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Handoku [ハンドク]



Drama Details
Half doctor
Telecast:2001-10-10 to 2001-12-12
Season:Fall 2001

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TV Station:TBS
Duration:11 Episodes

As a former gang member, Ichiban was witness to the worst side of the emergency medical system and vowed to become a doctor to change it. With the aggressive passion he learned on the streets, Ichiban has worked his way to becoming a no-nonsense emergency medicine resident. But it is this same passion that he must learn to control when confronted with a situation that is beyond his help

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Actor/Actress Cast (4)
Nagase Tomoya
Hazama Ichiban
Ninomiya Kazunari
Sakaguchi Nobu
Uchiyama Rina
Kojima Michiko
Sawamura Ikki
Shindo Kazushi

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Drama Reviews (12)
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1. the second half was good [Rating: 6/10]
unlike Kurosagi, Handoku is a perfect example of why we should sometimes try to finish what we thought would be a horrible dorama.

I reccomend this dorama to all of you who liked Ikebukuro West Gate Park becoz in my opinion, this dorama had the exact atmosphere and the somehow addicting magnet that makes you wanna continue watching. And for those who intend to download it (i don't know whether it's available or not since DLing doesn't work for me), I suggest you should not bother downloading the first six episodes becoz they were simply absurd yet plotless. The real story, which i thought was very worth watching, starts from episode 7. You will be surprised by how the atmosphere changes, it was great. But if you think your dorama watching experience wouldn't be perfect unless you watch the whole show, it's up to you to download all of 'em.

i have to say the script writer did an awfully reckless job for not putting any plot at the first six episodes which made this dorama look like random bits of some insane doctor's everyday life. six episodes was bleh too long for a daymn introduction.

A big round of applause and four, not two, but four thumbs up for the ending. Really, again i have to say the last 5 episodes were indeed entertaining. All those surprises... yummy.
Very nice act by Nagase Tomoya and Ninomiya Kazunari, both were okay. And a very good opening theme song entitled DR by TOKIO. (by the way, in the handoku that i got there was music keys on the top right of the screen. i dunno whether it was provided by the subber or the original version does have it, i think it was and excellent idea, especially for those who like to play the guitar. wonder why they don't make it like that these days?)

I would be giving it an 8/10 if i was only judging the last 5 episodes, but since the whole dorama has 11 episodes and of course we should judge the whole dorama without ignoring any part, the fact that more then half of the dorama -6 episodes- were rubbish, i'm giving it a 6/10

Thumbsup it's still worth watching, especially for those who enjoy Nagase.
Reviewed by monta on 17 January 2007
2. Don't worry, it IS HAPPY ENDING! [Rating: 9/10]
Another Tsutsumi Yukihiko's direction -- together with Trick, Ikebukuro West Gate Park, Kisarazu Cat's Eye, Stand UP!, Sekaino Chushin de Aio Sakebu (TV drama ver.), Keizoku, Pika*nchi, Pika*nchi Double, etc.etc.

About the ending, so many people are mistaken that this drama ends sadly. But NO! When you come through to the end credits, slow down the video and stop at the very last frame. Though for just a nanosecond, you can see someone lying in futon, holding a newspaper (earlier in this footage, some piles of newspaper are shown on the table, with its front-page headline reading: "The road reopened after 10 months from the tunnel rock falling.") In that room (with a name plate "Ichiban" on its door,) Ichiban's mother's photo is in the family altar, meaning that the person living in this room is her family (that should be him only). If he were dead, his photo should be there too, but only if there's the slightest chance of his remote relative living in this newspaper delivery shop. So, he's alive and still working with the same colleagues (probably at SMH) as another photo on the chest shows.
Reviewed by Cloudy on 17 August 2005
3. Can we not talk about the ending of this drama, ev [Rating: 8/10]
I loved this drama but wtf is with all these people dying WHY???
First my beloved Nobu and then Ichiban as well??? This was soo cruel ;A; I really did enjoy to watch this drama though. I loved the characters, the story was sorta weird, but in a good way and also funny at some points and really angsty on other points.
I honestly enjoyed this drama but i never will watch the last two episodes of this ever again, i can't remember when i cried so much watching a drama like i did with this one. ;A;
Reviewed by Pikazu on 2 June 2015
4. Not that good! [Rating: 6/10]
The drama writer used the "Hero" style (multi-storyline) in a private hospital setting! If you cannot handle surgery scenes, don't watch this one. I'm a little bit disappointed because I'm a fan of Nagase Tomoya. His gangster look doesn't look right in a doctor's role! Some of the hottest young stars are in this one, but I'm not impressed...
Reviewed by jdfan on 23 April 2003
5. so..so.. [Rating: 7/10]
this drama is supremely funny only on nagase's parts...i like to watch those parts..but as the story comes to the end, it becomes more serious...btw,i love baka ichi and hope to see more doctors just like him in my town hospital...
Reviewed by aizawa^hase on 9 August 2005
6. Bad Ending [Rating: 5/10]
Had a lot of expectations for this show but fell short of a lot people's expectations. Why is Nagase always acting like a gangster? Was he ever a gangster? He is more convincing as a gangster than a doctor!
Reviewed by piglet44 on 12 April 2002
7. Ermm.. [Rating: 9/10]
Sad ending.... I really hate the ending.. but someone says there might be a possibility for a continuation.. but I don't think so.... Anyway this show is really good..
Reviewed by Dell on 19 March 2002
8. Hmmm [Rating: 7/10]
Very different from what I expected...a bit exaggerating, nevertheless a heartwarming show. The shooting technique seemed pretty much like that of "Hero".
Reviewed by Dtcl on 4 February 2002
9. suge~! [Rating: 10/10]
This dorama had me hooked. I watched it all in one day. The ending was so Grrr, but it fit in perfectly... Just not the happy ending many are used to.
Reviewed by KAZSAW on 8 May 2002
10. ok.. [Rating: 6/10]
this drama is funny with excellent cast-Nagase, Uchiyama and Nino..but i agree abt the ending, it was dissappointing..sigh..
Reviewed by dnie on 15 September 2002
11. Bad Ending [Rating: 7/10]
It's a nice drama with an awesome cast like Nino,Tomaya and Rina but the ending isn't as good.It's quite a funny drama too.
Reviewed by selphie086 on 12 April 2005
12. unexpected ending [Rating: 7/10]
when i wach this drama, i really didnt expect the ending to be like this, something different..
Reviewed by juliana_phang on 9 June 2004

Comments From Users (59)
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1. Comments by ainangst [Rating: 5/10]
bad..had some moments but it it still turns out bad. Didn't even cared Nobu(Nino's character) died a painful death. i was like "oh. dead. good". Definately couldn't understand why Uchiyama Rina character refuse to stop pumping his heart & don't want him to die. They failed to make the audience feel enough compassion for Nobu (the kohai thingy should be more fleshier) and make Nobu much more sinister right from the start (making someone lick his shoes would be lovely). He is afteral a vicious young lad with a kind heart who Ichiban sensei adores and dotes to, but they failed in portraying this. Not a very good performance by Nino (but the scene when you tried to take on the tall Nagase Senpai was brilliant). The whole story is boring btw. There's some dry jokes, quirky moments & a dash of philosophy in it but all are rather sloppy. SLOPPY.
2. Comments by ben_soh23 [Rating: 6/10]
maybe it's becuz i juz watched a better show about trainee docs, but this show really disappoint me as i was expecting much more..... tomoya nagase's acting is nt as gd in this as compared to "mukodono"..... the storyline is also too skin deep..... overall, this drama is nt tt bad but since my expectation r higher, this is a disappointment.....
3. Comments by jdfan [Rating: 6/10]
The drama writer used the "Hero" style (multi-storyline) in a private hospital setting! If you cannot handle surgery scenes, don't watch this one. I'm a little bit disappointed because I'm a fan of Nagase Tomoya. His gangster look doesn't look right in a doctor's role! Some of the hottest young stars are in this one, but I'm not impressed...
4. Comments by tikleabubble [Rating: 6/10]
Ok, the 6 points are all for Nagase really. If he wasn't in this, I'd give it a 1 just for the sake of giving it a rating. Gosh, the directing style was freaking, and all the characters were freaky. And wtf my Nagase DIED in the end??!!! Unforgiveable. The director tried to make it funny, but I just don't get his weird sense of humor. -.-
5. Comments by ffrostte [Rating: 7/10]
I watched this one mainly for Tomoya. He acted okay in it but the plot seems a bit un-convincing to me at times. An okay drama over all. I was starting to like this doctor near the end but then all of a sudden ...


I am not too happy with the ending, I tell you!!!!!!!!!
6. Comments by pinkokoro [Rating: 6/10]
COMPLETE. its entertainingly stupid.lol. it became boring nearing the end. I don't like the ending too, not like I want it to end the other way, just that his character isn't so strong so I don't feel sad for him at the ending.
7. Comments by Y*U*K*I [Rating: 6/10]
Found it at home so started watchin it...Not the kind of drama I like I guess...I can't stand looking at organs and blood. I watched cuz Uchiyama Rina was in it, but didn't finish the whole drama, again cuz of the "blood."
8. Comments by dummyuser11 [Rating: 10/10]
I love love love this drama....i cried in the end when she was giving the speech before leaving....her bond with her students, her sacrifices....sigh...i wished there were more teachers like this out there...
9. Comments by dnie [Rating: 8/10]
i loove all about this story..the actors, plot, characterization, etc. Nagase's a bit 'over' but its okay..Uchiyama Rina is okay too..so does Nino..but what i hate is the ending!! that's it. no more.
10. Comments by Aurora [Rating: 8/10]
I watched this drama for Nagase-kun, since I've just finish Mukudono then. His wacky comedian style is in the show, and this drama has first introduced me to rina uchiyama. A rising star i deem.
11. Comments by Hoshi [Rating: 5/10]
I wouldn't say that this drama really blows me away with the plot and everything. In fact, it's kind of boring, and the ending was pretty disappointing too. Not my type of drama, unfortunately.
12. Comments by saya317 [Rating: 7/10]
nothing to get to too excited about (except tomoya nagase); there were some dark and eerie moments involving the dean, and the last episode had a nice intensity to it. overall an okay drama.
13. Comments by cass_dust [Rating: 8/10]
Defintely a catchy show and very touching.. though most of the time nagase is rather funny...

The ending is too sad.. and i thought that this show deserves a better ending..
14. Comments by piglet44 [Rating: 5/10]
Although it stars my fav actor Nagase Tomoya, I was a little dissapointed. The beginning & middle was OK but the ending was terrible. What kind of ending was that????
15. Comments by sayurikurata [Rating: 9/10]
Interesting doctor drama featuring my favorite actors and actress: Tomoya, Rina, and Ninomiya ^^
A bit bloody in times and a sad ending, but overall a great drama
16. Comments by cghu007 [Rating: 7/10]
I hate the ending. Also, I don't understand what the writing says. It has the number 26 in it. What does it say? Does anyone know? If you do, please tell me. Thanks
17. Comments by Eyrien* [Rating: 7/10]
Nagase as a ex-gang member turned into doctor trainee. VERY similar to Nishi Ikebukuro Koen. For some reason fell a bit short, but still worth a watch.
18. Comments by Hee Hee Hee [Rating: 9/10]
nice...drama...tomoya!~~ he act like dn care dn care doctor..bt actualy he cares...n he is v expert in tis line....v nice drama...n funy show...
19. Comments by zhirong [Rating: 7/10]
Nagese Tomoya as a new doctor in a private hospital. A nice comedy with some touching scenes. Uchiyama Rina is in it too! Overall quite average.
20. Comments by norz [Rating: 6/10]
Kinda funny, a lot of over doing with the bad boy thing and not getting to the plot. The story started to get somewhere near the end.. sad
21. Comments by GIGI [Rating: ?/10]
Not the best of Nagase...it was quite a challenge to watch it from start to end...The only redeeming factor for me is Nino of Arashi. :-)
22. Comments by 100aw [Rating: 5/10]
Although Nagase Tomoya starred in this drama, I shall not be biased. Rather strange drama. Leaves you guessing at the end.
23. Comments by eltinator [Rating: 7/10]
Subtle humor but a very weird show overall. If it wasn't for Rina's beauty, this show would totally be a waste to watch.
24. Comments by AngelXing [Rating: 8/10]
The show is alright over all...but i didn't like the ending....other than that...It's watchable and quite interesting
25. Comments by areins7 [Rating: 9/10]
what a clumsy doctor he is..and determines!!!what i don't like..why do nino and nagase have to die?why? why?
26. Comments by Akakage [Rating: 8/10]
Actually it was quite good at first but at the same time I was quite disappointed with this drama
27. Comments by drive [Rating: 7/10]
Not bad... bit different than I expected. Big downside, Too many people lost their lives...
28. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 6/10]
nagase as an intern�a bit like the sitcom scrubs�didn't like the ending tough�
29. Comments by tInoltin [Rating: 8/10]
I'll give them a 10 if not for the ending.... Very funny & very sad...
30. Comments by compaqmac321 [Rating: 8/10]
ending sucked...show could have been better overall, but still pretty good

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Users who voted for this drama (5)
1. Renz
This drama series is so cool. But it's too short and the endings is blur. What really happen in the ending?? If i think what the ending is, it's very sad and not a happy ending. But overall, it's cool. He's cool as a mean doctor. It's like GTO. Teacher gangster. But this, doctor gangster. Hehehe.
2. yos823
Very funny drama. Loves it!!!
Love NINO & Nagase!!
3. T.Chie
4. bearz
5. conan_02