Machi Isha Jumbo!!
- Title: 町医者ジャンボ！！
- Title (romaji): Machi Isha Jumbo!!
- Format: Renzoku
- Genre: Medical
- Episodes: 13
- Viewership ratings: 4.62%
- Broadcast network: NTV / YTV
- Broadcast period: 2013-Jul-04 to 2013-Sep-26
- Air time: Thursday 23:58
- Theme song: SURVIVORS feat. DJ MAKIDAI from EXILE by THE SECOND from EXILE
Based on the same-titled manga, this drama is set in the town of Minatocho.
Baba Hospital, the local clinic in a small port town, is closed for business. The clinic’s director Baba Kohei suddenly died and his only daughter Asuka, a nurse of one year, has been desperately searching around for a doctor to be his successor. Then Tsuruta Masayoshi, nicknamed Jumbo, suddenly shows up at Baba Hospital with an emergency patient in tow. He used to work with Asuka's father at the hospital but left town because of some trouble 12 years ago. Although he saves the patient with admirable skill, he is not the fine young man he used to be but has transformed into a greedy, brutish and arrogant person. Furthermore, he is here with Baba's IOU for the 100 million yen he loaned as well as deed to the land and property. To Asuka's shock, Jumbo declares that the clinic is now his, and settles into the position of clinic director on this pretext. Asuka, who adored him in the past, is stunned by the complete change in his behaviour now that they are reunited after 12 years as well as resents his high-handedness. Although they are at odds with each other, Asuka gradually sees with her own eyes that Jumbo is a genuine doctor who not only considers a patient’s position more than anyone else, but also diagnoses difficult-to-treat illnesses that other doctors do not notice. Howevever, what is his true motive for coming back to this town? -- Jdrama Weblog
- Maki Daisuke as Tsuruta Masayoshi
- Kutsuna Shiori as Baba Asuka
- Hatakeyama Tsumugi as young Asuka
- Yoshida Yo as Nagao Chikusa
- Yamaguchi Daichi (山口大地) as Misawa Mitsunari
- Yoo Min as Satonaka Reiko
- Omi Toshinori as Tenryu Ichiro
- Kubo Chukichi (久保酎吉) as Baba Kohei
- Ryosuke Otani (大谷亮介) as Takeshi Nishikawa (ep1)
- Oshima Yoko as Masami Tagawa (ep1)
- Kawabuchi Yoshikazu (川渕良和) as Tsuruta Masayoshi (ep1)
Source: Video Research, Ltd.
- Original work: Machi Isha Jumbo!!(町医者ジャンボ!!) by Koshino Ryo (こしのりょう)
- Scriptwriter: Fukasawa Masaki, Takahashi Miyuki
- Producer: Kitani Toshiki (木谷俊樹)
- Director: Horiguchi Yoshinori (堀口良則), Tanaka Masahiro (田中雅博), Shimizu Mayuki (清水真由美)
- Music: Suehiro Kenichiro