TV Asahi Drama Special 2012 ~ Haiiro no Niji


Date: From 9.00 p.m., 19 May 2012
Cast: Shiina Kippei, Tsukamoto Takashi, Fukikoshi Mitsuru, Hoshino Mari, Terajima Susumu, Watanabe Ikkei, Osugi Ren, Takahashi Masanobu, Ibu Masato, Fubuki Jun
Synopsis: Five years since his fiancee’s nightmarish murder, Yamana Shogo (Shiina Kippei) from Kyoto Prefectural Police’s First Investigative Division returns to a crime scene for the first time with the police precinct’s Isayama Takaomi (Terajima Susumu) to investigate a murder case. Isayama’s aggressive investigation methods makes him uneasy. But Isayama pays no heed and successfully extracts a confession from the suspect through his usual interrogation methods. Right after Isayama parts ways with Yamana, he gets into a collision with a big truck and dies shortly. Yamana refers the suspect in Isayama’s last case to Tanizawa Kenichi (Watanabe Ikkei) who is the prosecutor in charge. That night, Yamana gets startling news that Tanizawa has been stabbed to death. The murder of a prosecutor currently in office is an alarming matter. With the organisation’s dignity on the line, the police start to investigate the case under the direct supervision of Director Nakamura (Ibu Masato). Yamana, who is paired with Isayama’s colleague, Konishi Koji (Fukikoshi Mitsuru), and secures the suspect inferred from a threatening letter discovered at Tanizawa’s residence. However, the suspect is soon found to have an alibi and the possibility of an early resolution of the case disappears. In the midst of this, Konishi recalls that Tanizawa was the prosecutor in charge of the first case that he had investigated with Isayama seven years ago, and merely 10 days before the deaths of Isayama and Tanizawa, the lawyer in charge of that case was murdered by someone. The criminal in that case was Egi Masashi (Tsukamoto Takashi) who was release from prison one month ago after serving a six-year sentence. Konishi thinks that there cannot be such an uncanny link. However, Yamana takes a look at Egi’s photo and determines that the nature of the case is revenge. Egi has a unique birthmark on his face and Yamana had seen Egi’s face at the scene of the accident on the night that Isayama had died.


About jadefrost

This blog contains information and musings on current and upcoming Japanese dramas but is not intended to be comprehensive.
This entry was posted in Spring 2012 Drama Specials, TV Asahi and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s