From 8.00 p.m., Thursdays, 22 October 2015
There was a series of baffling disappearances of the residents from a tenement house in Edo Fukagawa. Although constable Izutsu Heishiro discovered the full details of the cases, he could not handle it on his own. It went completely unsolved and disregarded. About the time that the cases were also forgotten by people, Aoi, a woman who was closely connected to those cases, is killed. Izutsu is informed that the gardener Sakichi has been blamed for her murder and arrested, and rushes to the crime scene. Sakichi is actually Aoi’s biological son. What happened between them? Believing in Sakichi, Izutsu and his nephew, Yuminosuke, start to search for the real culprit in order to clear him of wrongdoing. The wealthy merchant, Minatoya Soemon, is involved behind the scenes again. Will Izutsu be able to identify the criminal …?
Kishitani Goro as Izutsu Heishiro
A constable of the Minami-machi Magistrate’s Office. He patrols Honjo Fukagawa. He is lazy and detests getting involved in troublesome matters such as arrests. He always idles his time away at Otoku’s boiled dishes shop on the pretext of doing his rounds. His family is his wife, Shino, and loyal attendant, Koheiji. There is ongoing talk about adopting Shino’s nephew, Yuminosuke. He pursues the real criminal who killed Aoi.
Okunuki Kaoru as Shino
Izutsu Heishiro’s wife. The daughter of a constable of the magistrate’s office. She appears to be calm and gentle, but is a person of strong will by nature. She is contemplating the adoption of Yuminosuke, her elder sister’s third son, and keeps indirectly working to obtain Heishiro’s approval.
Kazama Shunsuke as Sakichi
He made the acquaintance of Izutsu Heishiro and the others when he was the tenement house’s housing agent. He is young but intelligent and quick witted. His mother is Minatoya Soemon’s niece, Aoi. After Aoi eloped, he was placed with the gardener and became a gardener. He learns that the mother he had thought as dead is alive and sets out to meet her, but gets involved in her murder.
Konishi Manami as Aoi
Minatoya Soemon’s niece and lover. Sakichi’s biological mother. She abandoned him and eloped with a man. Everything starts from her murder.
Yui Ryoko as Ofuji
Minatoya Soemon’s legal wife. She hates his mistress Aoi and jealousy tranforms her into a monster. This is the reason Izutsu Heishiro suspects her of being Aoi’s murderer.
Shiga Kotaro as Kyubei
Minatoya Soemon’s right-hand man. He has something to do with this murder case too.
Tsurumi Shingo as Minatoya Soemon
The owner of the big shop, Minatoya, and the landlord of the tenement house. He concludes that Sakichi is Aoi’s murderer and tries to put an end to the case. He is a cunning, inscrutable man.
Osugi Ren as Masagoro
A follower of the well-known Ekoin’s Moshichi who is an expert in arrests. He serves in place of the elderly Moshichi. A cool and collected paid police informant who is capable and quick on the uptake. He gets acquainted with Izutsu Heishiro by chance and helps in searches.
Onishi Kenichi (Keiji 110 kg Series, Rinjo Series)
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