NTV Drama Special 2013 ~ Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo ~ Hong Kong Kowloon Zaiho Satsujin Jiken


Date: From 9.00 p.m., 12 January 2013
Cast: Yamada Ryosuke, Kawaguchi Haruna, Arioka Daiki, Wu Zun, V.I., Kiritani Kenta, Yano Koji, Komatsu Takuya, Fukumoto Sachiko, Mizuta Koki, Vivian Hsu (guest star), Eric Tsang
Synopsis: Nanase Miyuki (Kawaguchi Haruna), a second year student at a private high school, ends up appearing as a model at the fashion show ‘Tokyo Girly Mode’ held in Hong Kong. She had been selected to stand in for a famous Chinese model who suddenly disappeared. Miyuki’s childhood friend Kindaichi Hajime (Yamada Ryosuke) and junior Saki Ryuji (Arioka Daiki) have accompanied her to Hong Kong. The usually carefree, frivolous Kindaichi is actually the grandson of the well-known detective, Kindaichi Kosuke. The three of them enjoy sightseeing in Hong Kong, but Miyuki suddenly goes missing. Although Kindaichi breaks off into a run to track her down, he loses sight of her. Then he receives a text message on his mobile phone warning him, “If you tell the police, the girl will lose her life.” An image of a kidnapped Miyuki is attached to this message and after a time, it changes to a blood-drenched screen with the Chinese characters for ‘Vicious Dragon’ … … Shortly after the kidnapping incident, Kindaichi and Saki encounter a girl who looks just like Miyuki. She is the missing model Yang Ran (Kawaguchi Haruna) who should have been in ‘Tokyo Girly Mode’. When they disclose the situation to her, she starts to tell them that Miyuki might have been mistaken for her. Yang Ran has a tattoo on her body which is said to show the location of the Kowloon treasure. Someone with designs on the treasure had probably kidnapped Miyuki. At this, Kindaichi proposes that Yang Ran pretend to be Miyuki for a short while. He intends to use her as a decoy to search for the culprit. Yang Ran readily agrees and the three of them head to the venue of the fashion show. They are welcomed by Takizawa Ryuta (Kiritani Kenta), the fashion promoter of ‘Tokyo Girly Mode’ who scouted Miyuki. They greet the organiser Chan Yong Ge (Yano Koji) and designer Ivy Liu (Vivian Hsu) too. Byron Lee (Wu Zun) a detective from Taiwan’s security police also appears under the pretext of providing protection for the fashion show. However, at a party on the eve of the event, Chan groans, coughs up blood and dies a painful death in front of Kindaichi and others. When the cause of death is determined to be poison, Lee is the first to suspect the waiter, Kim (V.I.), who poured Chan champagne. However, Kindaichi’s quick thinking proves that Kim is not the culprit. Then, he receives a message from Miyuki that says, “I’m safe. But I may be killed if the police learn about the kidnapping. I’ll be able to return alive if they accomplish their goal(s). Miyuki.” Unable to do anything, Kindaichi and Saki take up Kim’s invitation to stay at his apartment that night. Kim, a foreign student from South Korea, is working part-time in Hong Kong. Yang Ran and Ivy have also been invited and the four of them gather at Kim’s apartment. Then they listen to the legend of the Kowloon treasure from Ivy. 20 years ago, when Kowloon City was still called the Orient’s den of thieves, there was a 99 carat diamond said to have a market value of billions of dollars. The guardian of this treasure is Wang Long (Eric Tsang), nicknamed the Kowloon Emperor. Suddenly they hear loud noises from the apartment above Kim’s. Shin (Komatsu Takuya) who lives in the apartment upstairs has been killed by someone. In his pocket is a note written in Chinese, “You cannot get away from the Vicious Dragon”. Lee says the case is connected to the Kowloon treasure which disappeared 20 years ago.
Official Website: www.ntv.co.jp/kindaichi-hongkong

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