In this latest SP based on the novel titled "Hyouteki" by Mayama Jin, Tominaga will be investigating a big-name female politician Koshimura Miyabi who is the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare on allegations of receiving bribes. Koshimura is highly regarded to be on the path to become Japan's first female prime minister and known as a driving force to push forward reforms in social welfare. Tominaga then sets out to investigate the case while faced with various obstacles in the complicated world of national politics. Natori Yuko will be playing the role of Koshimura while Tominaga's superior Hase Kiichi i.e. the assistant director of the prosecutors department will be played by Okuda Eiji. Tominaga's admin officer Igarashi Tetsuo will be played by Hagiwara Masato while the director of the prosecutors department Iwashita Nozomi will be played by Hada Michiko. Other co-stars include Takizawa Saori who plays Tominaga's colleague Fujiyama Ayumi and Tamura Ryo who plays Tominaga's father Kazuo who is a wagashi master in Kyoto.
Tamaki commented that he hopes that this drama will be a reflection of the voices of the people and reach the top of the political world as well. Although the role of Tominaga is not an easy one to play, he felt that being able to take on this character is a way of helping him to grow and hopes that there will be a day when the drama becomes a full series. Meanwhile, Mayama expressed his joy at seeing his novel being made into a drama again so quickly and revealed that the ending of the drama will be different from the novel. As such, the readers will also be able to enjoy the drama and raise their awareness of the illogical things happening in Japanese politics.
Filming began in late July.
Source: Sanspo / Oricon / Yomiuri Hochi