Aikotoba wa Yūki

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Aikotoba wa Yūki
GenreDrama, comedy-drama
Written byKōki Mitani
Theme music composerEdward Elgar
Opening themePomp and Circumstance Marches No. 1
Composer(s)Takayuki Hattori
Country of originJapan
Original language(s)Japanese
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes11
Producer(s)Ken Hatano, Jun Shimoyama
Running time54 minutes
Original networkFuji Television
Original releaseJune 6 (2000-06-06) –
September 14, 2000 (2000-09-14)
External links
Official website (Fuji TV)

Aikotoba wa Yūki (合い言葉は勇気, The Password is "Courage") is a Japanese television drama that ran on Fuji Television every Thursday at 10:00 to 10:54 PM from July 6 to September 14, 2000. Its opening theme is "Pomp and Circumstance Marches No. 1", performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

The complete DVD boxset was released on April 20, 2010.[1]


Tomashi village is a small village, well known for its abundance of nature and beautiful surroundings. When a development company called Funamushi plans to build an industrial waste treatment facility in the area, the villagers are unhappy with the effects it will have on the environment, and seek an injunction. The village chief goes to Tokyo and finds a young lawyer to represent them in court, the one lawyer in the city who has actually lived in the village. The man, however, knows of the company's crafty lawyer, Tanomo Aboshi...

Tarō Akihito, a once highly renowned actor who happens to play a lawyer in a TV drama, is mistaken for a real lawyer by the villagers in a freak coincidence. He finally works up his courage to begin the fight, and they convince him to represent them.[2]



Episode list[edit]

Episode # Broadcast date Title Audience rating
#1 July 6, 2000 Leap of Faith (奇跡を呼ぶ男, Kiseki o Yobu Otoko) 15.9%
#2 July 13, 2000 The Worst Saviour (サイテーの救世主, Saitei no Kyūseishu) 12.7%
#3 July 20, 2000 First Victory (初めての勝利, Hajimete no Shōri) 10.8%
#4 July 27, 2000 The Village Headman was Killed! (村長は殺された!, Sonchō wa Korosareta!) 11.0%
#5 August 3, 2000 Declaration of War (宣戦布告, Sensen Fukoku) 11.3%
#6 August 10, 2000 Betrayed Hero (裏切ったヒーロー, Uragitta Hīrō) 7.4%
#7 August 17, 2000 Setting Traps (仕掛けられた罠, Shikakerareta Wana) 10.4%
#8 August 24, 2000 Last Gamble (最後の賭け, Saigo no Kake) 10.1%
#9 August 31, 2000 Falling in Love (恋におちたら, Koi ni Ochitara) 10.3%
#10 September 7, 2000 Last Chance (最後のチャンス, Saigo no Chansu) 10.5%
#11 September 14, 2000 Pomp and Circumstance (威風堂々, Ifūdōdō) 13.3%
Averate ratings


  1. ^ "Sony Music Shop: Aikotoba wa Yūki DVD Box" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-09-25.
  2. ^ "Official website" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-09-25.

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