A Captivating Murder (2013)

A Captivating Murder is a 2013 Japanese movie directed by Takuro Oikawa and based on a manga by Takemaru Abiko and Taisei Nishizaki.

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Kankin Tantei
Release date
June 1, 2013
Directed by
Takuro Oikawa
Written by
Takuro Oikawa (screenplay)
Takemaru Abiko (manga)
103 min.
Eiren rating
G (General Audiences)
Distributed by
Phantom Film
Theme song
"Toki no Nukegara" by Pirokalpin


Ryota encounters a mysterious girl named Akane in the apartment of a woman who was stabbed to death. Suspecting her of the crime, Ryota confines her to a bed. He decides to attempt to solve the case on his own, but surprisingly, Akane tells him “I’ll solve it”.

Why was Ryota at the scene of a murder? Why did Akane arrive afterward? Without knowing anything about each other, the pair enter into a partnership to reveal the real culprit.

Much of the film takes place within the confines of the apartment as Ryota and Akane conduct their investigation by making use of the internet, their mobile phones, and back-and-forth debate.

Featured Cast

Actor Role
Takahiro Miura Takahiro Miura Ryota
natsuna Natsuna Akane
shoko-tsuda Shoko Tsuda
Seminosuke Murasugi Seminosuke Murasugi
Masahiro Komoto Masahiro Komoto


  • Takemaru Abiko is also known for writing the script for the hit 1994 sound novel “Kamaitachi no Yoru”.


  • Trailer (Japanese)

    Added 4 years ago


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Last Updated 10 Aug 2014 at 01:00