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Yume no California

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2002
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Shu is a senior at a low-ranked university. Kotomi is a struggling model. Keiko has a desk job at a small company. All of them are former classmates from junior high school. All of them are not satisfied with their current lives and want to find something better but can’t seem to. Reflecting many of the conflicts and anxieties of today’s youth, these three turn to each other for support to find the meaning in their lives for which they are searching. — TBS


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Yasashii Jikan

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2005
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This is the story about one small coffee shop located in the northern island of Hokkaido. Yukichi Wakui used to work as a successful businessman at a prestigious trading firm. He worked for several years in New York as well as other cities around the world. When his wife Megumi died at the age of 47 in a car accident three years ago, he decided to leave the company. He was only 57. When Megumi died in the accident, her 18-year-old son Takuro was at the wheel. Yukichi declined an offer to switch to an affiliate company after his retirement, and moved to Megumi’s hometown Furano, Hokkaido instead. There he started a small coffee shop named “The Forest Clock.” Unbeknownst to Yukichi, Takuro is working as an apprentice pottery maker in Biei—a town located 50km away from Furano. His father hasn’t spoken a word to him since the accident. One day, Takuro meets Azusa, the lovely Forest Clock employee who has a habit of accidentally breaking the shop’s plates and cups. It doesn’t take long for the two to fall in love. Will the wall of ice between father and son ever melt? Adding color to the drama are the conversations between Yukichi and the tourists and café-goers who drop in the shop. –Fuji TV 


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What Happens to My Family

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2014
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A family drama about happenings when children’s daddy sues his selfish children for being undutiful to parents. The drama wants to talk about the gratitude as a family which we all have taken for granted and the secret of happiness when saying “Thank you,” “I am sorry,” and “I love you.” It will mostly center on how old and young generations resolve their conflicts and come to live in harmony.


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Ugly Alert

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2013
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A human drama in which a silly and worthless man changes the people around him. It also delivers the meaning of ‘family’ even though they are not blood related and how everyone within that frame understand and heal each other although sometimes they can be jealous and ignore each other.–Hancinema
Gong Joon Soo (Im Joo Hwan) is a man who has had a rough life and early on had to fend for himself. He takes the blame for a murder his brother commits and serves time in prison. There he learns to sew and acquires a trade. After discharged from the prison, his newly acquired skills give him a job in a fashion company and works for Na Do Hee (Kang So Ra), the goody-good daughter of the fashion company which was built by her grandfather. Meanwhile, Gong Joon Soo’s father was married to Jin Joo (Kang Byul)’s mother, both families learn how to understand each other and become a family even though they are not related by blood.


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The Sun Will Rise (Asa ga Kuru)

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2016
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“Give me back my son.”

Kurihara Satoko was satisfied with daily life with her husband and son. In fact, the son wasn’t their own child, but it wasn’t matter for them. After they had tried some treatment for sterility for a long term, they once gave up to have a child. However, they came to know about “adoption”, and they took Asato as their son. She couldn’t imagine the life without Asato, and believed her happiness continued forever.

One day, Satoko got an unexpected call from Katakura Hikari, who insisted that she was Asato’s biological mother. Satoko was getting lost into the past because of this call.


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The Queens Classroom

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2013
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The drama will center around Ma Yeo Jin (Ko Hyun Jung), a elementary teacher of the 6th grade and her students Shim Ha Na (Kim Hyang Gi), Oh Dong Goo (Chun Bo Geun) and Kim Seo Hyun (Kim Sae Ron) who are reveling against her.
Teacher Ma is very realistic and to her elementary students, she shows how tough it is to live the world. Instead of being a shield for her students, she herself becomes the authority. She often pushes her students to the edge by blackmailing and mischief-making. Whole class of 6-3 (class 3 of the sixth grade) is rebelling against teacher Ma’s educational attitude which is incomprehensible. Sometimes they would betray each other, sometimes they help each other and gradually they realize secret of the reality and make on their own views of the world. This kind of setting of the drama is totally new compared to the previous drama where the teachers were always the protectors of their students.
Teacher Ma is trying to be the high wall for the students and her students are trying not to be defeated and overcome the highness of the wall. And such strong plot will touch the hearts of the viewers with massive emotions. Through the story to show the meaning of the true education and will make the viewers look back on the true meaning of the happiness.


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The New World

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2015
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Reporter Miao Miao was originally on a lighthearted mission to reconnect with her childhood friends. But her search uncovered the truth behind the car accident that left her and her friends orphans. The accident was no accident at all, but a coverup for murders and corruptions spanning 50 years.


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The Little Nyonya

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2008
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The story begins from the 1930s, spanning over 70 years till modern day.

Ju Xiang is born into a big Peranakan family where her mum is a mistress. During the World War, Ju Xiang is tortured and both she and her husband die, leaving behind their 8-year-old daughter Yue Niang. After the war, Yue Niang’s maternal relatives who ran away to England to seek refuge during wartime return home. Yue Niang then leads the life of her mother – always discriminated, beaten up and tortured. Yue Niang is then sold to a butcher, Liu Yi Dao. However, Yue Niang’s strong personality impresses Liu Yi Dao and they become sworn siblings instead. Yue Niang decides to choose her own path in life. She begins learning how to run a business and she manages to overcome the odds and save her declining family business. Sadly, her love life has yet to begin a new chapter with no news about her lover, Chen Xi.


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Take Care of Us, Captain

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2012
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Han Da Jin is an inspired pilot who tragically loses both of her parents after graduating from a prestigious pilot school in the US. She looses her faith in flying, but finds a reason to fly again to make her father proud. Kim Yoon Sung was Han Da Jin’s fathers student and became a pilot under his studies, but after he tragically causes Han Da Jin’s mother to die on the flight from Korea to San Francisco he loses faith in flying as well. Kim Yoon Sung finds his desire to fly again and turns out to be a successful captain. Han Da Jin and Kim Yoon Sung start to work together as captain and co-pilot, but Han Da Jin’s way to become a successful captain is not guaranteed as Kim Yoon Sung wants to teach her the basics from the start. Also on the way of Han Da Jin’s success is Kang Dong Soo, a flight tower manager who first brings the not pretty side in Han Da Jin.


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Struggle

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2007
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The drama’s central figure is Lu Tao, a young man struggling to find himself while balancing life, love, and work during the 1980s. He has two fathers, thus he discovers two paths in life. He has two lovers, thus he possesses two types of passion. He values one ideal, but creates a different reality. No matter what happens, he never loses the priceless drive to continue struggling.


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