The Top Secret: Murder in Mind (秘密 THE TOP SECRET)
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The Top Secret: Murder in Mind (秘密 THE TOP SECRET)
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To find the truth one must expose the deepest, darkest secrets of the mind.


Memory Reproduction Imaging (MRI) is a dangerous new technology which allows scientists to extract memories in video form from the brains of the deceased. It is pioneered and utilised by Tsuyoshi Maki (Toma Ikuta), the individual who established the mysterious Ninth Department of Forensic Science. Under the police division, the Ninth Department is tasked with aiding investigations through the use of MRI, extracting memories from murder victims to solve the most difficult of homicide investigations.

The whole police division is turned on its head however, when an MRI conducted on a controversial murderer recently given the death penalty reveals that he was in fact only trying to cover up the real killer.

MRI remains to be their only hope if they want to catch the killer. But internal politics has kept the police division at a standstill with orders of keeping the Ninth Department’s findings a secret from the public.

A Sci-Fi suspense thriller based on Reiko Shimizu’s award-winning comic, and from the director of the hit movie series Rurouni Kenshin, Keishi Otomo. The Top Secret brings together some of the most sought-after young actors and veterans in Japanese cinema such as Toma Ikuta (Prophecy), Masaki Okada (Strayer’s Chronicle), Lily Franky (Fires on the Plain; BAKUMAN), and Nao Omori (Kabukicho Love Hotel; Ichi the Killer).

Year: 2016
Length: 149 mins
Classification rating: Strictly 18+
Audience warning: This film contains mild sex and strong violence.
In Japanese with English subtitles.


  • Director
    Keishi Otomo/
  • Producer
    Tadashi Osumi/
  • Screenplay
    Izumi Takahashi/ Keishi Otomo/ Lee Sork Jun/ Kim Sun Mee/
  • Original Story
    Shimizu Reiko/
  • Cast
    Toma Ikuta/ Masaki Okada/ Koji Kikkawa/ Tori Matsuzaka/ Chiaki Kuriyama/ Lisa Oda/ Lily Franky/ Kippei Shiina/ Nao Omori/