Saito Hiroshi is a kind-hearted young man who grew up in a loving family. He is to start working in a long-established insurance company. Waiting for him on the first day is the strict HR employee Tsubaki Mako. The new employees start their 2 weeks training and the first thing Mako imposed on newcomers on the first day is to write "retirement wish". Mako declares that 50 new recruits will be narrowed down to 10 people on spot while training.
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Cast & Credits
Nanao was perfect for this role, bold & sexy, with a killer gaze. Sato Shori also did a great job in portrayal of a naive and scared rookie. The support cast was also good in they roles.
Music was good but nothing special or tantalising LoL.
Definitely good for a binge rewatch, for Nanao’s kicks.
Acting was average. Nanao did a good job being 'Miss Devil'. It was a near expressionless role to be honest, but her makeup and dressing style were so on-point that the character's lack of expression was worth overlooking HAHA. Sato Shori acted as a rookie employee. His naivety can be irritating but it is completely relevant and understandable of his character. After a while, he comes to complement Miss Devil. They make a pretty unusual yet comedic duo.
The music itself was nice to listen to. I must say though, whoever was in charge did a terrible job in transitioning music between two different scenes - music was literally just CUT OFF when a new scene came on screen. It was jarringly obvious and painful to notice.
I think what was interesting about the show was that behind the unrealistic and over-the-top acting and portrayals of work ethics in the show, you'll unexpectedly realise that a lot of it is based on the actual reality of work-life in Japan. It also subtly covers some very relevant issues regarding Japan's workplace concerns, such as the implications of the "work-style reforms" that were introduced to reduce overtime work in the country.
All in all, it's a show with a heavy focus on mystery, and you won't know much until the last 2 episodes of the show. Nonetheless, it ties up quite nicely, and has a fitting end for a mysterious but misunderstood woman like Miss Devil. It's worth a one-time watch I guess, but I'm not sure if I'd watch it again. Maybe I would, just to see Nanao looking bomb and kicking butt.