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This culture clash/crime drama is highly entertaining, the two hour opening episode starts off like an action movie, with buildings exploding, long gun battles and hair raising escapes by out running an incoming train. But then later in the episode it starts to focus more on introducing the characters, and the pace slows down but always with an undercurrent of tension. Among the other talented cast members that get introduced later are Hayami Mokomichi (Densha Otoko, Gokusen 2), Ichikawa Yui (Sushi Oji!, Kurosagi) and Fubuki Jun (Utahime, Orange Days). If you like suspense movies like Infernal Affairs or dramas like Unfair I think you’ll enjoy this drama. But and it’s a big BUT the subtitles are bad, the names are all wrong or at least Korean or Chinese spelling of Japanese names the timing of the first episode subs is fine for the first half but then you need to delay the subs for around 20 seconds to re-sync them with the dialog. The second episode translation was just as bad but the timing was fine. After episode 8 the subs are supposed to improve but I haven’t gotten that far in the series so I can’t say for sure.
This 2006 drama is the series of the week and the entire batch of RAW video files can be downloaded here, the episode 1 and 8-11 soft subs are available here episodes 2-7 soft subs here.