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Kanako Yanagihara (柳原可奈子)


家族ノカタチ   가족의 형태   家族的形式

75 min × 1 ep / 70 min × 1 ep / 60 min × 8 eps|10 episodes

Themes of contemporary family and marriage provide plenty of laughs and inspiration in this domestic drama about a 39-year-old bachelor who can’t marry and a 32-year-old female divorcee who refuses to. Both would prefer to be left alone, but their meddlesome parents won’t let them. Daisuke works at a stationary supply company, and is something of a softie, but with a pessimistic view toward marriage. He returns from work one day looking for rest and repose in his recently purchased condo only to find it billowing smoke. Panicking, he runs into a woman in the apartment of a neighbor, Hanako, until he realizes that his apartment isn’t on fire, but that his father has come uninvited from the countryside and is trying to smoke meat on the balcony. What’s more, he’s brought his stepson with him and plans to stick around. Soon, Daisuke’s comfortable bachelor pad is populated by three men.



114 min. x 1 ep / 90 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 6 eps|8 episodes

The Metropolitan Police Agency's most eccentric detective, Heihachi Hiratsuka, of the First Criminal Investigation Division is the sole member of the “Hiratsuka Unit.” Treated as a pariah by his colleagues, Hiratsuka nevertheless is a stellar detective who cracks one mystery after another, thereby leading other division members to suspect his activities and speculate that he has deep ties to the underworld. When he is assigned a new partner in the form of rookie detective Saionji, an extravagant celebrity type with a strong sense of justice, there is the hope that he will discover evidence of Hiratsuka’s purported corruption. But the primary reason for Hiratsuka’s success in solving criminal cases may lie merely in the fact that the bad guys loathe him as much as the good guys do. The eccentric P.I and his rookie “frat boy” partner form an odd couple in this fun and quirky mystery drama.

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.