Galileo (TV series)

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Galileo
Galileo Japanese Drama.JPG
Genre Mystery
Starring Masaharu Fukuyama
Kou Shibasaki
Yuriko Yoshitaka
Theme music composer Masaharu Fukuyama
Opening theme vs. ~Chikaku to Kairaku no Rasen~ (season 1)
vs.2013 ~Chikaku to Kairaku no Rasen~ (season 2)
Ending theme KISS Shite (KOH+, season 1)
Koi no Maryoku (KOH+, season 2)
Composer(s) Yugo Kanno
Country of origin Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of episodes 18
Production
Executive producer(s) Hiroshi Nishitani
Takeshi Narita
Kensaku Sawada
Mizuki Nishisaka
Producer(s) Yoshihiro Suzuki
Tadashi Makino
Hiroyuki Kikuchi
Location(s) Tokyo
Running time 60 minutes per episode
Broadcast
Original channel Fuji TV
Picture format ISDB 1080i60
Original run October 15, 2007 – December 17, 2007 (season 1)
April 15, 2013 – present (season 2)
External links
Website

Galileo (ガリレオ Garireo?) is a Japanese television drama based on Detective Galileo (探偵ガリレオ Tantei Garireo?), a novel by mystery writer Keigo Higashino (東野 圭吾 Higashino Keigo?). It narrates the events and cases encountered by Kaoru Utsumi, a rookie detective, and Manabu Yukawa, a university associate professor, while the two pair up to solve many mysterious cases. Galileo SP was aired on October 4, 2008 on the same day as the release of the film The Devotion of Suspect X.

A second series began airing on Fuji TV on April 15, 2013 and ended with an adaption of the novel Salvation of a Saint. The second movie, titled Midsummer's Equation (真夏の方程式 Manatsu no hōteishiki?, lit. The Equation of Midsummer), premiered in both Japan and Hong Kong on June 29, 2013.

Premise[edit]

Kaoru Utsumi, a rookie detective who has just been reassigned to the criminal division, finds her investigation of her first murder case stalled by seemingly-supernatural phenomena surrounding the event. She seeks help from Shunpei Kusanagi, a senior detective at the police headquarter famous as a "Mystery Hunter". Kusanagi, however, reveals to Utsumi that he was only able to solve the cases thanks to his college friend, Teito University professor Manabu Yukawa. Yukawa is a tall, handsome, brilliant but eccentric scientist who is interested in nothing but physics, while Utsumi is a hot-blooded detective with a strong sense of justice. Together, the odd pair solves many difficult and seemingly impossible events with their individual talents.

Cast[edit]

Season 1[edit]

  • Kou Shibasaki as Kaoru Utsumi (内海薫 Utsumi Kaoru?)
  • Masaharu Fukuyama as Manabu Yukawa (湯川学 Yukawa Manabu?)
  • Kazuki Kitamura as Shunpei Kusanagi (草薙俊平 Kusanagi Shunpei?)
  • Hiroshi Shinagawa as Shiro Yuge (弓削志郎 Yuge Shirō?)
  • Ikkei Watanabe as Hiromi Kuribayashi (栗林宏美 Kuribayashi Hiromi?)
  • Miki Maya as Sakurako Jonouchi (城ノ内桜子 Jōnouchi Sakurako?)

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Season 2[edit]

  • Yuriko Yoshitaka as Misa Kishitani (岸谷美砂 Kishitani Misa?)
  • Masaharu Fukuyama as Manabu Yukawa (湯川学 Yukawa Manabu?)
  • Yu Sawabe as Minoru Otagawa (太田川稔 Ōtagawa Minoru?)
  • Yuto Marick Yasuhara as Isaac (アイザック Aizakku?)

Guests[edit]

Season 1[edit]

  • 1st episode: Toshiaki Karasawa as Tatsuo Kanamori (金森龍男 Kanamori Tatsuo?)
  • 2nd episode: Mantaro Koichi as Hiroshi Uemura (上村宏 Uemura Hiroshi?)
  • 3rd episode: Ryōko Hirosue as Yayoi Kanzaki (神崎弥生 Kanzaki Yayoi?)
  • 4th episode: Shingo Katori (SMAP) as Shoichi Tagami (田上昇一 Tagami Shōichi?)
  • 5th episode: Suzuka Ohgo as Akiho Yajima (矢島秋穂 Yajima Akiho?)
  • 6th episode: Maki Horikita as Remi Morisaki (森崎礼美 Morisaki Remi?)
  • 7th episode: Kyoko Fukada as Shizuko Sugawara (菅原静子 Sugawara Shizuko?)
  • 8th episode: Yumiko Shaku as Chiaki Maeda (前田千晶 Maeda Chiaki?)
  • 9th and final episodes: Hiroshi Kume as Seishiro Kijima (木島征志郎 Kijima Seishirō?)
  • Guests for Episode Φ (Zero)
    • Masami Nagasawa as Akari Shionoya (塩野谷あかり Shionoya Akari?)
    • Ayaka Komatsu as Yoko Hirahara (平原瑤子 Hirahara Yōko?)
    • Karina as Namie Shindo (新藤奈美恵 Shindō Namie?)
    • Keizo Kanie as Yukimasa Tomonaga (友永幸正 Tomonaga Yukimasa?)

Season 2[edit]

  • 1st episode: Takao Osawa as Shiko Renzaki (連崎至光 Renzaki Shikō?)
  • 2nd episode: Haruna Kawaguchi as Kanako Mase (真瀬加奈子 Mase Kanako?)
  • 3rd episode: Yuko Oshima as Mutsumi Wakizaka (脇坂睦美 Wakizaka Mutsumi?)
  • 4th episode: Seiichi Tanabe as Tadamasa Yanagisawa (柳沢忠正 Yanagisawa Tadamasa?)
  • 5th episode: Mirei Kiritani as Wakana Isoya (磯谷若菜 Isoya Wakana?) and Haruna Mikami (三上春菜 Mikami Haruna?) (dual role)
  • 6th episode: Yui Natsukawa as Yuko Nogi (野木祐子 Nogi Yūko?)
  • 7th episode: Yuu Kashii as Yui Kojima (小島結衣 Kojima Yui?)
  • 8th episode: Yū Aoi as Atsuko Kanbara (神原敦子 Kanbara Atsuko?)
  • 9th episode: Katsuhisa Namase as Eiji Takado (高藤英治 Takadō Eiji?)
  • 10th episode: Yūki Amami as Ayane Mashiba (真柴綾音 Mashiba Ayane?)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Episode Title Writer Director Original airdate
01 "Burns (Weirdo Genius Scientist)"
"Moeru" (燃える(変人天才科学者)) 
Yasushi Fukuda Hiroshi Nishitani 2007-10-15
A young man dies from burns to the head when partying out with his friends at night. Police investigators believe it to be an accident caused by the firecrackers the deceased possesses, but his friends claim spontaneous human combustion. Kaoru Utsumi, the rookie police investigator assigned to this case, seeks help from Manabu Yukawa, an associate professor of Teito University. The two begin their investigation and discover the dark truth behind this murder. Main Guest: Toshiaki Karasawa
02 "Floats (Mystery of OL Murderer and the Flying Boy!)"
"Nukeru" (離脱る(OL殺人と空を飛ぶ少年の謎!)) 
Yasushi Fukuda Hiroshi Nishitani 2007-10-22
An OL is found murdered in her apartment. The police quickly apprehended a man, the victim's insurance agent, who they believe to be the suspect. The man claims to be taking a nap in his vehicle when the murder takes place, but is unable to produce a credible alibi. However, a boy comes forward and claims to have seen the man's vehicle near his house, which is considerably distant from the murder scene. The only catch is that the boy claims to have seen the vehicle while experiencing astral projection. Main Guest: Yuuki Imai. 
03 "Poltergeist (Missing Husband and the Dark House Cursed by Ghost!)"
"Sawagu" (騒霊ぐ(消えた夫と幽霊の棲む黒い家!)) 
Osho Furuya Takeshi Narita 2007-10-29
After working overnight, the exhausted Utsumi receives a call from Yukawa, who asks her for help in finding one of his student's brother-in-law. The man has been missing for over a week, and the wife has tracked down the last known location of her husband - a house owned by a recently deceased old woman and is now occupied by the woman's nephew and some suspicious persons. The wife believes that her husband is in the house, and convinces Utsumi to search the house with her. However, while searching the premise, the house suddenly rattles violently. The frightened Utsumi believes it to be the rage of a poltergeist. Main Guest: Ryōko Hirosue 
04 "Necrosis (Handsome Genius and Dangerous Seduction of the Murderer)"
"Kusaru" (壊死る(美しき天才殺人者の危険な誘惑)) 
Yasushi Fukuda Kensaku Sawada 2007-11-05
A girl is found dead in the swimming pool in her house. The cause of death is determined to be heart attack, and police rules the death to be of natural cause. However, Utsumi spots a purple mark on the victim's chest, and asks the coroner to analyze it. It is revealed to be necrosis, which prompts Utsumi to consider the girl's death suspicious. It is later revealed that two more victims have died under the same circumstance, which strengthens Utsumi's belief that this is a homicide case. Main Guests: Shingo Katori, Sora Aoi 
05 "Strangulation (The Mystery of the Fireball and the Perfect Closed-room Murderer)"
"Shimeru" (絞殺る(火の玉の謎と完全なる密室殺人)) 
Osho Furuya Takeshi Narita 2007-11-12
A man is found murdered in a hotel room. There is no sign of forced entry, no sign of any struggle, and witnesses claim no one has entered the room besides the victim. Another witness who works in the building across from the window claims to have seen ghostly fireballs - a statement that interests Yukawa and prompts him into uncovering the secret behind the man's death. Main Guests: Suzuka Ohgo, Miki Mizuno 
06 "Fantasy (Love of the Future and a Long Night Together)"
"Yumemiru" (夢想る(未来の恋と二人きりの長い夜)) 
Otaro Matsumoto Hiroshi Nishitani 2007-11-19
One of Utsumi's childhood friends is wanted for trespassing after he breaks into a young girl's house. While on the run, he contacts Utsumi and claims to have known the girl for a long time, and it is her who told him to go to his house. There is also evidence suggesting this man has known the girl's since he was a child and the girl was not even born yet, and that there is an unknown tie between him, the girl, and Utsumi. Utsumi, determined to help his friend, persuades Yukawa to solve the mystery behind the man's dream. Main Guest: Maki Horikita, Hirofumi Arai 
07 "Foresight (Murder Device of Horror Loved by the Beautiful Wife)"
"Shiru" (予知る(美しき妻の愛した恐怖の殺人装置)) 
Osho Furuya Mizuki Nishisaka 2007-11-26
An ordinary man who doesn't have much physical appeal to others has just married a beautiful woman, and when another pretty woman flirts with him, he completely gets carried away and cheats on his newly-wedded wife. Now the mistress demands that he divorce his wife or she will hang herself, which she does and dies across the street in the building where the guy was able to see her through his window. Police came, news got spread, and the beautiful wife learned about the mistress and left the man. It is a common love-triangle-gone-bad situation, only that the man claims that he had seen somebody trying to hang herself in the exact same manner in the exact same unit across the street only a week ago. What did he really see? Does he really have the ability of premonition? Main Guest: Kyoko Fukada 
08 "Spiritual Sight (The Ghost Who Notified Her Sister of the Murder!)"
"Miru" (霊視る(殺人事件を知らせた姉の幽霊!)) 
Osho Furuya Takeshi Narita 2007-12-03
A cooking instructor was murdered in her office, but while she was being murdered, she mysteriously appeared right before her sister, who was 30 kilometers away from the office, to warn her about the killing. Main Guest: Yumiko Shaku 
09 "Transcription (Serial Murder Set up by the Devil)"
"Utsuru" (転写る(悪魔が仕掛けた連続殺人)) 
Osho Furuya Mizuki Nishisaka 2007-12-10
A man is found dead from exploding in a lake. Meanwhile, in a school, an art student produced a piece he called "The Death Mask", which accurately resembles the face of a missing person. A disturbing past was also discovered between Yukawa and the prime suspects of the murders. Main Guest: Hiroshi Kume 
10 "Explosion (Kiss on Christmas Eve!)"
"Hazeru" (爆ぜる(聖夜にKISSして!)) 
Yasushi Fukuda
Osho Furuya
Kensaku Sawada 2007-12-17
Yukawa confronts his ex-teacher regarding the double-murders which then ended up in the death of the secretary of his teacher. After, Utsumi is faced with a life-threatening situation that only Yukawa can handle. Main Guest: Hiroshi Kume 

Season 2[edit]

Episode Title Writer Director Original airdate
01 "Delusion (The Weirdo Returns! The First Episode is Physics vs Psychokinesis!!)"
"Madowasu" (幻惑す(帰ってきた変人! 第1話は物理学対念力!!)) 
Yasushi Fukuda Mizuki Nishisaka 2013-04-15
02 "Guide (The Crystal Pendulum that Brings Death! The Wierdo vs Bishōjo)"
"Shimesu" (指標す(死を呼ぶ水晶振り子! 変人vs美少女)) 
Yasushi Fukuda Mizuki Nishisaka 2013-04-22

Ratings[edit]

Season Timeslot Season premiere Season finale Rating
(Kanto)
Rating
(Kansai)
1 Monday 9:00 p.m. October 15, 2007 December 17, 2007 21.91 22.45

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Galileo ガリレオ (2007) - Japanese Dramas". spcnet.tv. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  2. ^ "ガリレオ - フジテレビ". Fujitv.co.jp. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 

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