Upcoming Summer 2018 Dramas

Cheerdan
Date: From 10.00 p.m., Fridays, July 2018
Station: TBS
Scriptwriter: –
Genre: School
Cast: Tsuchiya Tao, Ishii Anna, Sakuma Yui, Yamamoto Maika, Asahina Aya, Otomo Karen, Yanai Yumena, Shida Sara, Ihara Rikka
Synopsis: Moved by a performance by Fukui Chuo High School’s JETS cheerleading team which she saw as a child, Fujitani Wakaba (Tsuchiya Tao) dreamed of joining the same team in the future. But at some point, she comes to think of it as impossible for her and enrolls in a neighbouring town’s Fukui Nishi High School which is mediocre in both studies and sports. Even so, she cannot completely cut off her feelings for cheerleading. One day, Kiryu Shiori (Ishii Anna), a pretty student transfers from Tokyo to Fukui Nishi High School. The assertive Shiori is fired up to defeat the JETS after her mistake caused her team to lose the Tokyo cheerleading championship. She unexpectedly says to Wakaba, “Do the cheerleading dance with me!”. These words rekindle Wakaba’s feelings. They take set up a cheerleading team and pursue the impossible dream to “Defeat JETS. Conquer Japan!”
Website: www.tbs.co.jp/cheerdan_tbs

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Miss Sherlock CM

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Mikaiketsu no Onna ~ Keishichou Bunsho Sousakan

Mikaiketsu Onna

Official Website
www.tv-asahi.co.jp/mikaiketsu

Broadcast
From 9.00 p.m., Thursdays, 19 April 2018

Station
TV Asahi

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Spring 2018 Dramas

Hanbun Aoi

Hanbun, Aoi
Date: From 8.00 a.m., Monday – Fridays, 2 April 2018
Station: NHK
Scriptwriter: Kitagawa Eriko (Unmei ni Nita Koi, Sunao ni Narenakute, Orange Days)
Cast: Nagano Mei, Sato Takeru, Matsuyuki Yasuko, Takito Kenichi, Harada Tomoyo, Tanihara Shosuke, Kamimura Kaisei, Yamoto Yuma, Nao, Yo Kimiko, Fubuki Jun, Nakamura Masatoshi, Rokkaku Seiji, Hirooka Yuriko, Yamoto Yuma, Takagi Wataru, Iketani Nobue, Toyokawa Etsushi, Igawa Haruka, Seino Nana, Shison Jun, Nakamura Tomoya, Furuhata Seika
Synopsis: In 1971, the year after the Osaka Exposition, a girl called Nireno Suzume was born to the owners of a small eatery in a town in Gifu Prefecture’s Tono region. She was a healthy child who ran around the hills and fields every day. But when Suzume was an elementary school student, she ended up losing her hearing in one ear because of an illness. Her loving parents Utaro (Takito Kenichi) and Haru (Matsuyuki Yasuko) and childhood friend Hagio Ritsu (Sato Takeru) born on the same day at the same hospital were the ones who give her encouragement. After graduating from high school, Suzume (Nagano Mei) sets her sights on writing manga for girls with her unique creative powers and leaves for Tokyo which is in the middle of the bubble economy. Put through training by her teacher Akikaze Haori (Toyokawa Etsushi), she tries hard to improve herself by learning from fellow assistants and devoting herself to studying but soon faces setbacks. Suzume gets married and has a daughter but the family finances are dire. She ends up divorcing her husband who is a dreamer. The bubble economy bursts before she realises it and enters a period of low growth. After repeated failure, Suzume returns to her hometown as a single mother. What awaits her will become an unexpected turning point in her life … …
Website: www.nhk.or.jp/hanbunaoi

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Yareta Kamo Iinkai Teaser

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Black Pean

Black Pean

Official Website
www.tbs.co.jp/blackpean_tbs

Broadcast
From 9.00 p.m., Sundays, 22 April 2018

Station
TBS

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Kaisha wa Gakkou jane-n da yo Teaser

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