Upcoming Winter Jdramas 2019

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The Good Wife
Air Date:9pm, Sundays, 13 January 2019
Cast:Takako Tokiwa, Kotaro Koizumi, Kiko Mizuhara, Takumi Kitamura, Kenichi Endo, Chikako Kaku, Kotaro Yoshida, Toshiaki Karasawa
Synopsis:Takako Tokiwa stars in a TBS Sunday Drama for the first time in 19 years since “Beautiful Life”. A story of a housewife who resumes her career as a lawyer after 16 years following the arrest of her elite prosecutor husband who is being charged for sex and political corruption.
This drama is based on “The Good Wife”, an extremely popular television series produced in the United States, and which aired for 7 years from 2009 until 2016. This legal entertainment drama depicts with insight and humor how the main character tackles the many obstacles and challenges she faces as a lawyer after her life changes 180 degrees.
Following her husband’s betrayal and arrest, Hasumi Kyoko (Tokiwa Takako) decides to resume her career as a lawyer. Tada Masahiro (Koizumi Kotaro), a friend from law school, who jointly manages a law firm with Kamiyama Yoshie (Kaku Chikako), puts in a good word for her and they hire her. However, Kyoko realizes how difficult it is to return to work as a lawyer after such a long absence. Meanwhile, Soichiro (Karasawa Toshiaki), her husband in jail, tells her that he wants to atone for his infidelity…
Hajimete Koi o Shita Hi ni Yomu Hanashi
(A Story to Read When You First Fall in Love)
Air Date:10 pm, Tuesdays, 15 January 2019
Cast:Fukada Kyoko, Nagayama Kento, Yokohama Ryusei, Nakamura Tomoya, Adachi Yumi, Minagawa Sarutoki, Takahashi Yo, Marin, Tsurumi Shingo, Namase Katsuhisa, Dan Fumi
 Synopsis:

A love comedy based on Mochida Aki’s comic book of the same title.
After failing the entrance exam to The University of Tokyo, a prestigious university, 32-year-old Harumi Junko (Fukada Kyoko) lost all motivation and hope. She failed to find a good job, and has had no luck in finding love either. She now works in a low-ranking cram school, but her lack of motivation could get her fired any time. However, her life begins to change when three different types of men suddenly enter her life.
Yuri Kyohei (Yokohama Ryusei) comes to Junko’s cram school and asks her to help him get into The University of Tokyo. This seems like an impossible challenge. His hair is dyed pink and students at his school are considered dropouts. Not only that, Junko herself failed the entrance exams to The University of Tokyo. Meanwhile, Junko’s childhood friend’s cousin, Yakumo Masashi (Nagayama Kento), a graduate of Tokyo University and now an elite businessman, suddenly proposes to Junko upon his return to Japan. Junko also finds out that Kyohei’s school teacher, Yamashita Kazuma (Nakamura Tomoya), was her classmate in high school and that he had once asked her out.

Maison de Police
Air Date:10 pm, Fridays, 11 January 2019
Cast:Takahata Mitsuki, Nishijima Hidetoshi, Nishida Naomi, Ryusei Ryo, Kimura Ryo, Toda Masahiro, Kohinata Fumiyo, Noguchi Goro, Kadono Takuzo, Kondo Masaomi/td>
Synopsis:Takahata Mitsuki stars in a TBS drama for the first time as a detective.
Based on the popular novel series by the same title, this drama is a story about a young female detective who solves puzzling cases with former police officers, a group of older men with rather strong personalities who live in a shared house. Each episode is a different story starring unique veteran actors, such as Nishijima Hidetoshi who plays the role of a former elite detective and now the servant at the shared house. A video of a person being burned to death is uploaded on a video site. The Yanagimachi-kita Police Station suspects that it is a copycat crime of the “Death Dance” case that occurred five years ago. Makino Hiyori (Takahata Mitsuki) visits Natsume Soichiro (Nishijima Hidetoshi) who was in charge of the case at the time. He lives in a shared house for retired police officers called “Maison de Police”. Although the residents of this shared house – owned by Date Aritsugu (Kondo Masaomi) who used to be one of the top officials- now suffer from presbyopia, backache and high blood pressure, they were all once topnotch detectives with extensive experience. And so begins Hiyori’s strange investigation meetings with these older men…
Atarashii Ousama
Air Date:11:56 pm, Tuesdays, 8 January 2019
Cast:ujiwara Tatsuya, Sugino Yosuke, Takeda Rena, Natsuna, Izumi Rika, Ashina Sei, Mao, Nonami Maho, Ishiguro Ken, Aijima Kazuyuki, Moro Morooka, Yamanaka Takashi, Nakamaru Shinsho, Tsurumi Shingo, Megumi, Takahashi Maryjun, Koseki Yuta, Yashima Norito, Kagawa Teruyuki
Synopsis:Akiba (Fujiwara Tatsuya), a businessman who has distanced himself from the power of money and possession, is trying to find new value. Ecchu (Kagawa Teruyuki), the representative of a fund, has an insatiable appetite for money, material things and women. He instigates Akiba, scheming to profit from the acquisition of one major Japanese corporation and media outlet after another. These two men who have lived with contrasting lives with completely different values, clash over the acquisition of Chuo TV, a major television network in Tokyo.
Yube wa Otanoshimi deshita ne
(It Was Fun Last Night)
Air Date:1:28 am, Wednesdays, 9 January 2019
Cast:Honda Tsubasa, Okayama Amane, Miyano Mamoru, Kakei Miwako, Yutaro, Ano, Inaba Yu, Ashina Sei
Synopsis:Satsuki Takumi (Okayama Amane) plays online video game “Dragon Quest X” using female character Powder. He becomes good friends with his teammate Goro-san who uses a male character. One day, Satsuki offers to share his place with Goro-san. When they meet, Satsuki is surprised to see that Goro-san is a woman. Her name is Okamoto Miyako (Honda Tsubasa) and she has a gyaru style.

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