Spring 2018 Dramas

Hanbun Aoi

Hanbun, Aoi
Date: From 8.00 a.m., Monday – Fridays, 2 April 2018
Station: NHK
Scriptwriter: Kitagawa Eriko (Unmei ni Nita Koi, Sunao ni Narenakute, Orange Days)
Cast: Nagano Mei, Sato Takeru, Matsuyuki Yasuko, Takito Kenichi, Harada Tomoyo, Tanihara Shosuke, Kamimura Kaisei, Yamoto Yuma, Nao, Yo Kimiko, Fubuki Jun, Nakamura Masatoshi, Rokkaku Seiji, Hirooka Yuriko, Yamoto Yuma, Takagi Wataru, Iketani Nobue, Toyokawa Etsushi, Igawa Haruka, Seino Nana, Shison Jun, Nakamura Tomoya, Furuhata Seika, Mamiya Shotaro, Shimada Kyusaku, Saito Takumi, Kimura Midoriko, Aso Yumi, Sudo Risa
Synopsis: In 1971, the year after the Osaka Exposition, a girl called Nireno Suzume was born to the owners of a small eatery in a town in Gifu Prefecture’s Tono region. She was a healthy child who ran around the hills and fields every day. But when Suzume was an elementary school student, she ended up losing her hearing in one ear because of an illness. Her loving parents Utaro (Takito Kenichi) and Haru (Matsuyuki Yasuko) and childhood friend Hagio Ritsu (Sato Takeru) born on the same day at the same hospital were the ones who give her encouragement. After graduating from high school, Suzume (Nagano Mei) sets her sights on writing manga for girls with her unique creative powers and leaves for Tokyo which is in the middle of the bubble economy. Put through training by her teacher Akikaze Haori (Toyokawa Etsushi), she tries hard to improve herself by learning from fellow assistants and devoting herself to studying but soon faces setbacks. Suzume gets married and has a daughter but the family finances are dire. She ends up divorcing her husband who is a dreamer. The bubble economy bursts before she realises it and enters a period of low growth. After repeated failure, Suzume returns to her hometown as a single mother. What awaits her will become an unexpected turning point in her life … …
Website: www.nhk.or.jp/hanbunaoi

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60 Gohan Taisakushitsu CM

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Fuji TV Drama Special 2018 ~ Yo ni mo Kimyouna Monogatari Haru no Tokubetsu-hen

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Official Website
www.fujitv.co.jp/kimyo

Broadcast
From 9.00 p.m., 12 May 2018

Asu e no Warp
Story: Kobayashi Mineo (Miura Haruma), a young man who dreams of being a movie director, has been making his own films while working part-time but has not had his big break yet. All of his classmates have decent jobs and started families. As he became an adult, receiving invitations to friends’ wedding ceremonies became an inevitable misery. Even Mineo’s girlfriend Sudo Yuki (Sakuma Yui) who aspires to be an actress and once shared his dream, is fed up with him. He is driven to frustration and exhaustion. After several sleepless days, Mineo is prescribed a mysterious drug called Airium by psychiatrist Udo Kimiyasu (Aijima Kazuyuki) at the department of psychosomatic medicine. The moment one tablet of Airium is taken, his memories of the next 24 hours completely disappear and he feels as if he has been carried 24 hours into the future. That is to say, if Mineo takes it before an awful incident, this can be erased from memory as if it never happened. When memories can be controlled by a drug, can life go according to what he wants? Mineo places his hopes on this mysterious Airium but … …
Cast: Miura Haruma, Sakuma Yui, Aijima Kazuyuki

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Upcoming Spring 2019 Dramas

Natsuzora*NEW*
Date: From 8.00 a.m., Mondays – Saturdays, April 2019
Station: NHK
Scriptwriter: Omori Sumio (Frankenstein no Koi, Seirei no Moribito Series, Nezumi Edo o Hashiru Series)
Cast: Hirose Suzu, Okada Masaki, Kusakari Masao, Matsushima Nanako, Fujiki Naohito, Kiyohara Sho, Fukuchi Momoko, Kobayashi Takashi, Oto Takuma, Yasuda Ken, Takahata Atsuko, Yamada Yuki, Yoshizawa Ryo, Totsugi Shigeyuki, Kobayashi Ayako
Synopsis: 9-year-old Okuhara Natsu (Hirose Suzu) lost her parents in the war and was separated from her older brother Saitaro (Okada Masaki) and younger sister Chiharu. In the summer of 1946, she is taken to Tokachi in Hokkaido by her adoptive father Shibata Takeo (Fujiki Naohito) who was her father’s comrade in arms. The Shibatas who are dairy farmers from the Hokuriku region. As Natsu helps out with dairy farming, she regains her cheerfulness. She begins to learn about the spirit of the settlers and the importance of life from Shibata’s father-in-law Taiju (Kusakari Masao), a first-generation immigrant to Hokkaido. In elementary school, Natsu is introduced to animated films, which had become popular in America at that time, by a youth called Yamada Tenyo (Yoshizawa Ryo). She is moved by this dreamlike world. Under the influence of Tenyo who aspires to be an artist, Natsu hopes to get a job where she can draw. However, Shibata wants her to marry his only son Teruo (Kiyohara Sho) and take over the farm. At this point, Natsu is informed that her brother is working in Tokyo. The day when she leaves draws near … …
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Yo ni mo Kimyouna Monogatari Haru 2018 CM

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60 Gohan Taisakushitsu

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Official Website
www.wowow.co.jp/dramaw/60

Broadcast
From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 6 May 2018

Network
WOWOW

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