CURRENTLY AIRING/Coming soon:
JDRAMA AUTUMN SEASON: SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2009
MY GIRL with Aiba Masaki *premieres Friday, October 9, 2009
Family Drama Synopsis: The story revolves around a 23-year-old man named, Kazama Masamune. During high school, he had a girlfriend four years older than him, but she suddenly leaves to go abroad. Six years later, he receives news that she has passed away. In addition, she secretly gave birth to Masamune's daughter. Now the five-year-old daughter, Koharu, is returning home to Japan, and Masamune must raise her.
CHALLENGED *premieres Saturday, October 10, 2009
Human Drama Synopsis:A story about a school teacher who tries to go back to teaching after losing his eyesight due to an illness. Find the fascinating human drama that evolves through his strong belief in teaching, the importance of caring for others and the spiritual exchanges between the teacher, children and fellow teachers.
REAL CLOTHES with Karina *premieres Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Synopsis:Kinue is a saleswoman in the futon section of a department store. One day, she suddenly gets transferred to the women's clothing department, even though she herself is lacking in fashion sense. Her new boss Miki, soon introduces Kinue to the tough reality of the fashion world. Through this job, Kinue learns about the meaning of life, love, and work.
ROMES *premieres Thursday, October 15, 2009
Suspense Drama Synopsis: Recently built on an artificial island, the (fictional) Tokyo Bay International Airport is equipped with the most advanced security system in the world, known as ROMES. To celebrate the airport's first anniversary, a gold statue called the "Goddess of Temptation" is placed on display at the airport. After an international group of thieves called Silverfox issues a challenge to the airport and begins exploiting the ROMES system, the director requests assistance from the brilliant Narishima Yuya, who knows the system the best out of anyone. Yuya's team of experts is assigned to combat this dangerous organization, which continues to escalate its activities. Meanwhile, Yuya himself has a different reason for coming to the airport...
UNTOUCHABLE with Nakama Yukie! *premieres Friday, October 16, 2009
Mystery/Comedy Drama Synopsis: When reporter Narumi Ryoko loses her job at a first-rate publisher and ends up at a trashy tabloid called "Shukan Untouchable." She now chases celebrity scandals and sensational stories, but she hasn't lost her sense of duty or her persistence. While investigating her stories, she tends to notice details that imply some hidden truth beneath the surface, leading her to probe deeper into dangerous secrets.
OHITORISAMA with Koike Teppei! (: *premieres Friday, October 16, 2009
Romance/Comedy Drama Synopsis: 33-year-old Akiyama Satomi is a history teacher at the prestigious all-girls high school she once attended. She has earned the nickname "ohitorisama" (meaning "one person") for her perfectionism and capability to handle any work by herself. At the same time, the name also refers to her lack of romance. One day, a young man named Shinichi arrives at the school as a temporary instructor. He's ten years younger than Satomi, has only worked part-time jobs, and has neither money nor status. Although the other female teachers and students find him cute, he is completely not Satomi's type... or is he? Will love blossom between this unlikely pair?
SHOKOJO SEIRA *premieres Saturday, October 17, 2009 Synopsis: Seira was raised in India, but she is sent back to Japan to continue her education at an affluent boarding high school. Although she has lived in luxury, the well-bred Seira is kind and generous, earning her many friends at the school. One person who dislikes Seira is the school's director, though she treats Seira well due to the father's fortune. Then, during Seira's 16th birthday party, the director informs her that her father has died, leaving her penniless. As a result, she is forced to work as a servant in order to pay off her school bills.
SAMURAI HIGH SCHOOL with Miura Haruma! (: *premieres Saturday, October 17, 2009 Synopsis: Mochizuki Kotaro is a mild-mannered, unmanly high school student. One day, he visits a library and meets the mysterious librarian Himiko, who recommends to him an ancient book about a heroic general from the Sengoku period 400 years ago. Kotaro notices that he has the same name and age as the general described in the book, and he experiences a flashback... Kotaro later mentions the book to his father, who tells him that he may be the descendent of a powerful samurai. At that moment, Kotaro receives a message from his childhood friend Ai telling him that their classmate Nakamura Tsuyoshi is in trouble. He rushes to the scene but doesn't have the guts to help, until another flashback transforms him into a samurai!
TOKYO DOGS with Hiro Mizushima & Oguri Shun! (: *premieres Mondaym October 19, 2009
Police Drama Synopsis: Takakura So witnessed his father's murder at a young age. Pledging to catch the killer, he grows up to become an elite cop in New York City, where the criminal lives. His character is cool-headed and disciplined, yet adapts well. Because of major drug dealings, he gets sent to Tokyo to conduct a joint investigation with the Japanese police. There, he gets teamed up with, Kudo Maruo, a detective from a special investigative division. Kudo is a hot-blooded fighting expert due to his earlier days as a delinquent, but he makes a strong impression with his stylish appearance and is always interested in going on group dates. His personality, interests, and investigation methods are completely mismatched with Takakura's, but the two somehow work together to crack the case they've been given.
KOSHONIN *premieres Thursday, October 22, 2009
Mystery Drama Synopsis:Recently built on an artificial island, the (fictional) Tokyo Bay International Airport is equipped with the most advanced security system in the world, known as ROMES. To celebrate the airport's first anniversary, a gold statue called the "Goddess of Temptation" is placed on display at the airport. After an international group of thieves called Silverfox issues a challenge to the airport and begins exploiting the ROMES system, the director requests assistance from the brilliant Narishima Yuya, who knows the system the best out of anyone. Yuya's team of experts is assigned to combat this dangerous organization, which continues to escalate its activities. Meanwhile, Yuya himself has a different reason for coming to the airport...
BOCHO MANIA 09 *premieres Thursday, October 22, 2009
Legal Drama Synopsis: Morio is a part-time air-conditioning salesman who winds up sitting in the audience at a trial for the first time. He instantly becomes fascinated with the human interactions that take place inside the courtroom, and he turns it into a hobby. At court he meets others who share his hobby and teach him about what’s going on in the courthouse and how to find the most interesting trials.
LIAR GAME 2 with Erika Toda & Matsuda Shota! (: *premieres Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Psychological Thriller Synopsis: The naïve Kanzaki Nao and expert swindler Akiyama Shinichi have not heard anything from the LIAR GAME organization since the end of the previous game, so it seems they may have actually escaped. But Nao suddenly gets another invitation and is once again caught up in the game. This time, she has to team up with Shinichi and one of their previous rivals named Fukunaga, facing off against three more opponents in new games of deception, such as "24 Rensou Russian Roulette" and "17 Poker."