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Noriyuki Higashiyama (東山紀之)
Simple is Best
ふつうが一番 보통이 제일 平凡最好
120 min × 1 ep｜1 episode
With dreams of becoming a Naoki Prize-winning author, Tomeji Kosuge is a widower who ekes out a living as a reporter for a trade newspaper while caring for his young daughter, Noriko, and living with his mother, Takie around 1963. Based on the true story of writer, Shuhei Fujisawa, Simple is Best traces the half life of protagonist, Fujisawa, up until his winning of the Naoki Prize in 1973 as seen through the eyes of his beloved daughter, Noriko.
The Partner: To My Dear Friend of 100 Years
The Partner〜愛しき百年の友へ〜 The Partner～사랑스런 백년의 친구에게～ 日越之間 - The Parrtner
129 min x 1 ep｜1 episode
Trading company employee, Tetsuya, lives alone with his only daughter, but is busy preparing to remarry a Vietnamese woman named Lien. One day, the president of a Vietnamese trading company promises Tetsuya a contract if he will help solve a mystery. But there is a time limit that, if not met, will cause the dissolution of a big project in Vietnam his company has been working on for years. Tetsuya pours his energy into cracking the mystery, but the key to solving it lies in Japan. A hundred years ago, under harsh colonial rule by the French, a Vietnamese hero fighting for independence took an incredible risk to find passage to Japan, where he forged a strong bond with a nameless Japanese doctor. Now, a century later, a long-hidden truth is re-vealed in this epic story about love and friendship between Vietnam and Japan.
The Dancing GM Doctor
GM〜踊れドクター GM 춤추는 닥터 GM ～名醫風雲
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 9 eps｜10 episodes
In a distant past, Dr. Hideo Gotoh was once a teeny-bopping idol. Now he's an elite young doctor, having just returned from America after building a reputation as a General Physician working in a leading medical field in the U.S. When he accepts an invitation by an intern he meets on an airplane, he finds himself at the hapless Meiho Hospital, a collecting ground for some of the worst doctors imaginable. Then when a patient with a mysterious ailment is brought before the incompetent and motivationally-challenged GP staff, it is up to Dr. Hideo to begin turning things around.