- Drama: The Sparks (English title)
- Romaji: Hi no Ko
- Japanese: 火の粉
- Director: Masahiro Mori, Kentaro Takemura
- Writer: Shusuke Shizukui (novel), Takafumi Kosaka, Yuya Takahashi
- Network: Fuji TV, Tokai TV
- Episodes: 9
- Release Date: April 2 – May 28, 2016
- Runtime: Saturday 23:40-24:35
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Shingo (Yusuke Santamaria) is on trial at a Tokyo District Court. He is charged for the murder of a family of three. If he is convicted, he will receive the death penalty. Shingo is acquitted.
Two years later, Shingo moves to a quiet residential area. He meets his next door neighbors. The family consists of Yukimi (Yuka), her parents-in-laws Isao (Masato Ibu) and Hiroe (Mayumi Asaka), her husband Toshiro (Koji Ookura) and their daughter Madoka (Rin Shouno). They seem to be a normal family except Toshiro is unemployed.
At night, Shingo visits his neighbors to say hi. After work, the father-in-law Isao comes back home. Isao finds Shingo at his home and Isao is stunned. Isao was the judge who declared Shingo innocent.
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