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Scenario Writer Name: Hiroyuki Yatsu (八津弘幸)


Downtown Rocket

下町ロケット 변두리 로켓   下町火箭

114 min × 1 ep / 85 min × 1 ep / 75 min × 2 eps / 60 min × 6eps|10 episodes

Persistence is the key ingredient to achieving a lifelong dream. As a space science researcher, Kohei Tsukuda harbors such a dream. But when his father passes away, he finds himself returning home to take over his a small engine factory located in an old part of town. As the 2nd president of Tsukuda Works, Kohei enjoys moderate success at first, but the company is too cash-strapped to let him pursue the rocket engine of his dreams. Then everything begins to fall apart. He loses his biggest customer, the banks tighten credit and a major manufacturer files a patent infringement suit of $90 million, threatening the livelihoods of his employees and the future of the company. And then one day, a major conglomerate, Teikoku Heavy Industries”, learns of a valve system Kohei’s company has developed and approaches him with an offer of $20 million for its rights. But will it be enough to stave off disaster and keep the dream alive?
Rocket Dreams(Title) will conjure up your purest emotions and fill you with the determination to face tomorrow.

IKIGAMI: The Ultimate Limit

イキガミ 이키가미   死亡預告

129 min.

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.
Kengo Fujimoto has made his way through university and taken a job with the Ministry. His work now is delivering these ‘ikigami’ letters.
Fujimoto, delivering these letters and seeing the absurdity of death being forced upon these young people, gradually begins to have doubts about his job...

LEADERS 2

LEADERS 2 리더스 2   領導者們2

143 min × 1 ep|1 episode

The year is 1934. Demand for the automobile is at last beginning to heat up some 10 plus years after the devastation of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 had utterly destroyed shipping and distribution networks. Now, the likes of U.S auto making giants, Ford and General Motors, were looking to carve up the Japanese market for themselves with their foreign-made automobiles. Wataru Yamazaki is sales manager for “Hinode Motors”, a GM dealership in Aichi Prefecture. Resistant to the misguided American sales techniques being forced upon him, he constantly tries to offer suggestions, but who’s going to listen to a salesman at one little dealership? One his way home from Osaka one day, Yamazaki sees a stalled Chevrolet atop the Suzuka mountain pass being fixed by a mechanic in a suit: Saichiro Aichi. It marks the beginning of a long and rich relationship between two men who would go on to launch the first Aichi Motor Automobile Dealership.

Little Giants

小さな巨人 작은 거인   使命和正義

85 min × 1 ep / 80 min × 1 ep / 75 min × 1 ep / 60 min × 7 eps|10 episodes

Chief Kosaka of the No. 1 Investigative Enforcement Division is highly talented and is thought to be a sure choice for Superintendent in the future. This year, however, although he was successful in solving this year’s third HQ incident, a mistake made in the investigative process has caused him to be demoted to another post. Although he has wandered from the fast track to promotion, his new co-workers do their best – in their own feckless way – to solve petty incidents, always believing in their own sense of justice. As Kosaka reflects on his mission as a policeman and his own thoughts on justice, he learns to believe in himself as he fights against “evil.” A thrilling drama about men fighting for justice within a giant organization, the Police.

NAOKI HANZAWA

半沢直樹 한자와 나오키   半澤直樹

114 min x 1 ep / 85 min x 2 eps / 75 min x 1 ep / 70 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 5 eps|10 episodes

It was the height of the Japanese economic bubble when Naoki Hanzawa landed a coveted job in a major bank. But he finds the life of a banker to be a stormy one. As a loan officer section chief, Hanzawa works to finance the Nishi Osaka Steel company 5 million dollars at the insistence of his stubborn branch manager, Asano, and without collateral! What appeared a blue chip company is actually a heavily indebted concern that has been cooking its books. Within 3 months of the loan, Nishi Osaka Steel goes bankrupt, and Hanzawa and his bank have been deceived out of 5 million dollars. Not willing to take the heat and jeopardize his career, Asano plots to lay the blame on Hanzawa. When called to headquarters in Tokyo to attend investigative hearings about the fiasco, Hanzawa decides instead to deny the money is lost and vows to recover it himself. A believer in the goodness of people, but aware that deception costs double, Naoki Hanzawa's life as a legendary maverick banker begins.

RIKUOH

陸王 육왕   陸王

120 min × 1 eps / 90 min × 1 eps / 85 min × 2 eps / 75 min × 2 eps / 60 min × 4 eps|10 episodes

Dramatization based on the novel “RIKUOH” by Jun Ikeido. Koichi Miyazawa is the CEO of the longstanding company which manufacture tabi(traditional Japanese socks). Due to a decrease of demand for tabi thesedays, the Company, Kohazeya, has fallen upon hard times. For the company's survival, Miyazawa strikes upon the idea of creating a new type of running shoe that utilizes “tabi” making techniques to make the user feel as if running in bare feet. But the road ahead for a cash-strapped local company with a small staff is steep, and Miyazawa runs into continuous roadblocks only to be saved time and time again by those around him. Will he succeed in launching his running shoe and saving his company? Follow Miyazawa in this uplifting tale of economic revitalization.

Roosevelt Game

ルーズヴェルト・ゲーム 루즈벨트 게임   羅斯福遊戲

85 min x 1 ep / 70 min x 3 eps / 60 min x 5 eps|9 episodes

”The most exciting baseball game score is 8 to 7!”
That’s what former U.S. President Roosevelt once said.
Aoshima Works is a medium-size precision instruments maker. Forced to navigate the rough waves of an unforeseen recession and fierce competition among rival companies scratching for advantage, company men on the brink of bankruptcy strive to survive by orchestrating a miracle reversal called the “Roosevelt Game”. Written by Jun Ikeido, author of a novel by the same name, and following his best-selling “Naoki Hanzawa”. A comeback story for the never-say-die working man.

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.

Second Chance Chauffeur

流星ワゴン 유성 왜건   流星休旅車

114 min ×1 ep / 70 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 8 eps|10 episodes

The long-awaited dramatization of Kiyoshi Shigematsu’s million bestseller and winner of the Naoki Literature prize, Second Chance Chauffeur begins with a man taking a ride in a car as he seeks to embark on a life do-over. But the drive sends him toggling supernaturally between past and future where he encounters his father. Both of the same age, the two forge an odd relationship that is neither father-son nor two friends. Kazuo (Hidetoshi Nishijima) is a staid and serious man who lost his family for failing to notice a dark illness that afflicted his wife. His father (Teruyuki Kagawa), on the other hand, was a freewheeling, passionate entrepreneur who built many successful businesses in the course of an illustrious career. Together, the two embark on a spiritual journey that prompts Kazuo to mature as a father and reach a place that will provide encouragement to all.