Shimbun Kisha

Shimbun Kisha

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From 13 January 2022



Known as the maverick of news media, Tohto Shimbun journalist Matsuda Anna is a rarity in the newspaper industry. She defiantly seeks the truth and strives to expose issues in modern Japanese society despite coming under intense pressure. Murakami Shinichi, a young, elite government bureaucrat, presses ahead with his duties to the first lady while university student Kinoshita Ryo hunts for a job while working part-time making newspaper deliveries and has neither interest nor knowledge of politics. The destinies of these three people who live in different worlds, begin to intertwine in the wake of an unexpected scoop that shocks the nation. It is an expos√© on Chubu Finance Bureau’s compliance with the wishes of the prime minister’s office to sell public land cheaply to the elite Eishin Academy which has close ties to the prime minister’s wife. Tohto Shimbun responds to its competitor’s scoop by pulling Matsuda off a different fraud case that she has been pursuing, to investigate this land deal with Eishin Academy. When the prime minister explicitly denies any involvement, Chubu Local Finance Bureau scrambles ensure that the deal cannot be linked to him or his wife by amending documentation related to the sale. Riddles and suspicions emerge little by little as Matsuda contacts potential sources. However, just when it seems that she is getting closer to the truth, the answer seems to recede. Then the actions of Suzuki Kazuya, one of the bureau’s officers tasked with amending the incriminating documents, triggers a jumble of emotions and motivations among people in various positions including the media, his wife Mayumi, politicians and prosecutors … …

* Yonekura Ryoko as Matsuda Anna
* Ayano Go as Murakami Shinichi
* Yokohama Ryusei as Kinoshita Ryo
* Yoshioka Hidetaka as Suzuki Kazuya
* Terajima Shinobu as Suzuki Mayumi
* Fukikoshi Mitsuru as Kitamura Kenichi
* Taguchi Tomorow as Kurosaki Tadashi
* Okura Koji as Yagawa Yoshikazu
* Tanaka Tetsushi as Tada Tomoya
* Hagiwara Masato as Matsuda Kohei
* Emoto Tokio as Sato Daiki
* Tsuchimura Kaho as Yashiro Harumi
* Ono Karin as Yokogawa Mayu
* Hashimoto Jun as Editor Iriki
* Denden as Nitta Junji
* Santamaria Yusuke as Toyoda Shinjiro
* Sano Shiro as Nakagawa Hisashi

Original Work
Shimbun Kisha by Mochizuki Isoko

Yamada Yoshitatsu (Zenra Kantoku Season 1, Denei Shojo Series, Nou ni Sumaho ga Umerareta!)
Kodera Kazuhisa (Piple, Mushikago no Jomae, Shinjuku Seven)
Fujii Michihito

Fujii Michihito

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