Sunday, May 23, 2010

東京DOGS Tokyo DOGS – Release Oct 09

Kumo Japan Drama sneak!!

Japan Drama Story:
Takakura So (Oguri Shun) 小栗旬 is an elite cop that station in New York. Ever since his father was murdered right in front of him, he has sworn to capture the criminal with his own hands. Unfortunately he is still unable to do that because the criminal is one of the top mafia bosses in the world. During one of the pursuit mission, a young Japanese girl - Matsunaga Yuki (Yoshitaka Yuriko) 吉高由里子which the police believe to be related to the criminal lost her memory. She was send back to Japan for treatment. At the same time Takakura So (Oguri Shun) 小栗旬 is assigned back to Japan to protect the girl. A local police detective Kudo Maruo (Mizushima Hiro) 水嶋ヒロ partner with Takakura So (Oguri Shun) 小栗旬 and take on the protection assignment. They also started the investigation around Matsunaga Yuki (Yoshitaka Yuriko) 吉高由里子 to find out the relationship and information regarding the top mafia boss.

Feelings and comments:
When it comes to police action drama, I still prefer US production series. They just make it so exciting and heart pounding. As for this Japan police drama, it’s the best Japanese police series that I’ve seen. Takakura So (Oguri Shun) 小栗旬 and Kudo Maruo (Mizushima Hiro) 水嶋ヒロ seems like a dynamic duo. We can see some similarities when compare to police movies like Lethal Weapon and Bad Boys. I think there will be more police drama just like this one in future. There are still lots of improvement can be done to make this Japan police drama better. First is the action scene which includes explosion, guns shooting, hand to hand combat is a must. That’s where the excitement comes in and they have to make it as real as possible. Second will be the story line but I think Japan has lots of good story. It’s just a matter of transferring it from words to the screen. Police drama is about excitement, cool gadgets, guns, cool guys and beautiful sexy girls. I suppose a good mixture and combination of all those mention above is enough to produce a fairly good police drama.

Things that caught my eyes:
Well, just a few of not so ordinary scenes which I found interesting. First, I love it when Takakura So’s (Oguri Shun) 小栗旬 mother call and she always made the call in the right time. Second, Matsunaga Yuki (Yoshitaka Yuriko) 吉高由里子 always gets the shoulder flip over form Takakura So (Oguri Shun) 小栗旬 even until the end. Third, they seem to enjoy firing their guns a lot until it seems a bit over acting.

Japan Drama Rating:
Worth watching. This is the best police Japan drama that I ever seen. It looks like they manage to include western style of police drama series into this drama.

Original Soundtrack, 2009 Japanese Drama : Tokyo Dogs w/ Eng Sub

Drama Theme Song: Futatsu no Kuchibiru by EXILE

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