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Tae Kimura (木村多江)
You’ve Got Someone to Come Home To
あなたには帰る家がある 너에게는 돌아갈 집이 있다 有家可归的恋人们
75 min × 1 ep / 60 min × 10 eps｜11 episodes
A realistic portrayal of the daily struggles, pent-up frustrations and miscommunication of marital life that people everywhere can relate to, centered around the marriage of two couples. Mayumi Sato and her husband Hideaki are into their 13th year of marriage and have a teenage daughter. With childrearing nearly finished and family finances tight, Mayumi decides to return to work after more than a decade away to help with their daughter’s tuition at a private middle school. But she finds Hideaki to be uncooperative and fumes at her husband’s backward attitude. Meanwhile, the Nasuda family of Taro, wife Ayako, son Shingo and Taro’s parents forms the picture of a traditional Japanese household. Taro is uncontested master of the house, and Ayako dutifully attends to her husband’s every need without question. Then one day, the couple visit a model home showroom where Hideaki works. Hideaki is smitten by Ayako, who seems the polar opposite of his own wife, and a forbidden affair ensues.
Blackboard: Teachers Against the Tide of Time
ブラックボード〜時代と戦った教師たち〜 블랙 보드～시대와 싸운 교사들～ 黑板～與時代奮戰的教師們～
139 min. x 1 ep. / 135 min. x 1 ep. / 144 min. x 1 ep. ｜3 episodes
Do you have a teacher you will never forget?
南極大陸 남극대륙 南極大陸
130 min x 1 ep / 90 min x 1 ep / 70 min x 4 eps / 60 min x 4 eps｜10 episodes
It is the Showa 30s - the mid-1950s to mid-1960s - and a full decade has passed since Japan’s devastating defeat in World War II. The people are hard at work rebuilding their tattered lives and country seeking to regain their confidence in the process. Meanwhile, and the victor nations from the war are all eager to explore the planet’s last frontier - Antarctica; with teams of scientists from the U.S. Soviet Union and other countries racing to divvy up the vast frozen continent of Antarctica. Japan is the only Asian nation eager to declare a desire to take part, despite global skepticism about what Japan as could possibly contribute in its current state. As a result, Japan is allotted a virtually “inaccessible region” of Antarctica to study, where temperatures plunge to minus 50 degrees centigrade and blizzard winds whip up to 100 meters an hour. Nobody expects them contingent to succeed.
LADY: The Last Criminal Profile
LADY 〜最後のプロファイル〜 LADY〜최후의 범죄 프로파일링〜 LADY 〜最後的犯罪檔案〜
129 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 9 eps｜10 episodes
Rookie investigator Shoko Kazuki has just returned from the U.S. after being trained by the FBI in the art of criminal profiling. Recruited by a newly-formed Crime Profiling Support unit (CPS) within the Metropolitan Police Department, Shoko gets to work cracking the department’s most frustrating cases which offer only scanty clues and no apparent motives. Still, she must apply all the behavioral and analytical tools of her trade to painstakingly build the criminal profiles that will lead her and her team on the right trail. A realistic depiction of the profiling process and forensic analysis, LADY exposes the sinister underbelly of society and sheds light on the murky landscape of the criminal mind.
It was sudden, like a storm…
それは、突然、嵐のように… 그것은 갑가지 폭풍처럼… 突然像雨又像風
60 min. x 10 eps.｜10 episodes
Kozue Ogawa is a housewife and has been married to Hideo for seven years. They don’t have any children but as they live with her parents at their flower shop, everyday is still lively. She is happy with her life and her husband but she wonders if it is enough. From time to time she is gripped by this doubt that she cannot raise with anyone. One rainy day, Kozue meets a young man named Takuma Fukazawa who is a high school student and a dance instructor at the dance studio where she is taking lessons. He seems somehow shrouded in sadness. One day, when it is just the two of them, Takuma curls his hands around Kozue’s body and his dance instruction begins. Their unexpected closeness causes Kozue to hesitate. With her heart pounding, she pushes Takuma’s hands away and runs home. But the throbbing in her chest continues. It can’t be. But what is this feeling?