Upcoming Spring Jdramas 2020

Miman Keisatsu ~ Midnight Runner
(Detective Novice)
Air Date: 10 pm, Saturdays, April 2020 (postponed)
Cast: Nakajima Kento, Hirano Sho, Kichise Michiko, Nakamura Yuri, Harada Taizo, Iseya Yusuke

What happens when a nerd and a jock become buddy cops at a police academy? An action-packed crime suspense that shatters all expectations!
Totally inexperienced, all they have to fall back on are their youth, passion, and the lessons they’re learning in class–and yet the two are already getting dragged into a string of complex cases. But thanks to the help of classmates and full-fledged detectives, they begin to solve one crime after another.

Polar opposites end up complementing each other’s shortcomings as they combine action with deductive reasoning in this comical yet serious police drama so fast-paced, it’ll leave you breathless.

Bishoku Tantei Akechi Goro
(Gourmet Detective Goro Akechi)
Air Date: 10:30 pm, Sundays, 12 April 2020
Cast: Nakamura Tomoya, Koshiba Fuka, Koike Eiko, Kitamura Yukiya, Sato Kanta
Synopsis: If you were to die tomorrow, what would be your last meal? A handsome gourmet detective gets to the heart of a serial killer in this poisonously romantic suspense drama!
Detective Akechi Goro (Nakamura Tomoya) has a passion for fine dining. Good-looking but incredibly quirky, he solves food-related crimes by using, well, food. He treats Kobayashi Ichigo (Koshiba Fuka) like his assistant and drags her into all sorts of cases, even though she’s perfectly happy just running her food truck.

The thorn in Goro’s flesh is the beautiful and self-proclaimed “Maria Magdalena,” (Koike Eiko) who upon meeting him transforms into a killer. Their relationship is at the same time “detective vs murderer” and “opposites attract.”

Indulge your senses in savvy investigations, dangerous romance, and exquisite cuisine in this ultimate gourmet entertainment!

Haken no Hinkaku 2020
(The Pride of the Temp (2020)
Air Date: 10 pm, Wednesdays, April 2020 (postponed)
Cast: Shinohara Ryoko, Koizumi Kotaro, Katsuji Ryo, Sugino Yosuke, Yoshitani Ayako, Yamamoto Maika, Nakamura Kaito, Kamiji Yusuke, Tsukaji Muga, Oizumi Yo, Ito Shiro

Back after 13 years!
Undefeatable go-it-alone temp Omae Haruko (Shinohara Ryoko) is back after 13 years!

The dream of graduating from college and securing a stable future by becoming a permanent employee at a company ended as the Heisei era came to a close. Lifetime stability as a salaried corporate employee is now just an illusion. With the Work Style Reform Law, ageing population, side jobs, outsourcings, AI, deaths from overwork and what have you, the way Japanese people view work is changing.

In the current Reiwa era that is marked by chaos, how will the almighty temp Haruko Ohmae handle the workplace?

This is a drama that sheds light on what it takes to work with pride and dignity in the new era.

Guilty ~ Kono Ai Tsumi desu ka?
Air Date: 11:59 pm, Thursdays, 2 April 2020
Cast: Shinkawa Yua, Machida Keita, Koike Teppei
Synopsis: Ogino Sayaka (Shinkawa Yua) is a women’s fashion magazine editor who is happily married to the gentle and kind Ogino Kazuma (Koike Teppei). Her wonderful perfect life falls apart when she finds out about her husband’s infidelity, and her only source of comfort is her high-school sweetheart, Akiyama Keichi (Machida Keita), whom she had run into recently. Reminiscing about her high-school days with Keichi rekindles the warm and fuzzy feelings of her love for him. Although she is fully aware that she cannot fall for Keichi again, she can’t help but feel drawn to him. Caught between her love for Kazuma and her tender feelings for Keichi, which one will Sayaka finally choose? To complicate things, nothing is as it seems. All around her, she starts to see others’ duplicity… nobody seems to be truly what she’d thought them to be.

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