Saturdays, 10.00 – 11.00 p.m. from 18 April 2015
In 2002 (Heisei 14), public relations officer Mikami Yoshinobu of D Prefectural Police, is having an intense confrontation with the correspondents’ club, over the issue of the anonymity of a perpetrator in a traffic accident that caused serious injuries. Meanwhile, the public relations office is informed by the top brass that the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department commissioner’s visit to the home of the family of the victim in “64”, an important unsolved case with its statute of limitation about to run out, has been decided one week later. The case which the police refer to internally as “64” is the kidnapping and murder of Shoko-chan which took place in just seven days in January 1989 (Showa 64). It was the worst in D Prefectural Police’s history. Mikami is under strict orders to obtain the family’s consent as well as to give the reporters’ questions beforehand. The visit is meant to emphasise the police’s resolve to put all effort into solving the case. However, the victim’s father, Amemiya Yoshio, rejects the commissioner’s visit and the correspondents’ club refuses to cooperate for the commissioner’s press conference. Mikami is torn between the top brass, which operates on organisational principles, and the correspondents’ club. The club denounces the complete change in Mikami’s attitude which had been open until then. In fact, Mikami has a big problem at home. His only daughter, Ayumi, has been missing since several months ago … …
Pierre Taki as Mikami Yoshinobu
A public relations officer of D Prefectural Police. He had been involved in criminal investigations as a detective for many years, but was suddenly assigned to the public relations office. In the “64” kidnapping case 14 years ago, he followed the father’s car to the ransom drop-off point. daughter, Ayumi, a high school student, is missing.
Kimura Yoshino as Mikami Minako
Mikami Yoshinobu’s wife. A former police officer and beauty of the prefectural police. During the “64” case, she was assigned to the ransom drop-off point. She keeps waiting at home for their missing daughter, Ayumi, who has a serious inferiority complex about her apperance, to call.
Iriyama Anna as Mikami Ayumi
A high school student. She believes that her own face is ugly and attempts to get plastic surgery. However, this is opposed by her father and she ends up running away from home.
Arai Hirofumi as Suwa Naoto
The chief of the public relations office. He handles the office’s practical matters. Bred in D Prefectural Police’s Police Affairs Department, he would always focus on the honour of the police and organisational principles. In his heart, he does not respect the reporters.
Nagayama Kento as Akikawa Shuji
A Toyo Shimbun reporter. He is the leader of the prefectural police correspondents’ club. He clashes with Mikami Yoshinobu because of the case which the prefectural police announced that the perpetrator would be anonymous.
Yoshida Eisaku as Fuwatari Shinji
An investigator of D Prefectural Police’s Police Affairs Department. Mikami Yoshinobu’s contemporary and candidate to be the future head of the Criminal Affairs Department. He is also called the “shadow personnel authority” in D Prefectural Police.
Shibata Kyohei as Matsuoka Katsutoshi
The counsellor of D Prefectural Police’s Criminal Affairs Department and head of First Investigative Division. Mikami Yoshinobu’s boss during his days with the Criminal Investigations Department. During the “64” case, he rode in Amemiya Yoshio’s car to the ransom drop-off point.
Danta Yasunori as Amemiya Yoshio
The father of Amemiya Shoko who was kidnapped and murdered in the “64” case.
#1: The Window
#2: The Voice
#3: The Neck
#4: The Face
#5: The Finger
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