Upcoming Spring JDramas 2018

It’s time for a new season of Jdramas! Read on below for the list of Spring Jdramas for 2018.

Arama, what will you be watching?

FUJI TV
The Confidence Man JP
 
Air Date:9 pm, Mondays, 09 April 2018
Cast:Nagasawa Masami, Higashide Masahiro, Kohinata Fumiyo
Synopsis:An exhilarating and entertaining comedy about a bizarre plan to steal a large sum of money from people consumed by desire.

The main character, Dahko (Nagasawa Masami), is a confidence woman whose age and real identity are unknown. She is a woman prone to making silly mistakes and with a soft spot for money, fashion and food. She resides in the suite of a luxury hotel in Tokyo, where she spends her days and nights crafting elaborate frauds. Her partners in crime are serious and dedicated young confidence man Bokuchan (Higashide Masahiro) and battle-hardened veteran confidence man Richard (Kohinata Fumiyo). The team of three resorts to any means necessary to steal money from money-mad unscrupulous company bosses and Mafia dons. Watching them cheating and be cheated, sometimes even deceived by their friends, and wonder what tricks they will use next in order to take money from their targets..And so, an unpredictable game of deception begins.

Signal ~ Chouki Mikaiketsu Jiken Sousahan
Air Date:9 pm, Tuesdays, 10 April 2018
Cast:Sakaguchi Kentaro, Kitamura Kazuki, Kichise Michiko, Kimura Yuichi, Ikeda Tetsuhiro, Aono Kaede, Kamio Fuju, Komoto Masahiro, Watabe Atsuro
Synopsis:Saegusa Kento (Sakaguchi Kentaro) is a policeman, who had learned the art of criminal profiling on his own. After many painful and heartbreaking past memories such as the murder incident of a young girl who he was related to during his childhood years, and his brother’s suicide, he has completely lost his trust on the police. With his calm decision making ability, detailed observation skills and his expert knowledge on criminal profiling, he embarks on a new challenge as he tries to uncover the truth which lies behind his brother’s death. After secretly witnessing the female murderer who had kidnapped his childhood friend 15 years ago, Kento contacted the police about this, however his infomation had continuously been mistreated and uncared for by the police. The case itself remains unresolved as it nears the end of its period of investigation.

One day, he hears a voice from a reciever which had been disposed. The voice turns out to be of another detective who had also been investigating the same incident as him. After the help of the detective, Kento goes to a location, where he finds a skeletonized body. As Kento continues talking to the detective over the reciever, he eventually realizes that the detective is someone who is living in the past.

Monte Cristo Haku ~ Kareinaru Fukushuu
(The Count of Monte Cristo: Great Revenge)
Air Date:10 pm, Thursdays, 19 April 2018
Cast:Dean Fujioka, Okura Tadayoshi, Yamamoto Mizuki, Arai Hirofumi, Takasugi Mahiro, Hayama Shono, Kishii Yukino, Sakurai Yuki, Miura Masaki, Shibukawa Kiyohiko, Arai Hirofumi, Tanaka Min, Fubuki Jun, Kinoshita Houka, Yamaguchi Sayaka, Ibu Masato, Inamori Izumi, Takahashi Katsunori
Synopsis:Wrongfully imprisoned for 15 years despite his innocence, the main character Saimon Dan (Dean Fujioka) manages to get out of his imprisonment at the risk of his own life, and makes a thrilling return as a fresh new character. This is a drama about a man who is passionate for revenge against those who stripped away all his glories, through his elaborate maneuvers of various clever entrapments. He seeks for the light that he had been striving for.
Itsumade mo Shiroi Hane
(Angels in White)
Air Date:11:40 pm, Saturdays, 7 April 2018
Cast:Shinkawa Yua, Ito Sairi, Sakai Miki, Sato Honami, Seto Toshiki, Kiyohara Sho, Yanagisawa Shingo, Sakakibara Ikue, Kato Masaya
Synopsis:A human drama set in a nursing school that focuses on the lifestyles of each of the four female students.

On the day of the nursing school entrance ceremony, as the other new students were solemnly listening to the speeches, Kizaki Rumi (Shinkawa Yua) was staring off into space. Rumi did not particularly want to be a nurse, and was only there to satisfy her mother, who told her to get her qualifications for financial reasons.
At practicum, Rumi was put in a group with the clumsy Chika, the housewife Saeki, and the law school graduate Tono. Tono had actually enrolled at nursing school in order to get revenge on a doctor who had killed her sister due to a medical error.
Rumi spends three years with them, sometimes helping each other and sometimes clashing with each other, and the various experiences Rumi has makes her grow, and she falls in love for the first time with Takumi, a medical student. A delicate love triangle emerges with Shunya, who Chika has a crush on. During the practicum, they are confronted with the lives of patients they meet, and learn that nursing means to become the person closest to the patient. But sometimes the hospital does not allow them to do so. Under such contradictory circumstances, how will Rumi and the others choose to live their lives?

NTV
Miss Devil ~ Jinji no Akuma
Air Date:10 pm, Saturdays, 14 April 2018
Cast:Nanao, Sato Shori, Kimura Yoshino, Funakoshi Eiichiro, Nishida Toshiyuki, Wada Masato, Shiraishi Sei, Tsurumi Shingo
Synopsis:

“You have the right to quit this company.”
An unconventional human resources consultant is about to expose the darkness of the company! No evil can escape this beautiful-but-ruthless dark heroine in red stilettos.

Human resources consultant Tsubaki Mako (Nanao) has been dubbed the “devil of human resources” for her iron-fisted ways. She struts her way into a well-established firm and tackles sexual harassment, power harassment, bitter rivalries between factions, and monstrous employees, all of which are issues that can strike any company, with her extreme methods. Mako is like a devil who solves problems with her bold tactics. This is a refreshingly zany office drama for children and adults alike!

Gakeppuchi Hotel!
(Hotel on the Brink!)
Air Date:10:30 pm, Sundays, 15 April 2018
Cast:Iwata Takanori, Toda Erika, Hamabe Minami, Nakamura Tomoya, Miyagawa Daisuke, Saeki Daichi, Nishio Mari, Kukki, Chad Mullane, Suzuki Kosuke, Watanabe Ikkei, Ryou
Synopsis:Staffed by sketchy people, this rock-bottom hotel is on the brink of bankruptcy! Out of nowhere, the ultimate shady guest arrives. This is the story of a hotel’s “miraculous” transformation.
“Welcome to Hotel on the Brink!”Nestled in the suburbs are the remnants of what was, in the old days, a small-but-grandiose, classy hotel appreciated by people in the know. As the years went by, however, it found its way to rock bottom and on the brink of bankruptcy, staffed by people with zero motivation and skills. It’s truly a gathering of sketchy losers!Today, like any other day, the lifeless lobby is manned by yawning employees. Suddenly, into the classical ambiance enters an extremely casual-looking young man. He is out of place in the surroundings, and the unmotivated but overly-arrogant staff members turn their malicious eyes on him. Not one person has any inkling that he is about to turn this rock-bottom hotel upside down.Drowning in debts totaling 300 million yen (3 million dollars), this classic hotel has morphed into a den infested with useless staff notorious for their shadiness and horrible service. It’s so on the brink that moving one block will cause the whole thing to crumble, literally and figuratively.If you’re thinking there’s not much you can do to change your current situation anyway, look no further. This Sunday evening comedy will help you laugh the blues away! Gathered in a single hotel armed with their own unique shadiness, the colorful characters will weave together an outrageous sitcom just for you. Just a one-hour “stay” every Sunday leaves you laughing and laughing until you suddenly realize you’ve been touched profoundly. That’s the experience this hotel promises!
Seigi no Se
(Ms. Justice)
Air Date:10 pm, Wednesdays, 11 April 2018
Cast:Yoshitaka Yuriko, Yasuda Ken, Miura Shohei, Hirose Alice, Tsukaji Muga, Hirano Kinari, Miyazaki Yoshiko, Terawaki Yasufumi, Namase Katsuhisa, Ohno Takuro, Shukugawa Atom
Synopsis:

Work or romance, it’s always an uphill battle. Yet nothing gets this neophyte prosecutor down. This zany workplace drama is sure to perk you up!
Main character Takemura Ririko (Yoshitaka Yuriko) just entered her second year of work at the Yokohama Public Prosecutors Office. The eldest daughter of a tofu shop owner in downtown Tokyo, she is 29 years old and lives with her parents. Ririko is still a novice and quite clumsy all around, but she gives 100% to everything that comes her way. Your image of a “prosecutor” might be that of a perfect person, but Ririko is a character full of human flaws. She is inflexible and a vocal champion of justice, but she also laughs, cries, and readily expresses her joy and anger. Ririko is certainly the type anybody would want to root for.

It goes without saying that the job of a prosecutor is an enormous responsibility. On top of that, there are convicts who underestimate women simply because of their gender, which makes the profession even more emotionally challenging. As if her career isn’t already tough enough, everything in Ririko’s life seems to be hanging by a thread. Her boyfriend is pushing her to choose between marriage and work, her father might be having an affair, and there’s a chance one of her suspects was charged on false accusations. But as she solves one crime and one personal problem after another, Ririko matures as a prosecutor and a woman.

As she tackles every case head-on without giving up despite the worries and pains that come with being a prosecutor, Ririko will inspire women the world over to wake up to a new day with optimism and strength.

Love Rerun
Air Date:11:59 pm, Thursdays, 05 April 2018
Cast:Nakamura Anne, Furukawa Yuki, Satsukawa Aimi, Komatsu Toshimasa, Ichikawa Tomohiro, Watanabe Shu, Murasugi Seminosuke, Kita Yoko, Fuse Eri, Omasa Aya, Otani Ryohei
Synopsis:Minami Sayaka (Nakamura Anne), a 30-year-old woman who has no relationship experience, but has had a crush on her childhood friend since their college days. However, on a night before they were supposed to go on a date, Sayaka wakes up in the house of her junior from work, and she has lost some of her memory.

 

TBS
Black Pean
(Black Forceps)
Air Date:9pm, Sundays, 22 April 2018
Cast:Ninomiya Kazunari, Takeuchi Ryoma, Aoi Wakana, Baisho Mitsuko, Ichikawa Ennosuke, Kato Ayako, Koizumi Kotaro, Uchino Seiyo
Synopsis:Tokai Seishiro (Ninomiya Kazunari), a surgeon at Tojo University Hospital, boasts a 100% surgery success rate, but his arrogance often causes friction among his peers, who refer to him as “a doctor who saves patients but kills doctors”. Saeki (Uchino Seiyo), a general surgery professor and one of the best cardiac surgeons in the world, always uses the black forceps commonly known as “Black Forceps.” On the day Saeki performs an extremely difficult surgery, doctors from rival hospitals come to watch him at work. During the operation, however, another one of his patients suffers an aortic dissection. His surgical first assistant and a resident, Sera (Takeuchi Ryoma), deal with the patient, but the condition becomes critical. As Takashima Gonta (Koizumi Kotaro), a doctor from Teika University Hospital watches on, Tokai appears in the operating room.
Hana Nochi Hare ~ Hanadan Next Season
(BOYS OVER FLOWERS SEASON 2)
Air Date:10 pm, Tuesdays, 17 April 2018
Cast:Sugisaki Hana, Hirano Sho, Nakagawa Taishi, Hamada Tatsuomi, Iitoyo Marie, Imada Mio, Suzuki Jin, Nakata Keisuke, Kinami Haruka, Horiuchi Keiko, Tet Wada, Shiga Kotaro, Takaoka Saki, Takito Kenichi, Kikuchi Momoko, Sorimachi Takashi
Synopsis:

It has been 10 years since the serial drama “BOYS OVER FLOWERS” took Japan by storm and concluded its story in the movie “BOYS OVER FLOWERS the movie”. Based on the comic, “BOYS OVER FLOWERS SEASON 2”, a new chapter to “BOYS OVER FLOWERS,” this new drama brings viewers a youthful love story of a new generation of characters who each possesses a “secret”. Hana Sugisaki stars in a serial drama for the first time alongside a promising cast of young actors.

Ten years have passed since Makino Tsukushi and Domyoji’s F4 graduated from Eitoku Academy – a once prestigious school which is now suffering a decline in funding and student enrollment. Oto (Sugisaki Hana) attends Eitoku Academy but is secretly just a “commoner” who is struggling financially due to the bankruptcy of her father’s company. She is afraid her secret will be disclosed if she becomes the target of “commoner hunting” which Kaguragi Haruto’s (Hirano Sho) C5 is doing to maintain the school’s dignity. Meanwhile, Momonozono Academy where Hase Tenma (Nakagawa Taishi) serves as student council president, is quickly catching up to Eitoku Academy as a result of Tenma’s achievements. Tenma and Oto are in fact engaged to one another and are to be married, but only on the condition that Oto attends Eitoku Academy until she turns 18.

Watashi ni xx Shinasai!
(Missions of Love)
Air Date:1:28 am, Wednesdays, 28 March 2018
Cast:Tamashiro Tina, Koseki Yuta, Yokohama Ryusei, Matsukaze Risaki, Sato Kanta, Yamada Anna, Kaneko Daichi, Furukawa Tsuyoshi
Synopsis:Himuro Yukina (Tamashiro Tina) is a junior high student without any experience in love. She also secretly writes cell phone novels under a pen name. Himuro receives feedback from her readers that her stories lack romance. One day, she happens to read a notebook that belongs to Kitami Shigure (Koseki Yuta). He is popular with girls at her school and he carries himself as well mannered guy. Yukina discovers his secret in his notebook. She decides to take advantage of her discovery and gain material for her novel. She blackmails Shigure Kitami and gives him missions of love to perform.
Anata ni wa Kaeru Ie ga Aru
(You’ve Got Someone to Come Home To)
Air Date:10 pm, Fridays, 13 April 2018
Cast:Nakatani Miki, Tamaki Hiroshi, Santamaria Yusuke, Kimura Tae, Suruga Taro, Fueki Yuko, Takahashi Maryjun, Fujimoto Toshifumi, Triendl Reina
Synopsis:This drama brings viewers a thrilling love story of two married couples who struggle with everyday trials and tribulations, which is said to resonate with many people for its realistic depiction of issues that often arise in a marriage.

Sato Mayumi (Nakatani Miki) has been married to Hideaki (Tamaki Hiroshi) for 13 years and they have a teenage daughter, Reina (Sakurada Hiyori). Raising Reina has become easier over the years, but Mayumi and Hideaki simply cannot afford the expenses of putting Reina through a private junior high school. Mayumi therefore decides to return to work for the first time in over 10 years to help out with the household finances, but becomes frustrated at Hideaki’s lack of cooperation. The Nasuda family – Taro (Santamaria Yusuke) , Ayako (Kimura Tae) and their son, Shingo (Hagiwara Riku) – live all together with Taro’s parents. Ayako is a devoted wife who never complains despite the behavior of her domineering husband. One day, Ayako and Taro visit Hideaki’s housing company’s model home. Hideaki feels an instant attraction to Ayako, who is a contrasting type of woman to his wife, Mayumi.

 

TV ASAHI
Ossans’ Love
Air Date:11:15 pm, Saturdays, 21 April 2018
Cast:Tanaka Kei, Yoshida Kotaro, Hayashi Kento, Uchida Rio, Kaneko Daichi, Ito Shuko, Mashima Hidekazu, Otsuka Nene
Synopsis:

Haruta Soichi (Tanaka Kei) is 33-years-old, single and works at a real estate office. He wants to get married, but he isn’t popular with women. Soichi has a comfortable life living with his parents. One day, his mother kicks him out of their house and tells him to become independent. Soichi has a hard time living alone. He doesn’t know how to do simple things like how to cook or how todo laundry. He begins to live with Maki Ryota (Hayashi Kento). Ryota was sent from the head office to work at the real estate office where Soichi Haruta works. Unlike Soichi, Ryota is good at cooking and cleaning.

Meanwhile, Soichi’s senior at work, Kurosawa Musashi (Yoshida Kotaro) is gay and confesses his feelings for him. Ryota also tells Soichi that he has feelings for him. Soichi is totally straight and his peaceful days is completely ruined.

Koe Girl!
(Voice Girl!)
Air Date:2:30 am, Saturdays, 08 April 2018
Cast:Fukuhara Haruka, Nakamura Yurika, Nagao Maria, Amaki Jun, Yoshikura Aoi, Tomatsu Haruka, Nakao Masaki, Hidaka Noriko, Tsurumi Shingo
Synopsis:

The ensemble coming-of-age drama centers on five girls who are voice actress trainees living together at their agency’s dormitory. They support and compete each other to be professional anime voice actresses. With full support by the franchise, the drama will feature various scenes, characters, and signature phrases from the PreCure anime stories.

Tokusou 9
Air Date:9 pm, Wednesdays, 11 April
Cast:Inohara Yoshihiko, Hada Michiko, Tsuda Kanji, Fukikoshi Mitsuru, Taguchi Hiromasa, Hara Sachie, Nakagoshi Noriko, Terao Akira
Synopsis:

The Ninth Unit of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division led by Kano Rintaro solved difficult cases through teamwork. But the members were disbanded and went their separate ways after Rintaro was deployed to the Cabinet’s Counter-Terrorism Office. However, after one year, the police commissioner (Satomi Kotaro) orders the formation of an independent investigation team to swiftly crack cases from the initial investigation to turning over suspects to the public prosecutor’s office. And so, Asawa Naoki (Inohara Yoshihiko), Komiyama Shiho (Hada Michiko), Murase Kengo (Tsuda Kanji) and other former members of the Ninth Unit get back together. The new leader of this investigation unit is Munakata Sakutaro (Terao Akira), a man of many mysteries, who worked in the personnel division but retired several years ago due to some incident. He has returned to the police force after persuasion from the police commissioner. Even his reinstatement has been kept under wraps for some reason.

Keishichou Sousa Ichi Kachou Season 3
(Metropolitan Police Department Head of First Investigation Department Season 3)
Air Date:8 pm, Thursdays, 12 April 2018
Cast:Naito Takeshi, Adachi Yumi, Honda Hirotaro, Yano Koji, Suzuki Yuki, Hanawa Nobuyuki, Tokoshima Yoshiko, Kaneda Akio
Synopsis:

The First Investigative Division is the star unit of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Oiwa Junichi (Naito Takashi), the head of the division, leads around 400 elite detectives. He has an extremely heavy responsibility – attends initial investigations at the scenes of all brutal crimes that occur within the metropolis, decides on the course of action of the investigations at the same time as he directs many investigation task forces and get into investigations himself at the critical phase. However, Oiwa is no superman. Amid his suffering, Oiwa overcomes this grave responsibility and is quite simply a”life-size hero” and “ideal boss” to his subordinates.

Mikaiketsu no Onna ~ Keishichou Bunsho Sousakan
(Women Document Detectives)
Air Date:9 pm, Thursdays, 19 April 2018
Cast:Suzuki Kyoka, Haru, Sawamura Ikki, Kudo Asuka, Takada Junji, Mitsuishi Ken, Endo Kenichi
Synopsis:

After waking up from a month-long coma due to injuries sustained in a reckless, heated investigation, detective Yashiro Tomo (Haru) quickly returns to work at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. She is ordered to transfer from the First Investigative Division’s Violent Crimes Unit to the Sixth Special Investigations Unit. Located in the basement, it is in charge of deciphering documents of unsolved cases. Despite Tomo’s bewilderment, she begins work in her new post along with a brusque senior detective Narumi Risa (Suzuki Kyoka) who is called the expert of document deciphering for her unusual ability to predict the personality and thoughts of a writer from writings. However, the reality is that this kind of work is nothing more than that of a “storekeeper” of investigation materials..

Kaseifu no Mitazono Season 2
(Mr. Housekeeper, Mitazono)
Air Date:11:15 pm, Fridays, 20 April 2018
Cast:Matsuoka Masahiro, Goriki Ayame, Tsubaki Oniyakko, Naito Risa, Yo Kimiko
Synopsis:A tall husky voiced “super A-class” housekeeper Mitazono (Matsuoka Masahiro) has amazing skills in cooking, laundry, cleaning and baby-sitting… plus an amazing secret as well… She is a He! Yes, he is the Mr. Housekeeper. He has a strange habit of peeping into a skeleton in the closet of the family for whom he works. Once the skeleton is “peeped” by him, the family has no other way but to fall apart! Mitazono cleans the house spick-and-span removing even “the deep rooted stains” of the family. One day, Mitazono suddenly comes back after being out of touch. What happened to him during this period is gradually revealed.


 

NHK
ASADORA: Hanbun, Aoi
(Half Blue)
Air Date:8am, Mondays- Saturdays, 02 April 2018
Cast:Nagano Mei, Sato Takeru, Matsuyuki Yasuko, Takito Kenichi, Harada Tomoyo, Tanihara Shosuke, Kamimura Kaisei, Yamoto Yuma, Nao, Yo Kimiko, Fubuki Jun, Nakamura Masatoshi, Rokkaku Seiji, Hirooka Yuriko, Yamoto Yuma, Takagi Wataru, Iketani Nobue, Toyokawa Etsushi, Igawa Haruka, Seino Nana, Shison Jun, Nakamura Tomoya, Furuhata Seika
Synopsis:The 98th Drama Serial is about Suzume (Nagano Mei), a lively girl born to a family running a small restaurant in Gifu Prefecture in 1971, who later loses her hearing in one ear from a disease. Being encouraged by her loving parents and childhood friend, born at the same hospital on the same day, she lives through an eventful life with never-give-up spirit.
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.
Daisy Luck
Air Date:10pm, Fridays, 20 April 2018
Cast:Sasaki Nozomi, Natsuna, Nakagawa Shoko, Tokunaga Eri, Suzuki Nobuyuki, Kiriyama Ren, Isomura Hayato, Hasegawa Tomoharu, Yano Masato, Inoue Sonoko, Asaka Kodai, Yanagi Shuntaro, Megumi, Ashina Sei, Toyota Maho, Kobayashi Takashi, Katahira Nagisa
Synopsis:A story begins with a reunion of four women, who grew up together, including Kaede (Sasaki Nozomi) at one of their wedding. On the very day, Kaede’s company suddenly goes bankrupt and she gets jilted by her boyfriend at the same time. Losing her job and lover on the verge of turning 30, she resolves to pursue her long-time dream of becoming a baker. In parallel, three others will also open a new chapter in their lives.
Yake ni Ben no Tatsu Bengoshi ga Gakkou de Hoeru
(School Lawyer)
Air Date:8:15 pm, Sundays, 21 April 2018
Cast:Kamiki Ryunosuke, Tanabe Seiichi, Kishii Yukino, Hamada Mari, Sugawara Daikichi, Kosakai Kazuki, Minami Kaho
Synopsis:Bullying, corporal punishment and helicopter parents. Japanese schools are now on the verge of collapse being surrounded by all kinds of problems. This is a story of a young attorney Taguchi Shotaro (Kamiki Ryunosuke) sent to a school as a “school lawyer,” who tackles issues from a legal perspective while facing teachers and students in earnest

WOWOW
Yami no Bansosha Season 2 ~ Henshuuchou no Jouken
(Partner in Darkness: Chief Editor’s Condition)
Air Date:10 pm, Saturdays, 31 March 2018
Cast:Furuta Arata, Matsushita Nao, Tsuda Kanji, Shiraishi Shunya, Konno Hiroki, Komiya Hironobu, Yagi Akiko, Nukumizu Yoichi, Nomaguchi Toru, Maeno Tomoya, Mano Kyoko, Morimoto Reo, Tanaka Min, Hiraizumi Sei, Iwamatsu Ryo
Synopsis:Right after legendary manga editor Nanbu Masaharu (Iwamatsu Ryo) takes the chief editor position at magazine “Manga Bureibu,” he dies in a fall from the rooftop of a building. Daigo Shinji (Furuta Arata) is requested to take his place at the manga magazine. Mizuno Yuki (Matsushita Nao) and Shinji Daigo investigate Nanbu’s death, with an old manga manuscript by an anonymous author as a clue.
Innocent Days
Air Date:10 pm, Saturdays, 18 March 2018
Cast:Tsumabuki Satoshi, Takeuchi Yuko, Arai Hirofumi, Yoshine Kyoko, Tomosaka Rie, Hasegawa Kyoko, Ikeuchi Hiroyuki, Yamanaka Takashi, Ashina Sei, Satsukawa Aimi, Kiyohara Kaya, Taguchi Hiromasa, Hara Hideko, Ishibashi Renji, Yo Kimiko
Synopsis:Sasaki Shinichi (Tsumabuki Satoshi) watches his childhood friend Tanaka Yukino (Takeuchi Yuko) receive the death sentence in court. She had set the apartment of Inoue Keisuke (Ikeuchi Hiroyuki) whom she had dated on fire, and caused his wife and child to be burned to death. Shinichi’s intuition tells him that Yukino is not the real criminal. Wanting to save Yukino, he goes to meet the different people who know her, but hears about her bitter past wherever he goes. Meanwhile, Yukino waits dispassionately for the time of her death sentence which is drawing near. Prison guard Sadoyama Hitomi (Yoshine Kyoko) begins to be drawn to her for some reason.

 

TV TOKYO
Headhunter
Air Date:10 pm, Mondays, 16 April 2018
Cast:Eguchi Yosuke, Koike Eiko, Sugimoto Tetta, Hirayama Hiroyuki, Tokunaga Eri, Yamaha Kotoko, Takei Kyohei
Synopsis:

“Headhunter” takes on the changing times where lifetime employment was a thought in the past, now that thought is changing and the story focuses on today’s labor environment and Kurosawa Kurosawa Kazuki (Eguchi Yosuke) is a business talent scout in the headhunter world.

Shitsuji Saionji no Meisuiri
(Butler Saionji’s Great Reasoning)
Air Date:8 pm, Fridays, 13 April 2018
Cast:Kamikawa Takaya, Yachigusa Kaoru, Sato Jiro, Okamoto Rei, Iketani Nobue, Hirayama Yusuke, , Asari Yosuke, Furuya Ikkou
Synopsis:

Saionji Hajime (Kamikawa Takaya) is the perfect butler and he works for a madame who is elegant. The madame is full of curiosity and has a pure personality. Saionji began to work for the madame before her husband died and they share a deep level of trust.

One day, they a face murder case. The madame holds doubts about the murder case. Saionji uses his great reasoning powers in an attempt to solve the mystery.

Kodoku no Gurume Season 7
(The Solitary Gourmet)
Air Date:12:12 am, Saturdays, 07 April 2018
Cast:Matsushige Yutaka
Synopsis:

Inogashira Goro (Matsushige Yutaka), who is an imported goods dealer, visits various towns on business. After business meetings, he will stop by shops that he is interested in and looks forward to meals above all else. This time he encounters wonderful food in a town that is not widely known.

Miyamoto kara Kimi e
(From Miyamoto To You)
Air Date:12:52 am, Saturdays, 07 April 2018
Cast:Ikematsu Sosuke, Emoto Tokio, Hoshide Hidetoshi, Hanamura Asuka, Niina Motohiro, Furutachi Kanji, Matsuyama Kenichi, Aoi Yu, Asaka Kodai, Takahashi Kazuya, Sakai Toshiya
Synopsis:The story follows a newbie salaryman named Miyamoto (Ikematsu Sosuke), who works at a stationary company and pushes forward despite his frustration with his own insignificance.

 

NHK BS PREMIUM
PTA Grandpa Season 2
 
Air Date:10 pm, Sundays, 08 April 2018
Cast:Matsudaira Ken, Adachi Yumi, Matobu Sei, Mashima Hidekazu, Yuki Jutta, Nakahara Takeo, Asada Miyoko
Synopsis:Muso Tsutomu (Matsudaira Ken) is running for the position of vice chairman of the parent-teacher association for next year. Uchida Junko (Adachi Yumi) has been nominated the chairman and the members are not very different from the last academic year, but with the addition of new faces Seko (Mashima Hidekazu), a single father who also ran for vice chairman and Dojima (Yuki Jutta), the new teacher in charge of the parent-teacher association, Aoba Elementary School’s new parent-teacher association gets started. Tsutomu learns about the existence of a “old men’s association” in other schools and plans to set one up in the school too together with the parent-teacher association’s former chairman Oribe (Tozuka Junki). However, things do not look good.

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

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