NTV Drama Special 2015 ~ Kekkon ni Ichiban Chikakute Tooi Onna


Date: From 9.00 p.m., 6 March 2015
Scriptwriters: Shiozuka Yume, Yukawa Kazuhiko (Marumaru Tsuma, Jun to Ai, Kaseifu no Mita)
Cast: Imoto Ayako, Shirota Yu, Sasaki Nozomi, Wada Masato, Shinkawa Yua, Kanai Yuta, Nomura Masumi, Yamada Meikyo, Ogura Ichiro, Yamaguchi Izumi, Tomiyama Eriko, Gekidan Hitori, Tsubaki Oniyakko, Soda Marie, Kawase Sachi, Omori Terunobu, Nakayama Tatsuya, Fujishiro Sumire, Inamori Izumi, Kusakari Masao, Tomosaka Rie, Okunuki Kaoru
Synopsis: Beppu Sumire (Imoto Ayako) is a wedding planner who works for True Love Bridal (TLB), a well-established wedding hall. Her late mother, Sakura (Okunuki Kaoru), showered love on her and would always tell her that she is lovely. After she passed away, Sumire lived with her father, Tetsuro (Kusakari Masao). Sumire gave up on her own romance long ago because of her disappointing looks. But she works hard with a smile even when she gets scolded by her stern superior, Umemiya Hitomi (Tomosaka Rie), her impertinent junior, Sudo Yuri (Shinkawa Yua), pins trouble on her, and her relationship with her father is not working out, in order to bring smiles to many people’s faces. Continue reading

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Upcoming Spring 2015 Dramas

Yokoso, Wagaya e
Date: From 9.00 p.m., Mondays, April 2015
Station: Fuji TV
Scriptwriter: Kuroiwa Tsutomu (Subete ga F ni Naru, Yorozu Uranaidokoro Onmyoya e Yokoso, Strawberry Night Series)
Original Work: Yokoso, Wagaya e by Ikeido Jun
Cast: Aiba Masaki, Terao Akira, Arimura Kasumi, Minami Kaho
Synopsis: Kurata Kenta (Aiba Masaki) lives with his parents, Taichi (Terao Akira) and Keiko (Minami Kaho), and younger sister, Nana (Arimura Kasumi), in a house in the outskirts. He is a struggling commercial artist. Because he dislikes conflict with others, he cannot assert himself and will end up conforming to the other party. Kenta takes after his father in that aspect, but he does not want to be spineless and unreliable like him. The relationship between father and son has soured. One day, Kenta shoves a female aside on the train platform and warns a man who is about to jump the queue and board the train. He is shocked by his own uncharacteristic behaviour because he is venting his anger about his job which is not working out. However, that day is the turning point. Kenta is harassed by stalking-related incidents at home. The flowers in the flower bed are entirely uprooted, the bicycle’s saddle is cut up. At the same time that this harassment begins, alleged improprieties are discovered at Kenta’s company … …
Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/wagayae

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Sono Otoko, Ishiki Takai-kei


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Tuesdays, 11.15 – 11.45 p.m. from 3 March 2015

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TV Asahi Drama Special 2015 ~ Specialist 3


Date: From 9.00 p.m., 28 February 2015
Scriptwriter: Todayama Masashi (Aibou Series, Specialist 1 & 2)
Cast: Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, Minami Kaho, Ashina Sei, Satoi Kenta, Kamikawa Takaya (guest star), Tokui Yu, Konno Mahiru, Tanaka Yoji, Hiraoka Yuta, Enami Kyoko, Osugi Ren, Kaname Jun (guest star), Takada Sho (guest star), Kunihiro Tomiyuki (guest star), Dan Jiro (guest star)
Synopsis: Kubota Shu, who runs a temporary employment agency, is clubbed to death with a bat. A metal bat believed to be the murder weapon as well as something that looks like an old toy are found at the crime scene. Takakura Kiichiro (Osugi Ren), the commissioner of the Kyoto Prefectural Police, orders Takuma Yoshito (Kusanagi Tsuyoshi) to go to the crime scene. Takuma and the other members of the Special Investigation Unit begin the investigation. They learn that the old toy is part of a set of seven “Protect Kyoto” character figurines of different occupations which were made while Takuma was in the Kyoto Prefectural Police’s Public Relations Division some 10 years ago. This time, the toy placed at the crime scene stands for public prosecutor. Continue reading

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Tenshi no Knife CM

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