Message (NTV)

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  • Title: メッセージ
  • Title (English): Message
  • Tagline: 言葉が裏切っていく / Kotaba ga Uragitte Iku
  • Episodes: 8
  • Viewership rating: 4.4%
  • Broadcast network: NTV
  • Broadcast period: 2003-Jan-13 to 2003-Mar-10
  • Theme Song: Suki da Nante Ienai by Fayray


This fast-paced drama tells the story of three young women in the world of investigative journalism. Kyoko was happily working in the children's literature department of a major publishing firm when she is suddenly transferred to the editorial department of an infamous tabloid where nothing is considered taboo. From picture books and children's stories she is thrust into a world of scoops and scandals feeding off murder, corruption, and sleaze. Joining her in this battlefield are new colleagues: Eri is assigned to the sex scandal beat despite her masters degree in mass media, while Ayumi is stuck at a desk job waiting for her chance to cover a story. Their boss was formerly a top reporter at a major newspaper, but the circumstances surrounding his quitting to go freelance ten years ago remain a mystery. As the plot unfolds a big news story from the past surfaces again, and the young women are caught up in an unexpected happening...

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Episode Information

Episode Air date Title Rating
01 2003-01-13 人を裸にする仕事   6.2
02 2003-01-20 私のせいで人が死んだ 4.6
03 2003-01-27 病院で命が縮まる 5.5
04 2003-02-03 ゴミ女   4.3
05 2003-02-10 娘が、壊れていく   3.9
06 2003-02-17 書いたら殺す 3.1
07 2003-03-03 恋の爆弾魔   4.4
08 2003-03-10 一度死んだ男 3.2

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