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Masahiro Matsuoka (松岡昌宏)
Don’t Forget Me
大恋愛～僕を忘れる君と～ 대연애 ～나를 잊은 당신과～ 大戀愛～與忘記我的你～
60 min × 8 eps / 75 min × 2 eps｜10 episodes
Nao Kitazawa, 34, leads a busy but fulfilling life as a doctor at a women’s clinic and as fiancee to an elite psychiatric physician, Yuchi Ihara. With their wedding day a month off, Nao is preparing to move into a new home when she meets Shinji Mamiya, a struggling writer who works part-time as a mover and falls inexorably in love with him. The fateful encounter compels Nao to follow her heart and experience true love. Overwhelmed by Nao’s passion, Shinji soon falls for her as well, but their budding romance is threatened by the tragic discovery that Nao has early onset Alzheimer’s. What unfolds is a story of pure love. As Nao’s symptoms worsen, Shinji spends the next ten years giving Nao mental and health support even as she begins to lose the precious memories they both shared.
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.
Manhattan Love Story
マンハッタンラブストーリー 맨해튼 러브스토리 曼哈頓愛情故事
60 min. x 11 eps.｜11 episodes
At a coffee shop for aficionados called “Manhattan,” the owner’s passion for coffee is almost a sickness and all he wants is for his customers to enjoy their coffee. He is a man of few words. If he has to say something, he gets his waiter to speak on his behalf. The owner’s real name is unknown, and he would prefer to be addressed as the shops’ “Master” rather than its owner - not that anyone is aware of this. He gives his all to coffee. Despite his wishes, his regular customers don’t really come to taste the coffee. They are there because of love. They use his shop as a place for dates, marriage proposals and break-ups. He doesn’t show it, but it saddens him that his customers are so preoccupied with affairs of the heart and not the coffee. One customer in particular never seems to be able to enjoy her coffee as she either leaves it untouched having been stood up or uses it to express her frustration with the person she is with. The master watches developments in Nobuko’s love life with great interest. He wants her to enjoy a good coffee so he decides to help her with her love life. But no sooner has he decided to do this that other love-related troubles begin to emerge.
The Man Closest to Heaven 1,2
天国に一番近い男 1,2 천국에서 가장 가까운 남자 1, 2 最近天國的男人1, 2
Season.1: 60 min. x 11 eps. Season.2: 60 min. x 12 eps. Special: 120 min. x 1 ep.｜23 episodes and Special
Due to his lack of drive, Shiro has failed the university entrance exams three times and just can’t seem to do anything right. When Shiro starts to contemplate why somebody like him is living at all, a mysterious man named Tendo appears, calling himself an “angel.” Tendo warns Shiro that his death is just around the corner if he does not push himself harder. Shiro takes the initiative and ends up saving someone else from an untimely death. In this way, Shiro avoids one brush with death after another by listening to Tendo’s frustrating riddles. With a lot of laughter and a few tears, Shiro’s trial teaches the secret to living a full life is hard work and confidence.
アリよさらば 개미여 안녕 再見螞蟻
60 min. x 12 eps.｜12 episodes
Rock ’n’ roll superstar Eikichi Yazawa plays a substitute high school biology teacher whose clumsy social skills steadily mature as he helps his students struggle to balance work, school and extracurricular activities. The result is a heartwarming drama of the mentoring role of teachers during the difficult transition to adulthood.