TV Tokyo Matsumoto Seichou Drama Specials 2011


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Wednesdays, 9.00 – 10.48 p.m. 2 – 16 November 2011

Date: From 9.00 p.m., 2 November 2011
Cast: Wakamura Mayumi, Koizumi Kotaro, Oshinari Shugo, Watanabe Ikkei, Musaka Naomasa, Tayama Ryosei, Uehara Misa, Shiomi Sansei
Synopsis: A robbery cum murder occurs at a mansion in Tokyo. Before long, it is determined that two men were responsible for the crime from security cameras near the scene. Because one of the men named Yamada has a criminal record, he is soon arrested. While Yamada admits to the robbery, he denies the murder. He says in his statement that it was committed by his accomplice, Ishii Hisakazu (Oshinari Shugo). Detective Yuzuki Teppei (Koizumi Kotaro) of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police’s First Investigative Division searches for him. Hearing information that Ishii had sometimes mentioned wanting to meet his former girlfriend, Yuzuki starts to keep Yokogawa Sawako (Wakamura Mayumi) under surveillance for a week even though the other detectives pay no attention to this. However, Sawako appears happily married to Yokogawa Sentaro (Shiomi Sansei), who runs an electrical appliance store in Matsumoto City in Nagano prefecture, and three days pass without any movement. Yuzuki begins to get frustrated, but … …

Hachiue o Kau Onna
Date: From 9.00 p.m., 9 November 2011
Cast: Yo Kimiko, Tanaka Tetsushi, Izumi Pinko, Sato Jiro, Tsutsui Mariko, Matsumura Kunihiro, Sasaki Sumie, Yamaguchi Shogo, Watanabe Ikkei
Synopsis: Kamihama Narae (Yo Kimiko) is a single office lady who has worked 30 years at the general affairs section of a precision instruments company’s sales department. The people around her cannot stand her because of her critical personality. However, there is another side to Narae. She secretly loans her own money within the company and makes money from the 5% interest she collects. In fact, she has only taken over what Kishida Shigeko (Izumi Pinko), an employee at the staff canteen had been doing. Her aim is to build an apartment and lead a leisurely life with the money she saves. Sugiura Junichi (Tanaka Tetsushi) of the accounts department is also one of Narae’s regular ‘clients’. He occasionally comes to borrow money from her for motor boat racing. One night, Narae ends up in an intimate relationship with a drunken Sugiura when he comes to her home to pay her back. Her life undergoes a drastic change after that. She does not press him to return the money he had borrowed so far and even finances his purchase of a car. She also allows herself to splurge a little. However, one day, she discovers that Sugiura has another woman. Furthermore, he has caused an incident … …

Kikanakatta Basho
Date: From 9.00 p.m., 16 November 2011
Cast: Natori Yuko, Sakai Miki, Kawakami Maiko, Ishii Tomoko, Kayashima Narumi, Morina Miharu, Todo Shinji, Ito Yozaburo, Watanabe Ikkei, Kaneda Akio, Osugi Ren
Synopsis: Asai Tsuneko (Natori Yuko), a career woman, works as a vice-director at the Ministry of Health and Welfare. However, one day while she is suddenly informed about the death of her husband, Hideo (Ito Yozaburo). He had died after suffering a heart attack while on the slopes of Otsuka. But why was he at Otsuka, a place he was not thought to be familiar with? Tsuneko visits Takahashi Chiyokichi (Osugi Ren), the owner of a pharmacy who had cared for Hideo when he collapsed, and soon discovers the unexpected truth!


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