|1. ||"A GOOD COMBINATION" [Rating: 5/10]|
"A GOOD COMBINATION"
Network : NHK
Production year : 2001
Duration : 5x44 min.
The Gift of Laughter. The Miracle of Friendship. It's a Good Combination!
Ryuhei, a dreamless teenager, sees a poster advertising "OOTS," the Osaka Owarai Talent School. "Owarai" is Japanese stand-up comedy that involves two comedians engaging in fast-talking, wise-cracking humor. Ryuhei is extremely lonely, so he decides to give the school a try. When he enrolls, he finds that many of the young aspirants are just like him, alone and unhappy. He makes friends with ice-cold Hitomi and the troubled Azusa. By working with one another as comedy partners, and growing together as friends, the youngsters come to understand the value of having other people in their lives.
Those currently suffering the pangs of adolescence, and adults who remember teenage turmoil, will watch Ryuhei and his peers with excitement as the youngsters travel their bumpy road toward adulthood. This delightful drama captures that time of youthful anxiety, sweaty palms and hope for the future.
Starring: Jun TOBA, Yumi ADACHI, Daijiro KAWAOKA, Akiko KINOUCHI, Yoshihiko HAKAMADA, Kanpei HAZAMA