May I Blackmail You is a show on Rakuten Viki starring Dean Fujioka and Emi Takei as the main characters. The show is about a professional blackmailer (he acts in a Robin Hood way though, helping the needy) and the cases he and his team try to solve.
If you have ever watched the US show Leverage, it is a pretty similar show. In both shows, the “good guys” sometimes do illegal acts in order to get some sort of blackmail/leverage on the people they are targeting. These are people who have committed some sort of wrongdoing, but for whatever reason are not being pursued or cannot be charged by the police.
There are also two supporting actors/actresses, one of whose name is Meguro, and the other who is named Tochiotome. Meguro is the thief of the group, and helps to do the dirty work when necessary. Tochiotome is the hacker/cyber security expert in the girl in the show, and she helps to get them out of a bunch of difficult situations. Tochiotome is played by Haruka Shimazaki, who is a former member of the popular Japanese music group AKB48.
The show is funny, but it is also a little different from other Japanese shows because there is no real love story. Instead, there is a lot of personal development in each character’s story, and a lot of information about all of their pasts and how they got into the positions they are currently in. In total, there are 9 episodes of about 45 minutes each, and it was another solid watch on Rakuten Viki.
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