Fuji TV Drama Special 2012 ~ Yamamura Misa Suspense

From 9.00 p.m., 4, 11, 18 & 25 May 2012

Kyoto Renzoku Satsujin Jiken ~ Spice wa Fukushuu no Aji
Synopsis: Enjo Tsubaki (Asano Atsuko) is a food journalist. She visits Kyoto Onimichi.Takehara with cameraman and editor, Makino Shinobu (Koizumi Kotaro) for her first interview. On their way to the interview, the two of them discover a dead man’s body at a bamboo grove. The dead man is the vice-president of Owashi Foods, a food chain. He died from loss of blood as a result of two knife wounds sustained in the abdomen. His older brother is the president of Owashi Foods (Kunihiro Tomiyuki) and had used strong-arm tatics to expand operations. Tsubaki and Shinobu hear about the big trouble with Owashi restaurant from the owner of a Japanese-style restaurant, and his son, Shota. A detective appears and takes Shota away as a witness in a murder. The next day, Tsubaki and Shinobu happen to meet Shinobu’s former classmate at Owashi restaurant. Then, another muder occurs … …
Cast: Asano Atsuko, Koizumi Kotaro, Mabuchi Erika, Yamamura Momiji, Kunihiro Tomiyuki

Onna Kenshikan, Enatsu Fuyuko ~ Chidamari no Shizuku
Synopsis: The beautiful Enatsu Fuyuko (Katase Rino) is a medical examiner with the Kyoto Prefectural Police’s First Investigative Division. One day, Nakagawa Mayumi (Asaka Mayumi) a nurse who works at Higashi Fushimi Hospital collapses in her home’s bath and is found dead. Fuyuko rushes to the scene. Detectives Iwabuchi Masayoshi (Masu Takeshi) and Ogawa Ryosuke (Kikawada Masaya) from the Kyoto Prefectural Police’s First Investigative Division have already started investigating. Iwabuchi says Mayumi had probably fallen while cleaning and hit somewhere vital. However, Fuyuko determines from a small trace of water in a bloodstain from the side of Mayumi’s head that it was a murder, and requests to set up an investigation task force. Inspector Sugihara Fumio (Takahashi Hideki), the head of the First Investigative Division, instructs Iwabuchi and Ogawa to search for the whereabouts of Mamyumi’s missing son, Kota (Kobayashi Yuto), when they report that the door to her home was locked and both her seal and bank book are gone. Then, they learn from the crime lab that the small trace of water in the bloodstain is someone’s body fluids, possibly perspiration or tears. Mayumi left a notebook which shows that she had planned to visit Kiyono General hospital. She is the wife of Nakashima Yusuke (Okada Koki) who fell to his death at Kiyono General Hospital 12 years ago … …
Cast: Katase Rino, Takahashi Hideki, Yamamura Momiji, Takaoka Saki, Ishino Yoko, Asaka Mayumi

Suiri Sakka, Ike Kayoko ~ Koroshi Scenario
Synopsis: Ike Kayoko (Natori Yuko) is a popular mystery writer. For some reason, she frequently encounters cases which she solves with her powers of deduction to the extent that the police now seek her help. Because of the dramatisation of her work, she has come to Tokushima for sightseeing with her actress daughter, Rinka (Hoshino Mari), who will be starring in that drama, to get into character. The relationship between mother and daughter is a little complicated. Kayoko would usually cling to Rinka 親友のように仲がいい母娘。However, Rinka finds her mother to be bigger than life and keeps worrying that she has obtained her roles because of her. On the other hand, Kayoko wishes to be of greater help to her daugther who has chosen acting as her profession, but senses that those feelings are not getting across. One day, filming for Kayoko’s drama starts in Kyoko. The lead actress Kaji Haruka (Irino Yoshiko) dies right after consuming red wine in one scene. It is a result of cyanide poisoning. Shizuka appears to have been free with men and the police investigation focuses on the company that she kept. However, there is no evidence and they are not able to pinpoint a the suspect. Then, Kayoko herself is attacked with a knife by someone following a quarrel over a small matter with Rinka. Kayoko, who barely escaped, has her suspicions about the attacker who knew about her quarrel with Rinka and called her out by impersonating her daughter … …
Cast: Natori Yuko, Hoshino Mari, Yamamura Momiji, Haba Yuichi, Koyanagi Rumiko

Kuro no Kassoro 2 ~ Hanamuko ga Mita Akuma
Synopsis: A man called Makimura Tatsuo (Maekawa Yasuyuki) is stabbed to death at a Haneda Airport hotel. Imai Yoko (Asano Yuko), a detective with the airport police division, is paired up with Munakata Yugo (Endo Kenichi) of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police’s First Investigative Division again, and the two of them start bickering the moment they meet. The dead man is a young businessman from Fukuoka and was murdered by someone on the night he returned to Japan from his honeymoon in Hawaii. His wife Shizuka (Hara Mikie) was drinking with classmates in another hotel room and found her husband dead when she returned to the room in the early hours of the morning. When they investigate the people around Makimura, his younger brother’s wife, Ai (Takaoka Saki), and Ai’s childhood friend (Nakayama Shinobu) they find love and hate for him have become intertwined … …
Cast: Asano Yuko, Endo Kenichi, Yamamura Momiji, Takaoka Saki, Hara Mikie, Maekawa Yasuyuki, Nakayama Shinobu

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