TBS Drama Specials 2009 (Third Quarter)

Saigo no Akagami Haitatsunin
Date: From 9.00 p.m., 10 August 2009
Cast: Yoshioka Hidetaka, Yamamoto Taro, Sato Megumi, Hayashi Kento, Arai Yasuhiro, Isaki Mitsunori, Shiomi Sansei, Fubuki Jun
Synopsis: Many young men from Osato-mura in Shiga prefecture, head to the battlefield. Nishimura Jinbei (Yoshioka Hidetaka) has served 15 long years as a military affairs officer delivering draft papers. He not only delivers draft papers but also has the tough job of delivering bulletins on those killed in action.
Website: www.tbs.co.jp/akagami2009

Haha no Okurimono
Date: From 9.00 p.m., 14 September 2009
Cast: Takeshita Keiko, Nakamaru Yuichi, Manda Hisako, Shimizu Yuki, Sato B-saku, Ishizaka Koji
Synopsis: Wakamori Akiko (Shimizu Yuki) is about to finish moving house with the help of her husband-to-be, Wakamori Masaaki (Nakamaru Yuichi) just a day before her wedding ceremony when her mother, Asakura Nobue (Manda Hisako), who should be dead, suddenly appears. Masaaki had been told by Akiko that her parents were dead and is overwhelmed by the situation. Nobue had actually eloped with a man, who had a wife and children, after she was widowed. Mother and daughter have not had any contact since then and Akiko lied that “her mother was dead” …
Website: www.tbs.co.jp/hahanookurimono

Tengoku de Kimi ni Aetara
Date: From 9.00 p.m., 24 September 2009
Cast: Ninomiya Kazunari, Inoue Mao, Gori, Kimura Tae, Ogata Naoto, Yagi Yuki, Hiraizumi Sei, Santamaria Yusuke, Miyamoto Nobuko
Synopsis: Nonoue Junichi (Ninomiya Kazunari) is a psychiatrist who provides psychological care to cancer patients in a counselling room at a seaside cancer treatment centre in South Boso. Junichi cannot get used to the nature of the healthcare provided by the city’s university hospital. He is asked by one of his patients to write a letter and wanting to be of help, Junichi starts letterwriting to convey the final thoughts of these patients to their loved ones.
Website: www.tbs.co.jp/tenkimi

Date: From 12.29 a.m., 29 & 30 September 2009
Mikazuki * Narumi Riko
Synopsis: Takii Kazumi (Narumi Riko), a third year high school girl who has her sights set on being a pianist, has been dating her older boyfriend, Horikawa Keigo (Tanaka Kei), for three years. They have been in a long distance relationship because Keigo, who dreams of being an architect, is studying abroad in university in California. The two of them decide to meet on 23 September, their anniversary, before Keigo leaves for the States and arrange their reunion at the shrine nearby that they visit each year. On the appointed date, Kazumi believing that Keigo will “definitely come”, heads to the shrine but her footsteps are heavy because she cannot bring herself to tell him that she has given up on her dream of being a pianist. When she arrives at the shrine, she takes a look inside. However … he is not there. She feels uneasy for a moment, but a gust of wind blows and Keigo appears. The two of them are reunited after one year and Kazumi is moved to tears …
Cast: Narumi Riko, Tanaka Kei

Mikazuki * Tanimura Mitsuki
Synopsis:At the bus stop for overnight buses near Tokyo, Shimada Haruka (Tanimura Mitsuki) comes to see her boyfriend, Hashimoto Tomoyuki (Hakamada Yoshihiko), with whom she has been having a long distance relationship, off as he boards a bus bound for Sendai. Tomoyuki hints at marriage but this does not get across to Haruka who has her sights set on being a jewellery designer and still want to work in Tokyo. At the bus stop, Haruka is invited to a long-distance love club by Rie (Kurosaka Mami), a girl who had been crying dramatically as she sent off her boyfriend, and her friend Kiriko (Eda Megumi). It appears that Rie and Kiriko are dating several men through long distance relationships and also dating different men in Tokyo. One day, the two girls recruit Haruka to make the numbers for a dating party. One of the guys, Mori Shogo (Uchida Asahi) is clumsy for his looks and is pushed around by his other two colleagues. Shogo somehow weighs on Haruka’s mind and on her way home, she runs into him …
Cast: Tanimura Mitsuki, Uchida Asahi, Hakamada Yoshihiko, Kurosaka Mami, Eda Megumi
Website: www.tbs.co.jp/mikazuki09

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1 Response to TBS Drama Specials 2009 (Third Quarter)

  1. luthien says:

    i almost had a panic attack when I scanned the Fall tanpatsu section in wiki.. and saw that Tengoku de Kimi ni Aetara was no longer listed. I was certain it was there weeks ago..

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