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The number of (the) data: 42
  • Reality
  • Human
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LEADERS 2
143 min.|1 episode

LEADERS 2

리더스 2   領導者們2

143 min.|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 carv...

  • Suspense
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Embers of Memory
117 min.|1 episode

Embers of Memory

往復書簡〜十五年後の補習〜   왕복서간 ~십오년뒤의 보충수업~   往復書簡~15年後的補習~

117 min.|1 episode

Office worker Mariko is flustered to learn that her boyfriend, Junichi, has suddenly left the country to work overseas as a volunteer educating children in developing countries. He’ll be gone for 2 years, and made his big decision without having consulted her and even his own family. The reasons are...

     
Simple is Best
120 min. × 1 ep.|1 episode

Simple is Best

ふつうが一番   보통이 제일   平凡最好

120 min. × 1 ep.|1 episode

With dreams of becoming a Naoki Prize-winning author, Tomeji Kosuge is a widower who ekes out a living as a reporter for a trade newspaper while caring for his young daughter, Noriko, and living with his mother, Takie around 1963. Based on the true story of writer, Shuhei Fujisawa, Simple is Best tr...

  • Human
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Kanpai!
120 min. x 5 eps.|5 episodes

Kanpai!

居酒屋もへじ   이자카야 모헤지   居酒屋Moheji

120 min. x 5 eps.|5 episodes

A human relations drama with a comedic touch set in a small “izakaya” tavern that caters only to regular patrons, The Tavern centers on the daily life of its chef owner, his family, the clientele and a new female customer. 초면고객 사절인 작은술집에 홀연히 찾아온 여자손님, 점주와 가족, 그리고 가게의 단골들에 의한 코믹 인생극. 1.『이자카야 모헤...

     
Rakugoka; The Way of the Comic Storyteller
150 min. × 1 ep.|1 episode

Rakugoka; The Way of the Comic Storyteller

赤めだか   붉은 송사리   紅鳉魚

150 min. × 1 ep.|1 episode

One of the hottest selling tickets in town is to see the hugely popular “rakugoka”, or comic storyteller, Danshun. Danshun himself was inspired as a little boy to become a rakugoka after seeing the legendary Danshi. He had found his calling. After his resistant parents relented to their son’s pleas,...

  • Romance
  • Action
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LIBRARY WARS: BOOK OF MEMORIES
120 min.|1 episode

LIBRARY WARS: BOOK OF MEMORIES

図書館戦争BOOK OF MEMORIES

120 min.|1 episode

Iku Kasahara joins the ‘Task Force’, the special unit of the Kanto Area Library Defense Force, in search of her ‘prince’, a Task Force member who once rescued a book about to be seized from her by the ‘Betterment Squad’, the paramilitary arm of the Censorship Enforcement Agency. She does not remembe...

  • Human
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Risking it All: The Spirit of the Men in Orange
135 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Risking it All: The Spirit of the Men in Orange

テレビ未来遺産 ORANGE〜1.17 命懸けで闘った消防士の魂の物語〜   ORANGE – 1.17 목숨걸고 싸운 소방관의 영혼의 이야기   Orange 1.17 拼命奮鬥的熱血消防員的魂之物語

135 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Yamakura of the Kobe Fire Department aspires to wear the vaunted “orange” uniform of an elite rescue force that only 3% of all firefighters can attain. But to do so, he and his fellow trainees must suffer through the most rigorous training. As Yamakura and his fellow trainees grit their teeth and co...

  • Tearjerker
  • Reality
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Justice is Blind: The Moving Tale of a Vision-Impaired Lawyer(Based on a True Story)
120 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Justice is Blind: The Moving Tale of a Vision-Impaired Lawyer(Based on a True Story)

全盲の僕が弁護士になった理由   전맹인 내가 변호사가 된 이유 ~감동서스펜스 실화!~   全盲的我變成律師的理由~真實故事改編的懸疑劇~

120 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Based on the writings of a true life, vision-impaired lawyer comes a story about a blind man who manages to pass the extremely difficult bar exam and earn his lawyer’s license. Long desiring to help the weak, Kensuke Okochi gets a job at an attorney’s office while he and his wife, also blind, look f...

     
LEADERS
149 min. x 2 eps.|2 episodes

LEADERS

前編・後編    전편・후편

149 min. x 2 eps.|2 episodes

Prior to the start of World War II, Saichiro Aichi witnessed firsthand the technological prowess and industrial strength developing in the automotive industry of the US and Europe. Under Saichiro’s strong visionary leadership and the efforts of his team, a do-mestic passenger car is finally built ju...

     
Rin Izumi, Obstetrician: Charts of Life
120 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

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...

     
The Woman Next Door
160 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

The Woman Next Door

隣の女   옆집 여자   鄰居

160 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Yuki leads a comfortable life as an illustrator with her doctor husband, Kenzo Tamukai. But they have yet to be blessed with a child. The story begins with the arrival next door of a new neighbor, a woman named Sachi Tachihara, whom Yuki gradually befriends. But Sachi plants seeds of doubt in Yuki, ...

     
For Love
135 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

For Love

恋   사랑   戀

135 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

The year is 1972. Fumiko is a very ordinary college student working a part-time job translating English literature where she meets university professor, Shintaro Katase and his wife, Hinako. She finds herself “enamored” with them. But the appearance of a young man named Katsuya Okubo leads to the de...

  • Detective
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SRO: Special Research Office for Extensive Investigation
120 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

SRO: Special Research Office for Extensive Investigation

SRO〜警視庁広域捜査専任特別調査室〜   SRO~경시청광역수사전임특별조사실~   警署搜索特別小組SRO

120 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Television serialization of a bestselling novel series called “SRO”. Japan’s Prime Minister has just launched the Special Research Office for Extensive Investigation (SRO) akin to the U.S.’s FBI to conduct wide area investigations of spreading crime. It is a groundbreaking new organization designed ...

     
Dr. Mom’s Medical Journal 6
120 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Dr. Mom’s Medical Journal 6

おふくろ先生の診療日記6   어머니 선생님의 진료일기6   看診日記

120 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Kayo Otahara, known affectionately as “Dr. Mom”, pours heart and soul into providing medical care to her local community. For roughly two months each summer, the rustic Gifu Prefecture village of Gujohachiman is transformed into a bustling center of activity, swelling to 30 times its normal populati...

  • Tearjerker
  • Human
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Letter to Mom in Heaven
120 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Letter to Mom in Heaven

命〜天国のママへ〜   생명~천국의 엄마에게~   在天國的母親

120 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Haruki Mizunuma is a workaholic who runs a design office in Tokyo and has left the rearing of his grade school son, Ren, completely to his wife, Kyoko. But she becomes hospitalized for de-terioration health. Treatment fails to work and suddenly, she has departed from this world. Ha-ruki is not rea...

  • Detective
  • Mystery
  • Comedy
  • Thriller
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SPEC~zero
120 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

SPEC~zero

SPEC 〜零   SPEC 〜零

120 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

The prequel to the hugely popular hit action series, SPEC, delves into the story behind protagonist and heroine, Saya Toma, losing her left hand. The lives of Saya’s parents are taken in an airplane accident when she’s in high school. So when Saya later in life is approached by a Metropolitan Police...

  • Human
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The Partner: To My Dear Friend of 100 Years
129 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

The Partner: To My Dear Friend of 100 Years

The Partner〜愛しき百年の友へ〜   The Partner~사랑스런 백년의 친구에게~   日越之間 - The Parrtner

129 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Trading company employee, Tetsuya, lives alone with his only daughter, but is busy preparing to remarry a Vietnamese woman named Lien. One day, the president of a Vietnamese trading company promises Tetsuya a contract if he will help solve a mystery. But there is a time limit that, if not met, will ...

  • Entertainment
  • Mystery
  • Human
  • Detective
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ATARU Special:Challenge from New York
134 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

ATARU Special:Challenge from New York

ATARU スペシャル ~ニューヨークからの挑戦状~   ATARU 스페셜~뉴욕에서의 도전장~   自閉天才ATARU 特別版 ~來自紐約的挑戰狀

134 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Ataru Returns! Tasuku, the young brother of Ataru who never appeared in the television drama emerges here as the lead suspect in a serial killing case. Ataru flies from New York to rescue his brother and discover the truth behind the murders which bear a strong resemblance to the "Crucifixion Murde...

  • Human
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The Stork Nest
120 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

The Stork Nest

こうのとりのゆりかご   황새의 요람   小鳥的搖籃

120 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

May, 2007. The Jikei Hospital is a small clinic in Kumamoto Prefecture operating out of a pri-vate dwelling that begins accepting anonymous “deposits” (“Baby Post”) of unwanted infants abandoned by their parents for various reasons under the operational name, “Stork Nest.” Based on a true story, thi...

     
"Door to Dreams" Drama: "For You in 20 Years"
134 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

"Door to Dreams" Drama: "For You in 20 Years"

夢の扉特別編『20年後の君へ』   꿈의 문 특별편「20 년후의 너에게」   夢之門 特別篇 給二十年後的你

134 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Yuichiro Sawada is an elite company man with a blue chip trading company, in charge of a major overseas infrastructure building project. Supported by his beautiful wife and talented cook, Yoshino, his son, Daichi, a graduate of Tokyo University now employed at the Ministry of Economics, Trade and In...

     
Preparing for Goodbye
135 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Preparing for Goodbye

妻が夫をおくるとき   아내가 남편을 보낼때   與夫離別

135 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

It happened all so suddenly. Sugako Hashida had urged her husband to be examined after he complained of chest pains. She had never given any thought to a major illness from the way her husband deftly went about fulfilling his long-cherished dream of becoming a farmer. But the verdict from the doctor...

  • Mystery
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Level 7
120 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Level 7

宮部みゆき『レベル7』   레벨7   懸疑小說-第七等級

120 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Just where is Level 7 and what is it? Two completely distinct plot lines ultimately cross paths and converge on a heinous murder. A man and woman wake up in a condominium room but have no memory of anything. The only clue they have to their identity is a tattoo on their arms that reads, "Level 7." M...

  • Mystery
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The Reason
140 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

The Reason

宮部みゆき『理由』   이유   懸疑小說-理由

140 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Based on a novel by Japan's premier suspense novelist, Miyuki Miyabe. Four people are found brutally murdered in a luxury high-rise condominium populated by the rich and famous. But none are residents and nobody knows who they are or from whence they came. Why were they found dead here? The investig...

  • Mystery
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The Snark Hunt
120 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

The Snark Hunt

宮部みゆき『スナーク狩り』   스나크 사냥   懸疑小說-獵

120 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Entitled after a poem in Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland", about a hunter who was supposed to be hunt down and destroy a legendary monster called a Snark, but finds himself ruled by the thirst to kill, this vivid tale of suspense explores the frightful region of the human psyche that resides wi...

  • Mystery
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About Kimiko
130 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

About Kimiko

悪女について   악녀에 대해서   關於惡女

130 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

An epic rags to riches story, Kimiko Tomikohji grew up poor, amassed an incredible fortune during Japan’s miraculous period of economic growth and then, right before the asset bubble burst, she passed away. What she left behind were major romances carried out simultaneously with three different men,...

     
Blackboard: Teachers Against the Tide of Time
139 min. x 1 ep. / 135 min. x 1 ep. / 144 min. x 1 ep. |3 episodes

Blackboard: Teachers Against the Tide of Time

ブラックボード〜時代と戦った教師たち〜   블랙 보드~시대와 싸운 교사들~   黑板~與時代奮戰的教師們~

139 min. x 1 ep. / 135 min. x 1 ep. / 144 min. x 1 ep. |3 episodes

Do you have a teacher you will never forget? An ordinary looking school and a typical classroom. So many students have passed through it over the years; as have many battle-scarred teachers. A message on the blackboard embodies three dramatic periods in Japan’s postmodern history. There was the ti...

  • Detective
  • Mystery
  • Comedy
  • Thriller
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SPEC~life
114 min x 1 ep.|1 episode

SPEC~life

SPEC 〜翔

114 min x 1 ep.|1 episode

A year after his last big fight, Takeru Sebumi, returns to the Metropolitan Police following some time off recovering from medical treatment on his eyes. But he is immediately confronted with a very strange murder case involving a machine gun shootout that took place in the middle of a street in bro...

  • Tearjerker
  • Mystery
  • Comedy
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The Cat Lawyer and the Invisible Man: A Corpse’s Ransom
120 min. x 2 ep.|2 episodes

The Cat Lawyer and the Invisible Man: A Corpse’s Ransom

猫弁   고양이 변호사   貓說

120 min. x 2 ep.|2 episodes

Despite being celebrated as a brilliant lawyer, Taro Momose is a poor and lonely bachelor who lives in a run-down apartment and has never had a relationship with a woman in all his 40 years. Softhearted to boot, Momose has also become owner of a gaggle of cats that lost their home in a civil pet sui...

     
Terminus: Love on the Twilight Express
114 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Terminus: Love on the Twilight Express

終着駅〜トワイライト・エクスプレスの恋   종착역~트와일라잇 익스프레스의 사랑   終點站~曙光號特快之戀

114 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

February. The story begins with a man and a woman riding the Twilight Express. Keisuke and Chie are on a last trip together before an agreed-upon breakup. Though Chie had a family, she had long admired Keisuke in secret until the day when she could no longer contain it. But Keisuke, too, loved her a...

     
Autumn Bride
126 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Autumn Bride

花嫁   신부   新娘

126 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

The condemned Katakura house is so old it is a wonder it hasn't yet been torn down. Its tenant, a widow named Chiyo, has just completed a Buddhist service memorializing the 7th year of her husband's passing and is preparing to move out to make way for the home's destruction amid urban development. M...

     
The Apartment with a Rooftop Deck
116 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

The Apartment with a Rooftop Deck

屋上のあるアパート   옥상이 있는 아파트   天臺

116 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

This drama is set in an apartment block in the suburbs. The young heroine’s humorous interaction with the odd residents provides the back drop to a charming story as we follow her on her path to making major “life choices,” facing significant turning points and affairs of the heart. Unemployment, i...

  • Human
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99 Years of Love – JAPANESE AMERICANS
150 min. x 2 eps. / 139 min. x 2 eps. / 125 min. x 1 ep.|5 episodes

99 Years of Love – JAPANESE AMERICANS

99年の愛~JAPANESE AMERICANS   99 년의 사랑〜JAPANESE AMERICANS   99年的愛〜JAPANESE AMERICANS

150 min. x 2 eps. / 139 min. x 2 eps. / 125 min. x 1 ep.|5 episodes

99 years ago, a Japanese man emigrated to the vast expanse of America with hopes of survival and dreams of a brighter future. He and those like him were settlers, 1st generation Japanese-Americans. From them were issued a second generation which grew up bearing little knowledge of, nor devotion to, ...

     
A School Behind Bars
150 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

A School Behind Bars

塀の中の中学校   담장안의 중학교   監獄裡的中學

150 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Although Junpei is aiming to become a professional photographer, he has just completed a five-year teaching post at a reform school. His next assignment is deputy homeroom teacher at a prison school. Junpei will be working alongside senior teacher, Miyake. The students of the prison school are all c...

  • Mystery
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Tales of a Personal Effects Examiner, Aiko Tanizaki
120 min. x 4 eps.|4 episodes

Tales of a Personal Effects Examiner, Aiko Tanizaki

遺品整理人谷崎藍子   유품정리인 타니자키 아이코   遺物整理者

120 min. x 4 eps.|4 episodes

Companies specializing in the settlement of estate or personal affects have gar-nered close attention in recent years along with the rise in numbers of solitary and unattended deaths. Aiko Tanizaki is an employee at one such company who rather than simply dispatching the belongings left behind by th...

  • Suspense
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The Tragedy of W
120 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

The Tragedy of W

Wの悲劇   W의 비극   W的悲劇

120 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

The lakeside at Lake Yamanaka is covered with snow. In the vacation house in such a quiet area owned by the chairman of Watsuji Seiyaku, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Japan, the tragedy suddenly breaks out. ”I have killed my granduncle!!” says Mako, who is loved by everybody in the ...

  • Horror
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Tales of Terror "Recollection"
60 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

Tales of Terror "Recollection"

怪談新耳袋「記憶」   괴담신이대 「기억」   怪談新耳袋「記憶」

60 min. x 1 ep.|1 episode

After working their part-time jobs at a family restaurant, Shingo, Satoru and Yoshinori decide to visit a noted haunted spot. Convinced that they experienced something supernatural, they are returning home from the spot in a car when Yoshinori suddenly gets swallowed up by the backseat and simply va...