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JAPANESE SEASON DRAMA - WINTER 2009
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Updating Drama Info : (19 jan 09) : Add 2 new info dramas & update the broadcast time .

1. Voice (Cast : Eita, Ikuta Toma, Ishihara Satomi) (Currently airing)

The story revolves around a group of five medical students enrolled in a seminar on forensic pathology. Kaji Daiki noted for his keen perception and strong intuition, along with the other students work on uncovering the mysteries of the corpses they examine.

2. Mei-chan no Shitsuji (Cast : Mizushima Hiro, Eikura Nana) (Currently airing)

The story revolves around a young woman named Mei who finally finds the "butler of her dreams", whom she has been searching for since a past encounter.

3. Triangle (Cast : Eguchi Yosuke, Inagaki Goro, Aibu Saki) (Currently airing)
(Currently airing)
The series starts with the murder of a 10-year-old girl in 1984. 15 years later, after the case goes unsolved and passes the statute of limitations, a doctor named Goda Ryoji suddenly quits from his hospital and eventually becomes a detective. In 2008, he meets Sachi, a traveling artist in Paris, and shortly after Goda's return to Japan, he becomes involved in the expired murder case when another detective receives an anonymous phone call.

4. Kami no Shizuku (Cast : Kamenashi Kazuya ) (Currently airing)

The story revolves around a young man whose father, a world-famous wine critic, suddenly dies. In order to take over his father's vast wine collection, he must face off against his adopted brother in a contest to find specific wines, even though he originally has no knowledge of wines.

5. Kiina (Cast : Kanno Miho, Hiraoka Yuta) Start : 21 Jan 2009

Haruse Kiina is the capable chief of an investigation unit.

6. Wataru Seken wa Oni Bakari ( Cast : too many to mention) (Currently airing)

Wataru is based on the life of Okakura Daikichi, a father of five daughters. Daikichi owns Okakura, a 5-star Japanese restaurant most people can only dream of dining. The storylines are based on each of the five daughters' lives, ranging from bitchy mother-in-laws, the kids, their husbands, and so forth.

7. Arifureta Kiseki (Cast : Nakama Yukie, Kase Ryo) (Currently airing)

"Arifureta Kiseki" focuses on a woman (Nakama) living with her parents and grandmother, and a man (Kase) living with his father and grandfather. The story follows the ways that their ordinary lives and family ties begin to change after their encounter.

8. Q. E. D (Cast : Nakamura Aoi, Takahashi Ai) (Currently airing)

Toma is a young prodigy who graduated from a prestigious American university at the age of 15. Together with Kana, a cheerful and energetic high schooler, they solve various mysteries.

9. Hissatsu Shigotonin 2009 (Season 2) (Currently airing)


10. Love Shuffle (cast : Tamaki Hiroshi, Karina , Matsuda Shota ) (Currently airing)

Usami Kei is a manager at an IT company who breaks off his engagement to Mei, the president's daughter. Later at his apartment, a power failure leaves him trapped in an elevator with three other residents: Ojiro, Airu and Masato. While waiting, their conversation hits upon the question of whether there is truly only one fated partner for everyone. As a result, they decide to run an experiment by "shuffling" their relationships with one another.

11. RESCUE (Cast : Nakamaru Yuichi (Kat-Tun), Massu (NEWS) Start : 24 Jan 2009

Kitajima Daichi (Nakamaru Yuichi) is a young firefighter aiming to become part of a special rescue team, inspired by an incident in which he was saved as a child.

12. Zeni Geba (Cast : Matsuyama Kenichi)(Currently airing)

Gamagori Futaro is an unattractive young man who loses his sick mother as a child due to poverty. He subsequently becomes obsessed with money and is willing to do anything for it. While working for a millionaire he shows his knack for business and in a plot to acquire his company he marries his daughter. After their marriage he kills his father-in-law and takes over his business empire. With his new-found status he makes victims out of everyone around him.

13. Tenchijin (Cast : Tsumabuki Satoshi, Kitamura Kazuki, Tokiwa Takako, Nagasawa Masami, Oguri Shun, Shirota Yu) (Currently airing)

The 48th NHK Taiga drama is Tenchijin, based on Hisaka Masashi's novel of the same name. The story centers on Kanetsugu Naoe, who lived from 1560 to 1620. He served as retainer for Uesugi Kenshin and Uesugi Kagekatsu, and became known as an excellent military leader.

14. Honjitsu mo Hare. Ijo Nashi (Cast : Sakaguchi Kenji, Matsushita Nao) (Currently airing)

Shirase Ryo is a cop assigned to a fictional remote island in the Okinawa prefecture

15. Uta no Oniisan (Cast : Ohno Satoshi) (Currently airing)

The story revolves around an unconventional children's show called "Minna de Utao!" Kenta is a young musician whose band breaks up and who gets dumped by his girlfriend. To top it off, his own family labels him as useless. Unexpectedly, he becomes an "uta no oniisan," a singing character on the children's show.

16. Akai Ito (Casts : Minamisawa Nao ,Mizobata Junpei ) (Currently airing)

The story was one of the best-selling novels of 2007, it revolves around the "red thread of fate" connecting the young pair Mei and Atsushi and the trials they face.

17. Hikon Domei (Casts: Hitomi Sato, Erisa Akiyama, Chizuru Lee, Aru Minamigawa) (Currently airing)

"Hikon Domei" centers on three women who have signed a pact pledging that they will never wed, believing that "marriage is not the ultimate goal of a woman."
The origin for this pact comes from Yukiko (Hitomi Sato), who, when she was 12 years old, was out shopping for a present to give her parents for their wedding anniversary and learns that her father has a mistress. She is totally crestfallen, and her disappointment is compounded when she realizes that both her mother and brother not only know of her father's indiscretion, but don't seem to care about it

18. Over 30(Cast : Wakako Shimazaki, Ryoko Yuui, Noboru Takachi) (Currently airing)

Aiko (Wakako Shimazaki) is a homemaker living in the countryside who finds out her husband is having an affair. She runs away with her two children to the city. There, she moves into an apartment that she will share with another woman of the same age. To her even greater shock, this woman happens to be her husband's mistress.

19. Naniwa no Hana (Cast : Masataka Kubota, Chiaki Kuriyama)
(Currently airing)

Seemingly wimpish medical student Ogata Akira, later Ogata Koan, who was born to a samurai family yet lacks the fighting spirit, solves crime cases with a help of Sakon, a mysterious girl disguised as samurai belonging to an independent underground vigilante group.

20. Reset (Cast:Naoki Tanaka, Megumi Yasu, Airi Matsuyama,Ren Kiriyama) (Currently airing)

Mari Nagasawa, a recluse often called "hikikomori", falls in love with Makoto through chat sessions on the internet. When Makoto asks Mari out on a date all her insecurities surfaces again and she's unable to go. Then her confident younger sister, Risa decides to go in her place. When things seem unable to get any stranger, a mysterious man named Anri suddenly appears before Mari and asks her, "Will you let me reset your life?"

21. CeleBry 3 (Cast: Asami Reina, Nakamura Yuri, Nonami Maho)
(Currently airing)
This girl-oriented comedy revolves around three women living together - who dream hopelessly of being celebrities. The show follows the trio as they attempt to live like stars, combining fashion, friendship, and juicy gossip.

22. Moso Shimai (Cast : Kichise Michiko, Konno Mahiru as Ichikawa Fujio, Takahashi Mai, Tanaka Tetsushi)
(Currently airing)
The story centers around three sisters living together, though they have very different personalities, leading them to believe they have different mothers. One day, they each receive a letter from their dead father, with each indicating the title of an erotic novel. Believing that the letters are hints about their mothers, they begin reading the books, and before they know it, they start imagining themselves as the novels' heroines.

Drama Special
1. Code Blue Special (you already know about this story) (already airing)

2. Daremo Mamorenai (Cast : Sato Koichi, Shida Mirai) Start: 24 Jan 2009
A tie-in to the film Daremo Mamotte Kurenai (http://www.dare-mamo.jp). The story tells of Katsuura, a detective in charge of trying to simultaneously protect and interrogate Saori, a young girl whose brother was arrested for suspected murder. The drama features the same cast and characters but emphasizes the other side of the story. While the movie centers on the suspect's family, the television version will focus on the cops and the victim's family.


3. Nene (Cast : Nakama Yukie , Ichikawa Kamejiro
(already airing)

The central character, Nene (also known as One) was the wife of the Sengoku period daimyo Hideyoshi Toyotomi.

4. Akuma no Temari Uta (Cast :Inagaki Goro, Hiraoka Yuta, Yamada Yu) (already airing)[/red/]

The fifth chapter in a series starring Inagaki Goro as the prodigal crime solver Kindaichi Kosuke.

5. Anmitsu Hime Special 2 ( Cast : Inoue Mao as Anmitsu Hime, Uchida Asahi, Natsuki Mari ) already airing


6. Soka, Mo Kimi wa Inai no Ka ( Cast : Tamura Masakazu, Nakamura Kantaro, Fuji Junko, Nagasawa Masami) (already airing)

[The drama is based on a true story of Shiroyama Saburo, during his marriage and after his wife Yoko's death. Yoko's father had been opposed to their marriage, and the couple faced many hardships during their life together. Yoko was later diagnosed with cancer, resulting in her death in 2000.

already& currently watching : Voice, Arifureta Kiseki, Akai Ito, Q.E.D, Code Blue SP, Triangle..
Downloading in progress : Love Shuffle, Mei-chan no Shitsuji , Kami no Shizuku, Uta no Oniisan & Anmitsu Hime Special 2

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Code Blue Special!! so watching
wow this seasons dramas look good(:
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TRIANGLE sounds interesting.. is it a movie or a drama?
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fillon_erika wrote:

TRIANGLE sounds interesting.. is it a movie or a drama?


drama...mystery and suspense...
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my favorite kind of drama!!! i am sooo watching it. =D
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hot damn, wow!!! i adding more to my must watch list
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do you mean winter 08?
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hmmm... looks interesting but don't normally like mysteries... I don't have the patience for it!!!! ^_^
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luv_doihachiro wrote:

do you mean winter 08?


no my dear....all the drama mostly will be start on JANUARY 2009..
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Definitely watching Kame's new show~ I love him.
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ungumuda wrote:


luv_doihachiro wrote:

do you mean winter 08?


no my dear....all the drama mostly will be start on JANUARY 2009..


icic, when I think winter 09 i think of this time next year that's y
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OMG all of them sound uber goood!!!!!!!!! xD I can't wait for Shun, Toma, and Kames'!!!!!
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i can't wait for the code blue special and kame's new drama.
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2. Mei-chan no Shitsuji (Cast : Mizushima Hiro, Eikura Nana)
The story revolves around a young woman named Mei who finally finds the "butler of her dreams", whom she has been searching for since a past encounter.

4. Kami no Shizuku (Cast : Kamenashi Kazuya )
The story revolves around a young man whose father, a world-famous wine critic, suddenly dies. In order to take over his father's vast wine collection, he must face off against his adopted brother in a contest to find specific wines, even though he originally has no knowledge of wines.


6. Wataru Seken wa Oni Bakari ( Cast : too many to mention)
Wataru is based on the life of Okakura Daikichi, a father of five daughters. Daikichi owns Okakura, a 5-star Japanese restaurant most people can only dream of dining. The storylines are based on each of the five daughters' lives, ranging from bitchy mother-in-laws, the kids, their husbands, and so forth.

10. Love Shuffle (cast : Tamaki Hiroshi, Karina , Matsuda Shota )
Usami Kei is a manager at an IT company who breaks off his engagement to Mei, the president's daughter. Later at his apartment, a power failure leaves him trapped in an elevator with three other residents: Ojiro, Airu and Masato. While waiting, their conversation hits upon the question of whether there is truly only one fated partner for everyone. As a result, they decide to run an experiment by "shuffling" their relationships with one another.

13. Zeni Geba (Cast : Matsuyama Kenichi)
Gamagori Futaro is an unattractive young man who loses his sick mother as a child due to poverty. He subsequently becomes obsessed with money and is willing to do anything for it. While working for a millionaire he shows his knack for business and in a plot to acquire his company he marries his daughter. After their marriage he kills his father-in-law and takes over his business empire. With his new-found status he makes victims out of everyone around him.


These are the ones that I'm looking out for. Especially number 2 <3
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code blue special!!!
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