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Soko Wada (和田聰宏)
下町ロケット 변두리 로켓 下町火箭
140 × 1 ep / 85 min × 2 eps / 75 min × 2 eps / 70 min × 1 ep / 60 min × 6 eps｜Eps 12
Following its smash hit debut in 2015, Downtown Rocket returns for a second season in 2018 furthering the struggles and challenges of Kohei Tsukuda, a former rocket scientist and leader of the Tsukuda Manufacturig Co., a cozy factory in the old part of Tokyo. Having lost his father, Kohei had taken over the firm’s development of a purely domestically-made rocket for a major industrial concern, Teikoku Heavy Industries and their Stardust Project. But when news arrives of a sudden replacement of the Teikoku president, the Stardust Project appears in jeopardy, further compounded by Tsukuda’s loss of a major client, a farm machinery maker, who decides to cancel engine orders.
下町ロケット 변두리 로켓 下町火箭
114 min × 1 ep / 85 min × 1 ep / 75 min × 2 eps / 60 min × 6eps｜10 episodes
Persistence is the key ingredient to achieving a lifelong dream. As a space science researcher, Kohei Tsukuda harbors such a dream. But when his father passes away, he finds himself returning home to take over his a small engine factory located in an old part of town. As the 2nd president of Tsukuda Works, Kohei enjoys moderate success at first, but the company is too cash-strapped to let him pursue the rocket engine of his dreams. Then everything begins to fall apart. He loses his biggest customer, the banks tighten credit and a major manufacturer files a patent infringement suit of $90 million, threatening the livelihoods of his employees and the future of the company. And then one day, a major conglomerate, Teikoku Heavy Industries”, learns of a valve system Kohei’s company has developed and approaches him with an offer of $20 million for its rights. But will it be enough to stave off disaster and keep the dream alive?