Tokyo Vice

10 Best Episodes of Tokyo Vice

A first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat following Jake Adelstein, an American journalist who embeds himself into the Tokyo Vice police squad to reveal corruption. Based on Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction book of the same name.

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#1 - Everybody Pays (Season 1 - Episode 5)

When Jake helps reveal the mole in Chihara-Kai, he must weigh the risks of accepting a favor in return from Ishida. Samantha attempts to take care of her Matsuo problem. Sato’s recruitment ends with a devastating lesson in loyalty.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 485 votes.

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#2 - Yoshino (Season 1 - Episode 8)


While Samantha risks it all for Polina’s safe return, Sato is forced to mix business with pleasure. As Katagiri devises a plan to finally take down Tozawa, Jake is confronted by the crime boss’s men.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 493 votes.

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#3 - The Information Business (Season 1 - Episode 6)

An impromptu Yakuza Peace Summit finds Tozawa at the mercy of his own actions. Samantha begins to settle her debts with Matsuo. A determined Jake chases down a tip from Ishida.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 485 votes.

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#4 - Sometimes They Disappear (Season 1 - Episode 7)


Jake struggles to regain his footing after the botched raid, while Samantha grows increasingly desperate to find Polina. Sato feels the pressure of his elevated standing in Chihari-Kai.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 487 votes.

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#5 - Read the Air (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Jake’s persistence pays off when he receives an exclusive from Detective Katagiri – but catches the less ideal eye of someone else in the process. Meanwhile, Samantha hits it off with a new customer, as Sato chooses between words and fists.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 554 votes.

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#6 - I Want It That Way (Season 1 - Episode 4)


As Samantha makes strides toward the future, her past catches up. With help from Emi, Tin-Tin, and Trendy, Jake has a breakthrough in connecting the cases - and comes face-to-face with the head of Chihari-Kai, who requires a favor.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 530 votes.

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#7 - The Test (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Hired as Meicho Shimbun’s first American crime reporter, Jake Adelstein is quickly tasked with covering two cases that initially appear unrelated, but soon stakes his career – and life – on connecting the dots.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 748 votes.

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#8 - Kishi Kaisei (Season 1 - Episode 2)


As crime boss Tozawa dangerously toes the line between territories, the rival Chihara-Kai scramble to collect dues. Samantha protects another hostess, while Jake witnesses a confrontation that changes everything.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 604 votes.

Last updated: feb 10, 2023

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