Ibu Masato

yureru

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2006
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Yureru (a.k.a Sway) tells story about 2 brothers facing each other in the court because of death of their childhood friend case. In Yamanshi, Minori (Kagawa Teruyuki) runs a family gas station. His younger brother Takeru (Odagiri Joe) is a successful photographer in Tokyo. In a family reunion Takeru returns home and go hiking together with his brother. Along with them, their childhood friend Chieko (Makimura Yoko). In this trip a tragic incident happened. Chieko falls and died. It is not clear, is it an accident, or is it murder? The two brothers are pulled into a court investigation in which secrets and true personalities are gradually revealed.


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Tsumi to Batsu: A Falsified Romance

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2012
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The original novel revolved around a young man who struggles with himself after killing a pawnbroker, Ochiai’s manga tells the story of a college dropout and hikikomori (shut-in) who plans to kill a high school girl leading an enjo-kousai (compensated dating) group. Kora plays the role of Tachi Miroku, a dropout and hikikomori who is aiming to become a writer. He lost his father to suicide, while his mother and older sister have high expectations for his future. He ends up deciding to murder a heartless young girl named Baba Hikaru (played by Hashimoto Ai), who is the leader of an enjo-kousai group. The heroine of the drama will be the character Ameya Echika, played by Mizukawa. Other characters include the public prosecutor Goi Kurodo (Ibu Masato), the money courier Mikoshiba Haruka (Sometani Shota), and the mysterious man Sudo Kai (Tanaka Tetsushi). ~ Tokyograph


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Ofukou-san

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2014
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Sakura Tsugumi, 28 years old. Nickname: Ofukou-san (The Unfortunate One). Anyone who comes in contact with her will meet with bad luck too. With her sister’s upcoming nuptials, Tsugumi leaves home for Tokyo to find work, but mostly to avoid anything bad happening to her beloved family in the celebrations. Tsugumi tells herself, “I will be happy!” and in trying to make that come true, she starts working at “Anew”, a new company founded by an optimistic young entrepreneur, Sakae Konosuke. At the welcome party held for her by her boss, it soon becomes apparent that her “jinx power” is still going strong… ~ NHK


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Miracle Apples

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2013
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Akinori Kimura (Sadao Abe) and his wife Mieko (Miho Kanno) opens an apple orchard in their hometown of Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture. Due to Meiko’s allergic reaction to pesticides, Akinori Kimura has to grow his apples without the aid of chemicals. Because of this challenge, his family endures hardships and suffers severe financial difficulties. Akinori Kimura even contemplates suicide. A miracle then happens ….


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Marumo no Okite

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2011
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Abe plays the single Takagi Mamoru, an employee at a stationery maker. He ends up becoming the guardian of his deceased friend’s twin children, played by Ashida and actor Suzuki Fuku. The show is primarily a home drama about the three of them gradually becoming a family, but it also contains an element of fantasy, as the two kids find a dog that can speak (played by a male Miniature Schnauzer).


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Kochikame The Movie

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2011
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Police Officer Kankichi Ryotsu (Shingo Katori) is back at the Kameri Park Polic Box. Kankichi Ryotsu usually means to do well, but more often than not he ends up causing all kinds of trouble. Like on his way to work he away when he is asked to pay up by a shop owner or cheats an elementary school student. Ryotsu’s co-workers Reiko Catherine Akimoto (Karina) and Keiichi Nagakawa (Mokomichi Hayami)have had about all they can take from Kankichi and his boss Ohara (Masato Ibu) is constantly berating him.
One day, Kankichi runs into Momoko (Kyoko Fukada) – a women who went to the same elementary school as Kankichi and who Kankichi had a crush on. Kankichi also befriends Momoko’s elemtary school-aged daughter Yui (Ririka Kawashima). Kankichi learns that Momoko is a single mother and works with a travelling dance group. During this time, Kankichi dreams of one day marrying Momoko and retiring from the police force. Meanwhile, Momoko thinks fondly of Kankichi, but can’t forget Yui’s father Mitsuo (Shosuke Tanihara).
Kankichi then skips out on his job to help with Momoko’s dance group performance. Kankichi is then caught by his boss Ohara who comes to watch the performance. Kankichi and Ohara soon start to argue. Kankichi then becomes angry and declares that he is quitting the police force and marrying Momoko. During this time, the police learns the granddaughter of the Police Commissioner has been kidnapped. An investigation HQ is quickly setup. The police then disover that the girl kidnapped is not the Police Commissioner’s daughter, but rather her classmate Yui.
Because the victim isn’t the Police Commissioner’s daughter the police investigation seems to lose its sense of urgency which angers Kankichi. Kankichi then starts his own investigation with the help of Keiichi Nakagawa and purses the kidnapper. As they delve further into the case they uncover another case from the past which the police seem to want to hide …


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Drugstore Girl

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2004
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Pharmaceutical student, Keiko witnesses her boyfriend having an affair. Shocked and disappointed, she jumps on a train (“destination anywhere, east or west, she don’t care”) and ends up in a town named Masao in Tokyo’s remote suburbs. There, she gets a part-time job at a newly opened drugstore. What do ya know.. The local shopping district’s middle-aged men all fall for the young girl’s charms, and they start practicing lacrosse once they have found out that that’s her favourite sport.


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A Stitch of Life

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2015
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Ichie (Miki Nakatani) is the owner of a dressmaking shop. Her grandmother started the shop and now Ichie runs the business. Her clothes are made with an old sewing machine and are very popular. Following her grandmother’s will, Ichie only makes clothes for individuals and turns down offers to turn her clothing into a brand.


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