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Let's Go Nagata-cho

Drama Details
Title:Let's Go Nagata-cho
Let's Go, Capitol Hill
Telecast:2001-10-10 to 2001-12-12
Season:Fall 2001

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TV Station:NTV
Duration:10 Episodes

A new political drama that sounds like a Japanese version of Britain's hilarious sendups, "Yes, Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister". This drama was largely inspired by the arrival of Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. "Let's Go, Nagatacho" has turned murky realities into compelling entertainment, a vivid and blunt illustration of Japanese politicians in ways they have almost never been shown before. On one of the episode.....a construction company president...berated a congressman's aide for steering recent contracts his rival's way. The dialogue, smoky and growling, clearly implied that the construction executive was buying influence and complaining about the poor result. In many democracies, depictions of the corruption and personal foibles of politicians scarcely raise an eyebrow.... But in Japan...controversy is traditionally shunned and even news coverage is nonconfrontational....

The handsome veteran actor, Koichi Iwaki...plays the role of prime minister under the barely disguised name Izumi. He luxuriates in his own charm and silver-tongued skills - and in so doing manages to whisper what many here are beginning to [suspect]: that Mr. Koizumi may be more style than substance....

The show's biggest star is the legislator's aide played by the highly popular comedian Takaaki Ishibashi. A critic writing in the Japan Times...called him the "perfect combination of obsequiousness and cunning."...

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. All My Love To You [Da Pump]LYRICS ]

Actor/Actress Cast (13)
Ishibashi Takaaki
Sakurai Sachiko
Kikukawa Rei
Suzuki Anju
Hentona Issa
Nishimura Masahiko
Shibasaki Kou
Naitou Takashi
Fukikoshi Mitsuru
Kondo Yoshimasa
Morooka Moro
Muroi Shigeru
Iwaki Koichi

Drama Reviews (1)
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1. Ok Drama [Rating: 7/10]
The theme song by Da Pump is cool with Issa playing a role and acting ok. Pretty typical political comedy drama with money scandal but the actors are pretty good with the balding "hage" dude playing the lead politician and the old UFO comedian Ishibashi. They keep saying Soori or prime minister its funny since it may kinda sound like sorry in japlish.
Reviewed by moku999 on 11 November 2003