Ikebukuro West Gate Park

Ikebukuro West Gate Park

Apr. 03, 2000
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Tomoya Nagase isMakoto Majima
Makoto Majima
Ai Kato isHikaru
Yosuke Kubozuka isTakashi (King of G-Boys)
Takashi (King of G-Boys)
Ken Watanabe isYokoyama
Koyuki isKana Matsui
Kana Matsui
Kitaro isYoshioka
Sadao Abe isHamaguchi
Satoshi Tsumabuki isFujio Saitou
Fujio Saitou


Ikebukuro West Gate Park 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. The series is also credited for bringing up the profile of actor Yosuke Kubozuka.

Ikebukuro West Gate Park
Ikebukuro West Gate Park
Original title 池袋ウエストゲートパーク
TMDb Rating 7.3 7 votes
First air date Apr. 03, 2000
Last air date Jun. 20, 2000
Seasons 1
Episodes 11
Average Duration 60 minutes

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