TV Asahi Drama Specials 2011 (First Quarter)

Ikon Ari ~ Meiji Juusan-nen Saigo no Adauchi
Time: From 9.00 p.m., 26 February 2011
Station: TV Asahi
Cast: Fujiwara Tatsuya, Matsushita Nao, Ozawa Yukiyoshi, Yoshioka Hidetaka, Kitaoji Kinya
Synopsis: In the fifth month of Keio 4 (1868), on the brink of the new Meiji era, Usui Watari, the administrator of the small domain of Akizuki in Kyushu, and his wife, were assassinated. Blazing anger grew in their son, Rokuro (Fujiwara Tatsuya), who had witnessed their tragic deaths. However, the period dealt a cruel fate to Rokuro. Vengeance, once a samurai’s virtue since the Kamakura era 700 years ago, has now transformed into murder – a crime that should be hated – with the passage into the Meiji era. Then in 1870, Rokuro created a great debate when he finally carried out his revenge. Should he be praised as the “model of a filial child”? Or should he be judged a mere “murderer”? Furthermore, the enemy he had attacked was a person who had a job as a judge …

Kasouken no Onna SP
Time: From 8.00 p.m., 17 March 2011
Station: TV Asahi
Cast: Sawaguchi Yasuko, Naito Takashi, Kazama Toru, Sakai Toshiya, Tabata Tomoko
Synopsis: The dead body of a man is found in Kyoto City. The cause of death is determined to be an injury to the temporal region of his head, but there are no bloodstains at the scene. It appears that the body was shifted from somewhere else. Sakaki Mariko (Sawaguchi Yasuko) and the members of the Kyoto Prefectural Police Crime Laboratory begin their analysis together with a new colleague, Usami Yuya (Kazama Toru). Before long, it is learnt that the dead man is Kishida Yasuhiro (Sakai Toshiya), an explosives technician. Detective Domon Kaoru (Naito Takashi) from the Kyoto Prefectural Police discover that Kishida secretly possessed ingredients to make plastic explosives when they search his apartment. Then, fingerprints other than Kishida’s are found on the ingredients. It is that of Arimura Keiko (Tabata Tomoko), a woman who was arrested last month for breaking into the work office at the airport … …

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