Upcoming Autumn Jdramas 2018

Shitamachi Rocket Season 2
Air Date: 9pm, Sundays, 14 October 2018
Cast: Abe Hiroshi, Tsuchiya Tao, Takeuchi Ryoma, Yasuda Ken,Imoto Ayako, Maya Miki, Megumi Toshiaki, Furutachi Ichiro, Nakamura Baijyaku, Onoe Kikunosuke, Tatekawa Dansyun, Kanda Masaki, Sugi Ryutaro
Synopsis: Presenting the new series of “Downtown Rocket” based on the novel by Ikeido Jun, which was broadcast from October until December 2015. Onoe Kikunosuke, Imoto Ayako, and Furutachi Ichiro will be joining the all-star cast from the lastseries. Tsukuda Works’ new challenge begins as it shifts its vision from space to earth! The valve system developed by Tsukuda Works was used for Teikoku Heavy Industries’ “Stardust Plan,” a development plan for an entirely domestically produced rocket, and business was doing well.

However, everything comes to a halt when Tsukuda Kohei (Abe Hiroshi) is told by Zaizen (Kikkawa Koji) from Teikoku Heavy Industries that they can no longer carry out the “Stardust Plan” following the replacement of its CEO. Meanwhile, Tsukuda Works’ accounting manager, Tonomura Naohiro (Tatekawa Danshun)), learns that his father had collapsed, and is forced to return home to help with his family farming business.
One day, Tsukuda and Yamazaki (Yasuda Ken) visit Tonomura at his farm, and as Tsukuda watched Tonomura driving a tractor, he has a moment of enlightenment, one that would lead to his next big dream.

Chugaku Seinikki
(Meet Me After School)
Air Date: 10 pm, Tuesdays, 09 October 2018
Cast: Arimura Kasumi, Okada Kenshi, Machida Keita, Makita Sports, Natsuki Mari, Tomochika, Yoshida Yo, Natsukawa Yui

A story of a forbidden yet pure love between a school teacher and a student who she becomes strongly attracted to despite being engaged to a man who deeply cares for her.
Suenaga Hijiri (Arimura Kasumi) has always dreamed of becoming a teacher, and she has just started teaching a 9th grade class at Koboshi Junior High School. She is engaged to Kawai Shotaro (Machida Keita), an elite trading company employee working in Osaka, who she has been dating since university. Although their relationship is long-distance, nothing could come in between them… at least that’s what she thought until she met Kuroiwa Akira (Okada Kenshi).
Akira is still fourteen years old, but there is something mysterious and charming about him. Hijiri knows that as a teacher, she cannot be attracted to her student, but his love for her is so pure and straight, that she finds herself slowly becoming infatuated by him.

Dairenai ~ Boku o Wasureru Kimi to
(Don’t forget me)
Air Date: 10 pm, Fridays, 12 October 2018
Cast: Toda Erika, Muro Tsuyoshi, Tomizawa Takeshi, Sugino Yosuke, Kurokawa Tomoka, Natsuki Yoko, Kusakari Tamiyo, Matsuoka Masahiro
Synopsis: This drama depicts the miracle behind the 10 years of pure love between a doctor suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and a former novelist who tries his best to support her with his cheerful character. The screenplay is an original by Shizuka Oishi, known as the“master of love stories.”
Kitazawa Nao’s (Toda Erika) life is good. She is busy working as a doctor at a women’s clinic, and will be getting married in a month to Ihara Yuichi (Matsuoka Masahiro) , an older doctor who fits her ideal characteristics of a perfect marriage partner. However, on the day of her move to her new home, she meets Mamiya Shinji (Muro Tsuyoshi), a part-time mover, and is instantly love-struck. After Nao’s aggressive approach, Shinji soon starts to feel the same way. When Nao’s mother, Kaoru (Kusakari Tamiyo), finds out about their mutual feelings, she instantly disapproves saying that their background and level of education are just too different. Just around this time, Nao starts to show signs of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease..

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