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Sadawo Abe (阿部サダヲ)

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.

Mothers in Love

恋する母たち   사랑하는 엄마들   戀愛的母親們

75 min × 1 ep / 60 min × 8 eps|Eps 9

Ann Ishiwatari had a carefree and comfortable existence until the sudden disappearance of her husband turned her life upside down. Now she must make her way as a single mother with a son who has just entered an elite high school. In this new social environment, she meets Yuko Hayashi, a successful businesswoman and the glamorous Ms. Kanbara who is plagued by her husband’s extramarital affairs. Though outwardly happy, their lives hide troubling secrets that can’t be known. But fighting through pain, these three never-say-die moms parlay their struggles into unexpected new life directions, and perhaps even re-experience the magic of romance in this life-size love story.

Grade A Reversal

下剋上受験   하극상 수험   小鲤鱼跳龙门 ~亲子升学考试奋战记

114 min × 1ep / 85 min × 1 ep / 75 min × 2 ep2 / 60 min × 6 eps|10 episodes

A father with only a middle school education teams up with his daughter to get her into a top-tier middle school despite her attending a very low-rated grade school and without spending on cram school tuition. Based on a true story, this drama gives a full account of the 18-month-long effort of one family, beginning with the daughter’s 5th grade summer, to reverse fortunes and take advantage of equal opportunity.

One Boyfriend Down

バツ彼   이혼남   缺點累累的男人

60 min. x 12 eps.|12 episodes

He’s divorced and a bit hopeless. Although considered a “loser,” he’s still a good person. She is in her 30s. Unmarried and no kids, she is considered by some to be a bit of a loser too which is a stab in the heart for any woman. There are men who are not offensive, but somehow useless. Men in their 30s, divorced and on top of that, a bit useless. Popular, but lightweights. That they are serious, but a bit dense is another mark against them. But there are some women, for whom this is actually a turn on. This is a different love story about guys like this and the women that surround them. It shows men and women in their 30s losing their way and making mistakes as they strive for happiness in a real and candid way.

Mama's Genes

ママの遺伝子   엄마의 유전자   媽媽的遺傳

60 min. x 10 eps.|10 episodes

Nanami is a 35 year-old house wife who lives in the suburbs with her husband, Wataru, and their two children. Wataru’s parents renovated their house so Wataru’s older brother and his family could live with them. However the brother is being sent to Osaka by his company and Wataru’s father asks if Wataru and his family will move in. Nanami doesn’t get along very well with Wataru’s mother, and isn’t very happy with the idea. But the rent they will save can go towards buying their own home and the mother-in-law can help with the kids so she can start working again. Wataru uses these possibilities to persuade Nanami and they move in. But is it the start of a host of problems...?

Kisarazu Cat's Eye

木更津キャッツアイ   기사라즈 캐츠아이   木更津貓眼

60 min x 9 eps|9 episodes

Twenty-one year old former high school baseball player, Kohei, learns that he is dying from cancer. He is told that he only has six months to live, and decides that he wants to do something daring and risky. He proposes to five trusted members from his former baseball club that they form a ring of cat burglars that would steal from those who commit crimes. His friends think it odd, but feel they cannot turn down a dying man’s request. With only six months, how much could they do anyway?

Ikebukuro West Gate Park

池袋ウエストゲートパーク   이케부크로 웨스트 게이트 파크   池袋西口公園物語

75 min. x 1 ep. / 60 min. x 10 eps. / 120 min. x 1 ep. (Special)|12 episodes

Living in an area known for its juvenile crime, 21 year-old Makoto has become a member of a youth gang called the G-Boys. Known for his cool head and ability to get things done, Makoto becomes a key trouble-shooter for the gang by diffusing tense situations and keeping his friends out of harm’s way. However, the death of his girlfriend and an escalating turf war with a rival gang threaten to be more than Makoto can handle.

to Heart

to Heart~恋して死にたい   투 하트 - 사랑하고 죽고 싶어 -

60 min. x 12 eps.|12 episodes

Yuji is a twenty year old boxer who makes ends meet by working part-time at a flower shop. Although he works beside her everyday, he hides a deep affection for Kaori, the manager of the shop. Tohko is a sincere and active young woman that works at a local crepe shop. Her initial meeting with Yuji in a video store ends quickly with both ridiculing the other's video selections. However, Tohko notices him training in the park and falls in love with him instantly after seeing this serious and determined side of Yuji. Her persistence brings her to his debut-boxing match, but as she cheers for him she soon realizes his heart belongs to Kaori.