Siddhesh Joshi (Editor)

Team Batista no Eikō

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
6/101 Votes Alchetron
1 Ratings
Rate This

Rate This

Director  Yoshihiro Nakamura
Initial DVD release  August 8, 2008 (Japan)
Country  Japan
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Language  Japanese
Team Batista no Eiko movie poster
Release date  February 9, 2008 (2008-02-09)
Writer  Takeru Kaido (novel), Mitsuharu Makita (screenplay), Hiroshi Saito (screenplay)
Sequel  The Triumphant Return of General Rouge
Cast  Yūko Takeuchi (Kimiko Taguchi), Hiroshi Abe (Keisuke Shiratori), Sei Hiraizumi (Seiichiro Kurosaki), Haruka Igawa (Naomi Otomo), Tetsuji Tamayama
Similar movies  Gaiji Keisatsu, Against All Odds (1984), The Kennedys (2011), Midnight Sun (2006), Crying Freeman (1995)

Team batista no eiko

Team Batista no Eikō (チーム·バチスタの栄光, The Glorious Team Batista) is a Japanese mystery film and television show adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name by Takeru Kaidō. The story revolves around a hospital with a team of doctors known for their success with a type of heart surgery. After a series of failed operations that result in the patient's death, an internal investigation is initiated, led by a doctor named Taguchi and a brash government official. In the original novel the main character Taguchi, was a male doctor in his forties. However, for the film adaptation TBS suggested replacing the character with a young female resulting in Yuko Takeuchi being cast as in the role. For the TV show, Taguchi is a man, with Atsushi Itō playing the role.



Team Batista no Eikō DiscussionTeam Batista no Eiko Ito Atsushi ampShirota Page 1 D

A top notch seven-member team of doctors and nurses known as “Team Batista” are Tojo University Hospital’s pride and joy. The medical team performs a prominent heart surgery known as the Batista Operation which has a normal 60% success rate, but the team has consecutively pulled off twenty six successful surgeries. However, the streak is broken after a string of three procedures end in their patients' deaths. Consequently, an internal investigation is launched with hospital therapist Kohei Taguchi in charge of uncovering the truth behind the incidents. When Taguchi is unable to find any definitive information, the deaths are labeled as unexplainable accidents. The evaluation is subsequently dismissed by Keisuke Shiratori, an investigator with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, who re-launches the investigation on the basis that the deaths were actually murders.


Team Batista no Eikō Team Batista no Eiko Asianluvs

The filmis based on an award-winning novel and its popularity resulted in roughly 25 movie studios and television networks fighting over adaptation rights, in the end TBS won out. The novel was adapted for the screen by Hiroshi Saitō and Mitsuharu Makita. The film began shooting October 7, 2008 and was primarily shot in Tokyo. The Glorious Team Batista was in theaters on February 9, 2008 and became a commercial success, grossing 264 million yen from 284 screens its opening weekend.

Team Batista no Eikō Team Batista The Movie The Portrait of Kerberos AsianWiki

When The Glorious Team Batista was screened at the Udine Far East Film Festival, it received mediocre reviews. Todd Brown of Twitch wrote:

Team Batista no Eikō Team Batista 3 Ariadne no Dangan AsianWiki

"The characters are stock at best, the story arc blandly predictable and the ending drawn out beyond reasonable bounds. The technical end is solid and the performances good enough but the script for this just feels far more like a lengthy episode of prime time network television from the pre-HBO era – much more Murder She Wrote or Matlock than Dexter – than it feels like the feature film – adapted from a popular mystery novel – that it is. Horrible? No, just horribly bland."

Team Batista no Eikō asianwikicomimages338TeamBatistanoEikojpg

Similarly, Ross Chen of Love HK Film wrote:

Team Batista no Eikō Watch Team Batista no Eiko

"...The Glorious Team Batista is a ragingly obvious commercial film, with manufactured characters, drama, and situations that seem ripped from a pulpy bestseller you might find featured in an airport bookstore (Surprise! The film is based on a novel.). This is a big-screen medical thriller built for mainstream audiences, and it seldom delivers anything beyond the required or expected... Regardless, the whole is too glossy and commercial to be anymore more than an average medical thriller suited to undemanding audiences."

Team Batista no Eikō JPSERIES TEAM BATISTA NO EIKO Canon D Boys

A sequel to the film titled The Triumphant Return of General Rouge was released March 7, 2009. The sequel will be adapted from "General Rouge no Gaisen," which is the third book in the same novel series as "Team Batista." Yuko Takeuchi and Hiroshi Abe will reprise their roles, with director Yoshihiro Nakamura also returning. Masato Sakai has been cast as the film's antagonist.


  • Yuko Takeuchi – Kimiko Taguchi
  • Hiroshi Abe – Keisuke Shiratori
  • Koji Kikkawa – Kyoichi Kiryu
  • Hiroyuki Ikeuchi – Ryo Narumi
  • Tetsuji Tamayama – Toshiki Sakai
  • Haruka Igawa – Naomi Otomo
  • Hiromasa Taguchi – Takayuki Haba
  • Naoki Tanaka – Kōichirō Himuro
  • Shiro Sano – Yuji Kakitani
  • Yoko Nogiwa – Makoto Fujiwara
  • Sei Hiraizumi – Seiichiro Kurosaki
  • Jun Kunimura – Gonta Takashina
  • Cast

  • Atsushi Itō – Kōhei Taguchi
  • Tōru Nakamura – Keisuke Shiratori
  • Tsuyoshi Ihara – Kyoichi Kiryu
  • Daisuke Miyagawa – Ryo Narumi
  • Hiroki Suzuki – Toshiki Sakai
  • Yumiko Shaku – Naomi Otomo
  • Masahiro Toda – Takayuki Haba
  • Yū Shirota – Kōichirō Himuro
  • Shingo Tsurumi – Yūji Kakitani
  • Yuko Natori – Makoto Fujiwara
  • Ryuzo Hayashi – Kenta Takashina
  • Mayumi Asaka – Kanako Miyahara
  • Takaaki Enoki – Ichirō Kurosaki
  • Chika Uemura – Kyoko Hoshino
  • Akio Yokoyama – Shuzo Taguchi
  • Risa Saiki – Midori Taguchi
  • Mikeo Ishii – Akane Taguchi
  • Kaoru Okunuki – Kishikawa Marie
  • Houka Kinoshita – Tamotsu Kishikawa
  • References

    Team Batista no Eikō Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    Gaiji Keisatsu
    Haruka Igawa
    Sei Hiraizumi