Upcoming Spring 2019 Dramas

Natsuzora
Date: From 8.00 a.m., Mondays – Saturdays, 1 April 2019
Station: NHK
Scriptwriter: Omori Sumio (Frankenstein no Koi, Seirei no Moribito Series, Nezumi Edo o Hashiru Series)
Cast: Hirose Suzu, Okada Masaki, Kusakari Masao, Matsushima Nanako, Fujiki Naohito, Kiyohara Sho, Fukuchi Momoko, Kobayashi Takashi, Otoo Takuma, Yasuda Ken, Takahata Atsuko, Yamada Yuki, Yoshizawa Ryo, Totsugi Shigeyuki, Kobayashi Ayako, Sendo Nobuko, Hirao Nanaka, Tomita Miu, Inukai Atsuhiro, Emoto Tasuku, Nakahara Takeo, Kitano Kii, Yamaguchi Tomoko, Higa Manami, Kondo Yoshimasa, Lily Franky, Toda Keiko, Suzuki Anju, Mizutani Kaho, Kudo Asuka
Synopsis: 9-year-old Okuhara Natsu lost her parents in the war and was separated from her older brother Saitaro (Okada Masaki) and younger sister Chiharu. In the summer of 1946, she is taken to Tokachi in Hokkaido by her adoptive father Shibata Takeo (Fujiki Naohito) who was her father’s comrade in arms. The Shibatas who are dairy farmers from the Hokuriku region. As Natsu helps out with dairy farming, she regains her cheerfulness. She begins to learn about the spirit of the settlers and the importance of life from Shibata’s father-in-law Taiju (Kusakari Masao), a first-generation immigrant to Hokkaido. In elementary school, Natsu is introduced to animated films, which had become popular in America at that time, by a youth called Yamada Tenyo (Yoshizawa Ryo). She is moved by this dreamlike world. Under the influence of Tenyo who aspires to be an artist, Natsu (Hirose Suzu) hopes to get a job where she can draw. However, Shibata wants her to marry his only son Teruo (Kiyohara Sho) and take over the farm. At this point, Natsu is informed that her brother is working in Tokyo. The day when she leaves draws near … …
Website: www.nhk.or.jp/natsuzora
Preview: Natsuzora Teaser

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Winter 2019 Dramas

Idaten

Idaten ~ Tokyo Olympic-banashi
Date: From 8.00 p.m., Sundays, 6 January 2019
Station: NHK
Scriptwriter: Kudo Kankuro (Yutori desu ga Nani ka, Gomenne Seishun! Gokuaku Ganbo)
Genre: Sports
Cast: Nakamura Kankuro, Abe Sadao, Ayase Haruka, Ikuta Toma, Sugisaki Hana, Nagayama Kento, Katsuji Ryo, Takenouchi Yutaka, Nakamura Shido, Charlotte Kate Fox, Furutachi Kanji, Pierre Taki, Sugimoto Tetta, Otake Shinobu, Yakusho Koji, Beat Takeshi, Moriyama Mirai, Kamiki Ryunosuke, Hashimoto Ai, Mineta Kazunobu, Kawaei Rina, Matsuo Suzuki, Taguchi Tomorow, Miyazaki Yoshiko, Satoi Kenta, Takahashi Yo, Ozawa Yukiyoshi, Shiraishi Kayoko, Ikenami Shino, Arakawa Yoshiyoshi, Mitsushima Shinnosuke, Kondo Koen, Takei So, Yamamoto Mizuki, Hiraizumi Sei, Inoue Hajime, Hoshino Gen, Matsuzaka Tori, Matsushige Yutaka, Koizumi Kyoko, Iwamatsu Ryo, Nagashima Toshiyuki, Emoto Tokio, Okata Hisako, Bengal, Negishi Toshie
Synopsis: Traces Japan’s history with the Olympic games and the 1964 Tokyo Olympics for viewers before Tokyo hosts the event again in 2020. The first half tells the story of marathon runner Kanakuri Shiso (Nakamura Kankuro), who became one of the first Japanese nationals to participate in the Olympics in Stockholm in 1912. The second half features Tabata Masaji (Abe Sadao), the coach who laid the foundations of Japanese swimming and helped bring the games to Tokyo for the first time in 1964.
Website: www.nhk.or.jp/idaten
Preview: Idaten Introduction

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Sore o Ai to Machigaeru kara

Ai Machigaeru

Official Website
www.wowow.co.jp/dramaw/soreai

Broadcast
From 10.00 p.m., Saturdays, 9 February 2019

Network
WOWOW

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BS Sky Perfect, Kansai TV Drama Special 2019 ~ Yami no Haguruma

Yami no Haguruma

Date: From 8.00 p.m., 9 February 2019
Original Work: Yami no Haguruma by Fujisawa Shuhei
Scriptwriter: Kaneko Narito (Crossroad Series, Tsuma wa Kunoichi Series, Sarutobi Sansei)
Genre: Period suspense
Cast: Eita, Ogata Naoto, Daichi Yasuo, Nakamura Aoi, Renbutsu Misako, Takahashi Kazuya, Ishibashi Shizuka, Tsukayama Masane, Nakamura Katsuo, Hashizume Isao
Synopsis: Dusk is the moment when people’s faces blend into darkness and silence fills the streets. During the Edo Period, people greet this time of day with fear as evil spirits of rivers and mountains are said to roam. It is early autumn in the Fukagawa area in Edo. Continue reading

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Gosaigyou

Gosaigyo

Official Website
www.ktv.jp/gosaigyo

Broadcast
From 9.00 p.m., Tuesdays, 22 January 2019

Network
Fuji TV

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Zettai Seigi

Zettai Seigi

Official Website
tokai-tv.com/zettaiseigi

Broadcast
From 11.40 p.m., Saturdays, 2 February 2019

Network
Fuji TV

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