Upcoming Winter Jdramas 2019

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Innocence Enzai Bengoshi
(Innocence, Fight Against False Charges)
Air Date:10 pm, Saturdays, 19 January 2019
Cast:Sakaguchi Kentaro, Kawaguchi Haruna, Shuri, Koichi Mantaro, Masana Bokuzo, Akaso Eiji, Sugimoto Tetta, Shiga Kotaro, Ichikawa Mikako, Fujiki Naohito, Kusakari Masao
Synopsis:

Handling the most difficult cases with a 100% chance of a guilty verdict, he tries to reverse the wrong convictions.
No one is safe from the terrifying prospect of being falsely accused. You know you are innocent, but you are treated like a criminal. There are countless people just living quite lives who suddenly lose everything to false verdicts.

Kurokawa Taku (Sakaguchi Kentaro) is a young lawyer who works at Hoshundo Law Office. With the help of scientists and journalists who conduct unusual experiments, he unveils the truth behind the false convictions. This is a legal drama with a human touch that even the most seasoned professional will enjoy.

Kurokawa proactively takes on wrong verdicts, known to be almost impossible to reverse, and has won several cases. He reenacts what actually happened at the crime scenes using experiments to prove what really went on. He relentlessly sheds light on the preconceived notions, biases, and inconsistencies in the investigations. Whenever he can, he likes to wear comfortable clothes and carries around a cloth bag with all sorts of things in it that help him establish rapport with others. He is always short of cash.

Attorney Kurokawa tenaciously and passionately attempts the miraculous overturning of convictions using “science” as his weapon in this reversal of fortune drama

3-nen A-gumi ~ Ima kara Minna-san wa, Hitojichi desu
(Mr. Hiiragi’s Homeroom)
Air Date:10:30 pm, Sundays, 06 January 2019
Cast:Suda Masaki, Nagano Mei, Hagiwara Riku, Akita Shiori, Sakumoto Takara, Wakabayashi Kaoru, Katayose Ryota, Tomita Miu, Suzuki Jin, Kawaei Rina, Furukawa Tsuyoshi, Kamishiraishi Moka
Synopsis:“From this moment, you are my hostages.”
The main character is an unassuming art teacher Hiiragi Ibuki (Suda Masaki) who came to the school two years ago. It is ten days before graduation and the students’ high school days are about to come to an end uneventfully–or so it seemed.The teacher gathers his 29 students and says,”From this moment, you are my hostages.”A blast rips through the campus and the kids are flustered. In an instant, the teacher-student relationship turns into a criminal-hostage relationship. This is the beginning of their “final class,” which is about the truth behind the suicide of their classmate a few months ago. With no suicide note or last words, the school’s star student suddenly left this world. One teacher holds 29 students hostage and makes them face the truth about something they all put a lid and turned their backs on. Why did their classmate suddenly commit suicide? Why did the teacher decide to take such a sensational approach to conducting his final class?A teacher’s final class becomes the stage for a chain reaction between the mysterious details surrounding the incident. Depicted within ten days, this time-limited drama series highlights people who are dying to live. A shocking school mystery beyond anyone’s expectations! Until the truth is unveiled, nobody can graduate.
Setsuyaku Rock
(Saving Rock)
Air Date:1:59 pm, Tuesdays, 22 January 2019
Cast:Ueda Tatsuya, Shigeoka Daiki, Fujii Mina, Ayaka Wilson, Ukaji Takashi
Synopsis:30-year-old Matsumoto Takao (Ueda Tatsuya) is a salaryman who loves rock. He has been dumped by Oguro Makiko (Fujii Mina), his girlfriend of three years, because he has no savings and has a habit of squandering money. He resists with the argument that economising and savings is not rock. However, he decides to try economising in order to win her back, and realises at some point a surprising connection between the two. Then he catches a handsome guy Inaba Kota (Shigeoka Daiki), who is a savings maniac, getting close to Makiko.
Ie Uru Onna no Gyakushu
(Your Home is My Business! Counterattack )
Air Date:10 pm, Wednesdays, 09 January 2019
Cast:Kitagawa Keiko, Matsuda Shota, Kudo Asuka, Imoto Ayako, Suzuki Hiroki, Honda Chikara, Kusakawa Takuya, Nagai Mijika, Chiba Yudai, Usuda Asami, Kajihara Zen, Nakamura Toru
Synopsis:

Sagenya Machi (Kitagawa Keiko) is a real-estate saleswoman who is known for closing the deal no matter who the client is–100% of the time. “There isn’t a house I can’t sell.” Season 2 of this drama starts off with Machi being married to Dai Yashiro, while Kenji Rusudo is a rival real estate agent.

Jinsei ga Tanoshikunaru Shiawase no Housoku
(Lovely Unlovely)
Air Date:11:59 pm, Thursdays, 10 January 2019
Cast:Natsuna, Takahashi Maryjun, Kobayashi Kinako, Yamazaki Kei, Wada Takuma, Sano Hinako, Oshinari Shugo, Ito Shuko, Tokui Yu, Tayama Ryosei
Synopsis:Nakagawa Ayaka (Natsuna), Kihara Riko (Takahashi Maryjun) and Minamoto Yoshie (Kobayashi Kinako) work for a trading company’s general affairs department. They are all struggling with life in some way. Ayaka is terrible at expressing herself. Riko is inflexible while Yoshie has a defiant attitude. One day, a fairy (Yamazaki Kei) of the “right kind of ugly” appears before the three of them who receive a jolt of sobering reality about themselves. She tells them that their lives are full of mistakes. “Women who acknowledge that they are ugly, can stand at the starting line of happiness for the first time”. They follow her teachings in the hopes of gaining happiness and start rigorous training to become just the “right kind of ugly”

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