Upcoming Winter 2022 Dramas

Mystery to Iu Nakare
Date: From 9.00 p.m., Mondays, January 2022
Station: Fuji TV
Genre: Mystery
Original Work: Mystery to Iu Nakare by Tamura Yumi
Scriptwriter: Aizawa Tomoko (Boku dake ga 17-sai no Sekai de, Trace, Kagi no Kakatta Heya Series)
Directors: Matsuyama Hiroaki, Shinada Shunsuke, Aizawa Hideyuki, Abe Hiroyuki
Cast: Suda Masaki
Synopsis: University student Kuno Totono (Suda Masaki) is the type who constantly questions what is taken for granted in society and develops his own theories based on his vast knowledge and unique set of values. One day in autumn, the police come to see him. His university schoolmate has been murdered at a park nearby and the police apparently regard Totono with suspicion. He is asked to come with them for questioning. In the interrogation room, the police are manipulated by Totono who tends to digress from the topic and poke at their contradictions. He even correctly guesses that one of them is troubled about not getting along with the wife and ends up giving advice. However, Totono’s fingerprints are eventually discovered on the murder weapon … …
Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/mystery
Twitter: twitter.com/not_mystery_

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Upcoming Fall 2021 Dramas

Come, Come Everybody
Date: From 8.00 a.m., Mondays – Saturdays, 1 November 2021
Station: NHK
Genre: Comedy
Scriptwriter: Fujimoto Yuki (Mi o Tsukushi Ryouricho Series, Meoto Zenzai, Taira no Kiyomori)
Directors: Adachi Mojiri, Hashizume Shinichiro, Fukagawa Takashi, Matsuoka Kazushi
Cast: Kamishiraishi Mone, Fukatsu Eri, Kawaei Rina, Matsumura Hokuto, Murakami Nijiro, Komoto Masahiro, Hamada Gaku, Nishida Naomi, Washio Machio, Owada Shinya, Ono Karin, Asagoe Goe, Danta Yasunori, Okada Yui, YOU, Sada Masahi, Murasame Tatsumasa, Sera Masanori, Maeno Tomoya, Konno Mahiru, Horibe Keisuke, Tokui Yu, Iwai Midori, Nishikawa Kanoko, Takei So, Odagiri Joe, Ichikawa Mikako, Saotome Taichi, Murata Takehiro, Hamada Mari, Kondo Yoshimasa, Shofukutei Shohei
Synopsis: The first radio broadcast in Japan started in 1925. On that day, a girl named Yasuko is born to Tachibana Kinta (Komoto Masahiro) and Koshizu (Nishida Naomi) who owned a Japanese-style confectionary shop at a shopping street in Okayama. She (Kamishiraishi Mone) grows up wishing that the family would continue to be happy forever. But Yasuko loses her husband Minoru (Matsumura Hokuto) in the war and has no choice but to leave her daughter Rui and go to America. Kijima Rui (Fukatsu Eri) hates her parents and English. However, she is saved by jazz songs and builds a life for herself in Osaka from the 1950s. Rui’s daughter Hinata (Kawaei Rina) in Kyoto from the mid-1960s adores the world of period dramas but finds a place where she can be herself through the English language programme on the radio after going a long way round. As Yasuko, Rui and Hinata listen to English lessons over the radio, it opens the door to their dreams in a story spanning the Showa, Heisei and Reiwa eras.
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Twitter: twitter.com/nhk_dramas

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Upcoming Spring 2022 Dramas

Date: From 8.00 a.m., Mondays – Fridays, Spring 2022
Station: NHK
Scriptwriter: Habara Daisuke (Spiral, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, Godan)
Directors: Kimura Takafumi, Matsuzono Takehiro, Nakano Ryohei
Cast: Kuroshima Yuina, Nakama Yukie, Omori Nao, Ryusei Ryo, Kawaguchi Haruna, Kamishiraishi Moka
Synopsis: Higa Nobuko (Kuroshima Yuina) lives with her family in Hinabita Village on Okinawa’s main island in the 1960s. They ran a sugar cane farm. At that time, the island was still under the American troops. The second daughter of four children (Ryusei Ryo, Kawaguchi Haruna, Kamishiraishi Moka), Nobuko is the one in the family who loves eating delicious food. One day, her heart is stolen by her first taste of Western cuisine on the only occasion when the whole family eats at a restaurant in town. However, her kind father Kenzo (Omori Nao) suddenly passes away, leaving her mother Yuko (Nakama Yukie) to work and raise four children on her own. They are financially strapped and the children are each put in charge of a household chore to help their mother. Nobuko is responsible for their meals. After graduating from high school, she dreams of going to Tokyo and becoming a Western cuisine chef. With the support of her family and siblings, Nobuko heads to Tokyo in a dream come true. While she spends time undergoing strict training in the kitchen of a famous restaurant, her brother and sisters also set out on their own paths. Although they may have grown apart, the hometown food that they have always eaten together and the memories of family are bonds that connect the siblings. They offer mutual support in adulthood. As Nobuko comes in contact with different people, falls in love and grows as a chef, she and starts wanting to open a restaurant serving Okinawan cuisine in Tokyo … …
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Twitter: twitter.com/nhk_dramas

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NTV Drama Special 2021 ~ Bank Over

Bank Over

Date: From 10.30 p.m., 19 September 2021 and 11.00 p.m., 26 September 2021
Scriptwriter: Mori Hayashi (Himo Men, Nou ni Sumaho ga Umerareta!, Mane no Tenshi)
Director: Mizuno Kaku
Cast: Mamiya Shotaro, Kamishiraishi Moka, Hosoda Kanata, First Summer Uika, Ito Marika, Kijima Asuka, Hannya, Hakamada Yoshihiko
Synopsis: Saruwatari Sasuke (Mamiya Shotaro) looks tense as he stands in front of a local bank and takes out a gun. He has been driven by circumstances to rob. However, when Sasuke breaks into the bank, there is already another group of bank robbers and they look super strong. Two muscular foreign men have their guns pointed at the bank staff. Continue reading

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Saiai Teaser

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Tokyo, Koi da no, Ai da no CM

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Momo Ume CM

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Summer 2021 Dramas

Night Doctor

Night Doctor
Date: From 9.00 p.m., Mondays, 21 June – 13 September 2021
Station: Fuji TV
Genre: Medical
Episodes: 11
Scriptwriter: Okita Haruka (Radiation House, Good Doctor, Keiji Yugami)
Directors: Sekino Munenori, Sawada Kensaku
Cast: Haru, Tanaka Kei, Kishi Yuta, Okazai Sae, Kitamura Takumi, Hara Nanoka, Miyase Ryubi, Ichinose Hayate, Noro Kayo, Sakurai Kaito, Tozuka Junki, Takezai Terunosuke, Kajihara Zen, Maya Miki, Ono Takehiko, Sawamura Ikki, Satoi Kenta (guest star), Tanimura Mitsuki (guest star), Kasahara Hideyuki (guest star), Tonesaku Toshihide (guest star), Konno Mahiru (guest star), Yamamoto Mirai (guest star), Matsui Airi (guest star)
Synopsis: Japan’s emergency medical care is severely understaffed. Overtime hours per doctor is increasing as they are overworked. In particular, in the field of emergency medical care at night, there are few doctors with a wealth of experience, and on some occasions, they are unable to handle treatments outside their area of specialisation. Despite this situation, a constant stream of seriously ill patients are brought in at night. In such circumstances, medical errors that can kill a patient can occur. Hakuoukai Asahi Kaihin Hospital, a branch hospital of Hakuoukai Group, is about to implement a large-scale reform of working arrangements on a trial basis in order to turn around emergency medical care which is on the brink of collapse. This involves total abolition of the system of doctors on duty and the establishment of a team of emergency medical doctors called Night Doctor who only work at night while maintaining the system of accepting any patient 24 hours 365 days a year. The members of this team are Asakura Mitsuki (Haru), Naruse Akito (Tanaka Kei), Fukazawa Arata (Kishi Yuta), Sakuraba Shun (Kitamura Takumi) and Takaoka Yukiho (Okazai Sae). These five doctors of completely different ages, personalities and values begin to work as night doctors with the motto “Refuse no patient.”
Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/NightDoctor
Twitter: twitter.com/nd_fujitv

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Shinigami-san CM

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Komi-san wa, Komyusho desu


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From 10.45 p.m., Mondays, 6 September 2021



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