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TBS Television, Inc.
July 7-September 21, 2013
#1: 120 min #2,4,5,7,8: 60 min
#3: 75 min #6, 10: 85 min #9: 70 min
Jun Ikeido "Oretachi Bubble Nyukogumi"
"Oretachi Hanano Bubble-Gumi"
The story starts in 1992, in the last days of the Japanese economic bubble when people thought banks would never go bankrupt, Naoki Hanzawa is at the interviews for a job at the Industrial Central Bank.
“The Industrial Central bank was the bank that rescued my father’s factory when it had financial problems. I wish to repay our debt of gratitude.”
Although Hanzawa joined the bank with high aspirations, the bubble economy burst in the next year leaving the Japanese economy completely battered that even banks started to go bankrupt. In order to survive, the Industrial Central bank had to merge with the Tokyo Daiichi Bank to form a new bank ? the Tokyo Central Bank.
To climb up the corporate ladder is all that matters for bankers. If a colleague who joined in the same year becomes a board member, the others get prepared for possible transfer to an affiliated company. In the intense competition, however, Hanzawa successfully produces good results and becomes chief loan officer of the Osaka West branch.
However Hanzawa has a hidden past. In his childhood, his father committed suicide after a bank forcibly withdrew the loan credit from his small family-owned factory. And the bank was the Industrial Central Bank (Tokyo Central Bank). Also the person in charge of that loan was the current Managing Director of the Tokyo Central Bank - Akira Owada. Hanzawa’s dream as a banker is to assist the development of the Japanese economy that is sustained by small factories, but he also has a personal agenda, to take revenge against Owada.
In the first half of the series, Hanzawa fights to reveal the faulty loan scandal of $5 million as a chief loan officer at the Osaka West Branch. In the second half, Hanzawa struggles to rebuild the Iseshima hotel from $120 million of operating loss in the main branch in Tokyo. Set in a megabank, this human drama depicts the relationships surrounding Hanzawa such as his personal vendetta against Senior Director Owada to avenge his father’s death, true friendship with his colleagues - Tomari and Kondo, and his family who support him as he battles against a corrupt organization,
Hanzawa fights with enemies inside and outside the bank with his own motto - ‘I believe people are good. But when wronged, I strike back. Payback is double!”
The new dark hero, Naoki Hanzawa stands up against the darkness of the financial world, and gives energy to all the people who fight in the modern society!