Upcoming Autumn Jdramas 2018

Dorokei ~ Keishichou Sousa Sanka
(Cops ‘n Robbers)
Air Date: 10 pm, Saturdays, 13 October 2018
Cast: Nakajima Kento, Endo Kenichi, Ishibashi Anna, Nakamura Tomoya, Eguchi Noriko, Nomaguchi Toru, Tanaka Michiko, Ikushima Sho, Maruyama Tomomi, Itao Itsuji, Inamori Izumi

Cops get schooled by robbers?!
The crime closest to our everyday life might just be theft. In the Metropolitan Police Department, it is handled by the Investigations 3rd Unit.

Creating a brand new concept within detective dramas, “Cops & Robbers” features novice police detective Madarame Tsutomu (Nakajima Kento) and legendary thief Kemuri Garasu (Endo Kenichi) as forbidden buddies that tackle a vast array of difficult cases.

The Investigations 3rd Unit is dedicated to solving theft cases like burglary, shoplifting, and snatching. In television dramas, these crimes have been overshadowed by murders and kidnappings, which are handled by the Investigations 1st Unit. But in reality, theft accounts for over 70% of police cases and is the crime that hits closest to home for the average citizen. Because it is carried out with numerous tactics, the 3rd Unit is said to require the highest investigative skills.

Unlike “Lupin the Third” and “Cat’s Eye”, which are told from the thief’s viewpoint, “Cops & Robbers” takes the rare approach of depicting the story though the eyes of the detectives. Released in January 2018 as a manga, its transformation into a live-action drama is unusually quick!

Each case comes to a satisfying solution and leads to an increased awareness of crimes, making this a racy detective drama that is universally entertaining, regardless of age and gender!

Kyou kara Ore wa!!
(From Today, It’s My Turn!!)
Air Date: 10:30 pm, Sundays, 14 October 2018
Cast: Kaku Kento, Ito Kentaro, Seino Nana, Taiga, Hashimoto Kanna, Yamoto Yuma, Wakatsuki Yumi, Masaki Reiya, Shisonnu, Izuka Kenta, Aihara Mika, Suzuki Nobuyuki, Isomura Hayato, Muro Tsuyoshi, Sena Jun, Sato Jiro, Yoshida Kotaro
Synopsis: The first-ever spoiled, unjust, and overly cunning unconventional hero in drama history just might have been borne!
Heroic main character Mitsuhashi Takashi (Kaku Kento) , who sports a perm and blond hair, goes by the credo, “I will win no matter what it takes!” Yet for a main character, he is rather unjust, conniving, and calculating! Perhaps these descriptions make him seem like a despicable person, but it is actually quite satisfying and refreshing to see this sharp-thinking fellow beat the heck out of every single bad guy that appears.By his own principle of “protecting friends and allies,” he justifies his ways. In this sense, he is as pure as they come and it is almost impossible to hate him. In fact, you will want to root for him!Always there for this unjust main character is spiky-haired buddy Ito, a champion of justice who abhors anything wicked. They have polar opposite personalities yet they form a solid bond and become an unbeatable combo only because they both believe in protecting their friends and allies, even if it means taking a physical blow.Together they manage to do what we all have wanted to at some point, but in reality cannot. No doubt they will blast away all the stress from your daily life.
Kemono ni Narenai Watashitachi
(Weakest Beast)
Air Date: 10 pm, Wednesdays, 10 October 2018
Cast: Aragaki Yui, Matsuda Ryuhei, Tanaka Kei, Kuroki Haru, Inukai Atsuhiro, Ito Sairi, Kondo Koen, Ichinose Wataru, Kikuchi Rinko, Matsuo Takashi, Yamauchi Keiya, Tanaka Misako

They don’t know how to speak their hearts out and let their emotions explode! Just how will the romance between two overly rational people unfold?
Lead character Shinkai Akira (Aragaki Yui), 30 years old, never fails to smile and does everything at work perfectly. Everybody loves her, but nobody knows that this is merely a façade she painstakingly puts on. Whether it is her career, romance, or private life, she continues to be considerate of others while keeping her emotions in check. Suddenly, she realizes she has been acting like the perfect employee and girlfriend.
“What am I working so hard for? All I want is to fall madly in love and have a relationship where I can be true to myself.”

Nemoto Kosei (Matsuda Ryuhei) is a street smart and charming 33-year-old ladies’ man who works as an elite accountant. But it is all an act and truth be told, he sees everything with cold eyes. He trusts no one and is not dumb enough to completely let his guard down and fall in love. Things were going well at work when he suddenly gets involved with a shady case that drives him to the verge of a breakdown.
“This life of mine… whatever will be, will be.”

Two people who have guarded their hearts with an impenetrable armor are brought together by destiny at a craft beer bar after work. Oh, wouldn’t it be so easy if we could just follow every instinct and live as wild beasts… This is a new love story for all adults who think too much!

Black Scandal
Air Date: 11:59 pm, Thursdays, 04 Octobery 2018
Cast: Yamaguchi Sayaka, Ando Masanobu, Matsui Rena, Wakaba Ryuya, Morita Kanro, Ogawa Sara, Tanigawa Shoichiro, Nomura Masumi, Namioka Kazuki, Emma Jasmine, Matsumoto Marika, Katagiri Jin, Hiraiwa Kami, Kataoka Tsurutaro
Synopsis: 5 years ago, actress Fujisaki Sara (Matsumoto Marika) was set up as the person involved in a completely unfounded adultery scandal and ended up having to unwillingly hold a fake apology press conference. Sara was severely criticized by the public and was banished from the entertainment industry. Distressed by the scandal, her mother took her own life. And now, having lost everything, Sara changes her face through plastic surgery and transforms into a different person called Yagami Arisa (Yamaguchi Sayaka). She starts to make a move to take revenge on the lowlifes who set her up to hold the fake press conference.
Pretty ga Oosugiru
(Way Too Kawaii!)
Air Date: 12:59 pm, Thursdays, 19 October 2018
Cast: Chiba Yudai, Satsukawa Aimi, Kobayashi Kinako, Yajima Maimi, Ikehata Reina, Kuroba Mario, Nagai Mijika, Moriyama Asuka, Nakao Akiyoshi, Horiuchi Keiko, Sugimoto Tetta
Synopsis: “How did I end up in a fashion magazine?!”
Nankichi is working for a mega publishing company and was the star of the literary editing department, when all of a sudden he was transferred to a fashion magazine!!20 denier colored tights, frilled skirts, rainbow spaghetti, bubble tea that people wait in long lines for, and bizarre terms like “prolly,” “whatevs,” and “mic drop” used by millenials!He’s busy with things he couldn’t care less about!
The strong-willed women of the editing department abuse him and he faces constant battles in the world where kawaii reigns supreme!!
“Why am I doing this job?!”
Nankichi works resentfully, constantly making mistakes, and even butts heads with his colleagues!Yet as he witnesses the professionalism of the models, cameramen, stylists, Harajuku shopkeepers, and fellow editors, he gets inspired and begins to grow.No matter what the job is, if you pour your heart into it, it becomes really interesting!What’s more, romance begins to bloom with a colleague who used to be an arch-enemy, and even a famous model!Hidden beneath the glitz and glamour of the fashion magazine world is a hot-blooded passionate spirit!
This is a career drama that showcases the hardworking people who create kawaii.

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