Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de
|Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de|
Publicity Poster for Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de
Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de|
by Tokuya Higashigawa
|Written by||Kuroiwa Tsutomu|
|Directed by||Hijikata Masato, Ishikawa Junichi|
Sho Sakurai |
|Opening theme||Love Me Back by Koda Kumi|
|Ending theme||Meikyu Love Song by Arashi|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10 (1 special)|
|Executive producer(s)||Hiroaki Narikawa, Misato Sato|
|Running time||54 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Fuji TV, Kyodo TV|
|Original network||Fuji TV|
|Original release||October 18– December 20, 2011|
Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de (謎解きはディナーのあとで, Lit. The After-Dinner Mysteries) is a Japanese television drama series based on the mystery novel of the same name by Japanese author Tokuya Higashigawa. It premiered on Fuji TV on October 18, 2011. This drama series was subsequently followed two-hour long special episode, then a film sequel.
Reiko is a rich heiress to a zaibatsu, but she chose to work as a detective. She resents her superior, Kazamatsuri, who always seem to be making illogical deductions that causes murder cases to become cold cases. One day, her butler suddenly announces his retirement, and he chooses Kageyama as his replacement. Reiko realizes that Kageyama's deduction skills are very good after Kageyama solved a seemingly unsolvable mystery. After that, whenever Reiko meets an unsolvable case, she would lay out the details of the case for Kageyama, and he would explain to her how that particular case is solved after dinner. After every case, Kageyama also explains to Reikko some universal truth or human nature that led to each crime being committed.
- Sho Sakurai as Kageyama, Reiko Hosho's new butler. He has a special interest in solving mysteries, and helps his mistress solve seemingly unsolvable cases. However, he often shames her whenever she asks for help or when she makes a wrong deduction. He is seemingly good at everything, and has a wide range of general knowledge. Coupled with his observant nature, Kageyama manages to solve every single case almost in his first try.
- Keiko Kitagawa as Reiko Hosho, a rich heiress who has begun working undercover as a police detective. As she lacks deductive skills, she is often forced to turn to Kageyama for help. The young Reiko is played by child actress Cocoa Ito.
- Kippei Shiina as Kyoichiro Kazamatsuri, the head of the Serious Crimes Unit at Kunitachi Police Precinct’s Criminal Affairs Division. A bachelor and quasi career detective, he is also Reiko’s superior. He was promoted to be an inspector at a young age, and is known to show off his status as the son of the millionaire owner of Kazamatsuri Motors. Despite his position, he has a tendency of making ridiculous theories and taking credit for others' more-relevant ideas as if he'd thought them up. However, his ridiculous theories sometimes play an important role in helping Kageyama solve cases.
- Toru Nomaguchi as Seiichi Namiki, an assistant detective under Kazamatsuri. He has a cool personality, which sharply contrasts him with Kazamatsuri.
- Katsuo Nakamura as Satoru Yamashige, a crime scene investigator who is an expert in crime scene forensics.
- Anri Okamoto as Azumi Munemori, a female police inspector. Together with Ejiri, they form a duo that worships Kazamatsuri and can be seen serving him during investigation.
- Konatsu Tanaka as Yuka Ejiri, a female police inspector.
|Episode title||Romanized title||Translation of title||Broadcast date||Ratings|
|Ratings for Kanto region (average rating: 15.93%)|
- Shiso (September 26, 2011). "Koda Kumi to sing the opening theme for "Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de"". Tokyohive. Retrieved October 8, 2011.
- Shiso (2012-01-26). "櫻井翔＆北川景子の"謎解き"コンビがSPドラマで復活". Oricon. Retrieved 2013-01-22.
- Shiso (2012-06-04). "『謎解きはディナーのあとで』が映画化 毒舌・櫻井翔＆お嬢様・北川景子コンビ再び". Oricon. Retrieved 2013-01-22.
- "Show schedule and ratings". Audience Rating Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-01-22.
- Official website (in Japanese)
(12/07/2011 - 20/09/2011)
| Fuji Television Kakku dramas
Tuesdays 21:00 - 21:54 (JST)
(10/01/2012 - 20/03/2012)