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Taiho shichauzo [逮捕しちゃうぞ]



Drama Details
Title:Taiho shichauzo
You're under arrest
Season:Fall 2002

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TV Station:TV Asahi
Duration:9 Episodes

Live action series based on the popular manga serial by Yosuke Fujishima.

The story of Taiho Shichauzo is an action-comedy about two female police officers with complete opposite personalities that are teamed up to fight crime in Tokyo. The drama depicts the female officers as having a unique and aggressive approach not only in love and fashion, but when confronting dangerous felons and criminals as well.

Famous Japanese actress Sachie Hara will portray the intelligent and car-loving Miyuki Kobayakawa. Hara stated in the press conference that she enjoyed dressing in costume [as a police woman] because she doesn't have the opportunity to dress in uniform so often. Since the drama has numerous action scenes, she also mentioned how her body ached after training for the role.

Hara's co-star Misaki Ito will portray the wild and powerful Natsumi Tsujimoto who is skilled in martial arts and blessed with athletic abilities. Ito described her character as someone who is "passionate and straightforward" and her trademark martial arts move is an "elbow drop."

Also on hand were the other members of the cast, including Kazushige Nagashima, the leading man in the series. Nagashima will portray the character Ken Nakajima, a tough, motorcycle riding officer with a strong sense of justice. The audience burst into laughter as he said, "Since I'm much obliged to the police department twice (due to car accidents, etc.), I feel a little awkward to play this role." In the drama, there may be a romantic twist between him and Hara's character.

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (2)
1. Through the Rain [Mariah Carey]
2. Galaxy [Katase Nana 片瀬那奈]

Actor/Actress Cast (13)
Hayami Mokomichi
佐伯もこみち (18)
Hara Sachie
Kobayakawa Miyuki
小早川美幸 (24)
Itoh Misaki
Tsujimoto Natsumi
辻本夏実 (24)
Ichikawa Yui
Kohashi Yuki
小橋由佳 (16)
Nagashima Kazushige
Nakajima Ken
中嶋剣 (36)
Watanabe Eri
Ito Shiro
Kaneko Noboru
Okabayashi Shunsuke
岡林俊介 (28)
Yoshioka Miho
Saga Saori
佐賀沙織 (21)
Nikaidou Yoriko
二階堂頼子 (22)
Kyokuyama Eri
松阪ともえ (23)
Kaneko Norihito
高木浩志 (25)
Ikari Yukiko
Ep 2: Maki-chan

Drama Reviews (17)
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1. Loved it! [Rating: 10/10]
This is probably as cheap and childish as TV shows can come... but I loved it! There's a certain innocence to it that you don't often come across. It was my first drama, and will probably remain my favorite--I've just never genuinely enjoyed something as much before. I thought it was hilarious how there was often more focus on the relationship/dating aspects than the police force. But the latter is basically there to provide a refreshing backdrop, which gives the whole show a certain novelty value. And as has been mentioned, there's plenty of eye candy! Highlights are Sachie Hara's sexy legs and radiant smile and Misaki Itoh looking gorgeous in her wedding dress.
Reviewed by Kam on 22 March 2005
2. You can arrest me anytime! [Rating: 10/10]
First and my most favorite JDrama I watched. If you are watching J drama from the story point of view this is the drama good. Fighting scene are bad, however I was not expecting much. This is one of the drama I watched and was satisfied with the ending, because sometime you will find drama that was rushed. When you get at the ending, you will be wondering what was the point of the whole thing.
Reviewed by Shingo berserker on 7 July 2004
3. Please Arrest Me [Rating: ?/10]
This is something to watch when your bored. What this dorama lacks is a solid story that one can really get immersed into. It is pretty much diffrent scenarios and antics each episode. When you throw in a love story here and there you get a good fun to watch Dorama. But I also have to admit I am a guy; what kept me watching was the hot Japanese women in police uniforms
4. If you know what to expect then you're gonna be so [Rating: 10/10]
This happened to be my first, and is one of my favorite dramas out of the few I've seen. It's great, I mean you walk away with a smile every single time. Good stories, great actors, and overall fun. This is one of few things that shouldn't have ended so soon. Good stuff, from beginning to end, just purely good stuff.
Reviewed by gohmifune on 18 August 2003
5. Under Arrest [Rating: 10/10]
This was surprisingly charming. Not as much of a Dorama as a tv show, and a short one at that (only 9 episodes, shortest that I've seen) but the two main actresses are great and I like the Nana Katase theme song so much I actually ordered a CD of it from YesAsia.com
Reviewed by Electro43 on 23 April 2006
6. Awesome in a geeky fun sense [Rating: 9/10]
This is really a cheesy drama but it is soooo fun. Expect sub-par acting and absurd situations. It is just a drama for pure fun. I have seen it a couple times and as I enjoy this kind of humor it was good to me but I can see many people not liking this.
Reviewed by MonsterZero65 on 18 August 2010
7. My first one ... a virgin no more. [Rating: 9/10]
This was the first dorama I watched. The actions scenes need a little work but overall the show is very entertaining. The characters have many "emotions" and "actions" that make this action comedy soooo Japanese. M. Carey's song is very fitting.
Reviewed by 206 on 10 September 2003
8. Taiho Shichauzo~ [Rating: 10/10]
I did not know any of the cast except Hara Sachie when I first watched this show. Actually I watched because the theme song is sung by Katase Nana. In the end, this show was extremely interesting and got me hooked onto this show!
Reviewed by mikayo on 1 October 2003
9. Comedy [Rating: 10/10]
I just love exciting drama for every episode that fulls of energytic of the two police traffic officer which is always stubborn and believe what they do it correct without thinking of her boss..
Reviewed by gto_girlz83 on 11 April 2007
10. Dissapointing [Rating: 6/10]
After watching Densha Otoko I tried to find a dorama where Misaki itoh played a role, I found this one and it really let me down, only recommended to fans of Taiho Shichauzo
Reviewed by Jhvx on 9 February 2007
11. Great fun, pity they only made 9 episodes. [Rating: 8/10]
Great entertainment with some nice stories, funny moments and some great acting, lots of nice looking women too, just wish they made more, why do they torture us like this.
Reviewed by Tatakau on 23 September 2005
12. Simply fun [Rating: 7/10]
This is not the best drama in the world nor does it pretend to be but it's fun. Very enjoyable with no big agenda. Perfect for when you want something not so serious.
Reviewed by MonsterZero-65 on 19 October 2009
13. otoha's cute in taiho shichauzo [Rating: 8/10]
otoha's cute in taiho shichauzo. her role as yoriko is perfect. she acted yoriko just like the way the animated yoriko did in you're under arrest.
Reviewed by caloy_03 on 11 August 2003
14. Great! [Rating: 8/10]
Similar to Shomuni fashion, it's very entertaining and funny. It's very short....hopefully they'll make another season.
Reviewed by Slackey on 23 September 2003
15. My first dorama [Rating: 9/10]
This was one of the very first doramas that i've seen. It's really good, good cast and good story.
Reviewed by angy-chan on 6 November 2005
16. taiho shichauzo [Rating: 9/10]
misaki itoh looks nice
Reviewed by djancoek on 1 November 2005
17. cool jdorama [Rating: 9/10]
Happy ending.. hehe
Reviewed by inuyasha27 on 22 May 2006

Comments From Users (100)
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1. Comments by donna8157 [Rating: 6/10]
An episodic series without much heart. The characters themselves were a little amusing to begin with, but after the first two episodes, their static reactions to situations began to become pretty predictable and made the series seem draggy and boring. Although a lot of this series is emphasized in the comedy department, I found that most of the jokes were rather corny and played out. None of the characters were that memorable and the plot was even less so.

I know that this series is based off of a popular manga and anime series, however I've seen other live action-type dramas that are able to pull it off very well. I would recommend watching another live action series if you're wanting to see some drama based off of a manga like "GTO" or "Gokusen".
2. Comments by Oba-chan [Rating: 7/10]
Simple and funny. Misaki and Sachie are cute. Nagashima Kazushige always makes me laugh, ano baka otoko.. This drama rating is supposed to be 7,5. Just for fun, don't expect too much about this series.
Soundtrack: Through the Rain [Mariah Carey] and Galaxy [Katase Nana �А��ߓ�]: 9 (the soundtrack is must be japanesse music, But mariah carey song is an exception)
3. Comments by xiangh [Rating: 4/10]
having some knowledge of the manga I was really disapointed, I would truly have liked more "excess".
In fact, some episode are just plain boring. This is not the case of every single one thought. Yet in any case there is a weird, "kitch", feel to the acting; especially when it comes to action oriented scenes. I found the Gokkon scene funny thought.
4. Comments by nishishi [Rating: 4/10]
I didnt like this dorama very much.... Its... hummmm... strange!!
The fighting scenes r 2 horrible... some actors r terrible!! On the other hand Taihou shichauzo is really original...!! And i must say that i laughed really hard at some parts...!!!
I guess u can say that this one is OK....
5. Comments by pash [Rating: 8/10]
Hara Sachie and Itoh Misaki are both as gorgeous as they come, and the dorama itself, though far from perfect, was definitely better than I expected...the plots are interesting, it is funny sometimes, there's plenty of eye candy...and the nice ending made me raise my vote a lil' bit...:)
6. Comments by analogue [Rating: 5/10]
At first, I thoght it was stupid and bad played, well I forced myself to watch it entirely as I got my hand on the full season, and from approx the 4th or 5th episode, I started to like it. It's not the drama of the year but it's enjoyable to watch.
7. Comments by Kumaneko [Rating: 8/10]
The action scenes are far from great, but the mood of the story is carried through out. The music fit the series very well. I was very disappointed to see it end so abruptly.. it could have used a few more episodes! Another season would be great!
8. Comments by Geno_SV [Rating: 7/10]
Ok, was pretty fun, but the acting and especially the fighting scenes made me almost turn off the tv sometimes.
But I still recommend it. I haven't seen the anime/read the manga so I cannot comment on how close it follows those.
9. Comments by Maxrobo [Rating: 8/10]
My first drama... since then I watched more than 200. This one was funny, completely different from what I expected (compared to the dark or violent movies that are released on DVD in my area - which are selected by psychopats).
10. Comments by WhiteHawk [Rating: 9/10]
One of the few manga/anime I've read/watched, and it comes off well as a live-action. I don't think I would have cast Misaki Itoh as Natsumi. Nagashima Kazushige was terrific as the bumbling, love-struck Nakajima Ken, however.
11. Comments by xerith [Rating: 7/10]
Liked the friendship between the two main characters. Disliked the action scenes and the disjointed story line. Mainly watched it because of Misaki but in the end found that Sachie Hara performed better in this series.
12. Comments by gohmifune [Rating: 9/10]
All I have to say is I love Sachie Hara, how can I not love this beautiful women. Other than that, it's a funny show that has given me an interest in the anime and manga it's based on. Hope this comes to the US soon.
13. Comments by CdMe [Rating: 8/10]
i dont know the anime (yet) but i like this one very much. one of my favorite characters is nakajima - always prentending to be cool! but the chief is much cooler all the time: "how about a shougi match? busy huh?"
14. Comments by uchi23 [Rating: 9/10]
the 2 best lookin cops i ever seen lol.. for real though great passion put into their roles by the 2 main actresses.. was hooked right from the start.. soo sad they didnt make a second season *sniff
15. Comments by Toreyam [Rating: 10/10]
You're under arrest live action - yeah! The action scenes are well... you know when you see it. I wanted to rate it with 9points but with Ito Misaki & Hara Sachie -> 10points (^o^)
16. Comments by Tatakau [Rating: 8/10]
Great entertainment with some nice stories, funny moments and some great acting, lots of nice looking women too, just wish they made more, why do they torture us like this.
17. Comments by NotaRbLuR [Rating: 9/10]
woah.... this was my first live series and it was simply a fantastic experience.... unique and cool acting by all the cast... esp Hara Sachie... she was soooo kyool!!!!
18. Comments by sword_of_heaven [Rating: 5/10]
It was kinda timepass to watch. Entertaining, with nice acting, though it didn't seem very close to reality. Still, a heavy dose of reality can get boring too, I guess.
19. Comments by Milano [Rating: 7/10]
Natsumi is O.K, but I was a little disapponted because Miyuki isn't cute as in the anime series. - As for the story, I hoped to see more dramatic scenes.
20. Comments by xhidex33 [Rating: 9/10]
Pretty good and cheesy. Haha. The two main girls make a good combo and the supporting characters are excellent. Nice short stories too.
Kaneko kakkoii.
21. Comments by highandmighty_ryuude [Rating: 8/10]
22. Comments by sayochama [Rating: 7/10]
The plots of the episodes tend to pretty simplistic and easy to predict, but it's a nice change from angst-ridden love stories. Fluffy, but lots of fun.
23. Comments by aramia [Rating: ?/10]
Nostalgic. I actually prefered the anime. But hara sachie and itoh misaki did a great job there. & what a surprise to see hayami mokomichi!
24. Comments by Jhvx [Rating: 5/10]
Very overrated, don't watch unless you are a fan of the anime or manga series!! Give it a 5 because I feel sorry for Misaki Itoh, haha :)
25. Comments by lesamouraifou [Rating: 10/10]
One of the best dramas I've seen..
I don't know many girls interested in mechanic... I like so much Miyuki's mechanical room!!
26. Comments by Kam [Rating: 10/10]
I've never enjoyed a show as much as this one! Every episode had me grinning like an idiot from beginning to end.
27. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 6/10]
A Japanese "Charlie's Angels" The plots were thin, the acting was even thinner. But what the hey, I liked it.
28. Comments by Sun_Shang_Xiang [Rating: 6/10]
If you like Hara Sachie or Itoh Misaki , this is for you. Mildly enjoyable but fairly unimpressive comedy.
29. Comments by 206 [Rating: 6/10]
Weak on the action but a fun one to watch as the two partners seem to get into so much trouble each week.
30. Comments by gto_girlz83 [Rating: 10/10]
it's a comedy and adventures drama of police world..love it bcoz of the two stubborn police officer woman

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Users who voted for this drama (13)
1. gohmifune
Anyone wnating a light-hearted drama that will have you walking away with a simple smile, from the great characters, funny jokes, good music, and that is just purely entertaining, will want to watch this. If not, then it's for the beautiful women...heh heh heh...
2. MigrainFilm_Ito
I really love character of Tsujimoto Natsumi , played by Misaki Ito. b'cos I love to see Ito roles in comedy. I think she's very suitable for this character.
3. RedRum
Very entertaining. I wasn't bored at all. Good action and comedy. I would of liked to see more episodes though. Hope there will be a part 2 coming soon!
4. fighterpilot
Itoh mizaki is too hot in that uniform to not vote.
I wanna marry a tokyo female parking cop now... lol
5. Urluzers
[8/10] Hard to not want to watch these 2 police officers at work ^^. Funny show, with a few surprises.
6. rykt_id
miyuki and natsumi are so funny. okabayashi is also very cute...
7. Bedi
fights are cheap but all in all pretty funny, nice series
8. paito_chan
great drama.. very very interesting...
9. yajiro
Miyuki and nastumi are unbeatable!!!
10. darknitelight
fits the anime quite nicely
11. JackClark
Very funny police girls.
12. John Cena
You're Under Arrest
13. Yashiro