Shirato Osamu no Jikenbo


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Fridays, 12.20 – 12.54 a.m. from 27 January 2012


Shirato Osamu is a 24-year-old unemployed university graduate. Because he is a good-natured person who cannot say no when he is asked anything, he for some reason ends up getting called in for various cases that occur in the neighbourhood of Asagaya. One day, when Shirato goes to his usual cafe to look for his favourite waitress, Akagawa Rio, he is accosted by his childhood friend Kurozaki Hitoshi who is two years his junior. It is the first time in six years that he is meeting Kurozaki again. Kurozaki refers to him without using the proper form of address as always. Then, he quickly makes a shocking confession. “I’m being pursued by the police on suspicion of murder” … … It appears that Kurozaki is a suspect in the robbery and murder of the proprietor of Asagaya’s secondhand bookstore . He beseeches Shirato to find the true criminal. But Shirato replies that he cannot do anything on his own. Kurozaki introduces a strong partner to him. That partner is a former police officer called Yamanoi. But Yamanoi does not look one bit like a law enforcement officer. Shirato and Yamanoi start to search for the whereabouts of the pickpocket Kuwata who is thought to be the criminal. In the midst of this, Yamanoi supposes that Kurozaki can hide from the police for at most three days because of the evidence at the crime scene and information fromo witnesses. As time runs out, Shirato and Yamanoi manage to track Kuwata down to a place in front of them. But … Shirato is suddenly hit from behind by someone. Will he be able to arrest Kuwata and prove Kurozaki’s innocence?

Chiba Yudai as Shirato Osamu
A part-timer who is jobless university graduate. He has continued to look for jobs two years after graduation. A nice but faint-hearted person who will say, “I’ll do it!” against his better judgement at someone’s request. Because he is also a late bloomer in love, he has lurid delusional dreams of Akagawa Rio who works part-time at the family that he always goes to. He and Kurozaki Hitoshi are childhood friends and the younger Kurozaki calls him Shirato without an honorific.

Hongo Kanata as Kurozaki Hitoshi
A fourth year student at a top national university and has already been offered employment at big banks. He has a sharp mind and the gift of the gab. A popular guy who is even good with girls. The unpopular Shirato Osamu privately holds him in esteem for being so impressive even though he is two years his junior.

Nakamura Shizuka as Akagawa Rio
A part-timer at both the family restaurant that Shirato Osamu and Kurozaki Hitoshi usually frequent as well as the places that Shirato goes. Voluptuous and with beautiful legs, her style is comparable to that of a model. Her dream is to become an idol impersonator. She shows these impersonations which bear no resemblance to the idols to Shirato and Kurozaki.

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2 Responses to Shirato Osamu no Jikenbo

  1. saa says:

    like this drama so much, but i can’t find sub for the raw, can you help me please…

  2. Saint Panda says:

    @saa Same here, no subtitles yet I guess ( hope some one do it in the future)

    Love the show, pretty funny also Shizuka Nakamura is super illegally hot

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