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TARO's CANDY HOUSE おかしの家   과자의 집   下町的糖果屋

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The setting is the Tsukishima district of Tokyo where the Summer Olympic Games will be held in five years. A small old-fashioned confectionary shop, “Sakuraya” stands as a remnant of the past amid the rapidly changing cityscape. Akiko Sakurai has been running the shop on a shoestring for over 50 years, along with her grandson, Taro (33) whom she raised form childhood after he lost his parents in a traffic accident. With them also is Reiko, a single mother who has returned to Tsukishima with her child. Seemingly left behind by a fast-moving world, Taro appears as something of a “loser” who finds himself reexamining his lost childhood in an effort to move forward. Life takes a strange turn when his grandmother, Akiko, receives a letter that she is being sued for damages because her cat, Mi-chan, allegedly scratched up a neighbor’s luxury car. What should be an easy case to win turns into a fumbling mess at the hands of Taro who can’t seem to win for losing in this wacky yet endearing and slightly heartwarming late-night drama.
올림픽 개최를 5년 앞둔 도쿄 쓰키시마.
재개발이 진행되고 급속하게 변해가는 마을모습과는 반대로 홀로 남겨진 작고 오래된 과자가게 「사쿠라야」. 50년이상 가게를 꾸려온 사쿠라이 아키코와 어릴적 부모를 여의고 할머니의 손에 자란 손자 타로. 타로의 소꼽친구로 싱글맘이 되어 돌아온 레이코. 세상의 눈으로 보면 사회에 뒤쳐진 흔히 말하는 별볼일 없는 남자인 타로는 자신의 소년시절을 되짚으며 열심히 인생을 살아보고자 다짐한다. 어느날, 할머니가 귀여워하는 고양이 미짱이 손해배상청구를 당하게 되고 언뜻보면 여유만만하게 이길 재판이 별볼일 없는 타로로 인해 다른 방향으로 틀어지는데…, 바보스럽지만 사랑스럽고, 작지만 가슴 따뜻한 휴먼드라마.
連續劇的舞台在東京的月島。距離東京奧運還有五年。在都市更新的計劃急速開發的同時唯一殘留下來的是一間又小又舊的粗果子店 - 櫻屋 在這間櫻屋裏住著三個人。 50年來一直用心經營粗果子店的老闆娘一櫻井明子,和她獨自撫養自小父母雙亡的孫子一太郎。 再來是太郎的青梅竹馬,禮子,一個離婚的單親媽媽。
太郎是個典型的社會邊緣人。他回首過往,努力地邁向人生前進。
就在某天,祖母明子飼養的貓-小咪引起了損害賠償的事件。從旁觀來看是個能夠輕鬆勝訴的事件卻因為這個太郎無法順利進行。這是一部歡喜溫暖,讓觀眾會心一笑的連續劇。

AnDO NATSU

あんどーなつ   안도나쓰   安藤奈津

60 min x 12 eps|12 episodes

Natsu Ando, a pastry chef wanna-be, accidentally encounters a long-established Japanese confectionery shop founded in the Edo era called Mangetsu-do. To Natsu, who only knows Western confectionery techniques, the world of Japanese confectionery seems completely fresh and new. She witnesses the hard work of Japanese confectioners and somehow becomes attracted to the delicate taste of Japanese confectionery and the profoundness of the Japanese confectionery world, starting to set herself on the path of becoming a Japanese confectionery chef.

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.

It's not that I can't marry. I don't marry.

私結婚できないんじゃなくて、しないんです   전 결혼을 못하는게 아니라 안하는 겁니다   我不是無法結婚,我是不婚

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

People are increasingly choosing to marry later in life, or not at all. In Japan today, one in five men and women over 39 remain single. Miyabi is a beautiful, successful dermatologist leading a fulfilling life as a single, free and powerful woman. Although 39, she believes she can marry anytime, if so inclined. That is, until she learns from a straight talking tavern owner and romance specialist that her looks, career and age actually put her at the bottom of the marrying totem. Incensed by his claim, Miyabi sets out to prove him wrong, only to discover to her horror that he's right. If she wants to find a life partner, she's going to have to swallow her pride and play by some crazy rules.
Modern romance and the plight of the working woman are scrutinized in this stylish yet real romantic comedy.

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.

Takeshi's Castle

風雲!たけし城   풍운! 다케시 성   風雲~百戰百勝

60 min × 127 eps|Eps 127

The legendary audience participation variety program that took the entire world by storm! Laugh and cheer along with average citizens as they face a slew of challenging games!

The Full-Time Wife Escapist

逃げるは恥だが役に立つ   도망치는건 부끄럽지만 도움이 된다   逃避虽可耻但有用

75 min × 3 eps / 60 min × 8 eps|11 episodes

Mikuri is a young woman with a graduate degree. But when no offers of employment come her way, she’s forced into taking on temp work and confronting “the painful realization that nobody needs her.” That’s when Mikuri lands a job as a professional homemaker for a strait-laced bachelor named Hiramasa. Mikuri’s perfectionist work ethic wins over Hiramasa’s complete trust, but unfortunate circumstances result in the loss of this job, too. Feeling anxious about the future, Mikuri makes Hiramasa a strange offer. “Would you consider employing me through marriage?” He agrees, and a nuptial agreement is signed, making the two legally betrothed in a somewhat falsified life as husband/employer and wife/employee.
Can the couple function in a strictly professional relationship like this without the truth becoming known? Is there any chance of a chemical reaction between a pure company man and a dreamer woman thrown together for mere convenience?