Date: From 9.00 p.m., 18 June 2018
Scriptwriter: Okada Yoshikazu (Shiro to Kiiro, Universal Koukokusha, Kibougaoka no Hitobito)
Cast: Takahata Mitsuki, Kusakari Masao, Kotaki Nozomu, Maruyama Tomomi, Miyakawa Ichirota, Sasano Takashi, Harada Mieko
Synopsis: Hitsujido Honpo, an established Japanese-style sweets company known for its traditional flavours and reliability, has maintained a modest popularity. To win a new segment of customers, it has embarked on new business development. The leader of this team of five young employees is 28-year old Kudo Mayuko (Takahata Mitsuki). Continue reading
Zettai Reido Season 3
Date: From 9.00 p.m., Mondays, 9 July 2018
Station: Fuji TV
Scriptwriter: Hamada Shuya (Yake ni Ben no Tatsu ga Gakkou de Hoeru, Chef, Zettai Reido Series)
Cast: Sawamura Ikki, Ueto Aya, Yokoyama Yu, Honda Tsubasa, Emoto Tokio, Hirata Mitsuru, Ito Atsushi
Synopsis: Izawa Norito (Sawamura Ikki) is a former elite detective of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police’ Public Security Department. He transferred from this department to be the director of the General Affairs Department’s Documents Division after some incident occurred. It is the place where troublemakers are gathered to get rid of them. The Documents Division is actually a cover for these drifters (Yokoyama Yu, Honda Tsubasa, Emoto Tokio, Hirata Mitsuru) to proceed with missions for an important project which is being conducted in secret. This project involves aggregating data such as the personal information on Japanese citizens, surveillance camera footage nationwide as well as email and phone data. It is analysed and compared with data on crimes that took place in the past 15 years to find dangerous people with a high probability of committing grave offenses, primarily murders before these happen.
Preview: Zettai Reido Season 3 Teaser
Related: Zettai Reido Season 3
From 10.00 p.m., Saturdays, 16 June 2018
Koshiji Fubuki Monogatari
Date: From 12.30 p.m., Mondays – Fridays, 8 January 2018
Station: TV Asahi
Scriptwriter: Tatsui Yukari (Mama to Papa ga Ikiru Riyuu, Strawberry Night Series, Konkatsu!)
Cast: Takimoto Miori, Kinami Haruka, Daichi Mao, Ichige Yoshie, Hamada Mari, Omi Toshinori, Watanabe Konomi, Hara Hideko, Miyazaki Yoshiko, Ichikawa Yui, Nakamura Shunsuke, Sasai Eisuke, Ukaji Takashi, Suruga Taro, Otozuki Kei, Sakihi Miyu, Saori
Synopsis: Koshiji Fubuki (Takimoto Miori/Daichi Mao), whose real name was Kono Mihiko, loved singing since she was a child. When she was a teenager, she hated studying and was a tomboy and yet a very pure girl. With the encouragement of her father (Omi Toshinori), she took the Takarazuka Revue’s exam. Although she passed with flying colours, she could not dance and was on the verge of dropping out. However, she was gifted in singing. With her lively nature and the support of senior stars and school mates from the same batch, Fubuki went on to become a top star in male roles. After she left the troupe, she was active as a singer and actress. She worked together with lyricist Iwatani Tokiko (Kinami Haruka/Ichige Yoshie) and from the many chansons she covered such as Edith Piaf’s Hymne à l’amour, she was called the queen of chansons in Japan. She became an extraordinary singer who changed the history of the country’s music scene.
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: The youngest of three sisters (Uchida Yuki, Matsushita Nao), Imai Fukuko (Ando Sakura) grew up in a poor family but received a lot of love. She is a born optimist and loves eating. Because her 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.