Yutaka Takenouchi & Haru Kuroki are cast in Fuji TV live-action drama series “Ichikei’s Crow” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga series “Ichikei no Karasu” by Rito Asami. For the drama series, Yutaka Takenouchi & Haru Koroki will play criminal court judges. Yutaka Takenouchi will play main character Michio Iruma. He is an unusual judge, as he prefers to investigate cases himself. Although Japan has had many drama series centered around attorneys and prosecutors, “Ichikei’s Crow” is one of the first to center around a judge.
“Ichikei’s Crow” will first air April, 2021 in Japan.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Michio Iruma (Yutaka Takenouchi) is a former lawyer. He now works as a judge in the first criminal court (commonly known as “Ichikei”) of the Tokyo District Court. He is an unusual judge. To avoid issuing wrong judgements, Michio Iruma seeks out the truth in cases by performing on-site inspections by himself. Due to this, lawyers and prosecutors are afraid of him.
Other judges, including Chizuru Sakama (Haru Kuroki), believe a judge has a duty to handle cases quickly and efficiently. This is due to a criminal court judge having about 250 cases. The judges consider Michio Iruma as a troublemaker. As time goes by, Michio Iruma’s past is slowly revealed.