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.
|Taiyō ni Hoero!|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of episodes||718|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Toho NTV|
|Original release||June 1972 – November 1986|
|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). The theme music has also been used in The Filthy Frank YouTube series, for his "100 ACCURATE LIFE HACKS" video on October 2 2015. This has led to it becoming a notorious internet meme.
- Takase, Masahiro (Nov 15, 2007). Showa Senbon No Dorama-Tachi [1000 TV dramas of the Showa Period] (in Japanese).