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Buzzer Beat 

Buzâ bîto: Gakeppuchi no hîrô (original title)
Fate brings together Shirakawa Riko and Kamiya Naoki-but fate is fickle.While Riko is an aspiring violinist,and Naoki a hopeful pro-basketball player, both strive to achieve their dreams ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Tomohisa Yamashita ...  Kamiya Naoki 11 episodes, 2009
Keiko Kitagawa ...  Shirakawa Riko 11 episodes, 2009
Saki Aibu Saki Aibu ...  Nanami Natsuki 11 episodes, 2009
Shihori Kanjiya ...  Ebina Mai 11 episodes, 2009
Hideaki Itô ...  Kawasaki Tomoya 11 episodes, 2009
Junpei Mizobata Junpei Mizobata ...  Hatano Shuji 11 episodes, 2009
Nobuaki Kaneko Nobuaki Kaneko ...  Yoyogi Ren 11 episodes, 2009
Munetaka Aoki Munetaka Aoki ...  Moriguchi Shuto 11 episodes, 2009
Satoshi Kanada Satoshi Kanada ...  Kasukabe Yoshio 11 episodes, 2009
Akiyoshi Kawashima Akiyoshi Kawashima ...  Matsuyama Ryosuke 11 episodes, 2009
Aya Ohmasa ...  Kamiya Yuri 11 episodes, 2009
Keisuke Kato Keisuke Kato ...  Oze Yoichi 11 episodes, 2009
Ayaka Komatsu Ayaka Komatsu ...  Kanazawa Shion 11 episodes, 2009
Haruka Kuroki Haruka Kuroki ...  Fukuda Seiko 11 episodes, 2009
David M. David M. ...  Larry Brown 11 episodes, 2009
Shôhei Abe Shôhei Abe ...  Nishizaki Ken 11 episodes, 2009
Makoto Fujiwara Makoto Fujiwara ...  Ito Shigeru 11 episodes, 2009
Kozue Hanada Kozue Hanada ...  Cheerleader 11 episodes, 2009
Takaki Ishida Takaki Ishida ...  Saga Hiroaki 11 episodes, 2009
Haruka Kataoka Haruka Kataoka ...  Cheerleader 11 episodes, 2009
Noriko Kurose Noriko Kurose ...  Cheerleader 11 episodes, 2009
Yasuyuki Maekawa ...  Mishima Yusuke 11 episodes, 2009
Yutaka Matsuzaki Yutaka Matsuzaki ...  Endo Yuji 11 episodes, 2009
Miki Maya ...  Kamiya Makiko 11 episodes, 2009
Yuto Miyanaga Yuto Miyanaga ...  JC ARC's player 11 episodes, 2009
Masaru Nagai ...  Utsunomiya Toru 11 episodes, 2009
Tomoya Nakamura Tomoya Nakamura ...  JC ARC's player 11 episodes, 2009
Nao Namiki Nao Namiki ...  Cheerleader 11 episodes, 2009
Shigemitsu Ogi Shigemitsu Ogi ...  Ashikaga Kunimitsu 11 episodes, 2009
Masahiko Saido Masahiko Saido ...  JC ARC's player 11 episodes, 2009
Yuko Saito Yuko Saito ...  Cheerleader 11 episodes, 2009
Hotaru Suzuki Hotaru Suzuki ...  Cheerleader 11 episodes, 2009
Sayuri Yamamoto Sayuri Yamamoto ...  Cheerleader 11 episodes, 2009
Takeshi Masu Takeshi Masu ...  Yatsuo Ryusuke 5 episodes, 2009
Yumi Sugimoto Yumi Sugimoto ...  Akita Saori 5 episodes, 2009
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Fate brings together Shirakawa Riko and Kamiya Naoki-but fate is fickle.While Riko is an aspiring violinist,and Naoki a hopeful pro-basketball player, both strive to achieve their dreams whilst struggling through a web of betrayal to find true love. Written by londonlady

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J-Drama's is What American TV Lacks - FUN
15 April 2017 | by Dark_Lord_MarkSee all my reviews

I am a general audience member meaning I am not too invested in TV. I gave this show a chance and loved it.

BUZZER BEAT is about a basketball player, and his struggles on and off the court and a bit of romance thrown in. Again these shows are super fun. It's not overrun with sex and sex-scapedes. In many ways Buzzer Beat and J/K-Dramas are throw backs to black and white movies in terms of innocence.

American shows are overrun with sex, sex, sex, violence, violence, violence. I am an 80's action movie watcher and sci-fi nerd and so on, and even I get dissuaded by the onslaught.

The J/K-Dramas are refreshing and fun and usually bright colors. The visual style is reminiscent of American shows like Pushing Daises and The Middle Man.

These dramas can be enjoyed by the family, by couples and by individuals. I really enjoy the easy to watch aspect and these dramas usually have happier endings which is great.

American shows as stated all tend to be the same and really lack authenticity in camera angles and realism. For example in K/J-Dramas you see the hard work. You see people practicing and working hard. America usually uses quick snippets that try to make us believe the characters are doing the hard work, which often comes off as fake.

I give Buzz Beat 10 out of 10. Highly recommended.


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