Guilty Akuma to Keiyakushita Onna


Working through Tamaki Hiroshi’s repertoire of works, I landed on Guilty Akuma to Keiyakushita Onna. This is a revenge drama that’s not quite a whodunnit, but does show the futility of revenge pretty well. I enjoyed the drama generally, so I thought I’d pen some of my thoughts (with spoilers) on this.

Nogami Meiko (Kanno Miho) seems to be an ordinary pet groomer at a dog salon in Shirogane – she is quiet, nice and does her work well. However, Meiko has a dark past. Fifteen years ago, she was convicted of killing her nephew and brother-in-law by feeding them a poisoned chocolate cake, and sentenced to jail, even though she was innocent. Her sister later committed suicide because of this incident. Now that she is out, Meiko is intent on taking revenge on those who had a hand in destroying her family. In the course of her revenge, she encounters Mashima Takuro (Tamaki Hiroshi), a detective who is on the hunt for his missing mentor Miwa Shuhei – coincidentally, Miwa is connected to Meiko’s case…

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