Warning: this article may contain spoilers for Episode 1!
I am currently watching Radiation House and here is why I think you should be watching it too.
I am really enjoying this show and it took until episode 6 for me to narrow down exactly what it was I liked about it enough to write this article. It is a medical show, not about doctors, but about radiology technicians and the symbiotic relationship the two share. A qualified genius doctor chooses to be a radiology technician in order to be close to his childhood love. And if you think that premise sounds like it would result in some awkward and forced on-the-job interactions for the sake of a drama premise, you'd be wrong - the workplace conversations and situations come across as very realistic and natural, like you're watching real people at work.
The show is based on a manga by Taishi Mori (illustrator) and Tomohiro Yokomaku (writer), ongoing with 22 chapters since July 17, 2016.
The series follows the work of the technicians in the radiology department, a misfit band of co-workers that each care about the patients in their own way, and the doctors they support with their imaging.
|Kubota Masataka as Igarashi Iori|
Our genius tech who has the credentials to be a doctor, but chooses to support his childhood love instead.
|Honda Tsubasa as Amakasu An|
The aforementioned childhood love, carrying the weight of the family hospital on her shoulders.
The supporting cast includes a father figurehead of radiology, a grumpy doctor who wants to keep everything status quo and an eccentric director who loves really gross tea.
Igarashi is so in love with "An-chan" but can't express it and the antics that ensue with his perceived rival, a doctor from orthopedics, are just too funny.
I also like that it addresses differences in Japanese medical availability vs Europe and America. Having no experience with it, it seems to be making a social statement and raising awareness. It is a slice of life, one-sided romance medical comedy that still tackles real issues.
I hope I have piqued your interest in this title and look forward to seeing who else will be watching. :)