Young Furuhata, a 3rd-year junior high student from Tokyo, transferred to a school in the countryside due to family circumstances. He doesn't fit in at first, but he eventually gains a reputation as a detective and opens his own detective agency. One day, he hears about the town's legend of buried treasure, and he immediately begins unraveling the mystery. Based on the popular detective drama "Furuhata Ninzaburo.
Directed by Kono Keita Broadcast network: Fuji TV Screenwriter: Mitani Koki Planning: Ishihara Takashi, Kanei Takuya (金井卓也) Producers: Sekiguchi Shizuo (関口静夫), Nagai Reiko (永井麗子) Music: Honma Yusuke
Furuhata Chugakusei Special (June 14, 2008) During his last year in junior high, young Furuhata Ninzaburo, a bright but anti-social teenager reluctantly moves to small village with his single mom. His father abandoned the family years ago and his mother frequently stays out late working as a "snack-bar" hostess. Lonely and bored, young Furuhata, with the help of classmate Mukojima Otokichi, reads Sherlock Holmes and solves petty crimes. We see the origin and development of Furuhata's knack for observation, deduction and lie detection. Young Furuhata is played by Ryosuke Yamada and Young Mukojima is played by Tamoto Soran. Tamura Masakazu and Kobayashi Takashi make cameo appearances at the beginning and end of the episode, respectively. This special was written by Koki Mitani. This show is considered canon, despite a few continuity errors with the earlier series. Wikipedia