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Ken Mitsuishi (光石研)
最愛 최애 最愛
75min × 1ep / 60min × 9eps｜10eps
Leading female industrialist, Rio, has been named a key person of interest in a serial murder case investigated by Detective Daiki. The two were once in love with each other in their youth. Rio’s legal advisor, Kenichiro, will do anything for her. Caught in a love triangle and a criminal investigation, Rio and Daiki’s “forbidden” romance seems doomed by a missing person incident 15 years ago and its possible links to a current serial murder case. Is Rio complicit? What would you do to protect those who are most beloved to you, be it a first crush, a sibling, a parent, a child, or a lifelong friend? This suspenseful romance evokes the uncompromising passion, struggle and redemption of true love.
インハンド 인핸드 勝券在握
75 min × 1ep / 60 min × 10 eps｜11 episodes
A mysterious disease that infects surrounding organisms, nefarious genetic manipulation, an unknown pathogen from overseas. With technology advancing at such a breakneck pace, unanticipated and incomprehensible accidents are bound to occur.
陸王 육왕 陸王
120 min × 1 eps / 90 min × 1 eps / 85 min × 2 eps / 75 min × 2 eps / 60 min × 4 eps｜10 episodes
Dramatization based on the novel “RIKUOH” by Jun Ikeido. Koichi Miyazawa is the CEO of the longstanding company which manufacture tabi(traditional Japanese socks). Due to a decrease of demand for tabi thesedays, the Company, Kohazeya, has fallen upon hard times. For the company's survival, Miyazawa strikes upon the idea of creating a new type of running shoe that utilizes “tabi” making techniques to make the user feel as if running in bare feet. But the road ahead for a cash-strapped local company with a small staff is steep, and Miyazawa runs into continuous roadblocks only to be saved time and time again by those around him. Will he succeed in launching his running shoe and saving his company? Follow Miyazawa in this uplifting tale of economic revitalization.
Swimming in the Dark
わにとかげぎす 심해어 超級懦弱的男人的戀愛
40 min x 1 ep / 30 min x 9 eps｜10 episodes
With a title inspired by “Stomiiformes”, an order of deep-sea ray-finned fish called, this story follows Tomioka, a late-night security guard at a supermarket who laments his drab and solitary life. Feeling it unnatural to exist alone, he wishes upon a shooting star one night for a true friend. Soon, a mysterious woman appears in his life. She is Azusa, a next door neighbor who instantly falls in love with him. But as the kind of social awkwardness, Tomioka is obtusely unaware of her feelings for him. Can love bloom between these two? Especially when compounded by the sudden emergence of a homeless guy, who calls himself a “life wanderer”, and then an enigmatic death threat in the form of a letter that reads: “You will lose your mind within a year and die”. Life is suddenly turned upside down.
Tower of Sand
砂の塔～知りすぎた隣人 모래의 탑 ～ 너무 잘 아는 이웃 砂之塔
75 min × 1 ep / 60 min × 9 eps｜10 episodes
Aki Takano is a homemaker who has built an ordinary yet amply content family life. When she and her family move into a luxurious, high-rise condo with all the latest security advancements, Aki anticipates the start of the kind of family life of which dreams are made. Until, that is, she meets her creepy and scary neighbors. Behind the walls of this ivory tower, life is a social ecosystem dictated by strict rules and decorum of vainglorious housewife residents. There are “compulsory Halloween parties”, “hellishly exorbitant lunches”, “floor discrimination”, and even “strictly enforced proper attire for putting out the trash.” Though farcical and comical at first glance, the housewives’ behavior easily becomes sinister, as Aki begins to discover in unexpected ways. Someone is trying to tear her life and family apart.
HOW BAD CAN WE GET?
悪党たちは千里を走る 악당들은 천리를 달린다 惡黨跑千里
30 min × 10 eps｜10 episodes
Angered by his boss, a strident and selfish production company employee, Takasugi, quits his job as a director and finds himself saddled by a 10 million yen ($100,000) debt. He decides to hatch a plot, conspiring with a former assistant director friend named Sonobe, to kidnap a very rich family’s beloved dog for ransom. But then a mysterious woman, Natsuko, shows up as well as the son of the family whose dog they plan to kidnap, both wanting in on the plot. Then things really take a complicated turn when Takasugi is marked by a real kidnapper to take the blame for a separate child kidnapping in this thrilling, humor-filled and moving suspense.
ウロボロス〜この愛こそ、正義 우로보로스 ～이 사랑이야말로, 정의 無間雙龍〜這份愛才是正義
75 min x 1 ep / 60min x 9 eps｜10 episodes
Based on the eponymous bestselling comic book that has sold over 2 million copies as of November, 2014, Ouroboros as a television series reunites the acting tandem of Toma Ikuta and Shun Oguri after 8 years as Ikuo and Tatsuya, two kindred spirits placed in opposite circumstances. With a host of quixotically humorous characters, stylish action scenes, unpredictable thrills and spills, here is a new kind of drama about an irreplaceable friendship loaded with high morals and entertainment value suited to men, women, boys and girls of all ages.
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.
The Melancholy of an Disguised Interviewer
変身インタビュアーの憂鬱 변신인터뷰어의 우울 憂鬱的百變偵探
30 min. x 10 eps.｜10 episodes
A mystery writer and master of-the-trick-ending turns active interviewer in search of answers to a series of mysteries taking place in the realm between the virtual world and reality in an isolated town. Suffering from writer’s block, the author teams with his editor to solve a gothic murder that leads them down a labyrinthine path in this edgy mystery with dark comedy streaks.
Undercover Agent LIZARD
潜入探偵トカゲ 잠입탐정 토카게 偵探蜥蜴
80 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 9 eps｜10 episodes
Tokage (lizard) is an ex-cop from the Metropolitan Police Department's 1st Crime Division who couldn't work well with people, and never opened up to anybody. But he had extraordinary abilities that included a photographic memory and unmatched physical skills enabling him to crack the most difficult cases. For this, he had the respect of his peers and bosses. Until one case that led to a fatal miss: the death of his only partner. Taking responsibility for the tragedy, Tokage quit the force and began working for a private investigator's office as a researcher. But the Metropolitan Police are eager to recruit him back in an effort to raise their arrest rate, and manage to convince him to return as an undercover cop. Assigned to assist him is a young woman from the detective agency who joined for certain unavoidable reasons. But she's not in the least meticulous and smacks of a rich girl upbringing, and yet is obstinately strong-willed and doesn't back down. Together, they form an odd pair - the eccentric big name cop and the tough but cute assistant in an absolutely new kind of detective story.
The Stork Nest
こうのとりのゆりかご 황새의 요람 小鳥的搖籃
120 min x 1 ep｜1 episode
May, 2007. The Jikei Hospital is a small clinic in Kumamoto Prefecture operating out of a pri-vate dwelling that begins accepting anonymous “deposits” (“Baby Post”) of unwanted infants abandoned by their parents for various reasons under the operational name, “Stork Nest.” Based on a true story, this moving human drama, fictionalized to protect privacy, depicts the passion and dedication of hospital staff as they rescue 92 abandoned infants over a period six years, all the while overcoming public criticism.
Miss Double Faced Teacher
黒の女教師 검은 여교사 黑暗女教師
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 9 eps｜10 episodes
Yuko is a biology teacher and education counselor at a local high school. Between the school bell chimes, she’s an ordinary teacher with superlative instructional technique. But when school lets out, she transforms into the one person you don’t want to mess with, a super problem-solving mercenary for whom no method is off limits when it comes to rooting out the myriad problems infesting teenage life in the schools. With an “eye for an eye” approach, she’s not above breaking a few laws and demands payment for her services. Enlisting as her sidekicks, Sumire and Aya, the personality-diverse trio run their elite “extra-curricular social work” club unified around Yuko’s charismatic leadership. High school students do not live in a sanitized bubble, and some extraordinary problems require extraordinary solutions that black-and-white rules of propriety or common sense alone cannot solve.
感染列島 감영열도 感染列島
An urgent patient is carried in for Tsuyoshi Matsuoka, an ER doctor. This patient is suffering from multiple organ failure, or systematic infection, with a high fever, cramps, and the vomiting of blood. . . It is an infection that humans have never encountered. Is it a new type of influenza? Or even some other new virus? To the hospital turned into a battlefield, where Matsuoka and other staff are engaged in hectic work, a medical officer named Eiko Kobayashi is sent over from WHO. If this virus causes a nationwide pandemic, the transportation networks and the urban functions across the country will be stalled within 3 months and the number of infected persons will reach tens of millions in only half a year. A horrendous situation that may be far worse than any war damage is anticipated. Will humans be able to stop the unprecedented infection panic?!
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 9 eps｜10 episodes
Four women meet at a mutual friend’s wedding: one is tormented by love, another is distressed over her lack of courage, yet another frets over her treasures, and the other worries about her greed. While searching for the missing bride who has disappeared on the day of her wedding, the women end up getting involved in unimaginable scandals. This is a suspenseful love story about the most dazzlingly beautiful and attractive women.
The Eldest Boy and His Three Elder Sisters
末っ子長男姉三人 막내장남 누나셋 老么真命苦
75 min x 1 ep. / 60 min x 9 eps.｜10 episodes
Haruko Takanashi is 30. She works at a radio station, and is approaching middle management where good looks alone aren’t enough. She isn’t very romantic so she devotes herself to work and play and suddenly finds herself alone. Just when she has given up on romance she meets a man at a party to which she was taken by a subordinate at work. He is 25-year-old Ichiro Kashiwakura and is nothing out of the ordinary. They start a relationship, and one day, out of the blue, Ichiro ardently proposes to Haruko. Realizing that he really loves her, Haruko says yes and they get married. But she still hasn’t told him her real age. Now Haruko has to cope with living with Ichiro’s mother, Satoko, eldest sister Setsuko who has returned home, 2nd daughter Kazuko who has just returned from a prestigious overseas post with her company and the third daughter Sachiko who seems to have reached a bit of a dead end in her life. Competition for Ichiro’s attention is only one of many problems that arise!