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Antarctica 南極大陸   남극대륙   南極大陸

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It is the Showa 30s - the mid-1950s to mid-1960s - and a full decade has passed since Japan’s devastating defeat in World War II. The people are hard at work rebuilding their tattered lives and country seeking to regain their confidence in the process. Meanwhile, and the victor nations from the war are all eager to explore the planet’s last frontier - Antarctica; with teams of scientists from the U.S. Soviet Union and other countries racing to divvy up the vast frozen continent of Antarctica. Japan is the only Asian nation eager to declare a desire to take part, despite global skepticism about what Japan as could possibly contribute in its current state. As a result, Japan is allotted a virtually “inaccessible region” of Antarctica to study, where temperatures plunge to minus 50 degrees centigrade and blizzard winds whip up to 100 meters an hour. Nobody expects them contingent to succeed.
“Now is precisely the time when we must show the world our true mettle and determination,” says the Japanese Antarctic exploration team. “We have to prove that we can stand on our own two feet.”
The mission soon becomes synonymous with Japan’s return to the global community. But the unforgiving continent is not about to yield its pristine, never-before-touched-by-man territory easily. With such seemingly insurmountable challenges, the wintering team draws inspiration, hope and motivation from none other than its 19 Karafuto dogs. This is a story about one young scientist who risks his life in Antarctica for his loved ones, his country’s honor and for his “comrades in arms”, the dogs with whom he forges true bonds of kinship and shared destiny.
1950년대 중반, 전후 10년이 지난 일본. 잃어버린 자신감을 되찾기 위해 사람들은 묵묵히 일하며 경제를 되살리려 노력중이다. 그 무렵 세계 각국에서는 지구관측이 한창 활발하게 진행되고 있었다. 미국, 소련 등 승전국을 중심으로 미지의 대륙, ‘남극’ 관측이 계획되었다. 아시아에서 유일하게 참가를 표명한 일본이었지만 패전국인 일본이 무엇을 할 수 있겠냐며 매도를 당하고, 그렇게 일본에게 주어진 관측장소는 Inaccessible 즉, 접근불가능한 장소였다. 영하 50도, 풍속 100미터의 남극의 폭설이 몰아치는 최악의 장소. 아무도 일본을 기대하지 않았다. 일본의 남극 관측은 국제사회 복귀로의 일대 프로젝트가 되었다. 하지만, 사람의 발길이 닿지 않았던 남극은 남극월동대를 혹독하게 맞이한다. 그런 월동대 의 마음의 버팀목이 되어준것이 19마리의 개들이었다. 이 드라마는 일본의 부활을 위한 문을 열기 위해 그리고, 사랑하는 사람을 가슴에 담고 남극대륙에서 목숨을 걸고 도전한 젊은 학자와 그와 운명을 함께한 개(시베리아 허스키)들의 사랑과 감동을 그린 드라마이다.
故事是發生在昭和30年代。大概是在戰後的10年左右,日本為了奪回失去的自信,人們不顧一切辛勤工作為了能夠重振經濟。也在當時,世界各國對於觀測地球的研究非常活躍。以戰勝國的美國和蘇聯為中心,計劃在未知的大陸「南極」進行觀測。作為亞洲國家當中唯一參加計劃的日本,承受了世界輿論的怒罵和批評。質疑「戰敗國日本」能有什麼貢獻,於是被分配到地圖上被標示“Inaccessable 無法靠近”的觀測地點…。那是零下50度,吹着時速100米暴風雪的惡劣環境,完全不被世人所看好。「我們更應該在這個時候表現日本人的實力。日本不靠別的國家,我們要用自己的力量生存下去,更要把這個姿態讓全世界都看到。」就這樣日本的南極觀測隊成了「回歸國際社會的第一大任務」。但是,無人踏過的大陸對於南極越冬隊一點也不寬厚和憐愛。唯一給予越冬隊心靈上最大支持的是那19隻的樺太狗…。這個故事是敘述一位為了開啓日本復興的大門,放棄私情冒著生命的危險挑戰南極大陸的年輕學者,以及那些與他共生死患難的樺太狗,所記錄下來的愛和情誼。

100 days ~Love, Marriage, Sickness and Mom~

結婚式の前日に   결혼식 전날에   結婚前夕

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

Hitomi Serizawa leads a fulfilling professional and private life. What’s more, she will be getting married in 100 days. Plans are progressing smoothly until the unexpected appearance of her mother after an absence of 25 years. A free-spirited woman who lives impulsively and abandoned Hitomi to her stepfather, the mother, Kanako has suddenly decided to re-enter her daughter’s life in time to bask in the attention and respect given to the mother of a bride. Naturally, Hitomi is incensed and galled by the idea. But Hitomi soon finds out that her mother knows her intimately, for she has been corresponding with her mother all her life, believing her to be a childhood friend who moved away. As a result, Kanako knows all of HItomi’s closest-kept secrets, her innermost thoughts, everything about her upcoming marriage and even… that she was recently diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor that may ruin plans for the wedding. Hitomi makes every effort to resist her mother’s unsolicited intrusion into her life, but blood is thicker than water. And so begins the 100-day battle between a mother and daughter. Can it end well?

99 Years of Love: JAPANESE AMERICANS

99年の愛~JAPANESE AMERICANS   99 년의 사랑〜JAPANESE AMERICANS   99年的愛〜JAPANESE AMERICANS

150 min x 2 eps / 139 min x 2 eps / 125 min x 1 ep|5 episodes

99 years ago, a Japanese man emigrated to the vast expanse of America with hopes of survival and dreams of a brighter future. He and those like him were settlers, 1st generation Japanese-Americans. From them were issued a second generation which grew up bearing little knowledge of, nor devotion to, their parents’ homeland. And yet fate was to deliver them all a cruel blow... as war proceeded to tear them apart along national and generational lines. This is a story about Japanese immigrants who endured the horrors and tragedy of war, overcame deep prejudice and attained their dreams in a new land through love and courage.

Dr.STOЯKS

コウノドリ   產科醫鴻鳥   고우노도리

75 min × 2 eps / 60 min × 8 eps|10 episodes

Giving birth is not an illness. So naturally, it is not covered by standard medical insurance. People who work in maternity wards don’t treat injuries or cure disease. In fact, a professional doctor, an obstetrician, need not be present at a childbirth. But when complications arise, giving birth can become a life-or-death matter. Sakura Konotori lost his mother at his own birth and, as a result, grew up in an orphanage. Now he works as an obstetrician fueled by a deep love and yearning to “celebrate each and every baby that comes into the world”. But he is also something of a mystery, leading another life as a concert pianist who goes by the nickname “Baby” and plays with a passion that borders on brilliance. A delicate and realistic portrayal about the front lines of childbirth, Storks delivers a heartwarming drama that reflects upon the meaning and miracle of life.

High School Chorus

表参道高校合唱部   오모테산도 고교합창부   表参道高校合唱部

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

Tokyo metropolitan Omotesando Senior High School is lorded over by a group of popular kids dubbed “the first team.” The rest of the student body either fall into the “second team” or lower, “the outsiders.” One day, a transfer student arrives at the school from the remote countryside as an unlikely heroine who “loves to sing!” The high school used to have one of the country’s best choruses, but is now facing the threat of closure. But the story’s heroine is determined to resuscitate the chorus and sets out to recruit new members. Fighting off a storm of ridicule and booing, she gradually begins to win allies to her cause with single-minded passion and hard work. What begins as a ragtag collection of misfits in a dorky glee club crescendos to a refreshing and bittersweet spring-of-youth drama!

Meet Me After School

中学聖日記   첫사랑 일기   中學聖日記

67 min x 11 eps|11 episodes

Fulfilling a long-cherished dream, school teacher Hijiri Matsunaga is hired at a far-flung countryside middle school where she encounters, Akira Kuroiwa, a 9th grader with mysterious powers. Though 10 years younger than his teacher, Akira falls instantly in love with her and single-mindedly pursues her affections. But Hijiri has a devoted finance, Shotaro, with whom she keeps up a long-distance relationship. Aware that she should not reciprocate her student’s feelings for her, Hijiri eventually finds her heart swayed by Akira’s unremitting love and becomes attracted to him. Deeply conflicted between the affections of a pubescent youth and an elite company man, Hijiri’s “forbidden” love triangle engulfs those around her in this “forbidden yet pure” love story between student and pupil.

PLEASE LOVE ME!

ダメな私に恋してください   별볼일 없는 나를 사랑해 주세요   請和這個沒用的我談戀愛

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

Michiko Shibata is single, unattached and unemployed after her previous employer went bankrupt. Failing to land a job, she leads a destitute life surviving mainly on cabbage but craving meat. And she has tapped out financially after lending all of her savings to a handsome young man she pines after.
Her life reaches an all-time low when she reaches for a can of cat food found on the street, but just then, former supervisor, Kurosawa appears and wonders what she’s doing. ”I’m dying for meat,” she wines. So Kurosawa takes her to a coffee shop he runs called “Himawari” (Sunflower) and offers her a part-time job. Michiko hesitates as she remembers the nightmarish life working under this tyrannical man at the last company. But at Himawari, he seems to show a different side. Maybe the fortunes of this sorry woman is about to change.

Sweets Dream

スイーツドリーム   스위트드림   甜點美夢

30 min. x 40 eps.|40 episodes

Three women working for a big corporation full of catch-22s have finally broken out of the company with a dream of starting their own business! Their goal is to open a specialty shop for mail-order sweets. But challenges and difficulties fall upon them one after another.
These three women, who are positive about both their love lives and careers, are sure to give “genki" power to female audiences.

When the Saints Go Marching In

聖者の行進   성자의 행진   聖者的行進

75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 10 eps|11 episodes

Exploring the perception and treatment of mentally-challenged youth and their similarities to juvenile delinquents in Japanese society, this drama series follows the trials and tribulations of a group of adolescents in a work/study program for mentally-challenged teenagers. Although the program’s intention is to gently “normalize” them for introduction in society, the group is subject to constant physical and mental abuse unbeknownst to their parents and teacher, Ms Hagawa. However, the friendship between Towa, a naive but unusually articulate member of the program, and Arisu, a rebellious schoolgirl, helps both of them learn to overcome their troubles. Features a star-studded cast of current popular youth idols.

YAMEGOKU〜HELPLINE COP〜

ヤメゴク〜ヤクザやめてもらいます〜   야메고쿠 ~야쿠자 그만두겠습니다~   脫黑~不再當黑社會~

78 min x 1 ep / 70 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 8 eps|10 episodes

Inside the Metropolitan Police’s Organized Crime Task Force, a help line has been set up to assist repentant organized criminals in their effort to permanently cut ties with their syndicate. Dubbed the “Going straight hotline”, it is spearheaded by a fearless female police officer Bakushu Nagamitsu, played by former AKB48 member Yuko Oshima, who stands ready to crush anyone threatening those under her protective custody no matter how powerful that threat may be. Depicting the struggles and maturation of Bakushu and those around her, “Yamegoku” is a groundbreaking police drama with great heart and soul not seen since “SPEC” and “Keizoku”.

You're Not Alone

ひとりぼっちの君に   홀로인 너에게   不讓你孤單

60 min. x 12 eps.|12 episodes

His mother having left him, nine year-old Yuudai is forced to live alone and steal from a local convenience store to survive. Pursuing the wily thief to get back the stolen merchandise is the first act on the job for newly-arrived Shintaro, manager of the convenience store. Shintaro soon learns of Yuudai’s predicament however, and decides to take him in. Becoming his new family, Shintaro and his assistant, Satomi, soon discover that caring for a young boy who has such a troubled past and who is accustomed to fending for himself may be more than they can handle.