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Monday, June 16, 2008

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Keita played by Kimura Takuya (Pride, Long Vacation) is introducing Nirasawa played by Abe Hiroshi (Antique, Hero) as his new aide to the four presidential aides. He’ll be taking care of public relations and communications, Hikari played by Kato Rosa (Tokkyu Tanaka San Go, Tsubasa No Oreta Tenshitachi 2) adds that he’ll be helping to serve tea also. After exiting the four aides start making comments about Nirasawa in front of Rika played by Fukatsu Eri (Space Travellers, Saiyuuki) saying that his inexperience in government matches that of the Prime Minster. Then on the TV screen there’s a shot of the American trade representative Harry Bingham, who in Japan to force the Japanese to increase food imports from the United States. Then the scene shifts to the conference where Bingham is pounding on the table making his demands. Kanbayashi Masaichi played by Terao Akira (Yasashii Jikan, Casshern) tells his aide that Keita doesn’t even know that Bingham came to Japan. Rika tells Keita that because a meeting has been cancelled for the following day, he’ll have a rare day off. Keita wants to go on a tour of Tokyo, and visit Beverly Hills Donuts, where the donuts are so good you have to stand in line for them. But Rika informs him that it’ll be too much trouble for security that has to follow him everywhere.

Keita gets better as the Prime Minister each week and it’s really getting to Kanbayashi who is showing his true colors more then ever in this episode, and looks even worse in the previews for next weeks episode. This was an excellent episode funny and smart. I love the scenes later in the episode between Keita and Bingham and I was laughing so hard when Hikari was serving Bingham tea.

Download the English hardsub bit torrent file from the tracker here. Screen caps of the first episode are here.

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Blogger Quy said...

What a funny episode. Abe Horishi's the man. The whole daughter part was hilarious. "Send her away", "Tell her I'm dead" LOL

6/17/2008 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad I found another kindred soul who found this particular episode funny and smart. I thought it was a hilarious episode, but I have found on other forums as well as my friends that they did not particularly care for this episode.

9/16/2008 06:32:00 PM  

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