Originally broadcast in autumn of 2010 as a special drama, “Strawberry Night” returns to Fuji on Tuesday nights. Based on the best selling mystery novel by Honda Tetsuya which sold over 1.5 million copies. Himekawa Reiko is a police officer working for squad 1 of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. As the only female squad leader in charge of inspecting a crime scene, Reiko uncovers the mystery behind a merciless murder, a man who was found dead covered in a plastic sheet in the bushes near a pond. Reiko realizes that the crime is not an independent incident, but one that had just begun. The code “Strawberry Night” eventually surfaces from the investigations, a word that eventually leads to another police officer, an elite detective.
The drama is not only full of suspense, but breathtakingly tells a story of each character’s concerns and sorrow, the troubles and tasks they must face. It takes a closer look at Reiko’s mental state, the relationship between her and those surrounding her, a detective’s faith, pride and sincerity towards one’s profession… All in all, it’s a profound human/profession drama that will touch the hearts of many.
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