NTV Drama Special 2013 ~ ST Keishichou Kagaku Tokusou-han

Date: From 9.00 p.m., 10 April 2013
Cast: Fujiwara Tatsuya, Okada Masaki, Shida Mirai, Ashina Sei, Kubota Masataka, Miyake Hiroki, Otozuki Kei, Hayashi Kento, Tanaka Tetsushi, Watabe Atsuro
Synopsis: Five outstanding researchers from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s crime lab are gathered and given powers for special investigations in response to diversified modern crimes. They are called the Scientific Taskforce or ST for short. The new, elite Inspector Yurine Tomohisa (Okada Masaki) becomes the ST’s commanding officer. Meanwhile, a shooting rampage breaks out. Five people are shot and one of them, a female company employee, dies. The media reports this as Japan’s first case of indiscriminate shooting. The ST is mobilised and Yurine heads to the crime scene. The members of ST have already arrived: Aoyama Sho (Shida Mirai), a profiler who skipped grades and graduated from an American school with a PhD in criminal psychology; Kurosaki Yuji (Kubota Masataka), a chemical expert with such an excellent sense of smell that he is able to discern the scent of poisonous substances; Yamabuki Saizo (Miyake Hiroki), a chemical expert who is also a monk; Yuki Midori (Ashina Sei), a physicist who also has an exceptional sense of hearing. All of them possess great abilities but are socially inept. The most eccentric of them is their leader and forensic expert, Akagi Samon (Fujiwara Tatsuya). Akagi, who has a fear of other people, confines himself in his own room and analyses cases based on the information from Aoyama and the rest. The ST members besides Yurine and Akagi join the investigtation meeting. When the team’s opinion is sought, Aoyama reads out from Akagi’s email, “Nothing can be said because there is insufficient information to make any judgement”. Furthermore, Aoyama criticises the line of investigation that has been adopted, asserting that this is not an indiscriminate shooting but a premeditated act. Aoyama’s attitude antagonises the investigators. It is as good as calling the detectives on the scene fools. Because no information is coming in from the investigtation task force, the ST leave for the crime scene to establish proof that the case was premeditated. In the midst of this, the body of a female who was strangled to death is discovered. Aoyama points out that this murder is connected to the shooting incident. The case heads in an unexpected direction … …
Official Website: www.ntv.co.jp/st

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