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Unubore Deka [うぬぼれ刑事]



Drama Details
Title:Unubore Deka
Conceited Detective
Season:Summer 2010

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TV Station:TBS

A 30-year-old single detective (Nagase Tomoya), who is under the illusion that he is popular with females is called 'Unubore' by friends. He is an ultra romantic and susceptible to conceitedness. He has a strong desire to marry, to the extent that he has already purchased an apartment for his newlywed life.

So strong is his desire, he falls for the female criminals he is out to arrest.

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Actor/Actress Cast (7)
Nagase Tomoya
Ikuta Toma
one of Unubore 5, Unubore's friend, an actor
Nakashima Mika
Unubore's ex-girlfriend
Arakawa Yoshiyoshi
Kaname Jun
one of Unubore 5, a pattisiere
Bando Mitsugoro
坂東 三津五郎
one of Unubore 5, a psychologist
Nishida Toshiyuki
Unubore's father

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Drama Reviews (4)
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1. Surprisingly good [Rating: 8/10]
Too many Japanese comedies fall prey to formula: offering an interesting premise, a familiar delivery, and ba by-the-numbers conclusion. Superficially, UNUBORE DEKA falls into the same pattern - and it's all the more surprising that it's so appealing and funny in spite of itself.

A handsome detective (Tomoya Nagase) wins the hearts of a succession of lovely women, with a catch: in each case, the object of his affection is guilty of some crime or another, whether it's murder, fraud, burglary, or worse. As a result, he wins the admiration of colleagues for his astonishing success at nabbing villains (while losing potential girlfriends in the process). Nagase (MY BOSS MY HERO, TIGER AND DRAGON) has a gift for flamboyant reaction shots, and other actors (Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Mika Nakashima) put in winning supporting performances that are almost as funny.

Does this get repetitive? Admittedly, yes, but it's hard to resist a good joke, and the script mixes things up to freshen old gags. Like ep2, where Nagase inadvertently downs a sleeping drug, and juggles three tasks - nabbing the femme fatale, proposing marriage to her, and snoring in between breaks in dialog. I only wish the series could have been longer.
Reviewed by jdoramadotcom on 21 September 2011
2. Not quite IWPG/Tiger & Dragon, but still KudoK [Rating: 8/10]
Given the ridiculousness and seemingly one-dimensional nature of the synopsis, there is no wonder why this drama may be dismissed on paper as another silly jdrama filled with cliche after cliche. That is, however, until you realize Kudo Kankuro is both director and writer for the series. Fans of Kankuro's previous work will no doubt recognize many faces, almost as if they never left our screens, from titles like Tiger & Dragon and IWPG. Nagase is his usual comic best, with help from Ikuta Toma and Mika Nakashima, whom both surprised me with their valuable contributions. But really, Nishida Toshiyuki is the scene stealer, constantly upping Nagase, especially in the episodes that fall flat. Improving on their screen-time together in Tiger and Dragon, Nagase and Nishida's onscreen relationship really makes this drama for me. It is a joy to watch. While not quite as consistently funny as the likes of Tiger and Dragon, or as emotionally gripping as IWPG or Cats Eye, Unubore still proves why Kudo Kankuro is loved by audiences worldwide.
Reviewed by dekatrain on 13 January 2011
3. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm............ [Rating: 6/10]
I'm not really sure about this one it was pretty funny throughout but I think that the fact the end went exactly like I predicted almost word for word drags the whole show down hence the slightly above average rating. Even the excellent cast especially the guests such as the wonderful Yu Aoi, Erica Toda and Koyuki can't keep the formula from dragging it down. Would have made a much better movie or shorter series, if they make a second season I hope they set it 5 or 10 years later when Rie is out of prison because I really like her interactions with Unubore-san.
Reviewed by Sajen16 on 28 January 2011
4. Nagase Tomoya [Rating: 8/10]
Tomoya is so cute here, cutest ever.. Unubore 5, rocks!! heyheyhey
Reviewed by ester_grace on 10 February 2011

Comments From Users (37)
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1. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 7/10]
This one case per episode drama about a detective who can�ft get married and falls in love with murder suspects is in fact pure Kudo Kankuro fan service, actors from previous Kankuro dramas star or make a guest appearance, which is great fun. But if you are not familiar with his work, it might not be the greatest drama to start with, and one reason is the variable quality. Some episodes are grand, I roared with laughter during episodes 3, 7 and 11 and I really fell asleep during episodes 4 and 5. On the plus side, it started formulatic but slowly added variations and twists to the same theme. Particular highlights: the dances and the Unubore 5 combo, Unubore�fs loser bar friends, always great for comic relief.
2. Comments by Susan [Rating: 10/10]
Unubore, Unbore, Unubore... DEKA dadadannnn! Is there ever a Kudo Kankura drama not worth watching these days? The man has his style and comedic dramas down pat, but somehow he manages to do something new with each and every series I'd seen. He is probably the only screenwriter in the world for whose work I purposefully seek out. Nagase Tomoya, of course, has fine tuned his character acting over the years, most notably in other Kudo Kankuro dramas, and delivers a flawless performance. Of course, most of the cast are the usual suspects and I enjoyed each and every one of them! Definitely an awesome drama!
3. Comments by SayaOtonashi [Rating: 7/10]
I'm not sure about this dorama, I mean, it was somehow boring but after having finished it, I just miss Detective Unubore. It made me smile sometimes, but the truth is that each episode is the same as the other ones with slight differences. It also has a great cast but I was expecting something more; more strength, maybe. Loved the 'Hey hey hey' thing, and it was great to see Arakawa Yoshiyoshi and Ikuta Toma there. I just love Nagase Tomoya's acting, hope he gets other kind of roles too.
4. Comments by Tachii [Rating: 8/10]
Someone said Tomoya Nagase looked like Ken Watanabe in one of his suits. I can seen the resemblance. Anyways, this series was repetitive. It got a bit tedious to see Unubore offer a marriage certificate and crying at the end of every episode. Despite that, this show is incredibly funny (but not for everyone, obviously). Unubore 5 is definitely the highlight of this series. Next would be Unubored himself and his dad. Their narcissism is so awesome.
5. Comments by Chrolo [Rating: 10/10]
I'm currently watching, but I'll definitely buy this, because it's so f**king hilarious and all the actors fantastic!!
There are some series in the past which tried to make jokes about theirselves but Unubore Deka stands clearly above all in this.
And it grows bigger and better after every episode although after episode 2 I feared the fact it could be a bit lax and boring when Unubore alwys offers a ring for marriage in the end.
6. Comments by donna8157 [Rating: 6/10]
It's light-hearted and a fun drama. I think the best part of the series was seeing the many various popular actress cameos. One of my favorite episodes was the one with Koyuki.

It's not very detective-centric if you're looking for a drama like Detective Conan or Jikou Keisatsu. It's more of an offbeat romantic comedy and it's pretty enjoyable although the proposal scenes get a little repetitive.
7. Comments by Spider [Rating: 8/10]
Funny series and my wife was laughing out loud so many times! She's Japanese so she doesn't need the subs but I do, so alot of the humor is lost but I still found it really funny! I would't be surprised to see a season 2!
8. Comments by himono [Rating: 9/10]
it was very funny! the dancing scenes were hilarious! I like how the episode were similar with each other, but had also some slight changes. however i think that nagase tomoya overacts a little, but is some of his charm.
9. Comments by strawberryfzz [Rating: 8/10]
8.5 A must-see for KudoKan fans. Some episodes were a lot better than others but the final episode just made up for everything. I loved all the charming characters and will definitely miss seeing them.
10. Comments by dekatrain [Rating: 9/10]
While not quite as consistently funny as the likes of Tiger and Dragon, or as emotionally gripping as IWPG or Cats Eye, Unubore still proves why Kudo Kankuro is loved by audiences worldwide.
11. Comments by nickylynn [Rating: 8/10]
Nagase Tomoya and Ikuta Toma was hilarious. I laughed so much with each episode. Also loved the Unubore 5 camaraderie and how they helped in the end...and all that dancing lol
12. Comments by Ezalor [Rating: 8/10]
Very unusual and funny dorama which takes itself not too seriously. You'll also get your portion of Nagase Tomoya-like humor. Gets a bit weaker up to the end, otherwise 9p
13. Comments by YankeeChan [Rating: 4/10]
Tomoya is the only thing that prevents me from giving this drama a 2. This man, can make even the worst piece of junk seem funny. *Bows to his awesomness*
14. Comments by monstakarotte [Rating: 6/10]
definitely the worst KudoKan drama I've seen, nevertheless totally funny! Nagase ♥ and Nanana and Ichiban Kirei... and Toma!
15. Comments by outlaws0025 [Rating: 6/10]
The story is quite weird, but Nagase makes up for it with his hilarious actions and faces. It cannot get more than 6 from me, tho...
16. Comments by russia [Rating: 5/10]
i managed 2 episodes before i paused and decided to watch kdrama you're beautiful for the 2nd time in less than 2 days.
17. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 7/10]
Every episode pretty much the same. Some better than others, sometimes laugh out loud great, other times not so much.
18. Comments by williu [Rating: 7/10]
At times utterly hilarious, but often just too silly... Nagase does a great job as always.
19. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 6/10]
Nagase @ his best in a comedy role...wish he'd have a more serious role next time!!
20. Comments by docalion [Rating: 3/10]
21. Comments by catisneko [Rating: 7/10]
for a KudoKan drama it was interesting.. but I guess I expected more.
22. Comments by compaqmac321 [Rating: 9/10]
it was really funny, and smart. writing and acting was incredible
23. Comments by jessiesoon [Rating: 9/10]
this drama is SOOOOOOOOOOO funny!!! hilarious!!! LOL
24. Comments by Signo [Rating: 8/10]
Ba-da-da-da, ba-da-da-da, ba-da-da, pa-pa... ^_^
25. Comments by passionpete2427 [Rating: 8/10]
Mika Nakashima + Nagase Tomoya + Ikuta Toma :>
26. Comments by bobspelledbqwrds [Rating: 10/10]
Fuckin' Hilarious.
Loved every minute.
27. Comments by hisashi [Rating: 7/10]
Funny and unrealistic plot
28. Comments by shinjitsu [Rating: 3/10]
Horrid ... not funny
29. Comments by KyoMono [Rating: 9/10]
awesomely funny
30. Comments by chokakoi [Rating: 10/10]
hey hey hey!!!

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Users who voted for this drama (2)
1. ziliey
This cannot be any more funnier than it already is!!!
The cast members have sooo much chemistry and it keeps me laughing throughout the whole episode!!!
Love the Unubore dance!!!
And I love the video of the end theme!!!
Good job!!!
2. SpiritedAway