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Katsumi Takahashi (高橋克実)
The Old Dog, New Tricks?
オールドルーキー 올드 루키 老菜鳥
85min × 1ep / 75min × 1ep / 60min × 8eps
Ryotaro is a cheerful professional soccer player devoted to the game he loves. He has risen to national team member, and come through with decisive goals when it counts… until injury begins to plague him. Facing retirement at 37, he realizes it is a little late for him to enter normal working society. Enter a sports management company called “Victory” which offers him a new lease on life. Yet somewhere in his heart, Ryotaro has not quite accepted his retirement, and he will need to reconcile with new challenges as an old rookie.
プロミス・シンデレラ 프로미스 신데렐라 約定的灰姑娘
75min × 1ep / 60min × 9eps
Hayame’s peaceful existence is suddenly shattered one day when her husband announces he wants a divorce, and she runs away from home. Then all her money is stolen, and she finds herself with no place to live. That’s when she encounters high school student Issei, a rich, handsome rogue who offers to let her stay with him if she will agree to take part in a “real-life game.” And so, Hayame takes up residence in Issei’s family mansion where she is introduced to a world of excitement, thrills, and romance that she never could have imagined. This is one heart-pounding love story that you won’t want to miss! What’s more important, love or money—or maybe neither?
Confirmation-Grand Theft Squad 3
確証〜警視庁捜査3課 확증 ～경시청 수사 3 과 確證～警視廳3課
65 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 10 eps｜11 episodes
A jewelry heist occurs in Tokyo's Shibuya district on the very first day of Akiho Takeda's posting with the Metropolitan Police Department's 3rd investigative larceny division. Having originally sought to be posted in a homicide division, Akiho is chomping at the bit to do some real crime-busting, but is checked by her boss Ino that armed robbery is the jurisdiction of Homicide Division 1. She nevertheless can't resist sneaking away to have a look and goes to the crime site where, among the onlookers, she notices a man who displays a sharp set of eyes. He is Shuichi Ogio, one of Akiho's superiors and veteran of the 3rd Investigative Division. Ogio becomes her partner and mentor, showing her the ropes of being a larceny detective. Together, they uncover tricks used by professional thieves and detect motives and intentions to the point where they are helping the homicide investigations outside of their jurisdiction solve difficult crimes. They are a new type of police duo that are about to open a new chapter in police drama.
A School Behind Bars
塀の中の中学校 담장안의 중학교 監獄裡的中學
150 min x 1 ep｜1 episode
Although Junpei is aiming to become a professional photographer, he has just completed a five-year teaching post at a reform school. His next assignment is deputy homeroom teacher at a prison school. Junpei will be working alongside senior teacher, Miyake. The students of the prison school are all convicted felons. Those who have not yet finished compulsory education but show the will to learn and have a clean slate of behavior in prison are the conditions for admission to the school. However, the screening process is strict, and only those judged worthy by the admissions committee are permitted to take 14 subjects and study for seven hours a day. The students are something of a motley crew and this drama traces not only their rocky path to graduation but also how Junpei grows through coming into contact with them.
Legal Eagle, First Class
75 min. x 1 ep. / 60 min. x 9 eps.｜10 episodes
They mix like oil and water. Katsuhiro Tamura is a legal aide with a burning sense of justice and a sentimental bleeding heart. Misuzu is a prim-looking but strong-willed, man-hating, workaholic administrative scrivener. Always at each other’s throats and in each other’s hair, the two still somehow manage to grow and get things right in this seriously passionate yet equally comical legal drama. Armed with their strong convictions and skills as “legal technicians”, this odd couple fight to promote true justice and protect the weak. And the law be damned!
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.
あいくるしい 사랑스러워라 親親我的愛
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 10 eps｜11 episodes
Yuki, mother of the Mashiba family, is the grease that keeps this well-oiled machine running and its seven members happy and healthy. But when Yuki herself falls ill and needs to be hospitalized, the rest of the family must cooperate and make sacrifices in order to keep everything running smoothly and make ends meet. This heart-warming drama shows how a family finds strength in the face of adversity and learns the true meaning of family.
Crying out Love, in the Center of the World
世界の中心で、愛をさけぶ 세상의 중심에서 사랑을 외치다 在世界中心呼喚愛
75 min x 1 ep / 60min x 10 eps｜11 episodes
“I thought I might be using a lifetime’s happiness in a moment. I was that happy and she was that beautiful.” A young boy stands on the red earth of Australia under its blue sky. It is 17-year-old Sakutaro Matsumoto. His time with the girl comes back to him. The colored sand runs through his hands and a tear appears on his cheek. He wakes up. It’s 2004 and he is 34 years old and in Japan. He thinks “I have been in a world without her for 17 years.” Returning home to see his old high school for the last time before it is demolished, Saku confronts anew the loss of the love of his life, Aki, to leukemia 17 years ago. Now a medical researcher at graduate school, he has been living as if half of him died with her since then. Based on the bestselling novel that sold over 3 million copies, the past and present come together in this love story that is both pure and sad.
笑顔の法則 웃는 얼굴의 법칙 笑顔的法則
75 min. x 1 ep. / 60 min. x 10 eps.｜11 episodes
Yumi, a 23-year-old office worker, is fired from her job out of the blue. A few days later, coming from a friend's wedding and having no time to change out of her kimono, she is rushing to an interview for a job at a publishing company. Yumi stumbles into the room, looking for somewhere to change out of her kimono, and finds popular comic book writer Reijiro Sakurai is having an editorial meeting with some staff. He is planning to lock himself away at a hot spring for the next three months to concentrate on his next project. Sakurai comments that if Yumi were to join him he wouldn't mind being away for so long..., and so their adventure begins.
ジューン・ブライド 6월의 신부 6月新娘
60 min. x 12 eps.｜12 episodes
The central character of this bittersweet drama is an office worker who succeeds in marrying the man of her dreams. Her struggles and triumphs, in her personal life and at work, reflect the wrenching transition demanded of young women by the bursting of Japan’s economic bubble.