This drama recently ended and its now that I remembered it. This drama stars none other that the great KIMURA TAKUYA. For me any drama that has KIMUTAKU in it is worth watching.
Synopsis from dramawiki :
The story begins with the deaths of ruling party’s Fukuoka legislator and his eldest son, his heir apparent, in an accident. It is decided that a by-election will be held, and Kanbayashi Masaichi, the leader of the ruling party, and secretary Miyama Rika conceive the idea of fielding the second son, Asakura Keita, who had been renounced by his father.
After Keita graduated from senior high school, he went on to a university in Nagano because he wanted to live in a place with beautiful stars, and eventually became an elementary school teacher over there. Well-liked by children and satisfied with his beloved star gazing, Keita has no interest in the world of politics. However, at Rika’s persuasion and the pressure of his family, he reluctantly decides to announce his candidacy.
Upon returning to Fukuoka, Keita is given a hearty welcome by supporters. The election strategist, Nirasawa Katsutoshi, arrives there. He is guided by the notion “election is the only permitted legal war” and begins Keita’s election campaign.
This drama is centered on the politics in Japan. I haven’t watched the entire drama yet, in fact I just finished Episode 1 and I like it already.
Look at KimuTaku :
From the teacher who loves to watch the stars
To the inexperienced politician.
In the first episode, Kimura Takuya team up again with Abe Hiroshi (they co acted in the HERO drama). Now, Abe Hiroshi plays an election planner. I cannot forget his line “ELECTION IS THE ONLY WAR PERMITTED BY THE LAW”. And when asked why he became an election planner, he answered, ‘Did you know how many elections occur in Japan in four years - 3700 to 3800.’ Wow! That’s a lot!
I will be finishing the rest of the episodes (nine more to go) after I’m finished with my offline and online task.
Meanwhile if you wanted to view this drama with ENGLISH SUBS you can go toAZNV.