Kyoso no Bannin*UPDATED*
Date: From 9.00 p.m., Mondays, 11 July 2022
Station: Fuji TV
Original Work: Kyoso no Bannin by Shinkawa Hotate
Scriptwriters: Ushio Kentaro (No Side Game, Black Pean, Chiisana Kyojin), Kanda Yu (Itoshii Uso, Radiation House Series, Ukiwa), Anabuki Ichiro (Jashin no Tenbin, Chou no Rikigaku, Dr DMAT), Tatenai Kenta
Directors: Aizawa Hideyuki, Moriwaki Tomonobu
Cast: Sakaguchi Kentaro, Anne, Koike Eiko, Okura Koji, Kato Seishiro, Kohinata Fumiyo, Kuroba Mario, Onishi Ayaka, Ishikawa Moka, Terajima Shinobu, Yamamoto Koji (guest star), Harumi Shiho (guest star), Akapen Takigawa (guest star), Hamatsu Takayuki (guest star), Takeda Kohei (guest star), Nomura Masumi (guest star)
Synopsis: Koshobu Tsutomu (Sakaguchi Kentaro) passed the bar exam at the age of 20. After graduating at the top of his cohort at Tokyo University’s law faculty, he could have got a job at any company or government office. But he chose to work at the Fair Trade Commission. Koshobu seemed to have a fixation about working for the Fair Trade Commission and he was fired up with a sense of mission that is somewhat crazed – “I’ve to fight even if I’m weak”. While he has a unique perspective and insights unlike other officers, he is considered an oddball by the people around him because he works quite differently from them. One day, a former detective Shirokuma Kaede (Anne) joins the team. Kaede failed to capture a criminal who was right in front of her. Because this incident was viewed as a problem, she was ordered to transfer to the Fair Trade Commission. Much to her surprise, the Fair Trade Commission is described as a weak agency and looked down on by other government agencies. As it does not have the police’s enforcement power of search warrants or right to make arrests, there are all sorts of hurdles in investigations. Kaede is disappointed by the actual state of affairs. Although Koshobu and Kaede have totally different personalities and ways of thinking, she gradually begins to understand his mentality of boldly taking on big enemies as they team up to tackle difficult cases.
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Nanda Kanda Ginza
Story: Hatori Yusuke (Iwata Ryusei) and his father Akio (Tonesaku Toshihide) catch the “wild, rich man” Nihon Okanemochi (Arita Teppei) at a Ginza park and decide to keep him in their house. Yusuke’s mother Mitsuko (Konno Mahiru) is horrified but relents and allows him to have Nihon Okanemochi as his birthday present. However, Nihon Okanemochi has a huge obsession with Ginza and the rather annoying habit of refusing to use tableware or eat food that is not bought in Ginza.
Cast: Arita Teppei, Tonesaku Toshihide, Konno Mahiru, Iwata Ryusei
From 10.30 p.m., Saturdays, 4 June 2022