NHK BS Premium Drama Special 2020 ~ Shukatsuya


Date: From 10.00 p.m., 26 February 2020
Scriptwriter: Koyama Shota (Shousetsu Ou, Inochi Urimasu, Fukigenna Kajitsu)
Cast: Mizukawa Asami, Kamikawa Shusaku, Shiraishi Sei, Shinoda Ryo, Katayama Ryo, Tanoue Kokichi, Takahashi Ai, Tsuda Kanji, Kato Kazuko, Hashimoto Jun
Synopsis: Rukawa Minori (Mizukawa Asami) works for Fukui University’s accounting division. Although she has been scarred by the breakup with her boyfriend (Katayama Ryo) since university days, she is busy hunting for a husband. Minori is unexpectedly transferred to the Job Search Support Office and her daily life changes drastically. At the Job Search Support Office, she meets an unconventional team of professionals providing job search assistance, led by Kano Hitoshi (Hashimoto Jun) who is nicknamed Shukatsuya. Their policy is to leave no one behind and they keep on assisting students who have not been able to get any informal job offers to the extent of being meddlesome. They discover aptitude through counselling and even organise bus tours to match the students with companies. If any student receives an informal job offer, they enthusiastically celebrate with a decorative banner dropped from the ceiling. Although Minori is turned off by this workplace, she is prodded by Kano and eventually gets immersed in supporting the students. Her biggest hurdle is Ueda Naonari (Kamikawa Shusaku), a student who has given up on looking for a job. In the course of Minori’s struggle to search for a way of life that is just like him, she also begins to re-examine her own lifestyle and goes on a huge offensive.

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