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Toru Tezuka (手塚とおる)
La Grande Maison Tokyo
グランメゾン東京 그랑 메종 도쿄 東京三星夢
90 min × 1 ep / 85 min × 1 ep / 80min × 1 ep / 75min × 1 ep / 60min × 7 eps｜Eps 11
Natsuki Obana is a charismatic Japanese chef running a 2-star restaurant in Paris. Despite an extreme pride and confidence, he can’t seem to earn the 3 stars he covets. Feeling the pressure of a career slipping away, Obana’s troubles are compounded when his restaurant is caught in a scandal that forces its closure and the departure of his staff. Amid his despair, a glimmer of hope arrives when he encounters a female chef with whom he is encouraged to start anew. Assembling a staff of talented chefs, he launches his restaurant but is constantly clashing with personnel. Can a middle-aged man once knocked down recover the verve of youth necessary to achieve a lifelong dream?
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.
Grade A Reversal
下剋上受験 하극상 수험 小鲤鱼跳龙门 ～亲子升学考试奋战记
114 min × 1ep / 85 min × 1 ep / 75 min × 2 ep2 / 60 min × 6 eps｜10 episodes
A father with only a middle school education teams up with his daughter to get her into a top-tier middle school despite her attending a very low-rated grade school and without spending on cram school tuition. Based on a true story, this drama gives a full account of the 18-month-long effort of one family, beginning with the daughter’s 5th grade summer, to reverse fortunes and take advantage of equal opportunity.
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.