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    Upcoming Drama FallSeason 2014


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    Sakura ~ Jiken o Kiku Onna

    Date: From 8.00 p.m., Mondays, 7 July 2014
    Date: From 8.00 p.m., Mondays, 20 October 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriters: Matsumoto Miyako (Inpei Sousa, Kakushou, Fake ~ Kyoto Bijutsu Jiken Emaki), Yamaoka Junpei (GTO (remake) Series, Honey Trap, Power Game)
    Genre: Detective

    Cast: Nakama Yukie, Sato Ryuta, Aijima Kazuyuki, Kino Hana, Ono Takuro, Morioka Yutaka, Suruga Taro, Ayane, Kusabue Mitsuko, Takashima Reiko

    Synopsis: Mizusawa Sakura (Nakama Yukie) is the ultimate “good listener”. In the morning, she hears the voices of listeners as the DJ of a small FM radio network. In the afternoon, she lends a ear to residents’ complaints at the inquiry counter of Komagome Chuo Police Precinct’s Community Safety Division. At night, she obtains information from regular customers at the small restaurant which her grandmother Ume (Kusabue Mitsuko), a former police woman, runs. Once a case occurs, Sakura will hide her identity and go undercover. She is actually a special investigator under the orders of “Iron Lady” Igarashi Kyoko (Takashima Reiko), the chief of the police precinct. Sakura partners the hot-blooded detective Takeuchi Masato (Sato Ryuta) whom she frequently encounters at investigation scenes, and unlocks the mysteries of the cases.

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/sakura2014



    Nobunaga Concerto

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Mondays, 13 October 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Nishida Masafumi (Jikken Keiji Totori Series, Kaibutsu-kun, Yokai Ningen Bemu)
    Original Work: Nobunaga Concerto by Ishii Ayumi
    Genre: Sci-fi

    Cast: Oguri Shun, Shibasaki Kou, Yamada Takayuki, Mukai Osamu

    Synopsis: Saburo (Oguri Shun), an ordinary high school student, travels back in time to the Sengoku era (1549). He encounters a young lord who looks exactly like him and is told, “Be my substitute. I’m the eldest son of the Oda family, Oda Nobunaga.” After the young lord leaves, Saburo is mistaken for Nobunaga by a vassal and taken to the castle. He starts to live as Oda Nobunaga from this day. The young samurai of the Oda family which is merely a minor feudal lord, set out towards the extraordinary dream of unifying the whole country through the power of Saburo. Saburo, a person from modern times who has no experience killing people, does not understand the willingness of the warlords of the Sengoku era to lay down their lives for their family. It is the same for the vassals too. They have had a hard time understanding Nobunaga’s actions ever since the ill-mannered, wilful Saburo took over. Despite this “generation gap across space and time”, they are soon on the brink of achieving their dream … …

    Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/nobunaga-concerto-drama



    Subete ga F ni Naru

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Tuesdays, October 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriters: Kuroiwa Tsutomu (Yorozu Uranai Dokoro Onmyouya e Yokoso, Dinner, Strawberry Night), Oyama Shota (Bitter Blood)
    Original Work: Subete ga F ni Naru by Mori Hiroshi

    Cast: Takei Emi, Ayano Go

    Synopsis: The brilliant, invincible duo of Saikawa Kohei (Ayano Go), a university associate professor in architecture, and his wealthy student Nishizono Moe (Takei Emi) take on bizarre locked room murders and figure out the shocking tricks.

    Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/F



    Sutekina Sentaxi

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Tuesdays, October 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Masuno Hidetomo (Bakarhythm)

    Cast: Takenouchi Yutaka, Masuno Hidetomo (Bakarhythm)

    Synopsis: Edawakare (Takenouchi Yutaka) is the driver of Sentaxi, a marvellous vehicle which is able to take a passenger back to his or her “life’s turning point”. His cool appearance is at odds with his talkative, meddlesome, sweet-toothed character. He gives advice to passengers who are flustered after failing in their life’s choice.

    Website: www.ktv.jp/sentaxi



    Sayonara Watashi

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Tuesdays, 14 October 2014
    Station: NHK
    Scriptwriter: Okada Yoshikazu (Saigo kara Nibanme no Koi Series, Watashi to iu Unmei ni Tsuite, Starman, Kono Hoshi no Koi)

    Cast: Nagasaku Hiromi, Ishida Yuriko, Sato Hitomi, Tanimura Mitsuki, Lily, Omi Toshinori, Fujiki Naohito

    Synopsis: In the autumn of their first year in high school, some incident spurred Tomomi (Nagasaku Hiromi) and Kaoru (Ishida Yuriko) to promise to be friends forever. However, at their present age of 41, the two of them have gone through different lives. Tomomi has built a happy family that everyone envies while Kaoru lives for her career as a movie producer. The differences in their lifestyles have created a distance between them. The two friends meet again for the first time at a class reunion after 20-something years and return to their former closeness. However, Tomomi has one suspicion. Kaoru knows too much about her own family. Is her husband (Fujiki Naohito) and good friend having an affair? When Tomomi gets to the bottom of the matter, an inconceivable fate awaits her and Kaoru. The two of them are at the mercy of a harsh destiny, and before long, they learn what is hidden in each other’s hearts … …

    Website: -



    Onna wa Sore o Yurusanai

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Tuesdays, 21 October 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriters: Takahashi Izumi (Kanata no Ko, Ningen Konchuuki), Shimizu Yukako (Konya wa Kokoro dake Daite, Limit, Yakou Kanransha) 
    Genre: Legal

    Cast: Fukada Kyoko, Terajima Shinobu, Mizobata Junpei, Yoshizawa Hisashi, Kato Masaya, Takenaka Naoto, Matsushige Yutaka

    Synopsis: 31-year-old Iwasaki Urara (Fukada Kyoko) became a lawyer and did a disservice to client because of her own mistake in her first court case. This traumatised her and she gave up being a lawyer. Fretting that she isn’t cut out to be a lawyer, Urara ekes out a living by working part time. She is saddled with a debt of 4 million yen in fees to become a lawyer and her days are empty without purpose in life or work. On the other hand, 41-year-old elite lawyer Ebisawa Rinka (Terajima Shinobu) works for the largest law firm in the industry and is also rumoured to be a candidate for a position at the top. She lives in a high-rise apartment, and likes fine wines and branded goods. Her philosophy is “It’s meaningless if I don’t win” and she often wins cases through high-handed methods. However, the methods that Rinka used in a case becomes evident and she is fired from the law firm. In addition, she is ousted from the bar association and no longer able to stand in a courtroom. She has no choice but to build up confidence in the many court cases she won so that she can win back credibility as a lawyer. Making Urara’s acquaintance by chance, Rinka sets eyes on Urara’s legal qualifications. She makes Urara do her bidding in an attempt to somehow regain her own qualifications. Will the two women be able to grasp happiness both as a lawyer and a female?

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/yurusanai2014



    Time Spiral

    Date: From 11.15 p.m., Tuesdays, 2 September 2014
    Station: NHK BS Premium
    Scriptwriter: Fujii Kiyomi (Take Five, Kuro no Onna Kyoushi)
    Original Work: Tokeru Rasen by Mizumori Eren
    Genre: Sci-fi love mystery

    Cast: Kuroki Meisa, Gackt, Hiraoka Yuta, Taketomi Seika, Akimoto Naomi, Kishimoto Kayoko

    Synopsis: Aizawa Natsuki (Kuroki Meisa) suffered trauma because she was kidnapped when young, but she grew up with the support of her childhood friend Yuki Kentaro (Hiraoka Yuta) and now does physics research at a university. One day, she meets a newly-appointed professor Tatsumi Shuya (Gackt) who has come to the university. From then on, strange things keep happening around Natsuki. And it is no wonder. Shuya is in fact a time traveller who comes and goes between the future and the past. He attempts to hamper Natsuki and Kentaro’s friendship, and entices Natsuki romantically. Natsuki is gradually at his mercy. Before long, the heartrending “predestined relationship” between Natsuki and Shuya, which crosses space and time, is revealed.

    Website: www.nhk.or.jp/drama/timespiral



    Shinya Shokudo Season 3

    Date: From 1.11 a.m., Wednesdays, 22 October 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: -
    Original Work: Shinya Shokudo by Abe Yaro
    Genre: Food

    Cast: Kobayashi Kaoru, Ayata Toshiki, Fuwa Mansaku, Matsushige Yutaka, Mitsuishi Ken

    Synopsis: Set in a nook of a shopping district, the small restaurant which people call Shinya Shokudo only opens late at night from midnight to seven in the morning. Its menu consists of just pork and vegetable miso soup set, beer, sake and shochu. However, the customers still come for the interactions and the owner’s (Kobayashi Kaoru) willingness to cook whatever dish they request, if he can.

    Website: www.meshiya.tv



    Aibou Season 13

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Wednesdays, October 2014 (for two seasons)
    Station: TV Asahi
    Scriptwriter: -
    Genre: Detective

    Cast: Mizutani Yutaka, Narimiya Hiroki, Ishizaka Koji, Matobu Sei

    Synopsis: -

    Website: www.tv-asahi.co.jp/aibou



    Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Wednesdays, October 2014
    Station: NTV
    Scriptwriter: Kaneko Shigeki (Summer Nude, Voice, Puropozu Daisakusen)
    Original Work: Kyouwa Kaisha Yasumimasu by Fujimura Mari
    Genre: Romance

    Cast: Ayase Haruka, Fukushi Sota, Tamaki Hiroshi

    Synopsis: Aoishi Hanae (Ayase Haruka) is a plain, inconspicuous office lady who has had no experience in love and no boyfriend. On her 30th birthday, she happens to end up drinking with Tanokura Yuto (Fukushi Sota), a cool university student nine years her junior who is also a part-timer at her company, on the way home from a welcome party for new employees. Hanae gets drunk. When she wakes up the next morning, she finds a naked Yuto sleeping next to her. She has her first experience and first boyfriend out of the blue. Even when Hanae and Yuto go on to date, it is a daily process of trial and error because everything is a first for Hanae, including an amusement park date, a sleepover, Christmas Eve or a couple’s trip. To complicate matters, she also gets a proposal from Asao Yu (Tamaki Hiroshi), the CEO of an Italian food company who is popular with women, and a love triangle develops.

    Website: www.ntv.co.jp/yasumimasu



    First Class Season 2

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Wednesdays, October 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Oikawa Hironori (Doctors ~ Saikyo no Meii, First Class Season 1)

    Cast: Sawajiri Erika, Kimura Yoshino, Aoyagi Sho, Kurashina Kana, Shishido Kavka, Fuchikami Yasushi, Shinohara Tomoe, Suzuki Chinami, Nakamura Tomoya, Okamoto Keito, Yamaya Kasumi, Yo Kimiko, Ichikawa Miwako, Kojima Hijiri, Tomosaka Rie, Natsuki Mari

    Synopsis: Half a year has passed since Yoshinari Chinami (Sawajiri Erika) rose to the position of editor of her dream fashion magazine First Class and saved it from closing down despite harassment in the editorial department. She has now become an up-and-coming designer in the fashion brand industry. See her transform from “everyone else but me is bad” to “everyone is bad including me”.

    Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/firstclass

    Related: First Class Season 1



    Kasouken no Onna Season 14

    Date: From 7.58 p.m., Thursdays, October 2014
    Station: TV Asahi
    Scriptwriters: Todayama Masashi (Aibou Series), Sakurai Takeharu (Take Five, Aibou Series, Ataru)

    Cast: Sawaguchi Yasuko, Naito Takashi, Wakamura Mayumi, Kazama Toru, Kaneda Akio, Saito Satoru, Osada Seiya, Sakimoto Hiromi, Yamamoto Hikaru, Nishida Ken

    Synopsis: -

    Website: www.tv-asahi.co.jp/kasouken



    Doctor X ~ Gekai Daimon Michiko Season 3

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Thursdays, October 2014
    Station: TV Asahi
    Scriptwriters: Hayashi Makoto (Doctor X Season 2, Strawberry Night, Meitantei Konan), Terada Toshio (Doctor X Season 2, Mayonaka no Panya-san, Kumo no Kaidan), Nakazono Miho (Hanako to Anne, Doctor X Series, Hatsukoi)
    Genre: Medical

    Cast: Yonekura Ryoko, Endo Kenichi, Uchida Yuki, Katsumura Masanobu, Watanabe Ikkei, Makita Sports, Takahashi Kazuya, Kinoshita Takayuki, Naito Risa, Shonozaki Ken, Matsushima Hana, Ito Shiro (guest star), Furuya Ikko (guest star), Nishida Toshiyuki (guest star), Nakao Akira, Ibu Masato, Takahata Atsuko, Kishibe Ittoku, Kitaoji Kinya

    Synopsis: Freelance surgeon Daimon Michiko (Yonekura Ryoko) gets embroiled in an escalating struggle for supremacy between the factions of Totei University Hospital and Saikyo University Hospital which represent Japan’s east and west at the National Medical Care Centre, the most technologically advanced hospital in the country.

    Website: www.tv-asahi.co.jp/doctor-x

    Related: Doctor X ~ Gekai Daimon Michiko Season 2



    Bonkura

    Date: From 8.00 p.m., Thursdays, 16 October 2014
    Station: NHK
    Scriptwriter: Onishi Kenichi (Keiji 110 kg Series, Iryu Sousa Series, Rinjo Series)
    Original Work: Bonkura by Miyabe Miyuki

    Cast: Kishitani Goro, Okunuki Kaoru, Kazama Shunsuke, Musaka Naomasa, Shiga Kotaro, Osugi Ren, Matsuzaka Keiko

    Synopsis: The murder of a greengrocer marks that start of a series of disappearances of the residents of a tenement house. Feeling suspicious about these cases as well as sympathy for the residents, the constable Izutsu Heishiro (Kishitani Goro) starts to investigate the background of the cases on his own. Picking on the wisdom of his nephew Yuminosuke as he searches, Izutsu soon realises that the mystery of a case which occurred 17 years ago lies hidden behind it. The landowner Minatoya Soemon is the one who holds this secret … …

    Website: -



    Mozu Season 2 ~ Maboroshi no Tsubasa

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Thursdays, 16 October 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: Nishi Kosuke (Galileo Season 2, Kagi no Kakatta Heya)
    Original Work: Mozu no Sakebu Yoru & Maboroshi no Tsubasa by Osaka Go

    Cast: Nishijima Hidetoshi, Maki Yoko, Kagawa Teruyuki, Ito Atsushi, Ikematsu Sosuke, Hasegawa Hiroki, Ishida Yuriko, Kohinata Fumiyo, Aoi Yu, Sano Shiro

    Synopsis: Kuraki Naotake (Nishijima Hidetoshi) is the Public Security Division’s ace who lost his beloved wife Chihiro (Ishida Yuriko) in a bombing incident, Osugi Ryota (Kagawa Teruyuki) is the honest to a fault detective who worked his way up the ranks, and Akeboshi Miki (Maki Yoko) is the Public Security officer who holds the key to solve the case. This time, a cross-border conspiracy gets in the way of Kuraki, Osugi and Miki as they challenge more evil. While they fight against an international terrorist organisation, a shocking truth hidden behind peaceful society soon emerges.

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/mozu_tbs

    Related: Mozu Season 1 ~ Mozu no Sakebu Yoru

    Mama to Papa ga Ikiru Riyuu

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Thursdays, November 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: Tatsui Yukari (Strawberry Night, Konkatsu, Shouni Kyuumei)
    Original Work: Watashi, Nyuugan. Otto, Haigan. 39-sai Fuufu de Yomei Senkoku by Gasei

    Cast: Fukiishi Kazue, Aoki Munetaka

    Synopsis: Two years after the birth of her second child, 34-year-old Yoshioka Toko (Fukiishi Kazue) is diagnosed with breast cancer. Furthermore, surgery is not possible because she is terminally ill, but the doctor is not certain of her life expectancy. Toko vows that she will not let illness get the better of her for the sake of her son and daughter and lives a positive life, but at times, she is tormented by a wave of fear and anxiety. A few days later, her husband Kenichi (Aoki Munetaka) is also notified that he has end-stage lung cancer. Despite the short time they have left to live, the Yoshiokas still have dreams. They do not forget humour and how to be a loving family.

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/mamapapa2014



    Dear Sister

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Thursdays, 16 October 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Nakatani Mayumi (Sono Hi no Maeni, Last Cinderella, Water Boys)
    Genre: Love comedy

    Cast: Matsushita Nao, Ishihara Satomi, Iwata Takanori, Hirayama Hiroyuki, Mori Kanna, Horiuchi Keiko, Tanabe Seiichi

    Synopsis: 27-year-old Fukazawa Misaki (Ishihara Satomi) and 29-year-old Hazuki (Matsushita Nao) are sisters who are polar opposites in both lifestyle and personality. Although they would hurt each other’s feelings, they would also make up for each other’s deficiencies. The beautiful Misaki is the typical younger sister who is good at putting on the little girl act. She did not fare well academically but knows how to swim with the tide. After graduating from high school, she left home and went missing. But one day, she suddenly moves into Hazuki’s apartment and behaves with wild abandon. However, Misaki has a secret which she keeps to herself … … Hazuki works at a ward office and has set her sights on an early marriage to her boyfriend who works in the same office. She is the well-organised, fastidious chairperson type, but is a wee bit socially awkward. Hazuki feels that Misaki snatched all their mother’s love in childhood. What will happen now that Misaki has moved in with her? Hazuki actually has a secret which she cannot tell Misaki too. As these two sisters clash while living under the same roof, their values start to change little by little.

    Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/dearsister



    Binta! ~ Bengoshi Jimuin Minowa ga Ai de Kaiketsushimasu

    Date: From 11.59 p.m., Thursdays, 2 October 2014
    Station: NTV
    Scriptwriter: -
    Original Work: Tokko Jimuin Minowa by Ogawa Kei
    Genre: Legal

    Cast: MATSU, Yamaguchi Sayaka, Nishimura Masahiko

    Synopsis: Minowa Bunta (MATSU) is not a lawyer but a new office clerk at a law firm. The former chief of a biker gang, Minowa has neither the educational background nor the refinement but was miraculously employed. He has absolutely no knowledge of the law, but he believes all the problems in the world can be solved with love. He would tackle troubles such as inheritance, divorce, illegal loans, monster parents and neighbours with the “power of love” and “unprecedented actions”.

    Website: www.ytv.co.jp/binta



    Shin Keiji Yoshinaga Seiichi

    Date: From 7.58 p.m., Fridays, October 2014
    Station: TV Tokyo
    Scriptwriters: Tago Akihiro (Keiji Yoshinaga Seiichi, Mori no Asagao, Yasashii Jikan), Hikawa Kayo (GTO (remake) Season 2, Iryu 4, Kyuumei Byoto 24-ji Season 5)
    Genre: Detective

    Cast: Funakoshi Eiichiro, Koizumi Kotaro, Kakizawa Hayato, Nakayama Shinobu, Hirayama Aya, Mano Azusa, Hayashi Yasufumi, Yamada Jundai, Matsuo Satoru, Kasai Kenji

    Synopsis: Yoshinaga Seiichi (Funakoshi Eiichiro) is a detective of the Kanagawa Prefectural Police’s First Investigative Division. He believes “there is no case that cannot be solved” and he never gives up on an investigation. His partner is Kagami Kiichi (Koizumi Kotaro) whose father Takashi was the prefectural police’s legendary detective. Kujo Kazumai (Kakizawa Hayato), a police official who graduated from Tokyo University, is sent to the First Investigative Division. He should have taken the post of Director, but an exception has been made in accordance to his wishes and he is assigned to be a detective out in the field.

    Website: www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/yoshinaga

    Related: Keiji Yoshinaga Seiichi ~ Namida no Jikenbou



    Ooka Echizen Season 2

    Date: From 8.00 p.m., Fridays, 3 October 2014
    Station: NHK
    Scriptwriter: Onishi Nobuyuki (Ooka Echizen Season 1)
    Genre: Period

    Cast: Higashiyama Noriyuki, Katsumura Masanobu, Kuninaka Ryoko, Konda Yoshimasa, Matsubara Chieko, Hira Takehiro, Tsugawa Masahiko

    Synopsis: The reign of the eighth shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune (Hira Takehiro) was notable for the “Ooka Sabaki” which supported the Kyoho Reforms advanced by Yoshimune. Ooka Echizen (Higashiyama Noriyuki), an Edo magistrate, punished evil that brought suffering to the common people, making judicial decisions with humanity and fairness that came to be known as “Ooka Sabaki”. He would go beyond his status and position, and work very hard for the people’s happiness. He was also their pride.

    Website: www.nhk.or.jp/drama/oooka

    Related: Ooka Echizen Season 1



    N no Tame ni

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Fridays, October 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: Okudera Satoko (Yakou Kanransha)
    Original Work: N no Tame ni by Minato Kanae
    Genre: Love mystery
    Cast: Eikura Nana, Kubota Masataka, Kaku Kento, Koide Keisuke, Miura Tomokazu

    Synopsis: University student Sugishita Nozomi (Eikura Nana), Naruse Shinji (Kubota Masataka), Ando Nozomi (Kaku Kento) and Nishizaki Masato (Koide Keisuke) end up coming upon the scene of the murder of the Noguchi couple, because of a plan they had devised. Nishizaki is arrested at the scene and is given a 10-year prison term because of his voluntary confession. 10 years later, Takano Shigeru (Miura Tomokazu), a former police officer who has misgivings about the verdict of this case, starts to pursue the truth. He is convinced that it all began as a result of an incident caused by Nozomi and Naruse on an island in the Seto Inland Sea in the summer 15 years. “They committed a crime at that time. It was for the sake of each N.”

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/Nnotameni



    Kurofuku Monogatari

    Date: From 11.15 p.m., Fridays, October 2014
    Station: TV Asahi
    Scriptwriters: Ouki Shizuka (Karamazov no Kyoudai, Tsugunai, W no Higeki), Yamaura Masahiro (Roosevelt Game, Hard Nut, 35-sai no Koukousei)
    Original Work: Kurofuku Monogatari by Kurashina Ryo

    Cast: Nakajima Kento, Sasaki Nozomi, Yamamoto Yusuke, Kashiwagi Yuki, Nakao Akiyoshi, Yasui Kentaro, Yanagi Shuntaro, Sugimoto Yumi, Yanagi Yurina, Fukuyoshi Marina, Kaneda Ayana, Kurokawa Tomoka, Aiba Hiroki, Nakajima Hiroko, Jinbo Satoshi, Kitamura Yukiya, Kaname Jun, Takenaka Naoto

    Synopsis: Ogawa Akira (Nakajima Kento) is a student who has failed medical school entrance exams twice and is retaking it for a third time. His father (Jinbo Satoshi) is a doctor and his parents yearn for him to enter medical school. One day, he happens to encounter the beautiful hostess Kyoko (Sasaki Nozomi). It is love at first sight for him. Because of this, he goes into the Ikebukuro nightclub where Kyoko is the top hostess, and starts working as a black-suited staff member. Inexperienced in the ways of the world and naive, Akira starts to learn about the harshness of living in the nightlife and begins to change.

    Website: www.tv-asahi.co.jp/kurofuku



    Tamagawa Kuyakusho of The Dead

    Date: From 12.12 a.m., Saturdays, October 2014
    Station: TV Tokyo
    Scriptwriters: Arai Yuka (Arasa-chan, Koibumi Biyori), Akamatsu Yoshimasa (Piece)
    Original Work: Tamagawa Kuyakusho of The Dead by Nagana Yoichi and Toi Ao
    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Hayashi Kento, Hirose Alice, Kaneko Nobuaki, Takahashi Tsutomu, Katagiri Jin, Furutachi Kanji, Toyota Ellie, Tabata Tomoko, Kondo Koen, Chiba Masako, Akabane Shinichi

    Synopsis: 16 years ago, there was an occurrence of zombies in western Mexico. They rapidly spread around the world through the transmission of a virus. The world was thrown into panic with the appearance of the first zombies, but because their movements were slow and they were also feeble, zombies were not commonly perceived to be such a threat and their existence became an everyday affair. In Tamagawa ward in Japan, there is a special welfare division where all the defective staff members from other divisions have been transferred. The primary responsibilities of this division are to manage and capture special insurance subjects (residents carrying the zombie virus or zombified residents). Akaba Shinsuke (Hayashi Kento) is one such staff member, but he is in no way motivated. In his 25 years, he has had no one to call girlfriend and leads an uninspiring life. However, one day, Tachibana Rin (Hirose Alice), a girl with the looks of an idol and skills of a martial artist is assigned as a rookie … …

    Website: www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/official/tamagawa



    Borderline

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Saturdays, 4 October 2014
    Station: NHK
    Scriptwriter: Uda Manabu (Tokyo Airport, Lucky Seven), Kajimoto Emi (Otokomae 2)

    Cast: Koike Teppei, Kakei Toshio, Yamaguchi Makiya, Tokui Yu, Mori Kanna, Maro Akaji, Fujiwara Norika, Hashizume Isao

    Synopsis: Firefighters are always at the borderline. The boundary of the gaping abyss of death close to daily life. They get caught between the words of gratitude and angry rebuke of people. The lives of rescuers and their buddies are in the balance.

    Website: -



    Jigoku Sensei Nube

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Saturdays, October 2014
    Station: NTV
    Scriptwriters: Magy, Sato Yuji
    Original Work: Jigoku Sensei Nube by Makura Sho
    Genre: School

    Cast: Maruyama Ryuhei, Kiritani Mirei, Hayami Mokomichi, Yamamoto Mizuki, Chinen Yuri, Jiyeon, Yuka, Nakagawa Taishi, Yoshizawa Ryo, Sano Gaku, Matsui Airi, Sano Hinako, Mizutani Kaho, Nakamura Yurika, Takatsuki Sara, Makita Sports, Toyama Toshiya, Yamada Shintaro, Shibata Misaki, Sakagami Shinobu, Takahashi Hideki

    Synopsis: Nueno Meisuke (Maruyama Ryuhei) takes up a post at Domori High School. He cares very much for his students but his enthusiasm proves futile. A hopeless teacher who is clumsy, foolish and ridiculed by students. However, there is another side to him. He is the only teacher in Japan with psychic powers because of a devil dwelling in his left hand. When his students are attacked by monsters and evil spirits which take up residence in weak human hearts, he would risk his life to protect them by making use of his left hand.

    Website: www.ntv.co.jp/nube



    Gugu datte Neko de Aru

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Saturdays, 18 October 2014
    Station: WOWOW
    Scriptwriter: Takada Ryo
    Original Work: Gugu datte Neko de Aru by Oshima Yumiko

    Cast: Miyazawa Rie, Kuroki Haru, Nagatsuka Keishi, Nakaoka Souichi, Ichikawa Miwako, Kikuchi Rinko, Iwamatsu Ryo, Tanaka Min

    Synopsis: Kojima Asako (Miyazawa Rie) is a writer of popular manga for teenage girls. While she is facing a looming deadline, Saba, the beloved cat she has lived with for years suddenly dies. Asako is no longer able to draw manga after that and also loses her appetite. At the suggestion of her worried editor Omori (Nagatsuka Keishi), she moves to a new house but her life does not return to what it used to be. One day, when Asako is walking in a park, she comes across a homeless person (Tanaka Min) with a sick kitten. She starts wanting to cure the kitten of its illness and brings it to the hospital without permission … …

    Website: www.wowow.co.jp/dramaw/gou-gou



    Heisei Saru Kani Kassenzu

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Saturdays, 15 November 2014
    Station: WOWOW
    Scriptwriter: Habara Daisuke (Castella, Double Face, Beautiful Rain)
    Original Work: Heisei Saru Kani Kassenzu by Yoshida Shuichi

    Cast: Suzuki Kyoka, Kora Kengo, Hagiwara Masato, Takaoka Saki, Asaka Kodai, Fukuda Ayano, Mine Azusa, Makita Sports, Ikeda Narushi, Chiba Tetsuya, Nakahara Takeo, Ishibashi Renji

    Synopsis: A hit-and-run case occurs at Kabukicho in Tokyo. Hamamoto Junpei (Kora Kengo), a bartender who witnessed the incident, realises that the man who was arrested is a different person from the man who was at the scene. It seems that the real culprit is international cello player Minato Keiji (Hagiwara Masato) and his older brother is taking the rap. Aiming to get rich quick, Junpei and Tomoki (Asaka Kodai), the host he treats as a younger brother, decide to blackmail Minato. But Minato’s manager Yuko (Suzuki Kyoka) stands in their way. Overwhelmed by her presence, Junpei readily admits defeat. On the other hand, Yuko takes interest in Junpei’s character. Junpei is someone impossible to hate and loved by everyone. Soon, a huge evil which is Yuko’s longtime enemy shows up. Because of this unintended meeting of two people who live in different worlds, those around them get involved: Minato; Mizuki, the hostess (Fukuda Ayano) who has come to Tokyo in pursuit of Tomoki; Miki, the proprietress (Takaoka Saki) of the Korean club where Junpei works; Kosaka, Miki’s boyfriend and former gangster (Ikeda Narushi); and Tomoka, Minato’s niece who is a university arts student. An uproar that will shake up Japan begins.

    Website: www.wowow.co.jp/dramaw/sarukani



    Gomenne Seishun

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Sundays, October 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: Kudo Kankuro (Amachan, 11nin mo Iru, Unubore Keiji)
    Genre: School comedy

    Cast: Nishikido Ryo, Mitsushima Hikari, Nagayama Kento, Shigeoka Daiki, Haru, Triendl Reina, Shirasu Jin, Kuroshina Yuina, Morikawa Aoi, Koseki Yuta, Suzuki Takayuki, Yamoto Yuma, Tomiyama Eriko, Hisamatsu Ikumi, Ryusei Ryo, Saito Yuki, Morishita Aiko, Enari Kazuki, Nakamura Shizuka, Hida Yasuhito, Shishido Miwako, Ueki Natto, Sakai Maki, Namase Katsuhisa, Kazama Morio

    Synopsis: 31-year-old Hara Heisuke (Nishikido Ryo) is a teacher at a high school in Shizuoka. He is like most people rather than an exceptional person. But an unfortunate accident which occurred 14 years ago ended up messing up his life. Feeling responsible, he stuck to his hometown and alma mater from then on. Meanwhile, it is decided that the boys school where he works will be merged with a girls school in the same area because of a decline in student numbers next year. Furthermore, a joint cultural festival is to be held as a “trial event” for the merger. Heisuke dedicates himself towards the aim of making the cultural festival a success and overcomes the big fuss that occurs. His hard work finally bears fruit with the great success of the joint cultural festival.

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/gomenne_tbs



    Yuube no Curry, Ashita no Pan

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 5 October 2014
    Station: NHK BS Premium
    Scriptwriter: Kizara Izumi (Nobuta o Produce, Q10)
    Original Work: Yuube no Curry, Ashita no Pan by Kizara Izumi

    Cast: Naka Riisa, Hoshino Gen, Kaga Takeshi, Mizobata Junpei, Mimura, Katagiri Hairi, Kaku Kento, Yoshida Yo, Fukushi Seiji, Ono Yuriko

    Synopsis: Seven years ago, Terayama Kazuki (Hoshino Gen) died of cancer at the young age of 25, leaving behind his wife Tetsuko (Naka Riisa) and father Rentaro (Kaga Takeshi). They live together and are a family, but theirs is a delicate relationship of daughter-in-law and father-in-law with no blood ties. Through the intriguing people Tetsuko comes into contact with who were linked by fate to her kindhearted husband, she is freed from the pain of the loss of a loved one and begins to start life again.

    Website: www.nhk.or.jp/drama/yubecurry



    Kabuka Bouraku

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 19 October 2014
    Station: WOWOW
    Scriptwriter: Yoshimoto Masahiro (Team, Naze Kimi wa Zetsubou to Tatakaeta no ka, Koukousei Restaurant)
    Original Work: Kabuka Bouraku by Ikeido Jun
    Genre: Corporate

    Cast: Oda Yuji, Takashima Masanobu, Seto Koji, Kawashima Umika, Hirayama Hiroyuki, Ryu Raita, Tsuruta Mayu, Itao Itsuji, Ishiguro Ken, Ishibashi Ryo, Endo Kaname, Yajima Kenichi, Aijima Kazuyuki, Iida Kisuke, Oishi Goro, Mori Ren, Sena Jun, Watanabe Ikkei

    Synopsis: At the meeting room of mega bank Shiromizu Bank, there is a heated discussion regarding additional financing for Ippudo, a giant supermarket which is in the throes of corporate restructuring. Bando Hiroshi (Oda Yuji), the credit officer in charge of Ippudo, believes “the important point of a loan is collection” and raises an objection to a loan for Ippudo which has not made efforts to restructure. On the other hand, Ninohe Tetsuya (Takashima Masanobu), the deputy director of planning who fears the aftermath of bankruptcies will extend to the bank, advocates decisive action on loans. Ninohe finds Bando disagreeable and plots to set him up. Meanwhile, a bomb explosion occurs at an Ippudo outlet. The message claiming responsibility for the attack demands the resignation of Ippudo’s autocratic chairman Kazama Kozo (Ryu Raita) and the company’s liquidation. Furthermore, Ippudo receives a threat promising to keep up with the bombings if it does not agree to the demands. Ippudo is apprehensive that its share price will slump and tries to conceal the message. However, Bando, who received a report, is vehemently opposed to this. He thinks that they should make this public in order to prevent the damage from spreading. At the same moment, Yaen Hiromitsu (Itao Itsuji), a detective of the First Investigative Division, starts to regard a youth (Seto Koji) near the scene of the bomb explosion with suspicion … …

    Website: www.wowow.co.jp/dramaw/kabuka



    Show Current Season Summer 2014
    Petero no Souretsu

    Date: From 8.00 p.m., Mondays, 7 July 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: Kamiyama Yumiko (Namonaki Doku, Ooku ~ Arikoto . Iemitsu-hen, Tsumi to Batsu)
    Original Work: Petero no Souretsu by Miyabe Miyuki

    Cast: Koizumi Kotaro

    Synopsis: Sugimura Saburo (Koizumi Kotaro) is an ordinary salaryman married to the daughter of the chairman of Imada business group. It has been two years since he first became involved in various cases at the request of his father-in-law. On the way back from an interview one day, Sugimura encounters a bus hijack by an old person with a gun. The darkness of this country Japan and human nature lurks behind the true motive for the case … …

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/petero2014

    Related: Namonaki Doku



    Hero 2014

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Mondays, July 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Fukuda Yasushi (Doctors Series, Galileo Series, Hero)

    Cast: Kimura Takuya, Kitagawa Keiko, Sugimoto Tetta, Hamada Gaku, Masana Bokuzo, Yoshida Yo, Tanaka Yoji, Katsuya, Matsushige Yutaka, Yashima Norito, Kohinata Fumiyo, Kadono Takuzo

    Synopsis: Kiryuu Kohei (Kimura Takuya) has returned to the Josai branch of the Tokyo Public Prosecutors Office which is now headed by Deputy Public Prosecutor Ushimaru Yutaka (Kadono Takuzo). Kiryuu’s new assistant is the dignified, beautiful but coarse Asagi Chika (Kitagawa Keiko).

    Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/HERO



    GTO (remake) Season 2

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Tuesdays, July 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: -
    Original Work: GTO by Fujisawa Toru

    Cast: AKIRA, Higa Manami, Yamamoto Yusuke, Ono Takehiko, Kazami Shingo, Maruyama Tomomi, Mabuchi Erika, Anami Atsuko, Fujisawa Ayano, Tayama Ryosei, Shirota Yu, Kuroki Hitomi, Matsuoka Mayu, Kikuchi Fuma, Miyoshi Ayaka, Ryusei Ryo, Koshiba Fuka, Katayose Ryota, Sano Reo, Kizaki Yuria, Matsuura Miyabi, Matsui Airi

    Synopsis: Onizuka Eikichi (AKIRA) goes from Meishu Academy in Kichijoji to his alma mater Tsujido High School in his hometown of Shonan. Tsujido High School has gone under the umbrella of Meishu Academy and Onizuka is dispatched on a temporary basis. This time, various difficult problems such as a pregnant female high school student, a truant student who makes light of life, a male stalker and radical images happen to him. Onizuka’s unknown past is also finally revealed as he meets people who know about his past again … …

    Website: www.ktv.jp/gto

    Related: GTO (remake)



    Tokyo Scarlet ~ Keishichou NS Kakari

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Tuesdays, July 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: Iwashita Yuko (Keiji no Manazashi, Kamo, Kyoto e Iku, Sousa Chizu no Onna), Sakurai Takeharu (Aibou Series, Ataru Series), Irie Shingo (Toranaide Kudasai)

    Cast: Mizukawa Asami, Namase Katsuhisa, Sugawara Daikichi, Kimura Midoriko, Nakamura Masatoshi

    Synopsis: The governor of Tokyo is aggravated by an article in an English language magazine which regards it as a problem that there are few female top officials in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police especially its star, the Criminal Investigations Department. In order to erase this negative image overseas, a veteran female detective Demachi Izumi (Kimura Midoriko) is made the head of the First Investigative Division’s new section, and the NS Section is born. However … …

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/to-sca



    Seijo

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Tuesdays, 26 August 2014
    Station: NHK
    Scriptwriter: Omori Mika (Tokyo Bandwagon, Last Dinner, Hungry)

    Cast: Hirosue Ryoko, Nagayama Kento, Renbutsu Misako, Aoyagi Sho, Tsutsui Mariko, Tabata Tomoko, Tanaka Yoji, Nakada Yoshiko, Kishibe Ittoku

    Synopsis: During the summer when he (Nagayama Kento) was 17, his private tutor Ozawa Maria (Hirosue Ryoko), who was then a university student, left him with this last message, “I’ll be your girlfriend after you qualify for university and become an adult.” Then she suddenly disappeared from his life. He still dreams of her sometimes. Even now. 10 years later, they are reunited; she as a serial murder suspect and he as a lawyer. Although his feelings waver between love and contempt, when their bonds are established again, a heartrending, maddening love story begins. Is Maria a wicked woman or a saint?

    Website: -



    Keishichou Sousa Ikka 9-Gakkari Season 9

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Wednesdays, July 2014
    Station: TV Asahi
    Scriptwriter: Fukasawa Masaki (Machi Isha Jumbo, Nobunaga no Chef, GTO (remake)), Manabe Chiaki (Aibou Season 12, Sousa Chizu Onna, Honboshi), Takigawa Akiyo (Shin Keishichou Sousa Ikka 9-Gakkari series), Tokunaga Tomihiko (Team, Aibou Season 7 – 12)

    Cast: Watase Tsunehiko, Inohara Yoshihiko, Hada Michiko, Tsuda Kanji, Fukikoshi Mitsuru, Taguchi Hiromasa, Hara Sachie, Nakagoshi Noriko

    Synopsis: -

    Website: www.tv-asahi.co.jp/9gakari



    Wakamonotachi 2014

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Wednesdays, July 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Muto Shogo (Kazoku Game, Joker, Densha Otoko)
    Original Work: Remake of Wakamonotachi 1966

    Cast: Tsumabuki Satoshi, Eita, Mitsushima Hikari, Emoto Tasuku, Nomura Shuhei, Aoi Yu, Hashimoto Ai, Yoshioka Hidetaka

    Synopsis: The parents of five siblings (Tsumabuki Satoshi, Eita, Mitsushima Hikari, Emoto Tasuku, Nomura Shuhei) died when they were young and they banded together to survive. They sometimes have big quarrels and heated discussions about the contradictions in the world and ideals. Although times have changed, the worries and problems of the young today develop from universal issues such as academic qualifications, employment, restructuring, love and marriage.

    Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/wakamono



    ST ~ Aka to Shiro no Sousa File

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Wednesdays, 16 July 2014
    Station: NTV
    Scriptwriter: Watanabe Yusuke (Honey Trap, Mirai Nikki, Lady ~ Saigo no Hanzai Profile)
    Original Work: ST ~ Keishichou Kagaku Tokusou-han by Konno Bin

    Cast: Fujiwara Tatsuya, Okada Masaki, Shida Mirai, Ashina Sei, Kubota Masataka, Hayashi Kento, Tanaka Tetsushi, Seto Asaka, Watabe Atsuro

    Synopsis: Akagi Samon (Fujiwara Tatsuya) and Yurine Tomohisa (Okada Masaki) of the Scientific Task Force, or ST for short, solve difficult crimes together.

    Website: www.ntv.co.jp/st

    Related: ST ~ Keishichou Kagaku Tokusou-han



    Kodoku no Gurume Season 4

    Date: From 11.58 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 July 2014
    Station: TV Tokyo
    Scriptwriter: -
    Original Work: Kodoku no Gurume by Kusumi Masayuki
    Cast: Matsushige Yutaka

    Synopsis: -

    Website: www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/kodokunogurume



    Nobunaga no Chef Season 2

    Date: From 7.58 p.m., Thursdays, July 2014
    Station: TV Asahi
    Original Work: Nobunaga no Chef by Nishimura Mitsuru

    Cast: Tamamori Yuta, Oikawa Mitsuhiro, Shida Mirai, Gori, Ashina Sei, Ichikawa Sarunosuke, Cunning Takeyama, Kitaro, Masana Bokuzo, Inagaki Goro (guest star), Sasaki Nozomi, Takashima Masanobu, Saito Yuki, Sasano Takashi, David Ito

    Synopsis: French chef Ken (Tamamori Yuta), who went back in time to the Sengoku period and became the personal chef of Oda Nobunaga (Oikawa Mitsuhiro), has regained a part of his lost memory. He learnt the way to return to the present with the help of Akechi Mitsuhide (Inagaki Goro) but did not go back and chose to live as Nobunaga’s chef. Nobunaga’s biggest and strongest enemy, the warlord Takeda Shingen (Takashima Masanobu) and Nobunaga’s official wife Nouhime (Saito Yuki) appear, heralding ups and downs in the relationship of trust between Nobunaga and Ken. And will Mitsuhide cause the Honnoji Incident?

    Website: www.tv-asahi.co.jp/nobunaga

    Related: Nobunaga no Chef Season 1



    Yoshiwara Uradoshin

    Date: From 8.00 p.m., Thursdays, 26 June 2014
    Station: NHK
    Scriptwriter: Ozaki Masaya (Doubles ~ Futari no Keiji, Ume-chan Sensei, Shiroi Haru)
    Original Work: Yoshiwara Uradoshin by Saeki Yasuhide

    Cast: Koide Keisuke, Kanjiya Shihori, Kondo Masaomi

    Synopsis: Kamimori Mikijiro (Koide Keisuke), a low-ranking samurai of Bungo Oka domain, learns about the cruel treatment that his childhood friend Teijo (Kanjiya Shihori), who grew up in the same tenement house, has been receiving at the hands of the family she married into and the two of them run away. They flee their pursuers and after three years wandering in the northern provinces, Mikijiro and Teijo drift to Edo where Edo’s largest pleasure quarters, the Yoshiwara red light district, is. At the Yoshiwara red light district, the Shirobe Club, a band of watchmen led by Shirobei (Kondo Masaomi), have been orchestrating solutions for the various incidents that occur in the pleasure quarters. Mikijiro is hired as a bodyguard while Teijo teaches the prostitutes to read and write. Because Mikijiro now works for the club, the two of them are finally able to find a way out of their nomadic life and days of uncertainty. They have successes and failures against the dark shadows which envelope the women of Yoshiwara.

    Website: -



    Dousousei ~ Hito wa, Sando, Koi o Suru

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Thursdays, July 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: Tabuchi Kumiko (Go ~ Himetachi no Sengoku, Atsuhime)
    Original Work: Dousousei ~ Hito wa, Sando, Koi o Suru by Saimon Fumi

    Cast: Iura Arata, Inamori Izumi, Itaya Yuka, Matsuoka Masahiro

    Synopsis: Yanagi Kenta (Iura Arata) and Kamakura Akehi (Inamori Izumi) as well as Hirono Kaoruko (Itaya Yuka) and Sakurai Ryosuke (Matsuoka Masahiro) meet again at the first class reunion in 25 years. Back when the four of them met at 15, it was the most beautiful time of their lives because life held enormous possibilities. As if in an effort to make up for lost time, they are rapidly drawn to each other. Kenta begins to realise Akehi’s importance to him while Akehi, a mother of three, also starts to defy her violent husband. Meanwhile, Ryosuke and Kaoruko surrender to their mutual passions, but a gap in their feelings arises little by little … … They want to take off with the true love they have found in adulthood. A reality that will not be allowed. The four of them are now 40 years old. They are no longer young, but there is still time for them to start over again. They single-mindedly and earnestly live for this moment, but … …

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/dousousei2014



    Zero no Shinjitsu ~ Kansatsui Matsumoto Mao

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Thursdays, July 2014
    Station: TV Asahi
    Scriptwriter: Oishi Shizuka (Glass no Ie, Otenki no Onesan, Cleopatrana Onnatachi)

    Cast: Takei Emi

    Synopsis: New medical examiner Matsumoto Mao (Takei Emi) has joined the Chuo Medical Examiner’s Office. A beautiful, talented doctor without any relatives, she is proud of her IQ which exceeds 150. She went to America at the age of 10, skipped three grades and studied forensic medicine. An oddball whose only interests are the autopsies and dissections of dead bodies, she also has no friends. As she faces numerous dead bodies each day, she is challenged to find out the cause of death of the mother who abandoned her.

    Website: www.tv-asahi.co.jp/zeroshin



    Hirugao ~ Heijitsu Gogo 3-ji no Koibitotachi

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Thursdays, July 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Inoue Yumiko (Chi no Shio, Kinkyuu Torishirabeshitsu, Pandora Series)

    Cast: Ueto Aya, Kichise Michiko, Saito Takumi, Ito Ayumi, Kinami Haruka, Kinoshita Houka, Fuchikami Yasushi, Suzuki Kosuke, Takahata Atsuko, Kitamura Kazuki

    Synopsis: Housewife Sasamoto Sawa (Ueto Aya) works as a part-time supermarket cashier. One afternoon, she unconsciously pickpockets a lipstick at the supermarket. Takigawa Rikako (Kichise Michiko) sees a part of this. What she proposes is Sawa’s assistance in setting up an alibi for her affair in exchange for her silence on that matter. Sawa obeys the demands of Rikako in order to protect her “happiness” even though she is falling apart emotionally. In the process, she meets high school teacher Kitano Yuichiro (Saito Takumi) and gradually cannot stop thinking about him. Before long, she crosses a line which she should not.

    Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/hirugaoa

    Juui-san, Jiken desuyo

    Date: From 11.59 p.m., Thursdays, 3 July 2014
    Station: NTV
    Scriptwriter: Tanabe Mitsuru (Dinner, Bunshin, Control ~ Hanzai Shinri Sousa

    Cast: Jinnai Takanori, Yoshimoto Miyu, Nogiwa Yoko, Shaku Yumiko (guest star), Honda Miu (guest star)

    Synopsis: Shiba Kentaro (Jinnai Takanori) is a compassionate vet in an old Tokyo neighbourhood. He does not only treat pets but also interferes in the problems of pet owners and struggles to be of help.

    Website: www.ytv.co.jp/shibaken/



    Sailor Fuku to Uchuujin ~ Chikyuu ni Nokotta Saigo no 11-nin

    Date: From 12.59 a.m., Fridays, 27 June 2014
    Station: NTV
    Scriptwriter: Kokami Shoji (Senryokugai Sousakan, Kazoku, Kashimasu)

    Cast: Kadowaki Mugi, Kiriyama Ren, Sudo Risa, Sasai Eisuke, Ikeda Tetsuhiro, Nishio Mari, Nagaoka Takuya, Oshima Yoko

    Synopsis: High school girl Minase Kibou (Kadowaki Mugi) grew up in great comfort. But one day, she suddenly gets mixed up in a crisis of survival for Planet Earth. Kibou wakes up to find herself wearing a sailor suit and lying in a white room. She is in a spaceship?! Planet Earth was hit by a meteorite. All life perished except for 11 people who were saved by an alien. Those on board the spaceship include a man who claims to be a member of the Earth Defence Guard (Kiriyama Ren), a pilot who cannot speak, a pregnant woman (Nishio Mari) near full term and an elementary school student. They are faced with the choice of leaving earth and living with aliens or escaping the spaceship and building a new city on Planet Earth. Who is friend and foe? Does justice exist?

    Website: www.ntv.co.jp/monthly/program/20140626



    Last Doctor ~ Kansatsui Akita no Kenshi Houkoku

    Date: From 7.58 p.m., Fridays, July 2014
    Station: TV Tokyo
    Scriptwriter: Ozaki Masaya (Black President, Doubles, Ume-chan Sensei), Takeda Yuki (Kakushou, Doku, Boku to Star no 99-nichi)

    Cast: Terawaki Yasufumi, Aibu Saki, YOU, Makita Sports, Watanabe Shu, Watanabe Ikkei, Toda Keiko, Ito Shiro

    Synopsis: Yoshizaki Kaoruko (Aibu Saki), who had been a clinician at a university hospital, takes up a post at a medical examiner’s office after she is told by her professor to try to get experience. However, everyone from the supervising doctor Akita Shinya (Terawaki Yasufumi), director Yanagida Shuhei (Ito Shiro) and assistant Yamashita Mieko (Toda Keiko) are all individualistic characters. This does not bode well for the future. Meanwhile, Akita and Kaoruko are put in charge of the dead body of a popular model who fell to her death. The police consider it to be a suicide, but Akita is drawn to a subtle point … …

    Website: www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/official/last_dr.akita



    Kazokugari

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Fridays, July 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: Oishi Shizuka (Glass no Ie, Otenki Oneesan, Cleopatrana Onnatachi), Izumisawa Yoko (Tokubo, Ando Lloyd, Apoyan)
    Original Work: Kazokugari by Tendo Arata

    Cast: Matsuyuki Yasuko, Ito Atsushi, Kitayama Hiromitsu, Mizuno Miki, Shinoda Mariko, Hiraoka Yuta, Yamaguchi Sayaka, Inoue Makio, Akiyama Natsuko, Asada Miyoko, Zaizen Naomi (guest star), Endo Kenichi

    Synopsis: High school teacher Sudo Shunsuke (Ito Atsushi) feels a strong resistance to starting a family with his girlfriend. Assistant Inspector Mamihara Koki’s (Endo Kenichi) heart aches at the end of a journey of a mother and child. Child psychology officer Hisaki Yuko (Matsuyuki Yasuko) who works at a counseling centre for children worries about an abused girl. The case of an assault by a high school girl results in a fateful encounter of the three of them. Bound by tragedy, the eyes of each of the people caught in this torrent are opened to life.

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/kazokugari



    Tokumei Tantei Season 2

    Date: From 11.15 p.m., Fridays, 4 July 2014
    Station: TV Asahi
    Scriptwriter: Takayama Naoya (Keibuho Yabe Kenzo Series, Doubles ~ Futari no Keiji, Tokumei Tantei Season 1), Kamo Yoshinobu (Tokumei Tantei Season 1, Quartet, Keishichou Keizoku Sousa-han)

    Cast: Takahashi Katsunori, Katase Nana, Moritsugu Koji, Yamaguchi Daiichi, Hara Mikie, Tayama Ryosei, Shiba Toshio

    Synopsis: An unnamed detective (Takahashi Katsunori) has his base in an old multi-tenant building with strip clubs at a corner of one of the streets along the Chuo train line. He is a troubleshooter who through the beautiful lawyer Saejima Kyoko (Katase Nana) receives jobs from a succession of beautiful women for the sake of money. This bourbon and jazz loving, unsentimental and tough investigator uses foul language, hates being tied down more than anything, and leads a life free of mobile phones, emails and the internet. Even though he gets cheated, covered in cuts and bruises and stomped on by authority, he never gives up and solely seeks the truth for his clients. He is extremely kind to females and because of that, he frequently gets into unnecessary trouble with women who do not pay.
    Website: www.tv-asahi.co.jp/tokumeitantei

    Related: Tokumei Tantei Season 1



    Aoi Honoo

    Date: From 12.12 a.m., Saturdays, July 2014
    Station: TV Tokyo
    Scriptwriter: Fukuda Yuichi (Watashi no Kiraina Tantei, Tenma-san ga Yuku, Yuusha Yoshihiko Series)
    Original Work: Aoi Honoo by Shimamoto Kazuhiko

    Cast: Yagira Yuya, Yasuda Ken, Muro Tsuyoshi, Nakamura Tomoya

    Synopsis: It is the beginning on the 1980s in Osaka. First-year art college student Honoo Moyuru (Yagira Yuya) is passionate and ambitious about becoming a manga writer. He has misplaced confidence in his own ability, but also an interest in anime and searches for the path he should take. He reaches a decision just before the summer break. It is to bring his manga manuscript to Tokyo publishers. This is the start of a youth of excruciating anguish for Honoo.

    Website: www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/official/aoihonoo/



    Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo N (neo)

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Saturdays, July 2014
    Station: NTV
    Scriptwriter: Takahashi Yuya (35-sai no Koukousei, Perfect Blue, Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri)
    Original Work: Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo by Amagi Seimaru

    Cast: Yamada Ryonosuke, Kawaguchi Haruna, Arioka Daiki, Asari Yosuke, Okamoto Azusa, Hagiwara Riku, Kojima Ayame, Yamaguchi Tomomitsu

    Synopsis: High school student Kindaichi Hajime (Yamada Ryunosuke) solves a variety of difficult cases that he gets entangled in with the deductive powers inherited from his grandfather, the famous detective Kindaichi Kosuke.

    Website: www.ntv.co.jp/kindaichi2014



    Fuyou no Hito ~ Fuji Sanchou no Tsuma

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Saturdays, 26 July 2014
    Station: NHK
    Scriptwriter: Kaneko Arisa (Tightrope no Onna, Haken no Oscar, Ushi ni Negai o)
    Original Work: Fuyou no Hito by Nitta Jiro

    Cast: Matsushima Nao, Sato Ryuta

    Synopsis: In 1895 (Meiji 28), Nonaka Itaru (Sato Ryuta), a commoner who accomplished what was believed to be impossible by climbing Mt Fuji in midwinter, had built a private hut on the mountain’s summit. He headed there to stay alone in the winter so that he could observe the weather even though it might be at the cost of his own life. His wife Chiyoko (Matsushima Nao) was convinced that her husband would certainly die if he was alone. In order to join him, she hid this plan from the people around her, deceived her mother-in-law and did everything possible to finally carry it out. On the summit of Mt Fuji in midwinter – a feat no one had yet achieved, husband and wife battled the cold and altitude sickness as they began their observations … …

    Website: –



    Suikyuu Yankees

    Date: From 11.10 p.m., Saturdays, July 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Tokunaga Yuichi (Umi no Ue no Shinryojo, Keiji 110 kg Series, Tokyo Toy Box), Asakura Keiji (Fukuie Keibuho no Aisatsu)

    Cast: Nakajima Yuto, Yamazaki Kento, Takagi Yuya, Ohara Sakurako

    Synopsis: Inaba Naoya (Nakajima Yuto) has returned to Japan after living overseas, and transferred to Kasumino Technical High School. It is a school attended by some of the area’s silliest fellows and is on the verge of being closed. He feels strongly that “a delinquent is the strongest hero” from early experience, and has romanticised notions about delinquents. Although Naoya spent time abroad, he has been influenced by Japanese manga on delinquents and has grown into a youth with fighting spirit and chivalry. He has returned to Japan in order to spend the third year of high school in the country. Kasumino Technical High School once had the delinquents he wanted to be like in his childhood. However, these delinquents have now disappeared from Japan and in their place are mild delinquents. Naoya is dejected but comes across water polo. The district he has moved to is known as the “water polo town”. Learning that water polo is no-holds barred aquatic martial arts, he challenges the formidable Kitajima Torao (Takagi Yuya) of rival school, Suiran High School. However, he is defeated. Naoya promises himself that he will beat Torao in water polo and come out tops.

    Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/suikyuyankees



    Kinkyori Renai Season Zero

    Date: From 12.50 a.m., Sundays, 20 July 2014
    Station: NTV
    Scriptwriter: Matsuda Yuko (Hanasaki Mai ga Damatteinai, Ghost Mama Sousasen, Misaki Number One)
    Original Work: Kinkyori Renai by Mikimoto Rin

    Cast: Abe Aran, Ishibashi Anna, Kishi Yuta, Adachi Rika, Takahashi Fu, Tajima Shogo, Nagatsuma Reo, Yamachi Mari, Matsukawa Akari, Kuji Akiko, Nagayama Takashi, Yamashita Tomohisa (guest star)

    Synopsis: In high school, Sakurai Haruka (Abe Aran), Mirei (Ishibashi Anna) and Kanata (Kishi Yuta) are good friends whom everyone envies. The three of them believed their relationship would remain like this forever. Then Haruka’s stepsister Ririko (Adachi Rika) suddenly returns from overseas. After several years away, she has become beautiful to the extent that classmates call her “goddess”. Although Haruka has often built walls around other people, Ririko deliberately gets close to him. One night, she barges in all of a sudden and starts to cry against his chest. “I have no where to go. You’ll let me stay here, right?” Haruka is baffled by his pushy stepsister, Mirei secretly loves Haruka and Kanata has become aware of Mirei. The distance between Haruka, Mirei and Kanata who had taken it for granted that they would always be close, starts to change little by little.

    Website: www.ntv.co.jp/kinkyori



    Again!

    Date: July 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: -
    Original Work: Again! by Kubo Mitsuro

    Cast: Fujii Ryusei

    Synopsis: Imamura Kinichiro (Fujii Ryusei) ends high school life with not a single thing; not even friends or memories. After the graduation ceremony, he for some reason goes back in time to the morning of the enrollment ceremony three years ago and has a second chance at high school life. Contrary to Kinichiro’s expectations about the tedium of repeating the three years, the head cheerleader Usami calls out to him and he sets out on a completely new high school life.

    Website: -



    Oyaji no Senaka

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Sundays, July 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriters: Ikehata Shunsaku (Ashio kara Kita Onna, Saka no Ue no Kumo), Inoue Yumiko (Pandora Series, 14-sai no Haha), Okada Yoshikazu (Saigo kara Nibanme no Koi Series, Watashi to iu Unmei ni Tsuite), Kamata Toshio (Last Dinner, Keiji Teinen), Kizara Izumi (Q10, Nobuta o Produce), Kuramoto Sou (Kaze no Garden, Haikei, Chichiuesama), Sakamoto Yuji (Saikou no Rikon, Woman, Hashibe Atsuko (Boku no Ita Jikan, Osozaki Himawari), Mitani Koki (Kiyosu Kaigi, Sutekina Kanashibari), Yamada Taiichi (Arifureta Kiseki)

    Cast: Oizumi Yo, Tamura Masakazu, Matsu Takako, Watase Tsunehiko, Nakamura Kankuro, Yakusho Koji, Mitsushima Hikari, Nishida Toshiyuki

    Synopsis: A 10-part omnibus drama by 10 different scriptwriters on the theme of fathers and their sons and daughters.

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/oyajinosenaka



    Tsui no Sumika

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 20 July 2014
    Station: NHK BS Premium
    Original Work: Tsui no Sumika by Senkawa Tamaki

    Cast: Kiritani Mirei, Okada Yoshinori, Kato Toranosuke, Hiraizumi Sei

    Synopsis: Asakura Tomoko (Kiritani Mirei) obtained her MBA at an American university amd is a rookie reporter for a Tokyo newspaper’s local news desk. Although she is good at numerical expressions, she has not much interest in understanding the feelings of her interview subjects. Furthermore, she has nothing but a lot of pride, and seems to have been branded an unqualified reporter by her superior because of this. In an attempt to overturn this perception, Tomoko decides to do a story on home nursing care based on her memories of her grandfather. However, she gets overwhelmed by the harsh reality and unexpectedly stumbles across a series of unexplained deaths of elderly people receiving such care.

    Website: -



    Soko o Nantoka Season 2

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 3 August 2014
    Station: NHK BS Premium
    Scriptwriter: Imai Masako (Bitter Sugar, Soko o Nantoka), Yokota Rie (Otto no Kanojo, Machi Isha Jumbo, Soko o Nantoka)
    Original Work: Soko o Nantoka by Aso Mikoto

    Cast: Motokariya Yuika, Ichikawa Ennosuke, Megumi, Inoue Yoshio, Watabe Gota, Inoue Waka, Otomo Kohei

    Synopsis: Kaise Rakuko (Motokariya Yuika), the completely hopeless rookie, has reached her third year as a lawyer. Her reliable senior Shoji Hiroaki (Ichikawa Ennosuke) has transferred and the handsome, hotshot lawyer Nishibeppu (Inoue Yoshio) comes into Sugawara Kotaro Law Firm which is in a crisis of survival. However, there are bad rumours about Nishibeppu and he seems to have a secret which he cannot disclose for some reason. What is the real reason Nishibeppu has come to the office? Will Rakuko be able to save Sugawara Kotaro Law Firm?

    Website: www.nhk.or.jp/drama/sokonan

    Related: Soko o Nantoka



    Mozu Season 2 ~ Maboroshi no Tsubasa

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 22 June 2014
    Station: WOWOW
    Scriptwriter: Nishi Kosuke (Galileo Season 2, Kagi no Kakatta Heya)
    Original Work: Mozu no Sakebu Yoru & Maboroshi no Tsubasa by Osaka Go

    Cast: Nishijima Hidetoshi, Maki Yoko, Kagawa Teruyuki, Ito Atsushi, Ikematsu Sosuke, Hasegawa Hiroki, Ishida Yuriko, Kohinata Fumiyo, Aoi Yu, Sano Shiro

    Synopsis: Kuraki Naotake (Nishijima Hidetoshi) is the Public Security Division’s ace who lost his beloved wife Chihiro (Ishida Yuriko) in a bombing incident, Osugi Ryota (Kagawa Teruyuki) is the honest to a fault detective who worked his way up the ranks, and Akeboshi Miki (Maki Yoko) is the Public Security officer who holds the key to solve the case. This time, a cross-border conspiracy gets in the way of Kuraki, Osugi and Miki as they challenge more evil. While they fight against an international terrorist organisation, a shocking truth hidden behind peaceful society soon emerges.

    Website: www.wowow.co.jp/drama/mozu_wowow

    Related: Mozu Season 1 ~ Mozu no Sakebu Yoru



    Henshin

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 27 July 2014
    Station: WOWOW
    Scriptwriter: Yoshida Noriko (Gekiryuu, Naniwa Shonen Tanteidan, Himitsu), Tanabe Mitsuru (Dinner, Bunshin, Control ~ Hanzai Shinri Sousa)
    Original Work: Henshin by Higashino Keigo

    Cast: Kamiki Ryunosuke, Nikado Fumi, Usuda Asami, Watabe Gota, Totsugi Shigeyuki, Makita Sports, Nakao Akiyoshi, Tonesaku Toshihide, Honda Tsubasa, Matsushige Yutaka, Murakami Jun, Ibu Masato

    Synopsis: Naruse Junichi (Kamiki Ryunosuke) makes an honest living working at a factory line while dreaming of being an artist. He treasures the little happiness that has developed between him and his girlfriend Megumi (Nikaido Fumi). But on Christmas Eve, he gets involved in a robbery at a jewellery store he had dropped by with the intention of buying an engagement ring, and sustains a serious head injury as a result. Junichi survives because of the world’s first living brain transplant operation. After his discharge from hospital, he develops a sensitive hearing and violence, and eventually his feelings for Megumi start to be different from the past. Although he is left in the dark about the brain transplant, Junichi realises he is obviously about to change and is seized with fear. On the other hand, Megumi’s feelings for Junichi have remained constant and she wishes that he will return to his former self. She tries to pursue the mystery concealed in the surgery but … …

    Website: www.wowow.co.jp/dramaw/henshin



    Zainin no Uso

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 31 August 2014
    Station: WOWOW
    Scriptwriter: Kaneko Arisa (Tightrope no Onna, Haken no Oscar, Ushi ni Negai o)

    Cast: Ito Hideaki, Takito Kenichi, Kimura Yoshino, Nakamura Aoi, Komoto Masahiro, Kataoka Reiko, Mashima Hidekazu, Emoto Tokio, Shibukawa Kiyohiko, Okunuki Kaoru, Takenaka Naoto, Yajima Kenichi, Tsuda Kanji, Kitami Toshiyuki, Matsushige Yutaka, Tsutsui Michitaka, Nakadai Tatsuya

    Synopsis: Lawyer Kasahara Takuya (Ito Hideaki) comes from behind to win an acquittal for Arimura Hirohito (Emoto Tokio) whom the death penalty was sought on charges of serial rape and murder. The families of the victims and the mass media take out their fury on Kasahara who lodged Arimura’s innocence even though he clearly had the murderous intent and committed the crimes. Kasahara coolly declares that they should blame the law since the court ruling was based on law. On the other hand, lawyer Kusunose Masashi (Takito Kenichi), who was unable to forgive and abandoned the defence of an unremorseful Arimura, has complicated feelings. At that moment, a fatal allergic accident occurs to Aoba Confectionery which is affiliated with Nikkyo Holdings, a massive enterprise led by Haneda Kenzo (Nakadai Tatsuya). Kasahara is asked to defend it and he corners the plaintiff with every possible means. Matsumoto Shogo (Shibukawa Kiyohiko) who has some dirt on Kasahara, shows up and asks for money … …

    Website: www.wowow.co.jp/dramaw/zainin




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    1. Massan (21.30%)
    2. Doctor X Season 3 (20.80%)

    3. Aibou Season 13 (18.40%)
    4. Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu (17.00%)▲ 3 Level
    5. Gunshi Kanbei (15.30%)
    6. Nobunaga Concerto (13.50%)▼ 2 Level
    7. Kasoken no Onna 2014 (12.70%)▼ 1 Level
    8. Subete ga F ni Naru (11.80%)*NEW*
    9. Dear Sister (11.40%)▼ 1 Level
    10. Jigoku Sensei Nube (10.10%)▲ 3 Level

    11. Sakura (9.90%)*NEW*
    12. Sutenki na Sen Taxi (9.70%)▼ 2 Level
    13. N no Tameni (9.30%)▼ 4 Level
    14. Kurofuku Monogatari (9.30%)*NEW*
    15. Borderline (8.50%)▲ 2 Level
    16. First Class Season 2 (8.30%)▼ 5 Level
    17. Bonkura (8.00%)▼ 1 Level
    18. Onna wa Sore o Yurusanai (7.00%)*NEW*
    19. Gomen ne Seishun! (6.70%)▼ 5 Level
    20. Shin Keiji Yoshinaga Seiichi 2 (6.40%)▼ 5 Level
    21. Mozu Season 2 (5.60%)▼ 9 Level
    22. Sayonara Watashi (5.10%)▼ 4 Level
    23. Binta! (4.10%)▼ 4 Level
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    2. Higanbana (11.30%)
    3. Kouiki Keisatsu 5 (10.80%)
    4. Akai Reikyusha Episode 34 (9.90%)
    5. Tsumatachi no Shinkansen (7.30%)
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    White Lab ~ Keishichou Tokubetsu Kagaku Sousahan


    Show Details

    Date: From 8.00 p.m., Mondays, 14 April 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: Masumoto Takuya (Kodomo Keishi, Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo)

    Cast: Kitamura Kazuki, Miyasako Hiroyuki, Yabu Kota, Tanihara Shosuke, Wakui Emi

    Synopsis: The scientific criminal investigation team, White Lab, is a new unit established within the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division because of the need to swiftly capture criminals of violent crimes with hard evidence. It possesses the knowledge of the crime lab and the investigative authority of First Investigative Division. The core members of the White Lab are former scientist Ichinose Satoshi (Kitamura Kazuki) who solves difficult cases with unique investigation methods; Honda Masayuki (Tanihara Shosuke) who goes by the nickname “human lie detector”; and former crime lab ace Okunuki Toru (Miyasako Hiroyuki). Each of them have different personalities as well as areas of speciality, but respect each other and work together to crack cases.

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/white-lab


    Gokuaku Ganbo


    Show Details

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Mondays, April 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Izumi Yoshihiro (Kurokochi, Tokkan, Nankyoku Tairiku)
    Original Work: Gokuaku Ganbo by Tajima Takashi

    Cast: Ono Machiko, Shiina Kippei, Miura Shohei, Naka Riisa, Kobayashi Kaoru, Takeuchi Riki, Itao Itsuji, Miura Tomokazu

    Synopsis: When Kanzaki Kaoru (Ono Machiko) was young, her family’s okonomiyaki shop went bankrupt and grew up in poverty. Then her parents passed away. After she graduated from junior high school, she drift from one job to the next and managed to save 1 million yen. However, she is conned by her colleague (Miura Shohei). This saddles her with heavy debt from Kaneko Chiaki (Miura Tomokazu) of Koshimizu Management Consultants, a specialist at fixing problems without the intervention of the police and lawyers. Plunged into the underworld where betrayals and jumping the gun on each other are constants, Kaoru tries to claw her way up from the pits with her fighting instincts.

    Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/ganbo


    Bitter Blood


    Show Details

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Tuesdays, April 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Oyama Shota
    Original Work: Bitter Blood by Shizukui Shusuke

    Cast: Watabe Atsuro, Sato Takeru, Kutsuna Shiori, Fukikoshi Mitsuru, Tanaka Tetsushi, Minagawa Sarutoki, KEIJI, Takahashi Katsumi

    Synopsis: Rookie detective Sawara Natsuki (Sato Takeru) has not met his father Shimao Akimura (Watabe Atsuro) since his parents divorced when he was 13. The relationship between father and son is the worst possible. However, Natsuki gets assigned to the Criminal Affairs Division at Ginza Police Precinct where his father is, and of all things, the two of them are made partners under team leader Kagiyama Kensuke (Takahashi Katsumi).

    Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/BitterBlood


    Black President


    Show Details

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Tuesdays, April 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Ozaki Masaya (Doubles, Kazoku Houtei, Shiroi Haru)

    Cast: Sawamura Ikki, Kuroki Meisa, Kuninaka Ryoko, Kadowaki Mugi, Nagase Tasuku, Takada Sho, Takatsuki Sara, Sawabe Yu, Aoki Sayaka, Nagai Masaru, Shirakawa Yumi

    Synopsis: Mitamura Yukio (Sawamura Ikki) is the founder and president of a rapidly growing apparel company. However, it is actually a company that exploits its employees. Mitamura places priority on the company’s profits and has been overworking his employees but he sees nothing wrong. Instead he believes that hard work is necessary to achieve results. Therefore, demanding work is justified. He does not think his beloved company exploits its employees. Mitamura has delegated work to his subordinates and has time to enroll in a university to study company management from the basics. This is where he meets a new lecturer Akiyama Kyoko (Kuroki Meisa). Although he feels attracted to the intellectual Kyoko, the complete differences in their environment and way of thinking results in frequent clashes. Then there are the young people (Kadowaki Mugi, Nagase Tasuku, Takada Sho, Takatsuki Sara) called the “pressure-free generation”. Mitamura looks down on this bunch who would never get a job with his own company. But in an unexpected turn of events, he has interactions with these university students, and because of that, he gets inspired and learns a lot of things. On the other hand, the attempt to oust Mitamura is gathering strength within his company. Mitamura himself soon realises that his company exploits its employees and a power struggle begins inside.

    Website: -


    Naruyouni Narusa Season 2


    Show Details

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Tuesdays, April 2014
    Station: TBS

    Scriptwriter: Hashida Sugako (Japanese Americans, Wataru Seken Oni Bakari Series)

    Cast: Tachi Hiroshi, Asano Atsuko, Shida Mirai (guest star), Yasuda Shota (guest star), Konno Mahiru (guest star), Watanabe Misako, Minamisawa Nao, Ino Kei, Izumi Pinko
    Synopsis: After the three sons of Nagashima Daigo (Tachi Hiroshi) and Aya (Asano Atsuko) got married and led independent lives, Aya retrofitted the kitchen and living room and started a restaurant. Cafe Restaurant Aya has been thriving and Daigo also finds time between work to help out. With former employees Uchida Yoko (Shida Mirai), Otake Noboru (Yasuda Shota) and Nakatsu Eri (Konno Mahiru) moving on to new lives, Aya takes in Nakano Kyoko (Minamisawa Nao), an unemployed graduate with an attitude problem, and Togawa Tatsu (Watanabe Misako) a customer who has no money to pay for what she has eaten and has no where to go too. However, Tatsu is skilled at cooking and customer service, and Aya is secretly glad that she came. Then Noboru comes to the restaurant with his junior Okumura Ryo (Ino Kei) in tow. Ryo has dropped out of university but does not have a job. Even his parents have given up on him. He is dressed like youngsters these days and has pink highlights in his blond hair too. It is not only Ryo’s hairstyle but also his inappropriate attitude in an eating establishment that shocks Aya and the rest. The Nagashima family will again be rocked by another set of employees with issues … …

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/naruyouninarusa
    Related: Naruyouni Narusa Season 1


    Shinkaishaku, Nihonshi


    Show Details

    Date: From 1.11 a.m., Wednesdays, 30 April 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: Fukuda Yuichi (Watashi no Kiraina Tantei, Tenma-san ga Yuku, Yuusha Yoshihiko Series)

    Cast: Muro Tsuyoshi

    Synopsis: The truths of great men that cannot be talked about in Japanese history textbooks get new interpretations.

    Website: www.shin-reki.com


    Team ~ Keishichou Tokubetsu Hanzai Sousa Honbu


    Show Details

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Wednesdays, April 2014
    Station: TV Asahi
    Scriptwriter: Yoshimoto Masahiro (Koukousei Restaurant, Keishichou Keizoku Sousa-han)

    Cast: Ozawa Yukiyoshi, Tanabe Seiichi, Tsukamoto Takashi, Kamio Yu, Watanabe Ikkei, Nishida Toshiyuki

    Synopsis: Saku Shingo (Ozawa Yukiyoshi) is a non-career police officer but rose to become a director at an unusually young age. He is one of only 10 directors in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division. Directors are the ones that take command of investigation task forces which are set up when major crimes such as murder and kidnapping take place. An investigation task force gathers some 40 – 100 investigators from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, the police precinct concerned and neighbouring precincts. A director is the leader at an investigation scene who manages this hastily assembled group and is required to come up with a solid investigation plan. Aloof and hard to figure out, Saku is a man who carries out his duties dispassionately. But he has a firm sense of justice and sense of mission.

    Website: www.tv-asahi.co.jp/team


    Smoking Gun ~ Ketteiteki Shouko


    Show Details

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Wednesdays, April 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: -
    Original Work: Smoking Gun ~ Minkan Kasouken Chousain Nagareda Enishi by Yokumaku Tomohiro

    Cast: Katori Shingo, Nishiuchi Mariya, Nakayama Yuma, Ando Tamae, Hamada Kokone, Kurashina Kana, Suzuki Honami, Issey Ogata, Tanihara Shosuke

    Synopsis: Private forensic researcher Nagareda Enishi (Katori Shingo) is usually very sluggish as well as sloppy, and always aloof. However, his entire demeanour changes once he is at a scene and his skills as a forensic researcher are topnotch. He stands up for the disadvantaged by using science and technology to uncover conclusive evidence and solve trivial civil cases which the police will not handle such as adultery, molest and stalking. Enishi used to be a member of the Research Institute of Forensic Science and was called an ace, but he now belongs to Chiyoda Forensic Science Institute due to some incident.

    Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/SMOKINGGUN


    Hanasaki Mai ga Damattenai


    Show Details

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Wednesdays, April 2014
    Station: NTV
    Scriptwriter: Egashira Michiru (Otto no Kanojo, Naniwa Shonen Tanteidan, Gokusen Series)
    Original Work: Fushouji and Ginkou Soumu Tokumei by Ikeido Jun

    Cast: Anne, Kamikawa Takaya, Namase Katsuhisa

    Synopsis: Hanasaki Mai (Anne) is a bank employee with no status or power. However, her personality is such that she will bluntly tell even her superiors “This is wrong” if something is incorrect. In her job, she goes around to branch offices where problems such as missing money, information leaks and loan troubles crop up and settles the incidents and scandals with Soma Ken (Kamikawa Takaya), her superior and a veteran bank employee who has dropped off the career track. Mai does not care who the other party she is standing up to is, if this is for the sake of the distressed and vulnerable that cannot say, “This is wrong”.

    Website: www.ntv.co.jp/hanasakimai


    Ore no Dandyism


    Show Details

    Date: From 11.58 p.m., Wednesdays, 16 April 2014
    Station: TV Tokyo
    Scriptwriter: Horita Nobu (Real Dasshutsu Game)

    Cast: Takito Kenichi, Ishibashi Anna, Maekawa Yasuyuki, Panzetta Girolamo, Moriguchi Yoko

    Synopsis: 41-year-old section manager Danta Ichiro (Takito Kenichi) hears a new hire Miyamoto Minami (Ishibashi Anna), whom he secretly likes, remark that she prefers dandies. Resolving to become one, he reads every male fashion magazine he can lay his hands on. He is struggling hard with a rather questionable course in dandyism when he discovers ‘Madam M’, an intriguing shop which deals in the whole range of articles for gentlemen. The mysterious female shop owner Miyuki (Moriguchi Yoko) kindly teaches him about the history of the merchandise, her extensive knowledge and the latest popular lineup. Danta instinctively fantasises himself garbed in these items on a date with Minami, and then proceeds to make a purchase. However, he does not know that Minami has a secret.

    Website: www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/official/dandyism


    Keiji 110 kg Season 2


    Show Details

    Date: From 7.58 p.m., Thursdays, April 2014
    Station: TV Asahi
    Scriptwriter: Onishi Kenichi (Keiji 110 kg Season 1, Iryu Sousa Series, Rinjo Series), Ishihara Buryu (Keiji 110 kg Season 1, Hanchou Series), Morosawa Kazuyuki (Shiawase ni Naritai, Attack No. 1), Tokunaga Yuichi (Umi no Ue no Shinryoujo, Detarame Hero, Keiji 110 kg Season 1)

    Cast: Ishizuka Hidehiko, Nakamura Shunsuke, Ishimaru Kenjiro, Jinnai Sho, Hoshino Mari, Inoue Waka, Takahata Atsuko

    Synopsis: Hanazawa Taro (Ishizuka Hidehiko) is now a detective of a special unit of Kyoto Prefectural Police’s First Investigative Division. Unconcerned about being a novice in investigations, he uses his physique and smile to get close to people and search the inner recesses of their hearts. He quickly identifies discrepancies and solves cases. There were times in his first year as a detective when he failed and had regrets, but he has increasingly honed his acumen and powers of deduction through interactions with all sorts of suspects. He figures out the criminal faster than anyone else and investigates someone from a perspective that no one notices.

    Website: www.tv-asahi.co.jp/110kg


    Ginnikan


    Show Details

    Date: From 8.00 p.m., Thursdays, 10 April 2014
    Station: NHK
    Scriptwriter: Moriwaki Kyoko (Last Dinner, Dandan), Okamoto Takaya
    Original Work: Ginnikan by Takada Kaoru

    Cast: Hayashi Kento, Matsuoka Mayu, Ashida Mana, Ishiguro Ken, Kazama Shunsuke, Shiomi Sansei, Tsugawa Masahiko

    Synopsis: At the merchant town of Osaka Tenma, Matsuyoshi (Hayashi Kento) loses his father, a former samurai, in an act of revenge. Just as he is also on the verge of being attacked, he is rescued by Wasuke (Tsugawa Masahiko) who happened to be present. Wasuke, the owner of a gelatin wholesale store called Igawaya, had saved him with precious silver currency which had been scraped together to rebuild the Tenmangu which was burnt down in a great fire. In order to survive, Matsuyoshi becomes an apprentice at Igawaya. However, his heart wavers over going the way of a merchant … … Wasuke and his clerk Zenjiro (Shiomi Sansei) are strict in training and disciplining Matsuyoshi as a merchant. Matsuyoshi slowly embarks on the path of a merchant and grows up as he overcomes various incidents concerning the reputation of the small gelatin wholesale store. He also develops a crush on Maho (Matsuoka Mayu), the daughter of a customer. With the support of Maho and other good-hearted people, he aspires to create a new gelatin, but a great fire strikes the town once again.

    Website: -


    Mozu Season 1 ~ Mozu no Sakebu Yoru


    Show Details

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Thursdays, April 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: Nishi Kosuke (Galileo Season 2, Kagi no Kakatta Heya)

    Original Work: Mozu no Sakebu Yoru & Maboroshi no Tsubasa by Osaka Go

    Cast: Nishijima Hidetoshi, Kagawa Teruyuki, Maki Yoko, Namase Katsuhisa, Yoshida Kotaro, Ito Atsushi, Arimura Kasumi, Ikematsu Sosuke, Hasegawa Hiroki, Ishida Yuriko, Kohinata Fumiyo
    Synopsis: Superintendent Kuraki Naotake (Nishijima Hidetoshi) is the Public Security Division’s ace who lost his beloved wife Chihiro (Ishida Yuriko) in a bombing incident; Assistant Inspector Osugi Ryota (Kagawa Teruyuki) is the honest to a fault detective who worked his way up the ranks; and Myojo Miki (Maki Yoko) is the Public Security officer who holds the key to solve the case. Various incidents occur in the course of their investigation: the professional killer Mozu’s mysterious existence; a tragedy associated with a covert operation of the Public Security Division; and a scheme which rocks the nation.

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/mozu_tbs


    Border ~ Keishichou Sousa Ikka Satsujinhan Sousa Dai 4-gakkari


    Show Details

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Thursdays, April 2014
    Station: TV Asahi
    Scriptwriter: Kaneshiro Kazuki (SP Series)

    Cast: Oguri Shun, Aoki Munetaka, Haru, Endo Kenichi, Furuta Arata, Takito Kenichi, Nomaguchi Toru, Hamano Kenta

    Synopsis: Detective Ishikawa Ango (Oguri Shun) took a bullet to the head in a shooting incident and died once. However, he was miraculously resuscitated and the bullet was left in his brain. Although there is no change to his unpredictable condition, Ishikawa soon returns to detective work. Before long, he discovers that he has the special ability to communicate with the dead and is initially bewildered. But he learns truths about cases that no one knows, guided by the voices of the dead.

    Website: www.tv-asahi.co.jp/border


    Saigo kara Nibanme no Koi Season 2


    Show Details

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Thursdays, April 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Okada Yoshikazu (Renai Dorama o Mouichido, Nakuna, Hara-chan, Saigo kara Nibanme no Koi Season 1)

    Cast: Koizumi Kyoko, Nakai Kiichi, Sakaguchi Kenji, Uchida Yuki, Iijima Naoko

    Synopsis: TV drama producer Yoshino Chiaki is now 48 and still single. Nagakura Wahei who works at the Tourist Promotion Department of Kamakura City’s municipal office is 52. When combined, their total age adds up to 100. And yet, these two still constantly bicker whenever they meet. This is the story of adult youth revolving around the subtle romance between Chiaki and Wahei.

    Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/nibanmeno_koi
    Related: Saigo kara Nibanme no Koi Season 1
    Tokyo Guard Centre


    Show Details

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Thursdays, April 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Date: From 11.00 p.m., Thursdays, 10 April 2014
    Station: dlife
    Scriptwriter: Oishi Tetsuya (Keiji no Manazashi, Perfect Blue, Platinum Town)

    Cast: Yanagiba Toshiro, Nakamura Aoi, Takanashi Rin, Kubozuka Shunsuke, Tsutsumishita Atsushi, Ito Kazue, Ono Takehiko

    Synopsis: Tokura Shinjitsu (Yanagiba Toshiro) is the head of a guard centre which responds to emergency alerts from security systems at any hour of day or night. The guard centre has to quickly and accurately decide which are serious and which are practical jokes. As the boss of the tense operations room, Tokura is calm and decisive, and his subordinates have strong faith in him. On the other hand, he is an elusive, comical person.
    Website: www.dlife.jp/tgc


    Tokubou ~ Keisatsuchou Tokusu Bouhan-ka


    Show Details

    Date: From 11.59 p.m., Thursdays, 3 April 2014
    Station: NTV
    Original Work: Tokubo Asakura Sohei by Takahashi Hidebu

    Cast: Ihara Tsuyoshi, Matsushita Kohei, Adachi Yumi

    Synopsis: This world is full of vermin. Wrongdoings by ordinary people run rampant. Food mislabelling, high school girls’ compensated dating, businesses that exploit employees, law-evading drugs … … There is a man who keeps on fighting despite lamenting about the high number of cases. He is Asakura Sohei (Ihara Tsuyoshi) of the Community Safety Bureau’s Special Crime Prevention Division at the National Police Agency. Because the Special Crime Prevention Division, which is also known as Tokubou, only has two persons, even the police do not know what it does. On the outside, it seems like an easy position. However, evil that is not brought to justice is his enemy. Tokubou’s mission behind the scenes is to exterminate this vermin which everyone wants to eliminate but has little choice except to let it go unchecked.
    Website: www.ytv.co.jp/tokubou


    Maruho no Onna ~ Houken Hanzai Chousain


    Show Details

    Date: From 8.00 p.m., Fridays, April 2014
    Station: TV Tokyo
    Scriptwriter: Hata Takehiko (Danda Rin, Otousan wa Nido Shinu, Summer Rescue)

    Cast: Natori Yuko, Aso Yumi, Ukaji Takashi

    Synopsis: Kashiwagi Natsuko (Natori Yuko), who has stayed in the US for a long time, is a new investigator of Adjust Research, an insurance investigation firm. She possesses scientific genius and vast personal wealth, but has a tendency to feel out of place in Japanese society which is overly logical. On the other hand, Tono Aki (Aso Yumi) is a veteran investigator in the same company. Born in the old part of Tokyo and a former delinquent, she is rather stingy because she lived in poverty when she was growing up. However, she has superb memory and animal instincts. Natsuko and Aki make an odd combination as they confront ingenious crimes associated with insurance money and expose the truth.

    Website: www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/official/maruho


    Alice no Toge


    Show Details

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Fridays, April 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: Takahashi Maki (Pin to Kona, Itsuka Hi no Ataru Basho de, Fuyu no Sakura)

    Cast: Ueno Juri, Odagiri Joe, Kuriyama Chiaki, Nakamura Baijaku

    Synopsis: The father of Mizuno Asumi (Ueno Juri) was driven to his death by doctors at a university hospital. Abandoning everything, including love as well as her future, Asami puts her life on the line and uses her strong will and wits to seek revenge against his unscrupulous doctors who covered up the medical malpractice.

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/drama/alice2014


    Shinigami-kun


    Show Details

    Date: From 11.15 p.m., Fridays, April 2014
    Station: TV Asahi
    Scriptwriter: Hashimoto Hiroshi (Sennyuu Tantei Tokage, Unmei no Hito, Juui Doolittle)
    Original Work: Shinigami-kun by Endo Koichi

    Cast: Ohno Satoshi

    Synopsis: Shinigami-kun (Ohno Satoshi), alias grim reaper #413, is a rookie who pronounces the death of those scheduled to die and brings souls to the nether world. He would appear with the signature phrase “Congratulations! I’m here to call on you” although it is hard to say how this can be a happy occasion, and watch over the dying. To a grim reaper, persuading people attempting to commit suicide and preventing unforeseen deaths is also an important task. But because #413 is new to this grim reaper work, he has a tendency to lean towards humans in his judgments, break the rules of the nether world and get reprimanded by his superior.

    Website: www.tv-asahi.co.jp/shinigamikun


    River’s Edge Okawabata Tanteisha


    Show Details

    From: From 12.12 a.m., Saturdays, 19 April 2014
    Station: TV Tokyo
    Scriptwriter: One Hitoshi (Mahori Eki-mae Bangaichi, Moteki, Yukemuri Sniper)
    Original Work: River’s Edge Okawabata Tanteisha by Hijikata Yuho

    Cast: Odagiri Joe, Ishibashi Nenji, Koizumi Maya

    Synopsis: Okawabata Detective Agency is located in a multi-tenant building along the Sumida River in Asakusa, Tokyo. It is a small detective agency with three persons. Muraki (Odagiri Joe) the investigator, the boss (Ishibashi Nenji) who is familiar with the underworld but has a background completely shrouded in mystery, and the refreshingly cheerful and beautiful receptionist Megumi (Koizumi Maya). They investigate unfathomable requests that pour in from all sorts of people. At times, they are also approached with consultations deemed physically impossible. However, they search for their own solutions in the investigations as they slowly come in contact with the complex web of interpersonal relationships as well as hidden backgrounds of their clients and the people around them.

    Website: www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/ookawabata


    Yowakutemo, Katemasu ~ Aoshi-sensei to Heppoko Koukoukyuuji no Yabou


    Show Details

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Saturdays, April 2014
    Station: NTV
    Scriptwriter: Kuramochi Yutaka (Nobunaga no Chef, 13-sai no Hello Work)
    Original Work: Yowakutemo, Katemasu ~ Kaisei Koukou Yakyuu no Theory by Takahashi Hidemine

    Cast: Ninomiya Kazunari, Fukushi Sota, Arimura Kasumi, Nakajima Yuto, Yamazaki Kento, Hongo Kanata, Mamiya Shotaro, Sakurada Dori, Suzuki Katsuhiro, Yanagi Shuntaro, Hiraoka Takuma, Yakushimaru Hiroko

    Synopsis: Tamo Aoshi (Ninomiya Kazunari) is a substitute teacher at his alma mater, a prestigious private high school which admits 200 students to Tokyo University every year. He becomes the coach of the weak baseball club which has only five members and has never won a game since it was established. The highest number of times they have thrown the ball back and forth without dropping it is nine. They prefer the outfield because the infield is scary. Furthermore, they practice on the grounds only three hours a week. At other times, they study, study and study. But they love baseball. Finding them interesting and strange creatures, Aoshi decides that he will give his charges victory, guided by his offbeat theory “triumph is possible even if weak”. And then they seriously set their sights on the annual nationwide high school baseball championship with their brand of preposterous baseball.

    Website: www.ntv.co.jp/katemasu


    Long Goodbye


    Show Details

    From: From 9.00 p.m., Saturdays, 19 April 2014
    Station: NHK
    Scriptwriter: Watanabe Aya (Carnation)
    Original Work: Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

    Cast: Asano Tadanobu, Ayano Go, Koyuki, Furuta Arata, Tominaga Ai, Ota Rina, Takito Kenichi, Taguchi Tomorowo, Fukushima Rira, Iwamatsu Ryo, Denden, Izumisawa Yuki, Yabe Kyosuke, Horibe Keisuke, Watanabe Daichi, Ishida Eri, Endo Kenichi, Yoshida Kotaro, Emoto Akira

    Synopsis: Private investigator Masuzawa Banji’s (Asano Tadanobu) good friend Harada Tamotsu (Ayano Go) is suspected of murdering his actress wife Shizuka (Ota Rina). Tamotsu escapes to Taiwan where he commits suicide. Banji has doubts about his death, but the case is hushed up by media mogul Harada Heizo (Emoto Akira). After that, Banji gets involved with the Haradas neighbours in another case and finally arrives at the rare beauty Aiko (Koyuki) who holds the key to the heart of the case. The case appears to be settled, but...

    Website: –


    First Class


    Show Details

    Date: From 11.10 p.m., Saturdays, 19 April 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Watanabe Chiho (Saki, Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata, Namae o Nakushita Megami)

    Cast: Sawajiri Erika, Itaya Yuka, Sasaki Nozomi, Nanao, Miura Rieko, Nakamaru Yuichi, Hirayama Hiroyuki

    Synopsis: Yoshinari Chinami (Sawajiri Erika), who has been selling buttons and fabric at a clothing material store in an old neighbourhood of Tokyo, unexpectedly finds herself working at the editorial division of a fashion magazine and is thrilled. The fashion industry is a dazzling world which she has never seen before. But what opens up to her is a terrifying den of demons where females prey on each other day after day … … From the low-level person who has to do odd jobs for a lifetime to the uppermost level which manipulates magazines and advertisements at will, it is an industry of dramatic disparities. It is also a ridiculous female world where women assign ratings and rankings change everyday. The only way to survive in this harsh place is to be “first class”. Chinami’s only friend is the assistant photographer Nishihara Itsuki (Nakamaru Yuichi). Will she be able to to find happiness in this fashion hell?

    Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/firstclass


    Roosevelt Game


    Show Details

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Sundays, April 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: Yatsu Hiroyuki (Hanzawa Naoki, Runaway, Tomorrow)
    Original Work: Roosevelt Game by Ikeido Jun

    Cast: Karasawa Toshiaki, Dan Rei, Ishimaru Kanji, Rokkaku Seiji, Tezuka Toru, Kojima Kazuya, Yamamoto Akira, Takahashi Kazuya, Wada Masato, Makita Sports, Mine Ryuta, Tategawa Danshun, Eguchi Yosuke, Yamazaki Tsutomu

    Synopsis: Hosokawa Mitsuru (Karasawa Toshiaki) is the company president of Aoshima Manufacturing, a medium-sized precision instrument maker caught in a crisis of survival due to the recession and intense competition with other companies in the industry. Hosokawa joined Aoshima Manufacturing mid-career. His ability was appreciated by the founder and chairman, Aoshima Tsuyoshi (Yamazaki Tsutomu) and he became the president through an unprecedented promotion. However, Hosokawa’s promotion over all other executives who have been at Aoshima Manufacturing all their lives is greatly criticised by the people in the company. Shortly after he assumed his post, the world is plunged into a recession which has its roots in a financial crisis, and Aoshima Manufacturing is no exception. Its business falters. Hosokawa has to face the ordeal of betting on the company’s survival as its president. How will he overcome life’s greatest predicament?

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/ROOSEVELT_GAME


    Bungo no Shokusai


    Show Details

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Sundays, 30 March 2014
    Station: BS Japan
    Scriptwriter: -
    Original Work: Bungo no Shokusai by Mibu Atsushi

    Cast: Katsumura Masanobu, Nukumizu Yoichi, Konno Narumi

    Synopsis: Kawanaka Keizo (Katsumura Masanobu), a Maichou Shimbun reporter, is transferred from the political desk at headquarters to Fukagawa Bureau, and he decides to try to do what he loves. Kawanaka draws on his interest as an epicurean to submit a proposal which combines literary figures and food. It is a record to describe the hunt for unknown aspects of the lifestyles and natures of Nagai Kafu, Dazai Osamu and other literary giants through the writings they left about various food. Kawanaka’s editor Kuroda (Nukumizu Yoichi), who shares the same interest in eating, readily gives the green light for his proposal.

    Website: www.bs-j.co.jp/official/bungonoshokusai


    Watashi to iu Unmei ni Tsuite


    Show Details

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 23 March 2014
    Station: WOWOW
    Scriptwriter: Okada Yoshikazu (Starman Kono Hoshi no Koi, Nakuna, Hara-chan, Saigo kara Nibanme no Koi)
    Original Work: Watashi to iu Unmei ni Tsuite by Shiraishi Kazufumi

    Cast: Nagasaku Hiromi, Eguchi Yosuke, Miyamoto Nobuko, Ikeuchi Hiroyuki, Miura Takahiro, Ota Rina, Fujisawa Ema, Shiomi Sansei, Moriyama Ryoko

    Synopsis: Fuyuki Aki (Nagasaku Hiromi), a career woman, lived through the turbulent times after the collapse of bubble economy including various historical events such as 9/11 and the Niigata Chuetsu-Oki earthquake. The people around her – family, boyfriends and friends – were also at the mercy of the period and troubles in life.

    Website: www.wowow.co.jp/dramaw/unmei


    Sono Hi no Maeni


    Show Details

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 23 March 2014
    Station: NHK BS Premium
    Scriptwriter: Nakatani Mayumi (Last Cinderella, Water Boys)
    Original Work: Sono Hi no Maeni by Shigematsu Kiyoshi

    Cast: Sasaki Kuranosuke, Dan Rei, Miyazaki Yoshiko, Hayashi Kohei, Sawada Riku, Yoshida Kotaro, Kondo Yoshimasa 
     
    Synopsis: Harada Kazumi (Dan Rei) is diagnosed with terminal cancer and given a year to live. With the time that she has left, she and her husband Kensuke (Sasaki Kuranosuke) visit the neighbouhood where they lived as newlyweds who never gave a thought to death. During this trip, the couple not only affirm their memories but also focus on each other’s future. Before long, that day approaches … … People have to overcome bereavement and live on with positivity.

    Website: www.nhk.or.jp/drama/sonohi


    Tokusou


    Show Details

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, Spring 2014
    Station: WOWOW
    Scriptwriter: -
    Original Work: Tokusou by Yura Hideyuki

    Cast: -

    Synopsis: A major construction contractor’s bribery case and an impossible murder. When these two cases cross paths, Japan’s darkness rises to the surface.

    Website: www.wowow.co.jp/dramaw/tokusou


    Show Winter Season 2014
    Inpei Sousa

    Date: From 8.00 p.m., Mondays, 13 January 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: Nakazawa Yoshinori (Shuden Bye Bye)
    Original Work: Inpei Sousa by Konno Bin

    Cast: Sugimoto Tetta, Furuta Arata, Yasuda Ken, Matsuzawa Kazuyuki, Mikura Mana, Yasoda Yuichi, Suzuki Sawa, Namase Katsuhisa, Jinbo Satoshi (guest star) Aoyama Noriko (guest star)

    Synopsis: Elite police official Ryuzaki Shinya (Sugimoto Tetta) heads the General Affairs Division of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s Secretariat. He is a man who sticks to what he believes in and has no regard for rank or the pride of those at the top and bottom. All he thinks about is “taking responsibility for everything”. In sharp contrast to Ryuzaki, Itami Shuntaro (Furuta Arata), the head of the Criminal Investigations Department, is amiable and perceptive. He is tactful about what he truly thinks, shows consideration for his surroundings and is flexible in his response to everything.

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/inpei2014




    Shitsuren Chocolatier

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Mondays, 13 January 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Adachi Naoko (Oh! My Dad, Rich Man, Poor Woman, Taisetsuna Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshietekureta)
    Original Work: Shitsuren Chocolatier by Mizushiro Setona

    Cast: Matsumoto Jun, Ishihara Satomi, Mizukawa Asami, Mizobata Junpei, Mizuhara Kiko, Arimura Kasumi, Sato Ryuta, Takenaka Naoto, Kato Shigeaki

    Synopsis: 20-year-old Koyurugi Sota (Matsumoto Jun) who attends a confectionary school fell in love at first sight with his senior Takahashi Saeko (Ishihara Satomi) during high school days. Like a wish come true, he is in a relationship with her now. After a lot of effort, they started dating right before Christmas. However, Saeko says she cannot meet Sota on Valentine’s Day which they should have commemorated together. He manages to see her on the eve of Valentine’s Day, but she will not accept the chocolates he has made for her with all his heart, knowing that she loves them. In addition, he is even told that she did not mean to date him. However, the single-minded Sota is not discouraged. Resolving to become a chocolatier to make Saeko pay attention to him again, he goes over to France alone. After training for five years, he returns to Japan and converts his father’s (Takenaka Naoto) patisserie Tokio to Chocolate La Vie. Saeko has married another man by this time. Even so, Sota does not give up. Because she loves the chocolates from the chocolatier Ricdor, he initially views the owner and chef Rokudo Seinosuke (Sato Ryuta) as his rival. However, he gets fascinated by the unique way in which Rokudo looks at the world and makes him his goal. On the other hand, Sota meets a model Kato Erena (Mizuhara Kiko) who also has a one-sided love for another man. They identify with each other due to their similar circumstances, get physically involved and become sex friends.

    Website: http://www.fujitv.co.jp/chocolatier




    Dark System ~ Koi no Ouza Ketteisen

    Date: From 12.28 a.m., Tuesdays, 21 January 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: Yuki Shuji
    Original Work: Dark System by Yuki Shuji

    Cast: Yaotome Hikaru, Tamashiro Tina, Yuge Tomohisa, Ino Kei, Itao Itsuji, Hayashi Ryuzo

    Synopsis: Timid, selfish and unpopular Kagami Jiro (Yaotome Hikaru) is about to profess his feelings to Shiraishi Yuri (Tamashiro Tina) whom he loves, but his friend Saionji Go (Yuge Tomohisa) has also taken a fancy to Yuri. The two rivals agree to fight fairly. However, several days later, Saionji starts dating Yuri. Kagami tries to give his blessings, but starts to think of winning Yuri back because of the resentment of having the girl he fancies, taken away from him. And so, he musters his wits in order to drive a wedge between their hearts, and he creates the evil machine, the “Saionji Crusher” with his astounding DIY spirit. It is a listening device in the form of a helicopter with a destructive device that can crush the human body … …

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/darksystem_tbs




    Fukuie Keibuho no Aisatsu

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Tuesdays, 14 January 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Masaoka Kenichiro (Run 60), Ushio Kentaro (Shomuni 2013, Take Five)
    Original Work: Fukuie Keibuho no Aisatsu by Okura Takahiro

    Cast: Dan Rei, Inagaki Goro, Emoto Tokio, Sorimachi Takashi (guest star)

    Synopsis: Assistant Inspector Fukuie (Dan Rei) does not look like an assistant inspector but once she starts an investigation, she takes no notice of anyone as she searches for the key to find out the truth. She does not care for the hierarchical relationship of the organisation or career advancement. If she has doubts, she will not listen to her superior and will persist in investigating to the end. Fukuie’s boss Inspector Ishimatsu (Inagaki Goro) is completely different from her. He places importance on the organisation and discipline, is rigid and strait-laced. Ever since Fukuie became his subordinate, his pride has been in tatters because she loves to disregard his instructions and investigate on her own even though this eventually results in success and he gets credit for her achievements. His principle is to investigate using orthodox methods, but the results that Fukuie delivers goes against this and makes him feel ashamed.

    Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/fukuie




    Kami no Tsuki

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Tuesdays, 7 January 2014
    Station: NHK
    Scriptwriter: Shinozaki Eriko (Furueru Ushi, Nemureru Mori no Jukujo, Magma)
    Original Work: Kami no Tsuki by Kakuta Mitsuyo

    Cast: Harada Tomoyo, Mizuno Maki, Nishida Naomi, Mickey Curtis, Mitsushima Shinnosuke, Fuji Manami, Mitsuishi Ken

    Synopsis: Umezawa Rinka (Harada Tomoyo) lives with her husband Masafumi (Mitsuishi Ken). They do not have children, and she starts working part-time at Wakaba Bank. As a liaison officer, she goes round to customers and gains the trust of lonely old people like Nago Tamae (Fuji Manami) through her willingness to help with household chores. Among them is Hirabayashi Kozo (Mickey Curtis), a local landowner infatuated with Rinka. One day, Rinka is called to the Hirabayashi household where she meets Hirabayashi’s grandson Kota (Mitshishima Shinnosuke) who has come to borrow money from him. Two years later, Rinka embezzles 100 million yen in cash which she has been holding for customers and flees abroad. As Okazaki Yuko (Mizuno Maki) and Nakajo Aki (Nishida Naomi), Rinka’s friends from high school days, retrace the incident Rinka caused, they are forced to confront the darkness in each of their hearts.

    Website: www.nhk.or.jp/drama10/kaminotsuki




    Team Batista Season 4 ~ Radenmeikyuu

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Tuesdays, 7 January 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Goto Noriko (Goen Hunter, Team Batista Series, Toshi Densetsu Series)
    Original Work: Radenmeikyuu by Kaido Takeru

    Cast: Ito Atsushi, Nakamura Toru, Kuriyama Chiaki, Katono Taiko, Yamazaki Kento, Aitsuki Akiko, Takuma Takayuki, Hidari Tokie, Mizuno Miki, Yanagiba Toshiro, Nishijima Hidetoshi (guest star) 

    Synopsis: The Sakuranomiya family runs the district hospital Hekisuiin which is primarily involved in end-of-life care but also conducts autopsies on bodies in the vicinity when the cause of death is unknown. Hospital director Sakuranomiya Iwao (Yanagiba Toshiro) has earned the immense trust of his patients. One day, a radiologist quietly disappears along with an autopsy imaging … … What does the radiologist intend to expose about the family? What secret is Sakuranomiya and his daughters Sayuri (Mizuno Miki) and Sumire (Kuriyama Chiaki) trying to hide from Taguchi Kohei (Ito Atsushi) and Shiratori Keisuke (Nakamura Toru)?

    Website: www.ktv.jp/raden

    Related: Team Batista 3 ~ Ariadne no Dangan




    Ofukousan

    Date: From 11.15 p.m., Tuesdays, 7 January 2014
    Station: NHK BS Premium
    Scriptwriter: Fukuhara Mitsunori (Takanashi-san, Teen Court), Kitagawa Ayako (Taberudake, Kaito Royale), Yoshida Uronta

    Cast: Kanjiya Shihori, Hagiwara Masato, Kinami Haruka, Sawabe Yu, Okura Koji, Ibu Masato, Nomura Masumi, Yajima Kenichi, Sato Naoko, Serina (guest star), Yasuda Kei (guest star), Nomaguchi Toru (guest star)

    Synopsis: 28-year-old Chikura Tsugumi’s (Kanjiya Shihori) nickname is “Miss Adversity”. She has an unmatched “powers of misfortune” that results in the people around her as well as the people with a connection to her to be unlucky, and acknowledges that she is the “most doomed female” in Japan. In an attempt to be happy, Tsugumi resolves to start work at Anew, a co-working space. It is a place which has attracted attention for the working style of young entrepreneurs and freelancers who stimulate each other and create new value as they work on their own.

    Website: www.nhk.or.jp/drama/ofukosan




    Ashita, Mama ga Inai

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Wednesdays, January 2014
    Station: NTV

    Cast: Suzuki Rio, Ashida Mana, Miura Shohei, Kimura Fumino, Shirota Yu, Suzuki Sawa

    Synopsis: Maki’s mother commits assault and Maki (Suzuki Rio) is temporarily placed in the children’s orphanage, Kogamo no Ie. Post (Ashida Mana) is a young girl who reigns as the leader at Kodomo no Ie. While she has lost her parents, she is remarkably strong, resilient and positive. There is also Piami and Bonbi who respect Post. These girls, who each have different backgrounds, do not appear sad and seem quite indifferent. When asked for the reason for the queer nicknames they call each other, Post replies that they have cast away everything they received from their parents including their pasts as well as their names. Even if they constantly think about their parents, there will be no happiness. She advises Maki to leave the past behind. Bravado is the only weapon to protect themselves in this harsh, cold world. However, Maki believes that her mother will come to get her.

    Website: www.ntv.co.jp/ashitamama




    Boku no Ita Jikan

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Wednesdays, 8 January 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Hashibe Atsuko (Osozaki no Himawari, Freeter, Ie o Kau, Boku Series)

    Cast: Miura Haruma, Tabe Mikako, Saito Takumi, Kazama Shunsuke, Yamamoto Mizuki, Nomura Shuhei, Fukikoshi Mitsuru, Asada Miyoko, Harada Mieko, Koichi Mantaro

    Synopsis: Fourth year university student Sawada Takuto (Miura Haruma) is having a tough time looking for a job. The eldest son of the director of a mid-sized general hospital, his parents (Koichi Mantaro, Harada Mieko) had expected him to become a doctor, but began to focus their hopes on his younger brother Rikuto (Nomura Shuhei) at some stage during his junior high school years. Although Takuto is popular and is good at befriending females, he has no confidence that he will be loved and avoids deep emotional involvement with anyone. One day, he is informed that he does not have long to live because he is suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It is an incurable, progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the motor neurons which provide voluntary movements and muscle power. Muscles gradually atrophy and breathing difficulties develop. Without an artificial respirator, it will eventually result in death. Takuto, who had given vague thought to his goals in life, starts to explore what is left of his life and live with a positive attitude.

    Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/bokunoitajikan




    Nezumi, Edo o Hashiru

    Date: From 8.00 p.m., Thursdays, 9 January 2014
    Station: NHK
    Scriptwriter: Omori Sumio (Akumu-chan, Tempest, Kurobe no Taiyou), Kawasaki Izumi (Higashino Keigo Mysteries)
    Original Work: Nezumi, Edo o Hashiru by Akagawa Jiro

    Cast: Takizawa Hideaki, Kutsuna Shiori, Katase Nana, Kyomoto Taiga, Takashima Masanohiro

    Synopsis: There is a chivalrous thief known as Nezumi Kozo in the streets of Edo. The true identity of this thief is that of the playboy called Jirokichi (Takizawa Hideaki). Although he is nothing more than a mere thief, he is obsessed about justice and would poke his nose in cases where he will not even get a penny. This is because he loves seeing the happiness of the people living in Edo. Jirokichi solves various cases in Edo with Kosode (Kutsuna Shiori), his younger sister who is a master of the short sword.

    Website: www.nhk.or.jp/jidaigeki/nezumi




    Kinkyuu Torishirabeshitsu

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Thursdays, January 2014
    Station: TV Asahi
    Scriptwriter: Inoue Yumiko (Pandora Series, 14-sai no Haha, Shiroi Kyoto)

    Cast: Amami Yuki, Tanaka Tetsushi, Hayami Mokomichi, Suzuki Kosuke, Sasai Eisuke, Kusakari Masao, Denden, Osugi Ren, Kohinata Fumiyo

    Synopsis: Makabe Yukiko (Amami Yuki) is a female detective who worked her way up the ranks to be the first female head of one of the sections of the elite Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division and steered the police to crack many brutal crimes. However, she is held fully responsible for the failure of negotiations in a bus hijacking and is assigned to the Emergency Investigation Response Team, which goes by the name of Kintori and is the First Investigative Division’s team of interrogation experts. Surrounded by idiosyncratic veteran interrogators (Tanaka Tetsushi, Denden, Osugi Ren, Kohinata Fumiyo), she pursues the truth hidden behind cases as she plays mind and word games with tough criminals.

    Website: www.tv-asahi.co.jp/kintori




    Dr DMAT

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Thursdays, January 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: Anbuki Ichiro (Shirato Osamu no Jikenbo), Yoshizawa Tomoko (Kuro no Onna Kyoushi, Koko ga Uwasa no El Palacio, Karyuu no Utage)
    Original Work: Dr DMAT ~ Gareki no Shita no Hippocrates by Takano Hiroshi and Kikuchi Akio

    Cast: Okura Tadayoshi, Kato Ai, Takimoto Miori, Ichikawa Mikako, Sato Jiro, Hosshan, Takaki Yuya, Aso Yumi, Ishiguro Ken, Kunimura Jun

    Synopsis: The Disaster Medical Assistance Team, known as DMAT, was established in response to the lessons learned from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995. First launched in Tokyo in 2004 and then deployed to other prefectural and city governments, it is a team of specialists that responds to major catastrophes and accidents such as a big earthquakes or airplane and train crashes. They are not full-time staff but have been volunteered by the persons in charge of designated hospitals. DMAT has to work under the restrictive conditions of disaster sites which are not properly equipped. There are times when they have to prioritise the lives to save, and provide improvised medical treatments in some other instances. A split second’s hesitation can mean the life or death of a person. Yakumo Hibiki (Okura Tadayoshi) works at Tokyo’s Arisugawa General Hospital. He was with the emergency room until a year ago but transferred to the department of internal medicine after the shock of being unable to save his younger sister (Takimoto Miori), who was admitted because of an accident. She then slipped into a coma. However, the newly-appointed hospital director (Kunimura Jun) nominates Yakumo to be a member of DMAT.

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/DrDMAT




    Iryu 4 Team Medical Dragon

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Thursdays, 9 January 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Hamada Hideya (Last Hope, Zettai Reido, Last Report), Hikawa Kayo (Kyuumei Byoto 24-ji Season 5, Higashino Keigo Mysteries)

    Cast: Sakaguchi Kenji, Inamori Izumi, Koike Teppei, Abe Sadao, Kimura Midoriko, Emoto Tasuku, Ikeda Tetsuhiro, Sasaki Kuranosuke, Natsuki Mari, Kishibe Ittoku, Hira Mikijiro, Takahashi Katsunori

    Synopsis: Big corporations and trading companies are buying out hospitals overseas or are building new hospitals to get into foreign countries in an attempt to earn foreign money through healthcare for wealthy individuals. On the other hand in Japan, the administration of mid-sized hospitals which shoulder medical treatment for the rural areas is badly off. This is compounded by the shortage of doctors. The successive closure of the most essential hospitals to patients make many people anxious. Amidst this harsh reality, Asada Ryutaro (Sakaguchi Kenji) and Team Dragon regroup in order to create the ideal hospital and get into action. But there are numerous obstacles that stand in their way including the business consultant Okamura Tadashi (Takahashi Katsunori). Okamura has been chosen one of the world’s 100 influential businessmen in connection to the many hospitals he has reorganised in the US. He has teamed up with Noguchi Takeo (Kishibe Ittoku) to try to promote a project which will provide high quality Japanese medical treatment to India. Japanese doctors are key for him to penetrate the market and he wants to recruit Team Dragon. However, they are not moved by money or prestige. So he tries all sorts of measures in an attempt to win them over.

    Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/iryu4

    Related: Iryu 3 Team Medical Dragon




    Isharyou Bengoshi ~ Anata no Namida, Okane ni Kaemashou

    Date: From 11.59 p.m., Thursdays, 9 January 2014
    Station: NTV

    Cast: Tanaka Naoki, Yada Akiko (guest star), Watanabe Naomi, Yamada Nana, Miho Jun

    Synopsis: Hakamada Yukio (Tanaka Naoki) is a competent, mysterious lawyer who only handles settlement cases because of past experiences. Although his scathing words get on clients’ nerves, his primary consideration is their welfare. His philosophy that “love is something that can never be bought with money. But if a client is able to have genuine resolve, I’ll certainly get the compensation and give the push for a fresh start” is the basis for the problems that he solves one after another.

    Website: www.ytv.co.jp/hakamada





    Yamikin Ushijima-kun Season 2

    Date: From 12.58 a.m., Fridays, 17 January 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: Fukuma Masahiro (Sengyoushufu Tantei, Yamikin Ushijima-kun Season 1, Call Centre no Koibito)
    Original Work: Yamikin Ushijima-kun by Manabe Shohei

    Cast: Yamada Takayuki, Ayano Go, Yabe Kyosuke, Sakimoto Hiromi, Irie Jingi, Takeda Kohei, Sakura Mana, Sasaki Mai, Kubodera Mizuki, Kizaki Jessica, Asahina Akari, Ikeda Natsuki, Inagawa Natsume, Suzuki Saki, Kamiya Mayu, Nagano Munenori, Uchida Shige, Emiri, Tokuyama Hidenori, Tokui Yu

    Synopsis: Ushijima Kaoru (Yamada Takayuki), the boss of Cowcow Finance, is known as a legendary black market lender. Cowcow Finance lends money at an illegally high interest rate of 5% every 10 days and relentlessly corners bad debtors. But cracks form in what should have been a united Cowcow Finance and tips it into a crisis.

    Website: ymkn-ushijima-movie.com/dorama

    Related: Yamikin Ushijima-kun Season 1

    Tenchuu ~ Yami no Shiokinin

    Tenchuu ~ Yami no Shiokinin
    Date: From 7.57 p.m., Fridays, 24 January 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Takahashi Motoko (Tsuki no Koibito), Nezu Rika (Detarame Hero, Zettai Kareshi, Life)

    Cast: Ono Yuriko, Izumi Pinko, Kyomoto Masaki, Yanagisawa Shingo, Mitsuya Yuji, Takezai Terunosuke, Shimada Kyusaku, Aoi Wakana, Nogi Ryosuke, Shiraishi Miho, Matobu Sei (guest star)

    Synopsis: An enigmatic beauty (Ono Yuriko) with a big scar on her back suddenly appears in a town in modern day Japan. Her name is Sana. Although she has extraordinary strength due to some special training she has undergone, she has built an emotional barrier and both her past and true identity remain complete mysteries. Murata Masako (Izumi Pinko), who comes across Sana in the town, helps her and lets her stay at her place. Learning of Sana’s special ability, Masako uses her in an attempt to solve cases where police intervention is difficult such as domestic violence and bank remittance fraud. Masako has a reason for her distrust of the police and for being unable to turn her back on people who are suffering. In fact, 24 years ago, Masako’s daughter 17-year-old Yukari went missing but the police did a poor investigation and the case went unsolved. Sana is completely in despair and her heart is closed, but as she starts to settle the issues that run rampant in modern society on the orders of Masako, she slowly finds the answers to where she came from and why she is here. She also begins to regain her will to live through sincere rapport with people … … Evil will thrive for as long as there are betrayals, lies and people in this world. This is because people’s desires are the true face of evil.

    Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/tenchu




    Sanbiki no Ossan ~ Seigi no Mikata, Kenzan!

    Date: From 8.00 p.m., Fridays, 17 January 2014
    Station: TV Tokyo
    Scriptwriter: Sato Kumiko (Kagi no Nai Yume o Miru, Ousama no Ie, Scrap Teacher)
    Original Work: Sanbiki no Ossan by Arikawa Hiro

    Cast: Kitaoji Kinya, Izumiya Shigeru, Shiga Kotaro, Ono Takuro, Mine Azusa, Komoto Masahiro, Nishida Naomi, Fujita Yumiko, Nakada Yoshiko

    Synopsis: Three old men who used to be brats form a neighbourhood watch group called ‘Sanbiki no Ossan’ to tackle all sorts of bad things that are rampant in the town such as fraud, molest and animal abuse. They are Kiyota Seiichi (Kitaoji Kinya), a kendo master who has found another job at a neighbourhood game centre after his retirement; Tachibana Shigeo (Izumiya Shigeru), a judo practitioner and the former owner of a pub called ‘Yoidore Kujira’; and the brainy Arimura Norio (Shiga Kotaro) who runs an instrument factory.

    Website: www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/3biki.ossan




    Yoru no Sensei

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Fridays, 17 January 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: Hayashi Koji (Boss Series, Iryu Team Medical Dragon Series, Code Blue Series)

    Cast: Mizuki Arisa, Renbutsu Misako, Tanaka Kei, Omasa Aya, Takahashi Issei, Shinkawa Yua, Yamamoto Maika, Shimizu Kurumi, Okayama Amane, Taki Yukari, Ebara Yuka, Orimoto Junkichi, Mitsuishi Ken, Yashiba Toshihiro, Nakahara Takeo, Horiuchi Keiko, Okura Koji, Sasano Takashi, Yamamoto Koji

    Synopsis: Yoruno Sakura (Mizuki Arisa) has become a rookie teacher at a part-time high school after going through numerous setbacks and being the proprietress of a bar. She is the type of person who is diligent in everything, but encountered failures in life over and over due to bad luck and her tactlessness. Even so, she did not let it get her down and lived with a positive attitude. Although she is overly friendly, insensitive, sloppy and irresponsible, she is a kind person who is instinctively quick to detect and to help people who have dreams. A teacher at 38, she encounters part-time students (Renbutsu Misako, Yamamoto Koji, Tanaka Kei, Horiuchi Keiko, Okura Koji, Takahashi Issei, Sasano Takashi) of various ages and in the same situation as her. She changes their lives a little and is herself reborn too.

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/yorusen




    Watashi no Kiraina Tantei

    Date: From 11.15 p.m., Fridays, January 2014
    Station: TV Asahi
    Scriptwriter: Fukuda Yuichi (Tenma-san ga Yuku, Kodomo Keisatsu, Yuusha Yoshihiko Series)
    Original Work: Watashi no Kirai Tantei by Higashigawa Tokuya

    Cast: Tamaki Hiroshi, Goriki Ayame

    Synopsis: Ninomiya Akemi (Goriki Ayame) is a university student and huge mystery buff. She puts the private eye Ukai Morio (Tamaki Hiroshi) up in the building she owns at cheap rental, and takes every opportunity to try to get herself involved in his cases. Ukai runs a private investigation agency with a questionable signboard which reads "Welcome Trouble!" Because murder cases are not profitable, he solely focuses on investigating infidelity and searching for the lost dogs and cats of celebrities. That is until his agency moves to Akemi's building and he gets mixed up with her. He now finds himself repeatedly hauled into murder investigations by Akemi.

    Website: www.tv-asahi.co.jp/kirainatantei




    Nazo no Tenkousei

    Date: From 12.12 a.m., Saturdays, 11 January 2014
    Station: TV Tokyo
    Scriptwriter: Iwai Shunji (Bandage, Hana to Alice)
    Original Work: Nazo no Tenkousei by Mayumura Taku

    Cast: Nakamura Aoi, Hongo Kanata, Sakurai Minami, Mickey Curtis, Kyono Kotomi, Saiki Shigeru, Hamada Mari, Takano Hiroyuki, Kanayama Kazuhiko, Miyazato Shun, Uno Narumi, Hayama Shono, Usui Masahiro, Hinoi Asuka, Tozuka Junki, Shiina Kotone, Lily, Sugisaki Hana, Nakano Yuta, Kawahara Sabu

    Synopsis: Iwata Koichi (Nakamura Aoi) and Kagawa Midori (Sakurai Minami) are second-year students at Tozaiyama High School. One day, while coming home from school, they discover a shooting star rising up in the sky. The next day, Midori sees a shining figure in school and everyone on the school grounds starts talking about a ghost. At that point, a mysterious transfer student called Yamazawa Norio (Hongo Kanata) suddenly arrives at the school and moves in to live next door to Koichi. Strange things begin to happen frequently around Koichi whenever Norio appears. The reason and objective of Norio’s arrival in this world is gradually revealed.

    Website: www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/nazono_tenkosei




    Senryokugai Sousakan

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Saturdays, January 2014
    Station: NTV
    Scriptwriter: Kokami Shoji (Kazoku Kashimasu)
    Original Work: Senryokugai Sousakan Hime Deka Umizuki Chinami by Nitadori Kei

    Cast: Takei Emi, TAKAHIRO, Yashima Norito, Tokushige Satoshi

    Synopsis: The beautiful mystery buff Umizuki Chinami (Takei Emi) and career elite has been assigned to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division as a rookie detective. However, on her first day of work, she is told that she is not in their future plans. Chinami ends up partnered with the handsome detective Shitara Kyosuke (TAKAHIRO) who has a black belt in karate. The First Investigative Division’s ace, Kyosuke had a promising future until he winds up having the blundering Chinami as his partner. Even though the two of them are scolded by veteran detectives and made to feel like a burden, this curious duo confront and solve difficult cases, and save Japan.

    Website: www.ntv.co.jp/senryokugai/




    Ashio kara Kita Onna

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Saturdays, 18 January 2014
    Station: NHK
    Scriptwriter: Ikehata Shunsaku (Saka no Ue no Kumo Series, Boku no Imouto)

    Cast: Ono Machiko, Suzuki Honami, Kitamura Yukiya, Watanabe Dai, Okada Yoshinori, Onoue Hiroyuki, Genkaku Yuko, Kanai Yuta, Matsushige Yutaka, Hara Sachie, Kunimura Jun, Fujimura Shiho, Emoto Akira

    Synopsis: At the end of the Meiji period, the fields of Tochigi Prefecture’s Yanaka Village are contaminated by pollution from the Ashio Copper Mine. Tanaka Shozo’s (Emoto Akira) fight is in vain and the village even drops sharply to 16 houses. The country orders residents to abandon the village and moves to demolish the remaining houses. Sachi (Ono Machiko) is robbed of her birthplace but she is resilient and maintains her dignity. At the behest of Tanaka, she comes to Tokyo to be the housekeeper of female social activist Fukuda Hideko (Suzuki Honami) and grows up as she interacts with people such as the socialists Ishikawa Sanshiro and Kotoku Shusui as well as the poets Ishikawa Takuboku and Yosano Akiko.

    Website: www.nhk.or.jp/dodra/ashio




    Lost Days

    Date: From 11.10 p.m., Saturdays, 11 January 2014
    Station: Fuji TV
    Scriptwriter: Tokuo Koji (Hard Nuts, Soumatou Kabushiki Gaisha), Kato Kohei (Orthros no Inu, Yume o Kanaeru Zou, Yo nimo Kimyouna Monogatari)

    Cast: Seto Koji, Ishibashi Anna, Triendl Reina, Yoshizawa Ryo, Kojima Fujiko, Miyoshi Ayaka, Kiriyama Ren

    Synopsis: A group of university students who belong to the same tennis club, Shino Yuta (Seto Koji), Sakurada Miki (Ishibashi Anna), Sasaki Rinka (Triendl Reina), Takano Natsu (Yoshizawa Ryo), Fueki Mana (Kojima Fujiko), Tachibana Satsuki (Miyoshi Ayaka) and Sakurada Wataru (Kiriyama Ren), go on a graduation trip to a cottage in the mountains in winter. Although the seven members seem to be good friends, each of them actually has secrets which they cannot tell anyone about; hidden feelings of love and jealousy. Yuta, the cool and brilliant president of the club, is attracted to the sociable and trusting Miki, and intends to tell her about his feelings on this trip, but things do not work out the way he wants. Miki is dating Yuta’s good friend, the free-spirited Natsu and is so into him that she is blind to her surroundings. The seven friends have conflicting positions and when love starts to go down the tubes, a murder occurs like a bolt from the blue. Amid the fear and doubt, hidden emotions begin to come into the open through exchanges which probe each other’s intentions.

    Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/lostdays




    Giga Tokyo Toy Box

    Date: From 11.55 p.m., Saturdays, 4 January 2014
    Station: TV Tokyo
    Original Work: Giga Tokyo Toy Box by Ume

    Cast: Adachi Rika, Kaname Jun, Uno Misako, Fukushi Seiji, Kitagawa Hiromi, Cho Tamiyasu, Kikuta Daisuke, Kishi Asuka, Hashimoto Manami, Shiho

    Synopsis: Momoda Momo (Adachi Rika) dreams of becoming a game creator but her quest for a job ends in repeated failure. At the last minute, she is employed by Studio G3 as a trainee game planner. A troublemaker who boasts that while she lacks the skills, she has the spunk, vivacity and spirit of gaming, Momo starts to cause new trouble at Studio G3. Besides the conflicts, frustrations and growth that Momo experiences through game creation, Studio G3 finds itself at odds with the young female president (Shiho) of an up-and-coming game company as well as faced with Sensui Izuru’s (Fukushi Seiji) grand scheme.

    Website: www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/dai_tokyo_toybox

    Related: Tokyo Toybox




    Shark

    Date: From 12.50 p.m., Sundays, 12 January 2014
    Station: NTV
    Scriptwriter: Kuwamura Sayaka (Bad Boys, Mirai Nikki)

    Cast: Hirano Sho, Yamashita Rio, Hamada Takahiro, Matsumura Hokuto, Fujii Ryusei, Iwamoto Hikaru, Kamiyama Tomohiro, Mano Erina, Ujiki Tsuyoshi, Okada Koki

    Synopsis: The five-member band Shark wants to change the world with their music and dreams of making its major debut. Led by Kurata Mizuki (Hirano Sho), the cocky, slightly silly vocalist who has a lot of potential, they struggle but take baby steps forward on what is certainly not an easy path. Their sights are set on their major debut even if they may be seized by a hopeless sense of loss and despair. They will not give up because of fellow members. A charismatic presence in the indie world, Shark is on the verge of debuting with Wonder Records. However, tragedy assails them when Mizuki dies in an accident … …

    Website: www.ntv.co.jp/shark





    Gunshi Kanbei

    Date: From 8.00 p.m., Sundays, 5 January 2014
    Station: NHK
    Scriptwriter: Maekawa Yoichi (Lady Joker, Suitei Yuuzai, Marks no Yama)

    Cast: Okada Junichi, Nakatani Miki, Eguchi Yosuke, Tanihara Shosuke, Kataoka Tsurutaro, Kuroki Hitomi, Shibata Kohei, Takenaka Naoto, Matsuzaka Toori, Kiritani Mirei, Minamisawa Nao, Yoshimoto Miyu, Uchida Yuki, Ryu Raita, Takaoka Saki, Tanaka Kei, Shunputei Koasa, Hayami Mokomichi, Takahashi Issei, Tsukamoto Takashi, Nagai Masaru, Shiomi Sansei, Fukikoshi Mitsuru, Tanaka Tetsushi, Kaneko Nobuaki, Hamada Gaku, Toda Naho, Masuoka Toru, Sakai Wakana, Bito Isao, Kondo Yoshimasa, Katsuno Hiroshi, Pierre Taki, Bessho Tetsuya, Tsurumi Shingo, Yamaji Kazuhiro, Mashima Hidekazu, Jinnai Takanori

    Synopsis: The ancestors of Kuroda Kanbei (Okada Junichi) were samurai of Omi province but the family arrived in Himeji during his grandfather’s generation after wandering about. Kanbei’s father Mototaka (Shibata Kohei) was given a post as the chief retainer of the local ruling family, the Koderas of Harima. At 22, Kanbei married Kushihashi Teru (Nakatani Miki) in a political union arranged by Kodera Masamoto (Kataoka Tsurutaro), the lord of Gochaku Castle. He was given the post as chief retainer at the same time he became head of the family. Kanbei was quick to notice Oda Nobunaga’s (Eguchi Yosuke) potential and was so trusted that he was like a younger brother to Hashiba Hideyoshi (later known as Toyotomi Hideyoshi) (Takenaka Naoto). When his lord betrayed the Odas, Kanbei fell into a trap in an attempt to persuade him and was locked away in prison for more than a year. After Kanbei’s release from prison, he cut ties with the Koderas and became Hideyoshi’s strategist. He was the first to learn of the Honnoji Incident, brought about Hideyoshi’s swift response to Oda’s death at the hands of Akechi Mitsuhide (Shunputei Koasa) and projected Hideyoshi as the one who would rule over the whole country. As they got closer to the reunification of Japan, Kanbei learned that Hideyoshi was wary of the man who would aim to be the next ruler. At the young age of 44, he gave the reigns of the family to his son Nagamasa (Matsuzaka Toori) and simply went into retirement. After that, he took the tonsure and the name Josui. At the Battle of Sekigahara, Kanbei led a troop of wandering samurai to storm Kyushu in his last crucial duel but the outcome of Sekigahara was decided in half a day through Nagamasa’s efforts and that ended his dream of ruling over the whole country. After the battle, Kanbei refused all rewards. He led a quiet life in Chikuzen province (present day Fukuoka prefecture) which had been offered by his son, and passed away at the age of 59.

    Website: www9.nhk.or.jp/kanbe




    S ~ Saigo no Keikan

    Date: From 9.00 p.m., Sundays, 12 January 2014
    Station: TBS
    Scriptwriter: Furuya Kazunao (Kasukana Kanojo, 37-sai de Isha ni Natta Boku, Shiawase ni Narou)
    Original Work: S ~ Saigo no Keikan by Komori Yoichi

    Cast: Mukai Osamu, Ayano Go, Fukuishi Kazue, Ikeuchi Hiroyuki, Hirayama Hiroyuki, Takahashi Tsutomu, Hirayama Yusuke, Honda Hirotaro, Asaka Mayumi, Sugawara Daikichi, Tsuchiya Anna, Takashima Masahiro, Kondo Masaomi (guest star), Omori Nao

    Synopsis: The National Police Safety Rescue, or NPS is the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s special assault team which possesses both the mobility of the Special Unit (SAT) as well as the investigative skills of the Special Investigations Team (SIT), and is tasked with bringing criminals into custody alive. This small elite team is a new approach to fighting against heinous crimes. Kamikura Ichigo (Mukai Osamu) retired from the life of a professional boxer and became a police officer after that. In his second year working as a uniformed police officer, an incident leads to him being scouted by the NPS. Armed with excellent reflexes, explosive power and punches honed through boxing, Kamikura is a close combat specialist who is good at getting control over his opponents using barefists. On the other hand, Soga Iori (Ayano Go) is a member of the SAT. Described as superhuman, he prides himself in his sharpshooting and is the SAT’s best sniper. Soga was once assigned to a police precinct because he had aspirations to become a detective. Before long, he arrested three robbers and attracted attention as one of the promising newcomers. He is cool and collected, has great concentration, endurance, perception as well as combat ability; the embodiment of the SAT’s ideal male.

    Website: www.tbs.co.jp/S-saigonokeikan-




    Chi no Wadachi

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 19 January 2014
    Station: WOWOW
    Scriptwriter: Shinozaki Eriko (Link, Furueru Ushi, Magma)
    Original Work: Chi no Wadachi by Aiba Hideo

    Cast: Tanihara Shosuke, Harada Taizo, TAO, Takashima Masanobu, Shaku Yumiko, Tokuyama Hidenori, Shimada Kyusaku, Emi Kurara, Satoi Kenta, Hashizume Jun, Tanaka Ken, Kitami Toshiyuki, Takuma Shin

    Synopsis: The dead body of Kagawa Tsuyoshi (Satoi Kenta), a former Tokyo Metropolitan Police detective, is found at a park under the jurisdiction of Shinjuku Ushigome Police Precinct. Vowing to avenge their ex-colleague, the Criminal Investigations Department including the First Investigative Division’s Usawa Minoru (Tanihara Shosuke) launch an investigation. On the other hand, it is because the victim is a former detective that the Public Security Department’s Sono Kohei (Takashima Masanobu) makes his subordinate Shimizu Tatsuya (Harada Taizo) get down to the bottom of the matter under a cloak of secrecy. The Public Security Department believes that maintaining confidence in the police organisation is linked to law and order. If a case is found to be damaging to the police, they will not rule out letting it go unsolved. With the support of Sakagami Toko (TAO) of the Special Investigation Team, Usawa learns that Kagawa had drawn up a document right before his death and inserted the data into a memory card that he shipped to a former colleague Kushiwakura Atsuru in Yamagata Prefecture. The Public Security Department which has been keeping tabs on the movements of the Criminal Investigations Department by using a large number of personnel, eavesdropping devices and cameras, also finds out about this and moves to recover the card. Usawa heads to Yamagata in order to get hold of the card first, but … …

    Website: www.wowow.co.jp/dramaw/wadachi




    Hanasaku Ashita

    Date: From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 5 January 2014
    Station: NHK BS Premium
    Scriptwriter: Nishiogi Yumie (Ando Lloyd, Honjitsu wa Taian Nari, SPEC Series)

    Cast: Koike Eiko, Yamada Yu, Takeda Kohei, Hoshino Mari, Suruga Taro, Yanagishita Tomo, Mashima Hidekazu, Watabiki Katsuhiko, Natsuki Mari

    Synopsis: The Hanasakis are a family of five siblings (Mashima Hidekazu, Yamada Yu, Takeda Kohei, Hoshino Mari) including 35-year-old Asa (Koike Eiko) who is the eldest girl. Each of them are facing challenges in their lives. At this moment, their 60-year-old mother Fuuko (Natsuki Mari) who had once abandoned them, returns from Italy and comes back to the Hanasakis for the first time in 20 years. Fuuko is merry, lively, a big eater and braggart. Although she has huge rows with Asa, she uncovers the problems of her troubled children and it is her vitality that guides them toward new lives.

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    Masami Nagasawa…Class in Session, prepare to be Schooled, in ‘Koukou Nyushi’ drama.
    Actress Nagasawa Masami will be starring in Fuji TV’s drama series “Koukou Nyushi (High School Entrance Exam)” as a high school teacher. The drama will start in October, and will be showing every Saturday from 11:10pm onwards.

    The screenplay is an original script written by bestselling author Minato Kanae, whose works include “Kokuhaku (Confession)”, “Shojo (Young Lady)”, and “Shokuzai (Atonement)”. The story will focus on the day before and the day of the entrance exam. This work shows Minato at her best as she lays down a subsidiary plot that develops into a mystery and ends with an unexpected twist. Nagasawa was enthusiastic to be involved in this drama as she commented, “It’s a very precious experience because I can come into contact with Minato-san’s unique outlook on the world, even if just a little. I’m much honored!”

    Minato remarked, “The high school entrance exam is something that many people experience, but nobody has looked at it as the central material of a piece of work. I hope the audience would be able to think about what a high school entrance exam is, and how it was when you took it through this one-situation drama.”

    Nagasawa will be acting as Haruyama Kyoko, a high school English teacher who has been living overseas since her high school years. Due to her long time overseas, she cannot comprehend the old-fashioned way of thinking in Japan. Haruyama is a sprightly and straightforward person who conveys her thoughts directly, and strikes a good relationship with the students. Nagasawa was previously casted as an elementary school teacher in the movie “Kiseki (Miracle)” in 2011, but this will be her first time acting as a high school teacher.

    Minato also commented on Nagasawa, “We see a different side of Nagasawa Masami-san with each piece of her work. I’m very excited to see how she will act as a passionate teacher who is new to the job. I think we might be able to see a teacher that only Nagasawa-san can portray and in a way that she’s never done before.”

    The story is centered around the entrance exam of a well-known prestigious prefectural high school. A number of incidents occur that threaten to wreck the entrance exam, and it seems to be the work of someone in the shadows. Who is the person behind all this and what is his or her motive!? Everybody is a suspect and the truth is only revealed at the end. Hoshi Mamoru and Kitagawa Manabu will be in charge of the drama series. Hoshi’s previous works include the movie “Boku no Ikiru Michi” and the drama, “Kindaichi Kosuke Series”, while Kitagawa’s previous work includes “Zettai Reido ~ Tokushu Hanzai Sennyuu Sousa~”

    Acting alongside Nagasawa will be a cast of high-caliber actors including names like Minamisawa Nao, Nakao Akiyoshi, Tokuyama Hidenori and Saiki Shigeru.


    source: http://www.tokyohive.com/2012/08/nag...chool-teacher/
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    Default Fukada Kyoko to play an air traffic controller in new drama ‘TOKYO AIRPORT’



    On August 31st, Fuji TV announced another fall drama called ‘TOKYO AIRPORT ~Tokyo Kukou Kansei Hoanbu~‘ (lit. ~Tokyo Airport Air Traffic Services Department~) starring actress Fukada Kyoko.

    The drama is set at the Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airpot), and Fukada plays an enthusiastic rookie air traffic controller. She commented, “Please pay attention to the air traffic controllers and their great efforts and teamwork to protect the sky above Japan from behind the scenes. I’m very ambitious about this drama and will focus all my energy on this role.”

    Air traffic controllers direct all aircraft traffic at airports. It’s the first drama on broadcast television to focus on the job of such a controller and to depict the work that happens within a control tower.

    The original script for ‘TOKYO AIRPORT’ was written by Uda Manabu, who already created another air traffic controller drama called ‘TOKYO CONTROL‘ for Fuji TV’s pay-TV satellite channel ‘Fuji TV NEXT‘ in 2011. Fukada is playing a woman named ‘Shinoda Kaori’ who was working as a ground staff member at the airport. After receiving her state examination and going through a strict training period at the Aeronautical Safety College, she eventually becomes an air traffic controller just before turning thirty.

    Haneda Airport is the busiest airport of Japan with at least one aircraft taking off or landing every two minutes. In one year, it handles around 62,000,000 passengers (around 170,000 per day), which makes it almost impossible not to face various troubles and difficulties every day.

    In the first episode of the drama, ‘Shinoda’ almost causes a serious accident because of a careless mistake. Everyone in the control tower has to be absolutely concentrated, especially when bad weather is making their work more difficult than it already is; after all, they are protecting the lives of millions of people. There is more than enough material for a thrilling and fast-paced human drama, with each episode featuring realistic scenarios that have already happened at airports.

    The filming is going to begin in mid-September and will be set at various places inside Haneda Airport. Fukada will also get the opportunity to enter the actual control tower and observe professional air traffic controllers in action.

    Producer Sekiguchi Daisuke (‘Tokyo Control’, ‘Happy Flight’) commented, “The pass rate for air traffic controllers is said to be 1%. I couldn’t think of anyone else other than Fukada, who has recently become more mature and charming than ever, to play a woman tackling a job in which she has to protect millions of people.”

    The co-workers of ‘Shinoda’ will be played by Sasaki Nozomi, Kaname Jun, Seto Koji, Seto Asaka, Tokito Saburo, and others.

    Fuji TV is going to air ‘TOKYO AIRPORT ~Tokyo Kukou Kansei Hoanbu~’ every Sunday at 9:00 pm, starting sometime in October.

    source: http://www.tokyohive.com/2012/08/fuk...tokyo-airport/
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    wah, kayanya keren2 dah.. tapi untuk sementara aku akan mengincar dorama priceless dan double face... pengen liat om kimutaku dan om nishijima... etapi pemain lama jhonny juga banyak yang maiiiinn.. jadi bingung... kembali ke prioritas saja...
    yg double face remake dari internal affair ya.. kaya pernah nonton tu film, tapi bener2 lupa plotnya gimana... *langsung googling*
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    Quote Originally Posted by rnaoi View Post
    wah, kayanya keren2 dah.. tapi untuk sementara aku akan mengincar dorama priceless dan double face... pengen liat om kimutaku dan om nishijima... etapi pemain lama jhonny juga banyak yang maiiiinn.. jadi bingung... kembali ke prioritas saja...
    yg double face remake dari internal affair ya.. kaya pernah nonton tu film, tapi bener2 lupa plotnya gimana... *langsung googling*
    kalo ga salah plotnya 2 sahabat masuk kepolisian, yg satu disusupin ke kelompok kriminal, dan akhirnya kedua2nya jd pemimpin (1 pimpinan kepolisian, 1 pimpinan kriminal), dan karena sesuatu hal (ga akan kubeberin semua, biar serunya ga ilang ) keduanya saling "tusuk", kalo di internal affair sih yg busuk yg pimpinan kepolisian dan yg nyamar dan akhirnya jd pimpinan kriminal yg dijebak dan akhirnya jd kriminal selamanya karena data kepolisiannya dihapus.

    tp ga tau jg gmn ntar script versi jepang, internal affairnya sendiri sangat bagus ceritanya sampe diremake ma film hollywood bahkan yg maenin ga tanggung2, Di Caprio!!!

    dan konsep dijepang dibikin 2 versi dimaenin bersamaan, 2 tv, wowow dan TBS masing2 nayangin dalam 2 sudut pandang

    satu2nya dorama yg bakal q tunggu2 musim depan setelah priceless, konsepnya banget
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    wow, Infernal Affairs/The Departed versi Jepang yg ditayangin dr 2 sudut bersamaan!!!
    nice idea! ....
    asal pengemasan ketegangannya OK, pasti keren banget tuh ...

    kynya season depan byk cewek2 eye candynya ya ...
    bahkan ada Miori sm Aya Hirayama dlm 1 drama tp kok Perfect Blue genrenya kynya detektif ya, bs gak ya Miori-chan bawain dg OK ....

    Makete, Katsu jg menarik, renzoku 5 episode
    castnya stellar temanya World War II ... drama serius yg sepertinya bakal epic

    Untuk genre romantic komedi, kolaborasi duet tante2 imut Miho Kanno - Yuki Amami dan Tamaki di Kekkon Shinai haram dilewatin ... lgan temanya gw banget
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricki View Post
    kalo ga salah plotnya 2 sahabat masuk kepolisian, yg satu disusupin ke kelompok kriminal, dan akhirnya kedua2nya jd pemimpin (1 pimpinan kepolisian, 1 pimpinan kriminal), dan karena sesuatu hal (ga akan kubeberin semua, biar serunya ga ilang ) keduanya saling "tusuk", kalo di internal affair sih yg busuk yg pimpinan kepolisian dan yg nyamar dan akhirnya jd pimpinan kriminal yg dijebak dan akhirnya jd kriminal selamanya karena data kepolisiannya dihapus.

    tp ga tau jg gmn ntar script versi jepang, internal affairnya sendiri sangat bagus ceritanya sampe diremake ma film hollywood bahkan yg maenin ga tanggung2, Di Caprio!!!

    dan konsep dijepang dibikin 2 versi dimaenin bersamaan, 2 tv, wowow dan TBS masing2 nayangin dalam 2 sudut pandang

    satu2nya dorama yg bakal q tunggu2 musim depan setelah priceless, konsepnya banget
    waaaa... ga sabar bangeett.. penasaran dah, sempet kaget jg coz ditayangin d dua tv berbedda... waaah.. pasti kereeen bangetttt...
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