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Hasebe Kaori is a rookie movie director. She consults with new screenwriter Kai Mahiro about her movie's screenplay. The script is based on the Sasazukacho Family Murder Case that occurred 15 years ago. That murder case involved a hikikomori man who murdered his younger sister at their home and then set their home on fire. The fire also killed his parents. The town where the murder took place is also the hometown of Kai Mahiro. Both Hasebe Kaori and Kai Mahiro have secrets related to the family murder case. While Hasebe Kaori and Kai Mahiro look into this murder case for their movie, a shocking truth is uncovered. (Sources: AsianWiki + Drama-Otaku) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Rakujitsu" (落日) by Minato Kanae (湊かなえ). Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 4
  • Aired: Sep 10, 2023 - Oct 1, 2023
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: WOWOW
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 149 users)
  • Ranked: #76190
  • Popularity: #11770
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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carpingobserver
1 people found this review helpful
Oct 12, 2023
4 of 4 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

One of this Year's Best

A fresh approach to the overabundance of crime and murder shows coming out of Japan, this series boasts an award-winning director and a struggling screenwriter investigating a murder case that occurred in their hometown. The female leads deliver incredible acting, maintaining a perfect pace throughout. The story, while tying up neatly, remains a beautiful and haunting tale of grief, the need for connection, and understanding. With only 4 episodes, it's a definite recommendation and one of the best of this year
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soulshifter
1 people found this review helpful
Nov 5, 2023
4 of 4 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
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not a thrilling thriller, but turned out good

A young director with a prestigious award from her first film, will make a second film about the homicide of a family by their own son, because somehow it was related to her own past. It turned out that on her journey in preparing the material for the film, she found many facts that had not even been revealed at the trial. She was also involved with a scriptwriter who apparently had a past related to the case.

Apart from presenting the case that will be made into a film, this drama also presents the two main characters with their own past trauma and their fears in facing sadness and the difficulty of moving on. Their journey in uncovering the facts of the case became a stepping stone for them so that they could gain the courage to face their respective fears.

This is a drama I watched with low expectations and it turned out to be good. Even though it is tagged with thriller genre, this is not the type of drama that gives you a suspenseful sensation, but instead gives you a feeling of empathy. This drama is not the type of suspense drama with an unpredictable plot twist, but the type of drama that can make you moved.

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Details

  • Drama: Rakujitsu
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 4
  • Aired: Sep 10, 2023 - Oct 1, 2023
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: WOWOW
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 149 users)
  • Ranked: #76190
  • Popularity: #11770
  • Watchers: 508

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