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Jiro Sato (佐藤二朗)
The Man with the God Tongue
神の舌を持つ男 擁有神之舌的男人 신의 혀를 가진 남자
75 min × 1 ep / 60 min × 9 eps｜10 episodes
Ranmaru Tomonaga may be a bit naive and dorky, but he’s got something of an endearing quality that is hard to dislike. Above all, he has a tongue like a gas-chromatography device, capable of analyzing whatever it comes in contact with. Sure enough, that tongue leads him into all kinds of trouble as he gets embroiled in solving one puzzling mystery after another. Along the way, he picks up a sidekick; an “uzakawa” (cute, but annoying) suspense drama fan girl named Hikaru Kamekanbo. They meet up with Kanji Miyazawa, a straight-laced man who is the only person capable of reining in the quirky pair and keeping them out of trouble. The three of them become traveling companions, traversing the countryside in a beat-up automobile, sleeping and eating in some of the nation’s best-kept secret hot springs, and searching for the mysterious “onsen” geisha “Miyabi” in a comical mystery adventure.
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.
75 min x 1 ep / 65 min x 2 eps / 60 min x 8 eps｜11 episodes
Racing to the sites of horrific disasters and accidents, a medical team specializes in disaster treatment “under the rubble.” They are DMAT, the Disaster Medical Assistance Team, and their mission is to rescue disaster victims from the grips of imminent death with quick response emergency aid. Internal medicine physician, Dr. Hibiki Yakumo, intentionally avoided the field of emergency care after a misjudgment led to his younger sister slipping into a comastose state in ER. But when hospital director, Shoichi Isezaki, transfers him to DMAT, he joins a an elite yet very eccentric team of doctors and nurses. When they respond to a highway tunnel multiple collision with large casualties, Hibiki must confront a mind-boggling scene of tragedy where 10 seconds of hesitation could mean the loss of life. A human drama unfolds in extreme life or death conditions.
Send in Tenma!
天魔さんがゆく 텐마씨가 간다 天魔來了
30 min. x 10 eps.｜10 episodes
An extremely fearful youth, Tenma Hokai, grudgingly runs a ghost extermination agency only because he hails from a long genealogy of those with special abilities to communicate with spirits. When a request comes in, he and his company colleagues strap on special devices and head for the haunted sites in what is a Japanese version of Ghostbusters. Or so one would hope. But alas, the weak-nerved Tenma can hardly bear the thought of encountering ghosts and tries instead to hear their grievances and rectify the problems that keep them in the corporal world, even through gentle persuasion. Meanwhile, Tenma must contend with a lady who follows him around, speak to his deceased father through dreams, a bothersome detective, a parade of quirky clients and spirits in what is far from a tale of horror but rather a hilarious comedy with comical interplay that also delivers a serious treatment on the meaning of "life" in a completely original drama.
MY DADDY IS AN IDOL!
パパドル！ 파파는 아이돌 我的爸爸是偶像
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 9 eps｜10 episodes
Are romance and marriage really off limits for a television idol? Playing himself in this satirical drama, true-life idol Ryo Nishikido falls in love with a single mother of three children and then goes and marries her! When his talent agency finds out, they give him an ultimatum - he has 3 months to nullify the marriage or retire from the public eye. And if the truth should get out in the meantime, his career is immediately through! No one else knows; not his fans, not even fellow members of his idol group. So Ryo struggles with a helter skelter life of being a high-profile celebrity, a husband and a new-minted father. It’s a sure recipe for disaster, but the journey just may help deepen family and group member bonds.
Summer Rescue：Clinic in the Clouds
サマーレスキュー 〜 天空の診療所 〜 섬머 레스큐 ～천공의 진료소～ 夏日救援隊～天空的診療所～
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 9 eps｜10 episodes
The setting is a real life medical clinic in a tiny remote mountain village and summer retreat. It is a place where a young doctor, nurses and med students for one summer can come face-to-face with real life patients and real life problems, ponder the meaning of existence and their medical profession. Keigo Hayami is a young heart surgeon with a cool as a cucumber demeanor and a promising future at a major university hospital. But he’s here for the summer on order by his superior to tend to local patients at an altitude of over 2,000 meters in a clinic lacking in most modern medical equipment and medicine. Here, a doctor has only one means of treating their patients: talking to them. They must deal directly with patients, and learn the skills of bedside manner. For it is here wherein lies the “heart of medicine” and Hayami is in for a major transformation, as both doctor and human.
¥5 Million For 5 Daughters
家に五女あり！ 우리집 다섯자매！ 家有五女!
30 min. x 40 eps.｜40 episodes
Heitaro, a father, has just retired from the company for which he has worked for 38 years. He proposes that the combined total amount of 30 million yen, made up of his retirement money and the savings his wife had left, should be divided equally by the 6 members of the family — That is, 5 million yen each. Will Heitaro’s sincere gift of 5 million yen be able to make each of his daughters happy?
75 min. x 1 ep. / 60 min. x 10 eps.｜11 episodes
Ando, the head of prestigious Izumida Hospital, drafts Takashi, a battle-hardened and brilliant surgeon. On his first day, he meets Detective Mizusawa who has brought in a critically injured criminal whom she was forced to shoot. Against the wishes of his superior, Takashi miraculously saves the criminal. Takashi learns of another patient in the hospital that has been in a coma for 21 years. Takashi suggests a way he may be able to revive the man, but is stubbornly opposed by Ando. This arouses Takashi's suspicions that Ando may have a personal stake in keeping the patient in a vegetative state; and he and Detective Mizusawa set out to unravel the mystery behind this 21-year old incident and ultimately learn more about their mutual past in the process.
ハンドク!!! 연수의 !!! 半個醫生
75 min. x 1 ep. / 60 min. x 9 eps.｜10 episodes
As a former gang member, Ichiban was witness to the worst side of the emergency medical system and vowed to become a doctor to change it. With the aggressive passion he learned on the streets, Ichiban has worked his way to becoming a no-nonsense emergency medicine resident. But it is this same passion that he must learn to control when confronted with a situation that is beyond his help.
60 min. x 11 eps.｜11 episodes
A woman’s young son is kidnapped and the only clue to his disappearance is a note starting with the words “This is a quiz….” What follows is a fast-paced and stylish whodunnit which leads chief investigator Kaoru Kiriko of the Special Investigation Team down a trail of increasingly perplexing riddles that all the while seem to mock the efforts of the police. Street-smart Kaoru may be the kidnapper’s intellectual match, but as she gets closer to her mark, she finds herself becoming the hunted rather than the hunter.