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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:04 pm    Post subject: Tokyo DOGS Reply with quote Back to top



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Title: DOGS
Title (romaji): Tokyo DOGS
Tagline: ňōō̃p[gi[
Tagline (romaji): Saiaku de Saiko no Partner
Tagline (English): The Worst and Best Partners
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Police
Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 2009-Oct-19 start
Air time: Monday 21:00
Theme song: Futatsu no Kuchibiru by EXILE

Synopsis
Takakura So witnessed his father's murder at a young age. Pledging to catch the killer, he grows up to become an elite cop in New York City, where the criminal lives. His character is cool-headed and disciplined, yet adapts well. Because of major drug dealings, he gets sent to Tokyo to conduct a joint investigation with the Japanese police. There, he gets teamed up with, Kudo Maruo, a detective from a special investigative division. Kudo is a hot-blooded fighting expert due to his earlier days as a delinquent, but he makes a strong impression with his stylish appearance and is always interested in going on group dates. His personality, interests, and investigation methods are completely mismatched with Takakura's, but the two somehow work together to crack the case they've been given. --Tokyograph

Cast
Oguri Shun as Takakura So
Mizushima Hiro as Kudo Maruo
Yoshitaka Yuriko as Matsunaga Yuki
Katsuji Ryo as Horikawa Keiichi
Azuma Mikihisa as Mashiko Reiji
Shiga Kotaro as Suzuki Mitsuo
Usuda Asami as Tanaka Maki
Yazaki Hiroshi as Kamata Shigeo
Kawaguchi Haruna (t) as Takakura Karin
Yoshimura Takuya (g) as Nakatani Shota
Mikami Kensei (㌕) as Kaizaki Hiroto
Tomosaka Rie as Nishioka Yuri
Tanaka Yoshiko as Takakura Kyoko
Otsuka Nene as Maijima Misa
Miura Tomokazu as Otomo Kozo

Production Credits
Screenwriters: Fukuda Yuichi (cY)
Producer: Shikanai Tsugi
Directors: Narita Takeshi, Ishii Yusuke (ΈS)
Music: Rita-iota

Official Site
http://wwwz.fujitv.co.jp/tokyo-dogs/index.html
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

A fangirls version of Partners?

Looks like Yoshitaka Yuriko is relegated to yet another "girlfriend" role... Sweat
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

can't wait to watch this one Dancing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

This is a very wached up plot, specialy in american movies but iLm gonna watch it, Shun is pretty good and Mizushima is bereable lol.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

bmwracer wrote:
Looks like Yoshitaka Yuriko is relegated to yet another "girlfriend" role... Sweat


I sure hope not. Shake Head
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Takoyama wrote:
I sure hope not. Shake Head

From the synopsis (which doesn't mention her character at all) and the ad banner, it sure seems that way... Sweat
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Takoyama



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Aww man, I'm gonna be back in the good ol' USA while this airs. Time to set up the recorder.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

wish yuriko would star in a romance
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

can't hardly wait to watch it.... w00t! w00t! w00t!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Anyone check out the premiere? Reviews?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Takoyama wrote:
Anyone check out the premiere? Reviews?


^ Not me. I wait until the whole drama is subbed before I scarf it down in one sitting. And I stay off the reviews until then. Or try to. Sweat

Gee. They just had to make Shun and Hiro's characters the complete antithesis of the other in terms of personality and methodology... AND fashion sense! Crisp suits and a short, classic cut vs. black leather and a rat's nest? Thanks for rubbing it in, Jdoramas. We wouldn't have figured out their characters otherwise. Rolling eyes

Whatever. I'm watching this for Shun. Yeah And his clean-cut look. And his awesomeness. And his acting talent. Though not necessarily in that order. Beaten
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Ender's Girl wrote:
Gee. They just had to make Shun and Hiro's characters the complete antithesis of the other in terms of personality and methodology... AND fashion sense! Crisp suits and a short, classic cut vs. black leather and a rat's nest?

Gives the fangirls a clear-cut choice... Black or white, no gray area. Mr Green
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

bmwracer wrote:
Gives the fangirls a clear-cut choice... Black or white, no gray area. Mr Green


Heh heh. hehe But gray areas are good!!! Puppy Dog Eyes And they make for waaay meatier characters, too. It would be great if Shun got to play someone like Andy Lau's character (Matt Damon in THE DEPARTED) in the Hong Kong police thriller INFERNAL AFFAIRS (1-3). Well, Shun could also take on Tony Leung Chi Wai's good-guy character (counterpart: Leonardo diCaprio), who was just as complex. My goodness, thinking about INFERNAL AFFAIRS makes my pulse race. Sweat That trilogy rocked like FIRE! Yeah

Speaking of "black or white," I always thought that Hiro looked like some third-rate Michael Jackson impersonator--circa his Bad album days. Naughty *runs away screaming from Hiro fans* But I'm finding him more watchable these days (i.e. MR. BRAIN) than when I first saw him in ZETTAI KARESHI, where he was just this useless mass of black, greasy curls and cheekbones. Twisted
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Takoyama wrote:
Anyone check out the premiere? Reviews?


episode 1 is out...

http://www.dramacrazy.net/japanese-drama/tokyo-dogs/tokyo-dogs-episode-1/
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I watched the first episode and I might drop it. I wonLt go into details but the first 10 mins made me cringe.

Not all is bad. Shun looks amazing, I think he has never looked that good before - but thatLs fan service and not good enough to cover up for a bad script, subpar acting from the Hiro-dude and the unfunny comedy angle. Besides most male viewers wonLt be impressed with ShunLs goodlookingness anyway.

ILd rather wait for some Oguri Shun fangirls to produce some youtube slide shows with stills from the drama to swoon over him. This will make me feel good and pathetic at the same time.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

completely agree with u there EstherM, gt it from d-addicts the other day and watched it,,,and with all the hype around mizushima hiro in japan at the moment and considering the acting skills of oguri shun, i thought it wud be good but it ws nothing special?? ashame! plus the beginning where oguri shun was speaking in english! that ws not imprssive...... Shake Head
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

KAZdoramma wrote:
plus the beginning where oguri shun was speaking in english! that ws not imprssive...... Shake Head


Ouch! That was really bad, since his character was meant to be based in the US.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Well, after the bad things I heard about the first episode, I thought it wasn't that bad. Sadly, it wasn't that GOOD either. But passable if you like the lead actors. I wish they had gone for a more serious drama with some comedic moments rather than more of a comedy. And Hiro is too scruffy. Really, they should have made him the character who spoke English, since he is actually fluent in real life.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah exactly, i dont mind if they are not good at english but not in this case becasue the character oguri shun played was meant to be one of those elite guys and obviously played under the scenario that he can speak english fluently which HE DIDNT`T!! cringing,,,, Grumble

marspeach,,well said. mizushima hiro shud hve played a role with more english dialogues involved!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Basically, a copycat of Aibou went bad. Disappointing. Sad I don't see this one sustaining more that 17-18% in the coming episodes.
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