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Ikebukuro West Gate park 

This story follows a young man named Makoto who lives in Ikebukuro West Gate Park, an area known for youth delinquency and gangs. In fact, one of Makoto's best friends from high school, ... See full summary »






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Series cast summary:
Tomoya Nagase ...  Majima Makoto 11 episodes, 2000
Ai Katô Ai Katô ...  Hikaru 11 episodes, 2000
Yôsuke Kubozuka ...  Takashi 11 episodes, 2000
Ryûta Satô ...  Masa 11 episodes, 2000
Tomohisa Yamashita Tomohisa Yamashita ...  Shun Mizuno 11 episodes, 2000
Aiko Morishita Aiko Morishita ...  Majima Ritsuko 11 episodes, 2000
Sadao Abe Sadao Abe ...  Policeman 11 episodes, 2000
Yûko Andô Yûko Andô ...  Kaoru 11 episodes, 2000
Shoko Ikezu Shoko Ikezu ...  Jessie 11 episodes, 2000
Kitarô Kitarô ...  Yoshioka 11 episodes, 2000
Koyuki ...  Matsui Kana 11 episodes, 2000
Kazuki Maehara Kazuki Maehara ...  Sakurai 11 episodes, 2000
Rie Minemura Rie Minemura ...  Cathy 11 episodes, 2000
Kazuhiro Nishijima Kazuhiro Nishijima ...  Kyoichi Ozaki 11 episodes, 2000
Kenji Sakaguchi Kenji Sakaguchi ...  Doberman / ... 11 episodes, 2000
Masafumi Senô Masafumi Senô 11 episodes, 2000
Kôichi Sudô Kôichi Sudô ...  Denpa-kun 11 episodes, 2000
Issey Takahashi ...  Kazunori 11 episodes, 2000
Satoshi Tsumabuki ...  Saitou Fujio 11 episodes, 2000
Tomohiro Waki Tomohiro Waki ...  Member of g-boys 11 episodes, 2000
Ken Watanabe ...  Yokoyama 11 episodes, 2000
Tetsu Watanabe ...  Tetsu 11 episodes, 2000
Shin Yazawa Shin Yazawa ...  Chiaki 11 episodes, 2000


This story follows a young man named Makoto who lives in Ikebukuro West Gate Park, an area known for youth delinquency and gangs. In fact, one of Makoto's best friends from high school, Takeshi, is the "king" or leader, of one such gang, called the G-Boys. Makoto is known for being tough and smart, and while trying to solve the mystery of a friend's death, he finds himself a somewhat unwilling helper in many mysteries and problems of IWGP inhabitants. All the while, gang tension is mounting between his best friend's gang (which Makoto refuses to join) and a new gang, the "Black Angels." Written by https://mydramalist.com/1502-ikebukuro-west-gate-park

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14 April 2000 (Japan) See more »

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池袋ウエストゲートパーク See more »

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Great Drama Ever Made
1 June 2006 | by yukixnoguchi-1See all my reviews

This is the greatest TV show I have ever seen! Everything is so perfect especially story! Although there are so many funny scenes and jokes, the story is not always happy ending, which is a reason why I love this drama. The actors are also great, who are now big stars. Usually, when I see a TV drama, the last episode is a little bit boring than the other episodes. I understand that they need to explain everything and unite the whole episodes at the end, which is kind of boring. But, this show is totally different. As story goes to end, it is exciting and exciting. The last fighting scene is touching very well. I have watched this show so many times, but even now, I still like to watch it. If you have not seen this show before, you should watch this!! Otherwise, you miss one of the best fun in your life.

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