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* Title (romaji): Furuhata Ninzaburo
* Also known as: Lieutenant Ninzaburo Furuhata
* Genre: Detective, crime renzoku drama
* Broadcast network: Fuji TV
* Air time: Tuesday Nights 21:00
* Language: Japanese
This series is different from the past detective stories. The Lieutenant is collection of true mystery stories in which the detective, Ninzaburo Furuhata, must solve ingenious crimes and outwit elusive criminals. Although Ninzaburo Furuhata is a government officer, he does not wear a tie. Although he specializes in murder cases, he does not carry a gun. He does not use violence. More than anything, Ninzaburo Furuhata conducts himself as a gentleman, and uncovers the tricks which outwitting genius criminals play by cool reasoning and smooth talking. In every episode, Ninzaburo Furuhata will introduce a different criminal in his memory, and share his experience tracking and interacting with these criminals.
* Tamura Masakazu as Furuhata Ninzaburo
* Nishimura Masahiko as Imaizumi Shintaro
* Kobayashi Takashi as Mukaishima Otokichi
* Ishii Masanori as Saionji Mamoru
NOTE - Episodes are numbered continuously. Season 2 starts at episode 14, and Season 3 starts at episode 27. SPs are also numbered, but are not part of any given season.