Upcoming Autumn Jdramas 2018

 

NHK
ASADORA: Manpuku
Air Date:8am, Mondays- Saturdays, 01 October 2018
Cast:Ando Sakura, Hasegawa Hiroki, Matsushita Nao, Kaname Jun, Uchida Yuki, Otani Ryohei, Matsuzaka Keiko, Kiritani Kenta, Seto Koji, Kishii Yukino, Hashimoto Manami, Matsui Rena, Kureshiro Kumi, Hamano Kenta, Fujiyama Senjiro, Kataoka Ainosuke, Nakao Akira, Hashizume Isao
Synopsis:The 99th NHK Drama Serial is about Imai Fukuko (Ando Sakura),, a cheerful and dedicated woman born in Osaka, who marries to a young businessman filled with vitality. From the prewar to the high economic growth period, they get through the turbulent times and revolutionize the world’s food culture by inventing instant noodles.
TAIGA: Sego-don
Air Date:7:58 pm, Sundays, 7 January 2018 onwards
Cast:Suzuki Ryohei, Eita, Kuroki Haru, Sakuraba Nanami, Watabe Gota, Tsukaji Muga, Kazama Morio, Hirata Mitsuru, Matsuzaka Keiko, Kitagawa Keiko, Takanashi Rin, Kitamura Yukiya, Takahashi Mitsuomi, Horii Arata, Sawamura Ikki, Koyanagi Rumiko, Kaga Takeshi, Aoki Munetaka, Toda Naho, Tokui Yu, Watanabe Ken, Nikaido Fumi, Nishikido Ryo, Mimura, Itoda Jun, Tanaka Michiko, Fujiki Naohito, Onoe Kikunosuke, Matayoshi Naoki, Minamino Yoko, Ryu Raita, Sano Shiro, Ibu Masato
Synopsis:U.S. Consul General Townsend Harris is received in audience by Iesada Tokugawa. Without any countermeasures, however, the Tokugawa Shogunate is thrown into chaos. Meanwhile, Kichinosuke and Sanai Hashimoto work on putting Yoshinobu Hitotsubashi forward as a shogun but Yoshinobu himself resists it firmly. And Naosuke Ii sends an assassin to Yoshinobu.
Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
(Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju)
Air Date:10pm, Fridays, 12 October 2018
Cast:Okada Masaki, Ryusei Ryo, Narumi Riko, Omasa Aya, Yamazaki Ikusaburo
Synopsis:Based on a million-seller comic written by Haruko Kumota. Yakumo (Okada Masaki), a Rakugo master in the Showa era, keeps a secret of the accidental death of his best friend Sukeroku (Yamazaki Ikusaburo) and Miyokichi (Omasa Aya). Their only daughter Konatsu (Narumi Riko) – fostered by Yakumo after their death – and Yakumo’s only disciple Yotaro (Ryusei Ryo) will get to the bottom of the secret.

 

TV TOKYO
Harassment Game
Air Date:10 pm, Mondays, 15 October 2018
Cast:Karasawa Toshiaki, Hirose Alice, Furukawa Yuki, Ichikawa Yui, Ishino Mako, Takito Kenichi, Takashima Masahiro, Sano Shiro, Satoi Kenta, Kita Noa, Ogura Ichiro, Ito Masayuki
Synopsis:

Akitsu Wataru (Karasawa Toshiaki), is the Toyama Branch Manager of Maruoh Holdings, a long-established major supermarket company. He was demoted under certain circumstances, and he had moved out to the rural area with his family. One day, however, he was recalled to the Head Office as the compliance unit manager. Hidden behind that move was the ulterior motive of the president and directors. Akitsu and his staff come up with novel ideas and methods to resolve the various harassment issues that arise within the company

Ten Tenhodori no Kaidanji
Air Date:1:35 am, Thursdays, 04 October 2018
Cast:Kishitani Goro, Yoshida Eisaku, Furukawa Yuki, Matoba Koji, Denden, Okayama Hajime, Aijima Kazuyuki, Takubo Issei, Yamaguchi Yoshiyuki, Tanaka Yoji, Hoshida Hidetoshi, Kaneko Noboru, Nagaoka Takuya, Setokuma Naoki, Sarukawa Masatoshi, Fukumoto Nobuyuki
Synopsis:

Igawa Hiroyuki is well-versed in mahjong and makes a killing from novice opponents at a mahjong parlour. One day, he meets Ten Takashi (Kishitani Goro) who runs a mahjong contracting business, in other words a pinch hitter. Ten is unrivalled in his ability to win and his strong will. Hiroyuki admires him, and gets immersed in the world of mahjong. The two of them soon encounter Akagi Shigeru (Yoshida Eisaku), the legendary mahjong player, and Harada Katsumi, currently one of Kansai’s strongest mahjong players, as they battle it out to determine who is the top of Japan’s mahjong underworld.

Chuzai Keiji
Air Date:8 pm, Fridays, 19 October 2018
Cast:Terajima Susumu, Kitamura Yukiya, Fueki Yuko, Sato Kanta, Suzunosuke, Yamaguchi Mayu, Mashima Hidekazu, Hasegawa Tomoharu, Ito Shiro (guest star), Ichige Yoshie, Kuroki Hitomi
Synopsis:

Police Officer Enami Atsushi (Terajima Susumu) was a capable detective with MPD’s First Investigation Division. For a certain reason, he was demoted to Okutama Police Station’s Mizune Police Substation and is now well-liked and known to the local people of Okutama as “Chuzai-san”

Boukyaku no Sachiko
(A Meal Makes Her Forget)
Air Date:12:12 am, Saturdays, 13 October 2018
Cast:Takahata Mitsuki, Saotome Taichi, Hayama Shono, Aizawa Rina, Shigeoka Hiroshi, Uechi Haruna, Fuse Eri, Fukikoshi Mitsuru
Synopsis:

Sasaki Sachiko (Takahata Mitsuki) is an editor at a literary magazine. She has earned the nickname of “Iron Lady” due to the way she does flawless work. On the day of her wedding to Shugo (Saotome Taichi), who she met on vacation, suddenly disappears in the middle of the ceremony. Sachiko, who had been living like a robot, was greatly shocked and becomes unable to get Shugo out of her mind. Then Sachiko finds out that she can forget everything for a while when she eats delicious food.

Although Sachiko has learned to appreciate good food in order to forget, she is reminded of Shugo over and over again with the appearance of some problem characters. When she’s reminded of Shugo, what will Sachiko choose to eat to forget? Will Shugo appear in front of Sachiko once again?

WOWOW
Cold Case Season 2 ~ Shinjitsu no Tobira
Air Date:10 pm, Saturdays, 13 October 2018
Cast:Yoshida Yo, Nagayama Kento, Takito Kenichi, Mitsuishi Ken, Miura Tomokazu
Synopsis:Inspector Ishikawa Yuri (Yoshida Yo) and her team try to crack unresolved cold cases in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Shinhannin
Air Date:10 pm, Sundays, 23 September 2018
Cast:Kamikawa Takaya, Koizumi Kotaro, Uchida Yuki, Komoto Masahiro, Tanaka Yoji, Hamada Manabu, Morioka Ryu, Shimizu Shin, Nagano Satomi, Moro Morooka, Kondo Yoshimasa, Omi Toshinori, Kitami Toshiyuki, Denden, Takashima Masanobu
Synopsis:The murder case of Sudo Isao (Omi Toshinari), a used car dealer, occurred under the National highway overpass in Shizuoka Prefecture in 2008. While investigating Sudo, Kusaka Satoru (Koizumi Kotaro), a detective with the Shizuoka Prefectural Police, Fuji Susono Station, finds out that the young son, Obata Mamoru, who Sudo had with his divorced wife, died in a kidnapping incident in 1974. In 1988, one year before the statute of limitations for the kidnapping expired, a special investigation team was formed at the order of Shizuoka Prefectural Police Chief Hashibami Yasuhide (Takashima Masanobu). Six capable detectives led by Shigeto Seiichiro (Kamikawa Takaya), who reached the position of superintendent in spite of the fact that he was a non-career official, conducted a reinvestigation.

20 years later, Kusaka, who finds it suspicious that Sudo who lives in Tokyo was killed in Shizuoka, intuitively feels that probing into the child kidnapping-murder case of 1974 will lead to the resolution of Sudo’s murder. He goes to see Shigeto who had been away from the police for a while, and starts looking for clues to solve the case. Moreover, Kusaka also gets in touch with Obata Mamoru’s mother, Obata Saeko, and his sister, Obata Rie (Uchida Yuki), and gradually closes in on the real culprit…

Pandora IV ~ AI Sensou
(Pandora IV ~ AI War)
Air Date:10 pm, Sundays, 11 November 2018
Cast:Mukai Osamu, Kuroki Hitomi, Mimura Rie, Miura Takahiro, Yamamoto Koji, Harada Taizo, Watabe Atsuro
Synopsis:Suzuki Tetsuro (Mukai Osamu) is a researcher at a medical center run by an IT company. He develops AI technology that is able to diagnose patients much more accurately and faster than human doctors. As a result, Gamo Shunpei (Watabe Atsuro), a representative of the IT company, insists on using the AI technology more. Arizono Naoko (Kuroki Hitomi), who is president of the doctor’s association, opposes the idea. Things run amiss when a journalist discovers that a patient diagnosed by AI has died and starts investigating.
Endo Kenichi to Kudo Kankuro no Benkyou Sasete Itadakimasu
Air Date:12 am, Tuesdays, 13 November 2018
Cast:Endo Kenichi
Synopsis:Endo Kenichi (Endo Kenichi) plays the role of Detective Moroi in a suspense drama series. Problems arise on the set of the show which forces the leads to film their scenes again, however, the other actors and actresses have already left the set. Actors and actresses who happen to be nearby are offered parts in the drama series.

 

NHK BS PREMIUM
Shufu Katsu!
 
Air Date:10 pm, Sundays, 07 October 2018
Cast:Suzuki Honami, Shimazaki Haruka, Okada Yoshinori, Aoyagi Sho, Imai Yuki, Yamaya Kasumi, Kobayashi Ryoko, Iwai Kenshiro, Sakata Masanobu, Oshima Yoko, Katono Taiko, Nakajima Hiroko, Takahashi Hitomi, Yamaguchi Sayaka, Ukaji Takashi
Synopsis:Housewife Miyamoto Natsuko (48) (Suzuki Honami) is left speechless when her husband, Akira (54), suddenly tells her that he was quitting his job. He tells her that he wants to work in agriculture in which he always had an interest. Natsuko, who had been devoting herself until now to household chores as a full-time housewife, felt her stable home come crashing down in an instant. But her daughter Hana (20) and son Kotaro (17) tells her that “both of you should live freely as you please.” Although Natsuko was not happy about it, it occurs to her that perhaps she should find a job and start working too. However, there was no company that would hire an almost 50-year old housewife as a full-time employee. At right around that time, Natsuko finds herself getting caught up in the confusion of a time sale at a local supermarket. Somehow, she ends up running the cash register, and makes significant contribution as a housewife. Set in a supermarket in financial trouble, this was the beginning of Natsuko’s new life..

(via FUJI TV, NTV, TBS, NHK,Wiki.D-AddictsJdramas WP DramaWiki, )

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