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  • Title: SP
  • Also known as: Security Police
  • Tagline: 警視庁警備部警護課第四係
  • Tagline (romaji): Keishicho Keibi-bu Keigo-ka Daiyon-gakari
  • Tagline (English): Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department - Security Bureau - 4th District Security Division
  • Genre: Action suspense
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Episodes: 11 + Special
  • Viewership rating: 15.4 (Kanto)
  • Broadcast period: 2007-Nov-03 to 2008-Jan-26
  • Air time: Saturday 23:00
  • Theme song: way of life by V6
    • See SP OST for the original soundtrack


SP, the duty to protect. Professional bodyguards that safeguard important people even if it at times means sacrificing their own lives.
In the 21st century, regarded as the century of terror, Japan's myth of infallibility is greatly threatened. With domestic and foreign terrorists active behind the scenes, and pleasure-seeking criminals with no political ideology able to easily obtain information from the internet, an era in which terrorism can be carried out has gradually dawned. The role played by the SP has become crucial; bodyguards who protect VIP by becoming "moving shields," locating blind spots beforehand, as well as anticipating unforeseen circumstances.
The SP has just been increased on an experimental basis. Inoue Kaoru is one of the recruits to be assigned to this role. Inoue possess special abilities, and is an entirely new type of SP. He will boldly take on the fight against terrorism, while his colleagues regard his abilities with skepticism. --- jade_frost, with modifications by Magicus

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Episode Information[edit]

Episode Subtitle Ratings
Ratings (Kansai) Ratings (Nationwide)
01 Prevent the assassination of the governor of Tokyo 14.5 ??.? ??.?
02 Escort the former Prime Minister 17.6 ??.? ??.?
03 Eliminate the terrorists 15.2 ??.? ??.?
04 Rescue the former Prime Minister 15.7 ??.? ??.?
05 Protect the material witness 14.1 ??.? ??.?
06 Seize the assassins 14.6 ??.? ??.?
07 Carry out the special escort 15.5 ??.? ??.?
08 Join the Fourth Security Division 12.6 ??.? ??.?
09 Secure the giant atrium 13.8 ??.? ??.?
10 Thwart the murder of the entire bodyguard division 16.6 ??.? ??.?
11 Become a moving wall 18.9 ??.? ??.?
Average -- 15.4 ??.? ??.?
SP Special Encore - Special Edition 21.5 ??.? ??.?

Source: Video Research, Ltd.



The special episode covers the original 11-episode series, but is re-edited with the timeline rearranged. It also reveal a "secret" that is left undisclosed in the original, leading to some additional scenes. --Tokyograph

Kakumei Zenjitsu[edit]

  • Title: SP
  • Tagline: 革命前日
  • Tagline (romaji): Kakumei Zenjitsu
  • Broadcast date: 2011-Mar-05


Televised prequel to SP: THE MOTION PICTURE.



External Links[edit]

Summer 2007 Fuji TV Winter 2008
LIFE Saturday 23:00 Loss Time Life