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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NTV Drama Special 2017 ~ Jimi ni Sugoi! DX Kouetsu Girl Kouno Etsuko

Jimi ni Sugoi DX

Date: From 9.00 p.m., 20 September 2017
Scriptwriter: Nakatani Mayumi (Dear Sister, Sono Hi no Maeni, Last Cinderella)
Original Work: Kouetsu Girl Series by Miyagi Ayako
Cast: Ishihara Satomi, Suda Masaki, Honda Tsubasa, Wada Masato, Eguchi Noriko, Aoki Munetaka, Kishitani Goro, Kimura Yoshino (guest star), Sano Hinako (guest star)
Synopsis: It has been one year since Kouno Etsuko (Ishihara Satomi) transferred to the editorial department of the fashion magazine ‘Lassy’ from the proofreading department. She is also dating non-fiction writer Orihara Yukito (Suda Masaki) and living life to the fullest. One day, a new chief editor Nikaido Rin (Kimura Yoshino) comes to Lassy. She has gone from one publishing company to another and turned around many magazines. Continue reading

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NHK Drama Special 2017 ~ Kurara ~ Hokusai no Musume

Kurara

Date: From 7.30 p.m., 18 September 2017
Scriptwriter: Omori Mika (Kono Koe o Kimi ni, Asa ga Kita Series, Tokyo Bandwagon)
Original Work: Kurara by Asai Makate
Cast: Miyazaki Aoi, Matsuda Ryuhei, Miyake Hiroki, Nishimura Masahiko, Noda Hideki, Yo Kimiko, Nagatsuka Kyozo
Synopsis: Oei (Miyazaki Aoi), later known as Katsushika Oi, was born the third daughter of Edo’s talented painter Katsushika Hokusai (Nagatsuka Kyozo) and his second wife Koto (Yo Kimiko). Although Oei became the wife of a town painter for a time, her love of the paintbrush more than her husband spelt disaster and she comes back home to Hokusai from the family she had married into. This is how Oei starts to help her father out in his painting of the “insurmountable high wall”. Meanwhile, Oei can only talk to the painter Ikeda Zenjiro (Matsuda Ryuhei), who is her father’s student, about her pain and worries. Continue reading

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