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Osamu Mukai (向井理)
Why I Dress Up for Love
着飾る恋には理由があって 꾸미는 사랑에는 이유가 있어 打扮的戀愛是有理由的
75min × 1ep / 60min × 9eps｜Eps 10
Fashionista Kurumi Mashiba works as a publicist for a popular online home décor company. When she launches a social media account to promote the company, she ends up amassing 100,000 followers and becomes a fashion influencer in her own right. But she’s so wrapped up in work that she forgets to renew the lease on her apartment and finds herself thrown out onto the street! Help comes in the form of Kouko Saotome, an older female friend and successful food stylist who lives in a luxury apartment in the heart of trendy Omotesando. Kouko invites Kurumi to move in with her, but it turns out she doesn’t live alone. And so, the stylish Kurumi finds herself living with an eclectic group of men and women very different from her. Don’t miss this heartwarming series packed full of love in all its many forms!
I will Not Work Overtime, Period!
わたし、定時で帰ります。 저, 정시에 퇴근합니다. 我，準時下班
85 min × 1 ep / 67 min × 2 eps / 60 min × 7 eps｜10 episodes
A satisfyingly heart-warming comedy in support of all people struggling to make their way in an age of revolutionary changes to the workplace. First tackling the issue of overtime work, the drama spotlights not only systemic reforms taking place, but the change in mindset occurring among working people as they re-envision the shape of future society and the balance between life and work. Currently, Japanese society encompasses widening views on overtime including those who regard it as a necessary evil and others who still see it as a virtue. The protagonist in this story, however, does not. As is a new-age working girl with the personal motto: “Go home at the appointed time,” her working life is a constant battle with High-maintenance r colleagues and ethically-questionable superiors. And yet she still manages to discover small miracles every day, imparting pithy yet inspirational messages about Why we work, the importance of self-love and the value of friendship.
You Always haunt My Heart
きみが心に棲みついた 네가 내 마음에 자리잡았다 你已藏在我心底
75 min × 1 ep / 60min × 9 eps｜10 episodes
Kyoko is a young woman whose low esteem often manifests itself as suspicious behavior. So when she joins a company and is taken by a senior colleague to her first ever speed date party, she meets a manga editor, Yoshizaki, who doesn’t hold back in his harsh appraisal of her. Though mortified at first, Kyoko resolves that he is someone who can help her improve herself, and she proceeds to follow after him and boldly asks: “Would you go out with me?” No sooner does Kyoko embark on this mission of self-help when she is reunited with a former college senior classmate with whom she had once been infatuated. But he had been an awful man who had used her infatuation to hurt her. Kyoko seeks to overcome the trauma of past love in this compelling love triangle story by Kirin Tendo.
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.
S: THE LAST POLICEMAN-Recovery of Our Future-
S 最後の警官 Recovery of Our Future S 최후의 경관 Recovery of Our Future S 最後的警官 Recovery of Our Future
A nation of people seemingly content to go about their business, not thinking too much, but simply trying to lead normal and peaceful lives. And then one day, a bus jacking incident occurs to rouse them from their reverie.
娚の一生 남자의 일생 她的孫女
Tired of a busy Tokyo career and painful relationships, Tsugumi quits her job and flees to the home of her grandmother in the countryside to restart her life. When the grandmother dies, Tsugumi encounters a college professor named Kaieda, who had borne a long admiration for the grandmother. Kaieda oddly finds himself irrepressibly drawn to Tsugumi and finds his way into moving in with her. Initially, the discrepancy in their ages is discomfiting to Tsugumi, but she gradually finds herself opening up to him. A young woman convinced she could never be happy. And a man in his 50s who had long abandoned thoughts of love or settling down. Here is a mature love story about how two very mismatched lives can come face to face with each other, bringing lessons about life and love.
S: THE LAST POLICEMAN
S - 最後の警官 - S ～최후의 경관 S~終極戰警
85 min x 1 ep / 75 min x 1 ep / 70 min x 2 eps / 65 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 5 eps｜10 episodes
The National Police Safety Rescue Team “S” is a special task force charged with apprehending extreme criminals alive. When a certain incident leads the team to recruit retired pro boxer, Ichigo Kamikura, they acquire a cop with lightning quick reflexes and a walloping boxer’s punch, but Ichigo wields not “fists to vanquish” an opponent as much as “hands to protect” people. Meanwhile, Special Assault Team (SAT), Iori Soga, is hailed as having “divine” skills as a sniper in addition to a calm and collected personality, acute powers of perception and superlative strength in hand-to-hand combat. With their opposing personalities and philosophies, the two men clash constantly, yet put their lives on the line daily to defend Japan in a time when just about anyone harbors criminal potential. An all-new type of police drama is born.
SPEC～Close～incarnation / SPEC～Close～reincarnation
劇場版SPEC ～結（クローズ）～漸（ゼン）ノ篇／爻（コウ）ノ篇 SPEC ～완결～ SPEC～Close～ (SPEC～結～)
incarnation: 94 min. reincarnation: 91 min.
The much-anticipated sequel to the SPEC series, Close comes to theaters in two parts, "incarnation" and "reincarnation" and promises to deliver an ultimate conclusion to the franchise and all SPEC holders who have appeared, both new and old. The world is divided into those who possess SPEC, and those who do not. The world is beginning to waver, and a period is about to be placed on the history of mankind. A simple plan. Fatima's 3rd prophecy. Solomon's key. All mysteries hitherto unsolved will be revealed! What fate awaits Toma and Sebumi and the whole human race here at the beginning of the end?
"Door to Dreams" Drama: "For You in 20 Years"
夢の扉特別編『20年後の君へ』 꿈의 문 특별편「20 년후의 너에게」 夢之門 特別篇 給二十年後的你
134 min. x 1 ep.｜1 episode
Yuichiro Sawada is an elite company man with a blue chip trading company, in charge of a major overseas infrastructure building project. Supported by his beautiful wife and talented cook, Yoshino, his son, Daichi, a graduate of Tokyo University now employed at the Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry, and daughter, Mariko, a student at the University of Washington, Sawada's life seems the picture of success with talk of a major promotion to executive status close at hand. But then Yuichiro is diagnosed with cancer, and before he has a chance to tell his family, they have become estranged from him. Forlorn, Yuichiro resolves to use his remaining time on Earth helping his family fulfill their dreams, and it becomes his driving passion and wish as a father and husband. Yuichiro's passionate pursuit soon begins to transform his family, too, realizing how the ability to dream can create new and lasting bonds between people, and in their relationship to society.
Girls for Keeps
ガール 걸 (Girl) 粉領族
Yukiko, Seiko, Yoko and Takako are the most improbable group of friends given the fact that they work in very different industries and live in different worlds. Yukiko is a fashion maven devoted to expressing her individuality through clothes. But she’s pushing 30 now, and is beginning to acknowledge the pressure to dress appropriately for her age. Seiko has been promoted to a managerial position but finds herself having to constantly do battle with her elder male subordinates. Yoko fantasizes about marrying a gorgeously handsome company freshman 12 years her junior. Takako is a devoted single mother whose hard daily effort more than compensates for a father role.
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.
HANAMIZUKI ~May your love bloom for a hundred years~
ハナミズキ 하나미즈키 花水木
High school student Sae Hirasawa lives a simple life with her mother in a peaceful northern fishing town but dreams of a life overseas. She has grown up in the shade of a dogwood tree planted for her as a young child by her itinerant and chronically-ill father, who knew he’d never see his daughter to adulthood. Sae is determined to make it into a top university and increase her chances of landing a job overseas when she meets Kohei Kinouchi, a boy from another high school. The two fall in love and together encourage each other to pursue their dreams, even as it pulls them apart: Sae to a prestigious university in Tokyo and Kohei to the open seas as a fisherman. Inevitably, the physical separation and the widening gap between their ambitions begin to strain their long-distance relationship. As Kohei misses, and increasingly regrets, not seeing Sae grow into a beautiful woman, Sae finds herself inching ever closer to her goal when she meets Kitami, an upperclassman who shares her same dream.
新参者 신참자 新参者
80 min × 1 ep / 75 min × 1 ep / 60 min × 8 eps｜Eps 10
Detective Kyoichichiro Kaga has just been transferred to a police station in Tokyo’s traditional quarter of Ningyocho. A woman has been murdered and Kaga must work the case.