Taiyō ni Hoero!
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. 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.
|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|
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).
- Takase, Masahiro (Nov 15, 2007). Showa Senbon No Dorama-Tachi [1000 TV dramas of the Showa Period] (in Japanese).