|Cinematic production know-how meets the media of television as the popular Mike Yokohama and his world come to the TV screen. This stylish series presents a new spin on the cynical and melancholy detective genre. Each episode comprising an independent story is directed by a different filmmaker, including distinguished and award-winning directors from the cinematic, commercial and music video fields such as Shinji Aoyama ("Helpless", "EUREKA"), Akira Ogata ("Boy's Choir"), Kiyoshi Kurosawa ("Cure", "License to Live"), Sogo Ishi ("Gojoe", "Labyrinth of Dreams"), Shinobu Yaguchi ("Adrenalin Drive"), and others. |
Got a problem? Need professional help? Meet Mike Yokohama, Private Detective: a chain-smoking, wisecracking tough guy with a weakness for the ladies and a soft spot in his heart, especially for his kid sister Akane. Mike's so down on his luck he'll take any case, from finding a lost pet to spying on cheating spouses. But every now and then, along comes a client with dubious and dangerous case… and that's when Mike shows his stuff. Join this modern day hero as he hits the streets in a new adventure every episode.
Synopsis for Episode :
A FOREST WITH NO NAME
Directed by Shinji Aoyama
Mike is called upon to look for a man's daughter who has joined a self-enlightenment seminar. Mike infiltrates the retreat led by an enigmatic woman named Charisma, and finds that its members are referred to only by number. Then Mike is shown how to get in touch with his true desires…