Team Batista no Eikō (チーム·バチスタの栄光, The Glorious Team Batista) is a Japanese mystery film and television show adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name by Takeru Kaidō. The story revolves around a hospital with a team of doctors known for their success with a type of heart surgery. After a series of failed operations that result in the patient's death, an internal investigation is initiated, led by a doctor named Taguchi and a brash government official. In the original novel the main character Taguchi, was a male doctor in his forties. However, for the film adaptation TBS suggested replacing the character with a young female resulting in Yuko Takeuchi being cast as in the role. For the TV show, Taguchi is a man, with Atsushi Itō playing the role.