Tomio Shiraishi (Tsuyoshi Kusanagi) graduated from a prestigious university and now works for foreign securities company. He has a beautiful fiance, Kozue Aoike (Fumino Kimura), and no complaints with his life. One day, his father kills himself, leaving behind large debts. Tomio Shiraishi is liable for his father's debts. He pays what he can with his savings account, but it is not enough. He is chased by moneylenders. Tomio loses everything. His job, finance and savings. He then becomes homeless. Tomio Shiraishi then decides to work for Daisuke Akamatsu (Atsuro Watabe), who runs Akamatsu Finance. Akamatsu Finance is the company that drove Tomio Shiraishi to become homeless. The company looks like a normal finance company, but it actually lends money with high interest. Tomio Shiraishi decides to do anything, including illegal acts, to make money. One day, he meets his high school teacher's daughter, Mio Konno (Yuko Oshima) who is in heavy debt. Tomio Shiraishi and Mio Konno begin to have feelings for each other, but his former fiance, Kozue Aoike, appears again. Edit Translation
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I did like Kusanagi (a lot), he is truly the best when he has a dark role.. it is like he has so many strong emotions inside of him, it makes him cry even while laughing. It is not the first time he does this: there are times where he looks so satisfied that he is taking revenge but with tears running down his cheeks. It makes you wonder of his real motives. I think I cannot see Kusanagi in a "nice" role; I prefer him as the opposite of how he is in real life. He was such a fine actor.. I miss his dramas. I think he was the best actor in SMAP, and one of the best in Johnny's.
I think this Shiraishi was not a real anti-hero as Ichinose was (his role in "Uso no Sensou"). This Shirashi is much softer and kinder and certainly more forgiving. That's why I was let down, but only if I compare to the other drama, which is one of my favorite dramas. I would have preferred if he was more ruthless.. but no, even with the 2 ladies he was soft :(