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©2020 "What Happened to Our Nest Egg!?" Film Partners

Broadcast Date

JP Release 2021.10.30

Episode / Duration

115 min

Scenario Writer

Hiroshi Saito (斉藤ひろし)

Cast

Yuki Amami (天海祐希)
Yutaka Matsushige (松重豊)
Mitsuko Kusabue (草笛光子)

The 2015 best-seller novel by Miu Kakiya has been adapted to film by director Tetsu Maeda (“A Banana? At This Time of Night?”). As of April, 2020, the book has sold over 260,000 copies.
In Japan, it is said you need 20 million yen saved up for retirement. Though everyone has their worries about the future, not many openly talk about it. This film comically depicts this problem through the eyes of a respectable-looking family that’s actually a bit dysfunctional.

The main character, Atsuko, is your average housewife who believes in frugality. She has a husband, Akira, who’s quite clueless about the family budget, a daughter who works part-time, and a son in college. Though Atsuko had been saving up for retirement, she gets in an argument with her sister-in-law and her husband one day, and she ends up having to pay 4 million yen for her father-in-law’s funeral. As if that’s not enough, her husband’s company goes bankrupt, she gets fired from her part-time job, her daughter wishes for a lavish wedding with her fiancé who’s in a heavy metal band, and her big-spending mother-in-law moves in. The family’s savings dwindle by the day.
Problems between husband and wife, parent and child, wife and mother-in-law, a child’s marriage, a child moving out, caring for a parent, and funerals… These are all problems that everyone faces. As the family is hit by one dilemma after another, they struggle and torment themselves in order to overcome adversity.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?