[2011 JDrama] Gaikoukan: Kuroda Kosaku
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Title: 外交官・黒田康作
Title (romaji): Gaikoukan Kuroda Kosaku
Also known as: Diplomat Kuroda Kousaku
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Thriller
Episodes: TBA
Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 2010-Jan-13 to 2011-Mar
Air time: Thursday 22:00


Kuroda Kosaku, a diplomat with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign affairs receives secret orders from his superior, Ando Yosuke, to protect Japanese nationals, and moves from place to place around the world. Kuroda solves a case involving the kidnapping of a Japanese in South America, and heads to San Francisco next. His objective is to protect Mikami Shoko, the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is visiting to attend the WTO negotiations on agriculture. Kuroda, who enters San Francisco and checks on the security at the meeting, meets John, an informant, and listens to the movements of the FBI. After that, he meets Shimomura Takeshi, a former diplomat, again. Shimomura and Kuroda have a close connection from their work at the consulate in Mexico 11 years ago. When they part, Shimomura leaves Kuroda with the cryptic words, “I’m sorry”. At that moment, the murder of a university professor occurs within the jurisdiction Tsukuda Police Precinct in Japan. Detective Ogaki Rikako of Tsukuda Police Precinct is the first person to discover the dead body. Rikako is bothered by the time of the dead body’s discovery and tells her boss about it, but is ignored. At the negotiation meeting, the Vice Minister appears to be attacked by radicals. However, Kuroda’s tact saves the day. How did the radicals infiltrate so easily? Kuroda, who suspects they had a man on the inside, is notified that a Japanese has jumped to his death … That man is Shimomura! Meanwhile, a suspect surfaces in the murder that occurred within Tsukuda Police Precinct’s jurisdiction from the footprints, fingerprints and articles left at the scene. The suspect is Shimomura. Rikako goes to San Francisco with his daughter, Rui, in order to identify Shimomura’s body and the evidence. Kuroda is waiting for the two of them …


Oda Yuji as Kuroda Kousaku
Shibasaki Kou as Ogaki Rikako
Kagawa Teruyuki
Tanaka Kei
Nishijima Takahiro
Iwamatsu Ryo
Hagiwara Masato
Kusakari Tamiyo (萩原聖人)
Kondo Masaomi
Katase Nana
Ohkura Koji
Tanaka Tetsushi
Kaga Takeshi
Konno Mahiru
Lee Byung Hun


- This is a sequel to the 2009 movie 'Amalfi: Rewards of the Goddess'
- Lee Byung Hun plays Kuroda's childhood friend and informant. His lines are all in English.

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Drama Press Conference

Actor Oda Yuji was at an event for his Winter 2011 drama, “Gaikoukan: Kuroda Kosaku” (starting 1/13 on Fuji TV, every Thursday at 10PM) which was held in the international terminal of Tokyo’s Haneda airport. This is the first official appearance that Oda Yuji has embarked on since his marriage to a woman not in the industry. When asked about his aspirations for the new year, Oda replied with passion, “2011 will start with Kuroda, so I’ll only be thinking about Kuroda. My private life? I’m currently in working mode now.”

Since Oda did such a great job in the “Amalfi” movie, the 50th year anniversary project, they created “Gaikoukan: Kuroda Kosaku” as a drama series. The drama takes place in various locales like Italy, San Francisco, Mexico and Japan. Oda portrays diplomat Kuroda who has strong convictions about protecting his fellow countrymen. Shibasaki Kou will be portraying female detective Ogaki Rikako, Oda’s new partner, who is great with maps and has space recognition abilities. The duo is dubbed as the odd couple who settle a mysterious and complex national case.

This will be Oda’s third time of playing Kuroda (there was a movie and cellphone drama). Oda commented, “Every single time I discover some new charm about the character, I wonder, ‘Is this really the same guy?’ This will be the first time that he’s back in Japan. I’m looking forward to it.”

Korean sensation Lee Byung Hyun will be in the drama as well, portraying an old friend of Kuroda’s from an intelligence agency.

Gaikoukan: Kuroda Kosaku will start airing next year 1/13 every Thursday at 10PM. The first broadcast will be a 2 hour special starting at 9PM.

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Heiwa Fansub will subbing this drama...
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Trailer released for “Diplomat – Kuroda Kosaku” featuring Oda Yuji, Shibasaki Kou, and Lee Byung Hun

A while ago, Fuji TV released a trailer for the much-anticipated upcoming drama, “Diplomat – Kuroda Kosaku“, the drama adaption of the 2009 hit movie, “Amalfi Megami no Hoshu“.

Oda Yuji is back again in the role of Kuroda Kosaku, a diplomat of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs focusing on protecting fellow countrymen from terrorism. His new partner, a female detective, will be played by Shibasaki Kou. She’s a “map otaku”, which means that she is obsessed with maps of all kinds and has an amazing ability of narrowing down the location of the criminals with the help of maps. In the drama, we are also going to explore the past of Oda Yuji’s character.

The drama didn’t carry on the title of the movie, mainly because it isn’t set in Amalfi, Italy anymore. Instead, the story is going to lead us to Japan, America (San Francisco), and Mexico.

“Diplomat – Kuroda Kosaku” is also going to feature Kagawa Teruyuki, Kaho, Konno Mahiru, Nishijima Takahiro (AAA), and South Korean actor Lee Byung Hun as an American detective.

The first episode is going to be two hours long and it will air on January 13th, 2011.

Check out the trailer below!


Cant wait to see LBH in this drama,,, loved him in IRIS
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wooohooo LBH
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did u make a list of the upcoming dramas for 2011?
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Some screen captures of Mr Ponytail in DKK ep10. His role this time round is as an undercover waiter....

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