Monthly Archives: June 2011

Esumi Makiko returns to drama acting after 4 years

Esumi Makiko (Love Revolution, Shomuni, Pistol Opera, Inochi), one of my favourite actresses, returns to dramaland this summer to headline NTV’s Bull Doctor. This follows a 4-year hiatus during which she busied herself raising her two daughters with television director … Continue reading

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Jin Season 2 – Episode 10 Synopsis

Episode 10: The end of the time slip Ryoma is finally slashed just like in the events in history. Higashi, who had been trying to protect him from Kyotaro and other assassins, had in the next instant slashed his forehead … Continue reading

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Shin Keishichou Sousa Ikka 9-gakari Season 3

Official Website Broadcast Wednesdays, 9.00 – 9.54 p.m. from 6 July 2011 Station TV Asahi

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Fuji TV Higashino Keigo Drama Specials 2011

11-moji no Satsujin Date: From 9.00 p.m., 10 June 2011 Cast: Nagasaku Hiromi, Hoshino Mari, Harada Ryuji, Hasegawa Tomoharu, Mashima Hidekazu, Asari Yusuke, Hinata Nanami, Adachi Yumi, Ishiguro Ken Synopsis: Kawazu Masayuki (Hasegawa Tomoharu), the boyfriend of female mystery writer, … Continue reading

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First Peek at NHK’s Tempest

The press conference for NHK’s upcoming summer period drama, Tempest, was held yesterday at its Yokohama studio. Nakama Yukie and her co-stars, actresses Takaoka Saki and Wakamura Mayumi, turned out for the event in traditional costumes of gorgeously beautiful colours.

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Jin Season 2 – Episode 9 Synopsis

Episode 9: Sakamoto Ryoma’s assassination The restoration of imperial rule, which is Ryoma’s earnest wish for ‘Japan’s rebirth’, comes into effect. This brings about the end of 260 years of history of the shogunate. On the other hand, Jin recalls … Continue reading

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Jin Season 2 – Episode 8 Synopsis

Episode 8: Birth of a life the reverse of history It is the autumn of 1867. Ryoma runs about every day as he works towards the return of political power to the emperor. Kyotaro lies to his superior that Ryoma … Continue reading

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Mikami Hiroshi, Terajima Shinobu, Watabe Atsuro team up for WOWOW drama

It appears that the dreary summer that I was bracing myself for has one bright spot as WOWOW has announced a drama, production crew and ensemble cast that promises to be all levels of awesome! This August, WOWOW will screen … Continue reading

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Summer 2011 Dramas – Rumours

Last Money ~ Ai no Nedan Date: From 10.00 p.m., Tuesdays, September 2011 Station: NHK Cast: Ito Hideaki, Nakamaru Yuichi, Kakazu Issei

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Jin Season 2 – Episode 7 Synopsis

Episode 7: Eternal love and separation Jin returns to Edo from Nagasaki in disagreement with Ryoma. At that moment, Kyotaro, who has been ordered by his superior to investigate all matters related to Ryoma, begins visiting Jinyudo repeatedly in order … Continue reading

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