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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sasaki Fusai no Jingi Naki Tatakai 佐々木夫妻の仁義なき戦い Episode 2 Screen Caps

Episode 2 A Counter-Attacking Woman!?
Ritsuko played by Koyuki (Antique, Kimi wa Pet) agrees to take on a divorce case on behalf of her friend Inoki Tetsuo played by Furuta Arata (Saito-san, Tokyo Friends), meanwhile on his mother’s behalf Norimichi played by Inagaki Goro (Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, SMAPxSMAP) takes the case of a woman in a divorce case on his mother’s behalf. In the office Suzuki Megumi played by Sakai Wakana (First Kiss, Enka no Joou) is asking Sakuraba Hajime played by Koide Keisuke (Nodame Cantabile, Oishii Proposal) why Ritsuko and Norimichi are adding to the stress on their marriage by working together. Sakuraba who is smitten with Megumi tells her he thinks there is a reason but he doesn’t know it however he’ll ask.
As I said in the last post I really wanted to like this show, but I have some issues with this second episode. First without spoiling either episode for anyone, the same spouse is mainly responsible for the marital problem in both of these episodes, if that continues it would really hurt the drama, in any relationship neither person is perfect therefore neither would always be in the right. My other issue with the show relates to constant bickering and while the characters are obviously made for each other in the viewer’s eyes if they are going to constantly cause each other so much pain they would be better off getting a divorce. This is the same objection I had to Narita Rikon but Narita Rikon had an added advantage in that the first episode they wed and divorce but through circumstances are forced to continue living together, so Narita’s story was more about reconciliation. However this drama gripes aside, I like both of the characters so well that I’ll continue watching and hoping.

Download the first five RAW video bit torrent files here, the soft subs for the first four episodes here. Screen shots of the first episode here.

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Anonymous Chris said...

Interesting. Did this show just recently start? Koyuki's looking a bit harsh there though.

2/26/2008 05:17:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

@Chris It first aired in Japan on 1/20, but the first episodes English subs were released appropriately enough on Valentines Day.

2/26/2008 07:02:00 PM  

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