Shokuzai (2012) – Dramacool

The murder of Emili, a young girl, leaves the inhabitants of a small Japanese village in shock. The raped body of Emily is found by the four classmates with whom she was playing. The murder is never solved. Emili’s mother Asako is torn by grief and puts a curse on the four girls when they claim that they don’t remember the killer’s face. Each of the girls, in their own way, will do their penance for their silence. Deeply struck by the words of Asako and burdened with her curse, the four girls are forced into adulthood which eventually triggers a tragic chain of events.

(Source: IMDB)

~~ Adapted from the novel by Kanae Minato.

  • Native Title: 贖罪
  • Also Known As: Atonement , Shokuzai , Penance
  • Screenwriter & Director: Kurosawa Kiyoshi
  • Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Horror, Drama
  • Tags: Investigation, Psychological, Suspense, Murder, Multiple Mains, Adapted From A Novel, Revenge, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Rape (Vote or add tags)
  • Cast & Credits

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    • Aoi Yu

      Kikuchi Sae

      Main Role

    • Ikewaki Chizuru in Shokuzai Japanese Drama (2012)
      Ikewaki Chizuru

      Ogawa Yuka

      Main Role

    • Koike Eiko in Shokuzai Japanese Drama (2012)
      Koike Eiko

      Shinohara Maki

      Main Role

    • Ando Sakura in Shokuzai Japanese Drama (2012)
      Ando Sakura

      Takano Akiko

      Main Role

    • Koizumi Kyoko in Shokuzai Japanese Drama (2012)
      Koizumi Kyoko

      Adachi Asako

      Main Role

    • Suwa Taro in Shokuzai Japanese Drama (2012)
      Suwa Taro

      Takano Seizo (Akiko’s father)

      Support Role


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    • Drama: Shokuzai
    • Country: Japan
    • Episodes: 5
    • Aired: Jan 8, 2012 – Feb 5, 2012
    • Aired On: Sunday
    • Original Network: WOWOW
    • Duration: 55 min.
    • Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older

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