TV Tokyo Matsumoto Seichou Drama Special 2017 ~ Gosa


Date: From 9.00 p.m., 10 May 2017
Scriptwriter: Fukasawa Masaki (Onnatachi no Tokusou Saizensen, Doctor Car, Keishichou Zero-gakari)
Original Work: Gosa by Matsumoto Seichou
Cast: Murakami Hiroaki, Goriki Ayame, Jinnai Takanori, Matsushita Yuki, Tanaka Minako, Koichi Mantaro, Sakai Miki (guest star), Hidari Tonpei (guest star), Miyakawa Ichirota, Hotaru Yukijiro, Mizusawa Aki, Hosokawa Fumie, Yano Koji, Yashiba Toshihiro, Shishido Miwako, Kubota Maki, Mitamura Kenji, Saito Megumi
Synopsis: One night, a woman called Anzai Sumiko (Tanaka Minako) is found strangled at the detached accommodation that she is staying in at Kawataya, a hot spring inn in Yamanashi Prefecture. Detective Yamaoka Keiichiro (Murakami Hiroaki) of the Yamanashi Prefectural Police’s First Investigative Division rushes to the crime scene together with his subordinate Izaki Misato (Goriki Ayame). Not a single item has been left behind to identify Sumiko but her money and other personal articles are untouched. According to Kawata Saori (Mizusawa Aki), the proprietress of the inn, Sumiko was scheduled to stay for a week with her husband Tadao four days ago. However, he had to work and just joined her yesterday. Today, he was the only one who went out for a moment. After he came back, he contacted the staff and informed them not to disturb his wife who was still sleeping soundly. Then he went out again. Ukai Risako (Saito Megumi), the staff who is in charge, is also missing for some reason. Meanwhile, forensic professor Tachibana Ryosuke’s (Jinnai Takanori) conducts the postmortem and finds injuries on the neck which indicate that Sumiko had struggled while she was being strangled. However, he discovers something about a scratch mark which bothers him. When Yamaoka and Misato question all the guests (Yano Koji, Yashiba Toshihiro, Mitamura Kenji, Hosokawa Fumie) staying at the hot spring, they hear sightings of a suspicious-looking woman in a fur coat. They also establish that the address and names of Anzai Sumiko and Tadao which were written in the guest register are fake. Then Risako’s dead body is found and throws the case into further chaos.
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