Legal Heart ~ Inochi no Saiken Bengoshi

Legal Heart

Official Website
www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/legalheart

Broadcast
From 10.00 p.m., Mondays, 22 July 2019

Network
TV Tokyo

Story
Murakoshi Seiichi is a lawyer who rescues small and medium-sized companies that are on the brink of bankruptcy. He runs a small law firm with Nagai Akane as the accountant and Ikeda Shinji as the office worker. Murakoshi tries to impart knowledge to the many people involved – not only management but also employees and their families – to protect their livelihoods, give them courage and hope, and draw out the strength to take the step towards turning around the company. As long as there is just 0.01% of hope, Murakoshi will sometimes use surprisingly legal methods to save people from bankruptcy as he tenaciously faces off with their creditors. One day, the law firm receives a fax from Yamaya Mamoru, the CEO of a fishery company, asking for help. Murakoshi has an intuition that this is an issue concerning lives and immediately goes to meet him. A fish market that used to boast sales of over 10 billion yen, has seen business deteriorate after the entry of a large supermarket nearby and is on the verge of collapse. Despite the circumstances, Murakoshi reassuringly declares to a distressed Yamaya that there is still hope, and proposes a shocking restructuring plan to prevent impact to the region as a whole because of the bankruptcy.

Characters
Sorimachi Takashi as Murakoshi Seiichi
A lawyer with his own practice. He rescues small and medium-sized companies that are on the brink of bankruptcy. A passionate man who does not give up on turning companies around. He has smiles for his clients and will tenaciously face challenges as long as there is even 0.01% of hope. His hobby is making dioramas.

Koike Eiko as Nagai Akane
She is in charge of accounting at Murakoshi Seiichi’s law firm. Although she has a sharp tongue, she loves cats. As Murakoshi’s subordinate, she believes in him no matter what happens and also has a big capacity for accepting things.

Horii Arata as Ikeda Shinji
An officer worker at Murakoshi Seiichi’s law firm. He is studying hard to become a lawyer. However, he failed the bar exam. He is the life of the office with his enthusiasm and earnestness. He constantly works diligently but this sometimes ends up going nowhere.

Wakui Emi as Murakoshi Shoko
Murakoshi Seiichi’s wife. She understands him well and gives kind, reassuring support. She warmly watches over everyone at the law firm, and at times, she even gives unexpected advice to the staff.

Hashizume Isao as Yonekura Masaomi
The head of a large law firm. Murakoshi Seiichi’s teacher. He always brings delicious snacks to the office. He takes care of Murakoshi in various ways and his casual remarks even helps Murakoshi out.

Scriptwriter
Nishiogi Yumie (Joshu Seven, SPEC Series, Tamiou)

Original Work
Inochi no Saiken Bengoshi ~ Kaisha to Kazoku o Ikikaeraseru by Muramatsu Kenichi

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