As a child, Hokuto Hashizume (Yuma Nakayama) was abused severely by his own parents. He never experienced being loved. He stayed at a children’s home and then as a teen he met his foster parent Ayako Kondo. For the first time, Hokuto learns what love is and feels happiness, but he becomes a murderer.
20-years-old Hokuto tells his lawyer “Please execute me.”
Based on the novel “Hokuto Aru Satsujinsha no Kaishin” by Ira Ishida (published October, 2012 by Shueisha).
Novel “Hokuto Aru Satsujinsha no Kaishin” won the 8th Chuokoron Bungei Sho in 2013.
To portray Hokuto Hashizume, Yuma Nakayama lost 12 kg from the beginning of filming to the end of filming.