Saturdays, 9.00 – 9.58 p.m., 12 October 2013
Professor Totori Hiroshi is a zoologist turned detective who passed the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s mid-career recruitment exam. He was assigned to the First Investigative Division and partnered with Yasunaga Teppei. They are an unlikely pair: an idiosyncratic detective who applies logical thinking, constructs hypotheses and verifies evidence with the meticulousness of an experiment, and a righteous, scrupulous young detective. This time, Totori and Yasunaga tackle the murder trick of international architect Kubo Michiyo. The architect Naito, who is her work partner, broaches the topic of starting out on his own. He takes the occasion of his marriage to assistant Yuka to spread his own wings. However, Michiyo learns that her customers are being stolen over to Naito’s new studio by Yuka’s aggressive sales tactics. She plots Yuka’s murder and puts it into action. Totori and Yasunaga suspect Michiyo and strive to crush her perfect alibi.
Mikami Hiroshi as Totori Hiroshi
A detective marking his second year at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division. He used to be a researcher of animal life but became a detective in his forties after he passed the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s mid-career recruitment exam. An eccentric detective who applies his wealth of knowledge and logical thinking to form hypotheses, and verifies facts with the meticulousness of an experiment. That is how he started getting called ‘Experimental Detective Totori’ by the people around him. He is good at exerting influence on Yasunaga Teppei in relation to solving cases.
Takahashi Mitsuomi as Yasunaga Teppei
A young detective partnered with Totori Hiroshi. He has a strong sense of justice. He is Totori’s senior, but in terms of performance, Totori is clearly more outstanding. When he was first ordered by his superior, Mifune Takaaki, to team up with the older rookie, he found it a challenge but slowly began to feel a sense of solidarity. He is always manipulated by Totori who uses his foolish honesty against him.
Kuriyama Chiaki as Makorin
An idol who appears on a television programme that Totori Hiroshi and Yasunaga Teppei watch. She is a popular personality who not only goes on music programmes but also information programmes and talk shows.
Sasano Takashi as Mifune Takaaki
The superior of both Totori Hiroshi and Yasunaga Teppei at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division. He flatters Yasunaga who complains about Totori and adroitly rolls him about in the palm of his hand.
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