‘Giri/Haji’ is a new series about “A detective from Tokyo scours London for his missing brother, who’s been involved with the Yakuza and accused of murder.” It aired a few months ago on the BBC, but is airing internationally via Netflix next year. Below is the trailer:
In the trailer we see that this show is about Tokyo and detectives. One man’s brother is a wanted man. We see that the series also takes place in London, with the two stories being connected somehow. We see lots of violence with blood splatters and cars on fire. The dialouge switches between Japanese and English. In the end title sequence we see that “Giri” means Duty and “Haji” means shame
In the series Kenzo Mori, a Tokyo detective, travels to London searching for his presumed deceased brother Yuto, who is accused of brutally killing the nephew of a member of a Japanese Criminal Organization called the Yakuza, which starts a gang war. As Kenzo attempts to investigate London to uncover whether his brother is guilty of murder and if he is still alive, he gets to know a British Detective named Sarah Weitzmann of the Metropolitan Police and Rodney Yamaguchi, a Japanese/British sex worker. Kenzo’s investigation brings him into contact with dangerous elements of London’s corrupt criminal underworld.
Netflix is coproducing shows now with the BBC as it had done before with Peaky Blinders and is doing again with the upcoming Dracula series. Sophia Brown from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Kelly Macdonald from Black Mirror will be in the Series. The show was created by Sister Pictures who also created the series ‘Chernobyl‘ which had worldwide success that they are probably trying to duplicate with Giri/Haji. The series aired on the BBC last October and is expected to be available for streaming on Netflix this January.
— Eiji Mihara (@EijiMihara2013) October 24, 2019