Lunch Gokon Tantei: Koi to Gurume – Episode01-02

  • Drama: The Lunchtime Detective (English title) / Lunch Matchmaking Private Detective (literal title)
  • Romaji: Lunch Gokon Tantei: Koi to Gurume to Nazotoki to
  • Japanese: ランチ合コン探偵~恋とグルメと謎解きと~
  • Director: Makoto Kikukawa
  • Writer: Hiromi Mizuki (novel), Kumiko AsoYusuke Moriguchi
  • Network: NTVYTV
  • Episodes: 10
  • Release Date: January 9, 2020 —
  • Runtime: Thursday 23:59-24:54
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

Reiko Akutsu (Reina Triendl) works for a residential construction company. She plans a lunch matchmaking meeting to find love with someone in the same company. New employee Yuika Amano (Mizuki Yamamoto) offers to join the matchmaking event. Yuika Amano and Reiko Akutsu hold the luncheon and meet two men. During their lunch, Yuika Amano and Reiko Akutsu hear a story filled with riddles by the two men. Yuika Amano can’t help but to solve the riddles. Going forward, during their lunch matchmaking meetings, Yuika Amano hears various stories involving things like ghosts or missing people and she attempts to solve the mysteries.


  1. “Lunch Matchmaking Private Detective” takes over NTVYTV‘s Thursday 23:59 time slot previously occupied by “Trap the Con Man.”
  2. Based on novel “Kiroi Jou” by Hiromi Mizuki (published September 11, 2014 by Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha).