TV Asahi Drama Special 2021 ~ Ketten Darake no Keiji

Date: From 8.00 p.m., 22 September 2021
Scriptwriter: Sakurai Tsuyoshi (Bakumatsu Gurume Bushimeshi Series, Fuwaku no Scrum, Marumo no Okite Series)
Director: Kondo Kazuhiko
Cast: Kohinata Fumiyo, Kudo Asuka, Hayashiya Shozo, Nishio Mari, Otani Ryosuke, Moriguchi Yoko, Hara Sachie, Ando Tamae
Synopsis: Hyakuno Fumio (Kohinata Fumiyo) is a very outstanding detective despite being full of flaws – highly strung, cowardly and awkward. As his former partner Manjome Chizuru (Moriguchi Yoko) has been promoted to head the precinct’s Criminal Affairs Division, he is ordered to investigate cases with a rookie Ichinose Kiichi (Kudo Asuka). However, this is a painful ordeal for Hyakuno who has an aversion to working with other people. Although he hates having his routine disrupted or his personal space invaded by other people, he ends up offending them by speaking his mind. One day, the home-cum-office of a very popular storage expert Hasegawa Rinko (Hara Sachie) is burgled while she is away on business. The interior has been badly damaged but the very meticulous Hyakuno is bothered about the top of the underfloor storage which has been closed the other way around. Unable to contain himself, he gets on bended knees in an attempt to fix it, only to discover the body of a dead man stored inside. A commotion erupts. Right after that, Rinko returns home and states that she is not acquainted with the dead man. It is believed from the stolen money and items and the footprints of two men found at the scene, that the pair fell out. This led to murder and the surviving man fled after hiding his dead accomplice under the floor. But a number of things that Hyakuno discovered at the crime scene weigh on his mind. He suspects that the burglary is just a decoy and begins to conduct his own investigation. After that, some train of thought prompts him to make a request to Rinko to store the items in the bachelor’s quarters that he has just moved into but … …



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