Your favorite police drama

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Your favorite police drama

Post by Kempo » Aug 27th, '05, 22:09

What is your favorite police/action drama?
(not only japanese)
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Post by yt_toshi » Aug 27th, '05, 22:13

Odoru Daisousasen 8)

By the way, you posted this topic in the wrong thread.

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Post by Gir » Aug 27th, '05, 23:43

I would have to say "you're under arrest". Then again that is the only "police" drama I have seen yet. :P But still it was fun, also, Hara Sachie, and Itoh Misak = :wub: :lol

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Post by groink » Aug 28th, '05, 01:09

Hagure Keiji Junjoha
Kasouken no Onna

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Post by spacecommand » Aug 28th, '05, 01:37

Number 1 without a doubt Odoru Daisousasen (aka Bayside Shakedown).
The show, the specials, the 2 movies, and 2 spin off movies.

The second would be You're Under arrest live action, mainly because I was a fan of the anime.

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Post by chiyoaiki » Aug 28th, '05, 05:47

groink wrote:Hagure Keiji Junjoha
Kasouken no Onna

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Do you know where I can find Omiya-san with English subtitle?

I love Kasouken no Onna too. When I was in Japan ealier this month, I caught one episode of new Kasouken no Onna :-) .

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Post by groink » Aug 28th, '05, 08:27

chiyoaiki wrote:Do you know where I can find Omiya-san with English subtitle?
It's currently airing in Hawaii via KIKU-TV, with English subtitles. I don't think it's available anywhere in digital form.

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Post by 20centuryboy » Aug 28th, '05, 08:56

yt_toshi wrote:Odoru Daisousasen 8)
same ! :P

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Post by mikomi » Aug 28th, '05, 22:39

My favorite police drama is Detective Investigation Files part 1, 2 and 3. It's a HK drama actually.

Also, shouldn't this thread be moved to the General Discussion section since the original poster stated that those dramas can be from any country and not just Japan?

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Post by greyhorse » Aug 29th, '05, 03:37

あぶない刑事 (Abunai Deka) / Dangerous Police
沙粧妙子の最後の事件 (Sashou Taeko no Saigo no Jiken) / Sashou Taeko's Last Case
The two are so different, it's hard to decide on just one.

It's interesting that when they released Sashou on VHS (I rented some eps at the video store), they removed Madonna's "La Isla Bonita" from it. This probably reflects really badly on me, but I missed hearing that song while watching the drama. It wasn't just that the song was played so many times in each episode and so I was used to it, but that song kind of set the mood for the drama.
"Last night I dreamt of San Pedro, Just like I'd never gone, I knew the song..." Arrgh. Must get song out of mind...
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Post by groink » Aug 29th, '05, 05:19

greyhorse wrote:あぶない刑事 (Abunai Deka) / Dangerous Police
This was a drama? I didn't realize that! I recorded the TOEI movie with English subs to DVD a few months ago. It's one of my favorite Japanese movies from the 1980's. I would do almost anything to get ahold of the drama series.

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Post by Old Ant » Sep 2nd, '05, 18:33

I've only seen about five series, but so far my favorite is Hero.

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Post by blackstarjr » Sep 2nd, '05, 22:31

Well for me it has to be

1.Odoru Daisousasen
2.You're under arrest
3.Mayonaka no Ame
4.Keiji Ichiro

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my fav is

Post by YazTJ » Sep 3rd, '05, 03:23

i liked Odoru Dai Sousa Sen but,,, my no.1 is Shokatsu, with Matsuoka the drummer of Jpop band TOKIO.

It was very real and serious .... and yet interesting. i hope i can DL torrents of that somewhere.. im looking for them !!!!
any help s appreciated

i also like Aibo-... very good and solid drama!


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Post by GhstDreamer » Sep 3rd, '05, 04:08

Favourite police drama (since it's not limited to just jdramas):

1. Police Cadet I & II (both starring Tony Leung back in the 80s, PC II also starred Chow Yun Fat and Simon Yam - this series had some of the best actors)
2. Investigator Mariko All Seasons
3. Odoru Daisousasen
4. Untraceable Evidence
5. Detective Investigation Files IV

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Post by fatmouse » Feb 10th, '09, 07:16

I like Galileo and Dangerous Police

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Post by toyotaku » Feb 10th, '09, 07:46

Jikou keisatsu.

I suppose if I had to pick a real police drama, tho, it would probably be Gonzo. :-)

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Post by infundibuliform » Feb 25th, '09, 05:00

Jikou Keisatsu! :D

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Post by Alpedra » Feb 27th, '09, 13:58

Odoru daisousen...

It´s the only police j-drama I care.


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Post by Orbity » Mar 5th, '09, 10:22

Joshi Deka

But will check out Odoru daisousen as quite a few people who have posted here recommend it.


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Post by butterfly swimmer » Jun 24th, '10, 16:48

Mr. Brain
Bloody Monday 1 & 2

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Post by Ethlenn » Jun 24th, '10, 17:16

Because of the title, nothing more.
Also Hero was nice.

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Post by Peggy » Jun 25th, '10, 04:18

HERO the drama series

Some of the episodes of MR.BRAIN

Would you call THE CHASER a detective story?? No.. maybe that was more a specific crime deduction and maybe horror story ??But good anyway.

H.I.T drama with Ha Jeon Woo. (also starred in The Chaser)

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Post by Shindou-Kun » Jun 25th, '10, 04:24

Nothing beats Keiji no Genba with Moriyama Mirai.


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Post by Ethlenn » Jun 25th, '10, 08:03

Oh, Peggy, The Chaser was awesome. I guess it was a detective story afterall...

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Post by L'Arc » Jun 25th, '10, 11:30

HERO starring Kimura Takuya!
But my new favorite is Shinzanmono.

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Post by Issy » Jun 25th, '10, 12:01

Ningen no Shoumei :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
I think is one of the best i have seen so far.

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Post by ammarashi » Jun 28th, '10, 00:05

i dont really watch police drama, but I liked Mr Brain, and recently Shinzanmono, which was really good actually.

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Post by wobblywalker » Jun 28th, '10, 00:41

As much as I love Hero, I consider it to be a prosecuter drama rather than a police drama, so it's a toss up between Galileo and Odoru Daisosasen for me... I really love them both...

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Post by hiroryo » Jun 28th, '10, 12:44

my favorite is on the police/detective side which is Furuhata Ninzaburo.

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Post by voldemort » Jun 28th, '10, 14:35

Triangle was nice

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Post by Issy » Jun 28th, '10, 14:41

voldemort wrote:Triangle was nice
oh, i forgot about this one. i second this too. it kept me guessing all the way and i really liked the cast too

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Post by Kazuya_ » Jun 28th, '10, 19:09

I guess it depends on the definition of "police drama". I would not say Mr. Brain or Hero would be considered in that category ( although Hero is probably my favorite show )

But for actual police dramas, Odoru Daisousasen is very good and so is Furuhata Ninzaburo ( though this is arguably a detective / mystery, not a police drama ).

I would say Gonzo: Densetsu no Keiji is the best in recent years.
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Post by XrayZ » Jun 28th, '10, 19:39

Sukeban Deka!

It's that or the wire, i'm sorry guys....


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Post by sukisukisuki » Aug 12th, '10, 11:52

Furuhata Ninzaburo 4 Seasons, specials and so many famous guest-murderers. Such an awesome series. Pity it had to end because Furuhata's actor is getting so old, I suppose?

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Post by sansukini » Aug 12th, '10, 23:13

I love Tokyo Dogs. I really don't remember watching any other police dramas. But i love TD. One of the best doramas for me.

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Post by Melissa100 » Aug 13th, '10, 15:25

Hanchou is my favorite. There's no gore, the crimes are interesting, and I usually end up teary-eyed in the end.

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Post by inthecoldbreeze » Aug 13th, '10, 16:24

echoing what some people have said, i love HERO, but i'm not sure it counts :)
i haven't seen too many police dramas so i have to mention, i thought SHIBATORA was totally hilarious :))

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Post by raven_frost » Aug 15th, '10, 10:41

It would definitely be Gonzo: Densetsu no Keiji ... the best in recent years.

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Post by arakira » Aug 15th, '10, 11:46

Hm apart from Odoru (waiting excitedly for movie no3)...and Gonzo.

I wonder why nobody mentioned Rinjo? Still sad there's no subs for the second season. I really liked Uchino's way of solving the crimes.

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Post by teddymeow » Aug 15th, '10, 22:57

I've just finished Mr Brain and loved it!!

About halfway through Boss at the moment and watched the first episode of Tokyo Dogs tonight.

All really good!!

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Post by AilsKeren27 » Aug 17th, '10, 03:47

Shinzanmono, Triangle, Gonzo and Galileo are among my favorites.

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Post by icyangel88 » Feb 2nd, '11, 05:58

i think Bloody Monday 1 and 2 is really good.
and also...SP and Mr. Brain!

for recently new ones, i think Shinzanmono and Tokyo Dogs are great.

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Post by Sorvaseven » Feb 2nd, '11, 14:18

Keibuho Yabe Kenzo, SP, Bloody Monday 1&2 and Tokyo Dogs :-)

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Post by shiofmedea » Feb 2nd, '11, 23:26

Unfair was not so bad..
And there is Control right now.. but it's a little naive even if idea was very promising, I love profiling/behavior interpreting focusing kind of dramas.

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Post by «minah» » Feb 3rd, '11, 17:11

Tokyo Dogs was my favoriiiite! Love the silly chemistry between the two (and love Shun's character with his American edge.... it gave a different take in detective/cop shows) but I think Shinzanmono was genius though. (Well Higashino Keigo is remarkable)

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Post by mrsmith10 » Feb 17th, '11, 01:20

I've only seen two police dramas so far, Fugoh Keiji and Remote. Fugoh Keiji was terrible, from top to bottom. It was so bad that it seemed like the directors were literally trying to make a bad show. Remote, on the other hand, was really cool. I thought it was hilarious and had many touching cases. I also loved the team-up of Fukada Kyoko and Dohmoto Koichi in that series. Kyoko was funny and adorable, and Koichi had a nice backstory. Speaking of Koichi, has anyone seen Rookie? Another police drama with Koichi that also stars Uchiyama Rina. I'm curious about watching that one.

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Post by dennis008 » Mar 26th, '11, 03:01

i have only watch 1 police j-drama so far...planning to watch tokyo dogs

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Post by kimutaku144 » Mar 27th, '11, 23:30

SP - Special Police.. but than I'm Okada biased :p Although he look too short to be an SP, but still all the stunts that he pull was amazing.

I enjoyed Tokyo Dogs too, especially the comical chemistry between Shun and Mizushima. And BOSS because in the beginning, but it get's a bit repetitive toward the end. Oh surprisingly I enjoy Zettai Reido, since Aya Ueto seems to improve her acting, I wasn't expecting much at the beginning.

Spec 2 also good if you want a mix of x-men and police story.

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Post by Salz » Mar 28th, '11, 00:26

Unfair is the best police story for me from the brilliant storyline, mystery and acting :wub:

Tokyo Dogs is also my favorite because it really funny and great chemistry between shun and Hiro :wub:
Remote with Koichi is pretty good as well...
the most recent one i watch is Deka Wanko which is really cute and funny but not the serious kind of police drama :roll
Hancho is pretty good as well and it going to enter 4 season now :thumleft:
Triangle and BOSS is also good :thumright:

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Post by ryoko11 » Mar 30th, '11, 01:19

I love a mix of serious and comedy...

Gonzo ~ Densetsu no Keiji
Odoru Daisosasen
Jikou Keisatsu
Tokyo DOGS
Unubore Deka
What I've seen from Hancho was enjoyable, but I've not seen more than a few episodes so far. Cool news that it's made it to season 4.

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Post by Uzma » Sep 24th, '11, 22:45

Boss 1&2
SP - Special Police
Zettai Reido 1&2
Keizoku Spec 2
And lots other.

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Post by ndocxz » Sep 28th, '11, 09:31

my favorite is.... HERO :thumright:

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Post by mrsmith10 » Sep 28th, '11, 10:30

Of the ones I've seen...

1. Remote- Best mix of seriousness and comedy that I've seen in a jdrama so far.
2. LADY~ Saigo no Hanzai- Quite underrated. I felt there was a lot of depth in the cases.
3. Galileo- Was just average to me. Fukuyama Masaharu was great, and I loved the way he solved the cases. However, Shibasaki Kou wasn't suited for her role, and the cases were just kind of generic.
4. Rookie- Starred Domoto Koichi, Uchiyama Rina, and Kuroki Hitomi. However, other than the acting, there's nothing imaginative about this series. Just an ordinary cop drama with no real compelling story.
5. Fugoh Keiji- Just awful.

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Post by enggrrl » Sep 30th, '11, 09:17

Two of my favourites are comedies:

Deka Wanko- Rookie detective Ichiko "Wanko" Hanamori (Mikako Tabe) wears Gothic Lolita style of clothes, while solving cases with her acute dog like sense of smell! It's very meta (references to the actors outside life /previous roles)

Unubore Keiji - A 30-year-old single detective (Nagase Tomoya), who is under the illusion that he is popular with females is called "Unubore" by friends. He is an ultra romantic and susceptible to conceitedness. He has such a strong desire to marry to the extent that he has bought an apartment for his newlywed life. He falls in love with female criminals at first sight each time.

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