A hard-boiled veteran detective known as "Killer Kawara", who is on the trail of a Korean crime gang, which is later revealed to be the secretive Jingweon mafia.
Formerly a colleague and partner of Makoto Date in the Tokyo Metro Police, Kawara was initially known as one of the best cops in the department. After Date was assigned as his partner, Kawara soured his reputation on the force for shooting suspects, mainly illegal aliens, who “resisted arrest.” This earned him the moniker “Killer Kawara” among colleagues and erased his reputation, with the department eventually demoting him from his position.
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He was present at the massacre of the Jingweon 25 years ago, and saved the boss's wife and son. After taking care of the woman, called Suyeon, he later married and had a child with her. The child is later revealed to be Kaoru Sayama, and this is revealed by Kurahashi, a Jingweon survivor, mere moments before Kawara's death in Kaoru's arms.
He wears a gray suit over white shirt.
Kawara's hardened cop side is especially prevalent through his trigger-happy attitude. Despite this, he does have an otherwise good side of morality, but frequently overshadowed by his bitter side.