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Kei Tanaka (田中圭)
Is Love Sustainable?
持続可能な恋ですか？〜父と娘の結婚行進曲〜 지속 가능한 사랑입니까? 持續可能的戀愛？
75min × 1ep / 60min × 9eps
Kyoka is perfectly happy being single as is her father, Rintaro, a forlorn widower who lost his beloved wife, Yoko, to cancer. One day as the two clean house, they stumble upon a divorce form signed by Yoko. Shocked and reflecting on this revelation, Rintaro at age 63 decides it’s time to start over and find himself a life partner. And he challenges Kyoka to do the same. The race for wedding bells is on! In this love story, it is about a modern family growth and rebirth.
The 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. Carrying the hopes of a nation, Japan’s was seeking its first ever gold medal in the Men’s Large Hill Team event. On the sidelines stood one man who harbored particularly strong emotions toward team ace, Masahiko Harada. That man was former Japan ski jumper, Jinya Nishikata.
K2: Dodgy Badge Brothers
キワドい２人ーK2ー 池袋署刑事課神崎・黒木 껄끄러운 두 사람 -Ｋ２- 危險的二人ーＫ２ー
75 min × 1 ep / 60 min × 5 eps｜Eps 6
Kanzaki is a serious, career detective with a touch of humanism who is mortified when he is assigned a new
スマホを落としただけなのに 스마트폰을 떨어뜨렸을 뿐인데 雖然只是弄丟了手機
One day, Asami calls her boyfriend and hears unfamiliar male voice on the other end. The man informs her that he found the lost smartphone and makes arrangements to return it to Asami. It safely reaches her, and she gives it back to her boyfriend. But she has no idea that the man, a serial killer, has hacked the smartphone and stolen all its data.
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.
LIBRARY WARS: BOOK OF MEMORIES
図書館戦争BOOK OF MEMORIES 도서관 전쟁 BOOK OF MEMORIES 圖書館戰爭SP
120 min × 1 ep｜Ep 1
Iku Kasahara joins the ‘Task Force’, the special unit of the Kanto Area Library Defense Force, in search of her ‘prince’, a Task Force member who once rescued a book about to be seized from her by the ‘Betterment Squad’, the paramilitary arm of the Censorship Enforcement Agency. She does not remember what this man looks like, and is attached to the Dojo Squad, where she is trained to within an inch of her life by its martinet of an instructor, Atsushi Dojo.
LIBRARY WARS: THE LAST MISSION
図書館戦争 THE LAST MISSION 도서관 전쟁 THE LAST MISSION 圖書館戰争 THE LAST MISSION
The near future in Japan, in the age officially known as ‘Change for the Better’.
予告犯 예고범 予告犯
“Let me tell you what I will do tomorrow,” announces a man wearing a newspaper hat and posting a bizarre clip from an Internet cafe.
Night School Teacher, SAKURA
夜のせんせい 밤의 선생님 血夜愛上貓
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 9 eps｜10 episodes
After migrating from job to job, 38-year-old Sakura Yoruno, finally settles in as a bar hostess at a pub called “Raimu Raito” on the outskirts of town. It seems the perfect job for a woman who has witnessed and experienced just about everything in life. But her life takes another change when a regular customer compels her to take up a teaching position at an evening high school. Here, she’s warned that “if even one student drops out, you’re fired.” But the class assigned to her is a veritable smorgasbord of troubled students. They vary in age and social background, and suffer from problems that make any one of them a potential drop out at any time. But the boundlessly cheerful Sakura is determined to succeed. “No matter what happens,” she promises, “I’m not letting go of your hand.” Here is an inspiration tale about a rookie teacher at a night high school with the ability to turn people’s lives around.
図書館戦争 도서관 전쟁 圖書館戦争
In 2019, public anger at media excess has led to censorship of television, newspapers, the internet, books, movies, and music under the 'Media Betterment Act'. To fight the armed 'Betterment Squads' that go around destroying objectionable materials, the nation's libraries have formed their own para-military 'Library Defense'. Iku Kasahara is a new recruit to the defense, where her instructor and squad leader is Atsushi Dojo. At first repelled by his by-the-book approach to leadership, she is gradually won over by his commitment to their battle for 'books' and 'the freedom to know'.
"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.
ランウェイ☆ビート 런웨이☆비트 心動舞台
It was a life-altering encounter. High school sophomore, Mei Tsukamoto, on visiting her mother in the hospital meets two teens her same age, one a wheelchair-confined Kirara Miyamoto and another interesting young man. The very next day, he shows up in her class as a new transfer student by the name of Beat Mizorogi, and nothing will ever be the same. Beat, hailing from a tailor’s family with an abiding love for fashion design, sets about transforming the school from the outside in. The excitement and creativity of Beat’s designs brings the class together and prompts them to launch a fashion show as a new tradition at their annual school festival. But the runway ahead is fraught with snags. Can they pull together to save their show and school? And what will Beat’s ultimate legacy and impact be on everyone’s lives?
Summer for Bureaucrats
80 min. x 1 ep, 60 min. x 9 eps｜10 episodes
It is 1956 , and Japan has officially declared the “post-war” period over. In the decade or so that will follow, the country will grow to be the second largest economy in the world. But what was the driving force behind this economic miracle? This drama depicts the intense drama and battles played out among Japan’s leading bureaucrats in the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, focusing on Shingo Kazakoshi, the man dubbed “Mr. MITI” who selflessly and utterly devoted himself to his country’s industrial development.
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 10 eps｜11 episodes
Ryo Naruse, who is an able attorney that can turn any case in his clients’ favor, takes cases for the disadvantaged and defends them free of charge; therefore, he is called an “angel attorney.” However, it is only superficial. His true self is that of a man who has sacrificed all his life to track down the murderer that killed his dearest younger brother 11 years ago — that is, he is “a cold-blooded revenge seeker, or the Devil King.”
THE BANDAGE CLUB
包帯クラブ 붕대클럽 繃帶俱樂部
Wara is an ordinary high school student. When Wara is playing the bandage on the rooftop of the hospital, an odd young man, Dino, suddenly appears from behind, removes the bandage from Wara’s wrist and wraps it around the railing. “I bandaged your wounded heart. Feel better?” Unexpectedly, Wara feels comforted by his action.
You Gotta Be Kidding Me!
冗談じゃない！ 농담이 아니야！ 別開玩笑了！
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 10 eps｜11 episodes
A forty-year-old man has married a pretty woman 20 years younger than he is. However, with their marriage as a turning point, his fate dramatically changes. The mother of his newly-wed bride is his old lover! What is worse, the mother voluntarily moves herself in with the newly weds. Their newly married life, which would have been honey-sweet, is becoming a roller-coaster ride. This is a comical drama portraying the triangle with reason of these three people.
タイヨウのうた 태양의 노래 太陽之歌
60 min x 10 eps｜10 episodes
While working at a seaside inn with his high school buddies, Koji Fujishiro meets Kaoru Amane, a street musician. Kaoru is suffering from an incurable disease called XP (xeroderma pigmentosum), and can’t be exposed to the sun. Under the sun, the two would never have met. Still, destiny brings the two together. Since the day he suddenly lost his job, Koji has lost sight of his dreams. But when he meets Kaoru, who is making positive efforts to become a singer, Koji regains his long-forgotten passion for music.
Be with you
いま、会いにゆきます 지금 , 만나러 갑니다 現在、好想見你
Widower Takumi lives a quiet life with his six-year-old son Yuji after the loss of wife and mother Mio. Yuji unfailingly remembers her promise to him: “I’ll be with you again in a year’s time, when the rains come.” On the first anniversary of her passing, Takumi and Yuji are taking a walk in the woods when they come across a woman sheltering from a monsoon downpour. She bears an uncanny resemblance to Mio, but has no recollection of who she is or what she is doing there. Family life resumes from where they left off, while Takumi and Mio’s memories of their first encounter in high school come flooding back. However, their new life together is interrupted by the discovery of Mio’s old diary, which reveals the secrets of her past and how they must say goodbye once more in six weeks time…