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I'd rather be a Shellfish 私は貝になりたい 나는 조개가 되고 싶다 我寧願做貝殼
1944, in the depths of World War II. Toyomatsu Shimizu is a completely typical barber from a remote seaside town who lives frugally but happily with his wife Fusae and their 5 year-old son. Eventually, though, the army beckons and he is drafted. One day an officer on the battlefield orders him to kill a captured American soldier. Although Toyomatsu lacks the spirit to kill the man, and only wounds him in the arm, the victorious Americans will not accept this, and Toyomatsu is arrested and tried as a war criminal. And he receives the cruelest sentence possible...
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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?
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.
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75 min × 2 eps / 60 min × 8 eps｜10 episodes
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60 min. x 91 eps.｜91 episodes
A primetime game show that delivers edge-of-your-seat suspense. The father of participating families must master an assigned challenge in one week to win dream prizes for his wife, children and himself. Home video footage tells the story of each family's weeklong collaboration to prepare their father for his moment of truth in the studio.
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30 min. x 46 eps.｜46 episodes
Unbeknownst to most humans, every task they carry out is programmed, and it is thanks to mysterious creatures called “Promin” working in the background, that the world keeps functioning smoothly.
図書館戦争 THE LAST MISSION 도서관 전쟁 THE LAST MISSION 圖書館戰争 THE LAST MISSION
The near future in Japan, in the age officially known as ‘Change for the Better’.
忍びの国 닌자의 나라 忍者之國
It is a warring period in feudal Japan. The warlord, Nobunaga Oda, is rapidly vanquishing his foes on a quest to pacify and unify the country under his rule. However, there is one domain that he forbids to lay a hand on, that of the Iga ninja, whom even the great Nobunaga fears most. The Iga are known to wield extraordinary and supernatural powers as invincible weapons of war who will assassinate anyone for money, and money only. They don’t think of people as human and are dubbed “the killer clan”. But there is one Iga ninja, Mumon, who while peerless in ability is indolent and taken to task for an inability to earn much of an income. In the fall of the year Tensho 7, Nobunaga’s second son, Nobukatsu Oda, decides to ignore his father’s orders and attack the Iga country, partly encouraged by Taizen Heki, a man who had once turned on his master and was now employed as a vassal of Nobukatsu. Heibe Shimoyama, whose brother had been killed by Mumon also seeks revenge on the 12 Iga ninja core, including Sandayu Momoji and Kai Shimoyama. Amid various colliding interests and schemes, ultimately, a major bloody showdown is coming between Oda’s army and the Iga ninja.
半沢直樹 한자와 나오키 半澤直樹
114 min x 1 ep / 85 min x 2 eps / 75 min x 1 ep / 70 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 5 eps｜10 episodes
It was the height of the Japanese economic bubble when Naoki Hanzawa landed a coveted job in a major bank. But he finds the life of a banker to be a stormy one. As a loan officer section chief, Hanzawa works to finance the Nishi Osaka Steel company 5 million dollars at the insistence of his stubborn branch manager, Asano, and without collateral! What appeared a blue chip company is actually a heavily indebted concern that has been cooking its books. Within 3 months of the loan, Nishi Osaka Steel goes bankrupt, and Hanzawa and his bank have been deceived out of 5 million dollars. Not willing to take the heat and jeopardize his career, Asano plots to lay the blame on Hanzawa. When called to headquarters in Tokyo to attend investigative hearings about the fiasco, Hanzawa decides instead to deny the money is lost and vows to recover it himself. A believer in the goodness of people, but aware that deception costs double, Naoki Hanzawa's life as a legendary maverick banker begins.
S 最後の警官 Recovery of Our Future S 최후의 경관 Recovery of Our Future S 最後的警官 Recovery of Our Future
A nation of people seemingly content to go about their business, not thinking too much, but simply trying to lead normal and peaceful lives. And then one day, a bus jacking incident occurs to rouse them from their reverie.
東京PRウーマン 도쿄PR우먼 東京PR女人
Reina Misaki is bank worker plagued by self-doubt for constantly bumbling her job. And then one night she attends a social mixer that leads to an interview with a public relations firm and a new job thanks to a whimsical president, despite her having given a very lackluster interview. On her first day at the new job, she is shocked to learn that her direct superior is Kusakabe, the very man who was so exasperated by her at the interview. Still, Reina also immediately earns the jealousy and enmity of fellow female workers who all pine after Kusakabe. But Kusakabe makes life a living hell for Reina, subjecting her to a daily barrage of work place abuse and criticism… until one day at a product meeting where she casually expresses an idea that much to her surprise gets adopted and becomes a major PR coup, drawing enormous media attention. Having transformed into the hottest person in the business, Reina is ecstatic when the company president names her to head up the next big account. It’s all smooth sailing until the day of the big campaign announcement when a host of trouble suddenly threaten to bring the world crashing down upon her. But someone steps in at the last minute with a helping hand: Kusakabe.