Taiyō ni Hoero!

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Taiyō ni Hoero! (太陽にほえろ!?) (literally, Bark at the Sun) was a long-running prime-time television detective series in Japan, which ran from 1972 to 1986 for a total of 718 episodes.[1] The lead star was Yujiro Ishihara. It also helped further the career of actors such as Yusaku Matsuda and Kenichi Hagiwara as well as Shigeru Tsuyuguchi and Masaya Oki. It was a police procedural set mostly in a police station. It was one of the most popular and iconic detective dramas in Japanese television history.

Regulars[edit]

Character Nickname Actor Episodes
Shunsuke Todo Boss Yujiro Ishihara
Jun Shibata jiipan ("jeans") Yusaku Matsuda
Seiichi Yamamura Yama san Shigeru Tsuyuguchi
Jun Hayami Macaroni Kenichi Hagiwara
Ryuichi Taki Scotch Masaya Oki

Theme music[edit]

The theme music is a Mariachi-sounding tune which is very often used on Japanese television programmes. The music for this show was composed by Katsuo Ono (大野 克夫?, Ono Katsuo).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Takase, Masahiro (Nov 15, 2007). Showa Senbon No Dorama-Tachi [1000 TV dramas of the Showa Period] (in Japanese).