comments by Raii [Rating: 10/10]
One of my favorites.
26. Comments by niknik [Rating: 8/10]
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27. Comments by xaxa [Rating: 9/10]
28. Comments by Doramako [Rating: ?/10]
29. Comments by jessiesoon [Rating: 7/10]
30. Comments by amytan [Rating: 10/10]

Users who voted for this drama (5)
1. RISAKO
Funny and entertaining!
2. Raii
Amazing drama!
3. Jhvx
4. Saulenger
5. xerith