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Big Money! [ビッグマネー!〜浮世の沙汰は株しだい〜]


Drama Details
Title:Big Money!
Telecast:2001-04-11 to 2001-06-27
Season:Spring 2001

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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:12 Episodes

"Big Money!" is a human drama with a suspense twist about a young man who learns the tricks of the trade about stock exchange from a well-experienced investor. The backdrop of this story is the elaborate world of banking and the stock market.

Norimichi Shirato (Nagase) lives off the money his parents send him, and his winnings at pachinko while waiting to find permanent employment. One day, Shirato is recruited by a mysterious elderly gentleman by the name of Taihei Kozuka (Ueki). Shirato later finds out that the small, yet mild mannered Kozuka was once a legendary trader.

Although clouded by the mystery surrounding Kozuka, Shirato begins to work for him. In time, Shirato finds himself being mesmerized by the wave of numbers of the market.

Sometime later, Shirato learns Kozuka's real intentions...he wants to bankrupt one of the world's leading banks, Matsuba Bank.

The two men of very different ages then try to go up against Matsuba and the elite bankers that work at the giant Matsuba such as Fumihiko Yamazaki (Taizo Harada).
Fuji TV

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Actor/Actress Cast (4)
Nagase Tomoya
Shirato Norimichi
白戸 則道 (24)
Harada Taizo
Yamazaki Fumihiko
山崎 史彦 (35)
Ueki Hitoshi
Kozuka Taihei
小塚 泰平
Hasegawa Kyoko
保坂  遥 (24)

Drama Reviews (1)
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1. It's got its premises [Rating: 8/10]
@@The background to this drama is of course money, mostly in the form of stocks. But that is misleading because this drama is about revenge, justice, and getting even, and even goes a bit into the human psyche (but lots of J Dramas delve into that aspect anyway, it's just a matter of being blatant or not). It's entertaining in a way to see them talk about money in terms of billions of yen, as if money grew on trees. It's also interesting to see how they can try to bring down the antagonist and the bank as well. Again, don't watch this from a realist's position, but rather sit back and let this entertain you, and you just might enjoy it. It's got all the elements of an emotionally fast paced drama filled with cliffhangers each episode. There were misses of course, such as the irrelevent love story that sidetracked the plot, and worse, the seemingly impossibility of always going against the same bank every time. It's a typical root for the hero to win kind of drama.
Reviewed by Hiro Toyo on 23 May 2006

Comments From Users (24)
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1. Comments by yume [Rating: 6/10]
Who says that stocks can't be made into a fast-paced, entertaining drama? They did it in an American movie with G. Rabisi and they're doing it in a drama called Big Money! in Japan! Nagase Tomoya plays yet another quick-mouthed, young, listless guy looking for something to do, but the scenario of Big Money! is AT FIRST, different from his others, but quickly falls into the typical quick-mouthed, lackdaisical youth. By episode 3, you begin to see that Nagase is to be the hero with various too-staged scenarios of needy people and money. It's enjoyable except for that.
2. Comments by maui [Rating: 9/10]
Finished the whole series in 30 hours! At first i don't think i will love this series too much when i read the synopsis but that's wrong.This fast paced drama got me hooked and can't wait to know what will happen in each episode.Tomoya Nagase is a great chosen for the hero role cause he made me enjoy this series even more.If you like inspirational story like Koi ni Ochitara you will love this series too.
3. Comments by ffrostte [Rating: 10/10]
Great plot, good acting, wonderful tension, and at the end of the day, one can even learn something about the stock market as well as the banking system (in Japan). What more can you ask from a Japanese dorama? Enjoyed it very much, finished the whole thing in 2 days! :p
4. Comments by xploring [Rating: 6/10]
Very average drama, slow and doesn't delve deeply into stockbroking. Not sure why I finished it. Nagase Tomoya looked cool but not much else. Harada Taizo was mildly interesting but ultimately unconvincing in the rogue trader role, and the girls only provided eye candy.
5. Comments by Signo [Rating: 7/10]
the financial topic was interesting, although some aspects are very unrealistic and false (banking system, law). the cast was great, even the side roles! worth watching.
6. Comments by Hee Hee Hee [Rating: 9/10]
nice nice!!! i love this drama..! interesting on stocks...& tomoya is so kakoii!!!no love stuff here ...v exciting drama
7. Comments by maguro666 [Rating: 9/10]
Excellent plot and super kakoii nagase tomoya. He looks even better in this drama than both mukudono series.
8. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 8/10]
Very well done drama. Not so much about stocks and banks as it is about the little guy beating the big guy.
9. Comments by Eyeyore [Rating: 8/10]
this show really taught me how to invest in shares and don't trust your banker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10. Comments by 100aw [Rating: 7/10]
Worth watching just for Nagase Tomoya. A show about banking and stocks/shares.
11. Comments by alexisphinx [Rating: 7/10]
This is a cool dorama..tomaya acted as a genius stock broker..gakoii desu~
12. Comments by sect0r7 [Rating: 10/10]
The wonderful OST and the storyplot makes this a must watch
13. Comments by kawai [Rating: 9/10]
Nice piece of dorama for gaining some financial knowledge.
14. Comments by cghu007 [Rating: ?/10]
Wish list (with BM/English subtitled)
15. Comments by yt [Rating: 5/10]
just like the theme song by Sayaka
16. Comments by hkfmmasuda [Rating: 10/10]
very good would watch again
17. Comments by idetakun [Rating: 9/10]
funny and good story~
18. Comments by ephesus [Rating: 9/10]
kyoko is bangin'
19. Comments by caitlincoffee [Rating: ?/10]
chinese subs...
20. Comments by pinkokoro [Rating: ?/10]
21. Comments by moonchyld [Rating: 8/10]
22. Comments by natzumi [Rating: ?/10]
23. Comments by DukeGonzalez [Rating: 7/10]
24. Comments by oldasianguy [Rating: 8/10]
OK show
25. Comments by katrinka [Rating: ?/10]
26. Comments by hill383 [Rating: 9/10]
27. Comments by Kris [Rating: ?/10]
28. Comments by himawari [Rating: ?/10]
29. Comments by fuqinlan [Rating: ?/10]
30. Comments by koiyami no take [Rating: 8/10]

Users who voted for this drama (6)
1. vulcan300
I've been looking forward to watching this drama for a couple of years. I even started a fansub group jut so I could sub it :-). We're starting work on this series now.
2. nakashige
I don't really like Nagase, but I love the storyline of this drama. I wish I could live off stocks
3. rinni
very cool show abt stocks & shares. Wish there was more scenes of nagase trading though.
4. aizawa^hase
nice plot!! plus, its tomoya nagase!!
5. kisa7
6. hlx42s