Upcoming Winter 2017 Dramas

Seirei no Moribito Season 2
Date: January 2017 (continues in 2018)
Station: NHK
Scriptwriter: Omori Sumio (64, Nezumi Edo o Hashiru, Akumu-chan)
Original Work: Moribito Series by Uehashi Nahoko
Genre: Period fantasy
Cast: Ayase Haruka, Itagaki Mizuki, Maki Yoko, Emoto Akira, Suzuki Rio, Dean Fujioka, Dan Mitsu, Fukuyama Kohei, Hashimoto Satoshi, Shinagawa Toru, Ibu Masato, Watanabe Eri, Iwasaki Udai, Suzuki Ryohei, Oda Risa, Koichi Mantaro
Synopsis: Four years after her journey with Chagum ended, Balsa (Ayase Haruka) has become an outlaw. Concealing herself in the kingdom of Rota to the west of the New Yogo Empire, she continues to be a bodyguard. One day, Balsa saves a young girl Asura (Suzuki Rio) who is being sold by a human trafficking ring. The girl is the only survivor of a massacre that occurred several days ago. The kingdom of Rota was founded after the people of Taru who believe in Taru Hamaya, the god of devastation, were conquered and they have been persecuted since then. But Asura, the perpetrator of the massacre, has the ability to summon Taru Hamaya. Spies of the royal family are mobilised in an attempt to eliminate her. Balsa teaches Asura that she must not kill people as deadly combat with the Kasharu (Maki Yoko) begins. Meanwhile, in the New Yogo Empire, Chagum (Itagaki Mizuki) who is now the crown prince, has set out on a sea voyage. The Trush Empire to the south is trying to invade the north and wages war against the seafaring kingdom of Sangal as a beachhead. Chagum leads reinforcements, but this is the emperor’s ploy to expel the crown prince. Sangal falls into the hands of the Trush Empire and Chagum ends up becoming a captive … …
Website: www.nhk.or.jp/moribito
Related: Seirei no Moribito Season 1

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Princess Maison


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From 11.15 p.m., Tuesdays, 25 October 2016

NHK BS Premium

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Medical Team ~ Lady Da Vinci no Shindan


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From 9.00 p.m., Tuesdays, 11 October 2016

Fuji TV

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Sniffer ~ Kyuukaku Sousakan


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From 10.00 p.m., Saturdays, 22 October 2016


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Haikei, Minpaku-sama CM

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Kaseifu no Mitazono


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From 11.15 p.m., Fridays, 21 October 2016

TV Asahi

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Fall 2016 Dramas


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
Preview: Beppin-san Introduction

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