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Ataru Aida lives with his mother and has never moved out of his childhood room. A clean freak since he was a little boy, Ataru hates to go out, is cynical, and seriously lacks communication skills. He was having a blast with his work-from-home situation brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic when, one fateful day, he is fired for having an attitude problem. Desperate without an income, Ataru surfs the net in hopes of relieving his frustrations and discovers that his favorite pop idol is having an affair with a married man. Using his internet search skills, he gathers information and connects the dots with his deductive reasoning as if he were a seasoned detective. But Ataru doesn’t stop there—he exposes the extramarital affair and earns praise from netizens. With some lauding him as if he were a hero, his ego inflates. Getting a bit too smug, he posts hateful and slanderous comments, causing him to be charged with defamation. Amidst Ataru’s predicament, he gets a visit from a Metropolitan Police Department investigator. “I want you to help us with your research abilities. If you cooperate, I’ll wipe off the charge against you,” proposes the officer. Will Ataru’s investigation, aided at times by his friendly team of “online detectives” from all over the world, lead him to successfully solve the difficult case? (Source: NTV) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 日本語
  • Español
  • Português (Brasil)
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Special
  • Episodes: 2
  • Aired: Apr 3, 2022 - Apr 10, 2022
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: NTV
  • Duration: 55 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 311 users)
  • Ranked: #3548
  • Popularity: #9866
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

Cast & Credits

  • Kitamura Takumi in CONNECTED: The Homebound Detective Japanese Special (2022)
    Kitamura Takumi
    Aida Ataru / "Unko Ataru" / "Bob Short Shusho"
    Main Role
  • Matsumoto Marika in CONNECTED: The Homebound Detective Japanese Special (2022)
    Matsumoto Marika
    Sakamoto Saika [Detective of Metropolitan Police's public security department]
    Support Role
  • Suzuki Honami in CONNECTED: The Homebound Detective Japanese Special (2022)
    Suzuki Honami
    Aida Emi [Ataru's mother]
    Support Role
  • Tanihara Shosuke in CONNECTED: The Homebound Detective Japanese Special (2022)
    Tanihara Shosuke
    Numata Kanta [Detective of Metropolitan Police's public security department]
    Support Role
  • Morikawa  Aoi in CONNECTED: The Homebound Detective Japanese Special (2022)
    Morikawa Aoi
    Hoshino Tomoko [Cybercrime expert]
    Support Role
  • Kuroba Mario in CONNECTED: The Homebound Detective Japanese Special (2022)
    Kuroba Mario
    Saito Fumio [Minister of environment]
    Support Role

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Reviews

Completed
mya
1 people found this review helpful
Jun 24, 2022
2 of 2 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

A Quick and Refreshing Drama Incorporating Covid

Kitamura Takumi has once again delivered!!

He plays a character who has hardly left home due to the pandemic, but somehow ends up trying to solve a missing person's case. It all starts with him being a typical (but quite creepy...) internet sleuth which many of us can probably relate to (albeit his determination is probably different from most of ours).

It's short and sweet and refreshing. A quick watch for anyone who likes a bit of a mystery and enjoys the technological element of it, especially since his character spends a majority of the time in his bedroom at home. In fact, a lot of his communication with other characters happens over video calls and messages which can be quite comedic at times.

Definitely give it a try if you want something short but interesting to fill your time.

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Completed
Erin
0 people found this review helpful
Aug 17, 2022
2 of 2 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10

Genius Mystery With Fun Adventure

This story is reminiscent of a couple of dramas I've seen before and when you add in the humor it's almost as if this two-episode special is a parody of those two other shows. Which is what makes this quite enthralling to watch, along with the wonderful cast!


I think Kitamura Takumi was the perfect choice for the main character of this story. The way he responds or reacts to a character, or a few words is one of the funniest things I've seen in a while, yet still remaining subtle. Nothing he did was exaggerated or too over the top or goofy. It wasn't a "smart funny" that a lot of people probably wouldn't understand either.


I think the supporting cast was fantastic as well! Each one worked well with the other and the support for the follow throughs and the story in general was spectacular to watch! I wish there were more episodes to watch because the continuation would be something amazing! I would love to watch the cast solve even more crimes!

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Details

  • Special: CONNECTED: The Homebound Detective
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 2
  • Aired: Apr 3, 2022 - Apr 10, 2022
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: NTV
  • Duration: 55 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

Statistics

  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 311 users)
  • Ranked: #3548
  • Popularity: #9866
  • Watchers: 712

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