Sunday, September 15, 2013

Machiisha Jumbo!! / 町医者ジャンボ!! [2013]

Baba Kohei, director of the local clinic Baba Hospital in a small port town, suddenly dies and his daughter Asuka (Kutsuna Shiori), a nurse of one year, searches around for his successor. Then Tsuruta Masayoshi (Maki Daisuke) suddenly shows up. He used to work with her father at Baba Hospital but left the town because of some trouble 12 years ago. Now he is here with Baba’s IOU for the 100 million yen he loaned and assumes the position of clinic director on this pretext. Asuka, who adored Tsuruta in the past, is shocked by the complete change in his behaviour now that they are reunited after 12 years as well as resents his high-handedness. Although he clashes with her and the townspeople, Asuka gradually sees with her own eyes that he is a genuine doctor who not only considers a patient’s position more than anyone else, but also diagnoses and treats illnesses that other doctors have a hard time detecting.

Pin to Kona / ぴんとこな [2013]

Kyonosuke Kawamura (Yuta Tamamori) is the successor to the prestigious Kishima family. He performs as a kabuki stage actor. One day, as he is leaving the theater, Kyonosuke Kawamura hears cheers from girls who are waiting for him. There, Ayame Chiba (Umika Kawashima), who also attends the same high school, approaches him and shouts out "that is not Kagamijishi and I want my money back!"

Due to excessive expectation as the successor of the Kishima family, Kyonosuke becomes sick and tired of kabuki. He plays with best friend Haruhiko Sakamoto (Jesse Lewis) and female fans until late into the night. When he arrives back home, his father Yozaemon (Goro Kishitani), who is a master in kabuki, scolds him. An argument ensues. Yozaemon has never acknowledged Kyonosuke's efforts. That is a big reason why Kyonosuke has become estranged from kabuki. He also can't forgive his father for always placing kabuki as his first priority. His father did not show up when his mother became gravely ill and died.

Kyonosuke then meets Ayame at school. She again complains about his performance. Kyonosuke also learns that Ayame has a favorite actor. He's embarrassed by her complaints. For his next performance, Kyonosuke shows up practice, but he is chewed out by his instructor Matsukichi (Masahiro Takashima). Others, including Shohei Sawayama (Hokuto Matsumura), watch this and make fun of Kyonosuke behind his back. Kyonosuke also hears from his rival Ichiya Sawayama (Yuma Nakayama) that he was shocked at his performance. Kyonosuke feels numb.
--- asianwiki

Kamen Teacher / 仮面ティーチャー [2013]


Araki Gota (Fujigaya Taisuke) is a promising teacher of the Kamen Teacher programme. The education involves wearing a mask and “educating” students who will not learn, with fists. Howevet, an incident causes Araki to question the use of corporal punishment to make students who turn a deaf ear to submit and the occasions when he is with his mask noticeably declines. Araki starts teaching at Hanazora High School. However, Class 2C, the class he takes charge of is a lawless zone. They are all problem children and Araki gets battered from the first day. Called M4, the strong have the class under their thumb and every teacher has thrown in the towel. Araki wishes to connect with them without the aid of the mask and would not fight back. However, his students are wilder than imagined so he takes the mask in hand in order to tame them.

Based on the manga series "Kamen Teacher" by Tooru Fujisawa (published from August, 2006 to October, 2007 by magazine Weekly Young Jump).

Oh, My Dad!!

Shinkai Genichi devotes himself to his research, trying to recapture the glory of his successful researches from his college days. At 42, he lives in poverty, neglecting his family, and always inconveniencing the people around him, all for chasing his dream. "To reach your dreams, you must never give up" is his mantra. Putting it nicely, he can be said to be someone with unwavering objectives, but in reality, he is just a hopeless father causing trouble to all around him.

One day, his wife, Sayoko runs away, leaving behind their 5-year old son, Kota. Unable to pay the rent, Genichi and Kota are kicked out of their apartment, and thus begin their lives as homeless people. However, having left the upbringing of his son, and the running of the family to his wife all these years. Genichi is clueless about feeding his son, nursery, fees, bills, etc. As the drama unfolds, we see Genichi become the adult he should be through the struggles of earning a living and bringing up his son on his own. -- by Fuji TV

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Nakuna, Hara-chan [2013]

Title: 泣くな、はらちゃん
Title (romaji): Nakuna, Hara-chan
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Romantic comedy
Episodes: TBA
Viewership rating: TBD
Broadcast network: NTV
Broadcast period: 2013-Jan-19
Air time: Saturday 21:00
Theme song: TBA
Screenwriter: Okada Yoshikazu
Chief Producer: Ohira Futoshi
Producers: Kono Hidehiro, Koizumi Mamoru, Hagiwara Maki (萩原真紀)
Directors: Sugawara Shintaro (菅原伸太郎), Kariyama Shunsuke (狩山俊輔)
Manga: Bibuo (ビブオ)
Music: TBA

Hara-chan is drunk at a cheap pub and blabbering. It is a daily occurrence. He is always vexed, but has neither the wisdom nor the courage to break it up. This is Hara-chan, the main character of the manga ‘Nakuna, Hara-chan’ (Don’t Cry, Hara-chan). The illustrator of this manga is Echizen-san, a plain-looking lady who works at a fish paste factory. In place of a diary, she draws this comic strip in a notebook with all the pent-up resentment within her. This is the only outlet for Echizen-san who seems to have lost her passion for life. Then one day, a miracle happens. Hara-chan comes to the sudden realisation that he is looking at the world for the first time. The sun’s warmth, the rustle of wind, the twinkle of the stars… He has sprung out of the manga world and into the “real” world. In the “real” world, Hara-chan is in love with Echizen-san. Even if he is not a human in this “reality”… 

Correlation Chart

Nagase Tomoya as Hara-chan
Aso Kumiko
Maruyama Ryuhei
Kutsuna Shiori
Kaku Kento
Suda Masaki
Shimizu Yutaka
Inagawa Miyoko (稲川実代子)
Komatsu Kazushige
Komoto Masahiro
Mitsuishi Ken
Okunuki Kaoru
Shiraishi Kayoko (白石加代子)
Yakushimaru Hiroko

Last Hope / ラストホープ [2013]

  • TV Show: Last Hope
  • Romaji: Rasuto Hopu
  • Japanese: ラストホープ
  • Director:
  • Writer: Hideya Hamada
  • Network: Fuji TV
  • Episodes:
  • Release Date: January 15, 2013 --
  • Runtime: Tuesdays 21:00
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

"Last Hope" depicts a medical center with the doctors implementing the latest cutting edge medical treatments. The doctors come from a diverse background to work together as a team and to give hope to their patients. Meanwhile, the past of the doctors are revealed.