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- Drama: Detective Novice (English title)
- Romaji: Miman Keisatsu: Midnight Runner
- Japanese: 未満警察 ミッドナイトランナー
- Director: Seiichi Nagumo, Makoto Naganuma, Taro Otani
- Writer: Yusuke Watanabe
- Network: NTV
- Release Date: June 27, 2020 --
- Runtime: Saturday 22:00
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
Kai Honma (Kento Nakajima) and Jiro Ichinose (Sho Hirano) are cadets at the police academy. Kai Honma is smart, diligent and has excellent memory. At the police academy, he works on criminal profiling. Unlike Kai Honma, Jiro Ichinose is in excellent physical condition. He has a warm heart and honest personality.
Kai Honma and Jiro Ichinose get involved in cases while at the police academy. Based on knowledge they gained from their training, they solve cases with help of fellow cadets and detectives. During this time, Kai Honma and Jiro Ichinose become best friends.
- "Detective Novice" takes over NTV's Saturday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by "Top Knife" and followed by "A Girl of 35" on October 10, 2020.
- Remake of 2017 movie "Midnight Runners" ("Chungnyeongyungchal").
- Due to the COVID19 outbreak, filming has been delayed. Consequently, airing of "Detective Novice" has been postponed from its original April 11, 2020 start date.
- Related titles:
- Midnight Runners | Chungnyeongyungchal (2017)
- Detective Novice | Miman Keisatsu: Midnight Runner (NTV / 2020)
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