Natsuzora

Natsuzora

Official Website
www.nhk.or.jp/natsuzora

Broadcast
From 8.00 a.m., Mondays – Saturdays, 1 April 2019

Network
NHK

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Upcoming Summer 2019 Dramas

Kansatsui Asagao*UPDATED*
Date: From 9.00 p.m., Mondays, 8 July 2019
Station: Fuji TV
Scriptwriter: Nemoto Nonji (Fruits Takuhaibin, Ten Tenhodori no Kaidanji, Izakaya Fuji)
Original Work: Kansatsui Asagao by Kagawa Masahito
Cast: Ueno Juri, Tokito Saburo, Kazama Shunsuke, Shida Mirai, Nakao Akiyoshi, Morimoto Shintaro, Sakanoue Akane, Totsugi Shigeyuki, Hiraiwa Kami, Miyake Hiroki, Itao Itsuji, Emoto Akira
Synopsis: Maki Asagao (Ueno Juri) is a rookie forensic pathologist who works at Kouun University’s Department of Forensic Medicine in Kanagawa Prefecture. While she is still a novice, she possesses outstanding skills and a wealth of knowledge that has earned her the respect of the people around her. She is a loving, compassionate and sincere young woman who cares more about others than herself. However, Asagao not only lost her mother in the Great East Japan Earthquake but continues to feel raw grief that the body has not even been found. This sorrow has given her an unshakeable conviction as a forensic doctor to never allow a death to go unidentified. She lives with her father Taira (Tokito Saburo), who is a veteran detective. One day, he unexpectedly transfers to a police precinct’s investigation unit which has jurisdiction over Kouun University. If a dead body is found, the police will bring it to the department where Asagao works. So Asagao now has to work with her father.
Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/asagao

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TV Asahi Drama Special 2019 ~ Shimei ~ Keiji no Time Limit

Shimei

Date: From 9.00 p.m., 19 May 2019
Scriptwriter: Iwashita Yuko (Kasouken no Onna Seasons 14 – 18, Tokyo Scarlet, Keiji no Manazashi)
Original Work: Shimei by Yakumaru Gaku
Cast: Yoshida Kotaro, Kaku Kento, Renbutsu Misako, Nakao Akiyoshi, Moro Morooka, Kanai Yuta, Yamaya Kasumi, Oji Megumi, Kurosawa Asuka, Ogi Shigemitsu
Synopsis: Sakaki Shinichi (Kaku Kento), a young day trader who lives alone in a high-rise apartment building, is hearing impaired and wears a hearing aid. One day, Sakaki meets a group of former volunteer members from his student days including childhood friend Yamaguchi Sumino (Renbutsu Misako) who also used to be his ex-girlfriend. Continue reading

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Digital Tattoo

Digital Tattoo

Official Website
www.nhk.or.jp/drama/dodra/tatoo

Broadcast
From 9.00 p.m., Saturdays, 18 May 2019

Network
NHK

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Kami no Te Teaser

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Mukai no Bazuru Kazoku

Bazuru

Official Website
www.ytv.co.jp/buzz

Broadcast
From 11.59 p.m., Thursdays, 4 April 2019

Network
NTV

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Akuto ~ Kagaisha Tsuiseki Chousa

Akuto

Official Website
www.wowow.co.jp/dramaw/akutou

Broadcast
From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 12 May 2019

Network
WOWOW

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Spring 2019 Dramas

Natsuzora

Natsuzora
Date: From 8.00 a.m., Mondays – Saturdays, 1 April 2019
Station: NHK
Scriptwriter: Omori Sumio (Frankenstein no Koi, Seirei no Moribito Series, Nezumi Edo o Hashiru Series)
Cast: Hirose Suzu, Okada Masaki, Kusakari Masao, Matsushima Nanako, Fujiki Naohito, Kiyohara Sho, Fukuchi Momoko, Kobayashi Takashi, Otoo Takuma, Yasuda Ken, Takahata Atsuko, Yamada Yuki, Yoshizawa Ryo, Totsugi Shigeyuki, Kobayashi Ayako, Sendo Nobuko, Hirao Nanaka, Tomita Miu, Inukai Atsuhiro, Emoto Tasuku, Nakahara Takeo, Kitano Kii, Yamaguchi Tomoko, Higa Manami, Kondo Yoshimasa, Lily Franky, Toda Keiko, Suzuki Anju, Mizutani Kaho, Kudo Asuka, Iura Arata, Kanjiya Shihori, Nakagawa Taishi, Sometani Shota, Watanabe Mayu, Ihara Rikka, Kawashima Akira, Kote Shinya, Kinoshita Houka, Kadono Takuzo
Synopsis: 9-year-old Okuhara Natsu lost her parents in the war and was separated from her older brother Saitaro (Okada Masaki) and younger sister Chiharu. In the summer of 1946, she is taken to Tokachi in Hokkaido by her adoptive father Shibata Takeo (Fujiki Naohito) who was her father’s comrade in arms. The Shibatas are dairy farmers from the Hokuriku region. As Natsu helps out with dairy farming, she regains her cheerfulness. She begins to learn about the spirit of the settlers and the importance of life from Shibata’s father-in-law Taiju (Kusakari Masao), a first-generation immigrant to Hokkaido. In elementary school, Natsu is introduced to animated films, which had become popular in America at that time, by a youth called Yamada Tenyo (Yoshizawa Ryo). She is moved by this dreamlike world. Under the influence of Tenyo who aspires to be an artist, Natsu (Hirose Suzu) hopes to get a job where she can draw. However, Shibata wants her to marry his only son Teruo (Kiyohara Sho) and take over the farm. At this point, Natsu is informed that her brother is working in Tokyo. The day when she leaves draws near … …
Website: www.nhk.or.jp/natsuzora
Preview: Natsuzora Introduction

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