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SIX FOUR: Part 1 / SIX FOUR Part 2 64 ロクヨン - 前編/後編   64 쇼와 육십사년   64 昭和六十四年

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In 2002, a kidnapping has eerie parallels with ‘six-four’, an unsolved case from 1989 on which the Statute of Limitations looms one year hence.
The year 1989 began in Japan as ‘Showa 64’, the 64th year of the reign of the Showa Emperor Hirohito. With his death on January 8th, a new era began, and 1989 became ‘Heisei 1’.
On January 5th, a young girl is kidnapped. The kidnapper escapes with 20 million yen, but the girl is found murdered. Now, 14 years later, her father, a few aging police investigators, and the kidnapper himself still live in that week, in the case they have called ‘six-four’.
Former Detective Mikami has been moved from Investigations to the Administrative side of the Gunma Prefectural Police, where as Chief PR Officer he battles a recalcitrant press corps, Administration bureaucrats concerned only with the machinations of the National Police Agency in Tokyo, and his ex-colleagues suspicious of him and resentful of Tokyo’s attempts to assert control over the way they do their jobs. As the 15-year Statute of Limitations looms over the ‘6-4’ investigation, Tokyo is about to usurp the right to appoint Gunma’s Chief of Detectives. But now another girl has gone missing...
불과 7일만에 막을 내린 쇼와 64년(1989년). 그 짧은 기간중에 일어난 소녀유괴살인사건, 일명 「64」
미해결상태로 세월은 흘러 시효까지 1년을 남긴 어느 날, 「64」를모방한 유괴사건이 발생한다. 쇼와천왕이 사망하고 불과 7일만에 끝난 쇼와의 마지막 해, 쇼와 64년. 그 해에 일어난 소녀유괴사건은 형사부내에서 「64」로 불리며 미해결 사건이라는 경찰최대의 오점으로 14년이란 세월이 흘러 시효가 다가오고 있었다.
헤이세이 14년(2002년). 예전 형사부에서 「64」 수사를 담당했던형사 미카미. 지금은 경무부 홍보실에서 홍보관으로 근무중이다. 기자들과의 불화, 상사와의 다툼, 형사부와 경무부의 대립이 이어지던중에 64를 그대로 모방한 새로운 유괴사건이 발생한다. 형사부와 경무부,미해결의 64와 새로운 유괴사건, 그리고 행방불명되는 외동딸. 거친 파도처럼 이어지는 놀라운 일들이 점점 미카미를 덮쳐온다.
西元1989年在日本被稱為「昭和64年」。隨著昭和天皇在1月8日的逝世,昭和64年在短短7天內就結束。在這7天中發生的一起少女誘拐謀殺事件,通稱「64事件」。
64事件一直是群馬縣警界裡最大的污點。在事件未解決的情況下,時間悄悄地過去。轉眼到了時效期限剩下一年的2002年,就在此時,另外一起彷彿是在模仿64事件的誘拐事件發生了。
曾參加64事件調查的刑警三上被調動到警務部公關室擔任公關長。在應付一群難搞的記者,處理和上司的鬥爭,以及刑事部和警務部的對立衝突中的此時,使用類似64事件的犯案手法的誘拐案件再度發生。在未解決的64事件和新的誘拐事件中裡失踪的少女等等…無法預期的事件接二連三如怒濤般襲擊三上!

Beyond the Boundary-I'LL BE HERE- Future

境界の彼方-I'LL BE HERE-未来編   경계의 저편 I’LL BE HERE 미래편   《境界的彼方》(I’ll be here 未來編)

89 min.

Akihito Kanbara has lived his life as a half youmu, being possessed by the most evil youmu, known as “Beyond the Boundary.” Mirai Kuriyama is a Spirit World Warrior with the cursed blood and is the only one who can defeat Beyond the Boundary. After a fateful encounter, they start to get attracted to each other.
The battle is over, and they can go about their normal lives now… Or so they thought. With no time to rejoice after miraculously saving Mirai from Beyond the Boundary, Mirai lost all her memories. Akihito, now a high school senior, starts to avoid Mirai thinking it’s for the better. Not aware of Akihito’s feelings, Mirai tries to get closer to Akihito. Then, someone who knows of Mirai appears in front of the two. With Akihito’s troubles in vain, Mirai once again sets forth on a battle that forces her to look within.

Beyond the Boundary-I'LL BE HERE- Past

境界の彼方-I'LL BE HERE-過去編   경계의 저편 I’LL BE HERE 과거편   《境界的彼方》(I’ll be here 過去編)

89 min.

It all began quite suddenly. Akihito, who appears human but is actually half yomu with the power to quickly heal himself, sees a freshman girl who appears ready to jump from the school rooftop. The girl, Mirai, who has the ability to manipulate blood, which is unique even among members of the spirit world, continues to fight her isolation. Akihito decides at that moment to save Mirai, but disturbing events soon begin to unfold.

Brass Dreams

仰げば尊し   우러러보니 존귀한   仰望師恩

85 min × 1 ep / 75 min × 1 ep / 60 min × 6 eps|8 episodes

It is called “The Musical Koshien”, the All-Japan Wind & Brass Band High School Championship. Regional rounds begin across the country every July, gradually narrowing a field of over 3,000 high school bands to just about a dozen for the finals. Amid the event’s long history, one public school is legendary for having risen from complete anonymity to national champion. In 1983, Kanagawa Prefectural Noba High School was a rough and tumble, low-rated school with a music room littered with cigarette butts and an inactive brass band club made up of hopeless slackers. But in the short span of 2 years, one man turned them around and made them national heroes. Based on a true story about a teacher named Nakazawa who spent 10 years guiding students to glory while battling cancer, this inspiring drama depicts two years in the life of a broken down musician (Koichi Hikuma), searching for meaning after suffering an accident that forced him out of a musical career, and the turnaround he orchestrates for himself and for the lives of his problematic students.

Flying Colors: How a Teen Girl Went from Academic Absurdity to an Elite University in One Amazing Year

ビリギャル~学年ビリのギャルが1年で偏差値を40上げて慶應大学に現役合格した話   비리갸루, 학년꼴치인 갸루가 1년만에 편사치를 40올리고 게이오대학에 현역합격한 이야기   後段班辣妹應屆考上第一志願慶應大學的故事

117 min.

Dyed-blonde student failure Sayaka mistakes a historical figure for a schoolyard insult, doesn't know north from south, or even that the earth is round. In her second year of high school, her academic ability is equivalent to that of a fourth-year elementary student. Then a meeting with a certain teacher, Tsubota leads to her taking on the seemingly impossible goal of gaining entrance to prestigious Keio University.
Although she once dabbled in delinquency, Sayaka begins to concentrate single-mindedly on her studies, which changes the people around her, including her family. All she needed was a teacher who she could trust wholeheartedly, and his unique approach to education. Sayaka and her mentor take on a challenge that seems utterly impossible, supported by her friends and family.

LIBRARY WARS: BOOK OF MEMORIES

図書館戦争BOOK OF MEMORIES   도서관 전쟁 BOOK OF MEMORIES   圖書館戰爭SP

120 min × 1 ep|Ep 1

Iku Kasahara joins the ‘Task Force’, the special unit of the Kanto Area Library Defense Force, in search of her ‘prince’, a Task Force member who once rescued a book about to be seized from her by the ‘Betterment Squad’, the paramilitary arm of the Censorship Enforcement Agency. She does not remember what this man looks like, and is attached to the Dojo Squad, where she is trained to within an inch of her life by its martinet of an instructor, Atsushi Dojo.
She meets a Deaf woman, Marie Nakazawa, a childhood friend of an older member of the Task Force, Mikihisa Komaki, who is advising Marie on books she should read. Iku senses that Marie is in love with Komaki. Meanwhile, the librarian Asako Shibasaki is meeting frequently with a curator who has introduced himself as Shuji Asahina. Hikaru Tezuka, also of the Task Force, is fond of Asako, and is not sure what to think about all this.
Now Komaki is arrested by the Betterment Squad. A book he recommended to Marie had not been approved. Komaki is taken away, leaving the other members of the Task Force enraged at his detention on these dubious grounds.
To make matters even worse, Iku’s parents show up. They were strongly opposed to her joining Library Defense, and now her secret—the fact that much of her job involves armed combat—is revealed.
Will Komaki and Marie be torn apart? What fateful decision will Dojo make as confusion engulfs his unit? And how will Iku get through this?

Nurses of the Palace

まっしろ   새하얗다   純白

75 min x 1 ep. / 60 min x 9 eps|10 episodes

Screenwriter Yumiko Inoue and producer Hiroki Ueda join forces to spin a wholly new type of nurse story reminiscent of an ancient inner palace drama. Set in a top-class hospital where nurses cater to a very exclusive and well-heeled class of clientele, a once altruistic nurse, Akari Arimura, lands work in the hospital where the country’s most elite politicians, entertainers and intelligentsia spare no cost for pampered medical care.
Seeking a rich husband after enduring harsh treatment at her former place of employment, Arimura finds herself once again at the bottom of a rigid pecking order controlled by a domineering head nurse who makes life hell for Arimura and her fellow, low-ranking, “generic” nurses as they become embroiled in “palace” politics, infighting and romance. A moving and romantic tale of personal growth proving that nurses are human, too.

SAKABA: Bar Hopping Report by Rui Yoshida

吉田類の酒場放浪記   요시다 루이의 술집방랑기   吉田類的酒場放浪記

15 min series|100+ eps

This is a unique program that introduces “izakayas” (Japanese-style bars) in downtown Tokyo, where “any adult can drop by alone when ever he feels like it.” One izakaya began as a food stall 80 years ago, another one serves raw pork guts… Every izakaya serves its own unique variety of Japanese sake and dishes, and viewers can enjoy watching the reality of the dramatic lives of its people. The program features the wonderful drinking experiences of illustrator Rui Yoshida and offers an introduction to the humanity of the people of downtown Tokyo.

Sleepeeer hit!

重版出来!   중쇄를 찍자!

75 min × 1 ep / 60 min × 9 eps|10 episodes

Kokoro Kurosawa is a musclebound judo athlete who upon graduation from university joins a major publishing company and is assigned to the editing desk of a weekly comic magazine called “Vibes”, full or very unique individuals and oddly-named senior editor, Iokibe. She becomes enthralled with the world of comic publishing with all of its meetings with serial cartoon writers, discovery of new talent, negotiating of issue volume, and working to secure second print runs. Despite her enthusiasm, Kokoro comes face to face with the hard realities of publishing as more content goes digital, and the days of the printed page appear numbered. If a comic book series doesn’t catch fire by its 3rd volume, it is doomed. Hoping to resuscitate fading “manga” artists on the cusp of oblivion, Kokoro and her colleagues strike upon a unique plan to produce a big hit, but must contend with their marquee writer being headhunted by a rival magazine, and the constant threat of discontinued publication. It’s one crisis after another for this plucky editing team.

Stepmom and Daughter Blues

義母と娘のブルース   의붓엄마와 딸의 블루스   繼母與女兒的藍調

67 min × 10 eps|Eps 10

Miyuki Miyamoto is an 8-year-old girl who lost her mother few years ago and now lives with her father, Ryoichi. When one day a hard-working career woman, Akiko Iwamoto, appears and becomes Miyuki’s new stepmom, Miyuki resists, particularly seeing Akiko presents herself with a business card. But Akiko, determined to win over Miyuki’s heart, uses all of her business experience and acumen to the task. And yet, none of her efforts succeed. Ryoichi, too, tries desperately to persuade Miyuki to accept her new stepmom, but he is simply no match for his daughter’s intransigence. Nevertheless, Miyuki finds herself gradually thinking hard about whether to ultimately accept Akiko. The show paints a vivid picture of the ordinary joys and tears of everyday life, punctuated by the occasional small miracles.

Tamako Love Story

たまこラブストーリー   타마코 러브스토리   玉子市場之純愛物語

84 min.

INTRODUCTION
Reiko Yoshida pens an all-new coming-of-age story about the passion and purity of youth that will tickle and squeeze your heart. Yukiko Horiguchi’s renders exquisitely distinctive teen characters emerging from the throes of puberty into adulthood. Naoko Yamada directs a story replete with inexhaustible appeal and freshness. Three masters of the anime genre, forming a harmonious unit to cut one gemstone of a love story.

STORY
Spring. The start of senior year. Dusk. On the way home from school. Tamako, Midori and two friends discuss their futures with shades of trepidation and earnestness. Tamako responds with a casual air. She’s going to take over the family business. Meanwhile, her long time neighbor across the street, Mochizo, has come to a momentous decision. It augurs the start of many changes around them. Gradually, Tamako begins to feel a change of heart.