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Koji Yamamoto (山本耕史)

Extremely Inappropriate!

不適切にもほどがある!   부적절한 것도 정도가 있어!   極度不妥!

Ichiro is a PE teacher in 1986 feared by his students for a "tough love" approach, harsh tongue and frequently “inappropriate” behavior. He’s also a dad trying to raise a rebellious daughter after having lost his wife to illness. When he gets transported in time to 2024, he encounters modern sensibilities that teach him about empathy, but also gives people of today reason to rethink their own political correctness in this time traversing comedy about change.

The Black Swindler (2022)

クロサギ   검은 사기 (2022)   詐欺獵人 (2022)

80min × 1ep / 60min × 9eps

The stage is set in Japan in the year 2022.
In a time where fraud is an imminent threat, societal issues give rise to a slew of elaborate scams. Kurosaki is a man who lost his family to a “white swindler,” which is a professional swindler who scams people out of their money. In order to exact revenge, Kurosaki becomes a “black swindler,” a swindler who tricks other swindlers. He swears to scam every white swindler in the world and takes on foe after foe, but can he find his ultimate enemy who robbed him of his family? This riveting revenge drama exposes the very emotions that scams exploit.

KAPPEI

KAPPEI カッペイ

118min

July 1999. The world is in turmoil. Nostradamus prophecies are on everybody’s lips. Chaos, violence and fear rule the day. In crazy times, a band of special men prepare to rise to the challenge and rescue mankind from the coming Armageddon.
Flash forward to 2022. Well, the end of the world did not come. And there are no signs that it will. With no opportunity to test their highly lethal fists, the downtrodden band of specially-trained men break off their ascetic training as their master gathers them to forlornly announce: “You are dismissed.”
A slightly different kind of coming-of-age tale unfolds about would-be world saviors rendered irrelevant by the times.

A Warmed Up Love

この恋あたためますか   이 사랑 데워드릴까요   愛情加温

75min × 1ep / 60min × 9eps|Eps 10

Kiki Inoue has lost her bearings in life and works a part-time job in a convenience store. But thanks to an incredible passion for conveniences store sweets, she encounters the manager of a major convenience store with whom she forms a partnership to develop the next big convenience store dessert! The manager, however, is only concerned with winning and views Kiki as nothing more than a pawn for achieving his own success. Feigning to be an angel, he is in fact a devil in disguise preying upon Kiki’s dreams and using her. Against this cutthroat corporate backdrop, Kiki is a symbol for many despairing from life’s many disappointments and failures and asking themselves the question “What is most important in life? Here is a Cinderella love story for them and for everyone.

AN INCURABLE CASE OF LOVE

恋はつづくよどこまでも   사랑은 계속 될거야, 언제까지나   戀愛可以持續到天長地久

75 min × 2eps / 60 min × 8eps|Eps 10

A 23-year-old rookie nurse falls hard for a doctor she’s long admired while experiencing the triumphs and tragedy of working on the front line of emergency medical care in a story offering hope for tomorrow. As a high school student, Nanase Sakura witnessed the miracle of Doctor Tendo saving a life, and has been enamored with him ever since. Inspired to become a nurse in hopes of meeting Tendo, she finally fulfills her dream only to learn that he is nicknamed “the Devil” and is super sadistic. Nevertheless, Nanase relentlessly expresses honest feelings toward him, which eventually begin to melt his iron-encased heart in this heartwarming, romantic comedy.

SAVE OUR TOWN!

ナポレオンの村   나폴레옹의 마을   拿破崙之村

85 min x 1 ep / 75 min x 3 eps / 60 min x 3 eps|7 episodes

"The word 'impossible' is not French."
The hero who immortalized those words? Napoleon Bonaparte. Fast forward far into the future. The setting is Tokyo five years prior to it hosting the Summer Olympics games. A curious man arrives at a mountain village of Kagura on the western edge of the city. He is Eiji Asai, a seasoned civil servant possessing the vitality to do the impossible - to save a dying town. Affected by his unconventional methods and remarkable achievements, a town of once listless city workers and estranged residents undergoes a transformation in this uplifting tale of revival and rebirth.

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.

PINTOKONA

ぴんとこな   핀토코나   歌舞伎爭霸

130 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 9 eps|10 episodes

For the first time ever, a serial drama about the exotic, 4-century old world of kabuki theater comes to television from an original comic series that sold over a million copies in Japan. Pintokona, a kabuki term, refers to a handsome and manly nature but with a solid core. Despite being born into a famous kabuki acting family, scion Kyonosuke Kawamura has zero motivation. Conversely, Ichiya Sawayama, who was born into a household with no kabuki pedigree whatsoever, is determined to rise on talent alone. The story begins when these two diametrically opposed youths fall in love with the same woman, Ayame Chiba, and then go on to vie with each other to become Pintokona, both as actors and in real life. Sparks fly for these two young men of completely different personalities and circumstance against the colorful backdrop of kabuki in a magnificent tale of love, art and youthful passion.

Naniwa Junior Detectives

浪花少年探偵団   나니와 소년탐정단   浪花偵探少年團

120 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 11 eps|12 episodes

Shinobu is an inexperienced grade school teacher who has just been hired on a temporary basis to take over Class no. 2 of the 6th grade in a seedy district of downtown Osaka. But Shinobu, full of curiosity and energy, cannot seem to help sticking her nose into the many crimes and mysterious goings-on in the community that surrounds her school. Together with her equally curious and energetic students, they form a junior detectives club and go on a great adventure assisting local police solve head-scratching cases. Fortunately, Shinobu is a woman with a keen intuitive sense and extraordinary power of deduction. As a lover of mystery novels and an abhorrer of wrongdoing, she’s committed to keeping the community safe for her students, pursuing criminal activity with a vengeance culminating each week with the climactic call: “Don’t mess with Oji Elementary’s Shinobu!”

The Battle of Mr. & Mrs. Sasaki

佐々木夫妻の仁義なき戦い   사사키 부부의 의리없는 싸움   佐佐木夫妻的無仁義之戰

75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 9 eps|10 episodes

Norimichi Sasaki is methodical and inflexible. His wife Ritsuko is big-hearted and earthy. They are both lawyers and even the slightest of matters can develop into a battle royal as they both let fly with the legalese. The troubles that unfold in the work and private life of this diametrically-opposed couple are depicted with a deft comic touch.

The Family

華麗なる一族   화려한 일족   華麗一族

90 min x 2 eps / 60 min x 8 eps|10 episodes

"The Family", the program commemorating the 55th anniversary of the launch of the TBS TV station, is a social drama depicting the inside story between bureaucrats, politicians and big businesses over a bank merger revolving around the family discord between Daisuke Manpyou, the owner and president of Hanshin Bank, and his eldest son, Teppei. A program that was a big hit, "The Family" recorded average audience ratings of 23.9% in the Kanto region and 30.4% in the Kansai region.