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Kurokawa no techô 

Motoko works as a bank clerk by day and a hostess by night. When she finds out that she will lose her bank job, she embezzles a large amount of money and opens a night club in Ginza. Her most valuable possession is a small black notebook.
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Emi Takei ...  Motoko Haraguchi 15 episodes, 2017
Yôsuke Eguchi ...  Tomio Yasujima 14 episodes, 2017
Masato Wada Masato Wada ...  Makino 14 episodes, 2017
Shirô Itô ...  Shoji Hasegawa 14 episodes, 2017
Masanobu Takashima ...  Tsuneo Hashida 13 episodes, 2017
Atsuko Takahata Atsuko Takahata ...  Ichiko Nakaoka 13 episodes, 2017
Eiji Okuda Eiji Okuda ...  Kenji Narabayashi 13 episodes, 2017
Ken'ichi Takitô Ken'ichi Takitô ...  Toru Murai 12 episodes, 2017
Lisa Naitô Lisa Naitô ...  Sumie Shimazaki 11 episodes, 2017
Miki Maya ...  Eiko Iwamura 11 episodes, 2017
Daikichi Sugawara 8 episodes, 2017
Honami Satô Honami Satô 8 episodes, 2017
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Motoko works as a bank clerk by day and a hostess by night. When she finds out that she will lose her bank job, she embezzles a large amount of money and opens a night club in Ginza. Her most valuable possession is a small black notebook.

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A great show
22 September 2017 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

"Kurokawa no techô" revolves around Motoko Haraguchi, a woman that wants to decide her own future and become the number one 'mama' (owner of a kyabakura bar) in Ginza. From moment one the show takes its silly premise with childish glee and develops through eight intense, full of plot twists and surprises episodes to a satisfying ending.

The story, as said, is simple. Motoko Haraguchi is working as a temp in a bank, but she has sights on a better, bigger life. At night she works as a hostess in a bar in Ginza. From between both works she gathers knowledge of some men's shady business and takes her chance to steal some money. With it she opens her own bar in Ginza. But she is not happy with just that.

What follows is a terrific thriller, very entertaining, where Motoko Haraguchi (played perfectly by Emi Takei) has different stand-offs against different powerful and rich men. That they are men is an important point, because there is a clear undercurrent in the show of 'woman against a world dominated by men' theme. Everyone is telling Haraguchi that she should just accept her position in society, in particular, as a woman. But she just won't accept it.

The show overplays its hand more than a couple of times and some actors enjoy munching through their dialogue (Masanobu Takashima being suspect one). But Emi Takei plays her character with so much confidence and sassiness that you will probably forget everyone else sharing the screen with her. Just a little smile or contraction of the eyelids express everything about her character.

The music also helps, with a catchy ending song and an overall great soundtrack. "Kurokawa no techô" is a really good show.


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Japanese

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July 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Leather Notebook See more »

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