Turnaround Sisters – Last Trial
Naruhodou the lawyer is accused of a murder he didn’t commit – the killing of his boss and mentor, Chihiro Ayasato. A shady powerful businessman named Konaka requestesd a prosecution of Naruhodou in the court. This puts Naruhodou in a pickle; he ultimarely decides to nominate none other than himself as his own defense lawyer. The business tycoon Konaka shows up at the court and testifies that he has witnessed Naruhodou murdered Chihiro. “Objection!” Naruhodou fights back. He points out the contradiction in Konaka’s testimony. Naruhodou is confident that Konaka did it. He wants Konaka to admit, and infact, successfuly corners him during the cross examinations. But, the prodigy prosecuter Mitsurugi butts in and crushes Naruhodou’s appeal. The tide is going against Naruhorou, ahd he is about to give up all his hope.
Naruhodou’s boss and mentor, Chihiro Ayasato, was murdered. Chihiro’s younger sister, Mayoi, was arrested on the murder scene. Naruhodou volunteered to be Mayoi’s defense lawyer. Later at the trial court, he meets his archirival, the prosecutor Misturugi. Naruhodou puts up a good fight, and leds the court to recess for short time.
After Naruhorou got a chance to talk to Hoshikage, he visits Kona Culture’s president, Masaru Konaka and confronts him, then, reaffirms his beliefs that Konaka is the true culprit who murdered Chihiro. Konaka is a successful businessman with a powerful network. He uses his influence to prosecute Naruhodou in the murder case. Naruhorou is sent to jail, and Mayoi gets out of the jail in exchange. At a later date, Mitsurugi shows up at Naruhodou’s jail cell, and comments that Konaka used his network in the underground world to influence upon the administration of the judicial system – in other words, the guilty verdict on Naruhodou has already been arranged even before he is booked to the jail.
On the day of the trial, Mitsurugi informs the presiding judge that the new evidence and testimony has identified Naruhodou as the killer. On the defense side of the court, there seems to be no lawyer working today. The seat is empty. Then, Naruhodou announces that he is the defending lawyer who defends himself.
Meanwhile, the shady business tycoon Konaka joins the trial as the witness. He testifies that he witnessed the murder through the window from his room at Bandou Hotel. According to him it was about 9 p.m. a large shattering noise surprised him and he deduced that a floor lamp got smashed, he span around and looked at the window of Ayasato Law Firm. At that presice moment, he saw Naruhodou hit and killed Chihiro Ayasato. The presiding judge accepts Konaka’s testimony as the crucial evidence.
Naruhodou begins cross examination. Mayoi points out that it doesn’t make sense Konaka can instantly assocate the shuttering sound in a remote place to the floor stand in the law firm. Konaka debates that he remembers having seen the floor stand in the office before the incident took place.
“Objection! Your testimony has clear contradiction.” Naruhodou shouts. The floor stand in question is placed at the corner of the law firm office. It is in a spot that is absolutely impossible to be seen from the hotel window. If Konaka can identify the floor lamp as a source of glass shuttering sound, it implies that he was in fact in the law firm office. Naruhodou announces his theory that Konaka murdered Chihiro and he smashed the lamp on the floor. Konaka freezes on the witness stand, sweating bullets. Naruhodou pushes on. “You’ve done it. Haven’t you?!”
“Hold it!” Mitsurugi steps in and suggests Konaka to admit the fact – not the killing, though, the fact that Konaka tapped Chihiro’s office phone.
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