TOKYO DRAMA AWARDS

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The Full-Time Wife Escapist
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TBS Television
October 11 - December 20, 2016

60 min x 11 episodes
Tunami Umino
"The Full-Time Wife Escapist"
Atsushi Nasuda
Yutaka Tawada
Masako Miyazaki
Fuminori Kaneko
Nobuhiro Doi
Yasuharu Ishii
Akiko Nogi
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Yui Aragaki
Gen Hoshino
Ryouhei Otani
Takashi Fujii
Arata Furuta
Yuriko Ishida
The Full-Time Wife Escapist
Outline:
 Protagonist Mikuri Moriyama is an unattached young woman with a graduate degree. Her prospects should be rosy. But when no offers of employment come her way, she's forced into taking on temp work and confronting "the painful realization that nobody needs her." That's when Mikuri with the help of a father(who can't stand to see her jobless)lands a job as a professional homemaker for a company man, a straitlaced, unexciting bachelor named Hiramasa Tsuzaki. Mikuri's perfectionist work ethic wins over Tsuzaki's complete trust, but unfortunate circumstances result in the loss of this job, too. Hemmed in and feeling anxious about the future, Mikuri makes Tsuzaki a strange offer. "Would you consider employing me through marriage?" Tsuzaki agrees, and a nuptial agreement is signed, making the two legally betrothed in a somewhat falsified life as husband/employer and wife/employee.
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Sanada Maru
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NHK
January - December, 2016

45min x 50 episodes
Yotaro Yashiki
Kunio Yoshikawa
Takuya Shimizu
Kazuhiko Yoshioka
Mio Ietomi
Takafumi Kimura
Tadashi Tanaka
Daiji Kobayashi
Shohei Doi
Tetsuya Watanabe
Keita Hosaka
Koki Mitani
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Masato Sakai
Yo Oizumi
Masami Nagasawa
Yoshino Kimura
Koji Yamamoto
Fumiyo Kohinata
Yuko Takeuchi
Kyoka Suzuki
Seiyo Uchino
Masao Kusakari
Sanada Maru
Outline:
 Written by notable Japanese playwright and film director, Koki Mitani, the historical drama series Sanada Maru dynamically and sometimes humorously portrays the life of the last great commander in Japan's Warring States period, Sanada Nobushige, well-known as Yukimura, and his clan, with a focus on the love of family.
 In 16th century Japan, warlords battle to rule the country. But the small Sanada clan barely survives the turbulent times by the instinct and military tactics of the clan's leader, Sanada Masayuki. His sons, Nobushige and older brother Nobuyuki learn from watching their father. Both continue to care about their family, although they ultimately pledge allegiance to different lords.
 Curious and adventure-loving, Nobushige survives the Warring States period, eventually becoming a legendary commander who even awed the ruler of Japan, Tokugawa Ieyasu.
 Be captivated by the story of survival and love of the legendary feudal lord Sanada Nobushige.
(Excellent)
Your Home is My Business!
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AXON
July 13, 2016 - September 14, 2016

60min x 10 episode
Kyo Ito
Reina Oda
Kuniko Yanai
Ryuichi Inomata
Noriyosi Sakuma
Shizuka Oishi
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Keiko Kitagawa
Asuka Kudo
Yudai Chiba
Ayako Imoto
Yuki Suzuki
Yuko Araki
Chikara Honda
Asami Usuda
Zen Kajiwara
Toru Nakamura
Your Home is My Business!
©NTV
Outline:
  There isn't a house that Machi can't sell!

  Single, beautiful, and just slightly outlandish in her fashion sense, Machi is a real-estate saleswoman who is known for being able to close the deal no matter who the client is, even if she never smiles while doing so. She sticks her nose even in the private issues of her clients, and uses a wide range of tactics to solve their problems, just so she can sell the house! A strong believer of the maxim "The kind of home you live in becomes a true reflection of your life", Machi will pour her heart and soul into finding the right home for you. After all, your home is her business!
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Quartet/Lovers & Liars
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TBS Television
January 17 - March 21,2017

54 min x 10 episodes

Nobuhiro Doi
Ayumi Sano
Fuminori Kaneko
Toshio Tsuboi
Yuji Sakamoto
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Takako Matsu
Hikari Mitsushima
Issei Takahashi
Ryuhei Matsuda
Riho Yoshioka
Takeshi Tomizawa
(Sandwichman)
Akiko Yagi
Mummy-D
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Kankuro Kudo
Masako Motai
Quartet/Lovers & Liars
Outline:
 Four people's paths cross one winter by chance: two women and two men in their 30s, all whose dreams have gone sadly unfulfilled. Instead of swelling toward the peak of their lives, their lives all seem headed gently downhill. Despite being total strangers, they decide to share a house together in the wooded resort area of a Karuizawa. But" chance" also hides some pretty big secrets in this brand new adult-sized drama that will have you laughing at odd chemistry, biting your nails at unexpected turns, and even alarmed by some stark truths of the human condition.
(Excellent)
The Supporting Actors
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TV TOKYO Corporation
DREAMAX TELEVISION INC
January 14 - April 1,2017

40 min x 12 episodes
Futoshi Asano
Koichi Hamatani
Yuto Tanabe
Atsuya Asano
Daigo Matsui
Satoko Yokohama
Kentaro Takemura
Toshiyuki Morishita
Mitsuhiko Fujiki
Takeshi Miyamoto
Daigo Matsui
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Kenichi Endou
Ren Ohsugi
Tomorowo Taguchi
Susumu Terajima
Yutaka Matsushige
Ken Mitsuishi
The Supporting Actors
Outline:
 Kenichi Endou/Ren Ohsugi/Tomorowo Taguchi/Susumu Terajima/Yutaka Matsushige/ Ken Mitsuishi.
 The most renowned Japanese supporting actors co star! The story is staged at a sharehouse where six middle aged men are forced to live together.
 One day a major Chinese VOD platform had offered roles to the six renowned supporting actors for a big scripted series. The main role has been taken by an A-list actor, directed by one of the top movie directors. However the first instruction the director made to them was to share a house for 3 months in order to build bondage as costars. Six of them figure out communual life, alothough they all hold thoughts about the incident 10 years ago. Moreover this big project seem to have one secret kept behind....
 Although the story seems non-scripted, it is a scripted series. However as a drama it seems like a very easy going plot. It is quite laughable to watch middle aged men living together, while their cute characteristics become visiblein this unique drama. Sexy and handsome, funny and easy going, enjoy the "Loose and sexy" atmostphere of the middle aged sit-com.
(Excellent)
CRISIS Special Security Squad
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GENIUS
April 11 - June 13, 2017

1,10 episodes 69min, 2-8 episodes 54min
Takahiro Kasagi
Takashi Hagihara
Kosuke Suzuki
Keiichiro Shiraki

Kazuki Kaneshiro
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Shun Oguri
Hidetoshi Nishijima
Tetsushi Tanaka
Toru Nomaguchi
Yuko Araki
Yuriko Ishida
Kisuke Iida
Hidekazu Mashima
Moeka Nozaki
Kyozo Nagatsuka
CRISIS Special Security Squad
Outline:
 Based on award-winning writer Kazuki Kaneshiro's story,"Crisis" focuses on Inami and Tamaru, two members of a secret team of specialists working directly under the jurisdiction of the Security Bureau of the National Police Agency.
 In an age when the nation is under the threat of unimaginable crimes, everyone is their enemy: terrorists plotting to assassinate politicians, new religious movements, military spies, drug cartels, and sometimes even politicians who ought to be protecting the citizens.In the face of national crises where reckless evil and political ambitions intertwine, these extraordinary men rise up!
 Every self-contained episode of incredible incidents is created with Kaneshiro's signature attention to detail and information bringing a whole new concept to police drama.As the time limit draws closer, the Special Security Squad is depicted struggling through the crisis with a powerful sense of reality, pulling the viewers into the midst of the action for a first-hand experience of action entertainment.
Single Drama
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Break Out
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DREMAX TELEVISION
April 12,2017

138min x 1 episode
Akira Yoshimura
Toshihiko Tabuchi(TV TOKYO)
Shoko Kawamura(TV TOKYO)
Atsuya Asano(DREMAX)
Yasuhito Tachibana(DREMAX)
Yoshihiro Fukagawa
Shunsaku Ikehata
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Beat Takeshi

Takayuki Yamada
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Hikari Mitsushima
Ikkei Watanabe
Aoi Nakamura
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Susumu Terashima
Yutaka Matsushige
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Hiroyuki Ikeuchi
Masanobu Katsumura
You Yoshida
Isao Hashizume
Free and Easy
©TV TOKYO
Outline:
 "Break Out" an award winning (Yomiuri Prize for Literature) masterpiece by Akira Yoshimura is dramatized for the first time in 32 years, with script written by Shunsaku Ikebata and directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa. Featuring Beat Takeshi, a talented comedian as well as a filmaker whose work "HANA-BI" won the Gold Lion Award at Venice International Film Festival for the first time in 40 years as a Japanese Film. "Break Out" depicts a thirilling fight between a perfect jail keeper so called "Prison Guardian God" and the worst jail breaker in the history of crime.Takayuki Yamada, a multiple awards winning actor as well as the only Japanese to be introduced on "Hollywood Reporter" as "10 Actors to look out for globally" takes the role of this genious jail breaker who confronts Beat Takeshi by conducting unprecendented escapes. Yamada has gone through strict body training to express the strength, mentalityand vitality of the life imprisoned criminal who challenges four jail break. Also starring You Yoshida as a daughter of Susumu Urata, Hikari Mitsushima as Mitsu Sakuma the wife of the jail breaker Sakuma. Others starring Isao Hashizume, Yutaka Matsushige, Susumu Terashima, Masanobu Katsumura, Ikkei Watanabe, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Aoi Nakamura. "Break Out" is an epic chase and escape entertainment piece that appeals "The importance of believing in faith" while depicting "The meaning of life, survival, and human bonds" in todays' world full of darkenss and uncertainty.

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 One day in 1942 Urata Susumu (Beat Takeshi), a jail keeper in Tokyo, has been informed that Seitaro Sakuma (Takayuki Yamada), a life imprisonment prisoner, has broken out of prison in Akira prefecture. Urata used to take care of Sakuma, and also was the only one Sakuma was obedient to. Three month later, Sakuma suddenly visits Urata and asks him to sue the autocratic keeper at Akita prison. However Urata reports the prison break which brings Sakuma to Abashiri prison, known as the worst prison in the north.
 Coincidentally Urata is appointed as a chief warden of Abashiri, which unfolds a long fight between an earnest keeper and a breakout genius.
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Cold Case file05 Lockheed Scandal
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July 23,2016
73 min x 1 eposode
58 min x 1 eposode
Naofumi Nakamura
Takuomi Matsumoto
Kentaro Horikirizono
Mio Ogawa
Satoshi Suzuki
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Yutaka Matsushige
Ryo Ishibashi
Syunsuke Kariya
Kunio Murai
Tomiyuki Kunihiro
Hidekazu Mashima
Yasumasa Ooba
Masanori Ishii
Yu Tokui
Jun Hashimoto
Cold Case file05 Lockheed Scandal
Outline:
 The program aims to review various incidents which had great impact over the society, to learn lessons for the future, and here is the 5th of the series.
 40 years have passed since Lockheed Payoff Scandal, the biggest bribery scandal after the World War the Second. The program tries to reveal the hidden facts, what lies behind the incident?
 With secret materials secured by the late Yusuke Yoshinaga, lead prosecutor of Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, NHK, dramatized the concealed facts in the process of investigation. The special investigation department got to the heart of the scandal over Yoshio Kodama in secret contract with Lockheed Cooperation, and enormous amount of money flow accompanying with introduction of commercial aircrafts, money possible used as bribery in political and business circles, even tracing the shadow of their military aircraft, P3C.
 However, the investigation had rough going, finally leading to the unprecedented development, the arrest of Kakuei Tanaka, the former Prime Minister of Japan. The truth about what has happened was got buried under the darkness.
 The drama, consisting of the first and the latter part, illuminates huge and unknown dark side of the scandal.
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Inspector Zenigata
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AX-ON Inc. / Studio Blue
February 10,2017

114 min x 1 episode
Monkey Punch
Norihiko Nishi
Yasunori Aoki
Shinobu Mohri
Masatoshi Kato
Takaharu Kano
Hiroki Iwasaki
Taro Otani
Masahiro Yamaura
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Ryohei Suzuki
Atsuko Maeda
Takahiro Miura
Yoshihiko Hakamada
Koichi Yamadera
Atsuro Watabe
Ikkei Watanabe
Takaya Kamikawa
Inspector Zenigata
©NTV
Outline:
 "Inspector Zenigata" is the detective who stars in the hit manga and anime "Lupin III." His passionate pursuit of the elusive thief Lupin III has earned him the love of men, women, young, and old, making him a nationally-acclaimed character in Japan. But how many people really know the true Zenigata? Most are probably thinking," What a clumsy detective who always lets Lupin III escape!" Not true at all. Inspector Zenigata is a serious champion of justice whose compassion for others is unmatched. He's a brilliant detective who doesn't give up until he catches the bad guys. This drama showcases the legendary Inspector Zenigata as he solves one complex case after another.

 One evening, a masterpiece painting was stolen from the Tokyo Imperial Museum. The dead body of a security guard was found at the crime scene, as well as a letter left behind by Lupin III that said "I took the treasure." Realizing that the thief had finally descended upon Japan, the detectives at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Investigations First Division vow to catch him no matter what. That's when Inspector Zenigata of the International Investigations Division, who has long chased after Lupin III, declares "it's not him." He sets off with Natsuki and Kunikida of the Investigations First Division to hunt for the criminal on their own. The scramble to find the real culprit begins!
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A Man's Fifth Year since the 3.11 Earthquake/Tsunami
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Shin Kikaku
Robby Pictures Inc.
November 19,2016

126minx1episode
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Fumio Igarashi
Susumu Kondo
Satoko Uchiyama
Kazuhiko Fujimoto
Hirokazu Fujita
Tonkou Horikawa
Taichi Yamada
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Ken Watanabe
Katsumi Takahashi
Aju Makita
Toshiro Yanagiba
Tae Kimura
Yuka Itaya
Daigo Nishihata
Yu Yamada
Etsuko Ichihara
A Man's Fifth Year since the 3.11 Earthquake/Tsunami
Outline:
 "A Man's Fifth Year since the 3.11 Earthquake/Tsunami" is an original script written by the most prominent contemporary Japanese scriptwriter, Taichi Yamada. The drama depicts an unfathomable sense of loss of a survivor of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The Japanese seem to have overcome the extraordinary disaster and their lives seem to be back to normal. But for those who have actually experienced the tsunami and the nuclear accidents, their void of loss is still very much there. A worldclass actor Ken Watanabe plays the leading role of a veterinarian who had lost his most beloved daughter in the disaster, and how he finally finds the light in the dark. It is a challenge to portray the realities of the victims in a heart-warming drama that is possible only after half a decade of time.
 Synopsis – Set in Tokyo, May 2015. A middle-school girl Ami was suddenly stopped by a stranger named Shuji. He says she looks exactly like his daughter Reiko who died in the Tsunami of the Great Quake 5 years ago. Despite the worries of her parents and friends, Ami believes him and they start to see each other. Shuji cries out his almost anger like sorrow… but the strange encounter with Ami gives him new hope to go on, and he decides to continue to live in Fukushima as a veterinary.
satellite & Streamed Drama
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Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories
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©2016 YARO ABE, SHOGAKUKAN/
Midnight Diner -Tokyo Stories-PRODUCTION COMMITTEE
AMUSE INC./
geek sight inc.
Streaming starting October 21, 2016

24 minutes x 10 episodes
"Midnight Diner" by Yaro Abe
(Shogakukan)
Hitoshi Endo
Tamotsu Kosano
Jun Takahashi
Kaata Sakamoto
Joji Matsuoka, Nobuhiro Yamashita
Syoutarou Kobayasi, Tatsushi Omori
Yasuhiro Yoshida, Fumio Nomoto
Katsuhiko Manabe, Kosuke Mukai
Kensaku Kojima, Hisako Kurosawa
Saeki Nejime, Marina Oshima
Kazeto Takekuma
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Kaoru Kobayashi
Yutaka Matsushige
Ken Mitsuishi
Mansaku Fuwa
Toshiki Ayata
Mikako Tabe
Kimiko Yo
Joe Odagiri
Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories
Outline:
 A small eatery called Meshiya -- also referred to as the Midnight Diner -- resides in the back alley of a bustling district. Despite the eatery's unusual hours, 12 a.m. to 7 a.m., a menagerie of customers flock to the establishment each night for a bite to eat and to visit with the proprietor, known as the Master. While there is a menu, which includes pork miso soup set, sake, beer and shochu, the Master makes whatever his customers request. As patrons bond with the Master, they find nourishment for their bellies and their souls.
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Yowamushi Pedal
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Toho Co., Ltd.
"Yowamushi Pedal" STAGE PARTNERS

as birds corporation
August 26 - October 7,2016

60 minutes x 7 episodes
Wataru WATANBE
Atsushi OSANAI
(SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation)
Yuhei UENO(Toho Co., Ltd.)
Atsuya ASANO, Keiko MATSUMOTO
(Dreamax television)
Tanazawa TAKAYOSHI
Masahiro SAKAI
Kota FUKIHARA
Youhei YAMAMOTO
Miho AOTSUKA
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Yuki Ogoe/Tatsunari Kimura
Taiga Fukazawa/Naoya Gomoto
Yuki Tomotsune/Ryoma Baba
Kosuke Kujirai/Ryo Yashima
Teruma/Hiroki Hirai
Yuya Asato/Minami Sakurai
Eiji Takigawa/Hiroki Suzuki
Ryo Kitamura/Syuto Miyazaki
Soramu Aoki/Ryutaro Akimoto
Keisuke Ueda/Takeshi Hayashino
Yowamushi Pedal
Outline:
 Based on highly popular Japanese manga, 15 million copies sold to date, "Yowamushi Pedal" is a live action drama of battle between high school road race cycling teams aiming for the top. Sakamichi, an Akihabara loving anime geek, joins an elite high school road race team Sohoku by accident where he discovers his true talent for hill climbing. Through his new friendship and peer rivalry, Sakamichi finds purpose and emerges himself into cycling to win a seat at the Sohoku High School A team.
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MORIBITO Ⅱ"THE ANGUISH OF THE DESTROYERS"
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NHK ENTERPRISES, INC.
January - March, 2017

58 min x 9 episodes
Nahoko Uehashi
Series "Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit"
Kiyoshi Umibe
Taku Kato
Takashi Nakamura
Hiroshi Okoshi
Taku Kato,
Yuki Nakajima
Takegoro Nishimura
Sumio Omori
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Haruka Ayase
Mizuki Itagaki
Masahiro Higashide
Yoko Maki
Dean Fujioka
Rio Suzuki
Kengo Koura
Ryohei Suzuki
Akira Emoto
Tatsuya Fujiwara
MORIBITO ⅡTHE ANGUISH OF THE DESTROYERS
Outline:
 Million-selling fantasy novel series Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit come alive in a full 4K drama series.
 The story is set in an imaginary land resembling ancient Asia, where the two worlds of spirits and humans intertwine in mysterious ways.
 In Season1, the heroine Balsa, a bodyguard and a masterful spear-wielder, happened to meet the prince Chagum carrying a mysterious spirit egg in his body. Balsa successfully protected Chagum despite her failure to assassinate the king of Kambal, who is the enemy of Balsa's father…
 Four years later, in Season2, Chagum officially takes his place as heir to the throne of Shin-Yogo while Balsa becomes a wanted fugitive because of her failed assassination attempt. Balsa hides in the Kingdom of Rota, and while working as a bodyguard she one day saves a girl, Asla, from slavery. Indwelling within Asla is Taluhamaya, a deity of destruction worshipped by her tribe. When Asla becomes angry and summons the deity, the usual aftermath is only mercilessly destroyed dead bodies. Trying to capture and kill Asla are Shihana and Sufahl, a shaman pair from the Kingdom of Rota, who consider Asla a threat. Once again Balsa's journey for survival begins, going all out to protect Asla.
COLD CASE JAPAN
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TELEPACK
October 22 - December 24,2016

48 min x 10 episodes
COLD CASE
RICHARD BURRELL
MAKIKO OKANO
TEPPEI CHIKAMI
TAKAFUMI HATANO
Takahisa Zeze,
Yasuhiro Yoshida
Ryûta Hôrai
Kôji Hayashi
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Yoh Yoshida
Kento Nagayama
Kenichi Takitoh
Ken Mitsuishi
Tomokazu Miura
COLD CASE JAPAN
Outline:
 "COLD CASE JAPAN" is the first localized version of the hit US series "Cold Case", originally produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
 Their version follows similar plot lines to the original US series, taking place in Yokohama rather than Philadelphia and starring Yoh Yoshida, in the role of Lily Rush, acted by Kathryn Morris in the original series.
 One morning on December 1996, 19 year-old Junichi Kudo is found dead in front of his own home. On his chest is a suicide note that reads, "Father. I am free. Good-bye." The police at the time investigate the case as both suicide and homicide but the case is filed as a cold case.
 The Kanagawa Prefectural First Criminal Investigation Div., under the direction of Acting Section Chief Hidehiko Motoki, Captain Yuri Ishikawa and team members Toru Kaneko and Daisuke Tachikawa were investigating a case in which a mother and daughter were thrown out of an apartment window in Tsurumi, Kanagawa.
 During this investigation, a person shows up at the First Criminal Investigation Div. The woman is a witness to a case from 20 years ago. She reports that she saw a car carrying the body of a young man to a home. Based on this lead, Yuri and her team decide to reopen the investigation.
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The Poetry Reader
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January 18, 2017

59 min x 1 episode
Nobuko Nakano
Yutaro Seki
Naoko Ogikami
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Hidetaka Yoshioka
Riho Yoshioka
Tamaki Ogawa
Mikako Ichikawa
Tomoya Maeno
Shinji Yamashita
Etsuko Ichihara
The Poetry Reader
Outline:
 This dreamy, heartwarming tale features the poetry of Chuya Nakahara, who was born in Yamaguchi, finely coupled with stunning scenery from the prefecture.
 Mamoru Saionji is bordering on depression, his motivation low; his wife walked out on him and he loses successive jobs. One day his ex-wife calls him out of the blue and tells him about "The 24- Hour Library". Suffering from insomnia, Mamoru finds refuge at the library, night after night. There, librarian Hitomi Sawada introduces a job as a poetry reader to him. His employer is the otherworldly old lady Reiko Ogasawara, who enjoys soothing moments as Mamoru reads Chuya Nakahara's works to her. Through the harsh encouragement of Ogasawara's housekeeper Ms. Hayakawa, Chuya-loving fisherman Mr. Kurata, and his ex-wife's sister Midori, cheer slowly returns to Mamoru. One day, at the library, Mamoru stumbles across a familiar-looking diary. Opening it, he finds it belonged to his ex-wife. After reading her ruminations, the door in his heart opens, and his emotions begin to flow.
Under the same sky
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Vietnam Television
Vietonam Television
Film Production Center
March 20, 2017

114 min x 1 episode
Mieko Shimojima
Masayuki Nakazato
Do Thanh Hai
Akane Ikehara
Nguyen Hoang Duong
Ayato Mtsuda
Vu Truong Khoa
Dao Duy Phuc
Mieko Shimojima
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Karin Miyagi
Quang Su
Taeko Yoshida
Gori(Garege Sale)
Hitomi Kyan
Masahiro Arakaki
Viet Lien
Huong Giang
Chi Nhan
Yuji Shiroma
Under the same sky
Outline:
 Eri Miyazato was reporting a huge tug of war in Naha city on television. When the fight ends, people run to get ropes which is believed to bring luck. In the crowd, there were Vietnamese students Hai and Quang. Quang was knocked down by Eri when he tried to snatch the rope and the happening were all broadcasted. After this accident, Eri was interested in the tragic history of war in Okinawa and Vietnam. When Eri started covering a Vietnamese student in Okinawa, she met Hai again. Hai didn't seem to like her, but they are getting closer and closer.

 A childhood friend who pretends Hai's girlfriend, Eri's ex-boyfriend, opposition if their families, Hai's dad's illness, can they get over all these barriers despite the distance of 2500km?
個人賞
Best Performance
by an Actor

Masato Sakai
Masato Sakai
"Sanada Maru"
NHK
Best Performance
by an Actress

Yui Aragaki
Yui Aragaki
"The Full-Time Wife Escapist"
TBS Television
Best Performance
by an Actor in
a Supporting Role

Masao Kusakari
Masao Kusakari
"Sanada Maru"
NHK
Best Performance
by an Actress in
a Supporting Role

Naka Riisa
Riisa Naka
"I Love You Just a Little Bit"
TBS Television

Best Screenplay


Sou Kuramoto
Sou Kuramoto
"Yasuraginosato
(A Comfortable Home)"
TV Asahi Corporation

Best Producer


Atsushi Nasuda
Atsushi Nasuda
"The Full-Time Wife Escapist"
TBS Television

Best Director


Fuminori Kaneko
Fuminori Kaneko
"The Full-Time Wife Escapist"
"Quartet/Lovers & Liars"
"I Love You Just a Little Bit"
TBS Television
Theme Song Award

Gen Hoshino
Gen Hoshino
"The Full-Time Wife Escapist"
TBS Television