Date: From 9.00 p.m., 5 April 2016
Cast: Takenouchi Yutaka, Tamayama Tetsuji, Shimizu Fumika, Yamazaki Shigenori, Kiyohara Kaya, Ono Ryo, Kashiwabara Shuji, Takimoto Miori, Masuno Hidetomo (Bakarhythm), Minamisawa Nao, Masu Takeshi, Seino Nana, Maruyama Tomomi, Ukaji Takashi, Matsushige Yutaka, Tsuda Kanji, David Ito
Synopsis: Sentaxi is a marvellous vehicle that lets passengers return to the past. One day, Sentaxi’s driver Edawakare (Takenouchi Yutaka) gets the idea of going to see the mecca of his favourite anime and secretly sets off on a journey to a hot spring area by himself without telling Sakota (Bakarhythm), the manager of his favourite cafe. The special trip puts him in a merry mood, but he encounters passengers with all sorts of problems. Komatani Joe (Tamayama Tetsuji), a veteran pitcher with the professional baseball club Tokyo Bisons, has had fewer games these few years and is on the verge of being sidelined. He has come to the hot spring area with his personal trainer Mukai Kosuke (Ukaji Takashi) to train for the new season but ends up sustaining a serious injury due to an accident. Komatani happens to get into a parked taxi to go to the hospital. But this is the Sentaxi that Edawakare drives. He takes Edawakare’s advice to travel back in time to the past and start over again. After that, Edawakare visits a Japanese inn recommended by the two of them. He ends up taking Kojima Mitsuo (Yamazaki Shigenori) as a passenger. Mitsuo had come here with his fiancee Nito Mio (Takimoto Miori) for a pre-wedding trip, but she suddenly told him that she wants to break their engagement. Why did Mio decide to do this the week before they register their marriage? Mitsuo goes back to the past in order to search for the reason. That night, Kanemoto Yaeko (Shimizu Fumika), a junior high school form teacher, is staying at the inn with assistant form teacher Onodera Akihito (Maruyama Tomomi) for a school excursion. She is informed that her student Ota Mahiro (Kiyohara Kaya) has suddenly vanished from the inn and tells Onodera. Not wanting to create a scene, Kanemoto goes in search of Mahiro together with Edawakare whom she met in the lobby. She travels back in time in Sentaxi an attempt to stop Mahiro’s disappearance. But no matter how many times she tries, Mahiro ends up disappearing. Where is Mahiro and why did she go missing? Then there is Kubota Kengo (Matsushige Yutaka), another guest at the inn who seems like a good-natured man who is fully enjoying the inn. However, he has a melancholic air and his identity is shrouded in mystery. An unexpected thing has happened to him too … … Edawakare helps each of his passengers to make a fresh start, but the isolated stories soon start to become one big incident.
Official Website: www.ktv.jp/sentaxi
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