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Masahiko Tsugawa (津川雅彦)
アカギ 아카기 赤木
60 min × 10 eps｜10 episodes
A sweltering summer evening in 1965, legendary mahjong master (or “janshi”), Shigeru Akagi, challenges Japan’s richest and most powerful underworld kingpin, Iwao Washizu, to a special game of “Washizu rules mahjong” in which Akagi must stake his own blood against the assets of his opponent. A cop dedicated to taking Washizu down and an up-and-coming crime syndicate leader named Ohgi, are hoping Akagi is talented and crazy enough to win. On this night, mahjong history will be made.
Letter to Mom in Heaven
命〜天国のママへ〜 생명～천국의 엄마에게～ 在天國的母親
120 min. x 1 ep.｜1 episode
Haruki Mizunuma is a workaholic who runs a design office in Tokyo and has left the rearing of his grade school son, Ren, completely to his wife, Kyoko. But she becomes hospitalized for de-terioration health. Treatment fails to work and suddenly, she has departed from this world. Ha-ruki is not ready to be suddenly raising a son by himself, and Ren himself is devastated by his mother’s death and loses the desire to live. And then on the first anniversary of Kyoko’s death, Haruki and Ren pay a visit to her native home in the mountains where the family business of forestry has been maintained for 500 years. Haruki begins to seek the meaning of the “Tree of Happiness”, which Kyoko had written in her day planner. But first he must confront the cold treatment by his father-in-law, Shigeya, who had never approved of their marriage.
あしたのジョー 내일의 죠 小拳王
The late 1960s. Alone, young man who spends his days brawling and stealing drifts into a Tokyo flophouse district. His name is Joe Yabuki. There, he meets alcoholic former boxer Danpei Tange, who senses a natural born fighting talent in Joe. However, soon after Joe is sent to a reformatory for assault.
The Tragedy of W
Wの悲劇 W의 비극 W的悲劇
120 min x 1 ep｜1 episode
The lakeside at Lake Yamanaka is covered with snow. In the vacation house in such a quiet area owned by the chairman of Watsuji Seiyaku, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Japan, the tragedy suddenly breaks out. ”I have killed my granduncle!!” says Mako, who is loved by everybody in the Watsuji family. She has stabbed her granduncle, Yohei, to death. Soon after the domestic homicide, the entire family joining together in an attempt to make it look like a crime committed by somebody outside the family, begins to engage in imitative deception...
I Want to be Happy!
幸せになりたい! 행복하게 되고 싶어 ! 幸福追追追！
60 min. x 10 eps.｜10 episodes
Desperately in need of money, Hikari drops out of high school to pay her father’s debts and starts working at a television station as a cleaning lady. There she meets Masako, a television producer suffering from her drama’s low viewer ratings.
90 min. x 1 ep. / 60 min. x 10 eps.｜11 episodes
The Villa Et Alors is a stylish retirement that allows its residents a great amount of freedom in living their lives. Maybe too much freedom! Takafumi Kurusu, a doctor, who has taken over management of the villa following his father’s death, has his hands full fielding the various romantic problems of the residents. The villa’s resident playboy is jumping from woman to woman. A female resident has fallen in love with the villa’s young physiotherapist and when Kurusu tries to dissuade her he suddenly finds himself the object of her affections! Exhausted by his charges, Kurusu grumbles to his longtime girlfriend about the residents at home, but soon finds them influencing his life in more ways than he imagined!
Love and Life in the White
白い影 하얀 그림자 白影
75 min. x 1 ep. / 60 min. x 9 eps.｜10 episodes
Noriko, who is building her career as a nurse, starts work at a large hospital. Naoe is a skilled doctor but he believes that medical treatment should be handled as a business. Noriko, however, does not agree. Another young doctor has a very good reputation and his more compassionate personality clashes with Naoe’s. Despite Naoe’s strict treatment of Noriko and others, she begins to see a hidden kindness in him. She begins to like him as more than just a colleague, but she senses that he is hiding something. However, she will soon find out that his secret threatens more than she could possibly imagine.
Kintaro, the White-collar Worker 1, 2, 3, 4
サラリーマン金太郎 1, 2, 3, 4 샐러리맨 긴타로 1,2,3,4 上班族金太郎1,2,3,4
Series.1: 60 min. x 11 eps. Series.2: 90 min. x 1 ep. / 60 min. x 11 eps. Series.3: 90 min. x 1 ep. / 60 min. x 10 eps. Series.4: 60 min. x 10 eps.｜44 episodes
Kintaro Yajima comes to Tokyo and is hired by Yamato Construction Company when he saves the life of the company’s CEO. A former leader of a motorcycle gang, Kintaro is known for his highly principled and forthright way of dealing with matters and is never afraid to tell his superiors exactly what he thinks. This has a tendency of irritating some; but when corruption from within the company begins to surface, he may be the only one who can stand up to it. This story is based on the best-selling comic book of the same title.