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TV Asahi Drama Special 2016 ~ Omiyasan

Date: From 9.00 p.m., 13 February 2016
Scriptwriter: Iwashita Yuko (Tokyo Scarlet, Keiji no Manazashi, Suzuki Sensei)
Original Work: Kusakabesho Meikyuuka Omiyasan by Ishinomori Shotaro
Cast: Watase Tsunehiko, Kanjiya Shihori, Azuma Chizuru, Washio Machiko, Hasegawa Tomoharu, Ishibashi Renji, Onodera Akira, Takigawa Yumi
Synopsis: Freelance writer Eto Ryuzo (Shinsui Sansho) is stabbed to death in a back alley in Kyoto City and the First Investigative Division of the Kyoto Prefectural Police is in an uproar. Former detective Torikai Kanzaburo (Watase Tsunehiko) takes up a position as the head of the newly established Investigative Planning Division’s Documentation Section and is given space in the First Investigative Division for the time being. He overhears investigation information about the discovery of a red scarf that was ripped in half from the dead body’s coat, and it sticks in his mind. There was actually a similar unsolved case in the past in which a red scarf was found ripped in half from the dead body. Continue reading

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Omiyasan SP 2016 CM

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Upcoming Spring 2016 Dramas

Toto One-chan
Date: From 8.00 a.m., Mondays – Saturdays, 4 April 2016
Station: NHK
Scriptwriter: Nishida Masafumi (Nobunaga Concerto, Jikken Keiji Totori, Yokai Ningen Bemu)
Cast: Takahata Mitsuki, Nishijima Hidetoshi, Kimura Tae, Sagara Itsuki, Sugisaki Hana, Mukai Osamu, Daichi Mao, Kataoka Tsurutaro, Ohno Takuro, Akino Yoko, Pierre Taki, Hiraiwa Kami, Kawaei Rina, Abe Junko, Sakaguchi Kentaro, Katagiri Hairi
Synopsis: The eldest daughter of the Kohashis, Tsuneko was 11 year old when her father Takezo (Nishijima Hidetoshi) died of tuberculosis. Taking her father’s teachings about the importance of ordinary life to heart, she became ‘Toto One-chan’, a paternal figure to her mother Kimiko (Kimura Tae) and two younger sisters Mariko (Sagara Itsuki) and Yoshiko (Sugisaki Hana). She struggles to sustain the family as the head of the household. Right after the war, she launches a lifestyle magazine created for the sake of females together with Mariko and Yoshiko in a devastated Tokyo. It is called ‘Your Life’ and was full of practical articles for readers. With the help of the genius editor Hanayama Isaji, the magazine grew to become essential to females living in the period of high economic growth.
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Dias Police Teaser

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Upcoming Summer 2016 Dramas

Date: From 11.15 p.m., Tuesdays, late June 2016
Station: NHK BS Premium
Scriptwriter: Adachi Naoko (Underwear, She, Shitsuren Chocolatier)
Original Work: Furenabaochin by Oda Yua
Genre: Romance
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Synopsis: Kamijo Natsu wavers between being a mother and a woman. She has devoted her life to her family and her femininity has now vanished. In an attempt to get Natsu to regain a little of her femininity, her husband asks his subordinate to seduce her. However, this is the start of a forbidden romance. Natsu ends up falling in love with this man in spite of her superficial husband … …
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TV Tokyo Drama Special 2016 ~ Hatsukoi Triangle ~ Ano Ko wa Nande Nippon ni?


Date: From 9.11 a.m., 11 February 2016
Cast: Kinami Haruka, Miura Takahiro, Taylor, Wakatsuki Yumi, Irie Masato, Roma Toniolo, Nukumizu Yoichi, Muramatsu Toshifumi, Mouton Ito, Nakagawa Haruki
Synopsis: Aya (Kinami Haruka) and Ryo (Miura Takahiro) are directors of the popular TV variety programme “Why Did You Come to Japan?” which covers interesting foreigners at Narita Airport. Aya is Ryo’s junior and immediately took the plunge into the TV industry after graduating from university. She started dating Ryo in the second year she joined the company. They have been going out for four years now and she hopes to get married to him someday. But their relationship has been kept secret from the programme staff. Continue reading

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