Chou no Rikigaku ~ Satsujin Bunseki-han Season 3

Chou no Rikigaku

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

Broadcast
From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 17 November 2019

Network
WOWOW

Story
Detective Kisaragi Toko’s most trusted partner Takano Hideaki is due to transfer from the Eleventh Section of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division to the Public Security Bureau in a few days. In the midst of this, a wealthy man called Amano Hideo is brutally murdered in his own home. His dead body is discovered with “blue flowers” arranged in his neck which has been slit open, and his wife Mayumi has been missing since the day of the crime. While the investigation task force search for Mayumi as the key witness, an email claiming responsibility for the murder and hinting at Mayumi’s whereabouts is addressed to a newspaper from the criminal who calls himself Cluster 16. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and the Murder Analysis Unit are swamped by a wave of bizarre murders. With Takano’s impending transfer, the responsibilities and expectations for Toko grow. However, the investigation of the case runs into difficulty and Toko’s impatience and anxiety mounts at what seems to be a dead end.

Characters
Kimura Fumino as Kisaragi Toko
Rank: Sergeant. A detective of the Eleventh Section of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division. She has a strong sense of justice and works hard. She has grown as a detective and is now the ace of the unit. She feels a touch of anxiety about her partner Takano Hideaki’s departure from the team.

Aoki Munetaka as Takano Hideaki
Rank: Assistant Inspector. A detective of the Eleventh Section of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division. Kisaragi Toko’s partner and a senior that she can rely on. He is due to transfer to the Public Security Bureau and there are just a few days to go before their partnership ends.

Watanabe Ikkei as Hayase Yasuyuki
The head of the Eleventh Section of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division. He leads investigations as the team leader and has the confidence of his subordinates.

Katsumura Masanobu as Teshirogi Yukio
The director of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division. He is constantly worried about Kisaragi Toko who was selected for the female investigator development programme.

Nakamura Toru as Kisaragi Isao
Kisaragi Toko’s late father. A former detective of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division. He got sick from some case and died of illness one year after his resignation from the police force.

Danta Yasunori as Kamiya Taichi
The head of the First Investigative Division. He used to be Kisaragi Isao’s partner.

Kikuchi Rinko as
A forensic pathologist who is mainly in charge of autopsies. She and Takano Hideaki have known each other for a long time.

Scriptwriter
Anabuki Ichiro (Dr DMAT, Gunshi Kanbei)

Original Work
Chou no Rikigaku Keishichou Satsujin Bunseki-han by Asami Kazushi

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