The wait for the new season of Jdramas will take longer than usual. Due to the coronavirus, TV stations have halted drama filming this month, including for the most awaited Season 2 of the drama Hanzawa Naoki. Most April broadcast schedules have been postponed and are currently replaced with drama re-runs and SPs. Some dramas with enough episodes filmed have started airing though, and in the meantime you can take your pick from the list below!
What will you be watching, Arama?
|SUITS Season 2|
|Air Date:||9 pm, Mondays, 13 April 2020|
|Cast:||Oda Yuji, Nakajima Yuto, Araki Yuko, Nakamura Ann, Kote Shinya, Yoshida Kotaro, Suzuki Honami|
|Synopsis:||Kai Shogo (Oda Yuji) is a competent lawyer who works as a senior partner at one of the major law firms in the country. Including a reputable track record under his belt, such as an experience of study abroad at Harvard University, he’s one of the main ‘moneymakers’ at the firm.
One day, without consulting anyone else, Kai calls back the associate, Suzuki Daiki (Nakajima Yuto), from Boston. Saying that it’s going to be a good ‘rehabilitation,’ Kai asks him to take on a particular new case. The case involves a large publishing company which is being sued by a former contract worker who claims that her idea for a novel was stolen…
|Ryu no Michi ~ Futatsu Kao no Fukushuusha
(Path of the Dragon)
|Air Date:||9 pm, Tuesdays, April 2020 (postponed)|
|Cast:||Tamaki Hiroshi, Takahashi Issei, Matsumoto Honoka, Hosoda Yoshihiko, Nao, Konno Hiroki, Watanabe Kunito, Saigo Teruhiko (guest star), Matsumoto Marika, Saito Yuki, Endo Kenichi|
|Synopsis:||Two brothers, a Yakuza mobster and a high ranking civil servant- their lives may be different but they share their thirst for revenge. In this suspenseful thriller we follow two powerful men focused on wreaking vengeance on the corporation that destroyed their family. Years of carefully laid plans are close to fruition when their little step-sister begins digging into her tragic past. Will the brothers fulfill their destiny or will they be unwittingly exposed by the innocent sister they swore to protect?|
|Unsung Cinderella ~ Byouin Yakuzaishi no Shohousen
(Unsung Cinderella: Midori, The Hospital Pharmacist)
|Air Date:||10 pm, Thursdays, April 2020 (postponed)|
|Cast:||Ishihara Satomi, Nishino Nanase, Kiyohara Sho, Sakurai Yuki, Inowaki Kai, Kanazawa Miho, Maya Miki, Sakoda Takaya, Ikeda Tetsuhiro, Denden, Tanaka Kei, Usuda Asami, Rokkaku Shinji, Hoshi Moeka,|
|Synopsis:||Aoi Midori (Ishihara Satomi) works as a pharmacist at a hospital, and now is in her 8th year.
As she holds the belief that medicine is directly associated to a patient’s daily life in the future, she knows that she needs to know about each and every one of them well.She is certain that this is one of the most important approaches as a pharmacist.
However, due to her feelings of wanting to save as many patients as possible, this in turn makes her take a bit of extra time than what is usually required, so she occasionally receives criticisms from other pharmacists saying that she needs to work more efficiently. But above all, she’s doing all of this to help patients return to their ‘normal’ lives. With her charming ‘bun’ hairstyle, she sincerely supports her patients one by one…
(182 Days Left)
|Air Date:||11:40 pm, Saturdays, 11 April 2020|
|Cast:||Hada Michiko, Izumi Rika, Kita Kana, Nakao Masaki, Brother Tom,Nakamura Shunsuke, Matsubara Chieko, Amano Hiroyuki|
|Synopsis:||The end of the world is coming. In six months’ time, the inhabitants of planet Earth will be wiped out by an asteroid. Kadokura Kumiko (Hada Michiko) asks herself, “Will you be able to say that you had lived a happy life when the time comes? Yes, I died together with my family… NO WAY!!! I still have so much to live for! Family? Housewife? A good Mom? I will leave that all behind starting now! That’s because deep in my heart, I still dream of starting all over with my high-school crush.”
The drama explores the falling apart of a family with the impending doomsday. The Kadokura family, from the youngest daughter to grandma, all of them have secrets and regrets that they have never shared with anyone. With six months left to live, suddenly the Kadokura family heads for chaos. It all starts with Kumiko deciding to fulfill her secret wish…