Sunday, March 14, 2010

Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen-mae Hashutsujoこちら葛飾区亀有公園前派出所 – Release Aug 09

Kumo Japan Drama sneak!!

Japan Drama Story:
This drama is base on a popular manga in Japan. Ryotsu Kankichi (Katori Shingo) 香取慎吾 is an ordinary policeman that station at Katsushika area. There are lots of stories and adventures surrounding Ryotsu Kankichi (Katori Shingo) 香取慎吾 because he always has crazy ideas to earn more money. Even so he never forgets his job to help the neighborhoods and solve their problems.

Feelings and comments:
This drama is base on a popular manga. The anime version of this manga also received a good viewing result. Unfortunately when they make it a real person drama, the viewing rate is not as good as expected. Perhaps it just doesn’t feel right.
    Honestly, I think the production of this drama really puts in a lot of effort to make it big. The main character Ryotsu Kankichi (Katori Shingo) 香取慎吾even appeared in NHK’s 2009 Kohaku Red and White Music Festival. Besides that the drama has special guest stars like Ishihara Satomi (石原さとみ), Mizuki Alisa (観月ありさ) and SPEED member Shimabukuro Hiroko (島袋寛子). Some of the scenes are taken at large crowds or within large area of outdoor scene.
    Honestly I think the drama tries too hard to make it close to the Manga. I can see the effort on trying to make this drama a big success but it just lack the feelings. Perhaps the magic only works when it is in Manga or Anime version.

Things that caught my eyes:
There are lots of scenes which I think the producer really gives it a 100% to make it looks “Wow”. One of the scenes is that they have few minutes of live telecast right before the drama starts. Each time they pick an event and sing the main theme of the drama.

Japan Drama Rating:
Fun to watch. This drama looks more like a kids show. I suppose not all manga story can be brought into TV screen or theater. The feelings are just not right or different.

Original Soundtrack,

Drama Theme Song: Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen-mae Hashutsujo by Ryotsu Kankichi

Japan Drama Preview:

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