The Special Investigation Unit is a secret force of specialists in various fields under the direct control of the head of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s Security Bureau. Its members all have pasts they are trying to put behind them. Inami Akira sustained serious trauma in a special mission and was discharged Self-Defense Forces; Tamura Saburo is also a special missions veteran, but due to an incident was ordered to transfer tothe mobile unit from the Public Security Department in the wake of an incident. Picked out by their chief Yoshinaga , they're joined up by ex-hacker Oyama and explosives expert Kashii to form a special team that will tackle politically "dangerous" threats to the State that the government wants kept secret. However, they find themselves regularly confronting morally conflicting cases, which they begin to realize could shake up the country, depending on their success or failure.
Cast & Credits
Akira Inami (Shun Oguri) is a former Self-Defense Force member. He was emotionally scarred by a special mission and subsequently discharged from the Self-Defense Force. Now, Akira Inami works for a secret Special Investigation Team at the National Police Agency. Meanwhile, Saburo Tamaru (Hidetoshi Nishijima) is kind and stoic. With Akira Inami, Saburo Tamaru and other members, the Special Investigation Team tackles important political matters and dirty jobs for the government.
Paris, 22 February 2017 – The Japanese drama series “Crisis”, produced by Kansai TV, will feature as the first-ever Asian World Premiere TV Screening at MIPTV 2017.
The MIPTV entertainment content market takes place in Cannes, France, from 3-6 April 2017. “Crisis” will be screened to delegates on Tuesday 4 April at 11:45am in the Palais des Festivals, in the presence of one its stars, Hidetoshi Nishijima, and Executive Producers Takahiro Kasagi and Takashi Hagihara.
I'm a big fan of this guy and I just can't miss any of his shows. As always, I found him very charming as for his good-looking -which got more beautiful especially here in this series, the guy is aging in a fine way- and for his splendid acting, particularly the fighting scenes, he's so natural & genuine when he plays any character, hands down: one of the best, if not the best of all.
The story in general is not very engaging -at least to me- and I think that the genre of this series is more into: Politics, Political Corruption, National Subjects, and even Psychology - I daresay.
It talks about the internal corruption of the Japanese government, their greed, their dirty works which should be covered at any cost, even if it means killing some innocent people.
Those political high-positioned & dirty-handed people who end up protecting themselves by exploiting and using the Police, SP, Military Forces members/agents, who on the other hand, do their jobs and strive with a good intention to do good to their own country, but they end up covering up some holes caused by other's foolishness and greed.
As they say in the drama: ”Kuni no tame janai, Kokka no tame da!" = It's not for the sake of the nation/country, it's for the sake of the state.
Each episode has a different case, and each's solved in a different method & strategy by our beloved team.
To me, those internal matters of a country that I don't belong to or live in, doesn't really matter in anyway and I believe that the core of this series is not received as an interesting one internationally. Yes it will matter to the Japanese people, it does indeed, but I hope deep inside that the actual reality doesn't really resemble the incidents of this drama, I truly wish that yet I assume that the writer got actually inspired by the real one.
I love Kaneshiro Kazuki's style, he never fails to do a great job and he absolutely did in this as always. But something about his ingredients that always smells & tastes the same, I could recall the same atmosphere I have been in while watching SP & BORDER, the same gloomy air and the same seriousness.
For the acting and the cast: Just phenomenal! They did their best and they proved their talents, each and everyone did so great, indeed the only thing that kept me engaged with this drama is their fine performance.
Oguri Shun, can't say more, this guy is just awesome, he never leaves a bad impression of any role he portrays. Nishijima also left a good impression on me this time -which is rare!-, he did not impress me overall yet his fighting scenes were so priceless, to me -as I commented before-, he seems to be dull and his acting is bold. He's the same person in each drama I watch, with the same haircut, same facial expressions, same quiet personality, he never changes based on the given role, which's so unlike Oguri Shun.
Generally, I will definitely give them 10/10 for their wonderful acting, it was so absorbing and so real.
Their sense of humor and their little random jokes which peeked through was so light & pleasing, that's another thing that made me look forward to each and every episode.
The Music in this is not really wow but different, the song at the beginning says a lot & it really suits the nature of story, the OST in general is serious and it matches with the seriousness of the plot.
I might rewatch this drama if I am going to miss Ouguri Shun and Nishijima's slight bromance, it was really a heart-warming & touching addition.
Frustration, Devastation, Self-doubt, Self-loss,Confusion, Broken trust, Being victimized, betrayed, used, deceived, cheated, fooled & misled. These will be the emotions you'll develop throughout this drama and definitely when you finish it, So if you're ready to face them, then definitely GO AHEAD.
Despite of all the gloomy and dark sides of the story, it was a good show. Very well performed by the cast & very well executed & produced overall. I truly enjoyed watching the team and how strongly united they were, each one got the other one's back and how they faithfully supported each other.
Lastly, The solution of the Crisis in my opinion is very & well known to anyone with a normal common sense, but it stays difficult and hard to implement in reality. YET, I wholeheartedly hope for this corruption to end one day, not sure how but somehow. And for that reason I pray that they will get us a second season showing us their way of doing it!
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