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 Chinatsu Tsuboi (46 episodes, 1998-2013)
Kotomi Kyôno ...
 Sawako Tsukahara (37 episodes, 1998-2013)
Yumiko Takahashi ...
 Rie Himukai (37 episodes, 1998-2013)
Keiko Toda ...
 Azusa Tokunaga (37 episodes, 1998-2013)
Atsuko Sakurai ...
 Miyashita Kana (37 episodes, 1998-2013)
Ken Ishiguro ...
 Tomohiro Ukyou / ... (37 episodes, 1998-2013)
Leo Morimoto ...
 Kouji Inoue (37 episodes, 1998-2013)
Katsumi Takahashi ...
 Terasaki (Personnel Department Manager) / ... (37 episodes, 1998-2013)
Mai Hosho ...
 Marubashi Ume (36 episodes, 1998-2002)
Naho Toda ...
 Misono Sugita (36 episodes, 1998-2002)
Kazuyuki Aijima ...
 Eiji Mitamura (35 episodes, 1998-2002)
Isamu Ichikawa ...
 Heikichi Tsuburaya / ... (33 episodes, 1998-2002)
Ikki Sawamura ...
 Shintarou Kamiya (24 episodes, 2000-2002)
Toshihito Itô ...
 Nanicho Nonomura / ... (24 episodes, 1998-2000)
Bokuzô Masana ...
 Kenzo Okano (24 episodes, 2000-2002)
Takeshi Masu ...
 President Maekawa (22 episodes, 2002-2013)
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Tsukahara Sawako, a newcomer in a big company, starts going out with a superior, only to realise that the latter is married. Due to this scandal, she is demoted to Shyomu ni, a department for the hopeless. The department consists of 5 basic members. Tsuboi is the leader of the department's girls. Tokunaga is the money-lover and speaker of the group. Rie is the fortune-teller. Kana is the beautiful target of all men. The last is the incapable department head. You could count the cat(s) in as well! It's such an undisciplined department. While the rest of the company looks down on this department, which provides miscellaneous services such as toiletries and facilities maintenance, Tsuboi leads her girls proudly. She squabbles with anyone who insults the department, and comes up with unorthodox plans to deter those who try to wipe the department out. These "untouchables" even save the company from losses occasionally. Based on an original manga, this 12-episode TV series takes a comical, ... Written by Zhe

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15 April 1998 (Japan)  »

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Power Office Girls  »

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Followed by Shomuni Special 2nd: New Year Drama Special (2000) See more »

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Taiyo wa Shizumenai
Performed by The Alfee
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Hilarious
23 December 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I was lucky to catch Syomuni on FujiTV, and from what I gather, the show is about a band of girls who work in the basement of a huge corporate office building doing janitorial duties. The show plays them like a band of superheroes: Makiko Esumi is the leader of the pack; each girl has her own "personality", they all wear perfectly crisp, matching uniforms and prowl the hallways, battling with the corporate goons of the office. The show is just pure slapstick comedy, with frenetic camerwork that gives it an ultramodern feel. It's one of the funnest series I've ever seen on FujiTV. If only I understood Japanese...


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