Date: From 9.00 p.m., 1 March 2013
Cast: Takeuchi Yuko, Mukai Osamu, Kiritani Mirei, Miyazaki Yoshiko, Triendl Reina, Asakura Erika, Nomura Masumi, Kichise Michiko, Kato Ai, Funakoshi Eiichiro
Synopsis: 32 is an unlucky age for Aizawa Miharu (Takeuchi Yuko), a cabin attendant who works at a major airline. One day, she is ordered to transfer to a new company that the airline has invested in. The new company is Cherries, a low-cost carrier. Although Miharu is shocked, she bounces back with characteristic cheerfulness and decides to work hard. However, on her first day at work, she is taken aback by the grim reality when welcomed by the company president Hoshi Kotaro (Funakoshi Eiichiro) and Kamogawa Takashi (Mukai Osamu) who manages all the departments. With the addition of Miharu, the members of this startup are just three persons. She is bewildered by the extremely hyper Hoshi and the handsome but arrogant Kamogawa. Furthermore, distribution of recruitment leaflets for new cabin attendants on the streets and the clean up of the airline makes Miharu realise that she has been demoted. The trainees Hoshi has hired are all inexperienced: former nurse Enomoto Yuki (Kato Ai), jobless university graduate Kuramochi Tomoka (Kiritani Mirei), 55-year-old former taxi driver Ichinomiya Keiko (Miyazaki Yoshiko), ex-cosmetics salesgirl Sakurada Maria (Triendl Reina), aeroplane enthusiast Mitsuba Ayano (Asakura Erika) and former volleyball player Yamamoto Chizuru (Nomura Masumi). Kamogawa declares that “Passengers are luggage. We are no-frills.” He orders them to clean the inside of the airplane and even work on the ground. Miharu opposes Kamogawa’s approach to complete cost cutting as a low-cost carrier. In response, he tells her to resign if she cannot let go of experience and preconceived notions. Her own experience has not applied to the training and she also isolates herself from the other cabin attendants. One month before Cherries is to go into service, the mass media and related parties are invited to a test flight, but … …
Official Website: www.ntv.co.jp/cherry
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