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Scenario Writer Name: Atsuko Hashibe (橋部敦子)
A LIFE：A LOVE
A LIFE〜愛しき人〜 A LIFE～사랑스러운 사람～ 啊，生命之光～心愛的你
75 min × 1 ep / 70 min × 1 ep / 70 min × 8 eps｜10 episodes
Political circumstances force upstart doctor, Kazuaki Okita, to leave a busy hospital life and his girlfriend behind and go to the United States where he takes part in countless operations and develops into a top-notch surgeon. Then, at the behest of his ex-lover’s father, he returns to Japan to find his girlfriend has gone and married his best friend who actually masterminded Okita’s original exile from the hospital ten years ago. Unbeknownst to all of this, Okita is reunited with his ex-lover and best friend and the varying peculiarities of the hospital staff. Though awkward at times, Okita is single-minded in his pursuit of good medicine, endearing him to his patients and forcing his colleagues to rethink the true meaning of medicine and the value of life in a hospital drama swirling with passion, ambition, friendship, jealousy and pride.
Around 40 -注文の多いオンナたち-
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 10 eps｜11 episodes
Satoko Ogata is a brilliant psychiatrist, 39 and single. She loves her work and has a good social life with her friends, but as she nears 40 her best friend of many years tells her, “If you want children you have to get married soon” prodding her to actively seek “happiness as a woman.” One day, Satoko meets Keitaro Okamura, a man whose devotion to ecology borders on the eccentric. As one of the “around 40 generation” who blazed a trail for the women of today, how will she deal with the situation?
おやじの背中 아버지의 등 父親的背影
60 min × 9 eps｜9 episodes
The relationship between father and child is showcased each week in 10 episodes penned by different writers, and featuring 10 pairs of leading actors. A former boxer (Koji Yakusho) trains his daughter (Hikari Matsushima) to participate in the Olympic Games and survive in a highly competitive world. Another father (Tsunehiko Watase) and son (Kankuro Nakamura VI) formerly at odds with each other embark on a pilgrimage inspired by the death of the wife and mother. All the stories are suited for viewing by the whole family yet delve into universal themes with which everyone can identify.