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Hiroyuki Yabe (矢部浩之)

Bad Luck Bride

花嫁は厄年ッ!   며느리는 액년 !   厄運新娘

70 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 11 eps|12 episodes

This year is the yakudoshi, or “critical age” for 32-year old Akiko, a television announcer. She lost her position in a news program to a rookie announcer. What’s worse, she is assigned to go undercover and experience life as a farmer’s bride for a variety program. Akiko pretends to be the fiancé of Ichiro, her ex-boyfriend, and begins her “bridal training” at the peach farm of Ichiro’s parents. Awaiting Akiko is a family filled with extraordinary personalities, led by the stern mother-in-law, Yukie.

June Bride

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.