Nursing student Asuka has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching sound coming from the apartment of her neighbor, a reclusive old man who has refused all attempts at communication. Concerned over his well being, Asuka enters his home only to find him dead from malnutrition. Worse, it looks as if he had been trying to claw his way into her room. Asuka learns that there have been a number of strange deaths in the complex over the years from Shinobu, the handyman cleaning up the old man’s apartment. Even the girls at school whisper rumors of it being haunted.
Tamako graduated from a university in Tokyo, but she now lives with her father back in Kofu. Tamako doesn't help her father or tries to get a job. She spends her time just eating and sleeping throughout the four seasons of the year.
Akiko, a young woman, comes to Vladivostok to meet Matsunaga, a young businessman she has met in Tokyo only once. Akiko finally finds Matsunaga. However, he leaves her again, warning her not to trust strangers in a foreign country. She tries to follow him, but she is attacked by thugs and dumped on the outskirts of town.
AKB48 in TOKYO DOME ~1830 no Yume~ is AKB48 's Tokyo Dome concert held from August 24 to 26, 2012. The DVD and Blu-Ray released of “AKB48 in TOKYO DOME ~1830m no Yume~” will be available in three versions: the SINGLE SELECTION which only includes performances of the group's single releases, and the SPECIAL BOX in both Limited and Regular Edition which includes all 3-day performances in 6 discs and making-of and bonus video footage, comes with five photos, and a 132-page booklet.
The movie is about Minami Kawashima, a high school girl who becomes the manager of her school's baseball team in place of her hospitalized friend, Yuki Miyata. She tries to lead the team to the National High School Baseball Championship by learning strategies from the business book Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices by Peter Drucker, which she mistakenly bought.
A young Japanese woman named Yoko finds her cautious and insular nature tested when she travels to Uzbekistan to shoot the latest episode of her travel variety show.
Alumni of Ibaraki High School learn that one of their classmates is killed in an accident on the tenth anniversary of their graduation, necessitating an unexpected reunion and “on-campus funeral”. They spend a strange night together, during which the secrets of his life are revealed and they rededicate themselves to his memory, with a new outlook on life.
"No Flower Without Rain" is the 3rd AKB48 documentary. The movie feature various moments of 2012, such as Maeda Atsuko's graduation, Sashihara Rino's transference to HKT48, Oshima Yuko's winning the 4th Senbatsu Election and the Tokyo Dome concert.
Gyomu Renraku. Tanomuzo, Katayama Bucho! in Saitama Super Arena (業務連絡。頼むぞ、片山部長! in さいたまスーパーアリーナ, "Business Contract. I'll Ask, Katayama Director! in Saitama Super Arena") was AKB48's Spring Concert in 2012, held in Saitama Super Area. The concert was renamed after Maeda Atsuko's graduation announcement to Maeda Atsuko no Namida Sotsugyou Sengen! in Saitama Super Arena - Gyomu Renraku. Tanomuzo, Katayama Bucho! - (前田敦子の涙卒業宣言！ in さいたまスーパーアリーナ ~業務連絡。頼むぞ、片山部長!~ "Maeda Atsuko's Graduation Declaration of Tears in Saitama Super Arena - Business Contract. I'll Ask, Katayama Director! - ") With the participation of SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, SDN48 and JKT48, 3 different shows were done in the time span of 3 days, from March 23 - March 25, 2012. This is the concert where Maeda Atsuko famously made her graduation announcement.
The AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2010 (AKB48 リクエストアワー セットリストベスト100 2010) was held from January 21 to January 24, 2010 at Shibuya AX. Fans made their voices heard by voting for their favorite AKB48/SKE48/SDN48 original songs.
Four young women are somewhat desperate in their relationships, since their male partners are not the most successful types. But does that mean you have to break up with them? In his fast-paced comedy, Santa YAMAGISHI takes a closer look at romantic clichés and the truths that lie behind them.
DVD footage of AKB48 Team A's 1st Stage "PARTY ga Hajimaru yo"
DVD footage of AKB48 Team A's 3rd Stage "Dareka no Tame ni"
DVD footage of AKB48 Team A's 4th Stage "Tadaima Renaichuu"
DVD footage of AKB48 Team A's 6th Stage "Mokugekisha"
Akiko Sakata was a hikikomori during her school days. She was withdrawn from social life and isolated. She goes to Tokyo and becomes a scriptwriter.
Hokkaido, Japan: An old woman -- formerly a man -- lives by a lake in the northern reaches of Japan, gazing at Nakajima Island in its center where her daughter's body was found long ago. She hasn't been able to visit for almost 50 years. Tokyo: A middle-aged man lives on an island where criminals were once exiled in the past, earning a sparse living as a cattle herder. He is descended from such exiled criminals. He raised his only daughter by himself after losing his wife in an accident. Osaka: A woman who was sexually assaulted as a child comes to Osaka for the first time in a while to attend the funeral of her ex-boyfriend. As each of these women board ships and separate themselves from time and locations, the emotional scars and sins they carry become apparent.
This erotically charged drama traces the intersecting stories of a group of employees and visitors at a notorious "love hotel" in Tokyo's red-light district.
Juri, an elementary school girl, loses sight of her true self while acting out a false self to play along with her friends. Kanako, a classmate who used to be the popular girl but has been bullied lately, tells Juri that the girl she is now is not her true self, and Juri sympathizes.
This documentary follows the unstoppable all-female Japanese idol group, AKB48. With a complicated balance of competition and friendship among the members, their bond is strong. The footage was taken from over 1000 hours of recorded videos throughout 2010 and includes personal interviews with select members revealing each of the girls' struggle, joy, growth, and dream.
Eikichi left his hometown in Hiroshima for Tokyo. He tried to find success with his music band, but failed. Several years later, Eikichi goes home to tell his father, Osamu, that his girlfriend is pregnant. His father curses him out, but he is also excited to have a grandchild. Osamu has a party to celebrate the news, but, at the party, he collapses and goes to the hospital. Eikichi struggles to make his father happy.
Set in Shizuoka and Tokyo, Japan in the late 1980's. Takkun is a university student in Shizuoka attempting to find a job. Mayu is a dental hygienist. They meet through a blind date and begin to date, but Takkun finds a job in Tokyo and goes there. They begin a long distance relationship, but their relationship breaks down.
When Suei was little, his mother had an affair with a young man who lived next door. Suei's mother and the young man killed themselves by using dynamite. After Suei graduated from high school, he worked at a factory before quitting his job. He then went to Tokyo and began working in the erotic magazine industry. Suei eventually became the chief editor of a famous erotic magazine in the 1980's.
Toko Amano worked as a detective, but to take care of her sick husband she quit her job. After her husband passed away, Toko Amano now works as a crisis management expert. 3 days ago, Toko Amano's former mother-in-law rode on an express train with beds. She witnessed a man strangling a woman and told the train conductor, but he thought she imagined it. The police later searched for the woman's body, but could not find her. Toko Amano boards the same express train that her former mother-in-law rode. She looks for the dead body.
"Documentary Of AKB48 : The Future 1mm Ahead" is the first AKB48 documentary which was aired on NHK. The movie feature various moments of 2010, such as the AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2010, their Yokohama Arena concert, AKB48 Manseki Matsuri Kibou Sanpi Ryouron, Oshima Yuko winning the 2nd Senbatsu Election, their concert Surprise wa Arimasen, Ono Erena's graduation announcement,the 1st Janken Tournament, and Akimoto Sayaka resigning as Team K Captain.
Documentary Of AKB48 : Show Must Go On is the 2nd AKB48 documentary. The movie feature various moments of 2011, such as Team 4 formation, Maeda Atsuko winning the 3rd Senbatsu Election, first dome concert in Seibu Dome and the Dareka no Tame ni Charity Project.
Kato is an up-and-coming scriptwriter in the middle of a severe slump. He submits ideas for potential movies but makes no headway whatsoever, and spends his days downhearted and distressed. When he heads out to buy "Dog Man," food for his lover's beloved pooch Cerberus, one thing leads to another and he stumbles into "Ideal Mart," a convenience store where he can find everything his heart desires. There, he encounters a mysterious married woman named Keiko, who gets his creative juices flowing again, but...
Thirty-year-old Kasumi Sobata (Toko Miura) has never had any feelings for anyone and does not know what romantic love is. After failing in her aspired career in music, she returns home to work at a call center, where she is busy with her daily duties. With her younger sister married and pregnant, and her mother pressuring her to get married, her mother sets up a blind date without her permission. Reluctantly, she heads to the blind date, but there she meets a man who wants to establish a relationship with her as a friend rather than marriage.
Yuichi Sugawara is a freelancer, who spends his days meaninglessly. He lives with his long-term girlfriend Satomi Suzuki. One day, they start to argue over a trivial matter which causes Yuichi to leave their home. He wanders around and meets with his friends, sister, and mother. When he starts to feel uncomfortable around them, he leaves them behind. He then crosses paths with his father, Koji, for the first time in ten years. Koji also ran away from his family, including Yuichi, at that time. Koji then invites Yuichi to come over to his house. Hen accepts and turns off his smartphone to cut off all the relationships he has.
DVD footage of AKB48 Team A's 4th Stage "Renai Kinshi Jourei"
In this offbeat coming-of-age tale, a charming, rebellious high school dropout named Kanta befriends the kind, provincial Shoji. The two bring out the best in each other, each gaining confidence from their friendship - especially regarding pursuit of the opposite sex. The working class Kanta becomes a sort of unruly anti-hero, maintaining his pride, defiance, and self-assurance even as his prospects seem increasingly grim.
Kengo was gifted in Kendo (Japanese martial art) but he quits after a tragic incident. He works as a security guard and spends his days drinking. One day, he encounters a high school student Toru, who has a natural ability in Kendo. Toru revives the spirit of the sport in Kengo and he resumes practice again.
Follows the daily lives of 8 women with different backgrounds through what they eat and whom they date.
High school boy Machida is a loner who is not particularly good at his studies or extracurricular activities. He does seem to have his heart in the right place however. When he is injured at school instead of the school nurse at the infirmary a school-mate tends to him. He develops a crush for her and soon enough the feelings are returned.
Kie's loud crying, echoes throughout the small coffee shop. Yumi gently watches over her. The manager of the coffee shop thinks he knows the reason for Kie's crying and tells her but... A girl power comedy!
The film delicately portrays a young girl who struggles with the sudden discovery of juvenile breast cancer and her complicated relationship with her mother.
In order to find a missing university student, a detective and his buddy get involved with the owner of a modeling agency.
Minegishi Minami Graduation Concert ~Sakura no Sakanai Haru wa Nai~ (峯岸みなみ卒業コンサート〜桜の咲かない春はない〜) was an AKB48 concert held on May 22nd, 2021, at the Pia Arena MM.
Set in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture in 1954, movie tells the tale of 14 year old boys: their friendships, fights among friends, and rebellions against the school. It also tells the story of the adults who live around the boys. This is a nostalgic, bitter, and sentimental journey into lives in the post-war environment.
At the end of the TV series of the same name, it is revealed that the husband works for the Public Security Bureau, and their marriage is a cover to keep her under surveillance. In spite of his mission, he falls in love with Nami and tries to convince her not to get involved in other people’s affairs. She is being monitored as a state-level security risk, and the bureau is unwilling to tolerate any more trouble from her. However, to save a friend, Nami runs out of the house and risks everything she has to confront the enemy. When she comes home, she finds her husband pointing a gun at her! A gunshot echoes through the quiet, upscale neighborhood…The movie picks up where the controversial ending of the drama series left off!!
Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the series. In this work, we collaborate with five popular manga artists such as Go Nagai, Junji Ito, Eiichiro Oda, Kazuo Umezu and Masayuki Ishikawa.
DVD footage of AKB48 Team A's 2nd Stage "Aitakatta"
Original story by Yasushi AKIMOTO, writer of the mega hit movie One Missed Call (Chakushin Ari) series. As the project was in development with an idea of an "infectious song (Densen-Uta)", one of the staff called out..."There was a real Densen-Uta!" He discovers on the internet of a song back in 1933, Hungary, which caused mysterious deaths of many people. In "Densen-Uta", high school girls get mixed up in the Japanese version of this infectious song, and with the help of third rate gossip magazine reporter, tries to solve the mystery and horror behind the song. They come to know just how real, an urban legend can become.
Narumi is on bad terms with her husband, Shinji, when, one day, Shinji goes missing. He comes back a couple of days later, but he seems like a totally different person, and he is now gentle and tender. He goes for a walk every day. Meanwhile, journalist Sakurai covers the story of a family that was brutally murdered, when an unexplained phenomenon takes place. Shinji Kase tells his wife that he came to Earth to invade.
Hironoshin is a samurai of the Echigo-Nagaoka clan. One day, Hironoshin attends a party at a mansion in Edo where his lord, Tadakiyo is invited to recite poems. Hironoshin is asked to give his opinion and foolishly comments that the piece was plagiarized. Infuriated, Tadakiyo orders Hironoshin to live his life without honor as a ‘cat flea picker', which is in fact a pseudonym for a male prostitute. The honest and straight-shooting Hironoshin convinces himself that he has no other options, and resigns himself to live as a sex worker. Hironoshin becomes an apprentice to a flea-picker boss who encourages him, convinced that Hironoshin is exacting revenge in the guise of a prostitute.
A mystery centered on remote conversation with six classmates in high school during the period of the coronavirus.
Set in Langkawi, Malaysia, professional scammers Dako (Masami Nagasawa), Boku-chan (Masahiro Higashide), and Richard (Fumiyo Kohinata) target the Fuu Family for their next heist. Raymond Fuu, who was the head of the Fuu Family, passed away and he left behind 10 trillion yen. Dako, Boku-chan and Richard scheme to gain the inordinate inheritance. --asianwiki
Six friends, who hanged out together during their high school days, gather again after 5 years for a friend's wedding. The six friends are: Kazuki Yoshio, Tetsuya Akashi, Taku Sogawa, Taisei Tajima, Yusaku Mizushima and Kinichi Fujita. At the wedding, the friends perform an embarrassing dance routine for the bride and groom. The friends reminisce about their high school days and they believe their friendships will last forever, but...
Set five years after first film "Eight Ranger". A new threat appears for Eight City and its protectors Eight Ranger.
For this 17th Anniversary Special, Inagaki Goro is our host once again for 6 spooky tales based on tales from real people and performed here by an all-star cast. A young man trying to become a hairstylist finds the run-down apartment he's in may have a troubled past; A new nurse finds work with an old hospital where her young patient moves a coin around pointing to who will die next; clumsy businessman finds his clumsiness being transmitted to others when he's given a cursed votive tablet; several high school girls visit a friend at the hospital only to find "something" may have gotten on the elevator with them; a pond out in the country sends a strange call out to a man on vacation with his family and finally a young woman having difficulty at her job worries she's seeing images of her dead father everywhere.
The AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2009 (AKB48 リクエストアワー セットリストベスト100 2009) was held from January 18 to January 21, 2009 at Shibuya AX. Fans made their voices heard by voting for their favorite AKB48/SKE48 original songs.
High school student Shun Takahata is bored. Bored with the day-to-day monotony of school and life, he prays for change, for something exciting. Suddenly, he and his classmates are forced to play deadly children's games and facing terrifying creatures from a talking Daruma doll to a sharp-clawed lucky cat.
Three murder cases take place in Tokyo. Numbers are left at the murder scenes, possibly hinting at where the next murder will take place. An investigation begins of the serial killer and Detective Kosuke Nitta works on the case. He believes the next murder will take place at Hotel Koruteshia Tokyo. To catch the killer, Kosuke Nitta goes undercover and begins working at the front desk of the hotel. Naomi Yamagishi works at the front desk of Hotel Koruteshia Tokyo. She is selected to train Kosuke Nitta for his front desk job, but they can't get along. Kosuke Nitta is focused on catching the killer, but Naomi Yamagishi prioritizes the safety of the guests. As they begin to understand each others differences, they also begin to build a trust between each other. Who is the murderer?
In Hong Kong, Dako, Boku-chan and Richard take a huge amount of money from people who are greedy.
The AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2008 (AKB48 リクエストアワー セットリストベスト100 2008) was held from January 21 to January 24, 2008 at Shibuya AX. Fans made their voices heard by voting for their favorite AKB48 original songs.
It's going to be a Kami-Concert
「見逃した君たちへ」チームA 1st Stage「PARTYが始まるよ」公演
Boku no Taiyou is AKB48's Himawarigumi 1st Stage (Himawarigumi 1).
Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai is AKB48's Himawarigumi (Team A, Team K) 2nd Stage (Himawarigumi 2).
「見逃した君たちへ」チームA 5th Stage「恋愛禁止条例」公演
「見逃した君たちへ」チームA 6th Stage「目撃者」公演
"DIVOC-12" is a project by Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to produce an omnibus consisting of 12 short films, aiming to enable creators, production staff, and actors affected by the coronavirus infection to continue to engage in creative activities.
The AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 1035 2015 (AKB48 リクエストアワー セットリストベスト1035 2015) was held from January 21 to January 25, 2015 at Tokyo Dome City Hall. Fans made their voices heard by voting for their favorite AKB48/SKE48/NMB48/HKT48/SDN48/JKT48/SNH48 original songs, also including songs from solo and sub-units singles.
「見逃した君たちへ」チームA 4th Stage「ただいま恋愛中」公演
There’s a party at Sylveon’s house, and you’re invited! Join Pikachu, Oshawott, Axew, and Pansage as they have fun with Eevee and all of its evolved forms!
When a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through the city, the government scrambles to save its citizens. A rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster's weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side - the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.
In a studio at the foot of Mt. Fuji, Gaku Hamada is struggling to shoot a movie with a dog in the lead role. Enter a huge cast of veteran actors who get involved in misadventures while on set.
Ryōmaden is the 49th NHK Taiga drama. It was shown on NHK from January 3 to November 28, 2010 spanning 48 episodes. The story centers on the life of 19th-century Japanese historical figures Iwasaki Yatarō and Sakamoto Ryōma. It has been announced that the series will be aired in several other countries, for example Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
Two transfer students, Atsuko Maeda and Onizuka Daruma came at the all-girls school Majisuka Gakuen. In this school violence and fighting are common among the Yankee students. Noisy and trouble maker Daruma made a fuss as soon as she entered the school, win in her first fight but then was beaten easily by another gang shortly after. In contrary to Daruma's bold-but-powerless attitude, Maeda who is truthfully a strong girl despite of her silent nature found Daruma is beaten by Team Hormon before her. The word "Majisuka?" (means are you serious?) instantly awaken her true nature and made her won the battle against Daruma's attackers easily, thus made a big fuss at the school and the news even reached the strongest fighting group, Rappapa. Afterwards, Daruma acknowledged Maeda as her boss and as a result the friendship between the two girls began to grow along with their fights with fellow students at their school.
Junior high school teacher Koyama Akira has the ability to sense ghosts, and his new school has a ghost named Akane who used to be a teacher.
Saburo is a high school student good in sports, but not very good with his studies. One day, Saburo travels back in time and arrives in the Sengoku period of 1549. There, Saburo meets Nobunaga Oda who looks and sounds just like Saburo. Nobunaga Oda is the son of a warlord and magistrate of the lower Owari Province. Nobunaga Oda though is physically weak and he asks Saburo to take his place. Then, Saburo as Nobunaga Oda attempts to unify the country of Japan.
A private high school by the sea... All of the senior students devote themselves only to their studies for college entrance exams from the end of the summer. One day, an unconventional teacher gets posted at this high academia-oriented school. His name is Sakurai Sakutaro. His background is a mystery. Nobody gets what he's talking about. He's pushy and bold. The students are reluctant to open up to him who sticks his nose into their private affairs. But Sakutaro keep trying to help them overcome their problems He also encourages and guides them, and they eventually develop a bond of trust. "Live in the moment which exists only now"... His message gradually gets through to his students.
A major newspaper has informally decided to employ a female university student. However, shock ripples within the newspaper because of a weekly magazine’s scoop that she is the daughter of the criminal in a serious case. This was the kidnapping of a newborn baby at a big hospital 20 years ago. The criminal demanded a ransom from the director of the hospital instead of the parents. But after the criminal had the large sum of money in hand, he died in an accident while being pursued by the police. The baby was never found. Kaji Hidekazu, a former hotshot journalist who has become deadwood in the wake of an incident, is ordered by the newspaper to re-investigate the kidnapping case. He finds out the shocking, tragic truth which had been kept under wraps.
High school senior Heita Fukai doesn't know what to do with his life. Having been seriously ill until recently, he never had the opportunity to think about his future. He leads a mundane existence among his classmates, all of whom are struggling with their own issues. There's the popular guy with secret hang-ups, the boy who can't afford the tuition, the girl with bulimia and the pathologically shy kid. The teachers don't fare much better. The high school is a microcosm of our troubled modern society.
One day Fukai stumbles across a mysterious and attractive new girl in school, Q10, whom he soon finds out is actually a robot. Assigned by the principal to be her mentor and told to keep her true identity a secret, Fukai tries to teach Q10 about human feelings. In the process, he becomes aware of his own complex, emotional makeup. Fukai realizes that he is learning about life from an android, and that he may be falling in love with her.
Saikō no Jinsei no Owarikata: Ending Planner is a Japanese television drama series. It premiered on TBS on January 12, 2012. The drama revolves around the members of the Ihara family who operate a funeral parlor in Tokyo.
Sato Tomoko leads an ordinary life with her husband and young child. One day, she defies the rules at the company where she works part-time to supplement the household income, and is fired. Tomoko is in her 40s, a high school dropout and has no qualifications. How is she to get a job? She happens to find out about the huge pay and high winning rate of members of the city, townand village councils through a TV programme. Equating huge pay with family happiness, the foolhardy Tomoko quickly decides to run for the city council. Her rival in the election race is Todo Makoto, who comes from a long line of politicians. Hirata Kazumi, a former star political journalist at a newspaper and a friend whose child attends the same nursery school, is inspired by Tomoko’s energy and ability to unify people, and becomes her supporter.
This is a youthful romantic comedy about a love-struck girl, who enters an all-boys school in pursuit of the guy she loves.
Yuriko Busujima (Atsuko Maeda) does not trust men due to her father's betrayal when she was a child. She has a dating rule, which she has two boyfriends at the same time. This is in case one of her boyfriends betrays her, she will still have the other boyfriend who still love her. She works as a reporter.
Hiroshi is now 30-years-old and lethargic, but Pyonkichi, the frog imprinted on his shirt, is always energetic. Sometimes Hiroshi does not wear t-shirts with Pyonkichi, but Pyonkichi always encourages Hiroshi.
Inspector Zenigata takes on cases in Japan.
Yosuke is a middle aged businessman who has a wife and two kids; wife is a teacher, his son a job-hunting student, and his daughter has a good job.
His family is looking forward to buying a new house as Yosuke is about to be promoted soon. But one day, he is forced to leave the company because of a gossip con set up by his colleague! He loses his job but he cannot tell that to his family. At the same time his wife and daughter are also facing problems at their work, both thinking to quit because dad’s job is secured. When they find out dad left the company, can they support him or...?
A soon-to-be-graduating girls, in high school, find out that their homeroom teacher is terminally ill. He writes each of them inexplicit letters. While they encounter various difficulties in their senior year those letters will help them to resolves their personal issues and grow to be better persons and friends.
It’s 1681, Oshichi is the daughter of Kihee and Ofusa who own a vegetables store. Unfortunately the store burns down in a fire, while it’s being rebuilt Oshichi is sent to a temple. There she meets and falls deeply in love with Kichisaburo. Together they take care of and teach homeless children. However, after having returned home Oshichi learns that her father has someone else in mind as her future husband.
AKBINGO! is a long-running variety show featuring Japanese idol group AKB48. Its opening theme song was the AKB48 single "Aitakatta" until 2016, when it was changed to an instrumental jingle. In each episode, members from AKB48, and sometimes its sister groups, participate in a series of games and activities. The show was hosted by owarai comedy duo Bad Boys, Omizo Kiyoto and Sata Masaki, until they were replaced by Woman Rush Hour, Muramoto Daisuke & Nakagawa Paradise, in July 2016. The show aired on "late night" Wednesdays until it was moved to "late night" Tuesdays in April 2013.
Live-action version of the popular 70's japanese manga and anime, "Dokonjô Gaeru". In this version, Hiroshi, Kyôko, and the rest of the classmates are 30 years old. The setting is modern day Japan, and of course, Hiroshi still wears Pyonkichi (aka Raponchi) on his shirt.
About a lady and her cat. The lady's cat dies and she loses all inspiration to continue living, and doing her work from home job. One day when forced to get out of her house for a while she finds and orphaned kitten in the park. The kitten is sick and she takes the kitten to the vet. This kitten brings her out of her depression and gives her new hope.
The story follows two girls named Shiori and Shimiko who become involved in strange incidents in their town.
Bittomo x Heroine Kirameki Powers! is the 5th instalment in the Girls x Heroine series. The themes of this season are friendship and games. Before Kirari becomes the main character, she one day encounters Himenyan who jumps out of a game console! In reality, Himenyan is the princess of Kirapawa Kingdom that is from a popular sword and magic game “Kiramori”. Afraid of the enemy Makkulala, she ran away. However, the Makkura Empire chase after her getting her into big trouble. The “bibitto” Kirari becomes friends (bittomo) with Himenyan and transforms into the “Heroine of the Sun, Kirapawa Sunny” where she fights against the Makkura Empire. Finding reassuring friends, gathering precious Kirapawa Memories, they’ll win over the battle against strong enemies! Finally, defeating the Dark Witch Makkulala and protecting the world!
Mano Hideko is a former judge who left Tokyo after getting tired of judging people. She traveled 120km south to an island called Oshima. There, she met Komiyama Nagisa, a young girl who was born and raised on the island. For some reason, Hideko decided to help Nagisa at her izakaya "Kazemachiya", which was passed down from her grandfather. Hideko then begins her "second life" as she meets many customers who have various troubles in their lives.
Detective Gido Kennin (Tanaka Kei) specialises in reinvestigations, and is the most shunned and loathed person at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. He carries around a name card with no department written on it and takes pleasure in uncovering cases where the police created false charges. Gido reveals the negligence of the police such as mistakes in initial investigations and cover ups, reconsidering the testimonies and evidence from these cases to discover the real criminals. He hates it if people escape punishment and in order to prevent this from happening, he makes all other sacrifices. It is said that no one will be happy after Gido’s investigations, and this has earned him the nickname “grim reaper”.
Genius brain surgeon Keisuke Fujiki finds himself falsely accused of pushing his girlfriend off the hospital rooftop to her death. A wanted man, he abandons his name and status, starts going by Kensuke Narumi, and becomes a fugitive trying to uncover the truth behind his girlfriend's demise.
When we were 17 we looked at our teacher who was 27 with arrogance but time flies and before we knew it, we were 27 too. We didn't know how hard life could be 10 years later. We didn't know we would meet each other and our teacher again in that future.
Stageplay "Pandora's Bell (パンドラの鐘) " by director Kunio Sugihara. Live stream available on streaming service WOWOW.
Mei was a legendary witch and also part of a legendary brave group. The brave group defeated Satan, as it tried to engulf the world with its dark power. Satan was sealed off and the world became peaceful again.
Now, Mei is a housewife and she struggles to raise her baby child. Her days are otherwise peaceful and ordinary, but Mei hears that Satan has been unsealed and is revived.
This seven-episode anthology features a cast of leading actors and depicts various forms of "love," such as love almost forgotten, love between sons and mothers, and love that transcends borders.
Set in "Byplaywood" a large film studio surrounded by forest, far from the city. The story depicts 100 days of turmoil caused by the gathering of serial dramas and movies from various TV stations at once in this remote studio. It is a drama full of battles for ratings between studios, clashes between young, mid-career, and big names, and a heartwarming story of friendship and bonding. Also, the self-deprecation and parodies are enhanced by the fact that the actors play a role of themselves.
One day, a beautiful woman named Aki dies mysteriously. Sakura appears in front of popular novel writer Mizorogi and introduces herself as Aki’s twin sister. In fact, Mizorogi stole Aki’s novel "Utsubora." Sakura, who has Aki’s original manuscript of "Utsubora," makes some suggestions to Mizorogi.
"The Complex-Prologue" is a spin-off of horror movie "The Complex".
A young boy named Minoru becomes involved in a mysterious phenomenon and horror experience.
A man killed himself. Due to his death, three of his former classmates from art school, reunite for the first time in a long while. These three people have connections to the man in different ways, including his ex-girlfriend, the manager of a rugby club where the man played, and his ex-boyfriend. While struggling with their own lives, these three people begin to meet and have meals together.
Before World War II, the automobile industry in developed countries in Europe and the United States possessed formidable technological capabilities. A youth who saw this industrial might with his own eyes, returns to Japan fired up with the dream to develop the national automobile industry with his own hands. This young man’s name is Aichi Saichiro and this is the story of Aichi (Toyota) Motor Corporation.
Akizuki Haruto, a police detective on childcare leave, finds himself solving cases using the hints he notices while raising his infant son, Ren, in this light mystery. Along with his wife Saki, Haruto is navigating the challenges of parenthood when he is unexpectedly taken hostage during a robbery. Despite the tense situation, Haruto uses his keen observation skills to gather clues and secretly calls his own police division for assistance. However, as he deals with the unfolding events, he must also attend to Ren's needs, including diaper changes and feeding times, adding a unique twist to his crime-solving endeavors.
Elegant in appearance, fulfilling in her career.Yet, she struggles with romantic relationships, longing for love. Married to a high-profile doctor, residing in an upscale residential area.Living like a servant, however, she yearns for freedom. Burning with ideals, assigned to the coveted criminal investigations division.But torn by a sense of duty, she seeks justice. Mistress, housewife, detective.
Are they enemies, allies, or perhaps— One after another, their secrets and hidden sides are revealed. Cracks begin to form in perfect crimes, and the truth behind the incidents comes to light. Their longing for "ordinary happiness," each envisioned in their own way, drives them to madness. A thrilling suspense.
It follows a group of people who are still living in temporary housing 12 years after a natural disaster called "Nani" destroyed their town.
Actress Maeda Atsuko challenge hairtail and horse mackerel in Tokyo Bay in summer.