Upcoming Fall 2016 Dramas

Beppinsan

Beppin-san
Date: From 8.00 a.m., Mondays – Fridays, 3 October 2016
Station: NHK
Scriptwriter: Watanabe Chiho (Gonin no Junko, Tatakau! Shoten Girl, First Class)
Cast: Yoshine Kyoko, Namase Katsuhisa, Kanno Miho, Renbutsu Misako, Kora Kengo, Nagura Jun, Tanimura Mitsuki, Momota Kanako, Tsuchimura Kaho, Ichimura Masachika, Nakamura Tamao, Honda Hirotaro, Yamamura Momiji, Mikura Mana, Nagayama Kento, Hiraoka Yuta, Tanaka Yoji, Ishino Yoko, Soganoya Bundo, Miyata Keiko, Horiuchi Masami, Matsushita Yuya, Taki Yukari
Synopsis: Bando Sumire (Yoshine Kyoko) was born to the wealthy Bando family (Namase Katsuhisa, Kanno Miho, Renbutsu Misako, Nakamura Tamao) as the second of two sisters. She loves embroidery and sewing. Once she gets started, she will be so focused that she loses sight of her surroundings. Because she frequently looks like she is gazing vacantly to a casual onlooker as images fill her mind, the people around her worry about what she is thinking. But Sumire is unconcerned. When she decides on something, she will stand firm and follow through no matter what happens. She marries during the Pacific War and gets pregnant, but her husband Norio (Nagayama Kento) soon goes to war. Sumire gives birth to their daughter while he is absent. To make matters worse, an air raid is launched on Kobe just before the end of the war and she loses both the house she grew up in and wealth. As Sumire waits for Norio to come back from the front, she begins to make children’s clothing with her dressmaking skills. Gathering her classmates from her girl’s school days, Sumire rents a shoe shop’s show window and the specialty clothing shop that she started turns into a big hit that is beyond anyone’s imagination.
Website: www.nhk.or.jp/beppinsan

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Yowamushi Pedal

Yowamushi

Official Website
www.bs-sptv.com/yowapeda

Broadcast
From 9.00 p.m., Fridays, 26 August 2016

Station
BS Skyperfect

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Uchuu no Shigoto CM

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Moumoku no Yoshinori-sensei CM

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Summer 2016 Dramas

Sukina-Hito

Sukina Hito ga Iru Koto
Date: From 9.00 p.m., Mondays, 11 July 2016
Station: Fuji TV
Scriptwriter: Kuwamura Sayaka (Koinaka, Keibuho Sugiyama Shintaro)
Genre: Romantic comedy
Cast: Kiritani Mirei, Yamazaki Kento, Miura Shohei, Nomura Shuhei, Nanao, Ohara Sakurako, Sano Hinako, Iitoyo Marie, Yoshida Kotaro, Hamano Kenta
Synopsis: Sakurai Misaki (Kiritani Mirei) is a patissier who dreams of having her own business in the future and has prioritised work to the extent that she has forgotten how to kiss. But one day, she is suddenly dismissed and has difficulty finding a new job. At that moment, Misaki meets Shibasaki Chiaki (Miura Shohei), her first love in high school. Learning about her situation, Chiaki invites her to live-in and work at the seaside restaurant that he runs in Shonan. Chiaki has two younger brothers. Second brother Kanata (Yamazaki Kento) is a talented chef while third brother Toma (Nomura Shuhei) is a waiter at the restaurant. Misaki ends up spending one summer with the three handsome siblings.
Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/sukinahitogairukoto
Preview: Sukina Hito ga Iru Koto CM

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Kenja no Ai

Kenja_Ai

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

Broadcast
From 10.00 p.m., Saturdays, 20 August 2016

Station
WOWOW

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Fuji TV Drama Special 2016 ~ Honto ni Atta Kowai no Hanashi

Official Website
www.fujitv.co.jp/honkowa

Broadcast
From 9.00 p.m., 20 August 2016

Byoutou no Mitorizu
Story: Yoshikawa Ayumi (Takei Emi) obtains her nurse qualifications and finally begins working as a nurse at a hospital she is sent to. While making her rounds of the hospital at night, all sorts of things occur and she hears puzzling sounds but intends to get used to it. However, Ayumi gets caught in a terrifying incident beyond all imagination. This starts from the day an elementary school girl, Fujiki Mayu (Toyoshima Hana), is admitted to the hospital. The girl has fervently drawn a rough sketch of the hospital in her sketchbook. Then she points out a room and murmurs the word “die”. What is about to happen?
Cast: Takei Emi, Toyoshima Hana, Itaya Yuka

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