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- Drama: Heisei Monkey Crab Battle Picture (literal title)
- Romaji: Heisei Saru Kani Kassenzu
- Japanese: 平成猿蟹合戦図
- Director: Isao Yukisada
- Writer: Shuichi Yoshida (novel), Daisuke Habara, Isao Yukisada
- Network: WOWOW
- Episodes: 6
- Release Date: November 15 - December 20, 2014
- Runtime: Saturday 22:00 - 23:00
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
A hit-and-run incident takes place within Kabukicho in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Bartender Junpei Hamamoto (Kengo Kora), who witnessed the hit-and-run take place, realizes the person arrested for that incident is not the person he saw driving. Junpei believes the person responsible is world famous cellist Keiji Minato and his older brother has taken the rap for him.
Junpei and his friend Tomoki then decide to blackmail Keiji for money, but Keiji's manager Yuko (Kyoka Suzuki) blocks their plans. Junpei is overwhelmed by Yuko and gives up. Meanwhile, Yuko becomes interested in Junpei who seems to be loved by everyone. Soon, Yuko's enemy and villain appears.
Turmoil for these people and Mizuki who came to Tokyo to find Tomoki, Korean club madam Miki, Miki's ex-yakuza lover Takasaka, Keiji's niece Tomoka begins.
- "Heisei Saru Kani Kassenzu" takes over WOWOW's Saturday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by "Gou Gou, The Cat" and followed by "Shokuzai no Sonata" on January 24, 2015.
- Based on novel "Heisei Saru Kani Kassenzu" by Shuichi Yoshida (published September 7, 2011 by Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.).
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