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Trick 2 (TV Series 2002)
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Quirky professor Jiro Ueda and struggling magician Naoko Yamada investigate and unmask the fraudulent people who claim to have supernatural abilities.

Stars: Yukie Nakama, Hiroshi Abe, Ayumu Saitô
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Trade company employee Shinichi recommends to Naoko and Jiro to go to a beautiful place abroad. There, Naoko and Jiro meets tribal shaman and sees through her tricks. The shaman has refused to leave her place.

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Noriyuki Higashiyama, Kazuki Kitamura
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Disaster befalls a village's inhabitants every 300 years. A popular self-styled magician named Naoko (Yukie Nakama) is summoned as a deity to rid the people of their anxiety. But there are ... See full summary »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Kazuyuki Aijima, Bengaru
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Ueda and Naoko accept to hear a proposal from a young man (Yuta Hiraoka) living in Fumo-mura village. The proposal is to bring back his childhood friend, Misako (Maki Horikita), who was ... See full summary »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Stars: Yukie Nakama, Hiroshi Abe, Muhammad Abedin
Kekkon dekinai otoko (TV Series 2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

40 year old gifted architect enjoys living by himself and does not communicate well with people. He has 3 women friends. Will he ever marry?

Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, Ryôko Kuninaka
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Stars: Yukie Nakama, Hiroshi Abe, Naohito Fujiki
Gokusen (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Gokusen is the story of recently graduated Kumiko Yamaguchi, aka. Yankumi, and her life as a new high school teacher. Unlike the other new teachers at her school Kumiko gets placed with teh... See full summary »

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Terumae romae (2012)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ancient Roman architect Lucius is too serious. His inability to keep up with the fast-moving times costs him his job. When a friend takes the dejected Lucius to the public bathhouse to ... See full summary »

Director: Hideki Takeuchi
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Doragon-zakura (TV Series 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Kenji Sakuragi is a lawyer and former member of a motorcycle gang. He takes on the challenge of preparing a special class for a famous stupid school, Ryuuzan to enter the prestigious Toudai University.

Stars: Kôjun Itô, Hiroshi Abe, Kyoko Hasegawa
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Star-crossed lovers must fight on opposing sides in a battle that will determine the next Shogun.

Director: Ten Shimoyama
Stars: Yukie Nakama, Joe Odagiri, Tomoka Kurotani
Trick 3 (TV Series 2003)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Naoko and Professor Ueda reunite one more time to solve mysteries many consider supernatural or unexplainable.

Stars: Yukie Nakama, Hiroshi Abe, Yuka Hôshaku
Trick shinsaku special 3 (TV Movie 2014)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

One chairman of major company makes a request to Prof. Ueda. The head of his family passed away, and he wants Prof. Ueda to crack a curse code in the head's will. Prof. Ueda and Naoko go to... See full summary »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Stars: Yukie Nakama, Hiroshi Abe, Katsuhisa Namase
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 Yamada Naoko / ... (20 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Ueda Jiro / ... (20 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Yabe Kenzo (11 episodes, 2002)
Kazuki Maehara ...
 Ishihara Tatsuya (11 episodes, 2002)
Satoshi Hashimoto ...
 Hiroaki katsuragi (10 episodes, 2000)
Rika Tô
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Naoko Yamada is a magician struggling to make ends meet who agrees to partner with Professor Ueda, who has been asked by detectives Yabe and Ishihara for help in investigating crimes committed by people claiming to have supernatural powers. While some of the cases are simple matters of exposing frauds, some are a bit more hazardous, such as taking on the leader of a murderous religious cult, or a disgraced magician who makes an entire town disappear into thin air. As Naoko gets to the bottom of these cases, she also begins to make discoveries about the strange circumstances surrounding her own father's death. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Followed by Trick: The Movie 2 (2006) See more »

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Really good...
19 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a rare series. As people who watch Japanese television often, it usually falls apart in some way, be it acting, or comedy, and its usually a thing where you can't say it was because of a cultural or social barrier. However, Trick is one of those shows that stands up well, incredibly show. We have three great actors, Hiroshi Abe always standing out, though Yukie Nakama more than does her part as his irreplaceable partner.

I've seen the show often compared to X-Files, and that really is far from the truth. Truth is, Stateside, we really don't have something like this, even if it is only the episodic nature of our television, however don't let that stop you.

The story and the plot are strong, and has great music thrown, so overall this is a great series. It wouldn't hurt to give the first few episodes a try, never know, you may get hooked.


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