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Guest Maia-chan

Frankly, I like the main actress in the 1st season more ...

Yeah, it's a pity Izumi Inamori couldn't be with the team this time around...

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Asada Ryutaro (35)

Formerly a brilliant surgeon who led the best medical team in MSAP. He was invited by Dr Kato Akira to join Meishin University Medical Hospital. While struggling against the authoritarian hospital system with professors at the top, he saved patients, formed Team Dragon and successfully pulled off a Batista operation, a heart surgery that required a high level of skills. After that, he returned once again to the refugee camps but decided to come back to Japan after receiving an anonymous (e)mail.

Ijyuuin Noboru (28)

A doctor at Meishin University Medical Hospital's Cardiac Surgery department. He met Asada when he was a medical intern and was half-forced to join Team Dragon. He initially resisted but was gradually influenced by Asada, and steadily matured.

Satohara Miki (27)

A gifted nurse who has more outstanding medical knowledge and skills than an ordinary doctor. She worked alongside Asada at Kita Nihon University and MSAP, and joined Team Dragon at Meishin University Medical Hospital. She is deeply attached to Asada but after the team broke up, she decided to remain at Meishin.

Arase Monji (36)

An anesthetist at Meishin University Medical Hospital. A genius anesthetist, he flawlessly managed patients' conditions during surgery. However, he lost sight of his goal after Team Dragon was disbanded.

Fujiyoshi Keisuke (40)

A clinician at Meishin University Medical Hospital's Cardiovascular Medicine department with topnotch skills. He transferred to the hospital in Fukuoka after Team Dragon broke up but like Asada, returns to Meishin due to that (e)mail. However, there is one more reason for Fujiyoshi's return ... ...

Kataoka Kazumi (30)

Medical journalist. She met with an accident in front of Meishin University Medical Hospital and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Her heart had practically stopped but she was miraculously saved by Asada's "hands of God." Impressed by his skills, and in appreciation for saving her life, she persuades Noguchi that Asada must perform the Batista operation on a high risk patient who is 7 months pregnant.

Kirishima Gunji (41)

Formerly Asada's rival when he was in Kita Nihon University. He had the ability to surpass Asada. Professor Noguchi invited Kirishima to Meishin University Medical Hospital as an opposing candidate in the fight for professorship. After the defeat, Kirishima left for America and became a visiting professor at Columbia University.

Kitou Shoko (47)

Kitou quickly had high regard for Asada's surgical skills because she was the professor in charge of Meishin University Medical Hospital ER department. After the success of the Batista operation, she invited Asada to transfer to the hospital's ER department but was rejected. She eventually left the university hospital and became an emeritus professor at Chicago University.

Noguchi Takeo (61)

Once Professor of Meishin University Medical Hospital's Cardiac Surgery department, he was defeated and consequently lost his standing in his bid to let Kirishima step into his shoes while he made an attempt for the president's position. However, he has authority over the personnel issues of all medical department members and comes back as the head of Risk Management in order to rebuild Meishin.

Kihara Takehiko (37)

A doctor at Meishin University Medical Hospital's Cardiac Surgery department. He is a sycophant who typically spends his days reading the professor's expressions. He is envious that his junior, Ijyuuin, was chosen to be a member of Team Dragon.

Iryu 2 Press Conference: http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=DlVHAyOwpAc

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Ep1 Trailer Synopsis (2 h 18 min special)

Team Dragon broke up after the successful completion of Japan’s first Batista operation. Asada once again returned to being a doctor at refugee camps. The number of patients at Meishin University Medical Hospital dropped dramatically with the absence of Team Dragon. Both Kato Akira and Kirishima Gunji, who had fought the professorship battle, left. The members who remained at the hospital, Ijyuuin Noboru and Satohara Miki, not to mention non-member, Kihara Takehiko, have misgivings about the hospital’s management. At that moment, Team Dragon members receive an anonymous email appealing for Meishin’s reorganisation and the team’s reunion. However, Asada is in America, Fujiyoshi is working at a local hospital, Arase is at Meishin but has no drive, and Ijyuuin has doubts about the reunion.

At around the same time, Team Dragon’s old nemesis, Professor Noguchi Takeo returns as the hospital’s Head of Risk Management – with authority over the personnel issues of all medical departments – in order to restructure Meishin. Ijyuuin feels that the reunion is increasingly becoming nothing more than a dream. But Professor Noguchi demotes Professor Egami Akira, who had tried to remove Ijyuuin from Meishin, to an affiliated hospital.

Then, Kataoka Kazumi, who sustained critical injuries from a hit-and-run accident near Meishin, is taken to the hospital’s ER. The ER doctors have been unmotivated since Professor Kitou Shoko left for America and are about to give up on Kataoka when Asada suddenly appears and saves her life. To draw the nation’s attention to Meishin University Medical Hospital’s medical treatment standards, Professor Noguchi suggests a public surgery (a live broadcast of the performance of a surgical operation while questions are taken from the audience of doctors gathered there) to Asada. 

The team’s reunion isn’t a dream. Fujiyoshi also appears before a delighted Ijyuuin and other former members. He has come to place the surgery of Togashi Yukari, a patient with an enlarged heart who had sought his help, in Team Dragon’s hands. As Yukari is seven months pregnant, hospitals had rejected the possibility of her undergoing surgery if she doesn’t give up her baby. However, she absolutely won’t give up a child she had finally conceived after a long period of fertility treatment, and she and her husband, Tsuyoshi, refuse to abort the fetus. Fujiyoshi thinks Asada is the only person capable of performing this operation.

There is no reason for Professor Noguchi to approve this risky operation but Kataoka, who had escaped death because of Asada, persuades Professor Noguchi otherwise.  

Yukari awaits Team Dragon’s surgery at Hokuyou hospital. In the meantime, the date for the public surgery is decided. However, on the eve of the scheduled surgery date, Yukari’s condition abruptly changes. They won’t make it if the public surgery and Yukari’s are held at the same time. Either surgery would be impossible to perform without Asada as the surgeon. Caught in a desperate situation, Asada calls Arase, and promises Fujiyoshi and the rest that he will wrap up the public surgery in 45 minutes and return to Yukari’s side but … …

Guest stars:

Tanaka Minoru as Togashi Tsuyoshi

Ryo as Togashi Yukari

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Karte 1: Revival! Team Dragon!

Team Dragon broke up after the successful completion of Japan’s first Batista operation. Asada once again returned to being a doctor at refugee camps. The number of patients at Meishin University Medical Hospital dropped dramatically with the absence of Team Dragon. Both Kato Akira and Kirishima Gunji, who had fought the professorship battle, left. The members who remained at the hospital, Ijyuuin Noboru and Satohara Miki, not to mention non-member, Kihara Takehiko, have misgivings about the hospital’s management. At that moment, Team Dragon members receive an anonymous email appealing for Meishin’s reorganisation and the team’s reunion. However, Asada is in America, Fujiyoshi is working at a local hospital, Arase is at Meishin but has no drive, and Ijyuuin has doubts about the reunion.

At around the same time, Team Dragon’s old nemesis, Professor Noguchi Takeo returns as the hospital’s Head of Risk Management – with authority over the personnel issues of all medical departments – in order to restructure Meishin. Ijyuuin feels that the reunion is increasingly becoming nothing more than a dream. But Professor Noguchi demotes Professor Egami Akira, who had tried to remove Ijyuuin from Meishin, to an affiliated hospital.

Then, Kataoka Kazumi, who sustained critical injuries from a hit-and-run accident near Meishin, is taken to the hospital’s ER. The ER doctors have been unmotivated since Professor Kitou Shoko left for America and are about to give up on Kataoka when Asada suddenly appears and saves her life. To draw the nation’s attention to Meishin University Medical Hospital’s medical treatment standards, Professor Noguchi suggests a public surgery (a live broadcast of the performance of a surgical operation while questions are taken from the audience of doctors gathered there) to Asada.

The team’s reunion isn’t a dream. Fujiyoshi also appears before a delighted Ijyuuin and other former members. He has come to place the surgery of Togashi Yukari, a patient with an enlarged heart who had sought his help, in Team Dragon’s hands. As Yukari is seven months pregnant, hospitals had rejected the possibility of her undergoing surgery if she doesn’t give up her baby. However, she absolutely won’t give up a child she had finally conceived after a long period of fertility treatment, and she and her husband, Tsuyoshi, refuse to abort the fetus. Fujiyoshi thinks Asada is the only person capable of performing this operation.

There is no reason for Professor Noguchi to approve this risky operation but Kataoka, who had escaped death because of Asada, persuades Professor Noguchi otherwise.  

Yukari awaits Team Dragon’s surgery at Hokuyou hospital. In the meantime, the date for the public surgery is decided. However, on the eve of the scheduled surgery date, Yukari’s condition abruptly changes. They won’t make it if the public surgery and Yukari’s are held at the same time. Either surgery would be impossible to perform without Asada as the surgeon. Caught in a desperate situation, Asada calls Arase, and promises Fujiyoshi and the rest that he will wrap up the public surgery in 45 minutes and return to Yukari’s side.

At the beginning of the public surgery, Asada boldly proclaims to the audience that he will complete it in 45 minutes. Just as Asada is about to wrap up the surgery as he had said he would, the patient's condition turns abnormal. In such an unforeseen circumstance, it was thought that even Asada ... but Asada says he is finishing the surgery as he'd publicly pledged. Kirishima appears. Asada says there'll be a change in surgeon and leaves. Professor Noguchi is unwilling to accept this but the knowledge that the relay of Asada and Kirishima, both splendid surgeons, will be a good draw for Meishin reduces his ill temper.

Asada rushes to Hokuyou hospital. He first delivers the baby by Cesarean section before starting the Batista operation. However, Asada is once again confronted with something unexpected. The newborn baby is ascertained to be suffering from congenital heart disease. If the child isn't operated on immediately, its chances of surviving beyond one week will be extremely low. Pressed to make a decision, Asada entrusts Yukari's surgery to Ijyuuin while he handles the baby.

Ijyuuin steels himself to take charge of his first Batista operation. Asada operates on the baby as he asks Dr Kitou for the procedure. Kirishima performs the public surgery at Asada's request. The three of them get through the difficult heart surgeries.

Newspaper headlines the next day herald Meishin's success in operating on Yukari. Why since Yukari has gone to Hokuyou hospital? A doubtful Ijyuuin learns from Kihara that Meishin and Hokuyou have a business alliance. After hearing that, Ijyuuin realises something. That anonymous email that gathered Team Dragon. The fact that Yukari was introduced to Fujiyoshi. Was everything for this business alliance?

At that moment, Professor Noguchi is in his office drinking in celebration. Before him sits ... Kataoka. Kataoka had identified herself as a medical journalist but is in truth a board member of a foreign investment corporation and now the owner of Hokuyou after its takeover.

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^ thanks for the links :D :D (makes life easier since my BT d/l is so slow)

I resist reading jade_frost's summary because I want to watch it with surprise. I've read so many good comments about the kick off episode of iryu 2 :D And of course the ratings speak for itself :D

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With a run time of two hours, the extended first episode is staggering in scope and ambition, and is quite an exhausting yet riveting one. Wily, old Professor Noguchi is summoned back, reinstated a professor and given supreme authority over all the professors in personnel matters to revive Meishin. There's no love lost between him and Team Dragon but where they were once his enemies, he now embraces them as friends ... ... as long as they serve his purpose to restore Meishin's position as a reputable hosital but how long will he tolerate this thorn in his side? Watching this episode is like welcoming old friends back after a long hiatus. The characters and the atmosphere of the drama continues from where it left off. Dr Kato's absence is attributed to a visiting professorship with UCLA that will take a period of 2-3 years. While the first season dealt with Asada's defiance of the corrupt medical system in order to save lives, the central theme of this sequel is whether money can buy lives. The first episode touched on the objectification of patients and the emphasis on profitability for survival. It's not something new, but it will be interesting to see how the drama answers this question and how Team Dragon members battle the onslaught of this wave.

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Kataoka Kazumi (30)

Director of a foreign investment firm; owner of Hokuyo Hospital. She met with an accident in front of Meishin University Medical Hospital and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Her heart had practically stopped but she was miraculously saved by Asada's "hands of God." Impressed with his skills, and in appreciation for saving her life, she persuades Noguchi that Asada must perform the Batista operation on a high risk patient who is 7 months pregnant. However, that is motivated by her view of medical treatment as business.

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Ep2 Trailer Synopsis

Asada Ryutaro is Professor Noguchi Takeo's trump card for the construction of Meishin Medical City, a large-scale hospital led by a recognised heart transplant facility, three years later. By gathering outstanding doctors around Asada, he aims to raise the hospital's reputation and increase patient numbers. This is the reason why Professor Noguchi has entered into a business alliance with the owner of Hokuyou hospital, Kataoka Kazumi. Kataoka will send outstanding doctors to Meishin, and in turn accept unprofitable patients from Meishin. Eventually, she intends to sacrifice Hokuyou hospital and specialise in medical checkups for the wealthy.

One day, an old patient by the name of Nishizawa Takafumi is escorted to Meishin by his grandson Eita. At the information desk, Nishizawa tells the attendant nurse of his heart disorder but she bluntly says that his examination results won't change no matter how many times he comes to the hospital.

 

However, Fujiyoshi examines Nishizawa. Asada and Ijyuuin join in too and confirm that he has a serious cardiovascular disease. But Professor Noguchi doesn't want anything to do with Nishizawa and rejects his admission. The defiant Asada, Ijyuuin and Fujiyoshi are forced out from Meishin and transferred to Hokuyou.

Other doctors as well as Asada, Ijyuuin and Fujiyoshi are transferred to Hokuyou. Among them are vascular surgeon Toyama Seiji, anesthetist Kodaka Nanami, gastroenterological surgeon Matsudaira Kotaro. They all have some sort of problem ... ...

Guest stars:

Yamamoto Yuusuke as Eita

Muta Teizo as Nishizawa Takafumi

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