NTV Drama Special 2017 ~ Bokura no Yuuki ~ Miman Toshi (2017)

Miman City 2017

Date: From 9.00 p.m., 21 July 2017
Scriptwriters: Futaki Yuki, Obara Shinji
Cast: Domoto Koichi, Domoto Tsuyoshi, Aiba Masaki (guest star), Matsumoto Jun (guest star), Yada Akiko, Kohara Yuki, Michieda Shunsuke, Hayami Akari, Chiba Yudai, Kuze Seika, Iida Kisuke, Yamaguchi Makiya, Yamauchi Takaya, Mukai Osamu
Synopsis: In 1997, all adults died because of a T Makuhara-type virus in Makuhara City. Shindo Yamato (Domoto Koichi), Takigawa Takeru (Domoto Tsuyoshi) and other children under the age of 20 were the only ones who survived. They united in order to survive and stood up to a national conspiracy. Before parting ways, they promised to meet in this place again 20 years later. It is now 2017. Yamato is a boring science teacher at a junior high school while Takeru has become an eccentric lawyer. The Makuhara district redevelopment project is in progress and a memorial library is being constructed as a symbol of the city’s rebirth on the former site where the man-made satellite fell. However, an explosion occurs at the construction site due to the old gas pipes and there are casualties. On 24 December, the appointed day, Yamato and Takeru meet again after 20 years. As the two of them walk around this place of memories, they find Iwanaga Akira (Aiba Masaki) who is now a top architect at an architect firm and is involved in the construction of the library. Their joy is fleeting as Akira asks them to lend money. Akira is not contactable after that and they learn that he had borrow money from the other Makuhara survivors. Takeru visits Eguchi Morio (Matsumoto Jun) who has become the owner of a restaurant called Trattoria Riki. Akira came to borrow money from him too but he rejected his request. Mori seems to want to keep a distance from the Makuhara survivors for some reason. He tells Takeru not to contact him again. Meanwhile, Yamato gives Matsumoto Suzuko (Yada Akiko), who was his girlfriend 20 years ago, a call. She is a single mother. Her husband lost his life in the explosion at the library while he was working. Akira had visited her and when he heard that her husband died in the accident, his face went pale and he left. Yamato visits the architect firm where Akira works but Akira has already resigned. He is told by Akira’s junior Kazama (Chiba Yudai) that Akira had insisted on stopping the construction of the library after the explosion and had clashed with the company. Yamato and Takeru guess that it is because that T Makuhara-type virus which caused the adults to die, has resurrected. The two of them sneak into the library’s construction site and see something unexpected down there … …
Official Website: www.ntv.co.jp/mimancity

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Summer 2017 Dramas

Papakatsu

Papakatsu
Date: From 26 June 2017 (updated on Mondays)
Station: dTV & Fuji On Demand
Scriptwriter: Nojima Shinji (Our House, Platonic, Gold)
Genre: Romance
Cast: Watabe Atsuro, Iitoyo Marie, Kentaro, Kirishima Reika, Hashimoto Satoshi
Synopsis: 20-year-old Anri (Iitoyo Marie) is an ordinary university student. She gets kicked out of the house by her mother who has found a new lover, and is even forsaken by her boyfriend. Then she hears about papakatsu (finding a sugar daddy) from a friend. At first Anri is negative to the idea but she registers on a papakatsu website in order to earn a living. This is how she meets 45-year-old Wataru (Watabe Atsuro) and gets to sleep in his apartment instead of yet another internet cafe. But … …
Website: pc.video.dmkt-sp.jp/ft/s0005201
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Upcoming Winter 2018 Dramas

Boku dake ga Inai Machi
Date: –
Network: Netflix
Scriptwriter: Okubo Tomomi (Mutsuu, Kagi no Nai Yume o Miru, Good Life)
Original Work: Boku dake ga Inai Machi by Sanbe Kei
Genre: Mystery suspense
Cast: Furukawa Yuki, Yuki Mio, Shirasu Jin, Uchikawa Reo, Kakihara Rinka, Eguchi Noriko, Mashima Hidekazu, Totsugi Shigeyuki, Kurotani Tomoka
Synopsis: 29-year-old Fujinuma Satoru (Furukawa Yuki) is a struggling manga artist who has to work part-time to make a living. He possesses a special ability called “revival” which rewinds a scene so that he can prevent “bad things” from happening, but is troubled that it is beyond his control. One day, Fujinuma ends up being pursued as the murderer of his mother Sachiko (Kurotani Tomoka) and is sent back 18 years into the past. He is convinced that the serial killings of children which occurred when he was a fifth-grade elementary school student (Uchikawa Reo) is the cause of her death and chases after the truth.
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Bokutachi ga Yarimashita

Bokutachi

Official Website
www.ktv.jp/bokuyari

Broadcast
From 9.00 p.m., Tuesdays, 18 July 2017

Station
Fuji TV

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Bokura no Yuuki ~ Miman Toshi (2017) Teaser

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FACE ~ Cyber Hanzai Tokusouhan

Face

Official Website
www.amazon.co.jp/Prime-Video

Broadcast
From 11 July 2017 (updated on Wednesdays)

Station
Amazon Prime

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