DRAMA

CHEERING BEAT FOR TOMORROW
Aired on Tuesdays from 9:00-9:54p.m

Story

Based on a novel written by a best-selling author, Kiyoshi Shigematsu, this drama takes you on a heartwarming and tear-jerking journey about an ordinary middle-aged office worker who finds himself getting captivated by the magic of cheerleading while creating unique friendships with the fellow squad members of the young generation despite their age difference.

“Starting today, you are the 58th Captain of the Asunaro Great Pep Squad.” This was the order given from the company president to Daisuke Fujimaki, a 50-year-old trading company employee. Daisuke had prepared himself to be notified a layoff, however, the president’s order instead was for Daisuke to transfer and save the college pep squad on the verge of dissolution. The president himself is an alumni of the college and former member of the pep squad. On the contrary of to their intention, the college administration deems the pep squad as being pre-modern and male-dominated and wants to destroy the team completely. In such attempt, the administration assigns an associate professor who is an authority of feminism as the squad’s advisor to keep a constant eye on their moves and developments.

Cast

Toshiro YANAGIBA
Ayame Goriki
Shunsuke KAZAMA
Mitsuki TAKAHATA
Yuhei OUCHIDA
Marie IITOYO
Momoko KIKUCHI
HONKON 
Takashi SORIMACHI