Pareto no Gosan ~ Caseworker Satsujin Jiken

Pareto Gosan

Official Website

From 10.00 p.m., Saturdays, 7 March 2020


Makino Satomi has been reluctantly working on contract for Tsugawa Municipal Office’s Welfare Division. One day, she is ordered to be a caseworker all of a sudden and this makes her feel uneasy. Yamakawa Toru, a veteran caseworker whom Satomi trusts, encouragingly tells her that it is a rewarding job. Together with a colleague called Onodera Junichi, Satomi starts making home visits to the people on welfare benefits despite her doubts. However, a few days later, Yamakawa’s body is later found in the ashes of a fire in an apartment building where many of such people live. Satomi is told by the detective Wakabayashi Eiichiro that there is a possibility Yamakawa’s death was murder. She cannot hide her shock. Why would this happen to someone so adored by the people he has helped? Together with Onodera, Satomi goes around visiting the people who lost their houses in the fire. She learns how much he was trusted but also starts to see his connection with suspicious characters including Kaneda, a ex-classmate of Satomi’s older brother, and the unusual length of time he spent with Anzai Yoshiko. As suspicions of Yamakawa’s possible involvement in something illegal grow, Satomi and Onodera begin to get entangled in the lives of various people over life insurance and the shadow of impropriety hanging over the town.

Hashimoto Ai as Makino Satomi
A new employee on contract with Tsugawa Municipal Office’s Welfare Division – a division that she originally did not wish to work for.

Masuda Takahisa as Onodera Junichi
A member of Tsugawa Municipal Office’s Welfare Division.

Wada Masato as Yamakawa Toru
A senior staff at Tsugawa Municipal Office’s Welfare Division.

Kitamura Yukiya as Wakabayashi Eiichiro
A detective with Tsugawa Kita Police Precinct who closes in on the truth while persistently following Makino Satomi around.

Nishida Naomi as Makino Masako
Makino Satomi’s mother.

Omi Toshinori as Inomata Takao
The head of Tsugawa Municipal Office’s Welfare Division.

Original Work
Pareto no Gosan by Yuzuki Yuko

Takei Aya (Eerie Mienai Kao, Sousa Kaigi wa Living de!, Juken to Cinderella)
Komatsuya Takara

Kobayashi Shotaro

Click here for photos from the press conference.



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