Saturdays, 9.00 – 9.54 p.m. from 7 July 2012
Uehara Choko, a police officer with Sakurada Police Precinct’s Community Safety Division, lives happily with her husband, Kohei, daughter Aoi, and son Tonbo. Choko is a cheerful, outstanding policewoman, but gets told off by Mifune Yoshiaki, the head of the division, because she always takes matters to extremes. One day, while on patrol, Choko rushes to the scene of a fire. She saves children trapped at the scene of a fire but loses her own life in the process. Three months after Choko’s death, Kohei and the family have yet to pull themselves together. One day, Tonbo, who misses his mother, puts on Choko’s spectacles which he was given as a keep-sake, and sees Choko appear in front of him! “Mum seems to have become a ghost …” Worried about her son, Choko has remained in this world as a ghost. Tonbo delights in the fact that only he is able to see his mother when he puts on her spectacles. He announces to his father and sister that Choko has become a ghost. However, both of them cannot see her and do not believe him. Choko makes Tonbo promise to keep his ability to see her as a secret. This is thus the start of the mysterious lives of Choko the ghost and her timid son, Tonbo. Then Choko learns that the fire she died in was a case of arson and attempts to capture the criminal, but … …
Nakama Yukie as Uehara Choko
A police officer with Sakurada Police Precinct’s Community Safety Division. A cheerful, meddlesome person who loves to help people. Because she cannot leave people in trouble alone, she does things without thinking of the consequences. She lives happily with her beloved husband, daughter and son, but loses her life one day. However, she cannot rest in peace because her timid son worries her, and so she becomes a ghost that appears in front of Tonbo.
Sawamura Ikki as Uehara Kohei
Uehara Choko’s husband. He runs a small photography studio in the corner of a shopping district in the old downtown neighbourhood. He is serious, soft-hearted and easily moved to tears.
Shida Mirai as Uehara Aoi
Uehara Choko’s step daughter. A third year high school student. A typical child troubled over university choices and love. After Choko’s death, Kohei is left to bring her up single-handedly and she causes him distress.
Kimino Yuma as Uehara Tonbo
Uehara Choko’s son. A first grade elementary school student. The complete opposite to his mother, he is the type who will not cross a stone bridge even after striking it. To put it positively, he is mild. To put it negatively, he is timid. He has been in low spirits ever since Choko died. But one day, he discovers that he can see her ghost when he puts on her spectacles. After that, the two of them get involved in various cases and he slowly matures.
Namase Katsuhisa as Mifune Yoshiaki
The head of Sakurada Police Precinct’s Community Safety Division. Uehara Choko’s boss. Because his methodical personality is at odds with the free-spirited Choko, they do not get along and she always vexes him.
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