“Deka Wanko” is based on a manga by “Gokusen” creator Morimoto Kozueko. The story follows a rookie detective named Hanamori Ichiko (played by Tabe), whose exceptional dog-like sense of smell earns her the nickname of “Deka Wanko.” The drama series adaptation aired between January and March of this year, and the final episode drew ratings of 15.8%.
The story for the special episode has Hanamori and her colleagues taking a vacation in Paris, where some of the scenes were shot on location at the start of this month. While they are enjoying the Christmas atmosphere, they suddenly get called back to Tokyo for a case. However, they can’t find their colleague (played by Sawamura Ikki), so Hanamori tries using her sense of smell to track him down. She winds up getting lost, and she finds herself in a place that resembles Edo-period Japan.
The special episode will be broadcast on NTV on January 7 at 9:00pm.