In the closing days of World War II, Japanese-American Hiromi, a girl age 16, encounters an American deserter, Bob, and a Japanese soldier, Iwabuchi, living together in a cave on a small island in Okinawa. The two men are deserters from their armies; yet both vow never to harm another human being again. Hiromi looks after the deserters until another soldier appears and the peace of the cave is shattered. It leads to the death of three of them and a fascinating mystery that isn't solved until the present day.
Set in the late 21st century, an MRI scanner is introduced at the National Research Institute of Police Science's 9th Forensics Laboratory. The machine is able to scan the memories from even the deceased. As ethical questions arise over the machine's use, the 9th Forensics Laboratory members, including rookie Ikko Aoki and Chief Tsuyoshi Maki, struggle to solve cases.
Graduate student Aiko has always had low self-esteem because of the birthmark on her face. When her story is cinematized, she falls for the director who accepts her as she is.
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
How much of a role does luck play in a person's life? Some people believe you create your own luck. Kingpin Akutsu Akira relies only on himself to get what he wants. Dako gets a taste of her own medicine when Akutsu cheats her of her money to avenge his friend, who was a victim of Dako's scam. Will Dako give in to her fate? How will she climb out of the rut this time?
For Yasuko every day is a challenge. Due to her mental illness and hypersomnia, simple things like household chores and holding a job seem impossible. Added to the mix is an indifferent, almost distant boyfriend and an ex-girlfriend with plans to win him back.
In Hong Kong, Dako, Boku-chan and Richard take a huge amount of money from people who are greedy.
Dako, Boku-chan and Richard commit their next con on Malta Island.
About a salaryman who is about to be retrenched and to make things worse, his family walks out on him. He is given a chance to reverse his fortune when he is sent to help a struggling ballet company financed by his company so that their year-end performance "Swan Lake" can be a success despite knowing nothing about ballet.
Detective Ukyo Sugishita confronts crime on the basis of his own convictions. He has a partner that works for him in the Special Task Unit. For the first 7 seasons, Ukyo’s first partner is Kaoru Kameyama. He is a good-natured, hot-tempered, straightforward and somewhat scattered detective. Beginning in Season 8, Takeru Kanbe replaces Kameyama. Contrary to his predecessor, Takeru is a lanky, cool, conceited and confident detective. From Season 11 to Season 13, Ukyo’s partner is a young detective Toru Kai. Toru is a son of Deputy Director-General of The National Police Agency. But he became a detective by his own effort. And starting with Season 14, Ukyo’s current partner is Wataru Kaburagi, an elite bureaucrat who came to the Metropolitan Police Department on temporary assignment. As the first partner without any career of a police officer, he will face challenging cases together with Ukyo.
A small theatre troupe, "ENGINE," has its rehearsal hall in a dirty building near Tsutenkaku Tower, in Osaka.
The young members of the troupe, including their lead actress Yamaguchi Mai, are working hard on their rehearsals, even skipping their sleep as the Tokyo performance is just around the corner.
The piece they are working on this time is "DICE," the troupe's most famous work. It is a deeply memorable work for the troupe, which was first performed 10 years ago and will make its first performance in Tokyo soon.
Therefore, the leader of the troupe, Mr Shigemori, is more enthusiastic than usual, but he is not satisfied with the performance of the troupe members and is becoming increasingly dissatisfied.
Then... Mai discovers a VHS videotape labelled "DICE" in the company's archives. It contained rehearsal footage of the first performance 10 years ago... As soon as Mai and her friends see the videotape, strange and inexplicable phenomena begin to occur around them...
The heroine Balsa is a skilled bodyguard and a masterful spear-wielder. One day she rescues Prince Chagum who has fallen into a river. The prince is carrying a mysterious spirit egg in his body, and is in danger of being assassinated by his father, the Mikado, who fears this will damage his imperial prestige. Balsa embarks upon a perilous journey when she accepts the queen’s plead to protect her son from her husband.
A mediatised married couple who no longer love each other is highly optimistic about getting a divorce. However, external circumstances will get in their way and they will have no other choice but to work hand in hand to reach their ultimate goal: getting a divorce.
Yae, an unremarkable girl working in a café and living with a friend, finds herself unable to afford rent when her friend suddenly gets married, and she loses her job in the same day! It’s only when her boyfriend dumps her that she finally hits rock bottom.
Satoko, a librarian is not confident with herself because she has never been in a relationship although she is 30 years old now. She encounters a gentleman named Ryosuke and falls in love with him instantly. A man who proclaims he is "Stendhal", the author of the French literature "Love Theory" suddenly appears in front of Satoko who hopes to change herself every day. It is a good thing for Satoko who is surprised at seeing this "illusion" which, in her mind, appears because she is so worried about her love. What's more, to make Satoko and Ryosuke have a blossoming love, Stendhal guides Satoko with love secrets and gradually changes her! In this way, they two will become closer. However, Satoko has a "certain past secret" she does not want to be known by anyone...
University student Sawano Natsumi lives in Shonan, Kanagawa Prefecture. An encounter in Hawaii makes her decide to bring the popular pancake restaurant Eggs n’ Things to Japan, which sparks a pancake boom in the country. Despite suffering difficulties and setbacks, Natsumi fulfils her dream, motivated by thoughts of her father as well as the support of family and friends.