Fuji TV Drama Specials 2009 (Second Quarter)

Homeless Chugakusei 2
Date: From 9.00 p.m., 12 April 2009
Cast: Kuroki Tatsuya, Yakushimaru Hiroko, Naito Takashi, Tanaka Kei, Kaho, Tanimura Mitsuki
Synopsis: After his father’s (Naito Takashi) unexpected “breakup declaration”, Shinichi (Tanaka Kei) turns to a friend and sends a courageous Yuu (Kuroki Tatsuya) off. Shinichi starts to sleep out in the open at Tako Park together with Yukie (Kaho). The next day, he makes Yukie study at the library while he continues his single-minded search for their father who has gone into hiding. Their father’s whereabouts are still unknown despite his search and he cannot get a job because they don’t have a fixed address. As the older brother to his siblings, Shinichi is at a loss as to what he must do. At that moment, the warm and cheerful days when his mother, Keiko (Yakushimaru Hiroko), had been alive, comes to his mind …
Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/homeless2

Kogarashi Monjiro
Date: From 9.00 p.m., 1 May 2009
Cast: Eguchi Yosuke, Nakamura Atsuo, Ozawa Yukiyoshi, Watanabe Ikkei, Tomosaka Rie, Wakamura Mayumi
Synopsis: –
Website: –

Shibatora SP
Date: From 9.00 p.m., 9 May 2009
Cast: Koike Teppei, Fujiki Naohito, Maya Miki, Ohgo Suzuka
Synopsis: –
Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/shibatora

Samayoi Zakura
Date: From 9.00 p.m., 30 May 2009
Cast: Ito Atsushi, Tsukamoto Takashi, Kato Rosa
Synopsis: 28-year-old Aiba Keiichi (Ito Atsushi) is an internet cafe refugee who resigned from his company after he was harassed for attempting to blow the whistle on its misdeeds. He is also dumped by his girlfriend for being an ardent fan of the anime “Forest Girl”. Keiichi feels desperate about his life. Then one day, he is appointed to be a juror in the trial of Kanogawa Yukihiko (Tsukamoto Takashi), a 28-year-old NEET, accused of the brutal murders of three homemakers. But faced with a defendant in a similar position as his, he finds himself struggling with the possibility that he could have been the one to become a murderer and seeking the death penalty.
Website: wwwz.fujitv.co.jp/samayoizakura

Oyaji no Ichiban Nagai Hi
Date: From 9.00 p.m., 19 June 2009
Cast: Nagasawa Masami, Kunimura Jun, Ito Atsushi, Takaoka Sousuke, Nishina Akiko, Nakayama Shinobu, Ogura Hisahiro
Synopsis: Sumida Eichiro (Kunimura Jun), is the fifth generation owner of the Japanese lantern shop, Sumidaya. He lives together with his wife, Teruyo (Nishina Akiko), eldest son, Shoichiro (Ito Atsushi) and eldest daughter, Chiharu (Nagasawa Masami), under the same roof. And Eichiro’s mother, Kouko, leads a leisurely life in an apartment nearby. Eichiro, who takes pride in his craftsmanship, dotes on his daughter who is the apple of his eye. However, Chiharu, who is tomboyish and fearlessly outspoken, quarrels with her old-fashioned father everyday. Then one day, Chiharu tells her father that she is getting married but Eichiro violently opposes, not wanting his daughter to be a bride. Then he starts wrestling with worry and distress everyday. In the midst of this, an incident occurs. Chiharu’s fiance, Hiraga Kengo (Takaoka Sousuke), meets with an unfortunate accident and becomes paralysed from waist down. Eichiro, who opposed the marriage, feels greater distress. This incident creates great ripples in the Sumida family and the relationship between father and daughter, as well as between daughter and fiance, gradually changes into something new …
Website: wwwz.fujitv.co.jp/oyaji

Jitsuroku . Matsumoto Sarin Jiken ~ Tsuma yo, Haha yo … Hannin to “Utagawareta” Kazoku Tatakai to Kizuna no 15-nen
Date: From 9.00 p.m., 26 June 2009
Cast: Ishiguro Ken, Matsushita Yuki
Synopsis: On 27 June 1994, an incident happened in the quiet neighbourhood of Matsumoto City in Nagano Prefecture. After the “Matsumoto Sarin Incident”, the Aum Shinrikyo Sect reveals that it released sarin gas that it had produced in an unprecedented crime. While the incident was still beyond anyone’s imagination, the police and media treated Kouno Yoshiyuki (Ishiguro Ken), then 44, a “suspicious employee” as the criminal. Meanwhile, his wife, Sumiko (Matsushita Yuki), slips into consciousness and is confined to bed. Kouno is forced to fight in order to clear up suspicions … His eldest daughter holds back from sitting for her exam and is suddenly thrust into the position of playing surrogate mother to her two siblings; his eldest son, who is in the first year of high school, confronts the adults to clear his father’s name; and his second daughter cannot accept her mother’s condition and struggles with her pain.
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Kaidoku ~ Toshidensetsu no Ango Mystery
Date: From 10.00 p.m., 30 June 2009
Cast: Sawamura Ikki, Kuninaka Ryoko, Ikeuchi Hiroyuki, Ichikawa Tomohiro, Miura Rieko, Tsurumi Shingo, Nishimura Masahiko
Synopsis: University professor Katsuragi Iori (Sawamura Ikki), a genius with an IQ above 200, is approached by Hashiba Misuzu (Kuninaka Ryoko) and Amemiya Takeaki (Ikeuchi Hiroyuki) from the First Investigative Division to assist in an investigation. Four cases of mutilation murders have occurred in these three months and they would like him to decipher the Sanskrit characters left at the crime scenes. Katsuragi and his assistant, Morizono Mamoru (Ichikawa Tomohiro) predict a fifth case based on these messages and their prediction comes true. There is a possibility of the sixth and seventh cases occurring tomorrow and the day after, and he speculates that the serial murders maybe connected to the curse of Tairano Masakado …
Website: ktv.jp/sp/kaidoku

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