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Shigeru Muroi (室井滋)
Funeral Parade of St.Peter
ペテロの葬列 베드로의 장렬 聖彼得的葬禮
115 min. x 1 ep. / 60 min. x 10 eps.｜11 episodes
Dramatic serialization of best-selling author Miyuki Miyabe’s latest addition to her “Saburo Sugimura Series”, the sequel to “Nameless Poison.” Sugimura is living a reverse Cinderella story having married the daughter of president to a major conglomerate, and now working as editor of the firm’s in-house gazette. A devoted husband and doting father, Sugimura aspires to an ordinary life but invariably has to unravel various company-related “incidents” at the request of his father-in-law. One day, Sugimura finds himself at the center of an armed bus jacking by an old man with gun. The perpetrator’s hidden motive speak to the core of Japan as a nation and to the difficulties of the human condition. While no one is above making the occasional “lie”, what does one do when a lie grows a life of its own and becomes irreversibly damaging to many. How does one begin to atone?
名もなき毒 이름없는 독 無名之毒
60 min x 11 eps｜11 episodes
A dramatization of a work by Japan's undisputed queen of mystery and perenially popular author, Miyuki Miyabe. Saburo Sugimura is employed in the public relations sections of huge conglomerate, Imada Corporation. when he receives an odd request from his father-in-law, Yoshichika Imada, the company chairman. The favor has something to do with looking into the tragic death of the chairman's personal driver, Nobuo Kajita, who had been an enthusiastic supporter of Sugimura's marriage to the chairman's daughter. While Sugimura hopes the death was nothing more than an accident, new facts come to light that point instead to foul play. All people have "poison" in their hearts in varying quantities, and Sugimura finds that Kajita's death may have been the result of the daily gradual spread of secretly-harbored poison of the heart. Here then ensues a genuine psycho thriller that brings the varied drama of the human condition into bold relief.
A “NEET” Romance: How to Restart Love
恋愛ニート 〜忘れた恋のはじめ方 연애 니트～잊어버린 사랑을 시작하는 방법 戀愛尼特族～被遺忘的戀愛法則
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 9 eps｜10 episodes
Following the death of her parents, 32-year-old Rin takes a job in the sales promotion section of a publishing house in order to earn enough to support her younger sister and brother. But she’s earned a reputation from colleagues both above and below as the “hard to handle type” due to a strong-willed nature. But when Rin attends the “divorce ceremony” of a close friend she meets a dentist, a food company researcher and a part-time temp worker (“freeter”) . And soon, all three of are wooing her. The only problem is, Rin, now into her 8th year of abstinence from romance has forgotten how to pursue a relationship. So too, however, have the three men. They are so-called romance NEETS; not currently engaged, educated or trained… in love. And to grow, everyone needs a little love.
Runaways : For Your Love
ランナウェイ〜愛する君のために 런 어웨이 ～사랑하는 너를 위해 逃獄者 ～為了我愛的你
114 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 8 eps｜9 episodes
Ataru is serving out a prison sentence in Kyushu for having killed a police officer. Though innocent, circumstance forced him to accept the conviction. As the time on his sentence ticks down to its last year, he is informed that his daughter - born between him and his girlfriend, Yuki - has come down with a serious heart disease. Rather than serve out the rest of his sentence, Ataru determines to escape together with three other wrongly-convicted inmates and a young girl, Sakura, who has run away from her abusive parents. Fueled by love and a yearning for justice, the escapees head toward Tokyo in a 1,000 kilometer journey up the Japanese archipelago; a “breakout” in search of hope.