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AIBOU
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AIBOU,相棒
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“AIBOU” started in 2000 and has been the most popular police procedural Japan has seen in the past decade.

Detective Ukyo Sugishita confronts crime on the basis of his own convictions. He has a partner that works for him in the Special Task Unit. For the first 7 seasons, Ukyo’s first partner is Kaoru Kameyama. He is a good-natured, hot tempered, straightforward and somewhat scattered detective.

Beginning in Season 8, Takeru Kanbe replaces Kameyama. Contrary to his predecessor, Takeru is a lanky, cool, conceited and confident detective.

From Season 11 to Season 13, Ukyo’s partner is a young detective Toru Kai. Toru is a son of Deputy Director General of The National Police Agency. But he became a detective by his own effort.

And starting with Season 14, Ukyo’s current partner is Wataru Kaburagi, an elite bureaucrat who came to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) on temporary assignment. As the first partner without any career of a police officer, he faces challenging cases with Ukyo using his own authority and connections, and eventually officially joins MPD.
Casts
Yutaka Mizutani (水谷豊)
Takashi Sorimachi (反町隆史)
Anju Suzuki (鈴木杏樹)
Koji Ishizaka (石坂浩二)
Production Year
2017-2017
Episode
Duration & Episodes
306 episodes
PRE SEASON: 111min x 3ep (2000, 2001)
SEASON 1: 54min x 10ep, 108min x 1 ep, 114min x 1ep (2002)
SEASON 2: 54min x 19ep, 114min x 2ep (2003)
SEASON 3: 54min x 16ep, 90min x 1ep, 114min x 2ep (2004)
SEASON 4: 54min x 18ep, 108min x 1ep, 114min x 1ep, 150min x 1ep (2005)
SEASON 5: 54min x 17ep, 114min x 2ep, 150min x 1ep (2006)
SEASON 6: 54min x 16ep, 114min x 2ep, 150min x 1ep (2007)
SEASON 7: 54min x 16ep, 114min x 2ep, 150min x 1ep (2008)
SEASON 8: 54min x 16ep, 108min x 2ep, 150min x 1ep (2009)
SEASON 9: 54min x 16ep, 108min x 1ep, 130min x 1ep (2010)
SEASON 10: 54min x 16ep, 108min x 1ep, 129min x 1ep, 150min x 1ep (2011)
SEASON 11: 54min x 16ep, 129min x 2ep, 150min x 1ep (2012)
SEASON 12: 54min x 16ep, 129min x 2ep, 150min x 1ep (2013)
SEASON 13: 54min x 16ep, 129min x 2ep, 150min x 1ep (2014)
SEASON 14: 54min x 17ep, 129min x 2ep, 150min x 1ep (2015)
SEASON 15: 54min x 15ep, 129min x 2ep, 135min x 1ep (2016)
SEASON 16: Starting in October, 2017
Movie Quality
HD
Type
Series
Special
International sales company
TV Asahi Corporation
Remarks
■ TIMESLOT
Prime Time

■ FREQUENCY
Weekly / Special

■ Target
Male / 35-49
Male / 50~
Female /35-49
Female /50~
Links
For more information (link to tv asahi PROGRAM GUIDE)