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RIKUOH Season 1

10 Episodes TV Drama, Business, Sports


A story of a town factory that manufactures traditional Japanese footwear, “tabi” socks, and their new venture into the development of running shoes. This story, which follows a company president who overcomes numerous difficulties to develop the shoes, and his collaboration with a long-distance runner who faces a career crisis due to an injury, is an exhilarating drama about people who never give up. Starring YAKUSHO Koji, one of Japan’s leading star actors in film and television and the winner of the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival for the film PERFECT DAYS. The role of the lead’s son is played by YAMAZAKI Kento of Netflix’s Alice in Borderland.

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


Episode 1

1h 33m

Kohazeya, a long-established “tabi” socks manufacturer, comes up with the idea of developing running shoes to ensure the company’s survival.

Episode 2

1h 0m

Miyazawa decides to develop shoes and searches hard for an expert in material development to find the ideal fabric for the sole.

Episode 3

1h 0m

A veteran engineer and a young assistant take on the challenge of creating an ideal sole using new materials.

Episode 4


Mogi, a runner recovering from injury, decides to run a race within his club team.

Episode 5

1h 13m

Daichi, the son of the company president, fights to save the company in crisis.

Episode 6


Finally, the Rikuoh debuts at an official race!

Episode 7


A series of accidents plunges the Rikuoh business into crisis.

Episode 8


President Miyazawa, who is participating in an amateur marathon, is faced with a decision about Rikuoh’s business.

Episode 9

1h 9m

Miyazawa’s anguish deepens as company unity is disrupted over the buy-out conversation of the company.

Episode 10

1h 8m

The race that will determine the fate of Rikuoh is about to begin. An emotional series finale.