Digital Tattoo

Digital Tattoo

Official Website
www.nhk.or.jp/drama/dodra/tatoo

Broadcast
From 9.00 p.m., Saturdays, 18 May 2019

Network
NHK

Story
Iwai Kentaro was a prosecutor with the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office’s Special Investigation Department. A graft case that he pursued ended with the suicide of politician Ito Hidemitsu’s secretary. He quit in despair and became a lawyer. One day, a young man called Taiga visits Iwai. He is a popular YouTuber who makes tens of millions annually. However, he says one of his videos stirred up a storm online and he was shoved by someone on a train platform. Iwai is asked to identify the person who warned of killing Taiga. When Iwai begins investigating, he discovers that Taiga is the second son of that politician he pursued as the mastermind in the graft case. He has misgivings about Taiga’s story and intentions. But first this analogue man must start grappling with the internet … …

Characters
Takahashi Katsumi as Iwai Kentaro
A former prosecutor turned lawyer in his 50s. When he was in charge of a graft case involving influential politician Ito Hidemitsu while at the Special Investigation Department, he drove Ito’s eldest son Sosuke to suicide, and later left the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office in despair.

Seto Koji as Taiga (Ito Daisuke)
A popular YouTuber in his 20s. He is actually the second son of Ito Hidemitsu who is an influential figure in politics. He was on good terms with his older half-brother Sosuke and feels depressed about his suicide.

Karata Erika as Iwai Saki
Iwai Kentaro’s only daughter. A third-year university student. Although her mother passed away when she was young, she has a distant relationship with her father and started living alone after she went to university.

Ibu Masato as Ito Hidemitsu
An influential figure in politics and the leader of the casino bill. Taiga’s father.

Takezai Terunosuke as Ito Sosuke
Ito Hidemitsu’s eldest son and secretary. He committed suicide right after being interrogated by Iwai Kentaro.

Asaka Mayumi as Yoshikawa Mieko
Ito Hidemitsu’s ex-wife. Ito Sosuke’s mother. She suspects her ex-husband is connected to her son’s death.

Iida Kisuke as Takashima Koichi
Ito Hidemitsu’s first secretary. He cannot stand Taiga.

Scriptwriter
Asano Taeko (Tasogare Ryuuseigun, Gomen Aishiteru)

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