Date: From 7.00 p.m., 19 December 2015
Scriptwriter: Terada Toshio (Doctor X Seasons 2 & 3, Mayonaka no Panya-san, Kumo no Kaidan)
Original Work: Sabu to Ichi Torimono Hikae by Ishinomori Shotaro
Genre: Period mystery
Cast: Koike Teppei, Endo Kenichi, Uchiyama Rina, Fukuda Mayuko, Fujita Yumiko, Naito Takashi, Satomi Kotaro
Synopsis: It is the Bunsei era, at a time when Edo culture is at its peak, and barely 50 years before the arrival of the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Sabu (Koike Teppei) is a cheerful, honest young man who left his hometown with the dream of becoming a policeman. He is an informant to the policeman Saheiji (Naito Takashi) of Asakusa in Edo and stays with him and his daughter Midori (Fukuda Mayuko). One day, Sabu encounters the cool but compassionate and sometimes comical master swordsman Ichi (Endo Kenichi), who makes a living giving massages, and they become partners in an unexpected way. Although Sabu is still an informant, he and the blind Ichi collaborate in a way that compensates for each other’s shortcomings. Sabu becomes Ichi’s eyes while Ichi becomes Sabu’s right-hand man and solves cases with his well-honed skills of deduction as they search for the truth in difficult cases in Edo. One case starts with the discovery of two dead bodies in the Sumida River. The bodies have diagonal slashes and were left in boxes. A mysterious woman is seen running away from the scene. Were they killed because of a grudge? Or treason? Sabu and Ichi run around Edo to connect the dots. As they get close to the truth, the two of them will face their greatest crisis … …
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