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Toshiyuki Nishida (西田敏行)
Story of My Family!!!
俺の家の話 우리 집 이야기 我家的故事
75min × 2eps / 60min × 8eps｜Eps 10
Now sidelined due to injury and age, former pro-wrestling star Juichi Miyama was once groomed by his father, Jusaburo, an acclaimed Noh actor and “Living National Treasure,” to be his successor. But the young Juichi rebelled, left home, and cut off ties with his family. Now he’s just learned that his father, having miraculously survived a critical illness, intends to marry his young caregiver and leave all his money to her. So Juichi decides to return home to help with his father’s care, setting the stage for a showdown between Juichi’s family on one side and his father’s mysterious caregiver on the other.
THE STATE OF UNION
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.
おやじの背中 아버지의 등 父親的背影
60 min × 9 eps｜9 episodes
The relationship between father and child is showcased each week in 10 episodes penned by different writers, and featuring 10 pairs of leading actors. A former boxer (Koji Yakusho) trains his daughter (Hikari Matsushima) to participate in the Olympic Games and survive in a highly competitive world. Another father (Tsunehiko Watase) and son (Kankuro Nakamura VI) formerly at odds with each other embark on a pilgrimage inspired by the death of the wife and mother. All the stories are suited for viewing by the whole family yet delve into universal themes with which everyone can identify.
悪女について 악녀에 대해서 關於惡女
130 min. x 1 ep.｜1 episode
An epic rags to riches story, Kimiko Tomikohji grew up poor, amassed an incredible fortune during Japan’s miraculous period of economic growth and then, right before the asset bubble burst, she passed away. What she left behind were major romances carried out simultaneously with three different men, to whom she each later said had fathered her child. Here is the story of an unfettered woman of incredible mystery as depicted mainly through the lives of the three men who couldn’t resist her seductive power.
SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO
SPACE BATTLESHIP ヤマト SPACE BATTLESHIP 야마토 宇宙戰艦大和號
It is the year 2194. The Gamilons, an enemy of undetermined form, begin an invasion of Earth. The nations of Earth pool their forces and fight back, but their armies are defeated and most of humanity wiped out. Five years later, in 2199, the Earth has been polluted by space-to-planet bombs, and those who remain alive have fled underground. Even the former top pilot, Susumu Kodai, has left the military. One day as he is exploring above-ground, a mysterious object falls out of the sky. This is a communications capsule from the planet of Iscandar, 148,000 light years distant. Apparently on Iscandar is equipment that will eliminate the radiation. The Defense Force of Earth equips the Space Battleship Yamato with a previously unknown propulsion system, a ‘wave-motion engine’ based on plans found in the capsule. Kodai rejoins the Force, and resolves to set out aboard the "Yamato." With the fate of the Earth in their hands, the crew blasts off for distant Iscandar. They have one year until radiation drives humanity to extinction. Kodai’s great battle has begun. Carrying humanity’s last hope with it, the Yamato blasts off!
うぬぼれ刑事 나르시스트 형사 花痴刑警
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 10 eps｜11 episodes
He was the pride of his police department as the number one armed robbery buster... until he had his heart broken by the sudden flight of a fiancee from his life. Now "Detective Lovesick" finds his crime-fighting mojo and his chance at rising through the police hierarchy slipping away. Spending his days in a desperate search for the love of his life, Detective Lovesick is a man in love with himself and idolizes his drinking buddy, who is a romance psychologist. He loses himself to love easily, even at work, falling for every femme fatale he investigates and after a lot of hair pulling, ending each case with a marriage proposal. "Marry me or be under arrest." But will any woman accept such a proposal? Suspense, comedy and romance all converge in a libido-rich police drama unlike any you've ever seen.
Asakusa Fukumaru Ryokan (S1,2)
浅草ふくまる旅館 1,2 아사쿠사 후쿠마루여관 1,2 淺草福丸旅館 1,2
Season1: 60 min x 11 eps Season2: 60 min x 11 eps｜22 episodes
A heartful drama revolving around an old and established Japanese inn in Asakusa, depicting the scenes between the employees and guests visiting the inn. The dialogue between the guests and the owner of the inn, Daikichi Fukumaru, who has a deep sense of social obligation and compassion, brings tears and laughter to the audience. It is a piece of work that touchingly delivers various forms of “love” through laughter.
Undercover Boss Ga-me
特命!刑事どん亀 특명 ! 형사 돈카메 任命！刑事亀男
120 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 14 eps｜15 episodes
Toshiyuki Nishida plays the role of Don Kameda, A.K.A “Don-Game”. Don-Game is a café owner who loves jazz and long epic songs. But that’s actually him in disguise. He’s in fact the chief of a secret organization called The Tokyo Police Confidential Investigation Division and works directly under the Tokyo Police Commissioner. With their unique members and exceptional teamwork, TPCID solves mysteries that the police can’t even untangle. This drama is a modern Mito Komon filled with laughter, tears, and heart pumping action! It’s a new type of detective drama with an array of secret detective tools. The series runs for 15 episodes. Don’t miss Don-Game’s Operation Deep 15 transformations!
Tiger and Dragon
タイガー&ドラゴン 타이거와 드래곤 天龍地虎
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 10 eps / 120 min x 1 ep (special)｜12 episodes
Toraji is a stereo-typical yakuza who is hoping to become a rakugo (comic) storyteller. Ryuji is a designer who has terrible taste, but owns a fashion shop in Ura-Harajuku, a shopping district famous for its avant-garde clothing. The story develops around the relationships Toraji and Ryuji have with the offbeat and comical characters around them. This fast-paced comedy is a collection of one-off stories which blends the modern and traditional by basing each episode on a classic rakugo storyline.