These are some of the patients who descend to the basement consulting room of Doctor Ichiro Irabu, an obese, eccentric neurologist with A divorced man angry at his wife finds a painfully prominent outlet in a permanent erection; a model thinks every man on the street is a stalker; an overbearing magazine editor relieves his mid-life crisis by long-distance swimming. These are some of the patients who descend to the basement consulting room of Doctor Ichiro Irabu, an obese, eccentric neurologist with an injection fetish, an Oedipus complex. This collection of five wacky stories has been adapted for TV and the movies in Japan. Hideo Okuda won the prestigious Naoki Prize in
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He is fat and pale skinned, with a fetish for administering injections to patients. Treated as a general nuisance at the School of Medicine, he entered pediatrics soon after graduation. However, due to claims of his tantrums and quarrels with child patients, he switched to psychiatry instead. Doubts remain about his actual grades. Both his parents are fellow members. Due to his failure during an act, he believes his partner is harassing him. He has been played by Masato Sakai in the television drama, Kenji Sakamoto in the stage play and Toshiyuki Morikawa in the animated series.
He suffers from such serious trypanophobia that he cannot use chopsticks and must instead use a spoon at meals. His father of law is the Dean of the School of Medicine, which supposedly could aid in his future employment prospects. He has a type of obsessive-compulsive neurosis that compels him to force any place of tidiness into disarray. He suffered from yips , and he leaves the first team by pretending to have an injured right shoulder.
After relapsing into a continued state of compulsive vomiting from which had previously been cured, she consults psychiatry.
It was released in cinemas in Japan on May 14, It was produced by Fuji Television and broadcast by them on May 27,
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