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Scenario Writer Name: Yoshiko Morishita (森下佳子)
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.
HEAVEN and HELL: Soul Exchange
天国と地獄～サイコな2人～ 천국과 지옥 ～ 두명의 사이코～ 天國與地獄
85 min × 1 ep / 75 min × 3 eps / 60 min × 6 eps｜Eps 10
This drama about what happens when fate and love collide is non-stop entertainment!
JIN -仁- 仁者
114 min x 1 ep / 85min x 1 ep / 65min x 1 ep / 60min x 8 eps｜11 episodes
A brain surgeon, Jin Minakata, is hurtled back in time to the Edo period at the time of the fall of the Tokugawa government. He finds himself having to save lives without the luxury of modern medical equipment or medicine, and unwittingly thrown into the middle of the tumultuous political times. Taking to heart the words, “God only presents you with challenges that you can overcome,” Jin endeavors to make the most of his new lot in life, as if convinced that he will rediscover something in the past which he has lost in the present. Awash in a different time and a different world of epic scale and grandeur, Jin finds that history now turns on him.
JIN－仁－（完結編） JIN―仁―（완결편） 仁醫（完結篇）
129 min x 1 ep / 115 min x 1 ep / 70 min x 1ep / 65 min x 2 eps / 60 min x 6 eps｜11 episodes
Two years have passed since Jin slipped through a time warp and landed in the Edo period at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate’s reign. Worried about the state of depression into which Saki has fallen, Jin pays a visit to her native home when it is revealed that her mother, Ei has been stricken with beriberi disease. According to her elder brother Kyotaro, Saki had come home to urge her mother to see a doctor only to be sent away without even being allowed in the home as Ei had not yet forgiven Saki for previously breaking off an arranged marriage proposal. In hopes of somehow saving Ei, Jin comes up with a scheme to administer medicine-laced sweets, for which Ei has a weakness.
KOCHIKAME - THE MOVIE: Save the Kachidoki Bridge! -
こちら葛飾区亀有公園前派出所 THE MOVIE 勝どき橋を封鎖せよ！ 여기는 잘나가는 파출소 THE MOVIE가쓰도키 대교를 봉쇄하라! 烏龍派出所THE MOVIE封鎖勝鬨橋！
Police Corporal Kankichi Ryotsu of the Kameari Park Police Box, Katsushika Ward, Tokyo, is the best-intentioned guy you’d ever want to meet, but nothing he does ever goes right and he causes nothing but trouble. One day Ryotsu runs into Momoko, a girl he used to like way back in primary school. His heart leaps. Suddenly the Police Commissioner’s daughter is kidnapped, and Ryotsu learns that Momoko has been caught up in the case. For her sake, he sets to work solving it. But things he never expected start to happen, and he finds himself driven into a corner. Can he solve the case and save Momoko? And what will become of this bittersweet love story if he does? Ryotsu, an inveterate trouble-maker with the best intentions in the world, brings laughter and tears to the screen this summer in a comic but moving entertainment.
MR. BRAIN 미스터 브레인 MR. BRAIN
100 min x 1 ep / 75 min x 1ep / 60 min x 6 eps｜8 episodes
Takuya Kimura plays Ryusuke Tsukumo, a quirky yet brilliant neuroscientist working for the National Research Institute of Police Science. Wielding a unique perspective and psychology, Tsukumo tackles the nation’s most baffling crimes and scandals, going head-to-head with the most brilliant and twisted criminal minds. But his eccentricities and poor social timing can also aggravate people and circumstances, further complicating matters. Follow Ryusuke Tsukumo as he pries open unbelievable truths in a new and exciting drama genre that combines the wonder of brain science with a whodunit mystery, MR.BRAIN!
Stepmom and Daughter Blues
義母と娘のブルース 의붓엄마와 딸의 블루스 繼母與女兒的藍調
67 min × 10 eps｜Eps 10
Miyuki Miyamoto is an 8-year-old girl who lost her mother few years ago and now lives with her father, Ryoichi. When one day a hard-working career woman, Akiko Iwamoto, appears and becomes Miyuki’s new stepmom, Miyuki resists, particularly seeing Akiko presents herself with a business card. But Akiko, determined to win over Miyuki’s heart, uses all of her business experience and acumen to the task. And yet, none of her efforts succeed. Ryoichi, too, tries desperately to persuade Miyuki to accept her new stepmom, but he is simply no match for his daughter’s intransigence. Nevertheless, Miyuki finds herself gradually thinking hard about whether to ultimately accept Akiko. The show paints a vivid picture of the ordinary joys and tears of everyday life, punctuated by the occasional small miracles.
Stepmom and Daughter Blues SPECIAL（2022）
義母と娘のブルース 2022年謹賀新年スペシャル 의붓어머니와 딸의 블루스 스페셜（2022） 繼母與女兒的藍調 特別版（2022）
Company worker Akiko finds that a business she helped to revive has been taken over by a vulture capitalist, Ryoji, who looks identical to her deceased husband. When Ryoji’s next acquisition turns out to be a beloved bakery, Akiko suspects an ulterior motive and vows to resist. Caught between hatred of vulture capitalists and budding feelings toward her new boss, Akiko finds support from her stepdaughter, Miyuki, who is dedicated to looking out for her stepmom in this heartwarming drama.
THE BANDAGE CLUB
包帯クラブ 붕대클럽 繃帶俱樂部
Wara is an ordinary high school student. When Wara is playing the bandage on the rooftop of the hospital, an odd young man, Dino, suddenly appears from behind, removes the bandage from Wara’s wrist and wraps it around the railing. “I bandaged your wounded heart. Feel better?” Unexpectedly, Wara feels comforted by his action.
The Battle of Mr. & Mrs. Sasaki
佐々木夫妻の仁義なき戦い 사사키 부부의 의리없는 싸움 佐佐木夫妻的無仁義之戰
75 min x 1 ep / 60 min x 9 eps｜10 episodes
Norimichi Sasaki is methodical and inflexible. His wife Ritsuko is big-hearted and earthy. They are both lawyers and even the slightest of matters can develop into a battle royal as they both let fly with the legalese. The troubles that unfold in the work and private life of this diametrically-opposed couple are depicted with a deft comic touch.
THE EMPEROR’S COOK
天皇の料理番 천황의 요리사 天皇的御廚
114 min x 1 ep / 90 min x 1 ep / 70 min x 5 eps / 60 min x 5 eps｜12 episodes
A TBS 60th anniversary commemorative project, “The Emperor’s Cook” depicts the life of Tokuzo Akiyama, head chef of the Imperial Household Ministry’s Imperial Cuisine Division during the Taisho (1912-1926) and early Showa (1926-1989) eras. Based on a true story and book by Hisahide Sugimori “The Emperor’s Cook” follows the life of country boy, Akiyama, who arrives in Tokyo in pursuit of the culinary arts. Driven by a deep love for his wife and family, a great reverence for his teachers, strong reliance on friends and an abiding love for cooking, Akiyama eventually rises to become “the Emperor’s cook”. Producer Akihito Ishimaru, director Yuichiro Hirakawa and teleplay writer Yoshiko Morishita form the core of an elite production staff responsible for such seminal works as JIN (’09), Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (’04), Into the White Night (’06) and Tonbi (’12), spinning this grand romance and quintessential human drama full of laughter and tears, struggle and triumph.
Tonbi (Black Kite)
とんび 솔개 鳶
114min x 1 ep / 90min x 1 ep / 60min x 8 eps｜10 episodes
Late summer 1972. Truck driver, Yasu, is in the highest spirits singing to himself while working and restraining himself from his favorite hobbies of drinking and gambling. The reason? His wife is about to give birth to a son. Yasu himself never had parents to speak of, his mother having died while he was very young, and his father having abandoned him. Yasu's wife, Misako, also lost both her parents when she was young. And so the two spend their days in happiness, protecting and watching their son, Akira, grow. Until an unforeseen tragedy strikes when Akira is only 3. A freakish accident occurs that results in Misako sacrificing her life to protect her son. Yasu loses himself in grief and remorse, but recovers when he vows to raise the son he loves as best as possible even as it tests the limits of his wits and abilities. Though forced to battle feelings of anxiety, confusion and helplessness, Yasu clumsily yet honestly manages to rear his son with the support of friends in this moving tale of ultimate love between father and son.