Rinshou Hanzai Gakusha Himura Hideo no Suiri / 臨床犯罪学者 火村英生の推理 (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Criminologist Himura Hideo gets so much pleasure out of being in crime scenes that he’s even confessed to having wanted to kill someone. Constantly seeking out the ultimate crime, he is indeed a man with quite a few issues. Mystery writer Arisugawa Arisu, on the other hand, keeps a close eye on Himura’s investigations and writes about them but at times completely misses the point. Not at all the type of guy you’d call dependable, Arisugawa nonetheless professes to be the protector of the… Read More »

Good Person / A Good Man / 좋은 사람 (2003)

SYNOPSIS: A Good Person is a drama about two men. Park Joon-pil (Shin Ha Kyun) and Kang Tae-pyung (Jo Han Sun) are mixed up in a case of mistaken identity. One boy being the son of a mafia boss and the other being the son of a cop. As destiny has it, both end up meeting each other many years later. Will they be able to face reality? DETAILS: Title: 좋은 사람 / Joh-eun Sa-ram Also known as: A Good Man Episodes: 16 Genre: Drama… Read More »

Tokyo Sentimental / 東京センチメンタル (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Kururi Takuzo is a Tokyo born heir to a wagashi family business specialized in making Dango. He’s divorced once and now lives a carefree life taking care of the store. His favorite pastime is going on strolls and taking pictures with an old camera his father had given him. One day however he meets a woman he used to like… DETAILS: Title: 東京センチメンタル Title (romaji): Tokyo Sentimental Format: Renzoku Genre: Slice of Life Romance Episodes: TBA Viewership ratings: Broadcast network: TV Tokyo Broadcast period:… Read More »

Akutotachi wa Senri o Hashiru / 悪党たちは千里を走る (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Takasugi Atsuro (Muro Tsuyoshi) had been a drama director of a production company. But his proposal was stolen by his boss Nezu Kazuhisa (Mitsuishi Ken) and he was also told that he would be absolutely worthless without the company. He had quit the company in a fury despite being saddled with 10 million in debt. He and assistant director Sonobe Yuto (Yamazaki Ikusaburo), who is similarly broke, come up with a plan to kidnap a wealthy family’s dog. However, a mysterious lady Mikami Natsuko… Read More »

MARS ~But, I Love You~ / ただ, 君を愛してる (2016)

SYNOPSIS: The story revolves around Kira and Rei, two high school students. Kira is an extremely introverted artist, and Rei is an outgoing playboy with a frightening violent side. The two start a friendship and eventually a romance after Rei sees a drawing that Kira drew on the back of a map she gave him. However, both Kira and Rei are hiding troubled pasts, and through their relationship they confront their past demons. Masao, a student at Kira and Rei’s school, has a connection to… Read More »

Nietzsche Sensei / Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store / ニーチェ先生 (2016)

SYNOPSIS: The comedy follows a male part-time late-night convenience store worker named Matsukoma, and the new part-time worker he trains named Tomoharu Nii, nicknamed Nietzsche-sensei. Tomoharu is a university student in the school’s Buddhism department. When an angry customer screams at Tomoharu, “Customers are gods!,” he replies, “God is dead.” The show follows the part-time worker life of Matsukoma and Tomoharu, the latter of whom continuously baffles his customers and co-workers at the convenience store with his odd ways. DETAILS: Name: ニーチェ先生 Title (romaji): Niche… Read More »

Naomi to Kanako / ナオミとカナコ (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Oda Naomi dreamed of becoming an art curator, but she currently works in a department store serving VIP clients. Although she has been successful in her career, she feels fed up with her current position. One day, Naomi visits her friend from college Hattori Kanako and discovers that Kanako has been a victim of domestic violence from her husband Tatsuro. Naomi advises Kanako to divorce Tatsuro, but Kanako is afraid of his reaction and unable to free herself from the situation. Just then, Naomi… Read More »

Kasa wo Motanai Aritachi wa / Ants Without Umbrella / 傘をもたない蟻たちは (2016)

SYNOPSIS: The protagonist is a 30-year-old, unsuccessful sci-fi writer named Hashimoto Jun. Unable to publish any successful books, Jun lives off through his meager savings. One day, Jun is asked by his editor to write a “love-themed” short story for an online magazine targeted for young readers. Jun refuses at first since he has never written a love story before, but is convinced to take the job. Though the deadline was quickly approaching, Jun was unable to put on paper any words. One day, his… Read More »

Ito Oshikute / 愛おしくて (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Fujisawa Konatsu has lost love. She was abandoned by her father Tatsuzo who has a mistress; her mother died of illness; and her boyfriend Kyohei cheated on her. The traditional tie-dying craft Arimatsu Shibori is all she lives for. Konatsu visits a workshop in the mountains of Gifu Prefecture in order to become an apprentice to Fukaura Reiko, a master of Arimatsu Shibori. Reiko imposes the care of her unmanageable dog on Konatsu as a condition for becoming her apprentice. This dog was once… Read More »

Shiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu! / 白鳥麗子でございます! (2016)

SYNOPSIS: 19-year-old Reiko is a rich, arrogant and materialistic girl. He is in love with his classmate, Tetsuya Akimoto, but tries not allow him those feelings. But when her beloved may forever disappear from her life, hocks face of this love. Reiko goes for her lover on a trip to Tokyo and writes to the same university to get his feelings. DETAILS: Title: 白鳥麗子でございます! Title (romaji): Shiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu! Format: Renzoku Genre: Comedy, Romance Episodes: TBA Viewership ratings: TBD Broadcast network: NTV Broadcast period:… Read More »