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The 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. Carrying the hopes of a nation, Japan’s was seeking its first ever gold medal in the Men’s Large Hill Team event. On the sidelines stood one man who harbored particularly strong emotions toward team ace, Masahiko Harada. That man was former Japan ski jumper, Jinya Nishikata.
This is a love story inspired by the song “Threads” by Miyuki Nakajima.
Café Funiculi Funicula
コーヒーが冷めないうちに 푸니쿨리 푸니쿨라 咖啡未冷前
The Crimes That Bind
祈りの幕が下りる時 기도의 막이 내릴때 當祈禱落幕時
A woman is found strangled to death in an apartment in Tokyo’s Katsushika Ward.
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.
SIX FOUR: Part 1 / SIX FOUR Part 2
64 ロクヨン - 前編/後編 64 쇼와 육십사년 64 昭和六十四年
Part 1: 121 min. Part 2: 119 min.
In 2002, a kidnapping has eerie parallels with ‘six-four’, an unsolved case from 1989 on which the Statute of Limitations looms one year hence.
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.
100 days ~Love, Marriage, Sickness and Mom~
結婚式の前日に 結婚前夕 결혼식 전날에
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?
37.5℃の涙 37.5℃의 눈물 37.5℃的眼淚
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 9 eps｜10 episodes
37.5 degrees Celsius is the highest temperature permitted for a child to attend daycare. But children do run fevers, and when that happens, what can you do? Parents can’t simply leave their sick children at home while they go off to work. But they also must work. Enter the “sick child” caregiver to lend a helping hand to parents in a fix. Problem solved. But is leaving a sick child in someone else’s care considered “bad parenting”? What truly defines parental affection, family and parenting? Find out through the daily adventures of Momoko, a child caregiver who, though clumsy in work and love, embraces a host of challenges and difficulties with an honest passion. 37.5-degree Tears examines the different forms that love and parenting take, and is sure to tug at the heartstrings of all parents.
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.
Justice is Blind: The Moving Tale of a Vision-Impaired Lawyer(Based on a True Story)
全盲の僕が弁護士になった理由 전맹인 내가 변호사가 된 이유 ～감동서스펜스 실화！～ 全盲的我變成律師的理由～真實故事改編的懸疑劇～
120 min x 1 ep｜1 episode
Based on the writings of a true life, vision-impaired lawyer comes a story about a blind man who manages to pass the extremely difficult bar exam and earn his lawyer’s license. Long desiring to help the weak, Kensuke Okochi gets a job at an attorney’s office while he and his wife, also blind, look forward to their first child. When a plaintiff in a divorce case decides to withdraw from litigation, Kensuke worries at first that it has to do with his own perceived inadequacies as a lawyer, but a few days later, he is visited by the female plaintiff, Satomi, showing injuries to her body. While it appears an open and shut case of domestic violence with an audio recording as proof, Kensuke detects a “certain scent” coming from the plaintiff which gives him pause as to her real intentions.
The Family Season
ママとパパが生きる理由。 엄마와 아빠가 살아가는 이유 媽媽和爸爸活著的理由
60 min. x 5 eps.｜5 episodes
A dramatization based on a true story about a married couple both diagnosed with cancer and given limited time to live. As mother of two young children, Shuko Yoshioka notices a lump in her chest one day and goes to a hospital to have it checked out. When she is diagnosed with breast cancer, her husband Kenichi is fully prepared to battle the disease with her until he finds out that he, too is ill with lung cancer. For the sake of the children, the couple determine to not let this defeat them, but to approach life cheerfully and positively in what is a stirring and unforgettable record of a family driven by the strength of love and who never forgets their sense of humor. Based on a blog called “Husband, 39, and Wife. A Couple Given Limited Time to Live” about family and battling illness.
ルーズヴェルト・ゲーム 루즈벨트 게임 羅斯福遊戲
85 min x 1 ep / 70 min x 3 eps / 60 min x 5 eps｜9 episodes
”The most exciting baseball game score is 8 to 7!”
I Just Wanna Hug You
抱きしめたい 〜真実の物語〜 안고 싶어 想擁抱
Overcoming a tragic accident at a young age that confined her to a wheelchair and caused frequent memory loss, Tsukasa has an inspiring lust for life and energy. She plays sports and meets, then falls in love with, a young basketball-playing taxi driver named Masami. Soon, the two find themselves having to face a variety of challenges and difficulties form the world around them on their way to marriage and the dreams of building a blissful life together. This film is based on a miraculous story about an actual couple in Abashiri, Hokkaido. Tsukasa has been paralyzed on her left side since a traffic accident as a young girl, which also caused some brain damage, making her forget things easily.
Night School Teacher, SAKURA
夜のせんせい 밤의 선생님 血夜愛上貓
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 9 eps｜10 episodes
After migrating from job to job, 38-year-old Sakura Yoruno, finally settles in as a bar hostess at a pub called “Raimu Raito” on the outskirts of town. It seems the perfect job for a woman who has witnessed and experienced just about everything in life. But her life takes another change when a regular customer compels her to take up a teaching position at an evening high school. Here, she’s warned that “if even one student drops out, you’re fired.” But the class assigned to her is a veritable smorgasbord of troubled students. They vary in age and social background, and suffer from problems that make any one of them a potential drop out at any time. But the boundlessly cheerful Sakura is determined to succeed. “No matter what happens,” she promises, “I’m not letting go of your hand.” Here is an inspiration tale about a rookie teacher at a night high school with the ability to turn people’s lives around.
Letter to Mom in Heaven
命〜天国のママへ〜 생명～천국의 엄마에게～ 在天國的母親
120 min. x 1 ep.｜1 episode
Haruki Mizunuma is a workaholic who runs a design office in Tokyo and has left the rearing of his grade school son, Ren, completely to his wife, Kyoko. But she becomes hospitalized for de-terioration health. Treatment fails to work and suddenly, she has departed from this world. Ha-ruki is not ready to be suddenly raising a son by himself, and Ren himself is devastated by his mother’s death and loses the desire to live. And then on the first anniversary of Kyoko’s death, Haruki and Ren pay a visit to her native home in the mountains where the family business of forestry has been maintained for 500 years. Haruki begins to seek the meaning of the “Tree of Happiness”, which Kyoko had written in her day planner. But first he must confront the cold treatment by his father-in-law, Shigeya, who had never approved of their marriage.
Ando ♡ Roid
安堂ロイド 〜 A.I.knows LOVE ? 〜 안도로이드 A.I.人工智慧男友
75 min x 1 ep / 70 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 8 eps｜10 episodes
2013. A brilliant physicist, Reizi Matsushima, has been murdered, but nobody knows why. His beloved fiancé, Mayo Ando, soon finds her life in danger as well as she is pursued by the unknown killer. Seemingly out of nowhere - from her desk drawer! - a mysterious "man" appears who calls himself Roid and is the spitting image of Reizi. Roid proceeds to make it his singular mission to protect Mayo from danger while espousing that "justice without power is meaningless." Yet to Roid, words like "love" are unfamiliar as are human anger or grief. Wary at first, Mayo gradually begins to harbor feelings for Roid due to an existential sadness she detects in him amid a world where motives intersect between the present and the future 100 years ahead. What does fate have in store for a woman who has lost love and a man who doesn't understand it?
Tonbi (Black Kite)
とんび 솔개 鳶
114min x 1 ep / 90min x 1 ep / 60min x 8 eps｜10 episodes
Late summer 1972. Truck driver, Yasu, is in the highest spirits singing to himself while working and restraining himself from his favorite hobbies of drinking and gambling. The reason? His wife is about to give birth to a son. Yasu himself never had parents to speak of, his mother having died while he was very young, and his father having abandoned him. Yasu's wife, Misako, also lost both her parents when she was young. And so the two spend their days in happiness, protecting and watching their son, Akira, grow. Until an unforeseen tragedy strikes when Akira is only 3. A freakish accident occurs that results in Misako sacrificing her life to protect her son. Yasu loses himself in grief and remorse, but recovers when he vows to raise the son he loves as best as possible even as it tests the limits of his wits and abilities. Though forced to battle feelings of anxiety, confusion and helplessness, Yasu clumsily yet honestly manages to rear his son with the support of friends in this moving tale of ultimate love between father and son.
The Cat Lawyer and the Invisible Man: A Corpse’s Ransom
猫弁 고양이 변호사 貓說
120 min x 2 ep｜2 episodes
Despite being celebrated as a brilliant lawyer, Taro Momose is a poor and lonely bachelor who lives in a run-down apartment and has never had a relationship with a woman in all his 40 years. Softhearted to boot, Momose has also become owner of a gaggle of cats that lost their home in a civil pet suit Momose had taken on. As a result, his Shinjuku office is littered with cats. Es-tranged from his mother at a young age, Momose has long dreamed of having a real family, but repeated use of dating services has yielded nothing. His professional motto is to accept all cases and then work to develop its merits and means for resolution. Once all the pieces have been put together, results nobody could have predicted await in this heartfelt mystery series brimming with tears and laughter.
南極大陸 남극대륙 南極大陸
130 min x 1 ep / 90 min x 1 ep / 70 min x 4 eps / 60 min x 4 eps｜10 episodes
It is the Showa 30s - the mid-1950s to mid-1960s - and a full decade has passed since Japan’s devastating defeat in World War II. The people are hard at work rebuilding their tattered lives and country seeking to regain their confidence in the process. Meanwhile, and the victor nations from the war are all eager to explore the planet’s last frontier - Antarctica; with teams of scientists from the U.S. Soviet Union and other countries racing to divvy up the vast frozen continent of Antarctica. Japan is the only Asian nation eager to declare a desire to take part, despite global skepticism about what Japan as could possibly contribute in its current state. As a result, Japan is allotted a virtually “inaccessible region” of Antarctica to study, where temperatures plunge to minus 50 degrees centigrade and blizzard winds whip up to 100 meters an hour. Nobody expects them contingent to succeed.
Runaways : For Your Love
ランナウェイ〜愛する君のために 런 어웨이 ～사랑하는 너를 위해 逃獄者 ～為了我愛的你
114 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 8 eps｜9 episodes
Ataru is serving out a prison sentence in Kyushu for having killed a police officer. Though innocent, circumstance forced him to accept the conviction. As the time on his sentence ticks down to its last year, he is informed that his daughter - born between him and his girlfriend, Yuki - has come down with a serious heart disease. Rather than serve out the rest of his sentence, Ataru determines to escape together with three other wrongly-convicted inmates and a young girl, Sakura, who has run away from her abusive parents. Fueled by love and a yearning for justice, the escapees head toward Tokyo in a 1,000 kilometer journey up the Japanese archipelago; a “breakout” in search of hope.
The Hanawa Sisters
華和家の四姉妹 하나와가의 네자매 華和家的四千金
80 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 10 eps｜11 episodes
Four grown sisters return to life under one roof in the Hanawa home, headed by their “hunk” of a father and perennially girlish mother (who adores her husband and never doubts for a moment that his feelings are mutual). Although raised under the example of a seemingly model marriage, the “four Hanawa sisters” themselves are either divorced, devoutly single, in the market for a husband or simply unlucky in love. The second eldest daughter, Takemi, is the “black sheep” of the family who returns home after multiple divorces and three kids in tow. Having lived her life as honest to her own feelings as possible, she can’t help but stir trouble - leading to some hilarious predicaments - and always commands the center of attention, earning her such nicknames as “problem child”, “love-starved man-killer” and “she-devil.” “Marriage”, however, is the constant operative word in this domestic drama of women in search of a formula to happiness.
JIN－仁－（完結編） JIN―仁―（완결편） 仁醫（完結篇）
129 min x 1 ep / 115 min x 1 ep / 70 min x 1ep / 65 min x 2 eps / 60 min x 6 eps｜11 episodes
Two years have passed since Jin slipped through a time warp and landed in the Edo period at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate’s reign. Worried about the state of depression into which Saki has fallen, Jin pays a visit to her native home when it is revealed that her mother, Ei has been stricken with beriberi disease. According to her elder brother Kyotaro, Saki had come home to urge her mother to see a doctor only to be sent away without even being allowed in the home as Ei had not yet forgiven Saki for previously breaking off an arranged marriage proposal. In hopes of somehow saving Ei, Jin comes up with a scheme to administer medicine-laced sweets, for which Ei has a weakness.
Umareru (Being Born)
生まれる。 태어나다 出生。
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 9 eps｜10 episodes
The Hayashidas were a typical happy family of father, mother, two boys and two girls. Until it all changed suddenly with the untimely death of the father, Shinpei. While still mourning his passing, the children are hit by another bit of shocking news from their mother “Truth is… I’m pregnant.” The news of their mother’s pregnancy at 51 sets into motion a new series of challenges for the four children, particularly for the eldest sister, Manami, who now becomes the family patriarch forced to struggle with the pressures and responsibilities of “child rearing” and “family ties”, not to mention greater philosophical questions about the meaning of life. A moving, life-sized human drama.
LADY: The Last Criminal Profile
LADY 〜最後のプロファイル〜 LADY〜최후의 범죄 프로파일링〜 LADY 〜最後的犯罪檔案〜
129 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 9 eps｜10 episodes
Rookie investigator Shoko Kazuki has just returned from the U.S. after being trained by the FBI in the art of criminal profiling. Recruited by a newly-formed Crime Profiling Support unit (CPS) within the Metropolitan Police Department, Shoko gets to work cracking the department’s most frustrating cases which offer only scanty clues and no apparent motives. Still, she must apply all the behavioral and analytical tools of her trade to painstakingly build the criminal profiles that will lead her and her team on the right trail. A realistic depiction of the profiling process and forensic analysis, LADY exposes the sinister underbelly of society and sheds light on the murky landscape of the criminal mind.
ハンマーセッション！ 헤머 세션 震撼鮮師
78 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 10 eps｜11 episodes
"Hammer Session": a Mexican slang term for beating rules and norms into a person's brain. A paddy wagon plummets into the sea allowing the escape of brilliant con artist, Otowa No.4. While on the run, he meets Goro Hachisuka, a rookie school teacher who had tried to burn down the elite prep school where he worked in an attempt to combat some evildoing students. "Human psychology is a surprisingly easy thing to understand," No 4 preaches before deciding to vicariously assume the identity of Goro Hachisuka, and take up the teacher's challenge for himself. No4 sets about putting the problem students straight by turning to his wide arsenal of Draconian con man techniques - "hammer sessions."
Legal Eagle, First Class
75 min. x 1 ep. / 60 min. x 9 eps.｜10 episodes
They mix like oil and water. Katsuhiro Tamura is a legal aide with a burning sense of justice and a sentimental bleeding heart. Misuzu is a prim-looking but strong-willed, man-hating, workaholic administrative scrivener. Always at each other’s throats and in each other’s hair, the two still somehow manage to grow and get things right in this seriously passionate yet equally comical legal drama. Armed with their strong convictions and skills as “legal technicians”, this odd couple fight to promote true justice and protect the weak. And the law be damned!
ヤマトナデシコ七変化 엽기소녀 스나코 完美小姐進化論
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 9 eps｜10 episodes
“If you can turn my niece, Sunako, into a real lady, you can live rent free.” The perennially broke Kyohei and his pretty-faced roommates have just been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and they’re not going to squander it. But they’re in for a surprise when they meet Sunako, a horror film freak who hides behind her bad hair, in an uncontrollable romantic comedy that will chill your spine, tickle your funny bone and tug at your heartstrings.
A Little Princess
小公女セイラ 소공녀 세라 小公主莎拉
120 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 9 eps｜10 episodes
A modern retelling of the classic 1887 Francis Burnett story, The Little Princess, about a precocious young girl of wealthy upbringing who one day finds her life turned upside down and all her privileges taken away when the family goes bankrupt. Cast into the role of a penniless servant, Seira fights on, never losing her pride, cheer nor compassion come whatever adverse circumstances. An inspirational and timeless story sure to be the purest and most heroic told this year.
余命１ヶ月の花嫁 여명 1 개월의 신부 生命中最後一個月的花嫁
On April 5, 2007, a couple was married in a church.
スマイル 스마일 微笑
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 10 eps｜11 episodes
Bito may hide a complex about his mixed blood heritage (Filipino father, Japanese mother), but he can light up a room with his infectious grin. Hana may have lost the ability to speak, but she possesses a smile as radiant as the Sun. Kazuma longs to be the center of attention, but when he flashes his teeth, the effect is like a fresh spring breeze. Fate has brought these three together to prove how the power of a smile… can slay dragons.
The Perfect Path for Two 2
夫婦道 2 부부도２ 夫婦道2
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 10 eps｜11 episodes
The Perfect Path for Two returns to the humble, day-to-day struggles of a married couple striving to raise a family and run a small tea plantation, evocatively describing the many trials and tribulations between a husband and a wife, parents and their children, siblings, and neighbors. The series picks up two years after three of the daughters had left in quick succession to get married. And now they’ve returned home with a host of marital issues to resolve.
JIN -仁- 仁者
114 min x 1 ep / 85min x 1 ep / 65min x 1 ep / 60min x 8 eps｜11 episodes
A brain surgeon, Jin Minakata, is hurtled back in time to the Edo period at the time of the fall of the Tokugawa government. He finds himself having to save lives without the luxury of modern medical equipment or medicine, and unwittingly thrown into the middle of the tumultuous political times. Taking to heart the words, “God only presents you with challenges that you can overcome,” Jin endeavors to make the most of his new lot in life, as if convinced that he will rediscover something in the past which he has lost in the present. Awash in a different time and a different world of epic scale and grandeur, Jin finds that history now turns on him.
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...
75min. x 2 eps. / 60min. x 8 eps.｜10 episodes
“When we grow up… We’ll kill him together”. Koichi, Taisuke, and Shizuna are three siblings whose parents had been brutally murdered when they were just elementary school children, and they vowed to avenge the death of their parents. Fourteen years later, their vengeful plan unravels countless new facts. A shocking revelation leads to an overwhelmingly emotional ending. What will become of the siblings who have lived their lives solely in reliance of their bond alone?
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.