The Confidence Man JP

Confidence Man JP

Official Website
www.fujitv.co.jp/confidenceman_jp

Broadcast
From 9.00 p.m., Mondays, 9 April 2018

Station
Fuji TV

Story
Dako is a confidence trickster who has a weakness for money, fashion and delicious food. She lives out of the suite of a luxury hotel in Tokyo. With her intelligence and extraordinary powers of concentration, she can master even profound specialised knowledge in a short time and become a “professional”. Together with the good-natured, timid Boku-chan who wishes to quickly quit this swindling business and live honestly, and seasoned veteran Richard, a master of disguise who uses his innate respectability to cheat others, she works as a team to extort money from the money-mad including CEOs of unscrupulous companies and mafia bosses by using whatever means possible. Once they set their sights on someone, their target never gets away. They cheat with excellent teamwork and crazy tactics, and they get cheated, sometimes even deceived by their allies. This time, Dako zeroes in on Akaboshi Eisuke, the chairman of the public foundation, Akaboshi, as her new target. On the surface, he is a famous man who promotes culture, arts and sports, and devotes himself to philanthropy. But he is active behind the scenes as a corporate yakuza and is called the godfather of the country. Akaboshi cherishes his circle of associates more than anything else and this family is said to be bound by iron. Dako guesses that Akaboshi who has been targeted by the National Tax Agency, is plotting to bring an enormous amount of cash overseas. Richard, playing the role of the captain of a cargo ship, is put in contact with Akaboshi. However, his real identity gets outed somehow. He sustains life-threatening injuries and ends up hospitalised. Boku-chan who quit the business and had left Dako at one time, is notified and makes the decision to avenge Richard. He and Dako work out a strategy to cheat Akaboshi but … …

Characters
Nagasawa Masami as Dako
A confidence woman who is the leader of the trio. She brings crazy schemes to outrageous targets. She can master any profound, specialised knowledge in a short time with her genius and extraordinary powers of concentration. However, she has a reckless personality and an irresponsible side.

Higashide Masahiro as Boku-chan
A timid confidence man who is always gets pushed around by Dako. Although he is good at cheating, he often gets cheated too because he is good-natured. He wishes to wash his hands of swindling and live honestly and respectably.

Kohinata Fumiyo as Richard
A battle-hardened, veteran confidence man. He is very skilled at disguise and his natural respectability is his weapon. He can become any type of professional. He had a very gentle personality but his true feelings are hard to discern.

Guest Stars
Eguchi Yosuke as Akaboshi Eisuke (Ep 1)
Kichise Michiko as Sakurada Shizuko (Ep 2)
Ishiguro Ken as Jogasaki Zenzo (Ep 3)
Sano Shiro as Tawaraya Tsutomu (Ep 4)
Katase Rino as Nonomiya Nancy (Ep 5)
Uchimura Teruyoshi as Madarai Mitsuru (Ep 6)

Scriptwriter
Kosawa Ryota (Date Series, Legal High Series, Suzuki Sensei Series)

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1 Response to The Confidence Man JP

  1. nakhart says:

    Who is the cute girl at episode 8? when they’re recruiting for beautiful ladies? I wanna know so badly lol I wonder if she’s an idol.

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