• Drama: Shitamachi Rocket
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Oct 18, 2015 - Dec 20, 2015
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Network: TBS
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 196 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #4228
  • Watchers: 568

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Tsukuda Kohei was once a researcher with the Aerospace and Science Exploration Agency and now runs Tsukuda Industries, a small factory which was left by his father. Although his relationship with his teenage daughter Rina is somewhat strained, business at Tsukuda Industries has gradually started to improve. But Tsukuda puts too much effort into his dream of developing a rocket engine and business declines little by little. One day, a major client suddenly declares that it is dropping Tsukuda Industries. Then, Tsukuda Industries gets sued by a big rival company, Nakashima Industries, for patent infringement. Tsukuda Industries’ reputation is hurt and financing from banks is also in a desperate situation. In the midst of this, Teikoku Heavy Industries, one of Japan’s leading corporations, offers to buy a patent which Tsukuda Industries possesses for 2 billion yen Add Synopsis In Portuguese

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Oct 18, 2015 - Dec 20, 2015
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Network: TBS
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 196 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #4228
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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6 people found this review helpful
Mar 6, 2016
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
The team behind Shitamachi Rocket is the team who made the huge success drama Hanzawa Naoki: the novel which is the base of the drama has the same author, Ikeido Jun, the same scenarist, producer and director. And of course, even if the story is completely different, we can see a lot of common points between the two, especially the nice little guys vs. the bad powerful ones. The drama is overflowing with good feelings, and that's too bad, because otherwise it would have been perfect. Furthermore, it's hard not to compare it with Hanzawa Naoki, which was, in my opinion, a perfect drama. In Shitamachi Rocket, I couldn’t find the suspense that got me hooked in Hanzawa Naoki, maybe because I knew the tricks of such a drama.
I was sometimes bored during the first part of the drama (the rocket story), because of many complex and technical terms. Furthermore, I didn’t find the bad guys bad enough in this part of the drama. However, I really enjoyed the second part. The medical theme was more enjoyable, and this time the bad guys were rotten to the core. Regarding the acting, I really liked how Koizumi K?tar? personified the bad guy. He’s one of the reason I liked the second part so much.
I think this drama is for people who would like to know more about work in Japan (even if this is exaggerated) or people who are interested in small companies.

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