Upcoming Spring 2018 Dramas

Shiro to Kiiro

Shiro to Kiiro ~ Hawaii to Watashi no Pancake Monogatari*UPDATED*
Date: Spring 2018 (updated on Mondays – Fridays)
Network: Amazon Prime
Scriptwriters: Okada Yoshikazu (Hiyokko, Kiseki no Hito, Saigo kara Nibanme no Koi Series), Taniguchi Junichiro (Final Life, Hanzai Shokogun Series, Honjitsu was Ohigara mo Yoku)
Cast: Kawaguchi Haruna, Yokohama Ryusei
Synopsis: University student Sawano Natsumi (Kawaguchi) lives in Shonan, Kanagawa Prefecture. An encounter in Hawaii makes her decide to bring the popular pancake restaurant Eggs n’ Things to Japan, which sparks a pancake boom in the country. Despite suffering difficulties and setbacks, Natsumi fulfils her dream, motivated by thoughts of her father as well as the support of family and friends.
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Fall 2017 Dramas

Warotenka

Warotenka
Date: From 8.00 a.m., Mondays – Saturdays, 2 October 2017
Station: NHK
Scriptwriter: Yoshida Tomoko (Iyana Onna, Gakkou no Kaidan, Kaeru no Ojousama)
Cast: Aoi Wakana, Matsuzaka Tori, Hamada Gaku, Takahashi Issei, Endo Kenichi, Suzuki Honami, Takeshita Keiko, Chiba Yudai, Hotta Mayu, Tokunaga Eri, Suzuki Kyoka, Hirose Alice, Ohno Takuro, Maeno Tomoya, Fujii Takashi, Edamoto Moe, Hyodo Daiki, Arai Miu, Suzuki Fuku, Maeda Oushiro, Uchiba Katsunori, Okamoto Rei
Synopsis: In the late Meiji era, Fujioka Ten (Aoi Wakana) was born into a family that runs a long-established drug wholesale business in Kyoto. She laughs easily by nature and would burst into laughter at the pranks of her siblings Shinichi (Chiba Yudai) and Rin (Hotta Mayu) who love playing practical jokes, at the expense of important business discussions. Ten is taught by their strict father Gihei (Endo Kenichi) not to smile in front of people. So she sulkily spends time at home without cracking a smile. Then one day, she meets Kitamura Tokichi (Matsuzaka Tori), the son of a rice dealer in Osaka Semba, and this transforms her life. Tokichi loves traditional performing arts and teaches her that laughter is the medicine that gives people the power to be happy. Ten falls in love with him. Shrugging off the opposition of her parents, she gets married to Tokichi. However, he ultimately ruins his family business through neglect because of his deepening love for traditional performing arts. This prompts Ten to suggest making a business out of comedy. And so the couple who are little more than amateurs, begin their great adventure to make not only the people of Osaka but also Japan laugh.
Website: www.nhk.or.jp/warotenka
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Upcoming Winter 2018 Dramas

Kuragehime
Date: From 9.00 p.m., Mondays, January 2018
Station: Fuji TV
Scriptwriter: Tokunaga Yuichi (Bokutachi ga Yarimashita, Kirawareru Yuuki, Tantei no Tantei)
Original Work: Kuragehime by Higashimura Akiko
Genre: Love comedy
Cast: Yoshine Kyoko
Synopsis: 20-year-old Kurashita Tsukimi (Yoshine Kyoko) became entranced by jellyfishes at an aquarium that her late mother brought her to during her childhood. She comes to Tokyo from Kagoshima with dreams of becoming an illustrator. However, she avoids contact with the outside world together with a group of female geeks who call themselves the Ama-zu. The Ama-zu only immerse in their own world. They regard fashionable people as natural enemies and say they do not need men in their lives. Tsukimi is enjoying life when a pair of siblings show up before her. Koibuchi Kuranosuke, the younger brother, is a cross-dressing male who appears to be a very beautiful woman but actually is a handsome playboy. Shu, the older brother, is the secretary to their father who is an influential Diet lawmaker, and has not had any experience with females. Tsukimi becomes aware of romance with the two of them and a love triangle develops.
Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/kuragehime

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Cote d’Azur No.10 (WOWOW)

Cote d'Azur

Official Website
www.wowow.co.jp/drama/n10

Broadcast
From 12.00 a.m., Tuesdays, 21 November 2017

Network
WOWOW

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Medamayaki no Kimi Itsu Tsubusu?

Medamayaki

Official Website
www.mbs.jp/kimi_itsu

Broadcast
From 1.28 a.m., Wednesdays, 8 November 2017

Station
TBS

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