AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo

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AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo
TITLE info.jpg
GenreDF
Created byTV Asahi
Toei
StarringYutaka Mizutani
Opening themeRendez-Vu by Basement Jaxx (Pilots)
Ending themePromised You by Zard (Pilots)
Country of originJapan
Original language(s)Japanese
No. of seasons17
Production company(s)Toei
Release
Original networkTV Asahi
Original releaseJune 3, 2000 – Present
External links
tv-asahi.co.jp/aibou/

AIBOU (相棒, Partners) is a Japanese television detective series that first aired on TV Asahi on June 3, 2000. It has been adapted into six films: AIBOU: The Movie (2008), AIBOU: CSI Files (2009)[1], AIBOU: The Movie II (2010), AIBOU: X-DAY (2013), AIBOU: The Movie III (2014) and AIBOU: The Movie IV (2017).

The drama features Ukyō Sugishita (杉下右京) , a police inspector assigned to the fictional Special Missions Unit (特命係, Tokumei-gakari) of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and his partners as Kaoru Kameyama (亀山薫) from 2000 to 2009, Takeru Kambe (神戸尊) from 2009 to 2012, Tōru Kai (甲斐享) from 2012 to 2015, and Wataru Kaburagi (冠城亘) from 2015 on.

AIBOU is also broadcast with English subtitles in Hawaii by the television station KIKU under the name Partners[2][3], and in Los Angeles by the station Japan Hollywood Network (before UTB 18.1) under the official English name AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo.[4][5][6]

Seasons[edit]

Season Episodes Debut Ending
Pre Season 3 June 3, 2000 November 10, 2001
1 12 October 9, 2002 December 25, 2002
2 21 October 8, 2003 March 17, 2004
3 19 October 13, 2004 March 23, 2005
4 21 October 10, 2005 March 15, 2006
5 20 October 11, 2006 March 13, 2007
6 19 October 24, 2007 March 19, 2008
7 19 October 22, 2008 March 18, 2009
8 19 October 14, 2009 March 10, 2010
9 18 October 20, 2010 March 9, 2011
10 19 October 19, 2011 March 21, 2012
11 19 October 10, 2012 March 20, 2013
12 19 October 16, 2013 March 19, 2014
13 19 October 15, 2014 March 18, 2015
14 20 October 14, 2015 March 16, 2016
15 18 October 12, 2016 March 22, 2017
16 20 October 18, 2017 March 14, 2018
17 October 17, 2018

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://jfdb.jp/en/title/2092
  2. ^ "Partners 10". kikutv.com. Archived from the original on May 13, 2014. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  3. ^ http://kikutv.com/partners-13/
  4. ^ http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/ips/Abc/
  5. ^ http://drama-max.com/2014/03/utb-los-angeles-premieres-record-setting-japanese-drama-hanzawa-naoki/
  6. ^ http://jhollywoodnet.com/en/

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