ST Scientific Investigation Squad
ST Kaishichou Kagaku Tokusou Han
Role: Akagi Samon (赤城左門)
Director: Sato Toya
Writer: Watanabe Yusuke
Five outstanding researchers from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's crime lab are gathered and given powers for special investigations in response to diversified modern crimes. They are called the Scientific Task Force or ST for short. The new, elite Inspector Yurine Tomohisa becomes the ST's commanding officer. Meanwhile, a shooting rampage breaks out. Five people are shot and one of them, a female company employee, dies. The media reports this as Japan's first case of indiscriminate shooting. The ST is mobilised and Yurine heads to the crime scene. The members of ST have already arrived: Aoyama Sho, a profiler who skipped grades and graduated from an American school with a PhD in criminal psychology; Kurosaki Yuji, a chemical expert with such an excellent sense of smell that he is able to discern the scent of poisonous substances; Yamabuki Saizo, a chemical expert who is also a monk; Yuki Midori, a physicist who also has an exceptional sense of hearing. All of them possess great abilities but are socially inept. The most eccentric of them is their leader and forensic expert, Akagi Samon, who has a fear of other people, confines himself in his own room and analyses cases based on the information from Aoyama and the rest. The ST members besides Yurine and Akagi join the investigation meeting. When the team's opinion is sought, Aoyama reads out from Akagi's email, "Nothing can be said because there is insufficient information to make any judgement". Furthermore, Aoyama criticises the line of investigation that has been adopted, asserting that this is not an indiscriminate shooting but a premeditated act. Aoyama's attitude antagonises the investigators. It is as good as calling the detectives on the scene fools. Because no information is coming in from the investigation task force, the ST leave for the crime scene to establish proof that the case was premeditated. In the midst of this, the body of a female who was strangled to death is discovered. Aoyama points out that this murder is connected to the shooting incident. The case heads in an unexpected direction...
'ST Kaishichou Kagaku Tokusou Han' aired 10 April 2013 (1 Episode - NTV).
Based on the novel "ST Keishicho Kagaku Tokusou Han" by Bin Konno (published March 1998 by Kodansha Ltd.).
Due to the success of this television drama (and its subsequent sequel in 2014), in 2015 a special movie was released entitled 'ST Aka to Shiro no Sosa Fairu'.