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Telecast:2001-04-10 to 2001-06-26
Season:Spring 2001

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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:12 Episodes

The only thing the rookie detective has going for him is the fact that he is a nice guy.

Makoto Aida (23,) is a first year detective...a rookie.

Thinking that he can beat the recession by becoming a civil servant, Makoto takes all kinds of employment exams. The only one he passes though is to become a police officer. After becoming a policeman, Makoto gets assigned to work as a cop in rural, Okutama, and begins to look forward to the easy life. He somehow winds up helping out in the apprehension of a suspect of a brutal crime, and gets awarded a letter of recommendation, which incidentally is to become a detective. Being that Makoto doesn't like to get involved in other people's quarrels, he is relieved to find out that he will be assigned to work public safety issues instead of criminal investigations.
Fuji TV

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Jounetsu 情熱 [Kinki Kids]LYRICS | RINGTONE ]

Actor/Actress Cast (8)
Dohmoto Tsuyoshi
Dohmoto Koichi
Aida Makoto
Uchiyama Rina
Sato Kaori
Kakei Toshio
Kitami Teppei
Yamashita Shinji
Igarashi (Section Manager)
Ishihara Yoshizumi
Serizawa Yoshifumi
Ishino Mako
Kawamura Misae
Kuroki Hitomi
Mochizuki Reiko

Drama Reviews (31)
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Rookie is a very interesting drama~ It's all about a young policeman who is kind of clumsy~ But he's very kind and cute too~ Koichi had done the best in the making of this drama~ But i know, KOichi will be Japan best actor somedays~ Ko chan! Gambatte ne~ I love the funny parts of this drama~ Especially when he dropped his ice cream to the ground and picked the icecream back and put it in his ice cream cone and said' let's not waste the ice cream' ...haha!!! that was so funny!!! Well to all KOichi's fan, u MUST see this great, fantastic drama... Koichi will be starting his new drama soon...^^... it's called 'Gakusei JIdai'. it means School period... I think this will be more another fantastic drama of Koichi dohmoto...We'll see...^^... Like what Kochan always says, 'I will try to do the very best i can'... ANd i know kochan will do his very best...I know...Hmm...so watch out for this coming drama...don't miss it... or u'll regret...LAst but not least, GAMBATTE KOCHAN!!!GAMBATTE NE~ I WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT U IN WHATEVER U DO!!!GOODLUCK TO U! I KNOW U CAN DO IT!!! WE ALL KNOW U CAN DO IT!!! SO WORK HARD!!! WE AS LOYAL FANS OF KOICHI DOMOTO WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT U!!!^^..O.O..out of topic i guess...no wonder i got a 'D' for my english essay.. oops!!! i'm not suppose to tell u that..haha...k...:P..TO ALL Koichi Domoto's FANS, DON'T MISS THIS DRAMA!!!
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 8 February 2002
2. Rookie -> A very funny dorama [Rating: 8/10]
I like this dorama for the funny side, it was really made me laugh except for the last few episodes where the story became a little bit serious. Koichi Dohmoto really had the comical face that could make me laugh. Kakei Toshio also his best partner (in this dorama) on making people laugh. I realized that it made me really laugh when he was with Kakei Toshio then when he was part with Kuroki Hitomi or when he moved alove. It's one of the ligth dorama to enjoy easily without giving you an additional task to think. I don't really have any command on his relationship with Rina Uchiyama, i think it's better to leave it that way. Oh, the last part where Tsuyoshi Dohmoto appeared is a good ending i guess ^_^
Reviewed by HimuraGirl on 26 August 2002
3. Dissapointing [Rating: 5/10]
Rookie lacks spice and creativity to make it a good drama. It has some good actors like Domoto Koichi, Uchiyama Rina, and Kuroki Hitomi. All of them were good in their roles, especially Kuroki. However, the plot is just bland, boring, and episodic. Sure most cop shows are episodic by nature, but the good cop dramas like Remote for example, manage to have good stories for every case. This drama had nothing interesting in the storyline, and the only time I felt it was good were the last 3 episodes. The first 9 were pretty boring. This drama was a big disappointment, especially because I had high hopes with Uchiyama Rina in it and Domoto Koichi who was great in another cop sow, Remote.
Reviewed by mrsmith10 on 8 July 2011
4. good for laughs and those who like underdogs [Rating: 9/10]
funny and hilarious
you are able to see the developement of the rookie as he solve the many cases and the goodness of his heart and the way he understands people .
Totally recommend this to all the kinki kids fans and ppl who love a good laugh .
Why wait ? go and grab it now ( > < )
Reviewed by Saki on 8 December 2001
5. Power No Ai ne!!!...^^ [Rating: 10/10]
Rookie~ Starring KOichi domoto and Rina Uchiyama!!! KOichi as a young police man named Aida Makoto and Rina Uchiyama as a reporter named Sato Kaori!!! To all Rina uchiyama's fan...You'll love her character here...And also to all KOichi's fans, You'll love Koichi's funny character too~^^
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 9 February 2002
6. Prince Koichi Domoto... [Rating: 10/10]
Eien No hibi, I hope it will last 4ever...who knows...hehe..^^ Actually the soundtrack for this drama is 'Jounetsu'meaning 'passion'..You'll love this drama and you'll love the song...KOichi love Jounetsu...
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 9 February 2002
7. Atashi wa Rookie suki desu!!! [Rating: 10/10]
I love love love this drama...Well to all Koichi's fan...WHy not post your review for rookie...Make Koichi's name on the top list...Same rank with Tsuyoshi domoto...I love rookie.
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 9 February 2002
8. Jounetsu No Honnou!!! [Rating: 10/10]
Nakanaide Taisetsuni Omoukara,
Yume ni Todokonai,
Jikan wa bokuga,
Umete ageru...

Love this song? So...watch rookie... YOu'll love the pv too..It's really funny...
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 9 February 2002
9. Kawaii Koichi [Rating: 7/10]
see koichi in a comical role for a change (disastrous for his "prince" image, though!) he was very kawaii as the blur makoto. a must-see for koichi fans!
Reviewed by Stephanie on 25 July 2001
10. Prince on the white horse in Rookie... [Rating: 10/10]
Prince on the white horse, Koichi domoto took a role as a young policeman in this drama...Make sure u watch this funny drama...^^you'll love it...
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 9 February 2002
11. An interesting drama [Rating: 10/10]
Emm...don't know what else to say...emm...o.k....Let the power combine.He is Super...Super policeman!!! yeah!!! Hurray!!! Rookie!!! Hurray!!!
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 9 February 2002
12. Rookie [Rating: 9/10]
Can see improvements in Koichi's acting....funny and touching in some ways....and a very handsome Koichi....gambate..koi-chan!
Reviewed by alexei_yagudin on 18 December 2001
13. Suki desu!!! [Rating: 10/10]
I want to tell all Koichi's fans how good this drama is.." Hey evry1 Rookie is a good drama. better watch it ne~^^"
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 9 February 2002
14. kinda disappointing! [Rating: 6/10]
this is hard to say...for a koichi's dorama.
it's kinda corny at times....
lack of romance...
Reviewed by ema on 14 October 2001
15. 4 Kinki Fans & those who like detective dramas. [Rating: 8/10]
This show is quite interesting...especially the ending
which is really comical->The part with Tsuyoshi in it :P
Reviewed by yvetsh on 21 November 2001
16. Koichi Domoto in Rookie~ [Rating: 10/10]
Koichi Domoto is so cute in this drama...Cute KOichi...want to see Cute Koichi? So you better watch this drama
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 9 February 2002
17. Your smile shines within my heart~~ [Rating: 10/10]
He smiles a lot in this drama~ To all fans who really wants to see his sweet smile, better watch this drama.
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 9 February 2002
18. GO Koichi Domoto ^^... [Rating: 10/10]
Go KOichi GO KOichi Go...I know u can do it...I will always support u...^^..Good luck!!!
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 9 February 2002
19. ^^ Love it.... [Rating: 10/10]
I love this drama so much...Suki desu!!! Atashi wa KOichi DOmoto Wo Aishiteru...
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 9 February 2002
20. Kawaii [Rating: 10/10]
This drama is very funny & touching too...... Koi look so kawaii & smart....
Reviewed by K|NK| on 13 May 2003
21. Yeah!! [Rating: 10/10]
Yeah!!!Yeah!!Yeah!!...Happy b-lated b-day Koichi...hehe...
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 9 February 2002
22. Very funny [Rating: 8/10]
great chemistry btw koichi and rina...nice plot as well =)
Reviewed by himitsu on 28 May 2003
23. What else to say? [Rating: 10/10]
I love this drama!!!You'll love it too~ Hontou ni...^^
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 9 February 2002
24. tsumaranakatta [Rating: 5/10]
didnt like koichi's performance.. not that fascinating
Reviewed by juliana_phang on 21 August 2004
25. Rookie!!!You'll Love this!!! [Rating: 10/10]
See, see, see, must see this drama...see...o.k. ^^
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 9 February 2002
26. You'll love this drama!!! [Rating: 10/10]
TO all Koichi's fan...better see this drama...^^
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 9 February 2002
27. Nice to see~~^^ [Rating: 10/10]
It's good to see this drama...^^Enjoy
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 9 February 2002
28. Rookie!!! [Rating: 10/10]
You'll love this drama...Try it!!
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 9 February 2002
29. Rookie~Will always be Rookie~ [Rating: 10/10]
Koichi will always be Koichi~
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 9 February 2002
30. Happy valentines day.... [Rating: 10/10]
HVD KOichi...
Reviewed by Hidaichi on 9 February 2002

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1. Comments by Wisteria [Rating: 9/10]
I absolutely adore this dorama, Koichi is very good as Makoto Aida, the timid and listless rookie with a heart. It's a definite change to see Koichi playing such a blur of a character, and in a comedy as well. Kakei Toshio is very good as Kitami Teppei, all gung-ho but stuck with the crappy jobs. The scenes between Koichi and Toshio are very funny and touching, a great double act. Uchiyama Rin was good playing Sato Kaori, a rookie photographer, but I'm not sure about the romance between Kaori and Makoto, not much chemistry. Kuroki Hitomi as Mochizuki Reiko, a single mother and a detective trying to make it in a man's world, she's very good as the cool-headed detective. And, of course, Tsuyoshi's cameo was funny as well, a good way to end the show.
2. Comments by ben_soh23 [Rating: 8/10]
veri entertaining show throughout.... dohmoto koichi and kakei toshio make a great team... dohmoto koichi and uchiyama rina was also veri cute and funni when they r together.... uchiyama rina is so likeable and cute, y wasnt she the female lead in more drama???? how can i not mention kuroki hitomi? she really aged wif grace man!!! looking so pretty always... overall a pretty gd show wif a veri likable cast and funni and exciting plot... the song "jounetsu" was pretty likable too...
3. Comments by Hoshi [Rating: 9/10]
Domoto Koichi!! I have never seen him act before this, so when I saw this drama I grabbed it. The stories in this drama are typical of those police/detective dramas, with the experienced officer/rookie partnership to boot. Domoto, surprisingly, acted very well. And there's the cameo made by his KinKi partner Tsuyoshi in the last episode. So that's something to look out for :)
4. Comments by rikastar [Rating: 6/10]
Quite a mediocre detective drama. It's more about the follies of Koichi as a new detective than the actual crimes. Pretty entertaining at times, but not particularly interesting. Rina as the rookie reporter is quite annoying. Kuroki Hitomi is great in this as an excellent detective. I love how she irritates Makoto's senior everytime with her brillance.
5. Comments by yolande [Rating: 5/10]
koichi is very very adorable in this dorama. silly aida makoto makes me highly amused. but the plot for the dorama's not very good. its mainly the actors you watch. or rather, its mainly koichi you watch. enjoyable show, good to kill time. but not reccomendable if you are looking for something really good. tsuyoshi's cameo really cracked me up though.
6. Comments by DragonSpirit164 [Rating: 8/10]
Hmmm. Good drama about a rookie cop trying to prove himself worthy of being one. I wish Aida had a bit more confidence in himself though, causeit seemed as though everyone belived in him except himself. Uchiyama Rina had her Best Hairstyle Ever(TM) and was seriously cute in this drama!!! Highly Enjoyable!!!!
7. Comments by dnie [Rating: 8/10]
a dorama of a rookie and his senpai..very funny and sweet...i must say, Koichi is very much improved and i love him in this dorama! the police who plays his senpai quite good too and Uchiyama Rima, errmm..okay i guess.. oh! love it too, when DoTsuyo appears and was caought 4 stealing KinKi Kids' cds! LOL!
8. Comments by amberr-san [Rating: 8/10]
I am pretty sure all KinKi Kids fans has seen this dorama already. But I should recommend this drama to people that are not KinKi Kids fans also. This film is not only heart-warming, it is also very funny also. A must see drama!
9. Comments by katrinka [Rating: 10/10]
Very good funny show! Watch for the cameo by Domoto Tsuyoshi who plays a shoplifter in the last episode. What did he steal? A Kinki Kids Cd of course! this show is really great. Wish they would do another season!
10. Comments by kneehard [Rating: 8/10]
This drama is okay-ish..funny at times and sad at others. I especially like the appearance of the other member of Kinki Kid (Dohmoto Tsuyoshi) during the last bit of the last episode.
11. Comments by emina45 [Rating: 8/10]
I can watch and re-watch each episode of this drama without ever feeling bored. I find it a very funny and interesting drama, and there are also many parts where it's touching.
12. Comments by nagaioyasumi [Rating: ?/10]
Absolutely hilarious. Koichi's true self revealled. You really see that if he hadn't gone into show business, this may very well have been his life played out on screen.
13. Comments by buzzybug [Rating: 8/10]
just finished watching this dorama... koichi-kun �������B�B�BI love his bakaness in this dorama... ������܁@��ȁB�B�B���킢���B�B�Boverall, this is a good drama...
14. Comments by Jalapeno [Rating: 7/10]
Nice, but not that good. Maybe it's because Doumoto Koichi's much more 'beautiful' than Uchiyama Rina. Hahaha. But I really like Uchiyama. That girl's got talent.
15. Comments by arashinokoto [Rating: 8/10]
better effort than p.s genki.. i liked the stories incorporated in the story.. and koichi was convincing as a police officer.. his partner was really funny..
16. Comments by masnita [Rating: 6/10]
Wished koichi can act a bit more natural...but the story in each episode was interesting. the cameo by tsuyoshi was hilarious....hahaha
17. Comments by enen_shun [Rating: 8/10]
Koichi is chooo kawaii and baka in the drama ...Hitomi's REAL cool in the show !!! liked her hairstyle most !!!!! nice drama !!!
18. Comments by Q-chan [Rating: 8/10]
Funny... Great chemistry between Doumoto koichi and Uchiyama Rina. Love the last scene with Doumoto Tsuyoshi in it!
19. Comments by Hidaichi [Rating: 10/10]
A very nice drama indeed.^^... Koichi Domoto was so cute in this drama...better watch it...o.k.^^
20. Comments by Hee Hee Hee [Rating: 8/10]
nice show!! i like this..koichi v cool...they v matchin...each epiosde...storyline is exciting!~
21. Comments by Tsuki [Rating: 6/10]
Show how a greenhore policeman goes thru' different cases & how he matures after each cases.
22. Comments by melting_snow [Rating: 7/10]
Some cases are interesting, some are bored. But love Koichi's baka-ness in this drama! =)
23. Comments by lovejdorama [Rating: ?/10]
Avai For Trade, 6-DVD, Chinese Sub
24. Comments by v1olet [Rating: 9/10]
It's funny to see Koichi as a Rookie. Very entertaining, light and hilarious.
25. Comments by juliana_phang [Rating: 5/10]
Koichi looked really silly, and the plot was really dull
26. Comments by Kawaii Kinomoto [Rating: ?/10]
havent watched yet... but should be good with koichi as a detective
27. Comments by Sun_Shang_Xiang [Rating: 6/10]
Funny in parts, Kakei Toshio & Kuroki Hitomi do a sterling job.
28. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 5/10]
a cop-like drama�well the titles says it all�koichi was cute�
29. Comments by IniQx [Rating: 6/10]
silly cop always gets things right at the end of the day....
30. Comments by Lauralye76 [Rating: 7/10]
A normal police show...a bit dramatic...but still watchable

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Users who voted for this drama (10)
1. Wisteria
So many good points to this drama - Koichi as Makoto Aida, the timid rookie with a heart, and Kakei Toshio as Kitami Teppei, the cop who's partnered to Makoto, the chemistry between them is great, which results in many funny scenes. Koichi plays a character that definitely is different from how we usually perceive him, definitely one to watch.
2. cold_jade
Koichi looks really relaxed and natural in this. I love Aida Makoto as well as his colleagues. The whole pace is fast and not draggy too. Love it!
3. makimura_RAn
Koichi looks so cute and funny in this dorama. Sometime looks so stupid and makes me want to laugh. A good dorama i think. The cast also great.
4. K|NK|
I luv koi in this drama, as he is so kawaii, funny & smart looking too......
5. hanaru_shinten
Aida kun is so kawaiiiiiiii ^_^ hontoni kakoi desu~ : )
6. dianix
very funny! koichi domoto rulez!
7. IniQx
kuroki hitomi is so cool~
8. takoyaki_gal
9. takara51244
10. 1cy^Dr3@mz