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Strawberry Night [ストロベリーナイト]

Drama Details
Title:Strawberry Night
Season:Winter 2012

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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:1 Special
10 Episodes

Reiko Himekawa is a female detective at the Metropolitan Police Department. Reiko doesn't come from an elite background, but she has risen fast through the ranks with hard work.

Reiko than becomes involved in a murder case named "Strawberry Night" due to the mysterious use of those words surrounding the case.

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Actor/Actress Cast (15)
Takeuchi Yuko
Himekawa Reiko
Nishijima Hidetoshi
Takeda Tetsuya
Kiritani Kenta
Okamoto Azusa
Koide Keisuke
Ukaji Takashi
Maruyama Ryuhei
Tezuka Satomi
Owada Baku
Namase Katsuhisa
Takashima Masahiro
Endo Kenichi
Watanabe Ikkei
Tsugawa Masahiko

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Comments From Users (15)
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1. Comments by Susan [Rating: 8/10]
Takeuchi Yuko has often played more innocent and cute characters, so it was hard to imagine her as a tough and talented police detective. Though at times she overdoes it, she was very good in this. The strength of this drama might have been the interrelationships between teams, but I felt that was downplayed for dramatic purposes. Yet the individual plots themselves were not all that exciting. In fact, I found myself solving murders long before the were solved in the show. Thus I was not kept on the edge of my seat. Overall the drama could've been stronger in character and plot. But It was certainly alright, and the actors had good chemistry with each other.
2. Comments by ginger ale [Rating: 10/10]
Watched Strawberry Nights cause I love detective stories and this one is headlined by a woman ( yey for gender sensitive castings). Loved Shunin or Himekawa san, the ass kicking princess detective with a not so secret secret, leading an all male detective team. More realistic than the Boss , which I loved that delved into the lives of the police misfits. Loving every single gory infused case focused episode of Strawberry Night. And beautiful Takeuchi Yoko rocked the night!
3. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 8/10]
Solid! 9 points for the cast and their characters, 7 generous points for the cases, they are not that engaging IMHO. The special, a must see in my opinion, is a fast-paced thriller whereas the drama itself is slower, concentrates on police work and gives depth to the characters. Something that could work well over several seasons! Yuko Takeuchi is stunning of course! UPDATE have now read a few of the books this drama is based on and Yuko nailed her character.
4. Comments by Eyeyore [Rating: 7/10]
Good storyline. A sequel is a possibility. As recommended in some other threads, watch Strawberry Night SP first. The SP certainly wets my appetite for more. However, if you think Yuko-chan is reprising her kawaii persona like Queen no Joou, you might be sorely disappointed. She doesn't kick butts but she really sounded like a yakuza.
5. Comments by Oba-chan [Rating: 9/10]
Very well, looking forward for second season or movie.
Theme Song: Misenai Namida wa, Kitto Itsuka [GReeeeN]: 10
6. Comments by joykimlee [Rating: 8/10]
Dark detective dorama. Didn't like Takeuchi's act but i surprisingly took notice of Nishijima Hidetoshi.
7. Comments by oonqy [Rating: 8/10]
The Special was GREAT! but the drama is not as good. plot can be better. not that exciting.
8. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 8/10]
Real strong cast but the storyline could have been better. But still well worth watching.
9. Comments by vivogram [Rating: 9/10]
Story was all right. The cast and the chemistry between them was great. Great rapport.
10. Comments by shinjitsu [Rating: 6/10]
Not as good as advertised. Slow and scattered.
11. Comments by junny [Rating: 8/10]
Decent cases and chemistry between the cast.
12. Comments by irwinner [Rating: 8/10]
Good cast and a rather good story as well.
13. Comments by bobspelledbqwrds [Rating: 9/10]
Fantastic! Very captivating.
14. Comments by docalion [Rating: ?/10]
Not yet finished watching
15. Comments by Watt [Rating: 7/10]
Better than expected.
16. Comments by jessiesoon [Rating: 7/10]
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21. Comments by rafinharomano [Rating: 8/10]
22. Comments by NaomiMaeda [Rating: 10/10]
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24. Comments by hoihai [Rating: 7/10]
25. Comments by mvc [Rating: 8/10]
26. Comments by RISAKO [Rating: 6/10]
27. Comments by halcyonsongs [Rating: 10/10]
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29. Comments by Rinrin [Rating: 8/10]
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