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Brother Beat [ブラザー☆ビート]

Drama Details
Title:Brother Beat
Telecast:2005-10-13 to 2005-12-22
Season:Fall 2005

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TV Station:TBS
Duration:11 Episodes

Meet the Sakurai family, where nobody holds their feelings back and life never holds a dull moment. Returning to serial drama for the first time in five years, Misako Tanaka and three hyperactive actors provide a story with a heart. Sakurai Harue (Tanaka), who has brought up her sons alone after her husband died, is absolutely hopeless at running a household. Her eldest, Tatsuya (Tamayama), does the job in her place while keeping younger brothers Riku (Hayami), and Junpei (Nakao) firmly in line. The sparks are constantly flying and arguements abound, but at the root of it all is a love for family and kinship. Life is smooth for the family until all three brothers find themselves in their own love stories. As the three brothers deal with their own personal lives, Harue witnesses the growth of her children in this heartwarming story.

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Actor/Actress Cast (16)
Tanaka Misako
Sakurai Harue (46)
Tamayama Tetsuji
Sakurai Tatsuya (24)
Hayami Mokomichi
Sakurai Riku (22)
Nakao Akiyoshi
Sakurai Junpei (20)
Kuninaka Ryoko
Tamura Chisato (24)
Asami Reina
Kudo Ai (22)
Iwasa Mayuko
Aizawa Miyuki
Namase Katsuhisa
Noguchi Hideki (46)
Ishiguro Hideo
Tamura Kei
Tsubota Hideo
Tamura Higashi
Okamoto Aya
Yusharaji Rie AND Aki (Tatsuya's Ex-Girlfriend)
Akai Hidekazu
Sakurai Tsutomu
Izumisawa Yuuki
Young Sakurai Tatsuya
Hirota Ryohei
Young Sakurai Riku
Kaneda Akio
Yamaguchi, Tatsuya's Boss
Mizushima Hiro

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Drama Reviews (13)
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1. One of my Favourites! [Rating: 9/10]
There are a lot of discrepancies in this drama that would normally peeve me. Like how Ai, in episode 5, claims that Tatsuya is like a brother to her, even though in the previous episodes there doesn�ft seem to be much of a bond�c or how Chisato has a lunch for four ready at the Amusement Park in episode 4, but initially she was called there by surprise. And lets not forget how Riku re-opens the Laundromat without any experience or knowledge of the business and is successful.

But regardless of all these inconsistencies, I LOVE this drama! So what if some things are really unrealistic. In the grand scheme of things, or in the frame of reference that is this show, it doesn�ft matter! I�fm a hopeless romantic and this drama did wonders in quenching my thirst.

This drama deals with family and love issues; two themes I always appreciate in a drama. There is just the right amount of angst, and sweet scenes, and comedy, and emotional �glifts�h. The cast is uber cute and each actor/actress fits the character they play perfectly. My favourites are Tanaka Misako, who plays the corky, funny, lazy mother, and Kuninaka Ryoko, who plays a shy, unconfident, sweet store manager named Chisato.

And FINALLY, a drama that has eye-candy for female viewers! Tamayama Tetsuji is absolutely gorgeous, and his character is definitely the dream of every girl. Hayami Mokomichi is charming and pulls off his role nicely.

This has become one of those rare dramas that I will watch repeatedly. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys a sweet, comedic love story!
Reviewed by Wynter on 13 May 2007
2. Pretty good [Rating: 10/10]
I enjoyed watching this. It's fast paced and the mom and the brothers have good chemistry. The oldest is very responsible and looks after his family, the middle brother is a ladies' man and is quite charming, and the youngest cooks all the meals and is still in school. The mom seems a little immature and irresponsible, but her sons don't really mind helping out around the house.

It's basically a heartwarming drama about the family's life and the daily struggles they encounter such as love, life, and growing up. It's nice to see how close all the brothers are because they're constantly fighting, literally, not with just words, but with fists.

Great actors, good storyline, and just overall, entertaining.
Reviewed by whatever0024 on 7 April 2008
3. BB [Rating: 8/10]
I liked this show quite a bit it's not as good as say Aoi Tori or 101st Marriage Proposal, but really fun and good. I'm glad that Tatsuya and Chisato stayed in that house I imagine that Riku and Ai's wedding isn't that far off and a few years after that Junpei and Miyuki's a couple years down the road and they all live in the same house. That said the thing keeping this from being a 10 is that they focused on the boring romance of Tatsuya and Chisato instead of what would have been the infanatly more interesting one between Junpei and the pregnant with someone else's child Miyuki.
Reviewed by Sajen16 on 2 June 2010
4. It's a good heart warming family drama [Rating: 8/10]
The story is really ordinary but it's funny and yet warm at the same time. 3 brothers tried to solve their own problems with the brotherhood and mother love in a rough way. I kind of upset when I saw Chisato (Tatsuya's girl friend) never rejected directly of what her father said but in the end this drama brought its own way to solve this problem, not with being rude directly talk to her father but with Tatsuya's persistent then he able to win over Chisato's father.

Well if you like a family's drama you have to watch this drama, beside this is a comedy.
Reviewed by rinarina on 1 December 2008
5. 3 Brothers & a Mess of Punches [Rating: 7/10]
Pretty funny, I'd say having a house full of guys would have THAT much drama going on. I did like that Tamayama & Mokomichi were chosen, though Nakao was a little iffy. However as you keep watching the story you understand that Nakao's character isn't really meant to stand out. Kuninaka is so adorable and I think her and Tamayama are a good pair for this type of situation.
This isn't a very good drama, since some of the acting is a little bland and some story lines are a bit cliche, but it is funny and a nice "dreaming of a love" love story. ^^
Reviewed by Kirari Ililah on 14 April 2006
6. Great family drama! [Rating: 8/10]
An amusing drama revolving around a lively family of 3 sons and their mother. Episode plots are pretty typical of jdramas but the different threads are woven nicely into a good coherent story. The casting choices were made well and each of the actors and actresses left their mark as the characters they played. With a fair bit of comedy and likeable characters, I am reminded of Oyaji and Otousan except with its own little quirks. A fun drama to pass the time!
Reviewed by Shindou on 25 July 2007
7. wah!! [Rating: 9/10]
This drama is just all around really great! The characters and how they deal with their problems in everyday life is just very intriging~! The mood can go to funny to sweet to absolutely serious in so little time! It's like a small box that holds everything inside. It's just a really great drama.
Reviewed by Majide on 6 April 2006
8. 100% AWESOME-ness [Rating: 10/10]
This show deserves the 10 because it combines all the elements every show/drama should have.....family, comedy, romance, good plot, a good cast and lets not forget, indispensable Eyecandy *cough Tetsuji Tamayama cough*. This show/drama ranks high up there with the best.
Reviewed by RoTTen_AppLes on 19 July 2007
9. Brother beat [Rating: 9/10]
Cute brothers,.. tetsuji and momichi!! Maybe fight is their way to show their love and respect each other ^^ this isn't just a family comedy dorama but there is a romance. I really like the interraction between tatsuya and chisato, great chemistry and they're loveable.
Reviewed by ester_grace on 26 November 2010
10. Wishlist [Rating: ?/10]
Great drama!!!
Eventhough I've only watched until Ep 4.. I cant watch the rest...
All the characters and actors are great too!~
Reviewed by tInoltin on 15 September 2005
11. love the show [Rating: 8/10]
currently still watching this cute dorama!~ i think the story line is really good and good actors/actressess=)
Reviewed by m3lz on 20 February 2007
12. Love it!! [Rating: 9/10]
Great casts, great story. So hillarious, crazy family XDDDD. And Tamayama Tetsuji is so kakkoii...(>o<)
Reviewed by zi-chan on 22 July 2006
13. So good drama! [Rating: 10/10]
You will understand the meaning of warm family or real perfact family after you watch it.
Reviewed by magic-girl on 10 June 2006

Comments From Users (132)
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1. Comments by donna8157 [Rating: 8/10]
A family drama. The series begins with a happy family: a father, a mother, and three young sons. Due to a tragic accident, the father passes away early in his life leaving the mother to take care of her three growing sons. Time passes quickly and you see the sons have grown up and are used to doing chores around the house. The oldest son is a salaryman [Tamayama Tetsuji], the middle son [Hayami Mokomichi] is a popular swim instructor (with his own fanbase), and the youngest son [Nakao Akiyoshi] is still going through schooling. It's mainly a drama about how these four get along and their daily obstacles in life such as meeting women, dealing with work, finding out what they want in life, etc. Of course this goes with a few fist fights and such thus the drama title, "Brother Beat", where beat is meant literally.

The only caveat I have with this drama is the mother - as sweet as she is and even though she is portrayed as raising all three sons by herself, her character is a little over the top. On the other hand, the other three young actors act very well. I would recommend this drama mainly if you like any of the actors mentioned above.
2. Comments by ScrappedShinigami [Rating: 7/10]
I really had no idea what to expect with this drama.
When I started watching the first episode I immediately liked Tetsuji's character and when we were introduced to his first love interest I thought oh no I don't like her. But thankfully by the end of the episode it turned out that the love interest was someone else and that was Ryoko's character who was absolutely adorable. (I really liked her)
This is a really sweet series it has some amazingly cute romantic scenes that made me happy.
It's mainly a family drama, about how this family turned out without a father.
All the characters went through great character development through the whole series. I think what made Tetsuji my favourite character was his character change, he was so work focused to begin with, but by the end he seemed to have realised that there were more important things. (It also helped that he was pretty ^_^)
Overall a really good series! I'm glad I saw it through to the end
3. Comments by nishishi [Rating: 9/10]
Really nice dorama.... Honestly i wasnt expecting much from Brother Beat... but as the episodes goes on u really start to support the three brother and their mother....

HOTMAN still is IMO the best "family" dorama... But Brother Beat gets real close to it... And the history is really creative... Most doramas focus on the father... and brother beat is really different in that aspect... Something more or less like Summer Snow...

The casting is also superb... I really felt in love with the characters of this dorama... The music is OK... Brother Beat is a really well made dorama... I recommend it!!!
4. Comments by Susan [Rating: 9/10]
A hilarious series! Kuninaka Ryoko was lovely as Chisato. The three brothers were so different and yet so alike in the end. Sometimes it was a bit corny, but overall a great comedy and romance series. My only regret is that it seemed to end so abruptly. I feel like I would have liked to see how Riku's laundry business fairs, how Tatsuya and Chisato's relationship develops further, and how Junpei and Miyuki finally tie the knot! I know that there's little hope of any future continuation, though.
5. Comments by xploring [Rating: 7/10]
Warm and entertaining family drama. It is not very deep or especially moving, but it continued to be enjoyable for much of the series. The story centers mainly around the 2 older brothers. I would have liked to see more of Tanaka Misako though, who despite her top billing, plays only a supporting role. My criticism for this series would be that, Tatsuya did not look particularly in love with Chisato at any point, and the story felt a little tired approaching the end.
6. Comments by KAZdoramma [Rating: 9/10]
Tamayama Tetsuji, Hayami Mokomichi, Nakao Akiyoshi play the role of three brothers living together with their mother and they dont have a father because he died when they were still young. It is a home family dorama and one of the best as it is a natural down to earth performance by the casts. It is one of the few doramas where I could relate to truly and it feels real which is one of the reason I rate this dorama so HIGH. It really is brilliant. I recommend this!
7. Comments by Helena [Rating: 6/10]
OMG when i first watched e 1st ep of this drama, i already got hooked, not becoz of e story but merely becoz of Tamayama Tetsuji, hes so HOT, handsome, sexy look n voice, just perfect!, e story is ok, a typical drama revolving ard daily issue, i only enjoy watching e time when Kuninaka Ryoko n Tamayama Tetsuji on screen 2gether, coz they r so cute 2gether, so kawai both of them!
8. Comments by GIGI [Rating: ?/10]
I finally watched it after hibernating in my watch bin for so long. And I enjoyed it. I've only seen a bit of Mocomichi in Gokusen and Tetsuji Tamayama in Bara no Nai Hanaya (I hated him there) so it was a welcome relief that they are likeable and handsome characters here. Despite the fighting, the family conveyed love for each other. Made me miss my brothers and sisters...
9. Comments by kindaichee [Rating: 8/10]
A light-hearted, entertaining family-themed dorama which is rather similar to Summer Snow (not surprising since it is the same scriptwriter) but without the sad ending. Tamayama Tetsuji outshined Hayami Mokomichi here & I must say this is probably the former's most commendable performance & memorable work.
10. Comments by Aisling [Rating: 9/10]
It`s a good dorama funny and it has lessons in life mostly about relationships and family support I love how the guys act their different roles in the show, Tatsuya is the big brother everyone would like to have and I personally love Hayami M. a lot the reason I give him 9 is coz this is not finished yet..
11. Comments by Tiffany [Rating: 8/10]
This is a really great family dorama! It was funny, serious, sweet, and taught morals without sounding pretentious. I thought it was wonderful the way they dealt with everything; it all seemed pretty realistic and you could really relate to it. And that is one darn good looking family they got there~! ;]
12. Comments by ginger ale [Rating: 9/10]
I loved this series, its like being a member of their family. Great way to get an insight into the relationships of the japanese family. it was japanese family 101 in a drama, absolutely cool and fascinating. Stressed hard work and tradition. Oh and did I mention Tesuji Tamayama , what a hottie!!!!
13. Comments by Maiuuri [Rating: 8/10]
A good show to watch if your looking for something about everyday life in japan and family related. the characters are enjoyable and the three main leads (all male of course) are brilliant and fun to watch. so if for nothing else then watch it for the guys. but it has a pretty good storyline too :)
14. Comments by sweet_tapioca [Rating: 7/10]
I'm watching this because of how cute Tamayama and Hayami are. I love Tamayama's style in this drama, so hot. The story is not bad, but there isn't any peaks. Didn't like the female character though, she's soooo wimpy. Also, the mother pissed me off a little too; she's so annoyingly kiddish.
15. Comments by moonchyld [Rating: 8/10]
a surprisingly enjoyable watch! i think it was too bad that it was on the same season as 1LofTears & NwP; hence it was overlooked. although it touches on some cliches, it's the kind of light-hearted and amusing family drama that i don't think people will ever get sick of watching.
16. Comments by megumi s. [Rating: 7/10]
2 words: hot guys. it's a generally fairly lighthearted drama, and even if the guys weren't that hot i'd probably still like it.... but i mean, it has Tamayama Tetsuji and Hayami Mokomichi. it really helps when the actors are amongst the best-looking asian guys EVER
17. Comments by rikastar [Rating: 7/10]
Nice light-hearted family drama, the way the brothers end up bickering and fighting is amusing, and sometimes the mother joins in too. Crazy but loving family. Tamayama Tetsuji as the eldest son is LOVE! I want a real life Tatsuya...
18. Comments by yamada_taro [Rating: 9/10]
One of the most HILARIOUS dramas I've seen! It's a must-watch. 9/10 because the later episodes became more serious, but it's expected because of the story. I was never bored while watching, it was thorougly entertaining!
19. Comments by sw33t_laydee [Rating: 9/10]
This drama was great. You get a lesson about family all the while you're laughing about the constant fights between the various members of the family. Great drama. I enjoyed watching it...plus the good looking cast =)
20. Comments by Evil_Ellie [Rating: 8/10]
So far so good, bought it for hayami but ended up likeing the eldest brother alot too .. funny storyline .. the only bad thing is the mum ... she's so over the top and i was kinda annoyed but the rest are good!
21. Comments by Shindou [Rating: 8/10]
A reasonably well cast drama with some convincing acting by the 3 brothers and their mother. Reminds me a lot of Otousan and Oyaji - rather fun to watch and definitely recommended for some light entertainment!
22. Comments by v1olet [Rating: 10/10]
Hilarious yet heartwarming family drama. What a unique family. To address mom with 'miss' Harue. Stubborn but trustworthy Tatsuya, fun and easy going Riku, and gentle and caring Junpei. Very entertaining.
23. Comments by kneehard [Rating: 4/10]
This drama is not too great, I find the actress acting as Haru-san trying too hard to be cute. Basically it is just a series with a cast of cute young men intended to be a hit with the young female viewers.
24. Comments by waffer [Rating: ?/10]
Still Watching. This an entertaining drama, you learn to love the characters with all their flaws. It feels like summer snow but with a whole lot of comedy instead of drama. Brothers are so much fun, ne?
25. Comments by michiru3 [Rating: 9/10]
watched up to ep.8 so far. it's pretty enjoyable. The 3 brothers have a good relationship and the eldest & 2nd (hayami mokomichi) are really cute~!! Good story and shows family love very well.
26. Comments by ellia [Rating: 10/10]
Up beat comedy to set the mood for whole business day (I tend to watch part of the ep in the early morning)) or to relax your brains and mood after same tiring business day. And cast!... no comms
27. Comments by MiloChan [Rating: 10/10]
Loved this one....started watching it coz the soundtrack sounded awesome, then the eye candy really got me interested, and then kind of understood some of the storyline, drama and humour.
28. Comments by cheery [Rating: 8/10]
A heart warming family drama in a different way. I kinda get the idea why is it named brother beat. They basically fight every episode, fist to fist. It's a very loving family after all!
29. Comments by tabana [Rating: 9/10]
Predictable, but great. It's fun to see the brotherly love and get their a$$ kicked by their mom. ^_^;

The main cast and most of the supporting cast did a great job. A good laugh.
30. Comments by kaonashi [Rating: 8/10]
A drama about a widow & her 3 sons. Pretty corny & kind of cliche but I enjoyed it & I really liked the cast. A typical feel good family drama & a pleasant watch.

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Users who voted for this drama (39)
1. firepuppy
hi! im currently watching this series ryt now... (episode 5) The main reason i watched it is because of Hayami Mokomichi ^///^ but then i started liking Tatsuya's character too... ^^ The plot is kinda predictable but then it's still interesting how they overcome the obstacles ^_^ I might say that 50% of the reason of watching is because of the pretty characters... the other 50% is because of the entertainment factor ^_^ All in all... I've come to like this series so far. I'd recommend it to anyone =3
2. Helena
OMG when i first watched e 1st ep of this drama, i already got hooked, not becoz of e story but merely becoz of Tamayama Tetsuji, hes so HOT, handsome, sexy look n voice, just perfect!, e story is ok, a typical drama revolving ard daily issue, i only enjoy watching e time when Kuninaka Ryoko n Tamayama Tetsuji on screen 2gether, coz they r so cute 2gether, so kawai both of them!
3. yt
I'm a sucker for romantic comedies and this is a classic example. Great cast and storyline, with a good development of characters and light comedy in between with tear jerking moments. Oh yeah thumbs up for the scenes of Tamayama Tetsuji and Kuninaka Ryoko, they are so cute together. And here's a vote to a sequel. Please bring us Brother Beat 2 LOL!!!
4. RoTTen_AppLes
This show is pure 100% AWESOME-ness. This is the best show i have seen...I fell in love with the Sakurai Fam.....not to mention Tatsuya (TETSUJI TAMAYAMA is soooooo HOT). Plus this show is soo cute and funny. If you dont watch you are TRUULLY missing out.
5. Majide
words cannot describe it's greatness~! It's a funny and sweet family drama which gets you hooked the moment you start. The characters relationships with one another are just so perfectly acted and scripted~wonderful drama! It's a must see!!
6. extravale
Wow, what a surprise! Here's a winner! Great cast (mocomichi<3 <3 <3) and a great plot! it's so funny and touching, and the relationships between the charachters keep me glued to the screen to see what's gonna happen next. Love it.
7. v1olet
Hilarious yet heartwarming family drama. What a unique family. To address mom with 'miss' Harue. Stubborn but trustworthy Tatsuya, fun and easy going Riku, and gentle and caring Junpei. Very entertaining.
8. polar1s
i love this drama!! watched it when i was in japan. a very fun drama, and great to watch it with friends while eating junk food!!�������@calbee �|�e�g�`�b�v
9. Dang
T2's not only good looking he's good in acting as Tatsuya. I love the slightly off the wall family relationship. Great chemistry with Kuninaka Ryoko.
10. Q-chan
Cool dorama! Love the relationship in the family! Hilarious! Crazy! Touchy! TAMAYAMA TETSUJI & HAYAMI MOKOMICHI ...S*E*K*U*S*H*I... Argh!
11. swit_kiss56
love the cast...story about family but i want more...they should have brother beat 2 showing the life of the married couple and so on...
12. yukikaze26
Fast paced and friggin funny... just the way it should be done. Nice! The violent mum is a classic... "NICE KICK!"
13. ebdeguzman
Very funny series. I love watching their weekly adventures. At the end of the day, love for the family prevails.
14. dark*angel
Like the scene where the brothers fight...hehe
very interesting family...especially the mother...
15. sawadasmile
must vote for this dorama- it has great family moments and an amazing cast. im hooked!
16. miszJLi
omg it's so funny/sad/happy making at te same timee.. Luvv iit~!
17. tinyamaki
I love Riku and Tatsuya....and also Haru..she's so funny..
18. Wynter
One of my favouite dramas! I love everything about it.
19. m3lz
very very cute drama!~ good acting and funny storline
20. kusaisaru
Great drama with plenty of comedy and good acting.
21. Luki
Very funny!!! Tamayama Tetsuji is soo damn hot!!!
22. whowhatme
Hilarious.. the three guys are good actors :)
23. bihearts
nakao akiyoshi in it... so voted it
24. sauerkraut
great drama & awesome actors!!
25. Rodrigo Imai
It's very funny.
26. slencia
reallt great
27. Nanahara_shuya
Must watch
28. magic-girl
29. xxhiroxx
30. *ume*

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