In the previous series, Michiko was already dispatched to the pinnacle of Japanese hospitals: Totei University Hospital. There, she took a scalpel to an organization entangled with money and greed, all the while making saving patients her number one priority. Michiko, who was at Totei University during such a time of change, once again heads into the fray. One year has passed since the downfall of Hiruma who manipulated the dirty hospital bureaucracy, and Totei University Hospital has entered a new era. It is now lead by its first female director, who promotes the idea of "patients first," and a movement to return it to a clean hospital has proceeded. However, powerful individuals at the hospital have begun maneuvering to take back their former system run via absolute control that will allow them to regain profit for their own sakes. Hiruma, who temporarily departed the scene, is beginning to show suspicious activity, and Michiko is turning to take on this disreputable organization head on...!
Koichi Miyazawa works very hard at his job as the fourth president of an old prestigious manufacturer of tabi, Japanese split-toed socks, but as demand for tabi declines over the years, he spends his days worried about the company's finances. After a discussion with a banker, he starts to think about starting a new business venture. This isn't because he wants to make his company larger than it is, but rather because he's worried that the fate of the company itself may be at stake. Using the craft and skills that have been honed creating tabi, he endeavors to develop running shoes that approach the sensation of running barefoot. But that's a task more easily said than done for a small local company with just over 20 employees. Will they be able to successfully make running shoes?! These workers, who have worked diligently producing just a single product, use their strength of companionship to propel themselves to take on this once in a lifetime challenge!
Sakamichi Onoda is a young boy who is a first-year student at Sohoku High, a Chiba prefectural school, and an Akihabara-loving nerd. Meeting students in the same year, Shunsuke Imaizumi and Shokichi Naruko, he joins the bicycle racing club. A novice when it comes to bicycle racing, Sakamichi's abilities as a climbing specialist come to bloom right away through the experience of powerful and unusual members of the club, particularly captain Shingo Kinjo. Amazingly, Sakamichi Onoda is selected as an inter-high participating member thanks to the positive effects of a four-day 1,000 km endurance training camp. He will stand at the starting line with the other members of the Sohoku High bicycle racing club who helped prepare him. The real contest begins at inter-high. *This series will be aired as a show with two parts, the first being seven episodes and the second being six episodes, for a total of 13 episodes.
Koichi saw the face of the criminal who killed his parents and younger brother. He tells the police that his father didn't commit the crime, but they don't believe him and rule the case a murder/suicide. 30 years later, Koichi has become a one-of-a-kind swindler and by chance meets the true criminal, the "man with the birthmark." Koichi, who has sworn revenge, aims to wipe those involved in the case out of society the way that only a master fraudster can.
A short sequel drama to the drama series "Dating - What's it like to be in love?" They've had 35 dates and have finished the contract for marriage. The women at Yoriko's office are saying that "before getting married, you ought to live together at least half of the time." To test whether or not they can actually follow the contract in their daily lives, Yoriko decides to do just that. Takumi is carrying out the detailed decisions specified in the contract like Yoriko's meal making for each day of the week, but it feels like he's gradually coming to his limits. "People incompatible with love with zero romance abilities." How will the love of these two turn out? Will they be able to achieve their common goal of "marriage"?!
Riko Shirano, a love simulation game planner, has absolutely no expectations of men in real life. She gets a request for a new romance game project from app company TIMEIS, headed by Soichiro Kurokawa, an unfortunate man who has the looks, the career, everything--yet just cannot understand women's hearts. Riko ends up taking on a request from Kurokawa for instructions for a successful love life as he's troubled with a one-sided interest with one of his employees. However, Riko finds herself drawn to Kurokawa...
Huge hit with Takuya Kimura in the role of Minamoto Musashi, a great swordsman who gets Japanese hearts pounding and unable to stop! Musashi is most associated with the image of a rugged superhuman. But this series depicts Musashi in a new light, reveal a weak and fragile man in need of love… Ki-mura passionately embodies Musashi and his growing spirit as he steps up to the role of a hero who must push forward despite the sadness he bears and weaknesses that he is struggling with. In this age of confusion, there are many who can empathise with Musashi as he endures struggles and pain in his journey to reach his goals.
Yoshito Takuma is an officer who has been falsely accused and jailed for ten years (for attempted murder). He stored up information on tricks used to commit crimes and on the criminals and those serving time. He is a specialist when it comes to criminal psychology, and has been solving crime after crime in the Kyoto Police ‘Special Investigations Unit’! Takuma becomes a household name throughout Kyoto, but when confronted with the death of the chief of the Kyoto Prefectural Police Station, he leaves Kyoto, and makes his way to Tokyo. Takuma must make his way into the core of the hive, i.e. Tokyo Police Station in order to expose the larger plot at play. With his new pal alongside in his newly established unit, he approaches yet another difficult incident head on!
It was the good-hearted psychotherapist Kohei Taguchi and Keisuke Shiratori, a rather eccentric bureaucrat of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare who created this innovative medical drama series “Team Batista” through an inseparable duo tied together by laughter and special bond. In the past there have been cardiac surgery, emergency medical care centers, and forensic medicine, depicting the problems of modern medical treatments. This time, the topic is terminal medical care. The setting is “Hekisuiin,” a hospital in the countryside that focuses on this very terminal care, as well as post-mortems of unknown deaths. The problems that surround terminal care problems such as the sloppy post-mortem system of the countryside, modern-day medical care problems, and the dilemma of harsh reality that lies in regional medical care. The final battle for Taguchi and Shiratori begins…
Our protagonist Ayumu is a 22-year-old aiming to become a pro Go player. He’s preparing hard for his last chance test to become a pro, but the day before the exam, his mother collapses from overwork, and his path to becoming a Go pro is closed off for good. Feeling worried for Ayumu, his mother arranges for him to be employed at a general trading company. However, lacking work and education experience, Ayumu is ostracized by the other new employees and his boss won’t trust him with any important work. This moving drama tells the story of Ayumu doing his best to overcome challenges and be recognized as a real, productive member of company.
A stand-alone episode of the drama series "Ramen Lovin' Girl." After going to the first shrine visit of the year in a long-sleeved kimono, everyone indeed heads for a ramen place, to eat New Years-only ramen!! In the new term, a hot ramen enthusiastic appears as Koizumi's rival and there's an intense "ramen battle" to determine who knows the most delicious ramen! Just who will end up the victor in this intense battle to determine the ultimate ramen lover?! This special will also continue to show real, popular and famous ramen restaurants, from the newest hot shops to old respected places.
At work, they're employee and boss. When it comes to fishing, they're master and pupil. Their hierarchy shifts between work and play! With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the background, the construction business is booming. Hama-chan, a recent entry to the big general contracting company Suzuki Construction, loves fishing. He doesn't completely lack motivation to work, but his mind will often wander to the bounties of the sea, earning him the ire of his boss. Fishing, work, and sometimes a little romance? He's a little obnoxious, but Hama-chan's a guy you just can't hate! Watch his life unfold in this humorous drama!
A drama of infidelity themed around a "weekday afternoon wife" where a housewife falls in love with another man on weekday afternoons after seeing her husband off to work and finishing the housework. Sawa Sasamoto, part-time employee and housewife, is pressured by Rikako Takigawa to provide an abili for her infidelity. In doing so, Sawa meets high school teacher Kitano and falls for him. Next she crosses the line she mustn't cross...
Three men working as handy men at a tree house in Hokkaido. In the middle of winter, at an unknown rural town in Hokkaido a young script writer Takeyama was caught in the blizzard. Takeyama, lost in the snow, search for a hotel but no luck. He wonders into a bar and drinks until he faints away. The next morning, Takeyama wakes up in a tree house, where Matsui and Umemoto are working as Handy men. Takeyama wanted to leave for Furano as soon as possible, but unfortunately, he realizes that he lost his cell phone and wallet. He had no choice but to help the Handy men.
This spring comes a 5,272 km love story that ties Indonesia and Japan! Ellｙ, a female Indonesian college student, and Ryo, a Japanese man, met through SNS. The two meet in Japan, spend time together, and begin falling in love... However, differences in language and culture block their path and an inescapable fate awaits them. How will the love between these two turn out?
Something is strange about my new classmate..... A high school student Koichi Iwata sees a shooting star with Midori Kagawa. That night Koichi become confused as his neighbor Seizo Ehara keeps on telling him that he sees groups of strangers in his house. The other day, Koichi bumps into a boy he has never seen before( Norio Yamasawa) at the hallway of his apartment. Yamasawa tells Koichi he is the grandson of Ehara, however the way Yamasawa acts is very strange. He claims to Koichi that he is "in the middle of installation"
"Time to dig in!" Koizumi, starting to energetically eat ramen like usual. Then we have Yu Osawa and Misa Nakamura, who came to the "Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum" but lost sight of Koizumi, as well as class rep Jun Takahashi. The three of them go around looking for Koizumi when suddenly a foreigner starts talking to them. Unable to understand German, the three are getting perplexed when Koizumi dashingly shows up... Ramen-loving, mysterious and beautiful high school girl "Koizumi" is eating as much ramen as she can this time too! Also keep an eye out for the real-life famous and popular ramen shops that show up!
Moving walls, protecting VIPs domestic and foreign alike -- the SP, Security Police. A new member is added to the team, however, as an experiment to see the blind spots in those moving walls and prevent unexpected trouble from occurring. That member is Kaoru Inoue, a SP with a special power. Though his comrades doubt his power, he boldly faces off against terrorism.
This is Mitsuko, a three-star chef who has always been confident about her cooking skills, but one day she is let go from her job because of a run in with the owner. While she is searching for a new place to work, he stumbles across the opportunity to take part in a television project making school lunches. Mitsuko starts out in high spirits, but she makes one slip-up after another because of the obstacles of meeting the various nutrition, budgetary, and taste requirements. Can Mitsuko produce a tasty meal for the kids as would be expected from her? This genius chef’s school lunch prep is about to begin!
Popular Japanese writer Mizuki Tsujimura received the 147th Naoki Prize (Japanese literary award) and that production has been turned into a drama. It takes just the smallest thing to cause great tragedy, and another instant to commit a crime. This spine chilling story rolls out in a five part omnibus.
The heroine is the Prime Minister’s Chef, a post revived after 70 years since the Yoshida Cabinet. A 25 year old female chef, Kurumi Ichiki is appointed to the post skipping over veteran chefs for her extraordinary talent. And the female genius chef sails into the Prime Minister’s residence, which is still very much male dominant, and takes it over and captivates VIPs and politicians with her exquisite culinary skills. An exciting and entertaining culinary drama filled with wide variety of mouthwatering dishes from authentic highbrow French cuisine to down-to-earth creative cross-culture dishes popular among today’s young gourmets.
The tag between Kohei Taguchi and Keisuke Shiratori returns again! This time, the two tackle an "Unknown death society". When discussions of establishing an Ai (Autopsy Imaging) Center is projected, the police and forensics medicine academician hinder and the establishment committee cannot reach an agreement. Meanwhile, a man is found dead within the new MRI system. Who is the murderer? Why was this man killed? What is their motive? As the truth unravels, the shadows behind the current status of death investigation begin to take light. An unprecedented tale of medical mystery is born!
Sota is a student at a confectionery school. He dreamed of having a relationship with Saeko, a girl who is his senior and that he fell in love with at first sight. That dream came true and they started dating, but Saeko turns out to be a complete handful. On the day before Valentine’s Day, she claims that she had no intention of ever dating him in the first place and refuses to accept the handmade chocolates that he poured himself into making. A heartbroken Sota makes up his mind to travel to France on his own, aiming to become a chocolate artisan for the sake of the chocolate-loving Saeko.