Upcoming Fall 2017 Dramas

Seirei no Moribito Season 3*NEW*
Date: November 2017
Station: NHK
Scriptwriter: Omori Sumio (64, Nezumi Edo o Hashiru, Akumu-chan)
Original Work: Moribito Series by Uehashi Nahoko
Genre: Period fantasy
Cast: Ayase Haruka, Itagaki Mizuki, Higashide Masahiro, Kikkawa Koji, Nakagawa Akinori, Kikawada Masaya, Murakawa Eri, Watanabe Ikkei, Furuya Kenji, Mera Yoshikazu, Takeda Tetsuya, Kamiji Yusuke, Kora Kengo, Hanafusa Mari, Hayashiya Shozo, Toman, Kaga Takeshi
Synopsis: Balsa (Ayase Haruka) and the crown prince Chagum (Itagaki Mizuki) travel together again. The young boy who survived because he was protected by Balsa, has gone through suffering and grown into a splendid crown prince. Balsa starts to expose the conspiracy that lies hidden deep in the bowels of her beautiful homeland of the Kingdom of Kambal. And then, Chagum stands up to the attack of the Talsh Empire which has targeted the New Yogo Empire. A natural disaster occurs that shakes the land. Gold birds flutter in the sky … …
Website: www.nhk.or.jp/moribito
Related: Seirei no Moribito Season 2 ~ Kanashiki Hakaishin

Rikuou
Date: From 9.00 p.m., Sundays, October 2017
Station: TBS
Scriptwriter: Yaitsu Hiroyuki (Suisho no Koudou, Kaseifu no Mitazono, Shitamachi Rocket (TBS))
Original Work: Rikuou by Ikeido Jun
Genre: Corporate
Cast: Yakusho Koji
Synopsis: Miyazawa Koichi (Yakusho Koji) is the fourth generation company president of a socks manufacturer in Gyoda City, Saitama Prefecture called Kohazeya which was founded more than 100 years ago. As the annual demand for socks drops, he decides to stake the company’s survival on the development of running shoes that offer the feel of barefoot running by adopting the technology used for making socks. However, this is extremely difficult path for a small company of little more than 20 employees which lacks funds, manpower and development capability as well as the ability to compete against famous global sports brands.
Website: www.tbs.co.jp/rikuou_tbs

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