Risou No Musuko
The story revolves around a beautiful single mother named Umi (Suzuki) who has worked hard to raise her son Daichi (Yamada) by herself. Daichi has been raised as the perfect obedient son who loves his mother, though his character is described as having a “neo mother complex.” He is always aiming to achieve top results in school to please his mother, and whenever a man tries to approach her, Daichi quickly rejects them.
When Umi starts a new job at a cafeteria of a all-boys high school that is notorious for troublemakers, Daichi decides to leave his prestigious prep school and enter the all-boys school in order to be able to protect Umi. –Tokyograph
Kimura Takuya returns to Monday nights at Fuji TV as an ordinary salary man, Kindaichi Fumio, who is loved by colleagues and trusted for his ability to protect subordinates. One day, however, things take a 180 degree turn and his life becomes completely flipped upside down. His superiors fix their eyes on him and concoct a plot to bring him down. He is held responsible for a crime he has no recollection of, and is forced to leave his position. More unfortunate events follow as Kindaichi loses literally everything from his cellphone to his home, ending up without a penny in his pocket. Shocked by his losses, he one day meets two children in the park by chance who teach him how to get by without any dependency on money. The greatest thing about Kindaichi’s character is that his character never fails him. He always has a carefree attitude and is driven by those people he meets, who love and support him, not by inflicted pain or grudge against others.
Despite being the man who has lost all his possessions, Kindaichi continues to move forward, inspiring his former boss, Moai Kengo, and conservative office co-worker, Nikaido Aya, resulting in a big turning point for each of them. What is it that money can’t buy? What is the most precious thing in life? A man tells the story of finding that “priceless” something in life, through unpredictable turns and twists with a light comedy touch. –Fuji TV
Misaki Number One!!
One day, all of a sudden, Misaki, the number one hostess of a club in Roppongi becomes a high school teacher! Of all classes, she is appointed as the homeroom teacher for Class 2Z, a special class for the troublemakers at the school. But, with her positive power, she takes the students head-on, without ever giving up! — NTV
MARS ~But, I Love You
Based on the manga series “Mars” by Fuyumi Soryo (published from February, 1996 to December, 2000 in Japanese shojo manga magazine Bessatsu Friend).
Ikemen desu ne
Miko (Miori Takimoto) is a 20-year-old girl. She is pure, but prone to make mistakes. Since her father, who was a composer, died, she stayed at orphanage with her twin brother Mio Sakuraba (Miori Takimoto). Now she is at a convent dreaming of becoming a nun. But, one day, Mabuchi asks her to join A.N.JELL instead of her twin brother Mio who fought.
Ren Katsuragi (Yuta Tamamori) is 23 years old. He is self-centered and often nervous. His father is a famous conductor. Ren is a perfectionist and musical genius. He is very clear about what he likes and doesn’t like. At first, Ren is against Mio becoming a member of A.N.JELL.
Shu Fujishiro (Taisuke Fujigaya) ) is a 23-year-old guitarist. He is soft and generous. His personality is the opposite of Ren Katsuragi. He is also as popular as Ren Katsuragi. He raises herbs and likes to drink herbal tea during breaks. He is the first one to realize that Mio is different.
Yuki Hongo (Hikaru Yaotome) is 21 years old. He is the drummer for A.N.JELL. Yuki likes hanging around people and is bright. He also makes the mood around the band bright. In real life he is like a boy, but on stage he shows a tougher side. His tough persona makes people crazy about him. Yuki totally trusts Ren and Shu, so he doesn’t like Mio, because he thinks Mio makes Ren nervous.
At present, over 47% of the male population in Japan aged between 30 ~ 34 are single. While for women, the no. goes up to 60% for those in their late twenties. It is not that they are unable to get married. Rather, they all choose to remain single, as they believe that marriage is not the be all and end all. Life holds more promising things beyond marriage, and thus they are all celebrating life as a single. This drama takes a look at life from the perspectives of these men and women.
Hoshino Mamoru is the President of a film production company, having taken over the position from his father. He is an excellent creative director, but he detests chaos and hence prefers to remain single. His brother, Susumu, works at the same company, taking care of the business side of things. Currently undergoing divorce proceedings, Susumu has had to move out of his marital home.
Haruno Yuki is disillusioned with men, after having gone through several failed relationships. She wasn’t making great strides in her career either, and so one day, she decided to quit her job and pursue her dream of becoming a scriptwriter. In order to pay the bills, she takes on a part-time job at a maid agency. Before she knows it, she gets her chance to make her dream come true!
It could be Fate, or just plain coincidence, but the 3 of them are plunged into each other’s lives; The “Affluent Single”, the “Divorced Hero” and the “Marriage Refugee”. Will a pivotal moment happen upon them? Will the “Affluent Single” decide to give wedded bliss a chance? –Fuji
The story takes place in a police academy boarding school. Under 24 hour surveillance for 10 months, and having to follow the rules of the school: “absolute obedience,” “no cell phones,” and “no romance.” Enduring the grueling instructions from their strict instructors, their one escape from this hell was each other, or so they thought… However, the class that Shimura, Tachibana, and Momoe are put into was the “S Class,” where the misfits were grouped together. Teppei’s dream since he was a child was becoming a “marathon runner,” however, with his father’s unemployment and disappearance, his life starts to fall apart, leaving him with a past of being a well-known delinquent in his hometown. Danji was born to a wealthy family, leading a comfortable life, however, with his illness as a trigger, he stops going to school, and he goes down the wrong path. Hiro grew up in a normal household; however, as not to become a burden for her family, she opts for a realistic job of being a police officer, leading her to question herself of whether she truly wants to be one. “S Class” consists of students including former delinquent, a dropout, going in it for the money, no real aspirations, below average grades, bad health, coward, or just simply a misfit. Will they be able to get used to their strict dorm life and be able to graduate!?