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Sunday, March 09, 2014

Preview of "Pandora - Eien no Inochi" (WOWOW)

Title: Pandora - Eien no Inochi パンドラ 永遠の命
Official website: here
Broadcast by: WOWOW
O.A. Start Date: 27 April 2014 at 10pm
Cast: Sakai Masato, Ono Machiko, Ishiguro Ken, Suzuki Kosuke, Ito Ayumi, Takahashi Rai, Kaku Tomohiro, Nakamura Atsuo, Ibu Masato, Takahashi Katsumi

Story
Suzuki Hajime (Sakai), a very talented doctor, discovered a revolutionary cloning technique but was chased out of the university's research lab due to clashes with his boss Sakakibara Michitaka (Ibu) over ethical concerns about the technology. 7 years later, Suzuki has become a doctor at a town in the outskirts. He has been hiring a private investigator to look for a woman named Tashiro Megumi (Ito) but she has been found dead and left behind a six-year-old son Shinji (Takahashi) who is now in the care of Megumi's younger sister Natsumi (Ono) even though they have not been in touch for the past 10 years.

Suzuki suddenly shows up in front of Natsumi and claims to be Shinji's father. She is only too glad to give up the child to him because of her financial difficulties and inability to get used to the idea of taking care of a child. However, Natsumi's suspicions are aroused when she finds that Suzuki seems to be overly possessive about Shinji and decides to go with Suzuki to see what kind of place he will be bringing Shinji to.

At the same time, a police detective Kuroiwa Tadatsugu (Takahashi) suspects foul play in Megumi's death and turns his attention to Suzuki who had been searching for her. When he goes to Sakakibara to find out more about Suzuki, the latter is aghast to know about Shinji's existence and strongly suspects that Shinji could be the product of Suzuki's controversial cloning technique created 7 years ago...

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