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Yukie Nakama ...
 Yamada Naoko / ... (20 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Ueda Jiro / ... (20 episodes, 2000-2002)
Katsuhisa Namase ...
 Yabe Kenzo (11 episodes, 2002)
Kazuki Maehara ...
 Ishihara Tatsuya (11 episodes, 2002)
Satoshi Hashimoto ...
 Hiroaki katsuragi (10 episodes, 2000)
Rika Tô
(10 episodes, 2000)
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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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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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