MPD:Animal Unit

Aired on Sundays 9:00 p.m. from July 9th


A detective Tomozo Sudo (Atsuro Watabe) gets taken off the investigation section team after injuring himself in an incident. He gets sent to the window seat for the general affairs division of the police department. Also known as ‘MPD: Animal Unit,’ a police department which looks after animals and plants.
There, he meets Keiko Usuki (Kanna Hashimoto), a female animal geek who has veterinary qualifications. She loves animals more than people, and Tomozo is not happy about the way in which Keiko is going about her own way. However, Keiko uses the assistance of pets left at different crime scenes, to solve criminal mysteries one after another, through her vast knowledge and sharp observation skills.
However, when we say “pets,” it doesn’t necessarily mean the popular kinds such as cats and dogs. Rather, those such as snakes, tortoises, owls and even penguins!?
Keiko, who never fails to show affection for any kinds of creatures, somehow helps her lead on to solving criminal mysteries. While being in directly controlled by Keiko, Tomozo gradually gains respect for her and their combination eventually becomes effective. From forensic medicine, brain science to psychology, there are various ways of solving criminal mysteries. However, will this be the first time we find out that zoological science can help solve criminal incidences!?


Atsuro Watabe
Kanna Hashimoto
Shohei Miura
Tomoharu Hasegawa
Ren Ishikawa
Sho Kiyohara 
Susumu Terajima
Atsuko Asano