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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jul 7, 2013 - Sep 22, 2013
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Network: TBS
  • Duration: 54 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.8 (scored by 1,352 users)
  • Ranked: #50
  • Popularity: #598
  • Members: 3,772

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Ratings: 8.8/10 from 1,352 users
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Ranked #50
Popularity #598
Members 1,352

Hanzawa Naoki works as a loan manager at the Tokyo Chuo Bank (TCBC). One day, Naoki makes a loan contract for 500 million yen with Nishi Osaka Steel Company. Naoki didn't want to approve the loan, but he had to due to the branch manager's order. Nishi Osaka Steel Company seems financially stable, but the company actually hides massive amounts of debt through fraudulent accounts. Three months later, Nishi Osaka Steel Companygoes bankrupt. The bank's branch manager Asano tries to shift the blame on Naoki. Naoki then attends an inquiry about the loan failure at the bank's headquarters in Tokyo. Naoki denies fault and promises to retrieve the 500 million yen loan. ~~~ Based on two novels by Jun Ikeido: "Oretachi Bubble Nyukougumi" and "Oretachi Hana no Baburugumi".

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jul 7, 2013 - Sep 22, 2013
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Network: TBS
  • Duration: 54 min.
  • Score: 8.8 (scored by 1,352 users)
  • Ranked: #50
  • Popularity: #598
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Reviews

boutux
28 people found this review helpful
Oct 14, 2013
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
This drama is outstanding. I initially did not intend to watch this drama after reading the synopsis. Mostly because of my experience working in 3 different banks. I figured this would be nothing new and bank work is the most boring thing ever so i couldn't imagine how this drama could be good. Then one Saturday when I had nothing to do I gave this drama a shot and I was proven wrong on all my preconceived notions.

The world of banking portrayed in this drama is one of deception and treachery. Bankers don't care about their customers or even the integrity of the their banking institutions; they seek only to improve their positions by manipulation and betrayal. The senior banking officers make bad decisions and their underlings have to clean up the mess or risk demotion or even worse relocation.

In walks Hanzawa Naoki. A brilliant banker who cares about his customers, his bank and his friends. He is thrown under the bus by his boss and must clean up the mess or get transferred. There are so many hurdles in his way but Hanzawa is a fighter. His catch phrase, "If you screw me, I'll screw back. Double payback!" It was exciting to see him get fired up in these situations.

The story was a bit predictable but it was so well told that I don't mind that at all. The acting was astounding with the exception of the guy who played the inspector from the tax bureau (gross over actor) and the only thing about the drama that i didn't like really. Sakai-san was in one word SUPERB; the best actor overall in the cast. I wish we got more of Ueno Aya but what we got from her was great. She played the role of the strong dedicated wife well.

I live in Japan and people can't seem to stop talking about this drama. It is one of, if not the best drama for 2013. It is a must watch for jdrama fans. And with Hanzawa's tenacity, the fan love and the way this drama ended I fully anticipate a season 2. Hopefully we will get it next summer.

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superpasta
22 people found this review helpful
Oct 26, 2013
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 7.0
the story of this drama was in two parts. both parts were thrilling with a similar vibe to them yet the second part had more impact. when i heard that the drama was about banks i thought it was going to be some boring thing but no no no this drama had me on the edge for every episode. the sotry, the twists and turns, all the characters in it. the sweet moments between the main couple.

the acting was superb. honestly this drama is an acting powerhouse. sakai masato, kitaonji kinya, kagawa teruyuki, oikawa mitsuhiro was even splendid in this and of course takito's acting. you could even see the growth in some of the characters it was obvious in the acting.

the music is just how it should be. it escalates the feelings however it doesn't make you pay attention to it which is a good thing. drama music should not make you pay attention to it more than you would pay attention to the drama itself.

lastly, i don't think that i would rewatch this drama anytime soon. mainly the high thing about this drama was the suspence. you can't enjoy a suspence drama when you rewatch it definitely not as much as the first time but this drama would definitely have it's good points to rewatching.

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