Where will the sorrowful love between the father of a victim and the mother of a murderer go, after it heads towards a catastrophic dark precipice?
This is a story of a collapse and the restoration of a victim’s family, and the family of the murderer involved in the same incident.
When Kyoichiro Shikata returns home, he receives the news, that his 14-year old son had been stabbed to death. It turns out that the assailant is a 13-year old classmate of the victim. However, due to juvenile law reforms, children under the age of fourteen, are not legally allowed to be punished in a way appropriate for their crimes.
Kyoichiro gets blamed, due to the fact that he was an workaholic, and is labeled as a savage for expressing his fury towards the 13-year old boy who murdered his son. After losing his job, friends, and his own family, who has turned their back on him, the only thing keeping this father alive, is his desire to avenge his son’s death. He possesses feelings of great hatred towards the young murderer, who is protected by a juvenile law, despite committing a heinous crime, and also towards the mother who raised him.
But fate is ironic. Kyoichiro’s feelings are deeply swayed, upon realizing the fact that the murderer’s mother is also lonely. These two parents, who both went through horrendous ordeals, are desperate for a temporary relief, from the heavy burden they both bear, and eventually begins to grow close to one another...
“Where will the sorrowful love between the father of a victim and the mother murderer go, after it heads towards a catastrophic dark precipice?” This is a story of a collapse and the restoration of a victim’s family, and the family of the murderer involved in the same incident.
Kyoichiro Shikata is furious of the fact that it was his son’s school counterpart who had murdered his son. Meanwhile, other clues begin to shift the whereabouts of the case
The boy who had murdered Kyoichiro Shikata's son is to be sent to a juvenile reformatory. However, due to his extreme remarks, he's not admitted to the hearing for the trial.
Kyoichiro Shikata secretly appears at the bar where Hatsumi works, however he leaves without any kind of trace. Meanwhile, unexpected news awaits for KyoichiroShikata...
Kyoichiro Shikata’s feelings for Hatsumi begin to escalate, and is anxious about not being able to tell her that he’s the father of Kyosuke...
Hatsumi comes to visit the Shikata household for a deep apology. Meanwhile, Hatsumi kneels to Yukiko
right before Kyoichiro’s eyes…
Mitsuru leaves the juvenile reformatory. Meanwhile, Kyoichiro is unable to keep his calm. Will he be able to get along with Mitsuru and Hatsumi? And is it really okay to forgive his actions...
After finally leaving the juvenile reformatory, Mitsuru begins to live with her mother Hatsumi. Meanwhile, Kyoichiro occasionally comes for a visit to help him reclaim the normal life he once had, however he encounters various tricky hurdles...