Japan has long since freed itself from the boundary between series and films. Another new example with the film Signalsequel to Fuji TV’s 2018 Drama, which is scheduled to hit Japanese theaters from April 2 and will be distributed by Toho.
The title may mean nothing to you, yet we have talked about it many times on cine-asie. Already adapted into Drama in South Korea in 2016 for tvN (this one has also been available on Dramapassion since that time) the Drama used the same crime series that had been mentioned in Memories of Murder with a dose of fantasy, this time with the idea of a good forbidden frequency film to make the link between the two eras.
Then adapted in Japan for Fuji TV, the Drama will have a special episode on March 30 with Signal: Choki Mikaiketsu Jiken Sosahan Special (Where Signal SP), just in time before the film’s release.
But we come back to the film, the story is therefore the continuation of the Drama. In the Drama Signal, we followed 2 detectives who communicated through a walkie-talkie 15 years apart to solve a criminal case.
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This time the story is a bit different since it’s a sequel: In the year 2021, a limo taxi driver causes an accident on a highway and a senior government official dies in the crash. The team to investigate, including Kento Saegusa (Kentaro Sakaguchi) and team leader Misaki Sakurai (Michiko Kichise), have their doubts about the case.
Meanwhile, in 2009, administrative officers died in car accidents. The police report these deaths as accidents. Takeshi Ooyama (Kazuki Kitamura) believes that these deaths are not the product of mere accidents. At 11:23 p.m., a walkie-talkie turns on and establishes a link between the future and the past. Kento Saegusa and Takeshi Ooyama face the threat of bioterrorism.