Sakura – Jiken wo Kiku Onna TBS Fall Drama 2014

  • Drama: The Good Listener (English title) / Sakura – Woman Listening to Case (literal title)
  • Romaji: Sakura – Jiken wo Kiku Onna
  • Japanese: SAKURA~事件を聞く女~
  • Director: Kosuke Suzuki, Hideo Mizumura
  • Writer: Miyako Matsumoto, Junpei Yamaoka
  • Network: TBS
  • Episodes: 10
  • Release Date: October 20 – December 22, 2014
  • Runtime: Mondays 20:00
  • TV Ratings: 8.0% (weekly average)
  • Genre: Family / Mystery / Suspense-Thriller
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

Sakura (Yukie Nakama) is a detective who uses her listening skills to solve cases.

In the morning, Sakura listens to callers to as DJ Kokoro at a local radio station. In the afternoon, she listens to citizens’ problems by working at the Community Safety Section at the Komagome Central Police Office. At night, she receives information from regulars at a restaurant run by her grandmother Ume (Mitsuko Kusabue).

When cases takes place, Sakura goes undercover to investigate. She partners with Detective Masato (Ryuta Sato) as they work to solve mysterious cases together.

Notes

  1. Yukie Nakama last played a detective in 2007 TBS drama series “Joshi Deka!“.

Cast

Sakura (Japanese Drama)-Yukie Nakama.jpg Sakura (Japanese Drama)-Ryuta Sato.jpg Sakura (Japanese Drama)-Kazuyuki Aijima.jpg Sakura (Japanese Drama)-Hana Kino.jpg Sakura (Japanese Drama)-Takuro Ohno.jpg
Yukie Nakama Ryuta Sato Kazuyuki Aijima Hana Kino Takuro Ohno
Sakura Mizusawa (DJ Kokoro) Masato Takeuchi Yu Kiritani Kaoru Yabuki Keita Endo
Sakura (Japanese Drama)-Yutaka Morioka.jpg Sakura (Japanese Drama)-Taro Suruga.jpg Sakura (Japanese Drama)-Ayane.jpg Sakura (Japanese Drama)-Chieko Iinuma.jpg Sakura (Japanese Drama)-Mio Uema.jpg
Yutaka Morioka Taro Suruga Ayane Chieko Iinuma Mio Uema
Toshiyuki Honjima Saburo Kajiwara Kaede Mizusawa Yuri Seto Ayano Nakanishi
Sakura (Japanese Drama)-Mitsuko Kusabue.jpg Sakura (Japanese Drama)-Reiko Takashima.jpg
Mitsuko Kusabue Reiko Takashima
Ume Mizusawa Kyoko Igarashi

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Episode Ratings

Episode Date Ratings
(Kanto Region)
01 10/20/2014 9.9%
02 10/27/2014 10.0%
03 11/03/2014 8.5%
04 11/10/2014 8.4%
05 11/17/2014 8.1%
06 11/24/2014 7.6%
07 12/01/2014 7.7%
08 12/08/2014 6.2%
09 12/15/2014 8.0%
10 12/22/2014 5.8%
Average 8.0%

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