Tanihara Shosuke

White Lab

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2014
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The scientific criminal investigation team, White Lab, is a new unit established within the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s First Investigative Division because of the need to swiftly capture criminals of violent crimes with hard evidence. It possesses the knowledge of the crime lab and the investigative authority of First Investigative Division. The core members of the White Lab are former scientist Ichinose Satoshi (Kitamura Kazuki) who solves difficult cases with unique investigation methods; Honda Masayuki (Tanihara Shosuke) who goes by the nickname “human lie detector”; and former crime lab ace Okunuki Toru (Miyasako Hiroyuki). Each of them have different personalities as well as areas of speciality, but respect each other and work together to crack cases.


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Watashitachi no Kyokasho

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2007
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Tamako, an elite lawyer with a promising future, works for a reputable law firm. She is recently given an opportunity to take a case involving a young child who has been bullied at a local elementary school. Fully aware of the difficulties uncovering the truth in cases involving schools, Tamako is reluctant to proceed with her new client. Tamako is romantically involved with one of her colleagues, Naoyuki, and is hoping to further develop their relationship. However, Tamako’s seemingly happy life comes to a sudden halt when she learns the news of an accident involving a young female high school student named Asuka. Asuka had apparently fallen from a classroom window on campus and suffered serious injuries. Tamako takes a strong interest in Asuka’s case and immediately launches her own private investigation.


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Top Caster

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2006
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Haruka Tsubaki hops on a plane from New York to Tokyo. She will be filling in the newscaster position on a news program that will begin airing on CNB Television. Haruka used to work as an anchor and was called “the legendary anchor” until she was involved in an incident that forced her to lose her position there. She flew to America alone to pursue her career as a journalist. It is Katsutoshi Shibata, the Senior Executive Director of the News Department that brushed aside strong oppositions and invited Haruna back. He tells her, “Do whatever you like. I’ll take the responsibility.”
At the headquarters of CNB, producer Shokichi Ichiba, director Kensuke Kanihara, announcer Mei Nohara, and the other crew are standing by for a meeting with Haruka. With great fear, they await the arrival of the legendary anchor. But when the door opens, only Katsutoshi is standing. He says Haruka headed to check out the news studio as soon as she arrived at CNB. The crew try to extend their greetings to her, but she pays no attention. Instead, she dismisses the programming strategy she was given, and insists, “Go for scoops.”
What’s more surprising is that Haruka appoints Nozomi Asuka — who was scheduled to deliver weather forecasts — as her assistant. She tells Asuka that it’s the assistant’s job to work alongside her for 24 hours and wake her up every morning. “Why do I have to spend my private time with her…?” Full of doubts, Nozomi heads to Haruka’s apartment with her luggage. What awaits her?


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The Magic Hour

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2008
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A hustler who gets in trouble with a gang boss in the port town of Sukago agrees to make good with the don by putting him in contact with a mysterious hitman — an assassin the hustler has no idea…


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Tempest

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2011
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The story takes place during the reign of the Ryukyu Kingdom (19th Century). Nakama plays Mazuru, a young woman who wants to complete her studies despite her gender restrictions, so she takes advantage of the disappearance of her step brother and disguises herself as an Eunuch named Son Neion, and passes the exam to be a royal govenrment’s official. This is her first time having to play both a male and female character. Her supporting cast includes Tanihara Shosuke as her lover and Takaoka Saki as her enemy.


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Shiawase ni Naritai

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2005
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Hikari (Kyoko Fukada) has to take care of her sick mother and two younger brothers. They are informed that their missing father has died, and later find out he left them a huge 10 million yen debt. They are a very poor family. They have no money or food. To pay off the debt, Hikari lands a cleaning job at the UBS TV company. On the other side, there’s Masako Nagai (Matsushita Yuki), a struggling UBS TV drama producer. The men she works with are somewhat sexist.

Through an incident within UBS, Masako discovers Hikari’s talents as a creative person with a great imagination for drama writing. With no allies within UBS, she decides to hire Hikari, training her to be an assistant producer.

Hikari’s happiness is keeping her family fed and paying off her father’s debt. Masako’s happiness is to gain respect within UBS by excelling as a drama producer.


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Reinoryokusha Odagiri Kyoko no Uso

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2010
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Odagiri Kyoko is a flashy clairvoyant TV personality who has celebrities and politicians as clients. Yet in reality she is just a regular girl with no special power. She conducts solid detective work to solve mysteries, then passes off the results as her psychic visions.


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Mop Girl

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2007
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Kitagawa plays the part of the slow but hardworking Momoko, a low-ranking employee at a funeral services company who carries a mop as part of her job. However, Momoko happens to possess a strange ability. Whenever she comes across the corpse of someone who has left strong feelings behind, she travels back in time to save that person from his or her fate.


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Mittsu No Tsuki

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2015
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The drama is set in the beautiful Shirakawa-go. The unchanging mountains. The unchanging river. The unchanging greenery. As beautiful as they may be, boredom does set in. Kosaka Mayu is a wife, a mother and a daughter-in-law. She takes care of her husband’s needs, cares for her son and also looks after her invalid mother-in-law. Sometimes her life seems so suffocating and her loneliness so overwhelming that she sinks into despair.

Then one day, a chance meeting with a man who had come from Tokyo, Akikaze Sota, changes her life forever. Mayu and Sota feel like they are kindred spirits and they fall in love with each other. Thus, begins their illicit affair, a little secret that no one else knows. Not caring whether they live or die tomorrow, when they are holding each other’s hands they can feel that they are alive.

When one has someone who is waiting with open arms, no matter what, one will run towards him/her. For Mayu, her love for Sota compels her. She needs to hold on to it, this love that will withstand the test of time. But this love, its significance and its existence, is totally different from anything she has known in her life. Not to mention that this love is a taboo for married Mayu. When Sota asks her to return to Tokyo with him, will Mayu stay back in her hometown, or will she abandon her family and run to his side?


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Memories of Matsuko

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2006
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When a bored college student learns that a long lost aunt has been found dead in a park, he begins piecing together her life to see if it had any value. What he finds is a revelation. Talented film director, Tetsuya Nakashima (?Kamikaze Girls” 04), wield a host of cinematic tools to make ?Memories of MATSUKO” a memorably entertaining and emotionally powerful ?fairytale tragedy,” weaving together realistic human drama with offbeat comedy and spectacular (Bob Fosse-like) production numbers to tell the heartbreaking story of Matsuko Kawajiri, a starry-eyed woman who spends her entire life serching for a worthy ?prince” capable of returning her limitless love. Versatile actress, Miki Nakatani, renders a virtuosic performance in the lead role of Matsuko


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