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Takashi Tsukamoto (塚本高史)
監獄のお姫さま 감옥의 공주님 監獄公主
75 min × 1 ep / 60 min × 9 eps｜10 episodes
Attempted murder, fraud and embezzlement, illicit drugs, tax evasion and even murder? Five women convinced of various crimes and a crime-loathing female warden put aside their differences to hatch a grand plot of revenge against a handsome but crooked company CEO. But the revenge plan keeps hitting snags. Written by Kankuro Kudo, all of these mature women with interesting back stories meet in a female penitentiary and band together to clear each other of unjust sentences in this blockbuster female crime story rich in laughter and tears, brilliantly merging the comedy and cheerfulness of Kankuro Kudo storytelling with serious deeper questions of why we’re all here and what constitutes true happiness.
Rin Izumi, Obstetrician: Charts of Life
産科医・和泉凛〜生と死のカルテ 산과의・이즈미 린 ～생과 사의 카르테 婦產科醫師
120 min x 1 ep｜1 episode
Three years ago, obstetrician Rin Izumi had a miscarriage, losing the child she and her husband, Keita, had finally conceived after 10 years of trying. It resulted in the removal of Rin’s uterus and estrangement with her husband who as a chocolatier left to work in Paris. They hadn’t seen each other since. “We need to talk about the future,” he says one day informing her of his plans to return home. With confusion in her own life mounting, Rin encounters challenges at work including a pregnant woman formerly treated elsewhere whose baby is born premature. When DNA tests reveal the child to be neither hers nor her husband’s, something is terribly amiss.
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.
IKIGAMI: The Ultimate Limit
イキガミ 이키가미 死亡預告
A place, somewhere, that bears a strong resemblance in history and environment to Japan. There is the ‘Special Law for the Maintenance of National Prosperity’. 24 hours before this capsule is to bring about death, an official of the Ministry of Health and Welfare brings a letter announcing impending death, an ‘ikigami’. Those who receive this ‘ikigami’ letter have 24 hours of absolute freedom to do anything and everything they want.
ハタチの恋人 스무살의 연인 二十歲的戀人
70 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 9 eps｜10 episodes
Keisuke is a typical 50-year old, his work and private life settled into a rut. Just as he has started to think that life will hold no more thrills for him, a young woman comes into his life that looks just like the girlfriend of his youth. As Keisuke weaves a web of deceit about his social status, he is rejuvenated and acquires a positive attitude towards his life.
Tanaka Express 3
特急田中3号 특급 다나카 3 호 特急田中3 號
75 min. x 1 ep. / 60 min. x 10 eps.｜11 episodes
After two years of preparation, Ichiro Tanaka finally enters a university disdained as a third-class one. Out of his ardent desire to become popular with girls, he by chance steps into the world of the railroad “otaku” (commonly called “tetsu”), getting deeply involved in the fascinating railroad world. This drama portrays Ichiro who, together with those lonely “tetsu” guys he meets there who “want to be popular so badly but are not,” develops love and friendship and grows mature as a person.
Kisarazu Cats' Eye : SAYONARA GAME
木更津キャッツアイ ワールドシリーズ 기사라즈 캐츠아이 월드 시리즈 木更津貓眼 世界篇
Good-bye, Cats! Ready or not, this is the final game!!
Teppan-yaki Girl Akane!!
鉄板少女アカネ!! 철판소녀 아카네 !! 鐵板少女小茜
70 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 8 eps｜9 episodes
Akane Kagura, the heroine of the story, is a genius in Teppanyaki (hot plate cooking). As she sets out on a journey to find her missing father, she confronts other cooks wherever she goes.
NADA SOU SOU - Tears for You -
涙そうそう 눈물이 주룩주룩 淚光閃閃
The story is based on a million seller ballad, “NADA SOU SOU.”
Tiger and Dragon
タイガー&ドラゴン 타이거와 드래곤 天龍地虎
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 10 eps / 120 min x 1 ep (special)｜12 episodes
Toraji is a stereo-typical yakuza who is hoping to become a rakugo (comic) storyteller. Ryuji is a designer who has terrible taste, but owns a fashion shop in Ura-Harajuku, a shopping district famous for its avant-garde clothing. The story develops around the relationships Toraji and Ryuji have with the offbeat and comical characters around them. This fast-paced comedy is a collection of one-off stories which blends the modern and traditional by basing each episode on a classic rakugo storyline.
Husband and Wife
夫婦｡ 부부 夫婦
75 min. x 2 eps. / 60 min. x 9 eps.｜11 episodes
In their 25 years of marriage, Hana and her husband, Taichi, have lived a good life. Having raised two children and entering middle age, Hana’s only disappointment is that her husband no longer sees her as a woman like he used to. But when Hana discovers that Taichi is seeing his daughter’s wedding planner on the side, things quickly take a turn for the worse. Taichi, having taken his quarter century marriage for granted, can hardly believe that his wife would even consider leaving him! Exploring the themes of what it means to be a husband and wife in modern society and the reason that people marry, this drama takes a sincere look at a couple speaking to each other honestly for the first time after having been married for so long.
Kisarazu Cats' Eye - Go Major!
木更津キャッツアイ 日本シリーズ 기사라즈 캐츠아이 ( 극장판 ) 木更津貓眼 日本篇
Welcome to KISARAZU, a small seaside city where life is dull but the residents are lively. Bored juvenile delinquents and gangsters, a worshipped movie star, a cult rock band and other unusual personalities about town are just a small sample of the colorful citizenry that provide the backdrop for this unconventional comedy. Bussan, the captain of the baseball team “Kisarazu Cats’ Eye”, has just been told for the third time that he has only got six months to live. Bussan decides to get on with his life but soon finds himself carried away on a wacky adventure where events and characters spiral together and escalate toward an unimaginable conclusion. This funny and fast-paced modern comedy is not to be missed.
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.
おとうさん 아버지 頑固老爹
75 min. x 2 eps. / 60 min. x 9 eps.｜11 episodes
Following the death of his dear wife, a man was left to raise their 4 daughters on his own. It hasn’t been easy and his daughters always seem unsatisfied and arguments are an everyday occurrence. All of them have a secret they can’t bring themselves to tell him. The oldest Yu has decided to leave her husband and child and return home. The responsible second daughter, Akira has decided to have another go at her dreams and is planning to leave home. The third daughter, Makoto is a nurse who lacks self-confidence and is secretly renting an apartment so she can live with a dullard. The youngest daughter, Kei has played piano since she was a child but thinks she has gone as far as she can and wants to quit music school. Then one day, he announces he is remarrying. The daughters aren’t happy and, as they set about trying to stop their father, they begin to examine their own lives and personal philosophies in the heart-warming drama.
Kisarazu Cat's Eye
木更津キャッツアイ 기사라즈 캐츠아이 木更津貓眼
60 min x 9 eps｜9 episodes
Twenty-one year old former high school baseball player, Kohei, learns that he is dying from cancer. He is told that he only has six months to live, and decides that he wants to do something daring and risky. He proposes to five trusted members from his former baseball club that they form a ring of cat burglars that would steal from those who commit crimes. His friends think it odd, but feel they cannot turn down a dying man’s request. With only six months, how much could they do anyway?
Summer Snow 서머 스노 Summer Snow
60 min x 11 eps｜11 episodes
His parents having passed away, 21 year-old Natsuo must now take care of his teenage younger brother and sister and run the family bike shop. It is a heavy burden which he handles with an even measure of discipline and kindness. A shy young woman with a heart condition is impressed by his positive outlook and toughness, and she begins to help him with his responsibilities. It is while learning to deal with daily life and family crisis alike that their love begins to bloom.