From 9.00 p.m., Tuesdays, 10 January 2017
30 years ago, Ichinose Koichi’s father killed his mother and his brother, then he took his own life … Or so it appeared. In fact it was all a set-up. At that time, 9-year-old Koichi was the only person who saw the face of the criminal. Despite repeated testimonies to the police about his father’s innocence, no one believed him. He was called a liar and even his relatives looked at him with suspicion. Growing up, Koichi mastered the art of lying and turned into a slick liar. He went to Thailand, changed his name, obtained a fake background and became an exceptional swindler. Then he happens to meet the man who killed his family 30 years ago in Thailand. This brings back his anger. Vowing revenge, Koichi returns to Japan in pursuit of the man. When he investigates what happened on the night of the murder together with his partner Tokura Haruka and his apprentice Yahiro Kazuki, the people involved emerge one by one. The man is an ex-colleague of Koichi’s father and an associate professor at a university hospital. Furthermore, they determine that the mastermind behind this man is Nishina Kozo, the chairman and founder of a large medical device manufacturer. Having found out the truth after 30 long years, Koichi lies about his identity and starts to set traps for them with the methods of a swindler. He exposes their scandals and faces as criminals and attempts to obliterate them socially. However, Nishina tries to stop this and a fierce battle unfolds between Koichi, Nishina, Nishina’s second son Takashi and eldest son Akira. This is how Koichi’s sweet revenge begins, but will he ultimately be able to pull it off? Meanwhile, Nishina’s daughter Kaede, who is a doctor, comes into the picture and a complicated love triangle develops between Koichi, Haruka and her.
Kusanagi Tsuyoshi as Ichinose Koichi
His family was murdered in an incident made to look like a family suicide when he was a child. At that time, he told the police what he witnessed but was called a liar. No one believed him. He became an exceptional swindler. Despite his genius, he is indifferent to money and has no ambition. He saw the murderer in Thailand and came back to Japan, vowing revenge on the people involved in order to avenge his parents.
Fujiki Naohito as Nishina Takashi
The company president of Nishina Corporation. The second son of the Nishina family. Although he was sensitive and kind-hearted when he was a child, he has transformed into an overbearing and ruthless person after he was ordered to be the next company president following his father’s illness several years ago. He will do whatever it takes to protect his family and the company. He sees straight through the shady Ichinose Koichi who has got close to his family through his elder brother Akira and tries to eliminate him.
Mizuhara Kiko as Tokura Haruka
A female swindler who is Ichinose Koichi’s partner. She was fleeced by Koichi in Thailand and complained to the police, but requests that he teach her the tricks of the trade. She gets increasingly unhappy and distrustful of Koichi the more deeply he gets involved with Nishina Kaede.
Kikuchi Fuma as Yahiro Kazuki
Momota Yuji’s nephew. A swindler in training. Because he used to shut himself at home, Ichinose Koichi takes care of him after returning to Japan. He is good with computers. It is an easy job for him to introduce viruses to spy on emails and files in computers. He takes part in Koichi’s revenue by tapping on his special skills.
Magy as Momota Yuji
The owner of a bar. He is like an older brother who taught Ichinose Koichi swindling tricks. The bar that he runs becomes the gathering place for fellow swindlers. He is greedy and helps Koichi in his revenge with the plan to make a fortune.
Osugi Ren as Sanpei Mamoru
A friend of Ichinose Koichi’s father. He is a very good man and has been the only person on Koichi’s side since 30 years ago. Back then, he suddenly resigned from his job, helped out at an orphanage called Miyamori Wakaba no Ie and later became its director. He raised Koichi in this orphanage.
Yamamoto Mizuki as Nishina Kaede
The daughter of Nishina Kozo. An ER doctor. Her mother died young. She is put off by many strong-arm tactics used by her father and brothers for the sake of the family and left home. She is drawn to Ichinose Koichi without knowing his true objective for getting close to her father as well as his swindler identity.
Yasuda Ken as Nishina Akira
The eldest son of the Nishina family. He is the son of Nishina Kozo’s first wife and the company president of a Nishina Corporation subsidiary. He is regarded as a bother by his capable younger brother Takashi and the employees and is just a director of the board in name. He ends up trusting Ichinose Koichi as a brilliant management consultant.
Ichimura Masachika as Nishina Kozo
The chairman of Nishina Corporation. His company developed rapidly as a result of an incident 30 years ago. He is Ichinose Koichi’s biggest enemy. He collapsed because of a bad heart and made his second son Takashi take over as company president.
Goto Noriko (Kazoku no Katachi, Team Batista Series, Zeni no Sensou)
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