(37?で?者になった僕??修?純情物語?)is a April 10, 2012 - June 19, 2012 TV series directed by Yoshishige Miyake,
Yuta Konno (Tsuyoshi Kusanagi ) works at a food making company, but after an incident, quits his job as a salaryman and decides to enter medical school. By the age of 37, Yutta Konno becomes a doctor. As an intern, he begins to work at a university hospital. Some things seem strange to him, but common in hospitals like poor working conditions & doctors who treat patients as research objects. The reality of his situation begins to set in and Yuta Konno's beliefs are challenged.
The model for the story is a doctor named Kawafuchi Keiichi (52). After graduating from Tokyo University, he spent some time making a living off of pachinko and worked various jobs before becoming a hikikomori (shut-in) for a year. At the age of 30, he decided to enter the medical school at Kyoto University, and he finally became an intern at a university hospital at the age of 37. Kawafuchi wrote an essay-like novel about his experiences in 2002 that sold roughly 100,000 copies. His follow-up book, “Furikaeru na Doctor,” was released in 2011 and is being used as the basis for the drama.