- Drama: Bambino!
- Romaji: Bambino!
- Japanese: バンビ～ノ！
- Director: Taro Otani, Ken Murase, Chizu Asai
- Writer: Yoshikazu Okada
- Network: NTV
- Episode: 11
- Genre: Food
- Release Date: April 18-June 27, 2007
- Runtime: Wed. 22:00-22:54
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Shogo Ban (Jun Matsumoto) is a cocky, arrogant and fiercely driven youngster, who aspires to become a first-class chef. After enjoying success as a junior chef back home, Ban is ready to flaunt his skills when he comes to train at the prestigious Trattoria Baccanale in Tokyo, but his pride is shattered upon finding himself completely helpless in the cutting-edge kitchen. Ban is rebuked, beaten and disgraced, but to the surprise of his colleagues, he humbles himself and presses onward with an ever positive attitude. To such a headstrong, fledgling chef is given the nickname, “Bambino” which means “baby” in Italian. The drama “Bambino!” unfolds in the battlegrounds of an intense, fast-paced kitchen. It is a human drama that depicts the wonder of men and women living out their lives in pursuit of excellence and distinction.
|Jun Matsumoto||Karina||Ryuta Sato||Kazuki Kitamura||Hosshan|
|Shogo Ban||Hibino Asuka||Katori Nozomi||Tsukasa Yonamine||Toshio Oda|
|Osamu Mukai||Ayaka Komatsu||Kazue Fukiishi||Kei Yamamoto||Yuki Uchida|
|Masashi Senoo||Kozue Minakawa||Eri Takahashi||Susumu Endo||Miyuki Shishido|
|Kuranosuke Sasaki||Masachika Ichimura|
|Atsushi Kuwabara||Tekkan Shishido|
Additional Cast Members:
- Yusuke Sato – Hiroshi Takanashi
- Chieko Ichikawa
- Keiko Toda – Kyoko Nogami (eps. 5-7)
- Hiroyuki Ikeuchi – Yasuhide Hayama (ep. 7)