Posted on May 8, 2008
Series – 7/10
SP – 8/10
Movie – 9/10
TK – 11/10
Kohei Kuryu is a former juvenile delinquent who drops out of junior high and goes on to earn a high school equivalency diploma. After passing the law board exams, Kuryu becomes a prosecutor. Not your typical prosecutor, which is quickly seen through the clothes that he wears, Kuryu possesses quick instincts and a kind of cleverness that only someone raised on the streets could have.
Maiko Amamiya is a shrewd public prosecutor who has her eyes set on passing the exam to become a deputy prosecutor and tries her best to be noticed by her boss. Kuryu, on the other hand, after earning a reputation for doing top-notch work, is transferred to Amamiya’s division, and finally opens his eyes to the possibility of promotion. Unfortunately, his unprecedented work behavior abruptly brings things to a halt.
Although earning a reputation as a bad apple, the influence from Kuryu’s strong pursuit of justice slowly begins to change things around him. This drama is filled with it all; love, laughs and lots of emotion. — Fuji TV
Honestly, I’m a little bored at the way things are going, it has a great storyline, yes, but I guess I’m not that into the world of prosecutors, and one of the best factors on why I’m somewhat bored is the video quality. This series is kinda old (aired at 2001), so it’s difficult to find a HQ version. But Takuya Kimura as Kuryu Kohei rocks. I mean KimuTaku is a great actor, I now believe. 😀 No wonder those series of him always get high ratings.
The SP’s better than the series, hmm, it’s perhaps the quality (haha, yet again). I’ve enjoyed this more than the former, but I somehow miss Kuryu’s former colleagues.
Now, this is different. Though there are still some not so good parts but I totally liked the movie. Hmmm, great story line and it’s interesting, you get to feel the “drama” aura again. And finally, there’s a development with Amamiya and Kuryu, yay!
This is my second attempt at a KimuTaku drama, first was Goodluck which aired on GMA (but due to some unknown reasons, there has been a lot of cuts).
I can still remember the commercial for GL, they are saying stuff like KimuTaku’s the hottest and most popular idol in Japan. At that time, I totally disagree, I don’t even find him handsome.
But after watching Hero, OMG, I can definitely say that KimuTaku’s the hottest and best guy ever (even hotter than Ryo chan and Pi). Mind you, I’ve only seen 2 dramas of his. However since he’s married and he’s 35, I’d consider him as an idol, wow, KimuTaku rocks!
With regard to his role in Hero, Kuryu’s so funny, especially that TV Shopping Madness of him. And it’s nice to see a new style to prosecutors. wee.
From now on, I think I’ll be marathoning Kimutaku’s dramas.
Next on my list:
A Million Stars Falling From The Sky