Alibi Kuzushi Uketamawarimasu (2020) -Japanese Drama Review and Talk


Tokino Mitani runs a watch shop, located on a street far from the downtown area. She is 20-years-old and inherited the watch shop from her grandfather. Unknown to most, she is also an excellent private detective and offers an alibi cracking service. She can crack someone’s false alibi by using logic based on time and a watch and gets payed 5,000 yen for that service.

Yoshiyuki Saji used to be an elite police officer, but he tried to uncover corruption within the police department. This caused Yoshiyuki Saji to receive a demotion to a police station in a rural city. He moves alone there, leaving behind his wife and child. He lives at a boarding house, where Tokino Mitani lives. Yoshiyuki Saji does not get along with the other detectives there. He struggles to solve a case and he hears about Tokino Mitani’s ability as an alibi cracker and they start working together to crack the cases.

  • Drama: Alibi Kuzushi Uketamawarimasu
  • Episodes: 7
  • Aired: Feb 1, 2020 – Mar 14, 2020


I really love Japanese series, they are always short and sweet. One case for each episode and it presents the viewers a puzzle to solve. Each episode opens up with a murder and we get to know our possible perpetrator, but his/her alibi is good. So the police follow other leads, but our lead detective Saji differs from other detectives and tries to break the alibi of the perpetrator. Even though his detective instinct is good, he is not able to crack the case. He ends up getting the help of Tokino and solves the case.

If you’re really into some light comedy and mystery genre ,this manga is definitely a good recommendation for you. At the end of the series ,you will feel the drama would have been much longer.

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