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Shitamachi Rocket [下町ロケット]



Drama Details
Title:Shitamachi Rocket
下町ロケット
Downtown Rocket
Telecast:2015-10-18 to 2015-12-20
Season:Fall 2015



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TV Station:TBS
Duration:10 Episodes

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Synopsis
TBS presents the drama version of "Downtown Rocket" by Jun Ikeido starring Hiroshi Abe. A man who gives up his career as a researcher to succeed his father's manufacturing factory strives with his workers to overcome the troubles and pursue their passion in manufacturing.

Though Kohei Tsukuda (Abe) quits research at the Space Science Development Agency to suceed Tsukuda Manufacturing, he cannot leave behind his passion for developing rocket. The cost for developing rocket engine has put Kohei's company in serious financial trouble. While he scrambles for funds, their rival company - Nakashima Industrial - sues Tsukuda Manufacturing for patent infringement. The company's reputation soon goes down and banks refuse to finance them, but then one of the leading companies in Japan, Teikoku Heavy Industries, offers to buy a Tsukuda's patent for 2 billion yen. Although the company is heavily in debt and desperately needs the cash, the patent is what the engineers put their dreams. Kohei - a president who is responsible for the living of his workers - faces a difficult judgement to make.
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Actor/Actress Cast (26)
Abe Hiroshi
阿部寛
Tsukuda Kohei
佃航平
Tsuchiya Tao
土屋太鳳
Tsukuda Rina
佃利菜
Tatekawa Danshun
立川談春
Tonomura Naohiro
殿村直弘
Yasuda Ken
安田顕
Yamazaki Mitsuhiko
山崎光彦
Wada Soko
和田聰宏
Ehara Haruki
江原春樹
Konno Hiroki
今野浩喜
Sakota Shigeru
迫田滋
Yamazaki Ikusaburo
山崎育三郎
Mano Kensuke
真野賢作
Nakamoto Ken
中本賢
Tsuno Kaoru
津野薫
Tanida Ayumi
谷田歩
Karakida Atsushi
唐木田篤
Nakamura Tomoya
中村倫也
Asagi Shohei
浅木捷平
Abe Shinnosuke
阿部進之介
Nomura Kosuke
埜村耕助
Takeuchi Ryoma
竹内涼真
Tachibana Yosuke
立花洋介
Sano Gaku
佐野岳
Kawamoto Koji
川本浩司
Atoh Kai
阿藤快
Tanabe
田辺弁護士
Maya Miki
真矢ミキ
Izumi Saya
和泉沙耶
Arai Hirofumi
新井浩文
Tomiyama Takaharu
富山敬治
Kinoshita Hoka
木下ほうか
Mizuhara Shigeharu
水原重治
Hashimoto Satoshi
橋本さとし
Mita Kimiyasu
三田公康
Shunputei Shota
春風亭昇太
Yanai Tetsuji
柳井哲二
Higashikokubaru Hideo
東国原英夫
Negi Setsuo
根木節生
Ikehata Shinnosuke
池畑慎之介
Nakagawa Kyoichi
中川京一
Imada Koji
今田耕司
 
Megumi Toshiaki
恵俊彰
Kamiya Shuichi
神谷修一
Baisho Mitsuko
倍賞美津子
Tsukuda Kazue
佃和枝
Kikkawa Koji
吉川晃司
Zaizen Michio
財前道生
Sugi Ryotaro
杉良太郎
Toma Hideki
藤間秀樹
 

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Related Links (4)
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2. D-Addicts Wiki
3. Japan Wikipedia
4. AsianWiki

Comments From Users (4)
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1. Comments by Lucian Dureau [Rating: 8/10]
After the great hit of Hanzawa Naoki, I wanted to watch another dorama based on a novel of Jun Ikeido, as Hanzawa is. However, despite the fact that would be considered as a work belonging to the new Oshigoto genre, that Ikeido popularized, it doesn't have the intensity that Hanzawa Naoki dorama had. First of all Abe Hiroshi is Abe Hiroshi as always, he doesn't add any special feature here, his way of acting is the same that most of the doramas he has taken part. I am not saying he isn't a good actor, for me is one of the best ever, but here I expected to see another thing. The rest of the cast act well, but they aren't so charismatic. The story is interesting, but it could be almost the same as many of the Oshigoto doramas previous to Hanzawa Naoki, like Hero (2001), that is, interesting but not unforgettable. The difference with the rest would be that here is so visible the Ikeido's influence, like an structure of the show, a development of the story, a lot of business details or relative to them, and some turn of events, seeing before in Hanzawa dorama. Briefly, if you watched Hanzawa Naoki you will recognize similarities with it here, but don't expect the same level of quality and impact.
2. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 6/10]
Written by the same guy that wrote "Naoki Hanzawa" and "Roosevelt Game". Same scenario, big guy vs. little guy, lots of betrayal and backstabbing. Also lots of overacting, screaming, and pounding on tables. If you liked the other two, you'll like this one. If not, then you won't.
3. Comments by Spider [Rating: 9/10]
I enjoyed Naoki Hanzawa and Roosevelt Game, so I enjoyed this with with one of my favorite Japanese actors Abe Hiroshi. More of the same as NH & RG but slightly not as good.
4. Comments by Signo [Rating: 8/10]
Very interesting drama with a resplendent Abe Hiroshi!
5. Comments by lunelle [Rating: ?/10]
6. Comments by kamikaze54 [Rating: 9/10]