The Last Cop


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31 years ago, detective Kyogoku Kosuke of Yokohama Chuo Police Precinct got caught up in an explosion during an investigation and landed in a coma. After being comatose for 30 years, he suddenly woke up. It has been a year since Kyogoku and the young detective Mochizuki Ryota drove the violent criminal called Kagura as well as the organisation Kyogoku was pursuing 30 years ago to destruction and closed this chapter from the past. Kyogoku and Ryota are still living together in the same place. In this one year, Kyogoku and Ryota have led the police in solving numerous heinous crimes. Ryota has also undergone an unbelievable transformation from a year ago. The investigation methods of the two of them occasionally create trouble. But because their arrest rate and contributions are the highest in the Kanagawa area right now, their maverick, overbearing behaviour is tolerated. They are the “stadium jumper and skinny macho” pair of the Yokohama Chuo district. Meanwhile a robbery occurs at a bank in the jurisdiction of Yokohama Chuo Police Precinct. Kanagawa Prefectural Police’s counsellor Matsuura Satoshi leads a special assault team and takes command of the operation to put down the robbers. However, Kyogoku and Ryota leave Matsuura’s command and slip into the bank. Although the operation is a success in spite of the confusion, Matsuura is livid that Kyogoku and Ryota messed with it. He tells the head of the prefectural police, Jinno Haruhiko, to punish them. In the 30 years that Kyogoku was comatose, his wife Kanako remarried his junior Suzuki Makoto. Kyogoku and Kanako’s daughter Yui adores both Kyogoku and Suzuki as her fathers. Despite the awkward relationship between Kyogoku, Kanako and Suzuki, they frequently have dinner to talk about Yui and Ryota. Yui has become a police officer because of the influence of her two fathers. One day, she checks on a car that has been illegally parked and a fierce-looking man picks a fight with her. A worried Kyogoku who had been keeping an eye on his daughter, holds down the man. He turns out to be Kyogoku’s old friend Sagara Kotetsu. The two men are delighted to be reunited after a long time. Kyogoku and Sagara walk the streets at night as they share their memories. Then countless drones come flying by and drop small bombs. The bombs cause a series of explosions and panic erupts. The bomber who used the drones warns of further explosions. The Kanagawa Prefectural Police and Yokohama Chuo Police Precinct set up a joint investigation task force. Kyogoku and Ryota both try to attend the investigation meeting in high spirits but … …

Karasawa Toshiaki as Kyogoku Kosuke
A hot-blooded detective of Yokohama Chuo Police Precinct who miraculously awakens from a 30-year coma. It is impossible for him to understand the “new wisdom” of things such as sexual harassment, harassment from a place of power in a workplace. Although a year has passed since he came back to life, he still has Showa sense. He twists his buddy, Mochizuki Ryota, around his finger. At times, they blatantly defy orders and wildly solve cases. If he meets his ex-wife, Kanako, they get into squabbles. He is happy deep down that his daughter Yui has changed occupations to become a police officer, but he does not acknowledge her relationship with Ryota.

Kubota Masataka as Mochizuki Ryota
A young detective of Yokohama Chuo Police Precinct who is of the “relaxed generation”. He is good at the latest gadgets and was not aggressive or competitive. But in the year that he was made the partner of the maverick Kyogoku Kosuke, he has undergone a dramatic transformation and show that he is can be more reckless than Kyogoku. His relationship with Suzuki Yui is progressing well, but he has not been acknowledged by her two fathers Kyogoku and Suzuki Makoto.

Sasaki Nozomi as Suzuki Yui
Kyogoku Kosuke’s biological daughter. Because he went into a coma when she was 2 years old, she thinks of Suzuki Makoto, the man whom her mother remarried, as her actual father. Maybe she feel it is fate that her two fathers are police officers. She changes occupation from a department store employee to become a police officer despite the opposition of the people around her. She works for Yokohama Chuo Police Precinct’s Traffic Division and is dating Mochizuki Ryota.

Tayama Ryosei as Kujira Masataka
The police chief of Yokohama Chuo Police Precinct. A senior detective to Kyogoku Kosuke. He has had a soft spot for the hot-blooded Kyogoku since 30 years ago. He does not prohibit the reckless investigations of Kyogoku and Mochizuki Ryota and supports them instead.

Miyakawa Ichirota as Suzuki Makoto
The head of Yokohama Chuo Police Precinct’s Criminal Affairs Division. Kyogoku Kosuke’s former junior and current boss. He is also the husband of Kyogoku’s ex-wife Kanako. He constantly worries about Kyogoku’s whereabouts and hopes that he will find a new wife and be happy. He struggles to manage the police precinct as the division head but does not listen to what Kyogoku says, is under pressure from the prefectural police headquarters and always torn between two sides.

Sano Shiro as Endo Yuji
Assistant Commissioner of the Kanagawa Prefectural Police. 30 years ago, he was a senior detective partnered with Kyogoku Kosuke but he turns out to be the mysterious Kagura that Kyogoku had been pursuing for 30 years. This ended in a showdown with Kyogoku and he is now in prison.

Wakui Emi as Suzuki Kanako
Kyogoku Kosuke’s ex-wife. He was her high school senior and first love. They married at 18 and she gave birth to their daughter, Yui. Even after he went into a coma, she devoted herself to caring for him, but remarried his junior, Suzuki Makoto, who had supported her, and has led a happy life since then. While she is happy that the husband she had once loved has come back to life again, she loses her cool in matters concerning his bad influence on Yui.

Fujiki Naohito as Matsuura Satoshi
The counsellor of Kanagawa Prefectural Police. He has an immediate grasp of the situation at crime scenes and is constantly calm when he is the leader in command of investigations. He produces good results and everyone acknowledges that he is the ace of the prefectural police. He is displeased with the Kyogoku Kosuke who has been disregarding orders time and again in the past year. He plans to purge him and is openly hostile.

Kohinata Fumiyo as Jinno Haruhiko
The head of Kanagawa Prefectural Police. Although he is mild-mannered and friendly, no one knows what he is thinking or his true intentions. There is a secret door in his office and monitors are deployed for surveillance of the prefecture. He leaves Kyogoku Kosuke’s behaviour unchecked but there is actually a reason for this.

Sato Tomoharu (Jikoku Sensei Nube)

Original Work
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