Jinsei wa Jojo da

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Kimura, Hamada and Ishida


  • Title: 人生は上々だ
  • Title (romaji): Jinsei wa Jojo da
  • Also known as: Life is Good / Friends in Need
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Action
  • Episodes: 11
  • Viewership ratings: 20.3%
  • Broadcast network: TBS
  • Broadcast period: 1995-Oct-13 to 1995-Dec-22
  • Theme song: Oretachi ni Asu wa Aru by SMAP


Hachiro is a former boxer, now working as a debt collector for a finance company. He is sent to collect money from Kazuma, a former trainee doctor who has fallen on hard times ever since the suicide of his girlfriend. Hachiro pursues Kazuma into a bank, where Kazuma convinces the staff that the debt collector is in fact an armed robber. Although he is falsely arrested, Hachiro develops a liking for the roguish renegade and even offers to help him evade other debt collectors.

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Episode Titles

  • Ep 01: 「罪と罰」
  • Ep 02: 「人間の条件」
  • Ep 03: 「どん底」
  • Ep 04: 「弟よ」
  • Ep 05: 「別離」
  • Ep 06: 「ラストチャンス」
  • Ep 07: 「さようなら」
  • Ep 08: 「栄光と絶望」
  • Ep 09: 「幸福のゆくえ」
  • Ep 10: 「さらば友よ」
  • Ep 11: 「永遠の友」

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