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Ouroboros

Ouroboros Vol.1 Cover

Ouroboros (ウロボロス) is a manga by artist Kanzaki Yuya first published in 2009. It was adapted to TV dorama by TBS in 2015.

Synopsis

"Ouroboros" is an ancient symbol that depicts a snake eating its own tail - meaning infinity. Based on a popular comic, a clumsy detective and a cool gang stand up to true evil. Ikuo and Tatsuya grew up in a children's orphanage together. When their favorite teacher, Yuiko, is murdered, a policeman wearing a gold watch covers up the incident. Ikuo and Tatsuya promise each other to avenge their teacher someday. Twenty years later, Ikuo is a detective in Shinjuku second police station investigating various cases with elite detective - Mizuki, while smart and handsome Tatsuya has become one of the top members of a gang group.

Dorama

Ouroboros promotional poster

The manga was adapted to TV in 2015, main-casting Ikuta Toma and Oguri Shun. It aired from January 16th to March 20th and had an average viewership rating of 10.4%.

Main Cast

Main Staff

Screenwriter
Furuya Kazunao
Director
Ishii Yasuharu, Yamamuro Daisuke, Ikeda Katsuhiko
Music
Kimura Hideakira
Producer
Sano Ayumi

Episodes

Episode Japanese title English title Airing date Director Rating
01 Kindokei no otoko
(金時計の男)
The men of the Kintokei 2015.01.16 Ishii Yasuharu 11.5%
02 Omurice no himitsu
(オムライスの秘密)
Secret of the omelet rice 2015.01.23 12.0%
03 Yakusoku da yo, Ikuo
(約束だよ、イクオ)
It's a promise, Ikuo 2015.01.30 10.4%
04 Yuiko-sensei no himitsu
(結子先生の秘密)
Yuiko-sensei's secret 2015.02.06 Yamamuro Daisuke 9.8%
05 Kimi wa boku ga mamoru
(君は僕が守る)
You'll protect me 2015.02.20 10.1%
06 Zettai zetsumei
(絶体絶命)
Desperate situation 2015.02.20 Ishii Yasuharu 9.2%
07 Nande da yo, Yuiko-sensei
(何でだよ、結子先生)
Why did you do it, Yuiko-sensei? 2015.02.27 10.6%
08 Mahoroba no Himitsu
(まほろばの秘密)
The secret of Mahoroba 2015.03.06 Ikeda Katsuhiko 9.6%
09 Kintokei no shoutai
(金時計の正体)
The Kintokei's true nature 2015.03.13 Ishii Yasuharu 9.4%
10 Tadaima
(ただいま)
I'm back 2015.03.20 11.3%

Music

Theme song
Soundtrack
BOX Cover

Releases

The dorama was released in a compiled box in both DVD and Blu-ray formats. It was released on August 5th, 2015.

Home-media Releases
Format Release date Catalog Number Price Oricon Charts
DVD 2015.08.05 TCED-2632 ¥22,990 #12 / 2 weeks
Blu-ray TCBD-0463 ¥29,040 #17 / 2 weeks

Recognitions

  • 84th Television Drama Academy Awards: Drama Song - "Sakura" by ARASHI
  • 84th Television Drama Academy Awards: Special Award - Talk Topic: Ouroboros

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