江夏孝美 x 冬城温史 Konishi Katsuyuki x Yusa Kouji 小西克幸 x 遊佐浩二
Other cast: 石田祐司 – Kisaichi Atsushi 私市淳
近江正克 – Higuchi Tomoyuki 樋口智透
高橋優 – Takahashi Kenji 高橋研二
近江淳子 – Shimeno Junko 〆野潤子
柳本孝史 – Satou Takuya 佐藤拓也
鏡花 – Mitsuki Saiga 斎賀みつき
Rating: Recommended for “Attack uke”, detective plot, H-scenes
Quick Summary: (No ending spoilers)
32-year-old, brilliant and confident forensic doctor, Fuyuki Atsushi (Yusa Kouji) receives a threatening letter at his laboratory one day, accusing him of his guilt of committing a crime . His assistant, Ishida (Higuchi Tomoyuki) worries for his safety as the letter threatened that only by his death can his crime be absolved. Fuyuki dismisses his concerns and explains that he can’t remember committing any crime. The only crime he could probably have committed would be to make a mistake in his forensic conclusions. However, he is confident that it will never happen.
Still concerned, Ishida calls up the police department for help and the latter sends 38-year-old police detective, Enatsu Takami (Konishi Katsuyuki) over to investigate. When Enatsu arrives, Fuyuki tries to dismiss him of his duties. Fuyuki does not have a good impression of the police detective because Enatsu badgered him over the phone two months ago to re-investigate his forensic conclusions of a murder victim’s time-of-death. This was because his suspect had a solid alibi during that time period. Fuyuki was 100% sure of his conclusion and angry that he was doubted. Later on, it turned out that Enatsu gathered enough evidence to prove that the suspect fabricated his alibi and closed the case successfully. Fuyuki was bothered that he did not offer an apology for doubting him.
Just then, Fuyuki is called up to investigate a newly discovered body of a young man who was found dead in his apartment…
Both detective and doctor arrive at the scene. The young man looks like he was strangled to death. His body is in a sitting position and he seemed to have tied his own legs together with a tie and having no visible signs of struggle makes it seem like suicide. Not one to jump into conclusions, Fuyuki prepares to investigate.
As Fuyuki would discover, the death of this 27-year-old young man, Takahashi Masaru (Takahashi Kenji) is not as simple as it seems. The young man died in exactly the same way as his fiancee, Omi Junko (Shimeno Junko), a suicide victim three years ago. The woman’s brother, Omi Masakatsu, was also the first person who reported discovery of the young man’s body, similar to that time when he discovered hers. He had vehemently refused to believe Fuyuki’s forensic conclusion that his sister died of suicide. Even his alibi for both deaths was the same. His sudden reappearance this time when his best friend and sister’s fiance, Takahashi Masaru was found dead seems too coincidental. Could there be a link between the two deaths?
Bothered by the coincidence, Fuyuki checks Takahashi Masaru’s body again and discovers double strangle marks on his neck. He begins to habour doubts about the accuracy of his forensic conclusion regarding Omi Junko’s suicide and wondered if he had missed that evidence then. However, Enatsu stands by him and reassures him that he would not have made such a mistake. They suspect that this time, Takahashi Masaru may have been murdered by Omi Masakatsu and also think that the threatening letter may have been sent by him too. In the meantime, Fuyuki’s ex-boyfriend of more than ten years stalks and tries to get back together with him…
A novel by Shuudo Rena 愁堂れな and deliciously illustrated by Takashina Yuu 高階佑.
Comments with some spoilers
Unlike most BL dramas, the main plot of this drama isn’t solely about the main pairing, so people who prefer stories that are focused on couple development may be disappointed. However, the author does give us some background to the main characters and how it contributed to their current statuses and personalities.
Fuyuki was abandoned by his real mother as a baby. His father remarried and he grew up without memories of her. His stepmother also loved and treated him well. Later on, Fuyuki and his real mother met again during his parents’ funeral and she expressed her regret for abandoning him. She was working as a hostess/mama-san (Mitsuki Saiga) at a high-class club in Ginza then. He told Enatsu that although he refused her help, she insisted on it, so now he would visit the club occasionally just for free expensive drinks.
Fuyuki had a boyfriend of more than ten years and who was also a doctor, Takashi (Satou Takuya). But Fuyuki decided to break up with him because Takashi’s father had a dying wish for him to be married and to take over the hospital in their hometown. I think some of you may think that Fuyuki didn’t love Takashi enough but I feel that maybe Fuyuki lost both his parents (father and foster mother) five years ago due to a car accident, so subconsciously, he felt that one should respect and fulfill his parents’ wishes when he had the chance. But that’s just my guess. As the drama is compacted into just one CD, there wasn’t much time to give us more insight to his emotional struggles with this relationship. However, I think it wasn’t very necessary to do so, since it is of no great importance to the main plot.
When Enatsu found out the reason why Fuyuki ended his relationship to allow the marriage, he pointed out that maybe Fuyuki could have found a way to save it, because he should not just give up a mutual-love relationship that had lasted so long. He also thinks that Fuyuki should be more truthful to his own desires and not always be bound by his sense of duty. Fuyuki lied to Enatsu that it was his pride that stopped him from carrying on the relationship as Takashi’s lover but he also revealed in his monologue that he had always made his decisions by considering other people’s point of view. I think it fits his character quite well as a cool, rational-thinking and matured individual. Even though emotionally he was upset, he knew what was the “right” thing to do. He even scolded his ex-boyfriend, Takashi for clinging on to him and suggesting to do such a thing after his marriage.
Although Fuyuki was very confident of his abilities as a forensic doctor, he couldn’t help feeling discouraged and vulnerable when his own doubts about his forensic conclusions surfaced. (Note: Fuyuki sounded darn cute when drunk <3 and we also got the excuse for him to attack his seme :D) He was human after all. In came our detective who filled up the emptiness inside Fuyuki. (I just realised that this sentence can be a sexual-innuendo too lol~)
Enatsu was an unkempt, hot-blooded detective, dedicated to his work so much so that at 38 years of age, he was still unmarried. I personally feel that it’s not such a big deal for men but culture in Japan is probably different. He wasn’t gay to start with. Awesome smex with Fuyuki and the discovery that the doctor was also a good person turned him. The fact that he found Fuyuki beautiful helps too :D His straightforward and empathetic personality also made him a good companion with a listening ear and strong shoulder to cry on. A nice guy and rather good match for Fuyuki.
Although the two of them didn’t have a good impression of each other when they first met, spending time while investigating the case brought them closer and eventually together.
What’s an “attack uke” 襲い受?
That’s an uke who takes -it- into his own ass hand by pushing the seme down, so that he can have his way with him, smex and all :D
We seldom get this type of delicious manly uke, interesting plot and characters in one package. Mind you, the seme is a masculine one. Not wimpy/hetare (useless) type. For those hetare semes, the ukes have no choice but to push their semes down if they wanted any action lol~
Funniest thing is both times after Fuyuki attacked Enatsu as a result of his supposedly drunken stupor, he would ask for his forgiveness and for him to treat it like a dog’s bite the next day. Gosh, how is that possible, especially after they had such hell of an orgasmic climax together everytime. And I mean, if Enatsu really didn’t want to have sex with Fuyuki the first time, he could have easily overpowered and resisted him when the man undressed and gave him a blow-job, followed on by full-on sex. Enatsu is after all, a police detective. Although he said that he was too shocked to react but come on… he totally reciprocated by asking Fuyuki to get under him and thrusting into him after receiving Fuyuki’s hot uke-on-top grinding action lol~ And not to forget, when Fuyuki said he wanted to do it again after climaxing, Enatsu gave a one word answer: “oh~” and became hard again while he was still inside Fuyuki :D
***After some good uke-on-top grinding…***
Fuyuki: Good… good… just like this (while riding on top of Enatsu.) [Very realistic and subtle wet sound effects there (^///^)]
Enatsu: … Get under me…
*** pumping and thrusting action ***
Fuyuki: I’m coming… *climaxes* … *after catching his breath, he smiles* Let’s do it again.
Enatsu: O…. (Seems dumbfounded)
Fuyuki: Ah… It became bigger… :)
*** More thrusting, moans and gasps *** [Yum!]
After sleeping with Fuyuki for the first time, Enatsu began to take note of his own appearance too as revealed by Fuyuki’s assistant, Ishida. In one of the scenes where he appeared at Fuyuki’s lab, Ishida pointed out that Enatsu shaved his face and wore a nice looking suit. He asked him if he found himself a girlfriend. Previously, Enatsu looked so unkempt that Fuyuki teased him, saying he thought he looked like a 45-year-old old man with a few children.
As for the second drunken encounter, Enatsu said he wasn’t gay but he was totally looking forward to smexing Fuyuki again when everything seemed like a dejavu. Well, he got his wish and ended up with another apology from the doctor the next day :D As Fuyuki had officially broken up with his ex-boyfriend, Enatsu asked him if he would become his lover instead. Doubtful of the unbelievable proposition as Enatsu wasn’t gay, Fuyuki was moved by the man’s sincerity as well as his confession of love but still not convinced.
According to research, this is the first time that Konitan is seme to Yusa Kouji. They did a great job as a pairing! Very good chemistry. Ah~ we can expect nothing less from these two veterans indeed. Casting Konitan as this type of responsible, hot-blooded, manly and nice-guy detective is spot on. Yusa too is perfect as the proud and capable beauty uke type. Think Mido Takanori (御堂孝典) from Kichiku Megane (鬼畜眼鏡). Besides his yummy orgasmic pants and moans, Yusa also sounded particularly wonderful during a sobbing scene too. As for Konitan’s seme, his heavy breathing is just too smexy for words.
OHOHOH… I nearly forgot. The first time Fuyuki attacked Enatsu, I totally burst out laughing at the sound of unzipping probably the longest zipper fly in the universe. Gosh. How well-endowed was the seme anyway? His fly was probably the length of a 60-cm long tennis sports bag. There was no way it could be a jacket or something else being unzipped because the sound only came up -AFTER- Enatsu protested about why Fuyuki unbuckled his belt. LOL~ Be amused, be very amused. Go listen to that and have a good laugh XD
Generally, I found the drama very enjoyable, easy to listen to and not too long. I think two or even three CD length, detailed dramas of good stories are great but occasionally a shorter one like this is nice too. Recommended for the good smex, quick pacing and an all-rounded plot. There’s a sequel to the novel coming up, so very soon, we should be able to listen to the drama’s sequel as well. I’m quite looking forward to it cos this pairing definitely works!
This is for those who want to know spoilers to the detective plot.
The story began with a monologue by the male murder victim narrating words from a letter left by the female suicide victim. It ended with the same narrator, adding his thoughts to the events that unfolded right before his death, explaining the reasons behind his actions.
To sum up the murder mystery:
Blood-related half-sister fell in incestuous love with half-brother. Same father, different mother. She tried to move on by getting engaged to half-brother’s best friend. However, she couldn’t let go of her feelings, so she wrote a confessional and apology letter to her fiance before committing suicide, asking him to take care of her brother and never to reveal her secret to him.
Brother, on the other hand did not believe Fuyuki’s forensic conclusion that his sister committed suicide. He wanted his best friend to tell him the truth but he refused to say anything, so Brother began to suspect that his sister was murdered by his best friend.
Unfortunately for all of them, Brother decided to kill his best friend. The friend did not even try to resist him and brought his fiancee’s secret along to his grave. Only till the end was it revealed that the best friend was also in love with his fiancee’s brother and he was willing to die to protect that secret as well. He also hoped that by his death, he would earn a permanent place within his best friend’s heart. (Reminds me of one of the character relationships in Gankutsuou 巌窟王 anime… made me cry… that one ( T~T) Anyway…) Right till the end, the brother never knew the truth of his best friend’s feelings and ended up a convicted murderer…
It’s such a tragedy, covering one lie after another and in the end everybody involved suffers. :(
Catalog: Chara CD Collection MACY-2043