Fuji TV Drama Specials 2011 (October)

Freeter, Ie o Kau SP
Date: From 9.00 p.m., 4 October 2011
Cast: Ninomiya Kazunari, Karina, Igawa Haruka, Maruyama Ryuhei, Inoue Masahiro, Okamoto Rei, Yoko Wataru, Hyunri, Otomo Kohei, Washio Machiko, Mashima Hidekazu, Kojima Kazuya, Tanaka Sotaro, Yamamoto Ryuji, Shima Daisuke, Sakaguchi Ryoko, Takenaka Naoto, Asano Atsuko, Ishibashi Renji, Fubuki Jun
Synopsis: A year has passed since Take Seiji (Ninomiya Kazunari) became Daietsu Civil Engineering’s full-time employee, and the Take family have been living a peaceful life in their new home. But one day, when Seiji’s mother Sumiko (Asano Atsuko) is away, her older brother comes to visit the Take household, and Seiji and Ayako (Igawa Haruka) learn that their parents had gone against the opposition of Sumiko’s family and married. Meanwhile, Chiba Manami (Karina), who has been training in Wakayama, visits Tokyo for a week, and meets Seiji again for the first time in a long while. Manami’s father passed away early, and her mother, Sayuri (Fubuki Jun), remarried after that. As a result of such a family background, Manami’s feelings for her mother are complex, and she is lukewarm towards marriage. Seiji has not considered marriage in concrete terms because he has just begun a new life. However, he unexpectedly meets Manami’s mother, and is shocked to learn of Manami’s attitude. One day, Manami finds an abandoned kitten on the way home after drinks with colleagues. Deciding to care for the kitten until its owner is found, Manami takes it back to her mother’s house. However, Sayuri gets agitated when the kitten is listless while Manami is at work, so Seiji hurriedly brings it home. The kitten’s presence sets the relationship between the Take family, Manami and her mother in motion … …
Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/ie-wo-kau
Related: Freeter, Ie o Kau

Marumo no Okite SP
Date: From 9.00 p.m., 9 October 2011
Cast: Abe Sadao, Ashida Mana, Suzuki Fuku, Higa Manami, Shiraishi Miho, Tsuruta Mayu, Koyanagi Tomo, Takizawa Saori, Chiba Masako, Ibu Masato, Sera Masanori
Synopsis: Sasakura Kaoru (Ashida Mana) and Tomoki (Suzuki Fuku) are on summer break. Takagi Mamoru (Abe Sadao) and the twins decide to go and have fun at a vineyard in Yamanashi prefecture which is run by Mamoru’s junior from university days, Daisuke (Hayashi Yasufumi). Daisuke has two children of the same age – Shota (Yabe Kosuke) and Nana (Shimizu Shion). Together Kaoru, Tomoki, Shoa and Nana form the ‘Grape Warriors Purple Four’. Wishing to reconcile Shota and Nana’s parents Daisuke and Risa (Shiraishi Miho), who have been on bad terms recently, the children search for a legendary water sprite said to be able to grant wishes, but … … Meanwhile, Mamoru receives a call from Hatanaka Aya (Higa Manami) notifing him that her father (Sera Masanori) has collapsed, and he makes a hurried trip back to Tokyo. He rushes over to be with a flustered Aya. Will there be progress in their relationship?
Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/marumo
Related: Marumo no Okite

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