|9.9 ~ KEIJI SENMON BENGOSHI|
(99.9 Criminal Lawyer)
|Air Date:||9pm, Sundays, 17 April 2016|
|Cast:||Matsumoto Jun, Kagawa Teruyuki, Eikura Nana, Aoki Munetaka, Katagiri Jin, Magy, Watanabe Makiko, Baba Toru, Emi Kurara, Ikeda Takafumi, Kishii Yukino, Fujimoto Takahiro, Okuda Eiji, Kishibe Ittoku|
|Synopsis:||“99.9” is the percentage of criminal cases which are convicted in courts in Japan. It shows the high credibility of the Japanese judicial system, but on the other hand, it also suggests there is a big pitfall. While the prosecution is almost always the only testimony which is accepted in court, there might be a dismissed truth in the other 0.1%. Matsumoto Jun stars as a lawyer who seeks the truth in that 0.1%. The producer disclosed “I hope this drama makes viewers feel like ‘It gave me the power to try and step forward again’.” The legal entertainment depicts the lawyers who challenge the irreversible criminal cases.|
A lawyer – Miyama (Matsumoto Jun) often takes on cases which do not bring him a lot of money. One day he is headhunted by a director of Madarame Law Firm (Kishibe Ittoku), and is assigned to the Criminal Case Department. Miyama teams up with Sada (Kagawa Teruyuki) and Ayano (Eikura Nana) to work on a murder case but his unconventional approach causes a conflict between them.
|Air Date:||10 pm, Tuesdays, 12 April 2016|
|Cast:||Kuroki Haru, Odagiri Joe, Sakaguchi Kentaro, Arakawa Yoshiyoshi, Nagaoka Tasuku, Maeno Tomoya, Nono Sumika, Kohinata Fumiyo, Takito Kenichi, Kaname Jun, Nagayama Kento, Muro Tsuyoshi, Takada Junji, Yasuda Ken, Matsushige Yutaka, Mogami Moga|
|Synopsis:||A TV dramatization of a popular comic about the comic publishing industry. Kuroki Haru stars in a serial drama for the first time as a novice editor. Other editors and cartoonists are played by cool and edgy actors. This human drama depicts working people who have a strong passion and pride towards their work.|
Kokoro (Kuroki Haru) who was once an Olympic candidate of Judo, starts working in the major publisher – Koto Kan. Assigned to the editorial department of Vives – a weekly comic magazine, she starts learning the basics of editing. Along with the deputy chief editor, Iokibe (Odagiri Joe), she goes to a meeting with the most popular cartoonist of Vives – Mikurayama (Kohinata Fumiyo). Although she is excited by the real comic production at first, later Mikurayama rises turmoil by telling that he will take all of his submitted work back from the publisher.
Through her work as an editor, Kokoro begins to feel as fulfilled as when she used to play Judo. Their mutual goal is to make a comic that can get reprinted, in other words, make a sleeper hit. With the help of her colleagues and cartoonists, Kokoro strives to make a “sleeper hit”.
|DIAS POLICE ~ Ihou Keisatsu|
(Dias Police: Police from Another Country)
|Air Date:||1:28 am, Wednesdays, 13 April 2016|
|Cast:||Matsuda Shota, Hamano Kenta, Yanagisawa Shingo, Kou Yoshio, Marie|
|Synopsis:||About 150,000 illegal entrants live in Tokyo. They are not recognised as refugees and live in poor conditions. To protect themselves, the illegals create a secret organisation. The organisation has a bank which Japanese Financial Services Agency is not involved with, a hospital that is not authorized by Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare and an illegals police force called “Dias Police.” The only police officer in the organisation is Saki Kubozuka (Matsuda Shota). His age and nationality is unknown. Saki Kubozuka does not speak much, but he has a warm heart and strong sense of justice. He takes care of the weak and tries to maintain public order|
|Busujima Yuriko no Sekirara Nikki|
(Yuriko’s Barenaked Diary)
|Air Date:||12:10 am, Thursdays, 21 April 2016|
|Cast:||Maeda Atsuko, Arai Hirofumi, Watanabe Daichi, Nakamura Shizuka, Yagi Masayasu, Maeda Goki, Moromizato Daisuke, Kondo Yoko, Tomokawa Kazuki, Yamazaki Ginnojo, Takagi Wataru, Hashizume Jun, Kondo Yoshimasa, Kataoka Tsurutaro|
|Synopsis:||Maeda Atsuko stars in a TBS’s serial drama for the first time as Busujima Yuriko – a political journalist who cannot live without romance. Yuriko does not trust any men and has a policy to “have more than two boyfriends at the same time”, which developed from her childhood experience of her father betraying Yuriko. Her theory is that, even if she breaks up with one of them, she still feels safe as she has the other one who loves her.|
Yuriko’s boyfriends are played by Arai Hirofumi, Watanabe Daichi and Yagi Masayasu, and also the major politician she is in charge of covering is played by Kataoka Tsurutaro. Surrounded by the distinct characters, the entertainment about Yuriko’s complicated romantic and working life starts.
|Watashi Kekkon Dekinai Janakute, Shinain desu|
(It’s not that I can’t marry. I don’t marry.)
|Air Date:||10 pm, Thursdays, 21 April 2016|
|Cast:||Nakatani Miki, Fujiki Naohito, Hasegawa Kyoko, Seto Koji, Omasa Aya, Hiraiwa Kami, Chisun, Matsui Jurina, Kentaro, Hirata Kaoru, Midori Yurie, Morita Kanro, Matsui Airi, Azuma Rion, Ranju Tomu, Tokui Yoshimi, Natsuki Mari, Marcia|
|Synopsis:||Based on a novel “Spartan Kon-katsu Boot Camp”, TBS presents a romantic comedy drama that causes a stir in the modern Japanese society, where one in five people aged around forty are not married. Miyabi (Nakatani Miki) is a single female doctor, who runs an aesthetic dermatology clinic in Aoyama. She is going to be forty years old soon but hasn’t had a relationship for 5 years. At a school reunion, even though Miyabi gathers much attention at first as she is a “winner” with good looks, a good career and a high income, people’s attitudes quickly change and they begin pitying her when they hear that Miyabi is still single.|
Meanwhile, she has a shocking encounter with a chef, Tokura (Fujiki Naohito) at his Japanese restaurant when she pays a visit there with some female friends. Seeing Miyabi and her friends neglecting his culinary art, offended Tokura breaks her pride by pointing out why she cannot get married. While Miyabi gets upset at first, she somehow decides to take Tokura’s strict lessons on love when she takes Sakurai (Tokui Yoshimi) – the man she had a crush on in the high school – to his restaurant.