Upcoming Fall 2019 Dramas

Scarlet*NEW*
Date: From 8.00 a.m., Mondays – Saturdays, 30 September 2019
Station: NHK
Scriptwriter: Mizuhashi Fumie (Haha ni Naru, Hayami-sensei Kekkon Surutte Hontou desu ka?, Sharehouse no Koibito)
Cast: Toda Erika
Synopsis: Shortly after the end of the war, Kawahara Kimiko (Toda Erika) moves to Shigaraki, a pottery town in Shiga Prefecture, from Osaka. The eldest of three girls, she is a hardworking person who has supported the family since she was a child. Having grown up around Shigaraki ware, Kimiko eventually plunges into the male-dominated world of ceramics where she proceeds to blaze a trail as a pioneering female ceramic artist. She falls in love and gets married to her husband who is also a ceramic artist. United by their aspiration to be the ideal creative couple, they strive to create unique Shigaraki ware with their own kiln. She becomes a mother of two children and also cultivates many disciples.
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Upcoming Winter 2019 Dramas

Idaten ~ Tokyo Olympic-banashi
Date: From 8.00 p.m., Sundays, 6 January 2019
Station: NHK
Scriptwriter: Kudo Kankuro (Yutori desu ga Nani ka, Gomenne Seishun! Gokuaku Ganbo)
Genre: Sports
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.
Website: www.nhk.or.jp/idaten

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Upcoming Spring 2019 Dramas

Natsuzora
Date: From 8.00 a.m., Mondays – Saturdays, 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, Oto Takuma, Yasuda Ken, Takahata Atsuko, Yamada Yuki, Yoshizawa Ryo, Totsugi Shigeyuki, Kobayashi Ayako
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 who 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 … …
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Kono Koi wa Tsumi nano ka?

Koi Tsumi

Official Website
www.mbs.jp/koi_tsumi

Broadcast
From 1.28 a.m., Wednesdays, 5 December 2018

Network
TBS

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Sakura no Oyakodon Season 2 CM

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Crossroad Season 3 ~ Gunshu no Seigi

Crossroad 3

Official Website
www.nhk.or.jp/pd/crossroad3

Broadcast
From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 2 December 2018

Network
NHK BS Premium

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Sakura no Oyakodon Season 2

Sakura no Oyakodon 2

Official Website
tokai-tv.com/oyakodon2

Broadcast
From 11.40 p.m., Saturdays, 1 December 2018

Network
Fuji TV

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Shitamachi Rocket Season 2 (TBS)

Shitamachi Rocket 2

Official Website
www.tbs.co.jp/shitamachi_rocket

Broadcast
From 9.00 p.m., Sundays, 14 October 2018

Network
TBS

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Sakura no Oyakodon Season 2 Teaser

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