Furuhata Ninzaburo


  • Title: 古畑任三郎
  • Title (romaji): Furuhata Ninzaburo
  • Also known as: Lieutenant Ninzaburo Furuhata
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Detective, crime drama
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV
  • Air time: Tuesday Nights 21:00


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.

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Main Cast

NOTE - Episodes are numbered continuously. Season 2 starts at episode 14, and Season 3 starts at episode 28. SPs are also numbered, but are not part of any given season.

Season 1

  • Episodes: 12
  • Broadcast period: 1994-Apr-13 to 1994-Jun-29
  • Viewership rating: 14.18

Guests (Keibuho Furuhata Ninzaburo)

(Keibuho is called Assistant Police Inspector in English)

Production Crs

Winter 1994 Season 1 Summer 1994
Natsuko no Sake Wednesday 21:00 Okane ga nai

Season 2

  • Episodes: 11 plus special
  • Broadcast period: 1996-Jan-10 to 1996-Mar-13
  • Viewership rating: 25.31


Autumn 1995 Season 2 Spring 1996
Seigi wa katsu Wednesday 21:00 Metropolian Jani

Season 3

  • Episodes: 12
  • Broadcast period: 1999-Apr-13 to 1999-Jun-22
  • Viewership rating: 25.06


Production Crs

Winter 1999 Season 3 Summer 2000
Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji Tuesday 21:00 Shoshimin Keen


  • Episode 13 (1995-Apr-12) 18.8 Jinnai Takanori as Nihonmatsu Shin
  • Episode 26 (1999-Jan-03) 32.3 SMAP as themselves
    • Replay on 2006-Oct-9 21:00 scored 22.7
  • Episode 27 (1999-Apr-06) 25.6 Ogata Ken as Kuroiwa Kenjo
  • Episode 39 (2004-Jan-03) 20.0 Matsumoto Koshiro as Horibe Otoya


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