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JDrama: Code Blue (コード・ブルー)

Posted on: July 8, 2008

Could this possibly be the Japanese version of Grey’s Anatomy? I mean hot interns with mysterious backgrounds? I spotted a George in the nerdy looking Fuikawa (bottom center right in photo) in minutes. And a clumsy Izzy in Toda Erika’s character Hiyama. Aragaki Yui’s character (Shiraishi Megumi, right in photo above) is a combination of Meredith Grey and Christina Yang. She has a famous doctor for a dad and wants to stand independent from her name. Shiraishi is also uber on the ball about each patient’s situation and textbook procedures. I haven’t made up my mind about who Yamashita’s Aizawa (left in photo) would parallel. McDreamy? Guess we’ll see as the drama progresses. I have to say… Code Blue has Yamapi at his hottest. I totally dig the curls.

Here’s some screen caps from episode one with obvious comparisons to Grey’s Anatomy:

… The four interns: Aizawa Kousaku (top left), Shiraishi Megumi (top right), Hiyama Mihoko (bottom left), Fuikawa Kazuo (bottom right); Notice the different bangs for the girls because sometimes it’s the only thing you can depend to tell them apart from a distant shot.

… A different theme for Code Blue. The interns are placed in an emergency rescue unit that uses helicopters to bring patients to the hospital.

… Siting together at lunch to boast current accomplishment? Typical Grey’s behavior.

… The not-so-evil Nazi with his interns

… Hiyama messes up in front of a senior. Look at that resident’s face!

… Some heart to heart between interns while on the job

… Fuikawa like George is really great at connecting with patients

… Shiraishi, Fuikawa, and Hiyama being interns, making shocked faces behind a hospital monitor

… They even have secret drama inside an elevator – a Grey’s Anatomy signature scene

If people starts sleeping around and has fights/awkward moments in the elevator then we can confidently diagnose Code Blue as a reincarnation of Grey’s Anatomy.

Scroll on for Where to Watch?

Title: コード・ブルー / Code Blue
Tagline: ドクターヘリ緊急救命 /Doctor Heli Kinkyuu Kyumei
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Medical drama
Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 2008-Jul-03 to 2008-Sept
Air time: Thursday 22:00
Theme song: HANABI by Mr.Children

The drama’s full title is “Code Blue: Doctor Heli Kinkyu Kyumei.” The concept is based on Japan’s proposal for an emergency medical service using helicopters to quickly reach those in need. A special bill was passed in June 2007 that should foster widespread adoption of the system. Yamashita stars as a young doctor-in-training, working under the guidance of an experienced “flight doctor” (Toshiro Yanagiba). Some scenes will be filmed with a real helicopter, adding to the show’s tension.

Yamashita Tomohisa as Aizawa Kousaku (Flight doctor-in-training)
Aragaki Yui as Shiraishi Megumi (Flight doctor-in-training)
Toda Erika as Hiyama Mihoko (Flight doctor-in-training)
Asari Yosuke as Fuikawa Kazuo (Flight doctor-in-training)
Higa Manami Saejima Haruka (Flight nurse)
Kodama Kiyoshi as Tadokoro Yoshiaki (Emergency Unit Chief, Special appearance)
Katsumura Masanobu as Morimoto Tadashi (Flight Doctor)
Ryo as Mitsu Kanna (Flight Doctor)
Yanagiba Toshiro as Kuroda Shuji (Flight Doctor)
Sugimoto Tetta as Saejo Susumu (Brain Surgeon)
Terajima Susumu as Kaji Toshi (Pilot)
Hiwatashi Shinji as Anzai Yasuyuki

Where to watch it?

With English Subs! Torrent page:

With Chinese Subs! Emule download:

Without subs:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Code-Blue ep1-a | Veoh Video Network“, posted with vodpod

Screen caps of episode 1.

A Code Blue promotion trailer with English subs

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Sorry about how long this post got but I combined with another one on Code Blue.

3 Responses to "JDrama: Code Blue (コード・ブルー)"

the story is so great..yamapi so cooolll!!

) アメリカ 玩具 海外限定 レトロ コレクター

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