Upcoming Winter 2015 Dramas

Zenryoku Rikon Soudan
Date: From 10.00 p.m., Tuesdays, 6 January 2015
Station: NHK
Scriptwriters: Komatsu Yoshiko, Ide Mari
Cast: Maya Miki, Kamiji Yusuke, Taketomi Seika, Konoe Hana, Seki Megumi, Riju Go, Watanabe Tetsu, Nakao Mie, Tachi Hiroshi, Ishibashi Renji (guest star), Yoshizawa Hisashi (guest star), Ando Tamae (guest star), Ujiki Tsuyoshi (guest star), Otake Makoto (guest star), Iwai Hideto (guest star), Yamada Masa (guest star)
Synopsis: Takeuchi Miharu (Maya Miki) is a capable lawyer with a law firm in Nagoya. One day, she is assigned a divorce case of a client company by Mizuno Toyohiko (Tachi Hiroshi), the head of the law firm. Gohara Naoki (Yoshizawa Hisashi), the president of the company, wants to divorce his wife Nobue (Kone Hana) who left their 5-year-old son behind and moved out. However, Nobue cries that she will not hand over their son. In fact, Miharu has had experience with divorce too. She was deprived of custody because of her own mistake and has not seen her daughter Kanae in 10 years. She reluctantly starts to grapple with this case but gradually gets absorbed in it. While she is the husband’s attorney, the solution she offers reflects Nobue’s feelings. This offends the client company and the law firm’s advisory contract is terminated. Mizuno, who likes Miharu, desperately dissuades her from resigning. But she takes responsibility and quits the firm. That night, a dejected Miharu drowns her sorrows in drink at ‘Ankake Spaghetti’ which is located directly beneath her residence. She finds herself grumbling to the owner Mitsuya Tetsu (Kamiji Yusuke) whom she is on friendly terms with. “In the end, I lost both my job and man at the same time … …” Then Nobue arrives with twin sisters who are distressed by their parents’ impending divorce. She believes they can count on Miharu who identified with her own divorce issues. Miharu does all in her power to try to pull the twins’ broken family together. Seeing Miharu like this, Tetsu and Nobue encourage her to start a divorce counselling centre. On the day of the opening of ‘Takeuchi Harumi Divorce Counselling Centre’, a young lady stares at the signboard of the centre with a surly expression. She is Miharu’s daughter, Kanae (Taketomi Seika), who is now an adult.
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Onna wa Sore o Yurusanai


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Tuesdays, 10.00 – 10.54 p.m. from 21 October 2014


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Subete ga F ni Naru


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Tuesdays, 9.00 – 9.54 p.m. from 21 October 2014

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Fall 2014 Dramas


Sakura ~ Jiken o Kiku Onna
Date: From 8.00 p.m., Mondays, 20 October 2014
Station: TBS
Scriptwriters: Matsumoto Miyako (Inpei Sousa, Kakushou, Fake ~ Kyoto Bijutsu Jiken Emaki), Yamaoka Junpei (GTO (remake) Series, Honey Trap, Power Game)
Genre: Detective
Cast: Nakama Yukie, Sato Ryuta, Aijima Kazuyuki, Kino Hana, Ono Takuro, Morioka Yutaka, Suruga Taro, Ayane, Kusabue Mitsuko, Takashima Reiko
Synopsis: Mizusawa Sakura (Nakama Yukie) is the ultimate “good listener”. In the morning, she hears the voices of listeners as the DJ of a small FM radio network. In the afternoon, she lends a ear to residents’ complaints at the inquiry counter of Komagome Chuo Police Precinct’s Community Safety Division. At night, she obtains information from regular customers at the small restaurant which her grandmother Ume (Kusabue Mitsuko), a former police woman, runs. Once a case occurs, Sakura will hide her identity and go undercover. She is actually a special investigator under the orders of “Iron Lady” Igarashi Kyoko (Takashima Reiko), the chief of the police precinct. Sakura partners the hot-blooded detective Takeuchi Masato (Sato Ryuta) whom she frequently encounters at investigation scenes, and unlocks the mysteries of the cases.
Website: www.tbs.co.jp/sakura2014
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Subete ga F ni Naru CM

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