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Shinzanmono (新参者 The Newcomer?) is a detective Japanese television drama, part of the Spring 2010 season of the Japanese TBS Network. It is based on the latest novel in the "Kyoichiro Kaga" series by mystery author Keigo Higashino and is set and filmed in the Ningyo-cho area of Nihonbashi, Tokyo.[1] This series was followed by a special "Akai Yubi" aired on January 3, 2011 and a feature film The Wings of the Kirin, released on January 28, 2012.


  • Title: 新参者
  • Title (romaji): Shinzanmono
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Crime
  • Episodes: 10
  • Broadcast network: TBS
  • Broadcast period: 2010-Apr-18 start
  • Air time: Sunday 21:00
  • Theme song: Machimonogatari by Yamashita Tatsuro


Shinzanmono is the name given to a newcomer. In this case, the newcomer is Kaga Kyoichiro (played by Abe Hiroshi) an experienced detective who is newly transferred to Nihonbashi Police Station in Tokyo. A woman has been murdered and he has been assigned to the team investigating the murder. As the story unfolds he finds out more about the woman, her family, and the last days of her life; hopefully leading up to the apprehension of the culprit. In the process, he uncovers the secrets of some of those who were somehow tied up in the murdered woman's life, who may, or may not have been suspects, but who were hiding truths that needed to be told.



Production credits[edit]

  • Original writing (novel): Shinzanmono by Higashino Keigo
  • Screenwriter: Mano Katsunari (真野勝成), Makino Keisuke (牧野圭祐)
  • Producers: Iyoda Hidenori (伊與田英徳), Nakai Yoshihiko (中井芳彦)
  • Directors: Yamamuro Daisuke (山室大輔), Hirano Shunichi
  • Music: Yugo Kanno

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hiroshi Abe stars in Higashino adaptation". Tokyograph. February 10, 2010. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 

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