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Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 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
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Trick 2 (TV Series 2002)
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 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 6.4/10 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
Gokusen (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 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 »

Stars: Yukie Nakama, Katsuhisa Namase, Ken Utsui
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 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
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
Doragon-zakura (TV Series 2005)
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    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.

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Hero (TV Series 2001)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Kohei Kuryu is a former juvenile delinquent who drops out of junior high and goes on to earn a high school equivalent diploma. After passing the law board exams, Kuryu becomes a prosecutor.... See full summary »

Stars: Takuya Kimura, Aki Hayakawa, Shingo Ippongi
Kekkon dekinai otoko (TV Series 2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 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
Nigeru wa haji daga, yaku ni tatsu (TV Mini-Series 2016)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

25 year old Moriyama Mikuri graduated but had no job offers. She became a temporary employee but was even laid off. So while she is taking a break right now, Mikuri feels unwanted and ... See full summary »

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Terumae romae (2012)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Lucius, a Roman architect, is transported through time to modern-day Japan, where he learns about Japanese bathhouses and uses this to his gain back home.

Director: Hideki Takeuchi
Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Aya Ueto, Kazuki Kitamura
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
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Yukie Nakama ...  Naoko Yamada / ... 31 episodes, 2000-2003
...  Professor Jiro Ueda / ... 31 episodes, 2000-2003
Katsuhisa Namase ...  Kenzo Yabe / ... 31 episodes, 2000-2003
Kazuki Maehara ...  Ishihara Tatsuya 21 episodes, 2000-2002
Yôko Nogiwa ...  Satomi Yamada / ... 20 episodes, 2000-2003
Yôko Ohshima ...  Haru Ikeda / ... 19 episodes, 2000-2003
Abedin Mohammed ...  Jami-kun / ... 17 episodes, 2000-2003
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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 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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