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Shibatora [シバトラ]

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Title:Shibatora
シバトラ
Telecast:2008-07-08 to 2008-09-16
Season:Summer 2008



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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:11 Episodes
Viewership:12.5%



Synopsis
The story follows a rookie cop named Taketora Shibata who, despite his childish looks of a middle-schooler, fights against juvenile crime and has the ability to see anything at a crime scene.

Nevertheless, it's still a struggle to rise out of the ranks and become a real detective.
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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Atarashii Hibi [Every Little Thing]

Actor/Actress Cast (21)
Koike Teppei
小池徹平
Shibata Taketora
Ohgo Suzuka
大後寿々花
Hosho Mizuki
Tsukaji Muga
塚地武雅
Hakuto Shinsuke
Konno Narumi
近野成美
Miyagi Mei
Maya Miki
真矢ミキ
Chiba Sakura
Fujiki Naohito
藤木直人
Fujiki Kojiro
Imada Koji
今田耕司
Kinoshita Mitsuo (ep1)
Kawano Naoki
川野直輝
Kusunoki Yuji (ep1-4,7-10)
Daito Shunsuke
大東駿介
Kato Gakuto (ep1-4,9-10)
Miura Ryosuke
三浦涼介
Kanazawa Takeshi (ep1-4,8-10)
Suenaga Haruka
末永遥
Machida Rika (ep1-4,7-8)
Karato Ryo
唐渡亮
Mizoguchi (ep3)
Hiraga Masaomi
平賀雅臣
Ochiai Takeo's relative (ep5)
Hashizume Ryo
橋爪遼
Ochiai Takeo (ep5-6)
Aoki Shinsuke
青木伸輔
Iwaki (ep5-6)
Ohira Natsumi
大平奈津美
Ikuno Yayoi (ep7)
Yuge Tomohisa
弓削智久
Shishido (ep7)
Okouchi Hiroshi
大河内浩
Kosugi (ep9-10)
Kyo Nobuo
姜暢雄
Ino Takayoshi (ep9-10)
Inoue Waka
井上和香
Tokiwa Ryoko (ep9-10)
Kyou Nobuo
姜暢雄
Ino Takayoshi (ep9-10)

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Drama Reviews (3)
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1. A lot darker than you think [Rating: 7/10]
When you watch the first few minutes, you'd think that its going to be a light funny drama, the usual detective series with the comedic sidekicks. But as you continue to watch, you realise that there's a darker side to this series. Abuse, drugs, and so on, are some of the themes used. Another interesting surprise is that you don't find out who the real killer is until the end. However, the lead role should have been given to another actor.
Reviewed by doublemask on 11 February 2009
2. Good [Rating: 7/10]
This drama was interesting, and it kept me interested until the end. However, it had the potential to be better.
Reviewed by chazarst on 10 July 2009
3. Ohgo suzuka [Rating: 7/10]
My 1st ohgo suzuka's dorama, she's cute and has a great acting.
Reviewed by ester_grace on 24 December 2010

Comments From Users (21)
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1. Comments by nishishi [Rating: 10/10]
The best 2008's dorama i've watched... I mean, i was pretty disappointed after watching Rookies, Gokusen 3 and specially Code Blue.
Shibatora is the best 08 dorama i've watched. Even better than Maou..... Nice actors.... a superb plot.... good funny scenes... and when u finish watching one episode it makes u want to watch the following one ASAP. Really good dorama..... thumb up.
BtW... it has one of the BEST show's opening EVER!!! And the ELT song is pretty nice as well.... OVERALL an excelent dorama... Thumbs up!!!
2. Comments by docalion [Rating: 10/10]
Very nice detective drama. Like Boss, but with a comical and child-friendly nature, well, but not that much. The episodic set up is good, it still delivers a cohesive plot and a very good story telling manner. Teppei is super kawaii!!! He will always be Japanese Harry Potter!!! All the characters are lovable. This is a must watch for everyone. It will never make you bore. Try it now~!
3. Comments by aiscess [Rating: 7/10]
I was deceived by this series. This wasn't a comedy at all, it's more like of a mystery undercover human drama. Although there were funny scenes, it still didn't change the mood for me. But I must admit that I got curious about the Onigami episodes which started at the last part of ep1 to 4 and eventually included on the last episode.
4. Comments by marspeach [Rating: 8/10]
Finally finished. This looked like it was gonna be a cutie comedy but it was actually a dark cop show. It just had the appearance of a comedy. It did have funny bits, but dealt with murder, prostitution, gangs, drugs, police corruption, etc. Weird to get used to but it was good.
5. Comments by ABINTRA [Rating: 7/10]
A cute, entertaining drama. Very funny at times. I adore Koike Teppei~~ ESPECIALLY IN A MAID COSTUME OMG~~~ But to be totally honest, the plot and characters were kinda cheesy. I had a lot of fun watching this drama, though, overall. :3
6. Comments by aoi_dolphine [Rating: 8/10]
Teppei is so cute in this drama and he does look like a 15 year old compare to the police image. Other than that the twist to this drama at the end is a good one.
7. Comments by Milano [Rating: 8/10]
Good story, everything is fine but the main character, I don't think Koike Teppei fits well the role. if it was given to another actor I would give a 9/10
8. Comments by simpletoad [Rating: 7/10]
refreshing concept . but towards the end , twists and turns in the story made it more and more 'wtf' .
9. Comments by monstakarotte [Rating: 7/10]
Yay, I totally enjoyed watching it! and I liked the plot...(and Fujiki Naohito..)
10. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 8/10]
Better than I expected. Ohgo was very good, the weakest point was Koike Teppei.
11. Comments by octane [Rating: 5/10]
soso..main character is cute..but the plot very weak....
12. Comments by chokakoi [Rating: 5/10]
Didn't really enjoy it. But it was alright still.
13. Comments by natzumi [Rating: 7/10]
i like the girl from Robot. great acting
14. Comments by norani [Rating: ?/10]
Baby faced detective --- Teppei Koike
15. Comments by irwinner [Rating: 6/10]
Only good for the few funny moments.
16. Comments by mizz_evy [Rating: 8/10]
really liked this drama. shocker!
17. Comments by sect0r7 [Rating: 7/10]
Love Ohgo Suzuka.She is so cute
18. Comments by chibichan [Rating: 5/10]
dropped it, kinda boring
19. Comments by lynn [Rating: 7/10]
Download...VCD
20. Comments by hibiscus920 [Rating: ?/10]
WATCHING
21. Comments by rei-desu [Rating: 8/10]
good...
22. Comments by maguro666 [Rating: 5/10]
23. Comments by jerelyy [Rating: ?/10]
24. Comments by lonewolf82 [Rating: 8/10]
25. Comments by karin-chan [Rating: ?/10]
26. Comments by jessiesoon [Rating: 6/10]
27. Comments by M [Rating: ?/10]
28. Comments by 5_lvis_20 [Rating: 8/10]
29. Comments by idiot_na [Rating: 6/10]
30. Comments by lawsco [Rating: 5/10]

Users who voted for this drama (2)
1. docalion
Very different detective drama. So unique!!
2. ghiaa427