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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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Shinya Shokudo Season 1

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2009
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Set in a small restaurant in the corner of a shopping district. The unusual eatery is only open after midnight, and its standard menu consists of just a single choice. However, the customers still come for the amusing chatter and the proprietor’s willingness to cook any dish that they request. This drama depicts the lives of the restaurant’s patrons, including a yakuza, an unsuccessful actor, a group of office ladies, a newspaper delivery boy, and a stripper. –Tokyograph


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Shinsengumi

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2004
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The 43rd NHK Taiga Drama is Shinsengumi!. The arrival of Commodore Perry’s “Black Ships” rudely awakened Japan from 300 years of peaceful isolation from the world. Men set their eyes beyond Japan and began to demand change in society. Old clashed with the new, and thus began an age of turmoil.
Amidst this confusion, one group remained true to the old ways and risked their lives to preserve the traditional shogunate system. Led by their charismatic captain, Kondo Isami, the Shinsengumi upheld the code of honor of the samurai. Tales abound of the feats of men like Kondo, Hijikata Toshizo, Saito Hajime, and Okita Soji. This NHK taiga drama brings to life the passion and glory of these men who lived during the most turbulent time in Japanese history. Full of pathos and action-packed, this is a series not to be missed by chambara fans.


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Searchin’ For My Polestar

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2002
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Here are seven friends belonging to the same astronomic observation club at the university. That said, having been so busy with going to the beach and skiing, they’ve actually only looked at the stars once at a college summer camp during their senior year. That summer, while cherishing their dreams for the future in their final summer vacation as students, they pledged undying friendship to each other.And now, three years later, having gotten involved in the working world, they find themselves at the mercy of the rough waves of real life. Living a busy life they suddenly realize that they’ve become distant from each other and they can’t really see heart to heart anymore. It’s now three years since they looked at the same stars and had a good laugh with each other. Will they continue to grow away from each other? Or will they bring back those bonds of friendship again and be able to find that unchanging “polestar” for them all? This drama depicts how these people continue to search for their polestar in life to confirm where they are. Sometimes it’s passionate, sometimes it’s fun, and sometimes it’s hard.


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Satorare

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2002
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Kenichi (Joe), a young, good-hearted doctor, suffers from a rare syndrome whereby his feelings cannot be hidden => such people are known as “satorare” and their well-being come under special government protection.

As all the young doctor’s thoughts/feelings are always heard by hospital colleagues, this creates much inconvenience to them and they try to drive him away. In steps a beautiful female doctor (Mayu) who tries to shield him from the cruel reality of his uniqueness. As a result, Kenichi falls in love with her and his feelings are broadcast through his thoughts to everyone around him


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Rivers Edge Ookawabata Tanteisha

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2014
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Set in Asakusa, along the Sumida river amongst all the multi-tenanted residential and commercial buildings, there is a company by the name of “Ookawabata Tanteisha”. It is a small private investigators’ agency, run by 3 people. Muraki, who is the licensed investigator; the “Director”, who has ties with the underworld; and Megumi, the candid and bubbly pretty receptionist. Their customers are from all walks of life, and some come with the strangest requests, and yet none are turned away. In the course of their investigations, they come in contact with the people related to the clients, and they end up trying to resolve their relationship problems.


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Kazoku no Uta

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2012
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The sexy, talented and polished Hayakawa Masayoshi once enjoyed tremendous popularity as a member of the red-hot rock band ‘Under Cloud’, sold millions of records at the pinnacle of his career and topped the rankings for the man that women most want to be hugged by. But ever since a spat with his bandmates caused the band to break up 13 years ago, he has slid into oblivion, forgotten by society. It is because his songs after the split became ego trips. His regular job now is a live 30-min radio show from 5.00 am in the morning and has the occasional fan meeting. That is how his life has has been going, but he has a relatively satisfactory life sticking to his favourite music genre of rock. Even so, he enjoys the path he has taken. Then one day, he gets saddled with family and his selfish thoughts and way of life slowly starts to change. Through this, he also gradually becomes a person who shows compassion to those around him and this even influences his songwriting…


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Kamen Rider Kuuga

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2000
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Long ago, the Gurongi Tribe terrorized the Linto until a warrior named Kuuga appeared and defeated the Gurongi, sealing their leader within a cave. In present day, a multi-talented man named Yusuke Godai finds himself linked to the mysterious stoned belt that was found within the excavated cave as the Gurongi are resurrected and resume their murderous game on the descendants of the Linto, humanity itself. It is up to Yusuke, along with the assembled Science Police, to use the various powers of Kuuga in order to stop and defeat the Gurongi Tribesmen from their continuous killing and ensure the happiness of others. However, as endgame draws near, Yusuke learns that there is a horrible revelation behind Kuuga and the Gurongis’ leader.


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Jikou Keisatsu 2

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2007
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One year has passed. Kiriyama still works at the same police station and is still interested in unsolved cases that have already passed the statute of limitations. Together with his assistant Mikazuki, he continues to solve these cases as a hobby and gives out the “I won’t tell anyone” card to the culprits.


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