Team Batista no Eiko

Team Batista no Eiko (2008)

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There exists a legendary team of surgical experts in Tojo University Hospital that specializes in the Batista procedure - one of the most difficult cardiac surgeries with the survival rate only at 60%. Ever since its formation, this team has shocked the country by having 27 consecutive post-operative successes, virtually unheard of in the medical community. They basked in the glory until three of the most recent procedures resulted in consecutive deaths read moreon the operating table. Taguchi, a psychosomatic medicine specialist, has been entrusted with the investigation but is in over his head because of his soft nature and having to deal with skills beyond his realm of expertise. Then arrives Shiratori, a cocky Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare investigator. He not only labels Taguchi naive, but speaks with confidence that this is a murder, and the murderer is within this team of elites. As the mystery unfolds, so does the complicated affiliation between each of the seven team members. Will this unlikely duo uncover the truth in time?

  • Native title:

    チーム・バチスタの栄光
  • Also Known as:

    Team Batista's Glory

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mysecretsoul
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Apr 23, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Team Batista no Eiko, based on a best-seller by Takeru Kaido, is a strange little experience. This is a medical drama that is also part detective mystery; before seeing this, I would have told you the combination couldn't work. But work it did, and in compelling fashion. The outcome genuinely surprised me, and I find it rare to be surprised by a TV mystery nowadays. I couldn't speak for the veracity of read more the medical science used in this drama, but the actual mystery and characters are rock solid. Any shakiness in the hospital atmosphere is washed away by the pace of the story; it's fast and keeps you guessing. My highest praise goes to the cast, however. Though the plot calls for an ensemble to fill out the wide range of suspects, each character gets a large amount of face time. There isn't intense development for most of the characters outside Ito Atsushi's Taguchi-san, but there is still joy at getting to know the suspects and their various motivations. A notable performance is given by Miyagawa Daisuke, who I was shocked to learn is a comedian in real life. He was delightfully mysterious and creepy in this! For fans of musicals, former Tenimyu cast members Shirota Yu and Suzuki Hiroki also play memorable parts. The only real problem with this drama is that you can't really watch it again and again. It's fun twice: once on your own, and another to show to a friend so you can see their reaction to the big reveals!
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Details

  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    11
  • Aired:

    Oct 14, 2008 to Dec 23, 2008
  • Aired On:

    Tuesday
  • Network:

    Fuji TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    7.6 (scored by 89 users)
  • Ranked:

    #2741
  • Popularity:

    #7430

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