Upcoming 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

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TBS Drama Special 2016 ~ Akai Hakubutsukan

Date: From 9.00 p.m., 29 August 2016
Scriptwriter: Okubo Tomomi (Mutsu, Kagi no Nai Yume o Miru, Good Life)
Original Work: Akai Hakubutsukan by Oyama Seiichiro
Cast: Matsushita Yuki, Yamazaki Yuta, Hoshino Mari, Yasuda Kei, Shigemori Satomi, Kayashima Narumi, Tsuda Kanji, Hasegawa Hatsunori, Miyakawa Ichirota, Fujita Tomoko, Ryu Raita
Synopsis: The criminal library, dubbed the “Red Museum”, is a police facility that stores the investigation materials and evidence of major crimes where the statue of limitation has run out. Its director Hiiro Saeko (Matsushita Yuki) set it up with strong convictions and researches the materials of the unsolved cases every day. Saeko is impassive and not good at communicating with people and does not have much contact with anyone besides the museum’s security guard Otsuka Keiichiro (Ryu Raita). One day, Terada Satoshi (Yamazaki Yuta) of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division is assigned to be Saeko’s subordinate. It is a demotion for a blunder he made. Continue reading

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NTV Drama Special 2016 ~ Moumoku no Yoshinori-sensei


Date: From 9.00 p.m., 27 August 2016
Scriptwriter: Mizuhashi Fumie (Hayako-sensei Kekkon Surutte Hontou desu ka, Sharehouse no Koibito, Hotaru no Hikari Series)
Original Work: Moumoku no Yoshinori-sensei ~ Hikari o Ushinatte Kokoro ga Mieta by Arai Yoshinori
Cast: Kato Shigeaki, Sawajiri Erika, Koizumi Kotaro, Kotaki Nozomu, Wakabayashi Masayasu, Koyama Keiichiro, Nakamura Baijaku, Fubuki Jun, Hashizume Isao
Synopsis: Arai Yoshinori (Kato Shigeaki) works for a junior high school in the town of Minano in Saitama Prefecture. He has fulfilled his childhood dream to become a Japanese language teacher. The embodiment of a enthusiastic, motivated teacher who always puts all his energy in his students, he recites textbooks in language class, dribbles soccer balls as the adviser to the soccer team and listens to the problems of students as their form teacher. Meanwhile, Yoshinori meets music teacher Mayumi (Sawajiri Erika) who works at the same school. They fall in love, get married and have three children. Yoshinori and Mayumi are able to identify and understand each other because they are both teachers. Continue reading

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

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