Wednesdays, 10.00 – 10.54 p.m. from 20 October 2010
Tsutsumi Shinko, a glib former swindler, has been released on parole. Stuck without money and a job, Shinko succeeds in duping and ripping off Kurume Isao, a man wearing expensive shoes. However, Kurume is actually an inspector from the Board of Audit’s Special Investigations Division. He trusts Shinko, who has a dubious background, and headhunts her. He would like her to investigate and pursue those bad people who have their eyes on the 92 trillion yen national budget and are lining their own pockets. Shinko is surprised. However, there is no other way but to obey. She heads to the Special Investigations Division, and meets Kudo Yu and the others … …
Shinohara Ryoko as Tsutsumi Shinko
Examiner, Board of Audit’s Special Investigations Division. She has no money, education or job and has a criminal record. A former swindler. She is headhunted by the inspector, Kurume Isao, and is for some reason suddenly appointed to be an examiner.
Okada Masaki as Kudo Yu
Assistant Examiner, Board of Audit’s Special Investigations Division. A new career officer who graduated from Tokyo University and comes from a family of bureaucrats. He has a positive personality, full of justice and burning with a sense of mission. However, he meets the unusual Tsutsumi Shinko and gets pushed around by her.
Oizumi Yo as Kadomatsu Ichiro
Assistant Chief, Board of Audit’s Special Investigations Division. A non-career officer but he is the most competent. He joined the board with the dream of helping citizens, but gets frustrated that things do not go his way. Was he Tsutsumi Shinko’s former fiance?!
Namase Katsuhisa as Myochin Ikuo
Deputy Director, Board of Audit’s Special Investigations Division, who is in a career advancement race with two deputy directors. Called ‘Buddha Myochin’ for his excellent sense of balance. He is at odds with Tsutsumi Shinko.
Kiritani Kenta as Kaneda Tetsuo
Examiner, Board of Audit’s Special Investigations Division. A sports-oriented man who joined the board with big ambitions. However, his pushiness created resentment, putting him out of contention for a career progression. As a consequence, he grew fearful of rocking the boat.
Utsui Ken as Kurume Isao
Director, Board of Audit’s Special Investigations Division. The man who scouted Tsutsumi Shinko. A person who was selected from private financial circles because he had earned the nickname ‘revivalist’. He engages in reform with the conviction that it is for the sake of the revitalisation of the country. He supports Shinko but … …