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Toko Kisaragi is a new female detective who was transferred to 11 Section of the 1st Investigation Division at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department as she wishes. Her father was a former detective of the same police department. On March 9, a murder case was reported and the victim's body was found cemented. The next morning, the killer brazenly calls the police department and he identifies himself as Toremi. Toko Kisaragi becomes Toremi's negotiator. The murderer continues to shake the investigation headquarters, calling the investigation headquarters frequently and presenting information about his murder. Toremi leads the police to the second victim. There, the police discovered the victim's body cemented. (Source: Wikipedia, AsianWiki) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Ishi no Mayu Keishicho Satsujin Bunsekihan" by Kazushi Asami. Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 5
  • Aired: Aug 16, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: WOWOW
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 849 users)
  • Ranked: #2988
  • Popularity: #5083
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
Annalisse
10 people found this review helpful
Dec 5, 2015
5 of 5 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.5
I do love my crime/mystery dramas! Don't let the fact that it's only 5 episodes lead you to think that this series isn't done well because it is. They fit a lot into those 5 episodes!

Plot: Nothing new here: bold serial killer taunts the police to play his game and try to catch him, but the execution of the series was great. How each crime is slowly linked to the major mystery behind who the main killer is and why he is on this 'seemingly' random killing spree was interesting to watch. I love it when there are subtle clues for the characters and the audience as to the main motives behind the villains. Gives a series more depth and gets me even more invested.

Acting/Cast: Sooooo good! From the cops to the crazy criminals to the unfortunate victims, it was all well done. I can't think of anyone I'd replace.

Music: All I can say is that the tension was felt in every scene and the fear for all of the characters was only enhanced because of the music. It wasn't overly dramatic and it fit every mood and scene well.

Rewatch Value: Normally I would say that the rewatch value for a mystery is low because once you see it some of the thrill of uncovering it is gone. That is not the case here. Because of the individual cases that all end up being connected to the major plot line you might pick up some points you might have missed the 1st time around. Plus the cases themselves are so 'creative' I wouldn't mind revisiting them again!

Overall: I highly recommend this for and crime/mystery lovers. Be warned though, there is NO ROMANCE or even a hint of it. At best you'll get a nice warm feeling from the loyalty and friendship between coworkers. The focus is entirely on the mystery. And I'm fine with that alone (for once ;-)

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Completed
Dan Oh
7 people found this review helpful
Sep 28, 2015
5 of 5 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 8.5
It only has 5 episodes but "Ishi No Mayu" (which literally means "Stone's cocoon") is probably the best action/thriller japanese drama of the year.
The story is simple: a creepy killer, Toremi, mocks the police and kills people in a creepy way (with mortar). Detective Toko Kisaragi, a young and shy girl, becomes Toremi's negotiator but why? What does her deceased father, once a detective too, have in common with this case and Toremi?

The actors do a great job with all the characters and the OST is awesome too!
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  • Drama: Ishi no Mayu
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 5
  • Aired: Aug 16, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: WOWOW
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 849 users)
  • Ranked: #2988
  • Popularity: #5083
  • Watchers: 2,207

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