Tokyo Dogs

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Tokyo Dogs
Genre Police, crime, romance, comedy
Written byYuichi Fukuda
Starring See below
Opening theme"Futatsu no Kuchibiru" by Exile (ending theme)
Country of originJapan
Original languageJapanese
No. of series1
No. of episodes10
Production
ProducerTsugi Shikanai
Production locationTokyo
Release
Original network Fuji TV
Original releaseOctober 19 (2009-10-19) 
December 21, 2009 (2009-12-21)

Tokyo Dogs (東京DOGS, Tōkyō DOGS), sometimes styled as Tôkyô Dogs, is a Fuji TV Japanese television drama, which stars Shun Oguri, Hiro Mizushima and Yuriko Yoshitaka.

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So Takakura (Oguri) 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 Maruo Kudo (Mizushima), 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 [1] 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 have been given. With the appearance of a woman who apparently lost all her memories yet seemed to be greatly linked to the murderer of Takakura's father, the story of the worst, yet the best, partnership between the New York elite and the Japanese detective begins...

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References

  1. ReviewAsianSeries - Laura "A complete review of Tokyo Dogs".
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October 19, 2009 – December, 2009
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