Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de

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Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de
  • Title: 謎解きはディナーのあとで
  • Title (romaji): Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de
  • Also known as: The After-Dinner Mysteries
  • Genre: Mystery, Comedy
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV

Season 1

  • Format: Renzoku
  • Episodes: 10
  • Viewership rating: 15.9% (Kanto)
  • Broadcast period: 2011-Oct-18 to 2011-Dec-20
  • Air time: Tuesday 21:00
  • Theme song:
    • Opening theme: Love Me Back by Koda Kumi
    • Ending theme: Meikyu Love Song by Arashi


Based on a highly successful novel by Higashigawa Tokuya, selling over 1.4 million copies after its publication in September of 2009, the intriguing yet familiar mystery takes place inside a seemingly unsuitable place for mysteries: Socialite Reiko's stately mansion. Reiko is the only daughter to the CEO of a major enterprise, "Hosho Group," known worldwide. Hiding her true identity behind her day time job as a rookie police officer, Reiko comes home to her butler and driver, Kageyama whenever she is faced with a complex case, being a perfectionist, Kageyama is flawless when it comes to serving meals full course from hors d'oeuvre to dessert. He sharply points out the lack of reasoning on Reiko's side, keeping the comment one fine line away from being offensive.

The cutting remarks by Kageyama and appearances by unique characters, as well as the play on words and light tempo of witty conversations...and most of all, being referred to as the "Armchair detective" who solves mysteries without encountering the suspects together create a daring mystery solving roller-coaster ride. -- Fuji TV

User/Viewer Ratings

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Episode Information

Case Subtitle Ratings
01 Please remove your shoes at a crime scene 18.1
02 How do you fancy some deadly wine? 16.1
03 Please be careful of infidelity 16.4
04 The bride is inside the locked room 16.7
05 Do you require an alibi 15.9
06 The beautiful roses are murderous 14.9
07 After committing murder please do not forget to take your hat 15.1
08 Welcome to the murderous party 15.4
09 Here is the message from the deceased on this holy night 15.2
10 Here is the message from the deceased on this holy night 15.4
Average 15.9

Source: Video Research, Ltd.


  • Format: Tanpatsu
  • Viewership rating: 14.7 (Kanto)
  • Broadcast date: 2012-Mar-27
  • Air time: 21:00 - 23:18
  • Theme songs:
    • Opening theme: Love Me Back by Koda Kumi
    • Ending theme: Meikyu Love Song by Arashi


The special takes place in the sea paradise, Okinawa. Hosho Reiko’s butler, Kageyama, leaves for Hong Kong to give Reiko’s father, Seitaro, a yearly report. Though there had not been too many major incidents as of late, while Kageyama is away, a major incident occurs, where a burnt corpse of a man who is thought to be Matsushita Keizan, a world renowned artist, is discovered.

After the usual round of questioning suspects, Reiko returns home to find that Kageyama is finally back from his week long trip. When Reiko tells Kageyama about the case involving the discovery of Matsushita Keizan’s burnt body, Kageyama takes Reiko to the Hosho family’s art storage and while showing her Matsushita’s collection, he informs Reiko that he suspects that it is a locked room mystery situation. Reiko makes fun of Kageyama for having the same opinion as Kazamatsuri. Kageyama, with his damaged pride for being at the same level as Kazamatsuri, swearing that he will figure out the mystery, asks Reiko for more details of the crime. They contemplate for a while whether it really was a murder or if it was a suicide, and eventually settle on the idea that it was indeed a suicide. As they decide to return to dinner, Reiko suddenly remembers another major incident that had occurred. This incident had in fact occurred on a trip to Okinawa that Detective Kazamatsuri had arranged... --Fuji TV


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External Links

Summer 2011
Fuji TV
Winter 2012
Zettai Reido 2
Tuesday 21:00
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