Title: Good Luck!!
Broadcast dates: 1/19/03 – 3/23/03
Number of episodes: 10
Cast: Kimura Takuya, Tsutsumi Shinichi, Shibasaki Kou, Uchiyama Rina, Kuroki Hitomi
Plot: Shinkai (Kimura) is a co-pilot for All Nippon Airways (ANA). As he strives to become captain, he comes across a variety of people, including the strict Captain Koda (Tsutsumi) and mechanic Ayumi (Shibasaki), that help him achieve his dream.
What is good: The actual piloting parts were interesting.
What is bad: The entire middle section of the series.
Letter rating: D
Yes, I watched another KimuTaku show. Sometimes I think these will kill me.
Once again, parts of the series are awesome. The final two episodes had me hanging on the edge of my seat. (Even though I really knew deep down that Takuya wouldn’t lose.) Unfortunately, out of 10 episodes, at least 6 of them are completely unnecessary. The information has already been given to us but the story takes forever to relay it to the important characters. I would have liked the show better if they took the final two episodes and made those the focus of the show. Instead, we get way too many scenes of Shinkai wandering around the hangars’ metal buildings. I get that Ayumi works there and he wants to see her. But you don’t go wandering around those places!
ARGH. I need a break from KimuTaku for awhile. Hopefully, Oguri Shun will help ease my pain.