Lieutenant Ninzaburo Furuhata

Lieutenant Ninzaburo Furuhata

Furuhata Ninzaburō is a Japanese television series that ran periodically on Fuji Television from 1994 until its final episodes in 2006. It was written by Japanese playwright Kōki Mitani and is often referred to as the Japanese version of Columbo.

The series is a police detective drama starring actor Masakazu Tamura as Furuhata Ninzaburo and Masahiko Nishimura as his stereotypically bumbling sidekick, Shintaro Imaizumi. The program aired weekly and featured a guest villain each time, usually a famous talent in Japan. Pop-stars like SMAP, television hosts like Sanma Akashiya and even sports figures like Ichiro Suzuki have been featured on this program. It was one of the most popular television dramas in the history of Japanese television, having spawned several seasons and TV specials.

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Furuhata Ninzaburō is a Japanese television series that ran periodically on Fuji Television from 1994 until its final episodes in 2006. It was written by Japanese playwright Kōki Mitani and is often referred to as the Japanese version of Columbo.

The series is a police detective drama starring actor Masakazu Tamura as Furuhata Ninzaburo and Masahiko Nishimura as his stereotypically bumbling sidekick, Shintaro Imaizumi. The program aired weekly and featured a guest villain each time, usually a famous talent in Japan. Pop-stars like SMAP, television hosts like Sanma Akashiya and even sports figures like Ichiro Suzuki have been featured on this program. It was one of the most popular television dramas in the history of Japanese television, having spawned several seasons and TV specials.

Original Name: 古畑任三郎
Number of Seasons: 3
Number of Episodes: 35
Status: Ended
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Rating: 8
Vote Count: 1
Type: Scripted
First Air Date: April 13, 1994
Last Air Date: June 22, 1999
Episode Runtime: 60 mins
Primary Year: 1994
Genres: Drama
Spoken Language(s): Japanese
Origin Countries: Japan
Alternative Titles: 绅士刑警, Furuhata Ninzaburō

Seasons:

  • Season 0 — 10 Episodes — Air Date: April 12, 1995
  • Season 1 — 12 Episodes — Air Date: April 13, 1994
  • Season 2 — 11 Episodes — Air Date: January 10, 1996
  • Season 3 — 12 Episodes — Air Date: April 13, 1999
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