Bengoshi no Kuzu


Etsuji Toyokawa plays the title character, whose credo is that a lawyer should do anything possible to win his case.

In the first episode, his law firm assigns new employee Takeda (Hideaki Ito) to apprentice with him. Takeda is principled and idealistic, and thus the complete opposite of Kuzu. “My motto,” Kuzu tells his new charge, “is that lawyers don’t need to be fair. The purpose of the law is not to punish people, but to save them.”

Takeda had hoped to become involved in human rights cases and his wish is granted right away. His first case with Kuzu is a sexual harassment suit, but he’s in for much more than he bargained for.