Idaten ~ Tokyo Olympic-banashi
Date: From 8.00 p.m., Sundays, January 2019
Scriptwriter: Kudo Kankuro (Yutori desu ga Nani ka, Gomenne Seishun! Gokuaku Ganbo)
Cast: Nakamura Kankuro, Abe Sadao, Ayase Haruka, Ikuta Toma, Sugisaki Hana, Nagayama Kento, Katsuji Ryo, Takenouchi Yutaka, Nakamura Shido, Charlotte Kate Fox, Furutachi Kanji, Pierre Taki, Sugimoto Tetta, Otake Shinobu, Yakusho Koji, Beat Takeshi, Moriyama Mirai, Kamiki Ryunosuke, Hashimoto Ai, Mineta Kazunobu, Kawaei Rina, Matsuo Suzuki, Taguchi Tomorow, Miyazaki Yoshiko, Satoi Kenta, Takahashi Yo, Ozawa Yukiyoshi, Shiraishi Kayoko, Ikenami Shino, Arakawa Yoshiyoshi, Mitsushima Shinnosuke, Kondo Koen, Takei So, Yamamoto Mizuki, Hiraizumi Sei, Inoue Hajime
Synopsis: Traces Japan’s history with the Olympic games and the 1964 Tokyo Olympics for viewers before Tokyo hosts the event again in 2020. The first half tells the story of marathon runner Kanakuri Shiso (Nakamura Kankuro), who became one of the first Japanese nationals to participate in the Olympics in Stockholm in 1912. The second half features Tabata Masaji (Abe Sadao), the coach who laid the foundations of Japanese swimming and helped bring the games to Tokyo for the first time in 1964.
From 10.00 p.m., Fridays, 12 October 2018
From 10.00 p.m., Saturdays, 13 October 2018
Date: From 8.00 a.m., Mondays – Saturdays, 1 October 2018
Scriptwriter: Fukuda Yasushi (Doctors Series, Good Partner, Galileo Series)
Cast: Ando Sakura, Hasegawa Hiroki, Matsushita Nao, Kaname Jun, Uchida Yuki, Otani Ryohei, Matsuzaka Keiko, Kiritani Kenta, Seto Koji, Kishii Yukino, Hashimoto Manami, Matsui Rena, Kureshiro Kumi, Hamano Kenta, Fujiyama Senjiro, Kataoka Ainosuke, Nakao Akira, Hashizume Isao
Synopsis: Imai Fukuko (Ando Sakura), the youngest of three sisters (Uchida Yuki, Matsushita Nao), grew up in a poor family but received a lot of love. She is a born optimist and loves eating. Because their father died early, she starts to work as a hotel’s telephone switchboard operator to support the family after graduating from a school for girls. Some incident leads to her encounter with her future husband Tachibana Manpei (Hasegawa Hiroki). The two of the eventually get married but Fukuko keeps getting pushed around by Manpei who develops businesses with unconventional ideas. At first, she only tolerates this, but she soon supports him and begins to grow into a strong woman. And then, the couple produce a great invention of the century which changes global food culture.
Preview: Manpuku Introduction