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Yoisho no Otoko [ヨイショの男]

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Drama Details
Title:Yoisho no Otoko
ヨイショの男
Telecast:2002-04-14 to 2002-06-30
Season:Spring 2002



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TV Station:TBS
Duration:11 Episodes



Synopsis
SMAP-man Goro Inagaki is back starring in his first full-fledged comedy series, "Yoisho no Otoko", as the most obsequious salaryman in Tokyo.

Yoisho suru is a contemporary verb phrase that conveys the same meaning as the more traditional goma-suri, or "apple polishing." Generally, it refers to the kind of corporate behavior that one has to demonstrate toward superiors in order to be promoted within the organization.

Kotaro Sakurai (Inagaki) has reached a supervisory sales position at the insurance company he works for faster than any of his peers, precisely because he has cultivated a "super power" for sucking up to his betters. Consequently, he is resented by these peers and not entirely trusted by his longtime girlfriend Naomi (Akiko Yada), who appreciates his innate kindness but feels uncomfortable with his need to please everyone all the time.

Things at the company have become complicated, however, with the arrival of a new sales division manager from a foreign company that is thinking of buying the ailing insurance firm. Makiko Ogata (Yuko Asano) has an MBA from a prominent American university and very little tolerance for traditional Japanese corporate culture.
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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Yoisho! ‘02~Nihon no Minasan Homete Ikimasho ヨイショ!'02〜日本の皆さんホメていきまショー〜 [MATCHY with O.A.I]

Actor/Actress Cast (16)
Ichikawa Somegoro
市川染五郎
白石英二 (28)
Inagaki Goro
稲垣吾郎
Sakurai Kotaro
桜井孝太郎
Yada Akiko
矢田亜希子
Naomi
杉田尚美
Asano Yuko
浅野ゆう子
Ogata Makiko
緒方真紀子
Hatano Hiroko
畑野浩子
Tachibana Yukie
立花由紀江 (26)
Kobayashi Nenji
小林稔侍
Tokugawa Yasuhiro
徳川康弘 (54)
Hasegawa Hatsunori
長谷川初範
Tsumura Ryusuke
津村隆介
Itou Masayuki
伊藤正之
井原大介
Morii Misao
森井未知央
吉村秀男
Orihira Mayumi
織平真由美
中根薫
Sunouchi Mihoko
須之内美帆子
森元チカ
Yamadera Kouichi
山寺宏一
松永信也
Noguchi Yuki
野口優樹
タカシ
Matsuda Naoki
松田直樹
伊達
Yoshiyuki Kazuko
吉行和子
桜井春江
Nakamaru Shinsho
中丸新将
野村
  

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1. Comments by celest8787 [Rating: 6/10]
erm, i sorta hated it in de beginning...thought it was super dumb, and the sucking-up part was quite irritating. but gradually, i found it a little heartwarming at times, where it portrayed de respect an employee showed to his superior. it's a little better than passable. but i wldnt recommend it actually...
2. Comments by ongrina82 [Rating: 8/10]
I can't stand Kotaro at first, he tries his very best to pleased everyone he know!! But later realised that he had a good heart. Funny too.
3. Comments by SushiMaki [Rating: 6/10]
Liked the office scenery. Goro was very funny. Informative to watch Japanese customs. Still new on Japanese dramas.
4. Comments by vienna_sg [Rating: 9/10]
Goro is very kawaii in the show. He acted very well as currying favour to his bosses.
5. Comments by orenji [Rating: 8/10]
I'm so impressed with Goro's acting in the show! ^_^
6. Comments by celery [Rating: 10/10]
Funny show. Goro san kakkoii.
7. Comments by stararies17 [Rating: 8/10]
not bad not bad.. good drama
8. Comments by gaki [Rating: 10/10]
Extremely hilarious!
9. Comments by tk_iva [Rating: 8/10]
funny show..
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