Hero (Hi ro) (2007)





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Bayside Shakedown producer Chihiro Kameyama returns with this crowd-pleasing comedy drama spawned by the hit television series detailing a renegade district attorney's efforts to target political corruption in the bustling metropolis of Tokyo. Kohei Kuryu (popular singer Takuya Kimura) is a stereotype-shattering prosecutor who prefers jeans and flannels to the typical suit and tie. Previously exiled to a position in a nearby town, Kohei returns to the Josai branch of the Tokyo's public prosecutor after a six-year absence. While his smitten assistant Maiko initially chides Koei for failing to stay in contact, the truth is that she's thrilled to see him return. Soon enough, Koei is taking on his first new case - an apparently open-and-shut trial involving a security guard who has pleaded guilty for manslaughter after killing a man during a late night argument. The case gets complicated, however, when the accused guard suddenly changes his plea to not guilty. When Koei discovers that the guard is a pivotal figure in the alibi of a former transportation minister (Kazuyoshi Morita) suspected of pocketing a major kickback that very same night, the lawyer and his assistant set out in search of the security guard's missing van - the one piece of evidence that could make or break the entire case. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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A stretch version of the TV series with the same original cast. Being a movie, it is however way too dragging long, loose & trivial filled with excessive scenario from TV.


Awesome, this picked up right where there Special left off. If you enjoyed the series, you will enjoy this. But like most Movies from TV shows in Japan, you need to see the series and specials. It brought back all of the characters from the series, and incorporated a few from the Special. Which i thought was great. The last scene was well played, and if you didnt see it coming, you are blind. and dammit why can't i find a bar tender like that. seriously.

Robert Farley
Robert Farley

japanese silverscreen serial heartthrobs team up to play a bunch of lawyers uncovering a major scandal. But the fun is in the direct home shopping TV ads.

Aaron Chuah
Aaron Chuah

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