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Swimming in the Dark わにとかげぎす   심해어   超級懦弱的男人的戀愛

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With a title inspired by “Stomiiformes”, an order of deep-sea ray-finned fish called, this story follows Tomioka, a late-night security guard at a supermarket who laments his drab and solitary life. Feeling it unnatural to exist alone, he wishes upon a shooting star one night for a true friend. Soon, a mysterious woman appears in his life. She is Azusa, a next door neighbor who instantly falls in love with him. But as the kind of social awkwardness, Tomioka is obtusely unaware of her feelings for him. Can love bloom between these two? Especially when compounded by the sudden emergence of a homeless guy, who calls himself a “life wanderer”, and then an enigmatic death threat in the form of a letter that reads: “You will lose your mind within a year and die”. Life is suddenly turned upside down.
심야 마트에서 경비원으로 일하는 도미오카는 일상생활에 의문과 불안을 느끼며 고독은 죄라고 자각한다. 어느날, 친구가 생기길 바라며 별똥별에 소원을 빌었보지만 그에게 나타난것은 도미오카를 보고 첫눈에 반한 수수께끼의 이웃여성 하다였다.
그녀의 마음을 전혀 눈치채지 못하는“최강으로 최약한 남자”도미오카. 과연 두사람의 사랑은 시작될 수 있을까? 더욱이 인생방랑자로 불리는 거지아저씨의 출현과 「너는 1년이내에 미쳐서 죽을것」이라는 이상한 협박편지에 의해 도미오카의 인생은 변해간다.
富岡在深夜的超市當保安、他對自己的日常生活產生了疑問並感到不安、而且自己認為孤獨就是罪惡。某夜、他向流星祈求、「給我一個朋友!」、但出現的是一個對富岡一見鍾情的神秘的鄰人女性-羽田。
富岡是一個對羽田的感情絲毫沒有察覺的“超級懦弱的男人”。到底兩個人的戀愛會有開始嗎?
接著、由於一個自稱流浪者的無家可歸的糟老頭的出現、以及一封“你在一年以內會腦袋出問題而死去”的神秘恐嚇信、使富岡的人生開始變得面目全非……

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.

BOYS OVER FLOWERS

花より男子   꽃보다 남자   流星花園

75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 8 eps|9 episodes

Set at a famous high school for the super-wealthy, this is a puppy love story centered on Tsukushi Makino a poor girl, and the F4 gang of rich kids headed by the rough and fearless Prince Charming Tsukasa Domyoji. A total of 55 million copies of the popular original comic have been published, and the story has been turned into a movie and TV animation. In 2001, it was remade as a TV drama series in Taiwan, and has been broadcast in 13 countries worldwide, achieving high ratings. Producer Katsuaki Setoguchi based his casting on the characters as portrayed in the original manga. “By showing these kids growing up together, and their social interactions in all their clumsiness,” he says, “I wanted to ask, what is really important in life, and how do we live true to ourselves, and love another person?”

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!

LIBRARY WARS: THE LAST MISSION

図書館戦争 THE LAST MISSION   도서관 전쟁 THE LAST MISSION   圖書館戰争 THE LAST MISSION

120 min.

The near future in Japan, in the age officially known as ‘Change for the Better’.
It is a time in which the expression of thought is censored, and the media is tightly controlled. Bearing up under a harsh regimen of instruction under the terrifying Atsushi Dojo, Iku Kasahara is now a full-fledged member of the Library Defense ‘Task Force’, and divides her time between hard physical training and regular library work. Dojo and the rest of the Task Force are ordered to guard a public exhibition featuring ‘The Handbook of Library Law’, a book widely seen as the symbol of freedom, of which there is only one existing copy. The assignment seems easy enough, but this is in fact a trap designed to wipe out and thus disband the Task Force and restore a twisted society to the correct moral path. Can Dojo and his unit defend both an invaluable book and themselves? The members of the Task Force must put their lives on the line in the greatest battle they have ever faced: The Last Mission.

NAOKI HANZAWA

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.

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.

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.