2003 TV Drama
2003 TV Drama
劇 名, 劇 情,
櫻井翔 松下由樹 吹石一惠 遠藤章造 松本潤
Pre-School Guy / Ally of Good Children (Yoiko
No Mikata )
Sakurai Shou, Matsumoto Jun, Fukuishi
Kazue, Aiba Masaki, Matsushita Yuki
Ask any nursery-aged little girl what she wants to be when she
grows up and she's bound to say nurse, florist, or ballerina. Ask any
nursery-aged little boy what he wants to be when he grows up and he's bound
to say policeman, fireman, sports player, or pilot. As for 20-year-old young
man Taiyo Suzuki, however, he's had different aspirations all his life.
Moved by his elderly nursery school teacher, Taiyo decided then and there
that he too would also become one. Now, having passed the nursery school
teacher examination, bright-eyed and eager Taiyo is out to make his mark on
a totally female-dominated world. Posted at the Himawari Nursery School to
cover for another teacher on maternity leave, Taiyo has but a few short
months to prove himself to the female teachers and children's mothers who
are arrayed against him that he is every bit as capable as the women. And
more importantly, along the way, he'll make his mark with his sparkle and
energy to be a true best friend to the children at the school as well.
Title: Always Smiling (Egao no Hosoku )
Takeuchi) is a 23-year-old office worker. Out of the
blue, she is fired from her job. A few days later,
wearing kimono, she is rushing to an interview for some
part-time work at a publishing company. She was at a
friend’s wedding that went on a bit longer than expected
and she has no time to change from her kimono.
In another room at the publisher, popular comic book
writer Reijiro Sakurai (Hiroshi Abe) is having an
editorial meeting with some staff. He is planning to
lock himself away at a hot spring for the next three
months to concentrate on his next project. Yumi stumbles
into the room, looking for somewhere to change out of
her kimono. Sakurai comments that if Yumi were to join
him he wouldn’t mind being away for so long...
松島菜菜子 福山雅治 渡邊八島智人
The Beauty and The Beast /
Kiss or Fight?
Nanako, Fukuyama Masaharu, Watanabe Ikkei
from the Tokyo University School of Law, Makoto Tamiya
goes on to Harvard University where she earns an MBA.
She later works at one of the "big three" networks in
the United States as a news reporter. While covering a
story on an international symposium in Paris, Makoto is
scouted to work for JBC Television in Japan. The news
producer at JBC wants to use Makoto to help raise low
viewer ratings. He persuades her to work for him for an
absurdly high salary, and also gives her the right to
hire who she needs.
While Makoto is being brought in to be the savior of the
News Department, one man gets transferred from the
Variety Department. His name is Hiromi Nagase. Since
joining JBC Television, all he has done is variety
programs. Although Hiromi has done everything he
possibly could to ensure his programs are a success, his
boss just could not could take any more of Hiromi's
behavior which ranged from getting caught up in scandals
with female television personalities, punching-out
assistant directors, to taking kickbacks from production
companies. His boss finally tells Hiromi to make a fresh
start in the "hard nosed" News Department.
So now the News Department has Makoto who thinks high
ratings are the meaning of life, and Hiromi who values
the success of a program as just a tool for the full
enjoyment of life. These two totally different
personalities mix it up and somehow reach a mutual
understanding, creating a delightful "light comedy" for
小田切讓 堤真一 奧菜惠 我修院達也 橫山惠
Joe Odagiri, Megumi Okina, Tatsuya Gashuin, Megumi
Yokoyama, Soichiro Kitamura, Yasuko Matsuyuki
The average time it takes to pass the bar exam to become
a lawyer is five years.
Kaede is an ordinary looking 23-year-old girl who is a
contract employee working at a Japanese company. She
studies hard and miraculously passes the bar exam on her
very first attempt. After a day at the Legal Research
and Training Institute, Kaede becomes acquainted with
seven other people who have also just passed the bar
exam—all who have very distinct personalities.
Kaede's new group of friends include a dropout from
society who barely attended school, a housewife that is
busy raising a child, a former businessman who was about
to be laid off, a former politician that has fallen from
grace, and a guy who worked as a security guard for 10
years before passing the bar.
"Beginner" will follow the lives of these eight
characters—each who have different ambitions,
backgrounds, and dreams, as they work their way towards
becoming lawyers, prosecutors, and judges.
飾)、二等航海士大山(東幹久 飾)、有錢人太太奈奈子(瀨戶朝香 飾)以及萬年洗碗公迫田(椎名桔平
鈴木京香 椎名桔平 二宮和也 瀨戶朝香
Title: Chinese Cuisine Served Star Leo Style
(Netsuretsu Teki Chuuka Hanten)
Kyoka, Shiina Kippei, Seto Asaka, Ninomiya Kazunari, Ito
BRIEF SUMMARY: Bound
for Japan from Hong Kong, the luxury liner "Star Leo" is
about to be the stage for a huge gourmet event for VIPs.
Seven top chefs are scheduled to serve the finest dishes
from the four great schools of Chinese cuisine: Peking,
Canton, Szechuan, and Shanghai. The woman who has put
this event together is Tachibana, a gifted businesswoman
who studied Business Management in Hong Kong and a
candidate for a top management position.
The seven Japanese chefs from the well-known Chinese
restaurant "Heiheiro" on the Star Leo don't like the way
Tachibana organizes the event, so they refuse to board
the ship. The only people she now has left to cook for
the VIPs is a group of amateurs including a worthless
chef by the name of Sakota, who came late to work, a
wanna-be chef named Nanami, and the person in charge of
buying all of the foodstuffs for the restaurant,
Noguchi. Before Tachibana finds out the "real" chefs
aren't coming on board, her attitude towards the three
is terrible. In fact, she even tells them "the seven
chefs will do the cooking, so these three should be
enough to get us by with the rest of the work."
Unaware of what has taken place, the VIPs await their
feast. "As long as there are customers to be served, a
'pro' always sends them home satisfied no matter what"
says one of the servers to Tachibana. She then decides
that the show will go on. While all this is happening,
one of the ship navigators has come down to the kitchen
to pick a fight. Also two annoying passengers have come
to Heiheiro to have a taste of its fabulous fried
Title: Dr. Coto's Clinic
Yoshioka, Ko Shibasaki, Saburo Tokitou, Nene Otsuka,
BRIEF SUMMARY: Kensuke
Goto and the others finally reach the small island.
Kensuke has volunteered to work there because it lacked
a medical doctor. Shoichi Hoshino who accompanied
Kensuke on the boat, works at the town hall in the
Public Welfare Division. For a long time, Shoichi had
painstakingly searched for a doctor that was willing to
work on the island. So he truly welcomes Kensuke's
arrival with open arms. However, Taketoshi Hara, the
owner of the boat and the other islanders don't seem to
have much interest in their new doctor. They are
confident that Kensuke will grow tired of working there,
and leave the island sooner or later.
so-called "clinic," is a small building with very few
medical instruments. And the only person present to
welcome Kensuke is Kazunori Wada, the clerk.With what
little equipment he could find, Kensuke does his best to
prepare for the patients who are about to arrive.
In the eyes of Tsuruko Uchi, the "living fossil" of the
island and Shigeo Ando, a fisherman, Kensuke seems like
a helpless young guy. He doesn't even have a driver's
license to get himself around the island.
One day, Taketoshi's only son Takehiro, is carried into
Mariko Nishiyama's restaurant. Takehiro not only has
acute appendicitis, but also peritonitis, and needs to
have surgery right away. But Taketoshi will not allow
Kensuke to operate on his son, and insists on taking him
to a hospital on the mainland. He prepares his boat, and
is about to depart. Kensuke is confident that this will
only make matters worse and that Takehiro's life is in
danger. So he jumps onto Taketoshi's boat along with
Ayaka and Kazunori.
松隆子 阪口憲二 柏原崇 長谷川京子
Forever Two People
(Itsumo Futari De
Takako, Sakaguchi Kenji, Kashiwabara Takashi, Hasegawa
Kyoko, Sato Hitomi
has big dreams of living in Daikanyama and becoming a
famous writer. In the middle of the winter, this
strong-willed 26-year-old moves to Tokyo from the snowy
countryside. Never doubting her ability, she keeps
telling herself that if her desire to realize her dreams
is strong enough, they will come true. What is waiting
for her in Tokyo though, is something altogether
Kenta Morinaga is an up-and-coming variety program
scenario writer. Kenta moved to Tokyo five years ago,
and with luck on his side, he became well-known in no
time. Kenta and Mizuho are from the same hometown, and
were friends growing up, but their friendship never
blossomed into anything else. "Hachiko," as Kenta was
known as when he was growing up, just goes with the flow
and doesn't really have any big aspirations for himself.
These two, who aren't having much luck with work or with
their love lives, suddenly run into each other one day
in Tokyo in the middle of winter.
Being 26 is a tough point in life because it's too late
to think of new dreams, but on the other hand, it's too
late to abandon old ones...
劇 名﹕Good Luck
木村拓哉 柴崎幸 堤真一 黑木瞳
Title: Good Luck
Takuya, Tsutsumi Shinichi, Shibasaki Kou, Uchiyama Rina,
Kimura Takuya in a pilot related
drama. Kimura Takuya plays the character of Shinkai
Hajime, a person who has dreamed about being a pilot.
One day from a flight back from Honolulu, the captain is
feeling unwell and a emergency landing needs to be made,
Hajime takes control and makes a landing but
unfortunately people are not happy with Hajime making
that move and there are people who try to derail Hajime
from realizing his dream to become a pilot.
飯島直子 深田恭子 吉澤悠 勝村政信 古田新太
Innocence in Bloom
Iijima, Kyoko Fukada, Yu Yoshizawa, Tetsuji Tamayama,
Mt. Takao is located on the outskirts of Tokyo. Hana and
Akari Komori grew up there in a teahouse owned by their
parents. When Hana was still 20, she left the mountain
with high expectations of finding happiness. Hana's
belief was the only person that can give her happiness
is herself. Akari was only 6-years old when Hana left
home. But every time Hana was unsuccessful in love,
marriage, and work, she would always pack up and return
Akane is in junior college when her 34-year-old sister
Hana returns home. Their father Kichitaro is furious
with Hana. "You're 34 and single. What in the world are
you doing back home?" On the other hand, Hana's mother
Asako has a worried look on her face. Everybody thought
that after staying a week, Hana would go back to Tokyo
like she always does. But this time, the situation is
different. "I'm going to find myself a husband here, and
take over the tea house" says Hana.
Meanwhile, Akari, who is busy job-hunting, thinks to
herself, "I'm not like my sister. I will definitely find
happiness on my own!" Despite all of her visits to
interviews, Akari hasn't received a single job offer.
Still 20, she is already suffering from the frustrations
Since Hana started helping out her parents' teahouse,
she has stopped wearing make-up, and doesn't care about
the way she looks anymore. Kichitaro is disappointed
with her. "Nobody here cares how I look anyway," she
tells him. Besides, the only "men" that Hana meet are
Ken Takubo, the cable-car driver, Jurota Yamada, the
keeper at the monkey-zoo, and Junpei Koizumi, a young
guy working at the pub located in the foothills of the
押尾學, 伊東美, 大杉漣,上原美佐
Title: Kunimitsu No
Ito Misaki, Ren Oosugi
Kunimitsu Muto grew up in Tokyo, a son of a man who ran
a Family owned Noodle house. His dream is one day to
become the president or the prime minister of Japan.
Even though, he ended up becoming a elemetary shcool
teacher instead, he has never given up his life long
goal. One day, he decides to follow his dream and headed
to Chibagasaki City to start his politician life.
Masumi Sawa is a reporter
for the Maiasa Newspaper, who has just been transferred
to the New Chibagasaki City branch. On the way to her
new office, she meets a guy by the name of Kunimitsu
"I've come to this city to become a politician" he says.
"I'm gonna work as the secretary for a politician that
lives here." He continues, "My dead dad used to say that
this guy was the only decent politician around. He's got
to be a great man--might even run the country someday!"
To accomplish his goal,
Kunimistu starts his new life.
常盤貴子 漥塚洋介 山下智久 山田孝之
Title: Long Love Letter
Kubozuka Yosuke, Yamshita Tomohisa, Tsumabuki Satoshi,
BRIEF SUMMARY: Yuka
Misaki, whose parents run a flower shop, casually begins
dating college student Akio Asami, and later falls for
him. But due to some type of accident, the two lose
contact with one another.
One year after the accident, the two suddenly meet
again. Yuka is still working at her father Shigeo's
flower shop, and Akio is a teacher at a nearby high
It's January 7, just right after the New Year begins.
Make up classes are being held for students that aren't
keeping up with their daily studies. Taking the classes
are the popular Tadashi Otomo, and the leader of the
delinquent students, Sho Takamatsu. And giving the
lecturers is Noriko Sekiya, a teacher that has taken out
all kinds of loans to pay for the popular brand items
that she buys.
Yuka comes to the school to collect money from Noriko.
While at the school, with thoughts of the past in the
back of her mind, Yuka and Akio meet, and get into a
fight. Then all of a sudden, there is a small tremor,
and after it subsides..
伊藤英明 篠原涼子 古田新太 西村雅彥
Title: Love Magician
No Mahou Tsukai )
Hideaki, Shinohara Ryoko
Ryoko and Hideaki is a newly wed who can not part from
each other. Hideaki gave up a promotion and quits his
job because he can not bear the thought of leaving Ryoko
behind in Japan. In order to make a living, they
started to look for a job together. There is catch, both
of them have to work in the same place. of course, no
company would do that........and one day....
guy named Tamachi, who was born with the rare super
natural power which allow him to have beyond normal good
memory. He uses his natural gift to teach memory
improvement classes that makes him into a
multimillionaire. He accidentally ran into Ryoko face
on who was riding a bicycle, and bonked their head .
Tamachi is extremely worried that he might have lost his
super natural power due to this accident. Believe or
not , the supernatural power was transferred to Ryoko
who has no idea till later on. Finally against all
odds, Hideaki and Ryoko found a eccentric advertising
company who will hire both of them ........ oh! yeah,
what will Ryoko do with her new found super natural
talent with life or work?
黑木瞳 阪口憲二 柳葉敏郎
Title: Loved To Love
Kenji Sakaguchi, Hitomi Kuroki,
Rei Kikukawa, Toshiro
Yanagiba, Masao Kusakari
Motoharu Akiyama (Kenji Sakaguchi) is an elite pilot who
has just completed astronaut training at NASA. Something
happened in his past that caused him to go out searching
for the meaning and purpose of life. However, he hasn’t
been able to find a satisfactory reply and the void in
his heart has only expanded. But Akiyama has a meeting
that changes his life. He meets Reiko Nishina (Hitomi
Kuroki), a director at an investment bank, who is
looking at investing in an attempt at the first Japanese
space shuttle launch. Although the meeting was pure
chance, it affects Reiko greatly. She realizes that
although it looks like she has everything, there is
something she wants that she doesn’t have. And this
meeting has an effect on those around them also...
What if there is no such
thing in life as chance? What if every meeting is part
of a plan created by God billions of years ago? This is
a love story about a woman who, in search of true love,
returns to the earth as a ghost and meets an astronaut
in training. Worldwide sensation Sting has
covered one of his own songs - “Moon Over Bourbon
Street” - for this drama. This opening theme will become
a sensation in its own right
江角真紀子 東幹久 香川照之 三宅健
Title: Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau (Marusa!)
Within the Tokyo
Regional Taxation Bureau, a.k.a., "Marusa," there is a
section called the Third Co-ordination Division. The
mission of the members of this division is to detect
both complex and shrewd forms of tax evasion, which the
bureau is normally unable to uncover through normal tax
In this drama, "Marusa" investigates a Yakuza boss who's
been making tons of money by running an illegal casino;
an economic critic who is a famous tax reform crusader;
a writer whose books constantly make the best-selling
list; and a bank cashier who has the nickname "the
professor of tax evasion techniques," although she
doesn't actually commit tax evasion herself.
In order to catch those that commit tax fraud, "Marusa"
members have the authority to work "undercover." Through
various investigation techniques, such as wearing
disguises, wire tapping, and breaking into and searching
the premises of suspected felons-all of which would
normally be considered illegal-"Marusa" tries to bring
the wrongdoings of criminals to light.
The key person in this unit is a female inspector by the
name of Kaneko Tsuburaya. Always carefully carrying out
her mission step-by-step, Kaneko is the most powerful
and sexiest heroine ever.
堂本剛 廣末涼子 內山理名
Title: Moto Kare
Domoto, Ryoko Hirosue, Rina Uchiyama
BRIEF SUMMARY: He is
happy to have got through the job-hunting season and to
have secured employment. But his new job is a
battlefield as his company competes for its future. As a
new employee, he is on the frontline and has not a
moment to spare. He has a new girlfriend and things are
looking good, until his ex-girlfriend shows up.
(Tsuyoshi Domoto) is a manager of the daily dish section
of a medium sized department store. He is new on the job
and has a tough boss making every day a real struggle.
Meanwhile he starts going out with Nao (Rina Uchiyama),
an elevator girl he met at initial training and things
seem to be looking up for him.
One day, a new account manager from an advertising
agency visits Toji’s food division - it’s none other
than Toji’s ex-girlfriend from university, Makoto Saeki
(Ryoko Hirosue). Toji is surprised to see her again but
Makoto greets him as she has never met him before. Just
at that moment, there is a problem in his section.
Toji has to deal with his tough job, a forward Nao and
Makoto who dumped him. He is caught in the middle.
藤木直人 上戶彩 成宮寬貴
Title: High School Teacher 2003
(Kou Kou Kyoushi 2003)
Naoto Fujiki, Aya
Ueto, Narimiya Hiroki
The life of the title character has been a series of
embarrassing events beyond his control. Yet his fate is
sealed when he falls in love with one of his students,
with a passion that seems to intensify in the face of
social morals. This drama explores the complex emotions
that lead to forbidden paths of infatuation
Second-year student Hina Machida (Aya Ueto) meets Ikumi
Koga (Naoto Fujiki) at a game center, and spends the
night with him, after telling him she is 20 years old.
The next day, the new math teacher arrives at her
school, and, surprise, surprise, it's Koga.
演 出﹕仲間由紀惠﹐ 高島禮子﹐田邊誠一﹐伊孫何
Cast: Yukie Nakama, Tanabe Seiichi, Takasihma
Reiko, Yoon Son Ha, Takenaka Naoto
Story: Nukie Yakama plays a doctor whose
medical career got turned up side down when she informed
the hospital that her supervisor was infected with
mysterious disease and later on was laid off. Right
after that, Nukie's work schedule got switched from day
sift to night shift because she got her supervisor
fired. She was scolded and outcaste by other doctors at
the night shift, just when she can't take it anymore and
ready to resign. One night, a 10 months baby boy who was
rushed to the ER due to sever burn on his body, changed
everything for her.....
劇 名﹕新*女婿大人 2003
長瀨智也 酒井法子 篠原涼子 星野真里
Sakai Noriko, Shinohara
recording a song that's soon to be released. At the same
time, he's also shooting a commercial with a young
actress by the name of Hikari Aikawa.
One night, after they have been dating for a couple of
months, Yuichiro gives Minami a ride home on his
motorcycle. It's midnight, and everybody is asleep...
All of a sudden, the light on the porch comes on."Minami,
we've all been waiting for you!"Minami's sisters come
pouring out of the house.
Toko is the eldest, followed by Nishie, Kitae, and
Akira. They've been eagerly waiting to see Minami's
Reluctantly, Yuichiro steps into their house. The eldest
sister Toko is a cop. The second oldest sister in the
family is Minami. The third is Nishie, a doctor. The
fourth Kitae, is a flight attendant, and the youngest
Akira goes to a well-known private high school.
Every one of the Ishihara sisters has both brains,
beauty, and a no-nonsense attitude. They just blatantly
stare at Yuichiro, and thoroughly check him
out.Eavesdropping behind the door is their father
Mamoru, a gynecologist. He's the only male in the
family, and always seems to lose to his daughters. He
cares a lot about his daughters, and is proud of them.
But none has gotten married yet.
The girls just keep on chattering, and continue
bombarding Yuichiro with questions, until finally,
Mamoru yells. "What are your intentions for my
daughter?" With all eyes glued on Yuichiro, he stammers,
"Well... that's a difficult subject." Now everybody's
talking at the same time, about different topics, and
it's total chaos. Yuichiro feels pressed, and answers,
"Of course, to eventually get married." Amidst the
confusion, Yuichiro suddenly proposes. Nobody is more
surprised than Minami herself. Somebody says, "He looks
familiar." Yuichiro can feel his sweat trickling down.
Finally the time has come for Yuichiro to reveal himself
in front of the Ishihara's, including Minami. She can't
believe that her boyfriend is the famous Yuichiro
深津繪里 岡田准一 賀來千香子 原田知世 小雪 鈴木砂羽 富士真奈美 岸惠子
Title: The Eldest Boy
and His Three Elder Sisters
(Suekko Chounan Ane
Eri Fukatsu, Junichi
Okada, Chikako Kaku, Tomoyo Harada, Koyuki, Keiko Kishi
Haruko Takanashi (Eri Fukatsu) is
30. She works at a radio station. She is approaching
middle management where good looks alone aren't enough.
She isn't very romantic so she devotes herself to work
and play and suddenly finds herself alone. Just when she
has given up on romance she meets a man. She meets him
at a party to which she was taken by a subordinate at
work. He is 25-year-old Ichiro Kashiwakura (Junichi
Okada) and is nothing out of the ordinary. They start a
relationship. One day, out of the blue, Ichiro ardently
proposes to Haruko. Realizing that he really loves her,
Haruko says yes and they get married. But she still
hasn't told him her real age.
Now Haruko has to cope with living with Ichiro's mother,
Satoko (Keiko Kishi), eldest sister Setsuko (Chikako
Kaku) who has returned home, 2nd daughter Kazuko (Tomoyo
Harada) who has just returned from a prestigious
overseas posting with her company and the third daughter
Sachiko (Koyuki) who seems to have reached a bit of a
dead end in her life. Competition for Ichiro's attention
is only one of many problems that arise.
唐澤壽明 江口洋介 黑木瞳 矢田亞希子 水野真紀 上川隆也 澤村一樹 及川光博 西田尚美 伊藤英明 西田敏行
Title: The Great White Tower I (Shiroi
Karasawa, Yosuke Eguchi, Hitomi Kuroki, Akiko Yada, Maki
Mizuno, Hideaki Ito
Goro Zaizen and Shuji Satomi are assistant professors at
Naniwa University Hospital. Goro is a brilliant surgeon
who will do anything to make his way up the corporate
ladder. On the other hand, Shuji is a physician who
earnestly devotes himself to medical research. Though
the two doctors have contrasting personalities and are
considered to be rivals, they highly recognize each
The entire medical department is restless while
preparing for the election to choose a new Surgical
Department Professor. All Goro has on his mind, is how
to win the election. Meanwhile, Shuji is looking after a
patient who apparently has pancreatic cancer. He carries
out tests on the patient cautiously, and is very careful
in telling the patient of the cancer. However, Goro
barges in on their conversation, and out of the blue,
tells the patient he has cancer, and that he needs an
operation right away. Shuji is furious at Goro's rude
attitude, and yells, "Doctors are not God!" Goro ignores
this, and starts laying the groundwork for the
operation. But when Goro finds out that the Director of
the Medical Department has already given a diagnosis of
stomach cancer, he cancels the operation. He feels that
pointing out his boss's misdiagnosis will only hurt him
in the upcoming election. Shuji however, is determined
to save the patient's life and go on with the operation.
(Koufuku No Ouji)
Kanno Miho, Watabe Atsuro, Ayase Haruka
BRIEF SUMMARY: A
desperate girl who needs a heart transplant in order
survive. A selfless man by the name of Prince who's got
a heart of gold ,always goes around helping people
without asking anything in return. The two people who
could not have met if Prince didn't o rescue the girl
from being harassed by some street gang. Wanting to
thank him in person, the girl starts to locate him
tirelessly. One day, the girl got the news from her
doctor which she's been waiting for all her life. They
have found a new heart for her..... . However, later she
found out it was Prince's heart which she will be
receiving. The person she's been looking all these time
..... in total shock. Her doctor starts to tell her
about the story of Prince.
草剪剛在首集中堪稱 100% 的戲份，讓他有相當大的表現空間
Title: The Way I Live (Boku
No Ikiru Michi )
Tsuyoshi, Yada Akiko, Tanihara Shosuke, Asano Kazuyuki,
Asano Kazuyuki, Toba Jun, Kikuchi Kinya
The main character of this story, Hideo Nakamura,
is a Biology teacher at Yorin private prep school. For
the past 28 years, he has never really asked for much
out of life.
Suddenly one day, Hideo is hit with some hard news to
swallow. The results of a physical exam that he took a
while ago came back, and he has stomach cancer. It seems
he's only got a year left to live. This news makes Hideo
change his life from the ordinary one that he has lived
for 28 years.
This story is the human drama about Hideo, and the
decision to "really live his life to the fullest" after
he is given the painful news that he doesn't have much
江口洋介 財前直見 伊東美笑 竹中直人
Tokyo Love Cinema
Zaizen Naomi, Itoh Misaki,
The characters of
"Tokyo Love Cinema" find love waiting for them in all
corners of the world, as they travel to Cannes, Venice,
Istanbul, and back to Tokyo buying films.
Masaki Takasugi worked at a department store before
starting COCOMO, a small film distribution company. Now
the owner of his own company, Masaki travels around the
world in search of outstanding films that are yet to be
discovered. Not so long ago, one film that Masaki
purchased and distributed became a mega hit, but that
was where his luck ran out. Now, his company is
suffering from financial difficulties, and will probably
go under in less than a year. For Masaki, nothing is
more important than work. So when it comes to the
question of marriage, his answer is, "it can wait."
Yoshinari Chiba, who attended the same college as
Masaki, is an employee at COCOMO. He is an unlucky guy
that can't lie with a straight face-which is a
disadvantage when it comes to being a movie buyer.
Because of this, he usually winds up buying love stories
that don't do well at the box office. Unlike Masaki,
Yoshinari would like to get married, and tends to
mention the word "marriage" early in a
relationship--which is usually why he always gets
仲間由紀惠 阿部寬 生瀨勝久 野際陽子
Title: Trick 3
Nakama Yukie, Abe
Hiroshi, Nogiwa Yoko, Namase Katsushisa
BRIEF SUMMARY: This
hilarious drama about a renowned physicist and his
magician sidekick who investigate people claiming to
have super powers. Highly entertaining , fast paced
drama that will keep you wanting more.
劇 情﹕恭一、(伊藤英明 飾)美冬、(小雪 飾)友也、(阪口憲二
飾)、井田有里(小西真奈美 飾)、木崎(小田切讓 飾)與七重(長谷川京子
伊藤英明 小雪 阪口憲二 小西真奈美
Title: Trust & Hope/Searching for My Polestar (Tentai
BRIEF SUMMARY: The
main characters of "Searching' for My Polestar" are 7
friends that met at college while in the astronomic
observation club "Sagittarius." Being in the club was
just an excuse for them to go to the beach in summer,
and skiing in winter. Actually, the only time they ever
observed any stars was at summer camp during their
Dreaming of a bright future, the seven exchange vows for
eternal friendship. However, over the next several
years, their busy schedules cause them to begin drifting
It's been 3 years since that summer when they laughed
together gazing at the stars. Will their friendship
continue to drift farther and farther apart? Or will
they manage to strengthen their friendship again?
山田孝之 竹中直人 森山未來 瑛太
Title: Water Boy
Yamada, Mirai Moriyama, Eita, Yuuma Ishigaki, Tomoya
Ishii, Mao Miyaji, Tetta Sugimoto
BRIEF SUMMARY: During
the summer two years ago, five high-school boys brought
fame to a small town in Japan. What was so unique, was
that they formed a "men's synchronized swimming club."
Their involvement and struggles while learning
synchronized swimming-known to be a sport for
girls-brought much attention to their school and town.
Two years have passed since that summer, and the boys of
Tadano High School are still in the club. "Water Boys"
shows how these young boys fight to learn synchronized
swimming, fall in love, and enjoy friendship with one
Who has ever heard of
men's synchronized swimming?! Two years after the
release of "Water Boys"-the mega-hit movie about
high-school boys obsessed with synchronized swimming-an
even hotter summer hit is about to arrive to your
television screen. Fans of the movie "Water Boys" loved
the amazing acrobatics performed by the actors. The 32
swimmers in this drama were carefully chosen by audition
to fill each role-of course, none of them had ever done
synchronized swimming before. Each swimmer that was
selected, participated in intense training sessions, and
through this they have become very proficient at the
sport. Their performances are powerful, and at the same
time, very original.
劇 名﹕Wedding Planner (婚禮企劃家)
Iijma Naoko, Yuusuke Santamaria, Kimura Yoshino ,Tsumabuki
Satoshi, Abe Hiroshi
My dream... is to
become a "pretty bride"
Every woman must have thought so, at least once.
"flight attendant"... there are many occupations a girl
dreams of. Still, number one on the list is no doubt
"bride." The one and only moment when that "bride"
becomes a beaming existence, is at her "wedding." It's a
moment when the bride and groom become the stars of the
show. That's why people's passion and willingness to
have a successful wedding is just extraordinary.
Weddings during the great bubble years were extravagant.
But that was the past. Now the trend is having fancy
weddings in restaurants or in a rented home, somewhat
like those in Europe and in the United States. That's
why we need wedding planners. They're there to listen to
the couple's needs, and create a wedding full of
originality. A wedding is a once in a lifetime
experience (with some exceptions, of course). Both the
bride and groom are wedding beginners. With their rich
know-how and experience, wedding planners play a
significant role in helping these beginners to have the
time of their life.
Drop-out Teacher Returns
(Yankee Bokou Ni Kaeru)
Yutaka Takenouchi, SAYAKA,
Masaru Nagai, Ryoko Shinohara, Yoshio Harada
1988 Hokkaido's Hokusei Yoichi High School became the
first high school in Japan to accept students who had
previously dropped out of high school from nationwide.
Hokkaido Broadcasting (HBC) has been covering this
school for 15 years and aired a documentary last spring
that caused a stir all over the country. Now TBS in
cooperation with HBC will create a drama based on the
The drama will follow a former gang member, dropout and
graduate of the school who returns as a teacher. We will
follow him as he helps graduating students out into the
world. The teachers and students will, as you would
expect, confront all the issues of youth and society
today. At this school, there are no compromises, no
lies. This drama will move you as both students and
teachers face a variety of issues head on.
This is a moving story that is created by people coming
together and learning to believe in each other.
稻桓吾郎 矢田亞希子 淺野優子 市川染五郎
Title: Yoisho No Otoko
Inagaki Goro, Yada Akiko, Ichikawa Somegoro, Asano Yuko,
BRIEF SUMMARY: SMAP-man
Goro Inagaki is back starring in his first full-fledged
comedy series, "Yoisho no Otoko", as the most obsequious
salaryman in Tokyo.
Yoisho suru is a contemporary verb phrase that conveys
the same meaning as the more traditional goma-suri, or
"apple polishing." Generally, it refers to the kind of
corporate behavior that one has to demonstrate toward
superiors in order to be promoted within the
Title: You Are My Only Madonna
Takizawa, Kyoko Hasegawa, Manami Konishi, Hitomi
Kyoichi Suzuki is an average college student in his
junior year. Although he's not in one of the top
universities, he's satisfied with his college life
studying architecture. Kyoichi left home and is finally
on his own, living in a beat-up apartment in Tokyo.
However, this apartment building is home to some
out-of-the-ordinary residents, who are always bugging
Kyoichi. His next-door neighbor hits Kyoichi up for a
loan when he finds out that Kyoichi just got paid. His
other next- door neighbor who works at a nightclub,
always calls Kyoichi, demanding him to come pick her up,
because she's so drunk. Other than that, Kyoichi is
satisfied with his normal life, until he meets a girl in
the most strange way, he came home from work one
day.... was shocked and caught off guard only to find a
myterious girl named Surumi was sleeping in his
Kyoichi is not that
disappointed about sharing his room with a cute girl. He
starts to think that this lifestyle may go on forever,
until one day, Surumi suddenly disappears-just like the
day she suddenly appeared. All she leaves for Kyoichi
are unanswered questions.
松本潤 小雪 田邊誠一 長塚京三
Title: You're My Pet
and good-looking Sumire Iwaya works for a big newspaper.
However she is dumped for being a “perfect woman”
followed by degradation. Then she finds Takeshi Goda
(Jun Matsumoto) in a box out the front of her home and
takes him in. He looks like a dog she used to own called
Momo. She dubs him Momo and decides to “keep him as a
pet.’ It’s the start of an unexpected life together as
they overcome obstacles and gradually deepen their
feelings for each other.
is a pet boom at the moment with many people keeping
dogs and cats. But what if one of those pets was a man?
From the popular Kodansha comic book “Comics Kiss” comes
“You’re My Pet.” The lead is active and successful
Sumire Iwaya played by Koyuki. She takes in a “pet”
-played by Arashi’s Jun Matsumoto. Maybe love like this
can exist? This question and more are examined in this
story for the 21st century
高橋克典 稻森泉 星野真里 風吹純
No Otoko ( Younger Man)
Katsunori Takahashi, Jun Fubuki
BRIEF SUMMARY: Izumi Inamori plays a 30
years old ordinary office lady who is longing for
marriage and love her whole lonesome life. she has been
asked out on a date many times by her brother's friend
who has been rejected by her several times. Little did
they know that Izumi has had crush on the Corporate
Sales Manager (played by Katsunori Takahashi) for a
while, Eventually, she realizes that waiting for love to
show up at the door step will never happen, she finally
worked up enough courage to confess her love to the
manger. Sadly, the confession did not turn out well,
She was rejected and heart broken. On the same night,
guess who is spending the night at the hotel with Izumi
Imamura's mom , believe or not, it's the Sales Manger
whom she met a business function and also is lot younger
than she is ............. shocking isn't....
What's going to be
happen once Izumi Inamori finds out that her own mother
is in love with the man she has crush on...... is the
cruel news going to break the mom and daughter apart?
will she accept the truth? where is she going to turn
to? Will her mom give up love to keep her daughter? Will
Izumi Inamori ever going to find true love? will she
ever believe true love does exist?
竹野內豐 常盤貴子 反町隆史 江角真紀子
Ryuuten No Ouhi - Saigo No
BRIEF SUMMARY: The story is set in the
disquieting time in China in the 1930s. Japanese
government has proposed what is called " political
marriage " hoping to stabilize the relationship between
Japan and China. Hiro played by Takako Tokiwa who is the
oldest daughter from the Japanese loyal family has been
chosen/arranged to be married off to the younger brother
of the last emperor of China. Against Hiro's wish to
remain single for life, she went ahead and met his
future husband for the first time. What they didn't
know will change their life forever.......