07 January 2013


  • Ataru スペシャル Ataru Supesharu (Special)
  • スペシャル~ニューヨークからの挑戦状!!~ Ataru ~Nyū Yōku kara no Chōsen-jō!!~
English Title:
  • Ataru
  • Ataru ~A Challenge from New York!!~
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Year: 2013
Episode: 02
  • 中居正広 Nakai Masahiro
  • 北村一輝 Kitamura Kazuki
  • 栗山千明 Kuriyama Chiaki
  • 岡田将生 Okada Masaki
  • 玉森裕太 Tamamori Yuta

Ataru's younger brother Tasuku becomes a suspect in a several related murder cases. Ataru comes back to Japan from New York to help clear Tasuku of suspicions and to find the real criminal. Ataru tries to solve the case with Ebina Maiko.

Inoguchi Ataru is particularly interesting because of his extraordinary abilities and his strange behavior. I really like how the drama presented Ataru as a realistic character. Ataru was trained to memorize endless information for around 25 years, but he is not an active member of the police force because it is improbable that he can actually be one considering his developmental issues.


Ataru (2012)
Ataru: The First Love & The Last Kill