TV Asahi Drama Special 2017 ~ Soshite Daremo Inakunatta

Soshite Daremo Inakunatta

Date: From 9.00 p.m., 25 & 26 March 2017
Scriptwriter: Nagasaka Shukei
Original Work: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Cast: Nakama Yukie, Mukai Osamu, Yanagiba Toshiro, Daichi Mao, Yo Kimiko, Kunimura Jun, Fuji Mariko, Hashizume Isao, Watase Tsunehiko, Tsugawa Masahiko, Arakawa Yoshiyoshi, Sawamura Ikki
Synopsis: 10 men and women are called to Natural Island Hotel on the isolated island Heitaijima off Yachijojima by the owner Nanao Shin. The eight people who have come after receiving his invitations are former gold medalist swimmer Shiramine Ryo (Nakama Yukie), ex-Tokyo District Court judge Iwamura Hyogo (Watase Tsunehiko), former Diet member Monden Senmei (Tsugawa Masahiko), emergency centre doctor Konami Erika (Yo Kimiko), ex-mercenary soldier Ken Ishirugi (Yanagiba Toshiro), former actress Hoshizora Ayako (Daichi Mao), popular up-and-coming mystery writer Gomyo Taku (Mukai Osamu) and former detective Kumabe Kenkichi (Kunimura Jun). Continue reading

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Uso Nante Hitotsu mo Nai no

Uso

Official Website
www.nhk.or.jp/pyd/usonante

Broadcast
From 11.15 p.m., Tuesdays, 7 March 2017

Network
NHK BS Premium

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Spring 2017 Dramas

Hiyokko

Hiyokko
Date: From 8.00 a.m., Mondays – Saturdays, 3 April 2017
Station: NHK
Scriptwriter: Okada Yoshikazu (Kibougaoka no Hitobito, Kiseki no Hito, Dokonjo Gaeru)
Cast: Arimura Kasumi, Sawamura Ikki, Kimura Yoshino, Furuya Ikkou, Mineta Kazunobu, Sakuma Yui, Izumisawa Yuki, Hada Michiko, Shibata Rie, Toyama Toshiya, Matsuo Satoru, Miyamoto Nobuko, Sasaki Kuranosuke, Yatsui Ichiro, Sato Megumi, Isomura Hayato, Ryusei Ryo, Wakui Emi, Matsumoto Honoka, Fujino Ryoko, Kojima Fujiko, Yagi Yuki
Synopsis: 17-year-old Yatabe Mineko (Arimura Kasumi) grew up in a family of seven in a mountain village in northeastern Ibaraki Prefecture. Tokyo seemed like a different world even though it is in Kanto because of the poor access to transportation. Her father Minoru (Sawamura Ikki) has gone to Tokyo to work in order to earn money for her elder brother’s university tuition fees. Once Mineko graduates from high school, she wants to help out in the farm work and give her grandfather Shigeru (Furuya Ikkou) and mother Miyoko (Kimura Yoshino) an easier life. However, her life completely changes when her father does not come back for the New Year. Mineko asks her family to let her go to Tokyo to find him and promises to send money home. In the autumn of 1964, she and two childhood friends Tokiko (Sakuma Yui) and Mitsuo (Izumisawa Yuki) are hired to start working at a small factory in Tokyo’s working class neighbourhood. The wages are low and the working hours are long. After work each day, Mineko searches for her father and gets disheartened at times. Then companies go bankrupt due to the recession after the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and the factory is shut down. Mineko has nowhere to go, but thankfully gets a job helping out at the Western restaurant ‘Suzufuritei’ that her father had declared “delicious” in one of his stories about Tokyo. Everyone (Yatsui Ichiro, Sato Megumi, Isomura Hayato) at the restaurant including the female proprietress Makino Suzuko (Miyamoto Nobuko) and her son Shogo (Sasaki Kuranosuke) who is the chef, works her hard, but are soft-hearted and start to become like family. Mineko overcomes challenges and starts to lay down roots in Tokyo as she experiences many meetings and farewells amid the laughter and tears with regulars, people of the shopping street, friends and colleagues. Will she be able to find her father?
Website: www.nhk.or.jp/hiyokko

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NHK Drama Special 2017 ~ Kizuna ~ Hashire Kiseki no Kouma

Kizuna

Date: From 7.30 p.m., 23 & 24 March 2017
Scriptwriter: Kaneko Arisa (Watashi Kekkon Dekinai Janakute Shinain desu, Boku no Tsuma to Kekkon Shite Kudasai, Zainin no Uso)
Original Work: Kizuna ~ Hashire Kiseki no Kouma by Shimada Akihiro
Cast: Yakusho Koji, Aragaki Yui, Okada Masaki, Katsuji Ryo, Tanaka Yuko, Inoue Hajime, Komoto Masahiro, Iwamatsu Ryo, Sasaki Sumie, Kaneda Akio, Kobayashi Kaoru     
Synopsis: In Fukushima Prefecture’s Minami Soma City where people and horses coexist and the traditional horse festival Soma Nomaoi has been held since the old days, Matsushita Masayuki (Yakusho Koji), the owner of a livestock farm, has turned his back on Soma’s festival. Life is hard but he cannot bring himself to give up his dream of raising a G1 race horse despite the objections of his wife Kayoko (Tanaka Yuko) and daughter Shoko (Aragaki Yui). Then the Matsushita family is hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Continue reading

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