- Title: ラストホープ
- Title (romaji): Last Hope
- Format: Renzoku
- Genre: Medical suspense drama
- Episodes: 11
- Viewership rating: 10.6% (Kanto)
- Broadcast network: Fuji TV
- Broadcast period: 2013-Jan-15 to 2013-Mar-26
- Air time: Tuesday 21:00
- Theme song: Calling by Arashi
Inspired by the works of Nobel Prize winner Yamanaka Shinya, comes a medical suspense drama that focuses on the cutting-edge medical technology. Set in the infamous Institute of Biomedical Research and Innovation hospital (IBRI), it tells the story of a medical team, that is made up of doctors from different fields of expertise, age-group and career aspirations. They are the last hope for all the terminally ill patients who are sent there. "What does it mean to live?", "What does it mean to save a patient?" and "How far is one supposed to go in the name of medical care?". These are the questions that trouble the team, as they slowly grow as an individual and as a team, helping each other overcome their complexes and their past.
Hatano Takumi is a qualified GP, and had thought of taking over his father's family practise. However, his father has other plans for him, and recommended him to join IBRI instead. Takumi is excellent at diagnosing a patient's illness, but he is considered an eccentric, due to his habit of dropping everything to have a snack on-the-dot at 3 o'clock. Unbeknownst to himself, he actually carries a secret from when he was a kid. When that secret is exposed, what will happen to Takumi? --Fuji TV
- Aiba Masaki as Hatano Takumi
- Tabe Mikako as Tachibana Ayumi / Aitani Kiko
- Takechi Emi (武智恵美) as young Kiko (ep5,11)
- Tanabe Seiichi as Takagi Junji
- Koike Eiko as Ogiwara Yukiyo
- Yamaya Kasumi as young Yukiyo (ep3)
- Kitamura Yukiya as Soejima Masaomi
- Goto Ryota (後藤亮太) as young Masaomi (ep1,6)
- Sakuraba Nanami as Tokita Maki
- Sugawara Daikichi as Kuramoto Shigeru
- Maeda Aki as Uda Tomoko
- Eguchi Noriko as Imai Mai
- Kamio Yu as Saito Kenji
- Kirishima Reika as Saito Hitomi
- Hirata Mitsuru as Hatano Kunio
- Takashima Masahiro as Naruse Tetsuji
- Kohinata Fumiyo as Komaki Toshiaki
- Featured Guests
- Chiharu (ちはる) as Aitani Sawako (ep1-2,5,10-11)
- Ueno Natsuhi as Yoshimi Sae (ep1-4,10-11)
- Sato Eriko as Morita Risako (ep1)
- Sato Yuki as Miyamoto Kosuke (ep1)
- Koichi Mantaro as Sakurai Masahiko (ep2)
- Kojima Fujiko as Sakurai Naho (ep2)
- Fukikoshi Mitsuru as Masuda Kouji (ep2-3)
- Nakamura Ikuji (中村育二) as Sajikihara Tomohiro (ep3,6)
- Konno Mahiru as Yoshino Manami (ep4,7-8)
- Ishida Hikari as Sakazaki Tae (ep4,7-8)
- Ogi Shigemitsu as Omori Shinji (ep5-7,10-11)
- Sakai Maki as Yamazaki Chika (ep5)
- Tsurumi Shingo as Aitani Takayuki (ep5,8,11)
- Takahashi Issei as Saito Takeru (ep6-7,9-11)
- Ishiguro Ken as Shinoda Toshio (ep6)
- Tanimura Mitsuki as Nishimura Kyoko (ep7-8)
- Yamanaka So as Kirino Shunsuke (ep8,11)
- Ishida Takuya as Machida Keisuke (ep9-11)
- Kaname Jun as Machida Shinichi (ep9-11)
- Nakahara Takeo as Machida Kyoichiro (ep9-11)
- Screenwriter: Hamada Hideya
- Producers: Narikawa Hiroaki (成河広明), Furuya Kenji
- Directors: Hayama Hiroki, Ishii Yusuke, Tanimura Masaki
- Music: Ken Arai
|01||I won't let you die, alone...
The last hope for the abandoned patients
|02||If no one will save them, I will...
State of the art medical technology or an utmost challenging surgery
|03||Let's restore the lost hand of God!!
The patient is the genius doctor who let my mother die
|04||Working on the dying heart through state of the art "regenerative tissue engineering"
The doctors who vowed to never give up saves the patients future!!
|05||Please save the baby inside my womb
Following her wish, save the dying mother through state of the art medical technology!!
|06||I'd rather get my sight back than saving my life...
The ultimate decisions the photographer who has 2 months left to live has to make
|07||I want to live life as a normal girl...
The hopeful note that changed the leukemia patient
|08||You are not alone!!
The doctors who will face your disease with you and the hopeful state of the art organ transplant
|09||Sudden change in condition~A major trap behind the state of the art cancer treatment?
Win the fight against the diseases that continuously show up!!
|10||His son's decision...The state of the art transplant surgery that the doctor cannot decide on...
Will he save his father or will he let him go?
|11||Don't worry, I will save you no matter what...
The final decision of the the doctor with fate in his hands
Source: Video Research, Ltd.