Old Rookie – EPISODE01-10 [COMPLETE]

  • Drama: The Old Dog, New Tricks? (English title) / Old Rookie
  • Romaji: Old Rookie
  • Japanese: オールドルーキー
  • Director: Yasuharu IshiiHisashi Kimura, Yoshihiro Ito
  • Writer: Yasushi Fukuda
  • Network: TBS
  • Episodes: 10
  • Release Date: June 26 – September 24, 2022
  • Runtime: Sunday 21:00-21:54
  • TV Ratings: 10.4%
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

Ryotaro Shinmachi (Go Ayano) is a 37-year-old professional soccer player. He devoted his life to the sport and he was a member of the national soccer team. After an injury, his play has been in decline. This led to him playing for the J3 League. Now, he is forced to retire as a soccer player. All he knows is soccer, but, at the age of 37, he must find a regular job like other people and work like them. His daughters are extremely proud of him because he plays soccer, so he isn’t able to tell them about his retirement. Ryotaro Shinmachi then finds sports management company Victory. He decides to work there and work hard for the company, but, in his mind, he still has a hard time accepting his playing career is over. He faces a big problem at work.


  1. “The Old Dog, New Tricks?” takes over TBS‘ Sunday 21:00 time slot previously occupied by “My Family” and followed by “Atom’s Last Shot” on October 16, 2022.


Old Rookie-Go Ayano.jpg Old Rookie-Kyoko Yoshine.jpg Old Rookie-Taishi Nakagawa.jpg Old Rookie-Sae Okazaki.jpg Old Rookie-Takahisa Masuda.jpg
Go Ayano Kyoko Yoshine Taishi Nakagawa Sae Okazaki Takahisa Masuda
Ryotaro Shinmachi Toko Fukazawa Takuya Jo Kahori Mazaki Sota Umeyashiki
Old Rookie-Erika Ikuta.jpg Old Rookie-Kurumi Inagaki.jpg Rana Izutani Old Rookie-Katsumi Takahashi.jpg Old Rookie-Nana Eikura.jpg
Erika Ikuta Kurumi Inagaki Rana Izutani Katsumi Takahashi Nana Eikura
Rumi Itoyama Izumi Shinmachi Meisa Shinmachi Goro Katsushika Kanako Shinmachi
Old Rookie-Takashi Sorimachi.jpg
Takashi Sorimachi
Masashi Takayanagi

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