Ooizumi plays the role of Kikuma Takejirou who works in Wakaba Jidosha which buys technology from the United States and produces cars. Upon seeing how passionate Aichi is about producing domestically-made cars with their own technology, he jumps ship to work at Aichi Jidosha and plays an instrumental role in the company's success. However, the inflation which comes after the war causes cracks between the ex-Wakaba alumni and those who have been in Aichi all this while.
With regard to his character, Ooziumi described Kikuma as someone who gave Aichi Jidosha a hard time and forced them into a corner at times. Being able to work with such a star-studded cast and highly-motivated staff, he felt honoured as an actor who could participate in this drama SP.
Before the drama SP is shown, the director's cut of the original SP will be shown at 7pm on 20 March.
Sources: Oricon / Eiga.com