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|1. ||Comments by snow_san [Rating: 6/10]|
Here's a cut&paste of the synopsis since it's not up. A drama about a woman who changes her career and eventually becomes a president of a car sales company in a male-oriented society of the 1970's. Makino Hisako quits her job at a leading textile company before turning 25, which is considered the retirement age for women at that time, and starts working as a car salesman. The drama depicts her success story along with her high school classmates, the baby-boom generation.
Well she quit her job at the textile co. because they wouldn't give her (a lady) credit for a plan she submitted. In looking for a new job, she convinces a boss at a car dealership to hire her. She has to sell 3 cars during her 3 month probationary period. She's given little training and cold calls door to door on her bike (no license and doesn't know how to drive). 2nd episode we see her getting better at her job and she starts learning how to drive. A very touching episode that'll bring tears.
Fans of Natsukawa Yui will enjoy her performance. An emotional drama. Quality production with footage during this period that's edited in very well. Nice theme song. Hourly episodes.
|2. ||Comments by Cerebus [Rating: 7/10]|
This works best when dealing with recent Japanese history and how this affected the lives of central group of friends. It taught me many things I didn't know about Japan in the last 30 or so years. What isn't successful is when it tries to use the buying, selling and ownership of cars a a metaphor for people's lives, and the resulting interventions from the car sales people, which where just sometimes toe curling. But is the end it was entertaining, educational and starred Natsukawa Yui, and what more could you ask for? (apart from a better script).
|3. ||Comments by Anime Dad [Rating: 8/10]|
Natsukawa Yui is the best thing about this drama that does a nice job of incorporating Japanese automotive history with the story of a woman who tries to make a career as a car salesperson at a time when Japanese women of her age are expected to be married and settled down.
|4. ||Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 7/10]|
It was o.k., Yui was great as expected, but the subplots with her four classmates got to be a distraction. Wish they'd stuck more with Yui and her struggles as a woman trying to make it in a male dominated business.
|5. ||Comments by bmwracer [Rating: 8/10]|
Really liked this drama: I liked the historical aspects regarding Japan's economic growth and especially Natsukawa Yui's performance: Feisty, determined, yet vulnerable... I'd buy a car from her in a minute. :)
|6. ||Comments by marspeach [Rating: 8/10]|
The show itself was alright- nothing special, had a lot of cheesiness. But Natsukawa Yui was brilliant, as always.
|7. ||Comments by Eve [Rating: 7/10]|
Just goes to show what really good acting can do. The cultural aspects were interesting as well.
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