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Saimin [催眠]

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Title:Saimin
催眠
Hypnosis
Telecast:2000-07-09 to 2000-09-17
Season:Summer 2000



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TV Station:TBS
Duration:11 Episodes



Synopsis
A string of mysterious deaths has occurred, leaving all of the victims with a purple butterfly-shaped bruise. According to investigators, the victims have all died from a hypnotic suggestion. The police bring in renowned psychiatrist Toshiya Saga, who specializes in hypnotic cures, to help with the investigation. He is determined to solve the mystery, but is caught off-guard when the woman he is attracted to becomes a suspect in the investigation.
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Actor/Actress Cast (4)
Inagaki Goro
稲垣吾郎
 
Fujiwara Norika
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Seto Asaka
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Yada Akiko
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Drama Reviews (2)
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1. Eerie [Rating: 8/10]
I think actors did a great job showing the dangers if someone irresponsibly treats someone or sadistically takes advantage of people. They are some positive uses of hypnosis in treating people with irrational fears, but the villains here truly are repugnant and dark. I still had to finish it
Reviewed by warren.mcclendon on 25 September 2002
2. Don't miss it [Rating: 9/10]
Asaka Seto was amazing here. Her skill out shining all other performances. There are a lot of twist and turns. As usual, the final epidsode was the show that tied everything together. His reminded me of the other drama named "Ice World". Don't miss it!
Reviewed by jdfan on 12 July 2002

Comments From Users (20)
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1. Comments by lockdown12 [Rating: 6/10]
Hypnosis stars SMAP guy Inagaki Goro as Dr Saga, a former pyscho-therapist who returns to work to help his pyschologically damaged lover, Yuka Aoi (Seto Asaka). The plot is similar to the film version of the show, and other movies (Angel Dust). The mystery surrounding the "Purple Butterfly Murders" and Seto Asaka's role are very entertaining. I like the eventual connection between the head therapist and Yuka as well. On the other hand, Inagaki Goro just bugs the hell out of me after awhile. Overall, it's entertaining but can be frustrating to watch, particularly since the notion of killing someone with Hypnosis is so rediculous to begin with.
2. Comments by Eyrien* [Rating: 7/10]
Interesting drama about hynoptism. Seto Asaka and Inagaki Goro star in the drama as the patient with memory gaps and her ex-shrink-turned lover-turned shrink again co-lead. Seto Asaka is a normal girl with the exception that she has days where she can't remember what she has done the previous days. Normally, no problem, except that her previous ex-boyfriends keep on dropping dead due to what is guessed to be hyponotic suggestions. Inagaki Goro plays the part of the shrink in love with Seto Asaka trying to free her from her problems and get to the bottom of the situation. Rather intesting drama, and not at scary. Better than the movie.
3. Comments by hyp_mar901 [Rating: 10/10]
After watching "Hatachi no Kekkon", I started to get in to doramas. I started watching this one and from the very first episode or "case", I also fell in love with it. I became very obsessed with it and it was always my thing to watch on Saturday nights. I even started to cry when it said "last case". I just love everything about it, especially the music!
4. Comments by aygamita [Rating: 8/10]
Actually I watched the movie...about it's not the purple butterfly but green monkey(midori no zaru), starring Kanno Miho(Oh gosh, she's so pretty, no wonder goro lioves her!). The plot is the same and all i can say is, don't watch this alone!!!or probably you're hypnotized too...
5. Comments by jdfan [Rating: 9/10]
Asaka Seto was amazing here. Her skill out shined all other actors performances in the show. There are a lot of twist and turns. As usual, the final epidsode was the show stopper that tied everything together. This reminded me of the other drama named "Ice World". Don't miss it!
6. Comments by maui [Rating: 9/10]
Don't watch this alone!..but i watched this alone at night and I can't sleep because this is so creepy and the soundtrack is so haunting.Good series and i finished the series in one day till 3.30 am.
7. Comments by cass_dust [Rating: 7/10]
Basically a very good show and unique plot, though the story is a bit unconvincing and I do not quite like the ending.. very sad.

I find that goro is very handsome in this show! :D
8. Comments by sabriel [Rating: 7/10]
its scary but it made me keep watching it. you kinda guess who's the murderer but then the keep adding hints of other somthing else. goro inagaki was a nice plus to the drama.
9. Comments by jjpsychic2 [Rating: 9/10]
quite surprising.. acting is very good in this program.. each episode gave a lil suspense and brought lots of questions and twists.. nice drama about hypnosis
10. Comments by Lauralye76 [Rating: 8/10]
A show with a dark side to it...along with some suspense....not to bad if you want to watch something different
11. Comments by bababui [Rating: 9/10]
this show was killer but why the hell isn't hada michiko listed amongst the actresses?
12. Comments by Siamman [Rating: 6/10]
Some places was predictable but it was very poetic in some parts.
13. Comments by g_hunter1 [Rating: 9/10]
Really errie drama that keeps you in suspense. It's surprising.
14. Comments by Clockwork Orange [Rating: 10/10]
Excellent drama with many twists and turns. Not to be missed.
15. Comments by meruchan [Rating: 8/10]
Disturbing plot,but Seto Asuka & Iganaki are good
16. Comments by rikastar [Rating: 6/10]
Didn't leave much of an impression... = =;;;
17. Comments by JackClark [Rating: 10/10]
liked it very much, good mystery
18. Comments by KS17 [Rating: 5/10]
not my cup of tea
19. Comments by vienna_sg [Rating: ?/10]
Watching now
20. Comments by Hee Hee Hee [Rating: 8/10]
exciting
21. Comments by Yasuko [Rating: 5/10]
22. Comments by himawari [Rating: 8/10]
23. Comments by Susie [Rating: 5/10]
24. Comments by Stephanie [Rating: ?/10]
25. Comments by shaunlim [Rating: ?/10]
26. Comments by yuki007 [Rating: 9/10]
27. Comments by babyram [Rating: 7/10]
28. Comments by shiitake [Rating: ?/10]
29. Comments by Gin07 [Rating: 8/10]
30. Comments by doumyouji [Rating: ?/10]

Users who voted for this drama (2)
1. Vanessa
A damn guilty pleasure, despite how predictable the dorama is, you don't care and apperciate how hard Inagaki Goro really tries to make this dorama work.
2. VanessaAyukawa
A constantly overlooked bizarre, chilling and scary dorama!