Black Leather Notebook (2017)

Black Leather Notebook (2017)Profile

  • Drama: Black Leather Notebook (literal title)
  • Romaji: Kurokawa no Techo
  • Japanese: 黒革の手帖
  • Director: Keita Motohashi, Osamu Katayama
  • Writer: Seicho Matsumoto (novel), Daisuke Habara
  • Network: TV Asahi
  • Episodes: 8
  • Release Date: July 20 – September 14, 2017
  • Runtime: Thursdays 21:00-21:54
  • TV Ratings: 8.4%
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

Motoko Haraguchi (Emi Takei) works as a temp at a bank. To pay off debt that she inherited from her parents, she also works as a hostess at a club in Ginza. Motoko Haraguchi is finally able to repay the debt.

At this time, there’s chatter that the temp employees will be laid off at the bank. Motoko Haraguchi decides to carry out a scheme she has prepared secretly. She transfers money from accounts opened illegally to her bank account. Altogether, Motoko Haraguchi embezzles 180 million yen. Using her “Kurokawa no Techo” (Black Leather Notebook) which has a list of the illegally opened accounts, she fights against bank branch managers and opens a club in Ginza.

Notes

  1. Based on the novel “Kurokawa no Techo” by Seicho Matsumoto (first published from November 16, 1978 to February 14, 1980 in Japanese weekly magazine Shukan Shincho, then published as a novel on January 27, 1983 by Shinchosha).
  2. Related titles:
    1. Black Leather Notebook | Kurokawa no Techo (TV Asahi / 2004)
    2. Black Leather Notebook Special: White Darkness | Kurokawa no Techo Supesharu~Shiroi Yami (TV Asahi / 2005)
    3. Black Leather Notebook | Kurokawa no Techo (TV Asahi / 2017)

Cast

Yosuke Eguchi

Yosuke Eguchi

Risa Naito

Risa Naito

Shiro Ito

Shiro Ito

Riisa Naka

Riisa Naka

Miki Maya

Miki Maya

Masato Wada

Masato Wada

Kenichi Takito

Kenichi Takito

Masanobu Takashima

Masanobu Takashima

Emi Takei

Emi Takei

Atsuko Takahata

Atsuko Takahata

Eiji Okuda

Eiji Okuda

Additional Cast Members:

  • Hiroaki Nerio – Tanabe (ep.6)
  • Yusuke Saito – National Assembly Secretary (ep.8)

Trailers

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Episode Ratings

Episode Date Ratings
(Kanto Region)
01 07/20/2017 11.7%
02 07/27/2017 12.3%
03 08/03/2017 10.9%
04 08/10/2017 10.7%
05 08/17/2017 10.4%
06 08/24/2017 10.1%
07 09/07/2017 11.8%
08 09/14/2017 13.0%
Average 11.4%

Source: Video Research, Ltd.



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