Innocent Days CM

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NHK Drama Special 2018 ~ Sniffer

Sniffer SP

Date: From 10.00 p.m., 21 March 2018
Scriptwriter: Hayashi Koji (I’m Home, Iryu ~ Team Medical Dragon Series)
Original Work: The Sniffer by Film.UA
Cast: Abe Hiroshi, Kagawa Teruyuki, Igawa Haruka, Itaya Yuka, Nomaguchi Toru, Takahashi Maryjun, Baba Toru, Takemori Sento, Mizutani Kaho, Haru, Maruyama Tomomi, Nishimura Masahiko, Matsuo Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Kazuko
Synopsis: A series of mysterious murders occur where the dead bodies are decorated with flower petals. Investigator Hanaoka Shinichiro (Abe Hiroshi) sniffs a strange smell like that of bacterial culture from the dead bodies. He has a superhuman sense of smell and helps in solving cases by smelling the scents left behind at crime scenes. Once he takes a sniff, he will know the person’s age, gender, what he or she ate and even lifestyle. Continue reading

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Upcoming Spring 2018 Dramas

Hanbun Aoi

Hanbun, Aoi
Date: From 8.00 a.m., Monday – Fridays, 2 April 2018
Station: NHK
Scriptwriter: Kitagawa Eriko (Unmei ni Nita Koi, Sunao ni Narenakute, Orange Days)
Cast: Nagano Mei, Sato Takeru, Matsuyuki Yasuko, Takito Kenichi, Harada Tomoyo, Tanihara Shosuke, Kamimura Kaisei, Yamoto Yuma, Nao, Yo Kimiko, Fubuki Jun, Nakamura Masatoshi, Rokkaku Seiji, Hirooka Yuriko, Yamoto Yuma, Takagi Wataru, Iketani Nobue, Toyokawa Etsushi, Igawa Haruka, Seino Nana, Shison Jun, Nakamura Tomoya, Furuhata Seika
Synopsis: In 1971, the year after the Osaka Exposition, a girl called Nireno Suzume was born to the owners of a small eatery in a town in Gifu Prefecture’s Tono region. She was a healthy child who ran around the hills and fields every day. But when Suzume was an elementary school student, she ended up losing her hearing in one ear because of an illness. Her loving parents Utaro (Takito Kenichi) and Haru (Matsuyuki Yasuko) and childhood friend Hagio Ritsu (Sato Takeru) born on the same day at the same hospital were the ones who give her encouragement. After graduating from high school, Suzume (Nagano Mei) sets her sights on writing manga for girls with her unique creative powers and leaves for Tokyo which is in the middle of the bubble economy. Put through training by her teacher Akikaze Haori (Toyokawa Etsushi), she tries hard to improve herself by learning from fellow assistants and devoting herself to studying but soon faces setbacks. Suzume gets married and has a daughter but the family finances are dire. She ends up divorcing her husband who is a dreamer. The bubble economy bursts before she realises it and enters a period of low growth. After repeated failure, Suzume returns to her hometown as a single mother. What awaits her will become an unexpected turning point in her life … …

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SPEC ~ SICK’S Jonosho CM

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10th WOWOW Screenplay Grand Prix 2018 ~ Kuinige Killer


Date: From 8.00 p.m., 21 March 2018
Scriptwriter: Tatesawa Fumitake
Cast: Aoyagi Sho, Matsumoto Honoka, Asaka Kodai, Morinaga Yuki, Horiuchi Keiko, Takenaka Naoto, Ishii Masanori, Makita Sports, Morishita Yoshiyuki, Nakamura Ikuji, Takahashi Tsutomu
Synopsis: A family restaurant suffers from customers who run away without paying for their meals (Ishii Masanori, Makita Sports, Asaka Kodai). Former star athlete Kawatani Shogo (Aoyagi Sho) was a sprinter who bilked meals to survive and developed his stylish and exceptional running ability as a result of this. In an unexpected turn of events, Shogo’s fleet foot is acknowledged by Takase Chiaki (Matsumoto Honoka), an employee of the family restaurant and leader of the part-timers (Horiuchi Keiko, Morinaga Yuki). Continue reading

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Fuji TV Drama Special 2018 ~ Streetwise in Wonderland ~ Jiken no Hou ga Hotte Okanai Tantei


Date: From 12.25 a.m., 20 & 27 March 2018
Scriptwriter: Ueda Makoto
Cast: Ando Masanobu, Ikeda Eliza, Tozuka Junki, Europa Kikaku, Kusakawa Takuya, Ema Jasmine
Synopsis: Private detective Wada (Ando Masanobu) exudes a tough, unflappable air. He has an office in a multi-tenant building in a corner of the city and his principle is to face ordinary and modest requests head-on. He wants to live quietly, but during investigations into what seem like ordinary requests, he always finds himself getting involved in the greatest cases of the century without knowing why. Despite having a fate where cases cannot leave him alone, Wada persists in taking care of the small cases. Continue reading

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