Apoyan (2013)

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Based on the serialised novel by Shinno Takeshi, Apoyan tells the story of the people behind every overseas trip. From the travel agents to the people working at the airport.
Endo Keita works for JALPAK, and was based at the Head Office, in charge of the overseas packages' projects. One day, he was suddenly ordered to transfer to Narita Airport. It was a well-known fact within the company that the non-performers were read moresent to work the counters at Narita, where the duties of one were just to serve the incoming and outgoing travelers. This made Endo realise that the management probably sees him as useless, unable to contribute to the sales increase for the company. As he had joined the company with the sole desire to create tour packages, Endo became really depressed and started entertaining thoughts of leaving the company.
On his first day at work in Narita, Endo is shocked by the persona of his manager, Imaizumi Toshio, who seems like a totally useless guy, smiling foolishly all the time. His staff are mostly women, and one of them, Morio Haruko is downright hostile to him. The only one who seems to show any kindness to him is Baba Hanae. Endo tries his best at his new role, hoping that he will soon be transferred back to his old job at the Head Office. From 「as long as the customers depart」 to 「let the customers depart with a smile」, Endo slowly learns to be passionate about his new job, through helping all the customers resolve their troubles prior to their departure.

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    走る国際空港 / Hashiru Kokusai Kuukou ; Apoyan - Running International Airport

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May 6, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 3.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
okay, i'll admit the only reason i took any interest in this drama was because i knew Yamamoto Yusuke was in it, but before i knew it, i had really gotten really into the story!

This drama revolves around Endo Keita, a man in his 30s who is transferred from head office to Narita Airport. Most of the staff are women, one of them being Morio Haruko who is completely hostile towards read more him and Baba Hanae seems to be the only one of the entire female staff who shows him any kindness.

Imaizumi Toshio is Endo's wacky manager who seems completely useless from the start, but he ends up helping Endo slowly learn to be passionate about his job, which is through helping all the customers resolve their troubles prior to their departure!

something completely original from most other dramas that probably isnt everyones cup of tea, but i would defiantly recommend it to anyone who is in the mood for a lighthearted drama about a bunch of people working at an airport with a tone of comady and a little bit of romance thrown in!

oh, and for all you other Yamamoto Yusuke fans out there, this role as the bubbly Edamoto Hisao will not disappoint you!
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    Panda-san Aug 9, 2013

    This drama reminds me so much of Soratobu Kouhoushitsu. Or should I say the other way around since this one came first. Anyhow, they both have the same feel.


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    Jan 17, 2013 to Mar 21, 2013
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    45 min.


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    6.8 (scored by 73 users)
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