Ishi no Mayu ~ Satsujin Bunsekihan

Mayu

Official Website
www.wowow.co.jp/dramaw/mayu

Broadcast
From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 16 August 2015

Station
WOWOW

Story
Kisaragi Toko has become a detective of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division just like her late father. One day, a dead body is discovered encased in mortar-like concrete on the basement floor of an abandoned building. Why was the person murdered this way? From a museum ticket for an exhibition on Pompeii, which was the only personal belonging left at the crime scene, the police gets to plaster statue impressions of the last moments of the victims of Pompeii that resembles the dead body. The next day, the investigation task force receives a phone call from the criminal, who calls himself Tremi (Ptolemy), during a meeting to discuss the investigation of the case. Then, in a short time after her transfer to the First Investigative Division, Toko becomes the negotiator. Tremi taunts and provokes the police while offering hints regarding the murder. Then, a second murder soon occurs just as Tremi had warned. The victim is covered in concrete too. What is the criminal’s motive and why he is fixated on concrete? The police gradually find out that the two bizarre murders are connected to an unsolved case 17 years ago. As they proceed with the investigation, the criminal’s surprising actual target soon emerges … …

Characters
Kimura Fumino as Kisaragi Toko
A detective who belongs to the Homicide Analysis Unit of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division. Rank: Sergeant. She has a strong sense of justice and is a hard worker. But on the other hand, she has little experience and also a dangerous side. She feels awkward and very self-conscious about being treated like a protected young lady by the senior police officers around her. She became a detective which was the wish of her late father. She always wears his watch.

Aoki Munetaka as Takano Hideaki
A detective who belongs to the Homicide Analysis Unit of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division. Rank: Assistant Inspector. Partnered with Kisaragi Toko, he takes a leadership position. He is good at his job, but he has an aloof air that keeps people at a distance.

Nakamura Toru as Kisaragi Isao
Kisaragi Toko’s late father. He was a detective of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division, but undermined his health because of some case and resigned from the police force for that reason. He died one year later at the age of 39.

Danta Yasunori as Kamiya Taichi
The head of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division.

Watanabe Ikkei as Hayase Yasuyuki
The section head of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division.

Hira Takehiro as Kadowaki Hitoshi
A detective of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division. Rank: Assistant Inspector.

Kitami Toshiyuki as Tokushige Eiji
A detective of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division. Rank: Sergeant.

Kanno Misuzu as Kisaragi Atsuko
Kisaragi Toko’s mother and the wife of Kisaragi Isao.

Scriptwriter
Watanabe Kensaku

Original Work
Ishi no Mayu Keishichou Satsujin Bunsekihan by Asami Kazushi

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2 Responses to Ishi no Mayu ~ Satsujin Bunsekihan

    • jadefrost says:

      It’s similar but different in that it references its own material. The first episode was intense and gripping and a bit unsettling. I think WOWOW might deliver yet another winner this year.

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