Date aired: Jul 10, 2013 to Sep 18, 2013
10 years ago an employee at Manpan Corporation, thought to be useless, was demoted to the shomuni (general affairs section 2). That division was considered as "the graveyard for female office ladies," as the ladies were tasked with menial work. Six female employees there including Chinatsu Tsuboi acted according to what they felt was right and didn't follow the company's outdated views of their roles. The women their eventually saved the company and left. 10 years later, Japan finds itself in a long-term economic depression. Companies like Manpan Corporation are restructuring due to the economic climate. Shiori Maruyama was once a promising pole vault athlete, but now works at Manpan Corporation. She isn't good with her work and can't even answer the phone properly. The company views her as useless. Her co-workers leave derogatory comments about her on Twitter and they don't sit near her at company get-togethers. Then, female employees, who act how they want, appear. They are Madoka Minami, Reiko Abe, Misuzu Kojima and Masuyo Fukuda. ~~ Based on the manga "Shomuni" by Hiroyuki Yasuda.
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