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Karei naru Spy [華麗なるスパイ]


Drama Details
Title:Karei naru Spy
Telecast:2009-07-18 to 2009-09-26
Season:Summer 2009

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TV Station:NTV
Duration:10 Episodes

Yoroi Kyosuke is a convicted swindler who is recruited by the government to serve as a spy against terrorists. Dorothy, also a member of Kyosuke's team, has been established as an elite spy with previous experience as part of the UK's intelligence agency MI6.

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Taiyo to Sabaku no Bara [TOKIO]

Actor/Actress Cast (18)
Nagase Tomoya
Yoroi Kyosuke
Fukada Kyoko
Sekai no Nabeatsu
Kurusu Kenichi
Fujiwara Kazuhiro
Terajima Susumu
Kiriyama Seiichi
Watari Tetsuya
Prime Minister Yoshizawa
Emoto Akira
Mr. Takumi
Hirahara San-kyu
Takada Junji
Hirahara Genichi
Ito Kazue
Hirahara Izumi
Hirate Mai
Inoue Mao
Yoshizawa Ami (ep. 1)
Tezuka Toru
Bomber K (ep. 1)
Guadalcanal Taka
Ginga TV Producer (ep. 3)
Masuda Takahisa
Yamaguchi Toru (ep. 4)
Hiwatashi Shinji
Michelin judge (ep. 5)
Junna Risa
Lee Naomi (ep. 6)

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Drama Reviews (4)
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1. Fun Drama. [Rating: 8/10]
Although sometimes it feels like a cheesy James Bond rip-off and the weapons that are used are truely overwhelmingly over the top, I still liked this drama. It was refreshing to finally see an action drama. The story was a bit slow at first but the story really kicks in during the last half with plenty of interesting plot twists. The message it sent about forgiving others was a bit preachy but I felt it's a great message and was well executed. It was also refreshing to see such a message coming from a Japanese show since I hear at least once in every Japanese show the word "unforgivable." The solution to the heat wave was outright ridiculous but luckily it didn't ruin the ending. Nagase Tomoya was excellent in this drama and I really liked his character's story and development. It wasn't Fukada Kyoko's best but not her worst, she was ok in this drama. Though she looks a bit odd with short hair and blond streaks. It's more like a 7.5. The story and the character development is strong, but I would give it a higher rating if it weren't for how ridiculous this series can get at times.
Reviewed by mrsmith10 on 6 February 2011
2. Tom Cruise Spawns bad Japanese Comedy [Rating: 5/10]
The script writer must have watched Tom Crusie in Valkyrie and decided wow.... thats a good idea ! I can use that...
Emoto Akira is a Hitler look alike terrorist and even has his own Count Stauffenburg Aide in an episode. Ex-Swindler Tomoyo Nagase & Agent Fukada Kyoko have to stop him.Tomoyo Nagase does his best with the poor script but cramps Fukada's comedic style in the process. Unfortunately the triangle relationship between Anne's character Hirahara San-kyu and Tomoyo Nagase's character Yoroi Kyosuke and Fukada Kyoko's character Dorothy isn't fully resolved either.The show just doesn't work for me .
Reviewed by Sun_Shang_Xiang on 4 March 2011
3. Not Nagase's best, but... [Rating: 6/10]
Nagase Tomoya is as outrageous as always in his latest outing, but this is definitely not his best drama. The crime/spy plots are neither interesting nor funny enough to draw you in and Kyoko Fukuda tries too hard to be cute. It had its heartfelt, sensitive moments as well as its crazy, fun ones; worth watching if only for Nagase's switching between the two extremes of exaggerated over-the-top acting and being dead serious and passionate, which he does best.
Reviewed by Limes on 16 February 2010
4. hmm.... [Rating: 10/10]
BEST...so funny and kyoko fukada is my love....haha...just it duplicate film like austin power and james bond...but good to see..nice...
Reviewed by shuyina on 10 February 2010

Comments From Users (23)
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1. Comments by pinkokoro [Rating: ?/10]
Take note that this spy drama is with comic undertone so expect some slapstic and over the top comedy. Ep 1 watched, am putting this in the backlog since ep 1 didn't impress me much for me to waste time on it over other dramas which seem to be more promising than this. Maybe will pick up later or to be dropped from the watching list. I always love Nagase's performance and been waiting for a good drama from him, unfortunately this is not it.
2. Comments by compaqmac321 [Rating: 8/10]
at first i was a little disappointed but that was because i thought the show would have been better had it not been a comedy, and im right about that...BUT, once i took the show for what it was i thought it was really funny...casting was good, a bit too goofy at times...nagase can act as usual, fukada kyoko is what she is but i love her reguardless...die hard nagase and fukada fans will enjoy the show..
3. Comments by dira [Rating: 9/10]
I was in Japan during summer 2009 and Karei Naru spy is airing on TV. Wow..I need to get the dvd when I get back to Malaysia, and I did. There is a 70s-80s retro comic feeling about this jdorama, maybe because the music and Kyoko Fukada's dressing! I love Kyoko fukada and tomoya nagase acting together, they always fights like kids. Watch the whole series in one day!
4. Comments by Nermal [Rating: ?/10]
You say Nagase Tomoya? I say hell yeah I'm watching this! Now what's left is to see if this is gonna be worth it... and so far after two episodes, this is soooo much fun!

Will review after series ends.
5. Comments by jdfan [Rating: 5/10]
It is a comdey type drama that has no real story line between the characters. Kyoko Fukara could never regain her magic since the drama "Kamisama mou sukoshi dake".
6. Comments by monstakarotte [Rating: 4/10]
Although Nagase was adorkable the drama wasn't really good. It started quite interesting but sadly it got worse =(
7. Comments by wanderingfish7 [Rating: ?/10]
don't know why nagase-san always plays this kind of roles,he is handsome though,but the role is stupid.
8. Comments by williu [Rating: 5/10]
Very lame. Nagase is always good, but with this script... it's just too stupid.
9. Comments by allouh [Rating: 5/10]
Just from first EP:
bad actors, cheap stunts, and above all unrealistic.
10. Comments by Eyeyore [Rating: 6/10]
only watching this because I had great faith in Nagase, the comedien.
11. Comments by maguro666 [Rating: 7/10]
Really really silly drama, but pretty good laugh at times
12. Comments by kyunspark [Rating: 8/10]
Nagase's usual rufian good guy.... Quite enjoyable tho...
13. Comments by Akiiness [Rating: ?/10]
DROPPED (for now). Wasn't really into the story.
14. Comments by lynn [Rating: ?/10]
Downloading...Currently watching...Ep.2
15. Comments by faubin [Rating: 8/10]
Maybe I'll be a spy >_> ....^_^'
16. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: ?/10]
Currently Watching
17. Comments by SakuraDanielle [Rating: ?/10]
not started yet
18. Comments by harni [Rating: 7/10]
Fun to watch..
19. Comments by nienna [Rating: 6/10]
Pure comedy!
20. Comments by elletosatoshi [Rating: ?/10]
Dropped [1]
21. Comments by aoi_dolphine [Rating: ?/10]
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23. Comments by coldeyes [Rating: 6/10]
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30. Comments by jessiesoon [Rating: 6/10]

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