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Series cast summary:
Kin'ya Kitaôji Kin'ya Kitaôji ...  Kiyokazu Kiyota / ... 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Shigeru Izumiya Shigeru Izumiya ...  Shigeo Tachibana / ... 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Kôtarô Shiga Kôtarô Shiga ...  Norio Arimura / ... 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Yumiko Fujita Yumiko Fujita ...  Tomiko 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Masahiro Kômoto Masahiro Kômoto ...  Kenji 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Azusa Mine Azusa Mine ...  Sanae 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Yoshiko Nakada Yoshiko Nakada ...  Yoshie 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Naomi Nishida Naomi Nishida ...  Takako 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Takurô Ôno Takurô Ôno ...  Yuki 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Maika Suzuki Maika Suzuki ...  Rieko 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Noriyoshi Tsumura Noriyoshi Tsumura ...  Kosei 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Kei'ichi Noda Kei'ichi Noda ...  Narration 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Norihiko Sano Norihiko Sano ...  Fujimoto 17 episodes, 2014-2017
Toshi Takeuchi Toshi Takeuchi 17 episodes, 2014-2017
Tomokazu Koshimura Tomokazu Koshimura ...  Cop 16 episodes, 2015-2017
Miyû Yuasa Miyû Yuasa 16 episodes, 2015-2017


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17 January 2014 (Japan) See more »

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A funny comedy about three old men that want to keep their city in peace
28 October 2015 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

Sanbiki no ossan (or Three Old Geezers) is a TV series that has ran for two years on Japanese TV. It's about three 60-year-old men who see their world is changing and they don't seem to be needed any more. One has left his job and is doing part-time in a gaming center, another has left his bar to his son and just hangs around talking to the customers and the third still keeps working, but his daughter, who he raised by himself, is already a grown up, so he feels she doesn't need him anymore. One night, they find themselves helping some random person and end deciding to start doing a night watch to help keeping the city safe.

The series is based on a manga and even if it has some story lines that are developed in its 2 seasons, is basically a "case of the week" TV series. They help the local bookstore when children start stealing manga and books, the son of one of them from being blackmailed, an old friend... The show is funny enough, and the three actors have good chemistry together, making for fun company for 3 quarters of an hour. Some episodes are quite good and others are a little bit lame, but in general the quality is good and shows some aspects of actual Japan that are quite interesting. On the other hand, it is a little bit old- fashioned in its ideology and sometimes treads on a very fine line in that respect. And it's a little bit cheesy, as happens with many Japanese TV series/movies.

But these three old men that won't let the world tell them that they are useless is a good show. And as it's only 16 episodes long, it doesn't overstay its welcome.

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