Upcoming Fall 2022 Dramas

Mai Agare!
Date: From 8.00 a.m., Mondays – Fridays, second half 2022
Station: NHK
Scriptwriter: Kuwahara Ryoko (Kokoro no Kizu o Iyasu to iu Koto, Kanojo ga Joubutsu Dekinai Riyuu)
Directors: Tanaka Tadashi, Noda Yusuke, Kotani Takayoshi, Oshima Keisuke, Matsuki Kensuke
Cast: Fukuhara Haruka, Takahashi Katsunori, Nagasaku Hiromi, Yokoyama Yu, Takahata Atsuko, Akaso Eiji, Yamashita Mizuki, Yamaguchi Tomomitsu, Kuwabata Rie, Furutachi Kanji, Matayoshi Naoki, Matsuo Satoru, Takuma Seiko, Aikawa Sho, Suzuki Kosuke, Nagahama Neru
Synopsis: Iwakura Mai (Fukuhara Haruka) lives with her parents Kota (Takahashi Katsunori) and Megumi (Nagasaku Hiromi) and older brother Haruto (Yokoyama Yu). Her father Kota runs a small factory in Higashi Osaka, a district that is known for its craftsmen. Mai is shy and withdrawn. But when she visits her grandmother Shoko (Takahata Atsuko) who lives on Nagasaki’s Goto Islands which has a rich natural environment, she is entranced by the Baramon kites that catch the wind and soar high in the sky. Wanting to fly high in the sky like these kites, Mai’s longing swells into a dream to become a pilot. Even though she works hard, the path to getting there is tougher than she had imagined. As Mai deepens her ties with the people living in her two hometowns of Higashi Osaka and Goto, her dream eventually takes a new form. She gathers enthusiastic friends to build a small electric plane that can fly to and from the islands. Her dream becomes a wing that carries everyone’s dreams and takes off
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Isu

Isu

Official Website
www.wowow.co.jp/drama/original/isu

Twitter
twitter.com/drama_wowow

Broadcast
From 11.30 p.m., Fridays, 27 May 2022

Episodes
8

Network
WOWOW

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Upcoming Winter 2024 Dramas

Hikaru Kimi e*NEW*
Date: From 8.00 p.m., Sundays, January – December 2024
Station: NHK
Genre: Period
Scriptwriter: Oishi Shizuka (Shiranakute Ii Koto, Ie Uru Onna Series, Dairenai)
Directors: Nakashima Yuki, Sasaki Yoshiharu
Cast: Yoshitaka Yuriko
Synopsis: Born in the later half of the 10th century to Fujiwara Tametoki, a poet who excelled in waka, Mahiro (Yoshitaka Yuriko) lost her mother at a young age but she grew up with the love of her father and younger brother. While Tametoki was by no means a high-ranking aristocrat, he came from a distinguished family. Mahiro had such a flair for literature that she could remember Chinese classics and waka just by listening to lectures for her brother. One day, she had an encounter with the future Fujiwara Michinaga, the most powerful man in the land. At that time, he was still hiding in his brothers’ shadows. As they grew up, Mahiro and Michinaga became attracted to each other. However, the status between the two families and a secret related to her mother’s death cast a pall on their relationship. Mahiro decided to forget about Michinaga and marry Fujiwara Nobutaka who was about as old as her father. Although Mahiro bore Nobutaka a daughter, he passed away after one year. Meanwhile, Michinaga schemed to marry his daughters to the emperor and become the grandfather of the next emperor. Learning about this complicated relationship between the emperor, aristocrats, empress and princesses from gossip, fuelled Mahiro’s imagination. She began to write The Tale of Genji. The popular story eventually reached Michinaga’s ears. He invited her to enter the imperial court as a court lady to teach his daughter and suppress his rival. Mahiro decided to do so in order to bring up her daughter. With Michinaga’s support, she continued to write The Tale of Genji which fascinated even the emperor, and she was named after Murasaki no Ue, the heroine of her story.
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Boku no Daisukina Tsuma! CM

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Isekai Izakaya Nobu Season 2 ~ Majo to Daishikyo-hen

Isekai Izakaya Nobu S2

Official Website
www.wowow.co.jp/drama/original/nobu2

Twitter
twitter.com/drama_wowow

Broadcast
From 11.00 pm., Fridays, 27 May 2022

Episodes
10

Network
WOWOW

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Risou no Kareshi CM

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Spring 2022 Dramas

Chimudondon

Chimudondon
Date: From 8.00 a.m., Mondays – Fridays, 11 April 2022
Station: NHK
Scriptwriter: Habara Daisuke (Spiral, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, Godan)
Directors: Kimura Takafumi, Matsuzono Takehiro, Nakano Ryohei
Cast: Kuroshima Yuina, Nakama Yukie, Omori Nao, Ryusei Ryo, Kawaguchi Haruna, Kamishiraishi Moka
Synopsis: Higa Nobuko (Kuroshima Yuina) lives with her family in Hinabita Village on Okinawa’s main island in the 1960s. They ran a sugar cane farm. At that time, the island was still under the American troops. The second daughter of four children (Ryusei Ryo, Kawaguchi Haruna, Kamishiraishi Moka), Nobuko is the one in the family who loves eating delicious food. One day, her heart is stolen by her first taste of Western cuisine on the only occasion when the whole family eats at a restaurant in town. However, her kind father Kenzo (Omori Nao) suddenly passes away, leaving her mother Yuko (Nakama Yukie) to work and raise four children on her own. They are financially strapped and the children are each put in charge of a household chore to help their mother. Nobuko is responsible for their meals. After graduating from high school, she dreams of going to Tokyo and becoming a Western cuisine chef. With the support of her family and siblings, Nobuko heads to Tokyo in a dream come true. While she spends time undergoing strict training in the kitchen of a famous restaurant, her brother and sisters also set out on their own paths. Although they may have grown apart, the hometown food that they have always eaten together and the memories of family are bonds that connect the siblings. They offer mutual support in adulthood. As Nobuko comes in contact with different people, falls in love and grows as a chef, she and starts wanting to open a restaurant serving Okinawan cuisine in Tokyo … …
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Kanakana

Kanakana

Official Website
www.nhk.jp/p/ts/4QWP83G6MM

Twitter
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Broadcast
From 10.45 p.m., Mondays – Thursdays, 16 May 2022

Episodes
28

Station
NHK

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Yangotonaki Ichizoku

Yangotonaki Ichizoku

Official Website
www.fujitv.co.jp/yangoto

Twitter
twitter.com/yangoto_fuji

Broadcast
From 10.00 p.m., Thursdays, 21 April 2022 (Original date: 14 April)

Station
Fuji TV

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Upcoming Spring 2023 Dramas

Ranman*NEW*
Date: From 8.00 a.m., Mondays – Fridays, April 2023
Station: NHK
Scriptwriter: Osada Ikue (Gunjo Ryouiki, Sugu Shinun Dakara)
Directors: Watanabe Yoshio, Tsuda Atsuko
Cast: Kamiki Ryunosuke, Hamabe Minami
Synopsis: A long-awaited baby boy was born at the end of the Edo Period in 1862 to a wealthy merchant family that runs a brewing business in Kochi Prefecture. He would later become the gifted botanist Makino Mantaro (Kamiki Ryunosuke). Raised by his grandmother Taki after his parents passed away when he was young, Mantaro loves plants for some reason and adults consider him a curious child. When he is older, Mantaro goes up to Tokyo for the National Industrial Exposition in Ueno. He gets to meet natural historians whom he admires and see precious plants from every region of the country as well as rare plants from overseas. This experience ignites his passion for botany and desire to identify all plants in Japan. Mantaro starts working as an assistant at Tokyo Imperial University’s Department of Botany where he immerses in research. He discovers one new species after another and gives them scientific names. In addition, he falls head over heels in love with Sueko (Hamabe Minami) whose mother runs a confectionary store. They get married and enjoy a happy life blessed with children. However, Mantaro has to deal with harassment by a group of professors who are jealous of his achievements. He also has to go through a rough time including being underpaid because he has no academic qualifications. Despite these challenges, he never loses his passion and single-mindedly presses on for the sake of the plants he loves and his dream of compiling a picture book of plans unique to Japan.
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