Upcoming Summer JDramas 2018

Himo Men
Air Date: 11:15 pm, Saturdays, 28 July 2018
Cast: Kubota Masataka, Kawaguchi Haruna, Katsuji Ryo, Okada Yui, Sato Hitomi, YOU, Kaneda Akio, Tahara Kanako, Minamoto Maho, Ohata Shieri

28-year-old Himonya Sho (Kubota Masataka) is passionate about two things in his life: one is to love his girlfriend Kasuga Yuriko (Kawaguchi Haruna) and the other thing is to not work. One day, he gets kicked out of his parents’ home. He moves in with his girlfriend Yuriko. Yuriko is 26-years-old and works as a nurse. She works hard and struggles to change Sho Himonya.

Keiji 7-nin Season 4
(Seven Detectives: Season 4)
Air Date: 9 pm, Wednesdays, 11 July 2018
Cast: Higashiyama Noriyuki, Tanabe Seiichi, Kurashina Kana, Shirasu Jin, Tsukamoto Takashi, Yoshida Kotaro, Kitaoji Kinya

Amagi Yu (Higashiyama Noriyuki) and Katagiri Masatoshi (Yoshida Kotaro) have become subordinate and boss in the Criminal Documents Unit while Mizuta Tamaki (Kurashina Kana) and Aoyama Arata (Tsukamoto Takashi) remain detectives in the Twelfth Section under the instructions of Katagiri. Together with professor of forensic medicine Domoto Shuntaro (Kitaoji Kinya), veteran senior detective Ebisawa Yoshiki in the Twelfth Section and newbie Nonomura Takumi (Shirasu Jin) who is Amagi’s subordinate, the seven of them take on old unsolved cases.

Iryu Sousa Season 5
(CSI: Crime Scene Talks Season 5)
Air Date: 8 pm, Thursdays, 12 July 2018
Cast: Kamikawa Takaya, Kuriyama Chiaki, Nagai Masaru, Miyazaki Karen, Kajihara Zen, Komoto Masahiro, Toda Keiko

Nagatsu Ryoko, who belongs to the Agency for Cultural Affairs, is found dead in the mountain. One month ago, she discovered a Buddha statue at a mountain shrine. Her death seems accidental, caused by Ryoko slipping, but Itomura Satoshi (Kamikawa Takaya) determines that her death was not accidental.

Hagetaka (2018)
(The Vultures)
Air Date: 9 pm, Thursdays, 19 July 2018
Cast: Ayano Go, Watabe Atsuro, Sawajiri Erika, Ikeuchi Hiroyuki, Kinami Haruka, Horiuchi Keiko, Sakura Emma, Korenaga Hitomi, Sugimoto Tetta, Mitsuishi Ken, Kobayashi Kaoru

It is the year 1997 after the bubble economy burst. Fund manager Washizu Masahiko (Ayano Go) emerges overnight in Japan which is mired in a lost decade. He is fiercely criticised as a “vulture” for taking over companies, but buys out a series of big banks with non-performing loans and well-known corporations in financial difficulty.

Air Date: 11:15 pm, Fridays, 27 July 2018
Cast: Yamada Takayuki, Suda Masaki, Aso Kumiko
Synopsis: Freelance programmer Sakagami Keiji (Yamada Takayuki) is paralysed in the lower half of his body because of an unknown illness and confined to a wheelchair. He sets up a company called dele.LIFE in partnership with the law firm established by his late father. At the request of clients, Sakagami works together with the freelance jack-of-all-trades Mashiba Yutaro (Suda Masaki) to delete all unfavourable digital records left in their computers and smartphones after they die

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