Matsuoka plays the role of Ogure Teppei, a 35-year-old policeman who dreams of being promoted to the First Investigation Division. One day, he suddenly slips back in time to 22 years earlier, at the height of Japan’s economic bubble. There, he meets his optimistic 13-year-old self (played by Tanaka Taketo). In order to help himself find the job and life that he hoped for, he has his younger self try out different kinds of work. It is said that more than 15 jobs will be presented in the drama.
Yokoyama plays a Tokyo University graduate who looks up to Teppei as an older brother. Kiritani plays a college student who works as a special teacher for prep school. Other cast members include Fubuki Jun and Furuta Arata.
Cast & Credits
First off, this show is very episodic and I'm not a huge fan of that type.
The story is in it's core pretty fun and interesting, but the whole thing lacks any feeling of importance. Everything the main character does he does for the sole motivation of getting into the 1st Investigation Divison when it seems he is pretty close to getting in there anyways if he just endures it with his current job for awhile. I know it's partly a comedy but still. Another problem is it feels they are not doing much with the time travel aspect which I partly blame on the episodic nature of the show.
The cast is pretty much why I watched this in the first place, Kiritani Mirei, Yokoyama Yu, Mitsuishi Ken, Kudo Ayano and so on builds a very good supporting cast and the main character which I hadn't seen in anything before (Matsuoka Masahiro) was very likeable. They all did for the most part a very good job in this. Unfortunetly not enough to salvage the messy plot.
I don't remember any score from this shows music so I can't say it was great.
So overall, the story lacks any feeling of importance, the cast is pretty good and the music is forgettable. But I must add, the story is sometimes enjoyable and this drama definetly has it's moments. It's not a bad show, it's just not great.
I would give it a weak 7/10 and say that if you like the actors and actresses in this it might be worth to check out, don't watch it for the plot alone.