Tetsu no Hone – Episode01-05 [COMPLETE]

  • Drama: Bones of Steel (literal title)
  • Romaji: Tetsu no Hone
  • Japanese: 鉄の骨
  • Director: Kosuke Suzuki
  • Writer: Jun Ikeido (novel), Youichi Maekawa
  • Network: WOWOW
  • Episodes: 5
  • Release Date: April 18 – May 16, 2020
  • Runtime: Saturday 22:00 – 23:00
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

Heita Tomishima (Ryunosuke Kamiki) has worked for a mid-sized construction company for the past 4 years. He is sincere and enjoys working with construction sites. One day, he is transferred to the business affairs department. The role of the business affairs department is to obtain contracts with large organizations like public utilities. The department is jeered by other workers and often referred to as the collusion department. Workers in the business affairs department struggle to win a 200 billion yen public works project. Is collusion a necessary evil? Heita Tomishima agonizes over this question. Nevertheless, he begins to enjoy his work and his company takes the lead in winning the large contract. Meanwhile, a special prosecution team looks into corruption involving politicians and Heita Tomishima becomes a target.


  1. “Bones of Steel” takes over WOWOW‘s Saturday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by “Pareto’s Miscalculation: Caseworker Murder Case” and followed by “Oedo Great Journey” on June 6, 2020.
  2. Based on novel “Tetsu no Hone” by Jun Ikeido (first published October 8, 2009 by Kodansha). Novel won the “Yoshikawa Eiji Prize for New Writers” and nominated for Naoki Prize.
  3. Director Kosuke Suzuki & screenwriter Youichi Maekawa previously worked together on Jun Ikeido original novel turned into WOWOW drama series “The Flying Tire.”
  4. Related titles:
    1. Bones of Steel | Tetsu no Hone (NHK / 2010)
    2. City of the Sun | Taeyangui Doshi (MBC Drama / 2015)
    3. Bones of Steel | Tetsu no Hone (WOWOW / 2020)


Bones of Steel-WOWOW-Ryunosuke Kamiki.jpg Bones of Steel-WOWOW-Seiyo Uchino.jpg Bones of Steel-WOWOW-Shido Nakamura.jpg Bones of Steel-WOWOW-Tao Tsuchiya.jpg Bones of Steel-WOWOW-Kyohei Shibata.jpg
Ryunosuke Kamiki Seiyo Uchino Shido Nakamura Tao Tsuchiya Kyohei Shibata
Heita Tomishima Soji Ogata Goro Nishida Moe Nomura Manzo Mitsuhashi
Bones of Steel-WOWOW-Kanji Ishimaru.jpg Bones of Steel-WOWOW-Osamu Mukai.jpg Bones of Steel-WOWOW-Koyuki.jpg Bones of Steel-WOWOW-Sarutoki Minagawa.jpg Bones of Steel-WOWOW-Ichirota Miyakawa.jpg
Kanji Ishimaru Osamu Mukai Koyuki Sarutoki Minagawa Ichirota Miyakawa
Hajime Naito Shunichi Sonoda Risa Shibata Tetsuo Nagayama Iwao Kanematsu
Bones of Steel-WOWOW-Houka Kinoshita.jpg Bones of Steel-WOWOW-Tomoharu Hasegawa.jpg Bones of Steel-WOWOW-Ryosuke Hashimoto.jpg Bones of Steel-WOWOW-Shinya Kote.jpg Bones of Steel-WOWOW-Go Riju.jpg
Houka Kinoshita Tomoharu Hasegawa Ryosuke Hashimoto Shinya Kote Go Riju
Atsushi Matsuda Shinji Kitahara Ichiro Shimano Seiji Yamamoto Takayuki Kishihara
Bones of Steel-WOWOW-Seiji Rokkaku.jpg Bones of Steel-WOWOW-Yoshiko Miyazaki.jpg Bones of Steel-WOWOW-Tokuma Nishioka.jpg
Seiji Rokkaku Yoshiko Miyazaki Tokuma Nishioka
Noboru Nagaoka Yaeko Tomishima Kazuhiko Shiroyama


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