Koichi Miyazawa runs a small, but longstanding company which makes tabi (traditional Japanese socks). He is the CEO of the fourth generation company with about 20 employees. Due to a decrease of demand for tabi, the company is struggling to keep afloat. Koichi Miyazawa thinks about launching a new product line. The new product is running shoes. For the company's surival, Koichi Miyazawa begins to develop running shoes using their accumulated knowledge for making tabi. Edit Translation
Cast & Credits
For people who want eye-candy, there is the Shoujo Prince and two Tokusatsu heroes... but their pretty faces can't beat the talent of the veteran actor Yakusho Koji. His gentle smile, his determination to achieve his goals, his tears of frustration, of happiness. President Miyazawa, who loved his little company, his employees... always wearing his blue hanten. This man impressed me so much I was constantly posting about him.
Short version of my review: this drama reminded a lot of the anime "Haikyuu", in spirit.
Real rating: 100/10... thank you to yamazaki-kento dot com for subbing this amazing drama <3
I watched this first for Yamaken and Ryoma, but it turns out that they're not the lead actors or the lead plot. Well, they did took the important part, but not the prime important part (what did I blabbered about? XD). Miyazawa Koichi's face is slightly similar to my big boss at the office, I've got shock while watch the first episode (^o^) The pace is a little bit slow and the topic is quite serious, maybe some of you will find it a little bit boring ... well, sometimes me too XD
As for the story, this drama will give you the new perspective of "not give up". In this movie, you will see how the people at Kohazeya and even Mogi to not giving up on their dreams even though they must face a lot of obstacles or a lot of negative behavior from other people (and from the own son). But as Miyazawa said, "The time when you truly lost is when you give up on a fight." and that sentence is right, you'll get a miracle if you don't give up.