Zenigata Keibu ~ Shikkoku no Hanzai File

Zenigata_WOWOW

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

Broadcast
From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 19 February 2017

Network
WOWOW

Story
Kurashina Keisuke, a scientist of Tohto University’s Faculty of Engineering who has gained worldwide attention for inventing a new source of energy, is killed. Kurashina was Zenigata Koichi’s senior in university. Zenigata beseeches Jogasaki Hitoshi, the director of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division, to let him join the investigation in order to arrest the criminal who murdered Kurashina, and begins to together with Kunikida Shintaro. In the course of their investigation, a cafe employee called Takasugi who had been stalking Kurashina’s girlfriend Omori Miki, soon emerges as a suspect. At the same time, Abe Takahiro from the Public Security Department’s Foreign Affairs Special Section is also secretly investigating this case. The investigation task force concludes that Takasugi is the murderer from the evidence discovered and the police finally finds him by putting in all investigators including Zenigata. However, Takasugi is hit by a truck while trying to run away and dies just as he was about to be arrested. The investigation ends with his death and the investigation task force is also disbanded. Meanwhile, a frustrated Zenigata picks out a contradiction from the investigation documents and takes action … …

Characters
Suzuki Ryohei as Zenigata Koichi
The famous detective who is tenacious in arresting the great elusive thief, Lupin Sansei. He belongs to the International Investigations Division of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police’s Criminal Affairs Department. He continues to pursue Lupin through intuition and the legwork of a veteran detective, and is even seconded to the Interpol as a full-time investigator on Lupin based on his achievements. Although he still has not been able to capture Lupin, that is because Lupin’s skills are by far the best. He usually flies around the world in pursuit of Lupin. When he is unable to get hold of news on Lupin, he is stationed at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Once a case happens, he cannot hold himself back and will poke his nose into it no matter where he is. He is obstinate and frank, but exudes humour and charm at times.

Miura Takahiro as Kunikida Shintaro
A detective of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police’s First Investigative Division. Although the First Investigative Division are the star detectives, he keeps failing because of his natural timidity and has yet to deliver any results. He cannot hold his liquor, is easily moved to tears and has a kind heart. He frequently frets that he is not cut out to be a detective. He has to work alongside Zenigata Koichi due to the sudden bombing that took place. He is at the mercy of the unconventional Zenigata Koichi, he begins to learn important things as a detective from Zenigata’s uncompromising stance towards criminals.

Hakamada Yoshihiko as Shitara Hiroshi
An inspector in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division and the head of a section. He is a career bureaucrat. He may be an outstanding investigator, but he is the typical middle management type. He considers everything that his boss Jogasaki Hitoshi says as absolute, and always watches Jogasaki’s mood.

Watanabe Ikkei as Jogasaki Hitoshi
A director in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division and a career bureaucrat. He is an opportunist and a true-blue police who will put the organisation’s rationale above all else. This is in total contrast to the unconventional Zenigata Koichi. He is also ambitious and fears hurting his career. So he regards Zenigata a nuisance for interfering in the cases of the First Investigative Division. He assigns Sakuraba Natsuki and Kunikida Shintaro to be his watchdogs, and constantly keeps close tabs on Zenigata.

Scriptwriters
Takayama Naoya (Saigo no Restaurant, Shi no Zouki)
Yamaoka Junpei (Gurame!, Juken no Cinderella)
Yamaura Masahiro (Umi ni Furu, Kurofuku Monogatari)
Matsumoto Miyoko (Higanbana, Bokura Playboys Jukunen Tanteisha)

Original Work
Lupin Sansei by Monkey Punch

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