Saturday, August 1, 2009
Ikebukuro West Gate Park(japan drama 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."
more info ,Ikebukuro West Gate Park (池袋ウエストゲートパーク Ikebukuro Uesuto Gēto Pāku?) was a wildly popular, highly influential Japanese television drama by screenwriter Kankuro Kudo, based on a novel by Ira Ishida, that initially aired on the Tokyo Broadcasting System during the summer of 2000, and directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. The success of the television series would launch a manga adaptation the following year. In a break from traditional Japanese programming, the series used edgy graphics and scene breaks to highlight a story involving themes drawn from the underbelly of modern Japanese society: hip-hop youth gang warfare, juvenile delinquency, prostitution, drug abuse, the Yakuza, rape and murder.
Notable among the cast are TOKIO lead singer Tomoya Nagase, film star Ken Watanabe, and future stars Koyuki, Satoshi Tsumabuki, and Tomohisa Yamashita of Johnny's Jimusho idol group NEWS.click here for detail
the link is the original source of the synopsis article,I just want to share it with the reader aside to my personal comment.
comment :i have just notice that this series has many famous actors involved,including nagase tomoya(my boss my hero),koyuki(kimi wa petto),yamashita tomohisa(nobuta wo produce) and many more.and i have just realized that this drama should be on my list from a long time ago.the first time i see this title was from the fansubs i like.well,we'll see,i might update this after i watch it.(^_^)