From 9.00 p.m., Tuesdays, 11 April 2017
The Special Investigation Unit is a secret force of five specialists in various fields. They investigate political and terrorism incidents that pose a crisis to the country behind the scenes and work to resolve them. The unit is under the direct control of Kaji Daiki, the head of the National Police Agency’s Security Bureau. Led by Yoshinaga Mitsunari, a former detective of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division, its members are Inami Akira who sustained serious trauma in a special mission during the time he was in the Self-Defence Forces; Tamaru Saburo who was ordered to transfer from the Public Security Department’s Foreign Affairs Division in the wake of some incident and was later picked out by the Special Investigation Unit; Kashii Yusuke, a former member of the riot police’s bomb disposal unit; and Oyama Rei, a former hacker of remarkable ability. They find themselves confronting terrorists, new cult groups, military spies and drug trafficking organisations, and torn between their own sense of justice and reality. One day, a young man called Udagawa Keisuke appears with a bomb around his neck in an open space surrounded by tall buildings. This causes a commotion around him. The son of the current Foreign Minister, Keisuke had committed numerous crimes including drugs and assault but evaded arrest because of his father’s clout. The criminal demands a public apology from the Foreign Minister on an evening news programme. If he fails to do so, Keisuke will be killed in public. The members of the Special Investigation Unit receive instructions from Kaji and rush over to the scene. Despite their disgust with Keisuke, they follow Yoshinaga’s lead to arrest the person responsible for this crime. As the time limit gets closer with each passing moment, Inami and Tamaru make contact with someone who holds the key to the case and they learn a shocking truth. Inami also has some misgivings about the crime scene … …
Oguri Shun as Inami Akira
A member of the Special Investigation Unit who used to be in the Self-Defence Forces. He was discharged because of a traumatic experience when on a special mission. However, he hides this by acting lively with the people around him. He is highly skilled in combat and has good physical strength. He sometimes subdues criminals in unimaginably reckless, dramatic fights.
Nishijima Hidetoshi as Tamaru Saburo
A member of the Special Investigation Unit. He is a stoic and serious man. He used to belong to the Public Security Department’s Foreign Affairs Division where he was assigned to expose spies with Asian connections and plant collaborators in new cult groups to monitor their movements. However, he was ordered to transfer due to a particular incident. After that, he was scouted to join the unit. Like Inami Akira, he is highly skilled in combat but subdues criminals with calm moves unlike Inami.
Tanaka Tetsushi as Yoshinaga Mitsunari
The head of the Special Investigation Unit. He cares about his fellow colleagues and always leads the team calmly. A former detective of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division, he is perceptive and an expert interrogator.
Nomaguchi Toru as Kashii Yusuke
A member of the Special Investigation Unit. He used to be in the riot police’s bomb disposal unit and is adept at defusing and manufacturing bombs. He has a remarkable sense of smell and possesses a special ability called synesthesia where he can see smells. He always has drawings of explosive materials on his desk.
Araki Yuko as Oyama Rei
A member of the Special Investigation Unit and a specialist in analysing information in cyberspace. A former hacker of remarkable ability who illegally accessed the websites of government agencies and large corporations. She was transferred from the Cyber Force which was set up to counter cyber terrorism. She appears cool but actually has a dark mind.
Nagatsuka Kyozo as Kaji Daiki
The head of the National Police Agency’s Security Bureau. He scouted Inami Akira, Tamaru Saburo, Yoshinaga Mitsunari, Kashii Yusuke and Oyama Rei who have pasts to hide, and set up the Special Investigation Unit as a secret force directly under him. A formidable, inscrutable man with an extremely rational perspective.
Kaneshiro Kazuki (Border, SP Series)
SP Keishichou Keibibu Keibuka Dai 4-gakari by Kaneshiro Kazuki
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