Team Batista no EikoPublished on January 14th, 2009.
Do you like Japanese medical dramas? I’ve only seen two of them (Code Blue and Team Batista no Eiko) and I’ve been quite satisfied with both. Code Blue is better in it’s ways, a more famous main cast for example, but there are really good actors in Team Batista no Eiko as well. For example we have Ito Atsushi, the main character, who’s well known from his role in Densha Otoko. There’s also Shirota Yu from Hana Kimi, besides those two the cast was mostly new faces for me.
Team Batista no Eiko is a medical mystery drama, where Taguchi Kohei from the psychosomatic medicine wing of Tojo University Hospital together with Shiratori Keisuke from the Ministry of Health Labor, works as investigators of Team Batista. The team specializes in the Batista procedure which is an heart operation, an operation that has a survival rate of 60%. The reason for the investigation is an ongoing death-roll of patients, the two investigators tries to find the truth behind the recent deaths.
- Title: チーム・バチスタの栄光
- Title (romaji): Team Batista no Eiko
- Format: Renzoku
- Genre: Mystery
- Episodes: 11
- Viewership ratings: 13.2 (Kanto)
- Broadcast networks: Fuji TV, KTV
- Broadcast period: 2008-Oct-14 to 2008-Dec-23
- Air time: Tuesday 22:00
- Theme song: Mamoritai Mono by Aoyama Thelma (青山 テルマ)
I think this is a pretty good drama overall and it’s definitely worth watching if you’re into medical or mystery dramas. If you have any recommendations of medical dramas I’m interested!