Shi no Zouki


Official Website

From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 12 July 2015


Numazaki Kyota, a director of a company which produces television programmes, discovers a dead female body in Fuji’s Jukai. A forensic autopsy determines that she froze to death. However, it also turns out that one of her kidneys has been removed. Something weighs on the mind of the investigating detective Shirai Mamoru. On the other hand, Takakura Haruko, a patient at Hino Hospital, has been receiving dialysis. Her body is approaching its limits and her daughter, Hiromi, beseeches the attending physician, Hino Seiichiro, to transplant her own kidney to her mother. But Hino adamantly refuses. Meanwhile, an injured man and woman are taken to Kyuai Memorial Hospital. The hospital director, Ota Isamu, knows that a kidney transplant had been done between them from their respective surgery scars. Then he learns that the kidney was purchased with money and notifies the police. Hino, who was the surgeon, is asked by the police to come voluntarily for questioning. This news spurs Numazaki to make the decision to go on gathering materials on the connection between the dead body that he found in Jukai and the organ trade. He soon starts to get close to the darkness in medical treatment.

Koizumi Kotaro as Numazaki Kyota
A director of If Production, a television production company. He had been a reporter for a weekly magazine at a general publisher until about two years ago, but resigned after causing some trouble.

Toyohara Kosuke as Shirai Mamoru
A detective of Yamanashi Prefecture’s Fuji Narusawa Police Precinct. He provides information to Numazaki Kyota to the extent possible, but draws a line.

Konishi Manami as Amemiya Yukari
A director of If Production. Numazaki Kyota’s colleague and ex-girlfriend. She is also the Hino Seiichiro’s daughter and knows Numzaki’s past, but she asks him to check the truth of the case which he is following.

Ogi Shigemitsu as Ota Isamu
The hospital director of Kyuai Memorial Hospital and a surgeon. He plans to go into politics as the successor of the lawmaker Uehara Sousuke.

Shiba Toshio as Uehara Sousuke
A lawmaker of the House of Representatives and Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Takeda Tetsuya as Hino Seiichiro
The hospital director of Hino Hospital. He is found to have performed kidney transplant on a patient with kidney disease by excising and repairing a kidney from a cancer patient.

Takayama Naoya (Tokumei Tantei Series, Seinaru Kaibutsutachi)
Suzuki Satoshi (Tokusou, Doku Poison)

Original Work
Shi no Zouki by Asano Ryo

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