‘Kuro no Shamen” (“The Black Slope”), made in 1971, is one of the most famous thrillers in the history of Japanese cinema. On Sunday night at 9, TV Asahi presents a new TV adaptation of the tale.

Takashi (Neptune’s Taizo Harada) is a hard-working employee of a major construction company. He has been married to Keiko (Rei Dan) for 10 years and they live in a beautiful home on the coast of Kanagawa Prefecture. From all appearances, they seem to have a perfect life.

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