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ISHIKO and HANEO: You're Suing Me?

石子と羽男ーそんなコトで訴えます?ー 이시코와 하네오 ー그런 일로 고소합니까?ー   石子與羽男:這種事能告嗎?

Personalities and complexes collide between a Tokyo University-educated paralegal, Shoko (“Miss Compliance”) and a young lawyer with only a high school degree, Yoshio (“Mr. Bohemian”). Nevertheless, they somehow manage to help clients in a small town through the “Ushio Legal Counseling Office” in this off-color legal drama! With Shoko’s sharp wit and stubbornly single-minded passion, and Yoshio’s penchant for acting cool, the two are more similar than they would admit despite constant bickering as they fight for the rights of their clients.

The Old Dog,New Tricks?

オールドルーキー 올드 루키   老菜鳥

Ryotaro is a cheerful professional soccer player devoted to the game he loves. He has risen to national team member, and come through with decisive goals when it counts… until injury begins to plague him. Facing retirement at 37, he realizes it is a little late for him to enter normal working society. Enter a sports management company called “Victory” which offers him a new lease on life. Yet somewhere in his heart, Ryotaro has not quite accepted his retirement, and he will need to reconcile with new challenges as an old rookie.

INVISIBLE

インビジブル 인비저블   無影犯罪

75min × 1ep / 60min × 9eps

A mystery figure dubbed “Invisible” conspires with criminals as an underworld “crime coordinator.”
Once thought of as just an urban legend, Invisible hijacks the airwaves and warns of a bombing.
Nobody imagined it would be a woman by the name “Kiriko.”
“I’ll give you my information,” she says, “but I want Detective Takafumi back in the First Crime Division.” But why him? One by one, the mysteries peel away in this rollercoaster drama will hold you in captive suspense.

My Family

マイファミリー 마이패밀리   捍衛家園

85min × 1ep / 75min × 2eps / 60min × 7eps

Haruto is a young businessman whose game company struck it rich, giving him a fancy suburban home, a beautiful wife, Michiru, and a grade school daughter. But when the daughter is taken in a serial kidnapping, Haruto reassesses his priorities. Confronted with a series of challenges and revelations about people, he and Michiru fight to get their daughter back the only way they can: by themselves, in this non-stop thriller about family bonds under the most trying of circumstances.

DCU: Deep Crime Unit

DCU DCU   DCU

120min × 1ep / 85min × 1ep / 75min × 2eps / 60min × 5eps

DCU is a detective series of a team of elite divers boldly solving crimes where no investigation has gone before. The darkest secrets, however, might not be hiding in the oceans’ depths but are buried in their own pasts. And they must be confronted before they throw the entire world into deadly chaos.

99.9 Criminal Lawyer SPECIAL 2021: New Encounters

99.9—刑事専門弁護士— SPECIAL(2021)〜新たな出会い篇〜 99.9—형사전문 변호사— SPECIAL(2021)〜새로운 만남〜   99.9 刑事專門律師 特別篇:新的相遇篇

Miyama is junior partner to Sada, who has just been named new director of the Madarame Law Office. When a party is held to announce the new director, the president of a major auto maker wants them to hire and train his granddaughter Honoka. A candidate for mayor needs their help clearing him of a bribery charges, which puts them up against a suave bribery lawyer accustomed to operating in “gray” legal territory. Can Miyama and company stay focused on finding truth and justice?

99.9 Criminal Lawyer THE MOVIE

99.9-刑事専門弁護士-THE MOVIE

119 min

A stickler for the facts, criminal case specialist lawyer Miyama has piled up an impressive case record winning those deemed 99.9% impossible working at the Madarame Law Office with rookie lawyer Honoka under newly promoted office chief Sada.
His biggest challenge comes with a new case involving a Tenka Village wine poisoning incident from 15 years ago involving an enigmatic lawyer, Nagumo and his daughter Eri. Unsure whether the seemingly virtuous Nagumo is friend or foe, Miyama’s team recruits the aid of a local youth named Mamoru and uncovers critical evidence for a miraculous decision reversal. But this turns out to be a carefully laid trap. Miyama is manipulated into making false charges that plunges the Madarame Law Office into a major crisis.

Platinum End

プラチナエンド

30min.|24 episodes

The story of life and death from the creators’ duo of "DEATH NOTE" and "Bakuman."

“I’ll give you the hope to live’”

Mirai Kakehashi lost his family in an accident and had a painful time with his relatives. The boy, desperate for everything, throws himself from the roof of a building on the day he graduates from junior high school. However, he meets an angel there and...

Mirai Kakehashi lost his family in an accident at a young age, and he grew up being abused by his relatives who took him in. After losing all hope in life, Mirai tries to commit suicide but is saved by the mysterious Guardian Angel Nasse. He is also graced with some special abilities: “Wings,” which allows him to travel anywhere he pleases faster than anyone else; “Red Arrow,” which allows him to charm someone for 33 days; and “White Arrow,” which allows him to kill someone without fail. Thanks to the Guardian Angel’s powers, Mirai is able to escape his relatives and rediscover the strength to live. However, he is told that he is one of 13 candidates who received the same abilities, and that “God” will be chosen from among them!

Revue Starlight The Movie

劇場版 少女☆歌劇 レヴュースタァライト

120 min

Revue Starlight is a new form of entertainment that fuses musicals with anime. Ever since the project was announced, there have been a wide variety of installments from a musical, anime, comic, smartphone game, to a music group by the nine main cast members: Starlight Kukugumi. And now, a long-awaited new anime movie is coming to theaters.
The new movie will depict a completely original story that continues from the TV anime Revue Starlight that aired in July, 2018, and the reproduction compilation Revue Starlight RONDE RONDE RONDE, which was released in August, 2020.

MIU404

MIU404

75 min × 2 eps / 60 min × 9 eps|Eps 11

The No. 4 Mobile Investigation Unit was quickly pieced together as part of reform efforts to overhaul the police organization. There, a wild maverick of a cop, Ibuki, gets paired with a serenely composed partner, Shima. Their role is to be on call 24 hours to fill in gaps in police shifts by investigative Units 1 to 3, to be the first investigators on crime scene and to risk their lives for a perfect criminal apprehension rate. In an increasingly morally relativistic world, questions such as “What is real justice” are posed in thrillingly fast-paced and comical whodunit fare with each episode a complete story.

Everyone's Demoted!!

集団左遷!! 집단좌천!!   集團左遷 !!

85 min × 1 ep / 75 min × 1ep / 60min × 8 eps|10 episodes

“If you don’t make your quotas, you’re all fired!”
Desperate bankers battle a colossal organization In a fight song for the masses.
Hiroshi Kataoka is a banker who knows things aren’t right, but endures it anyway. “It’s for the good of the company,” he tells himself. And Hiroshi is true and proper Japanese “salaried man.” But he’s also a man of passion who can’t help but be moved by the hard work of his subordinates and colleagues. So right before his 50th birthday, when he gets news that he will be promoted to manager of the Kamata branch that has been earmarked for eventual closure, he is conflicted. “Don’t kill yourself working for a branch that’s closing,” his bosses advise him. “You’ll get good treatment when you return to headquarters afterwards.” But no one under Hiroshi has any knowledge that their jobs are doomed.

The New King

新しい王様 新的国王

Season 1: 30 min × 8 episodes Season 2: 30 min × 9 episodes

Nao Kitazawa, 34, leads a busy but fulfilling life as a doctor at a women’s clinic and as fiancee to an elite psychiatric physician, Yuchi Ihara. With their wedding day a month off, Nao is preparing to move into a new home when she meets Shinji Mamiya, a struggling writer who works part-time as a mover and falls inexorably in love with him. The fateful encounter compels Nao to follow her heart and experience true love. Overwhelmed by Nao’s passion, Shinji soon falls for her as well, but their budding romance is threatened by the tragic discovery that Nao has early onset Alzheimer’s. What unfolds is a story of pure love. As Nao’s symptoms worsen, Shinji spends the next ten years giving Nao mental and health support even as she begins to lose the precious memories they both shared.

Nisekoi: False Love

ニセコイ 니세코이   偽戀

116 min.

Raku, a peace-loving guy with a strong sense of justice and the son of a mafia boss and Chitoge, a daughter of a gangster. girly girl at heart, are forced by their parents to “pretend to be boyfriend and girlfriend” in order to stop a feud between their families. Raku and Chitoge are extremely reluctant, but have no choice, and so begins their high school life of false love.

Original Comic: Naoshi Komi ”Nisekoi"

Stolen Identity

スマホを落としただけなのに 스마트폰을 떨어뜨렸을 뿐인데   雖然只是弄丟了手機

116 min

One day, Asami calls her boyfriend and hears unfamiliar male voice on the other end. The man informs her that he found the lost smartphone and makes arrangements to return it to Asami. It safely reaches her, and she gives it back to her boyfriend. But she has no idea that the man, a serial killer, has hacked the smartphone and stolen all its data.

Original Novel: Akira Shiga ”Stolen Identity"

Downtown Rocket

下町ロケット 변두리 로켓   下町火箭

140 × 1 ep / 85 min × 2 eps / 75 min × 2 eps / 70 min × 1 ep / 60 min × 6 eps|Eps 12

Following its smash hit debut in 2015, Downtown Rocket returns for a second season in 2018 furthering the struggles and challenges of Kohei Tsukuda, a former rocket scientist and leader of the Tsukuda Manufacturig Co., a cozy factory in the old part of Tokyo. Having lost his father, Kohei had taken over the firm’s development of a purely domestically-made rocket for a major industrial concern, Teikoku Heavy Industries and their Stardust Project. But when news arrives of a sudden replacement of the Teikoku president, the Stardust Project appears in jeopardy, further compounded by Tsukuda’s loss of a major client, a farm machinery maker, who decides to cancel engine orders.
Having just shifted from rocket engines to farm equipment, Kohei and his factory must once again face a series of make-or-break challenges in order to survive.

GAKUEN BASARA

学園BASARA 학원 BASARA   學園BASARA

30 min.|12 episodes

A heated battle is once again revving up at Basara Academy between baseball star, Masamune Date, and soccer ace, Yukimura Sanada. What’s more, ever since student council chairman, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, received a suspension, leaving the seat up for grabs, a host of class “warlords” have become embroiled in a quest for supreme power. Amid Ieyasu Tokugawa’s appeals to bonds of kinship and Mitsunari Ishida’s fervor to defeat him, who will wrest ultimate control of the domain in “troubled” times?

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.

Ninja Warrior Hungary

닌자 워리어 헝가리 忍者大戰 匈牙利

120 min.|10 episodes

Thousands of people have come forward to prove that they are able to overcome the monumental obstacle course that only a few could achieve in the world so far. Amazing excitement, a stunning track and super-power is promised by the world-famous show. After Japan, America and many other countries in Europe, Ninja Warrior arrived in Hungary. Do not miss anything, pleasing to the greatest fighters!

Timeless Shops & Restaurants

坂上&指原のつぶれない店 사카가미&사시하라의 망하지 않는 가게   坂上&指原的不會倒閉的店

60 min. series

Have you ever pondered questions like, “What keeps that shop in business?” or “How does that shop or that person ever make a profit?“ Well here is a variety program that seeks to answer those riddles and uncover unknown money mysteries. The truth will astound you!

Ao-Natsu

青夏 きみに恋した30日 푸른 여름   青夏 愛上你的30天

113 min.

Rio, a modern city schoolgirl dreams of making a fateful encounter and falling in love. She goes to a rural town to spend the summer and meets Ginzo, a local schoolboy. He is aloof and slightly surly but actually has a kind heart, and Rio immediately falls for him. Rio wonders if Ginzo is “the one” but he rejects her without hesitation, saying “We're from two different worlds.” The summer is coming to an end. Their feelings intensify. What will become of their “summer only” romance?

Revue Starlight

少女歌劇 レヴュースタァライト 소녀극장 레뷔 스타라이트   少女☆歌劇 REVUE STARLIGHT

30 min.|12 episodes

Childhood friends Karen and Hikari made a promise that, together, they would one day become the next theatrical stars. Real life got in the way of their childhood dream when Hikari moved away, but Karen never forgot her promise. Years later, the two friends finally have their chance when they’re invited to a mysterious audition. However, the two are not the only ones who have trained for this moment, and they must now compete with others whom all share the same dream of performing on stage.

Prison Princesses

監獄のお姫さま 감옥의 공주님   監獄公主

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

Attempted murder, fraud and embezzlement, illicit drugs, tax evasion and even murder? Five women convinced of various crimes and a crime-loathing female warden put aside their differences to hatch a grand plot of revenge against a handsome but crooked company CEO. But the revenge plan keeps hitting snags. Written by Kankuro Kudo, all of these mature women with interesting back stories meet in a female penitentiary and band together to clear each other of unjust sentences in this blockbuster female crime story rich in laughter and tears, brilliantly merging the comedy and cheerfulness of Kankuro Kudo storytelling with serious deeper questions of why we’re all here and what constitutes true happiness.

Little Giants

小さな巨人 작은 거인   使命和正義

85 min × 1 ep / 80 min × 1 ep / 75 min × 1 ep / 60 min × 7 eps|10 episodes

Chief Kosaka of the No. 1 Investigative Enforcement Division is highly talented and is thought to be a sure choice for Superintendent in the future. This year, however, although he was successful in solving this year’s third HQ incident, a mistake made in the investigative process has caused him to be demoted to another post. Although he has wandered from the fast track to promotion, his new co-workers do their best – in their own feckless way – to solve petty incidents, always believing in their own sense of justice. As Kosaka reflects on his mission as a policeman and his own thoughts on justice, he learns to believe in himself as he fights against “evil.” A thrilling drama about men fighting for justice within a giant organization, the Police.

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.

Yuriko's Barenaked Diary

毒島ゆり子のせきらら日記 부스지마 유리코의 적나라한 일기   毒島百合子的赤裸裸日記

30 min × 10 eps|10 episodes

Ever since high school, Yuriko Busujima has been without several boyfriends. Now into her third year as a political beat reporter for a newspaper, she finds herself in a 4-year relationship with a musician named Midori and courting another guy. “Marriage is hell” and “Betray a guy before he betrays you” are her life mottos as she publicly flaunts her two-timing affair. Professionally, she searches for the opportunity to land a big scoop. And when it comes, fraught also with new romance, Yuriko is vindicated in her belief that “love” and betrayal” are merely two sides of the same coin. A new type of adult-oriented entertaining drama.

Miyagi Japan’s 3/11 Reconstruction Event: The Tour de Tohoku 2016

日本宮城311復興イベント ツール・ ド・東北2016 일본 미야기 311 부흥이벤트 투어 더 토호쿠 2016   日本東北單車之旅

The Tour de Tohoku bicycle race was established to continually honor those who lost their lives in the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami while paying great tribute to the support and reconstruction efforts that followed in its wake. By covering the Tour de Tohoku 2016, this program seeks to report on the current state of Miyagi’s recovery following the disaster and introduce the prefecture’s beauty and attractions.

Thank you Taiwan! A special program commemorating 5 years of post-disaster reconstruction support

震災5年復興支援特別番組 ありがとう台湾! 재해 5년 부흥지원특별프로그램 고마워요 타이완!   震災5年復興支援特別節目 謝謝您台灣!

5 years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11, 2011. Miyagi Prefecture received donations and support from Taiwan as well as inspiring words of encouragement to become a place bustling with activity once again attracting travelers.
This program introduces Miyagi today as a highly attractive travel destination while simultaneously conveying the immense gratitude toward the people of Taiwan for all of their tremendous support in hopes of further building lasting bonds.

SAVE OUR TOWN!

ナポレオンの村 나폴레옹의 마을   拿破崙之村

85 min x 1 ep / 75 min x 3 eps / 60 min x 3 eps|7 episodes

"The word 'impossible' is not French."
The hero who immortalized those words? Napoleon Bonaparte. Fast forward far into the future. The setting is Tokyo five years prior to it hosting the Summer Olympics games. A curious man arrives at a mountain village of Kagura on the western edge of the city. He is Eiji Asai, a seasoned civil servant possessing the vitality to do the impossible - to save a dying town. Affected by his unconventional methods and remarkable achievements, a town of once listless city workers and estranged residents undergoes a transformation in this uplifting tale of revival and rebirth.

PANIC IN

PANIC IN

30 min × 10 eps|10 episodes

Who can resist a good crisis or the scent of a woman?
The panic-thriller/comedy series “Panic In” celebrates all of the classical panic and disaster movie themes and tropes with a high-octane television drama full of suspense, laughter, tears, joy and soul-satisfying human emotion! Computer graphics add a level of scale and impact never before seen in made-for-television entertainment.
Torao Kurumada (43) is a hapless, middle-aged bachelor who is always changing jobs, but every time he starts at new place of employment, he is interrupted by some major incident or disaster such as a runaway bus, an unidentified mysterious animal, or terrorists. Each challenge is accompanied by a fateful encounter with a woman whether a college student, an office lady or a widow with whom he falls helplessly in love and for whom he is willing to sacrifice life and limb to save. It is the classic tale of a guy trying to win the girl amid extreme circumstances. But will it ever work for Torao?

Each episode is filmed by a guest director; Taichi Suzuki, the first ever 4-award winner at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival (“The Brat” ’12), action specialist, Yoshikatsu Kimura (“Karate Girl”, ’11), globally-acclaimed director SABU ( “Bunny Drop”, ’11 & “Kanikosen”, ’09), Munenori Nagano, who while active also as an actor in the popular theatrical troupe “European Project” is an award-winning independent filmmaker, for a total of 4 directors all bringing their own flair and taste to this all new “panic” action-comedy genre.

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.

Ouroboros

ウロボロス〜この愛こそ、正義 우로보로스 ~이 사랑이야말로, 정의   無間雙龍〜這份愛才是正義

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

Based on the eponymous bestselling comic book that has sold over 2 million copies as of November, 2014, Ouroboros as a television series reunites the acting tandem of Toma Ikuta and Shun Oguri after 8 years as Ikuo and Tatsuya, two kindred spirits placed in opposite circumstances. With a host of quixotically humorous characters, stylish action scenes, unpredictable thrills and spills, here is a new kind of drama about an irreplaceable friendship loaded with high morals and entertainment value suited to men, women, boys and girls of all ages.

Ooku:The Inner Chamber

大奥 〜 誕生 오오쿠 ~탄생   大奧 〜誕生

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

The male-female reversal of fortunes all began here… in the Edo period under the rule of third-generation Tokugawa shogun, Iemitsu. An epidemic illness affecting only men and boys has thinned the male population to one-quarter that of females. Iemitsu himself falls ill and succumbs to the plague, sparking a crisis of succession within the Tokugawa family. This prompts head lady of the court, Kasuga-no-Tsubone, to find a born-out-of-wedlock daughter of Iemitsu, disguise her as a boy and secretly groom her in the palace’s inner palace as Iemitsu. When she turns 16, Kasuga-no-Tsubone coerces the handsome Buddhist priest, Arikoto, visiting from Kyoto to serve the girl heir Iemitsu as her page. Arikoto ends up unable to resist Kasuga-no-Tusbone’s pressure and laicizes himself and his young pupil, Gyoku, to enter into the service of the inner palace. The result is a female shogun and 3,000 handsome male attendants, all entwined in the intrigue, jealousies and pure love drama of Edo castle.

K-ON! MOVIE

映画 けいおん! 영화 케이온 !   電影 K-ON !輕音部

110 min.

Four high school girls join the Light Music Club to save it from being abolished when all of its members graduate. Although most of them don’t have much experience playing a musical instrument, they all decide to give it a shot. Yui, takes up the electric guitar. Ritsu plays the drums. Mio, the smart but shy one, is the base guitarist and the Gentle child of affluence, Tsumugi, plays the keyboards. In their sophomore year, the wide-eyed freshman Azusa lends her considerable guitar skills to finally form the five member band, HO-KAGO Tea Time.
Now they just need to stop having tea parties and get busy practicing!

KOCHIKAME - THE MOVIE: Save the Kachidoki Bridge! -

こちら葛飾区亀有公園前派出所 THE MOVIE 勝どき橋を封鎖せよ! 여기는 잘나가는 파출소 THE MOVIE가쓰도키 대교를 봉쇄하라!   烏龍派出所THE MOVIE封鎖勝鬨橋!

113 min.

Police Corporal Kankichi Ryotsu of the Kameari Park Police Box, Katsushika Ward, Tokyo, is the best-intentioned guy you’d ever want to meet, but nothing he does ever goes right and he causes nothing but trouble. One day Ryotsu runs into Momoko, a girl he used to like way back in primary school. His heart leaps. Suddenly the Police Commissioner’s daughter is kidnapped, and Ryotsu learns that Momoko has been caught up in the case. For her sake, he sets to work solving it. But things he never expected start to happen, and he finds himself driven into a corner. Can he solve the case and save Momoko? And what will become of this bittersweet love story if he does? Ryotsu, an inveterate trouble-maker with the best intentions in the world, brings laughter and tears to the screen this summer in a comic but moving entertainment.

Kochikame

こちら葛飾区亀有公園前派出所 여기는 잘나가는 파출소   烏龍派出所

120 min x 1 ep / 75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 6 eps|8 episodes

Here comes the long-awaited television drama adaptation of a story that holds the Guinness Book record for longest-running serial comic at 33 years! Set in Tokyo’s venerable Kameari district with its vestiges of traditional downtown Tokyo, the story follows the heartwarming lives and zany antics of Captain Kankichi Ryotsu, his peers’and the people on his beat at the Kameari Park Front outpost of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s Katsushika Precinct.

Seven Days of a Daddy and a Daughter

パパとムスメの7日間 아빠와 딸의 7 일간   父女7 日變

75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 6 eps|7 episodes

What if one day a “much-hated father” and his “beloved daughter” switch their personalities while their bodies, looks and voices remain intact? It is comical and tearful non-stop entertainment that depicts the “exciting youth” and the “thrilling salary man life” the two are exploring.