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Tozai Teito EFG Bank is a mega bank centred on Teito Bank and created by the merger of Tozai Bank, EFG Bank and Teito Bank by the Financial Services Agency. Ever since the merger, those from Teito Bank have taken control and a hierarchy by former financial institution persists within the bank. In the middle of this, a shrewd dealer Katsura Mitsuyoshi has climbed to the position of the forex department’s managing director because his skills are appreciated even though he is not from Teito Bank. On the other hand, Nihei Shohei who comes from the general affairs department of Meikyo Bank, which is the precursor of EFG Bank and ranked lowest in the Tozai Teito EFG Bank, earnestly pushes ahead in his work without yielding to this hierarchy. One day, Tozai Teito EFG Bank is suddenly plunged into a bankruptcy crisis because of the purchase of ultra long-term government bonds in secret talks conducted between the top management of Tozai Teito EFG Bank and bureaucrats of the Financial Services Agency and a simultaneous crash in Japanese government bonds. Together with Nihei, Katsura fights against the foreign funds targeting to acquire Tozai Teito EFG Bank and scheming bureaucrats for the sake of the company’s survival. What will their future be?
Shiina Kippei as Katsura Mitsuyoshi
A managing director of Tozai Teito EFG Bank and a dealer. He is from Tozai Bank. His skills as a dealer is acknowledged and he has climbed to the position of managing director. He is also in charge of Tozai Teito EFG Bank’s asset management. Although he loves a challenge, he puts bank employees above all else and battles for the bank’s survival.
Kiritani Kenta as Nihei Shohei
An assistant general manager of Tozai Teito EFG Bank’s general affairs department. He is from Meikyo Bank. He resists the hierarchy within the bank and has remained in the head office through his responsiveness and popularity. He feels an obligation to his wife Maiko who is so exhausted from the discrimination at the bank that she becomes mentally ill.
Ishibashi Ryo as Gojo Kenji
The Director General of the Financial Services Agency. He has strong ties with politicians and absolute power. His true intentions are shrouded in mystery because it is not easy to grasp what he is thinking. He approaches Saigo Yosuke, the president of Tozai Teito EFG Bank, with a proposal, but … …
Riju Go as Mizuno Shogo
The Vice-Minister of Finance. He is worried about Japan’s financial position and starts to develop a distrust of Gojo Kenji’s thoughts.
Oishi Goro as Saigo Yosuke
The president of Tozai Teito EFG Bank. He is from Teito Bank. He is proud of Teito’s name more than anything else. He is in talks with Gojo Kenji, the Director General of the Financial Services Agency, about a certain matter.
Ogawa Tamaki as Yukawa Tamaki
The owner of a club where Katsura Mitsuyoshi is a regular and his lover. She knows about Katsura’s past and is the only person with whom he will let his guard down and talk to.
Oto Takuma as Oginome Yuji
The chief editor of Chuo Keizai Shimbun. He receives Katsura Mitsuyoshi’s trust and gets all sorts of information. He becomes Katsura’s source of information.
Mega Bank Zetsumetsu Sensou by Hatano Sho
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