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Downtown Rocket Season 1

10 Episodes TV Drama, Business


A man who once failed to develop a rocket engine takes over a small town factory and succeeds in creating a component that forms the basis of a rocket engine. In fact, it turns out that the technology is crucial to make rockets fly, and the factory finds itself at the mercy of some large corporations developing rockets. A moving story about a small factory president and his employees struggling to protect their company while maintaining their prides as engineers. The show is composed of two parts, Episodes 1 to 5 the “Rocket Segment,” that depict the fight over rocket parts and, Episodes 6 to 10 the “Gaudi Segment,” that deals with issues surrounding life.

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Mainland China, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

Burmese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese




YATSU Hiroyuki


INABA Kazuhiro

Original Story



Episode 1

1h 33m

A small town factory, led by a president who is an engineer, is suddenly sued by a large corporation over a patent infringement.

Episode 2

1h 0m

Tsukuda Manufacturing files a countersuit and starts fighting back.

Episode 3


Company president, Tsukuda, tries to return his company back to its roots of product manufacturing but it causes a divide within the employees.

Episode 4


Tsukuda Manufacturing is thoroughly screened by Teikoku Heavy Industries to determine whether it is a suitable parts supplier (subcontractor).

Episode 5


The decision of whether or not to adopt Tsukuda Manufacturing’s valve system comes to a head as a rocket engine combustion test looms near.

Episode 6


A new twist arrives as Tsukuda Manufacturing pours all of their energy into developing valves for artificial hearts.

Episode 7


The development team of the “Gaudi Project” for artificial heart valves faces a number of obstacles.

Episode 8


The competition for a new valve for rocket engines come to a head.

Episode 9


Tsukuda and his employees band together to save children’s futures.

Episode 10

1h 8m

With the pride of an engineer in his heart, Tsukuda confronts the president of his rival company. Season finale.