Daibinbo Episode 1 RAW

Saegusa Yuzuko is a single mother who is raising two children. On New Year’s Day in 2017, she makes the first visit of the new year to a small shrine in the neighbourhood with her son Shota and daughter Miyu. They make her smile with their earnest prayers and the paper fortune slip predicting that something good is going to happen this year puts her in a happy mood. She drops her high school reunion RSVP into a post box and goes back home. At the same moment, Kakihara Shinichi who runs a law firm, is praying at a big shrine. His paper bag containing money offerings to the gods is bulky. He self-consciously unrolls a paper fortune slip which predicts excellent luck for love and he smiles broadly. When Yuzuko arrives at her apartment, her happy mood vanishes instantly. A large amount of water pours out from her apartment and even the apartment downstairs is flooded. Because this is not covered by insurance and she has to finance the actual costs, the money she had saved up little by little has almost been depleted. Even so, Yuzuko psyches herself that things will be all right if she does her best at work. However, on her first day of work in the new year, there is a commotion outside the office building when she comes to work. A notice that her recruitment agency Dimensions of Humanity, or DOH in short, is ceasing business has been pasted there. Yuzuko is stunned. So is Kase Haruki, her colleague from the sales department whom she knows by sight. The sudden bankruptcy of her company in the wake of the flooding of her house means she has completely lost a total of 3.12 million yen of her in-house deposit. She is practically penniless. Yuzuko puts in an appearance at her high school reunion at the suggestion of her friend Sakurazawa Marie who thinks it is a shortcut to finding a job. Her old friends laugh at how the girl who had once been the school’s beauty has thrown away her pride. Even though she gets an introduction to another job through their connections, it does not go well. Just as Yuzuko is at her wits end, she gets a phone call out of the blue by Kakihara. However, she is the only one who thinks he is a complete stranger. In fact, Kakihara is her former high school classmate. He may not appear dependable from his small build and good-natured appearance, but he is an elite lawyer whose annual income is over 10 billion yen. He has liked Yuzuko since high school days and mustered the courage to get in touch with her after hearing about her situation. Although Kakihara advises that there has to be another side to her company’s bankruptcy, Yuzuko is more concerned about finding employment to support her kids rather than the reason why her life has been thrown into upheaval and ignores him. However, she is struck by Kakihara’s words questioning why she has no misgivings that she has been robbed of her peaceful life with her precious family. His research reveals the possibility that there was a mysterious large sum of money which appears to be part of what triggered the bankruptcy of Yuzuko’s company. As they close in on the truth, they get caught in the dark side of corporate world … …