NTV Drama Specials 2011 (August)

Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni
Date: From 9.00 p.m., 5 August 2011
Cast: Kitagawa Keiko, Koide Keisuke, Yuka, Hayami Mokomichi, Ryo, Shinoda Saburo, Ichige Yoshie, Ashida Mana
Synopsis: Because of an appeal to Hojo Shusaku (Koide Keisuke), whom she had only met once as a child, Urano Suzu (Kitagawa Keiko), an ordinary girl who loves drawing, leaves Hiroshima where she was born and raised and marries into the Hojo family of Kure City. Suzu adapts to the new environment with natural spontaneity and befriends Shiraki Rin (Yuka). However, Rin had secretly been involved with Shusaku in the past. As luck would have it, Suzu becomes aware of that past. While she broods over it, Mizuhara Tetsu (Hayami Mokomichi), her schoolmate in Hiroshima and first love, appears before her. In the midst of this, the war situation grows more tense by the day, and Suzu’s older brother, Yoichi, is killed in action. In March 1945, the streets of Kure finally bear the brunt of a large scale air raid. Suzu, who encountered a time bomb, loses her right arm and precious niece who had been in front of her … …
Website: www.ntv.co.jp/konosekai

Ikiteru dake de Nankurunasai
Date: From 9.00 p.m., 20 August 2011
Cast: Murakami Shingo, Shibutani Subaru, Tanaka Rena, Watanabe , Takahata Atsuko, Namase Katsuhisa
Synopsis: 25-year-old Iwamine Eisaku (Murakami Shingo) lives freely without any worry about the future. One day, he is diagnosed with a rare malignant tumour that afflicts one in a hundred thousand. The cancer treatment is unbearably painful and the agonising fear of death makes Eisaku give himself up to despair. What saved him was the love of his girlfriend, Mika (Tanaka Rena), who continued to stand by him, as well as the support of his mother, grandmother, friends and the people around him. Eisaku confronts his illness and has a successful operation to remove the tumour. He realises the preciousness of being able to live normally again. However, the illness does not let Eisaku off. Half a year later, he has a relapse … …
Website: www.ntv.co.jp/24h/contents/drama2011

Mieru Onna Tsukiko ~ Manatsu no Yoru no Kowai Hanashi
Date: From 7.00 p.m., 26 August 2011
Cast: Aibu Saki, Tsukamoto Takashi, Ishigaki Yuma, Ozawa Maju, Iwasaki Hiromi, Ibu Masato
Synopsis: Asaoka Tsukiko (Aibu Saki) was born with the ability to see ghosts. After graduation from university this year, Tsukiko has been spending her days looking for a job. However, she meets with a series of setbacks … … At an interview one day, she is disturbed by a “job-hunting ghost” and yelled at by her interviewer. Nothing good happens and she gets depressed everyday. Then a man called Seno (Tsukamoto Takashi) from a Tokyo trading company visits Tsukiko. He knows about her strong extrasensory perception and tells her to work at Katsurayama Clinic under the pretext of informal job training. However, this clinic is a dodgy hospital where patients, who are not sound of mind and body because of evil spirits, take refuge. Furthermore, the hospital director, Katsurayama Jotaro (Ibu Masato) rips patients of huge amounts of money despite being a bogus psychic with no powers! Through a strange turn of events, Tsukiko and Katsurayama get involved in various incidents that stir up ghosts … …
Website: www.ntv.co.jp/tsukiko

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