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Monday, October 16th, 2017 02:40 am

Hokuto episode 2: Hokuto moves away from home. His new foster mother becomes Kondo Ayako. Hokuto misbehaves by smoking, and getting into a fight. Not having known anything else but being physically punished for bad behavior he asks: “Why aren’t you mad at me?”

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Title: 北斗
Title (romaji): Hokuto
Tagline: ある殺人者の回心 / Aru Satusjinsha no Kaishin
Format: Renzoku
Episodes: 5
Broadcast network: WOWOW
Broadcast period: 2017-Mar-25 to 2017-Apr-22
Air time: Saturday 22:00

20-year-old Hokuto is being detained as a murderer and tells his court-appointed lawyer Takai Soichi to get him the death penalty. Hokuto was actually severely abused by his parents in his childhood and starved of love. He met Kondo Ayako who became his foster mother through child welfare services and learned of love for the first time. Released from the darkness of his mind, he started to feel like a new person but he is made sport by bizarre fate and becomes a murderer. — Jdrama Weblog

Nakayama Yuma as Hashitsume Hokuto
Onishi Riku as young Hokuto
Matsuo Suzuki as Takai Soichi
Murakami Jun as Hashitsume Shiko
Nakamura Yuko as Hashitsume Misako
Ito Sairi as Maritani Asumi
Nikaido Satoshi as Tomioka Kazuma
Negishi Toshie as Yoshinaga Kyoko
Riju Go as Motohashi Nobuhiro
Yajima Kenichi as Ikuta Tomochika
Urabe Fusako as Morinaga Sanae
Owada Kensuke as Ioka Masaaki
Yamada Anna as Sekimoto Haruka
Fujita Yumiko as Osugi Satoko
Shimada Kyusaku as Ioka Masashi
Miyamoto Nobuko as Kondo Ayako

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Saturday, September 30th, 2017 11:09 pm
Kurara Japanese subtitles synced to 480p and 720p-DoA.

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Title (romaji): Kurara
Tagline: 北斎の娘 / Hokusai no Musume
Format: Tanpatsu
Genre: Jidaigeki
Broadcast network: NHK
Broadcast date: 2017-Sep-18
Air time: Monday 19.30

Oei, later known as Katsushika Oi, was born the third daughter of Edo’s talented painter Katsushika Hokusai and his second wife Koto. Although Oei became the wife of a town painter for a time, her love of the paintbrush more than her husband spelt disaster and she comes back home to Hokusai from the family she had married into. This is how Oei starts to help her father out in his painting of the “insurmountable high wall”. Meanwhile, Oei can only talk to the painter Ikeda Zenjiro, who is her father’s student, about her pain and worries. Zenjiro has taken Edo by storm as Keisai Eisen, the master of ukiyo-e portraying beautiful women. He visits regularly because he admires Hokusai and secretly likes Oei although their relationship is like childhood friends. Oei respects her father whose paintings fascinated her and continues to work as a painter who supports him behind the scenes. When Hokusai’s masterpiece Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji was completed, she was also by his side. As Hokusai progressed in age, he could no longer move the paintbrush as he wished but Oei continued to draw his paintings as her father’s “shadow”. She was content to be the shadow while he dazzled. And she kept on painting, obsessed with color and shadow. Time eventually passes and by the time Oei has developed her own unique style, Zenjiro whom she had constantly turned to for support and even Hokusai have left this world. Now over 60 years old, Oei arrives at a single truth, “The shadow shapes everything. The light illuminates it. This world is made of light and shadow.” — Jdrama Weblog

Miyazaki Aoi as Oei / Katsushika Oi
Matsuda Ryuhei as Ikeda Zenjiro
Miyake Hiroki
Nishimura Masahiko as Nishimuraya Yohachi
Noda Hideki as Kyokutei Bakin
Yo Kimiko as Katsushika Koto
Nagatsuka Kyozo as Katsushika Hokusai

Maro Akaji
Nakajima Arisa
Koshimura Tomokazu as Kawahara Keiga
Sudo Atsuko
Okabe Takashi
Kobayashi Yuto
Nakata Ayaka as courtesan / Oiran

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 07:27 pm

Gomen, Aishiteru is now complete.image host Title: ごめん、愛してる
Title (romaji): Gomen, Aishiteru
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period:
2017-Jul-09 to 2017-Sep-17
Air time:
Sunday 21:00 Theme song: Forevermore by Utada Hikaru
Related TV shows:
Sorry I Love You (KBS2, 2004)

Synopsis When Ritsu was little, he was abandoned by his mother Reiko. He happens to help Rinka. One day, Ritsu gets involved in a case and gets severely injured in the head. He can die at anytime. He attempts to find his mother and be good to her before his death, and finally finds his mother, but learns that she is leading a happy life with her son Satoru. Ritsu decides to take revenge on his mother, then meets Rinka again, who is Satoru’s childhood friend… — TV Japan

Nagase Tomoya as Okazaki Ritsu
Yoshioka Riho as Mita Rinka
Sakaguchi Kentaro as Hyuga Satoru
Otake Shinobu as Hyuga Reiko
Ikewaki Chizuru as Kawai Wakana
Daichi as Kawai Sakana
Onishi Ayaka as Furusawa Touko
Yamaji Kazuhiro as Kurokawa Tatsuomi
Kusamura Reiko as Tachibana Satoko
Rokkaku Seiji as Kagami Shuhei
Nakamura Baijaku as Mita Tsuneo
Lee Soo Hyuk as Baek Ran

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 12:52 am

Onna no Naka ni Iru Tanin is now complete.

Title: 女の中にいる他人
Title (romaji): Onna no Naka ni Iru Tanin
Also known as: The Stranger Within a Woman
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Suspense drama, mystery
Episodes: 7
Broadcast network: NHK BS Premium
Broadcast period: 2017-Jan-08 to 2017-Feb-19
Air time: Sunday 22:00

Tanuma Yuriko is a housewife who lives with her husband Kazuo, their two children and mother-in-law Hatsue. One day, Saori, the wife of Kazuo’s friend Kusumoto Masafumi is strangled to death and Kazuo confesses that he had been having an affair with her. Yuriko suspects that he murdered Saori. Realizing that he cannot get away, Kazuo acknowledges that he killed her and tries to give himself up to the police. However, Yuriko desperately holds him back. She decides to cover up his crime to protect their peaceful family life. Before Yuriko realizes it, a stranger within her starts to take action for the sake of protecting her beloved family. – Jdrama Weblog

Seto Asaka as Tanuma Yuriko
Omi Toshinori as Tanuma Kazuo
Itaya Yuka as Ito Michiko
Ishiguro Ken as Kusumoto Masafumi
Kino Hana as Tanuma Hatsue
Komoto Masahiro as Kuroki Yasunari
Morioka Yutaka as Hirose Shinya
Nakamura Tomoya
Nishiyama Mayuko as Kusumoto Saori
Sasaoka Sasuke
Shouno Rin

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Thursday, March 30th, 2017 08:48 pm

Asa ga Kuru is now complete, subtitles sync to 480p and 720p-DoA.

Title: 朝が来る
Title (romaji): Asa ga Kuru
Also known as: Comes Morning
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Human drama
Episodes: 8
Viewership ratings: 3.58%
Broadcast network: Fuji TV / Tokai TV
Broadcast period: 2016-Jun-04 to 2016-Jul-30
Air time: Saturday 23:40
Theme song: Si jamais j'oublie by ZAZ

Satoko had thought that this happiness would last, but on the day of Asato’s birthday, she receives a phone call from a mysterious woman identifying herself as the boy’s mother, Katakura Hikari. “I’m Katakura. I want my child back. I gave birth to Asato-kun.” – Jdrama Weblog

Yasuda Narumi as Kurihara Satoko
Kawashima Umika as Katakura Hikari
Hara Nanoka as young Hikari (age 14)
Tanaka Naoki as Kurihara Kiyokazu
Ishida Eri as Asami Yoko
Satsukawa Aimi as Goto Kasumi
Takizawa Saori as Hoshino Risa
Hayashida Yusaku as Kurihara Asato
Kurokawa Tomoka as Hirata Konomi
Yamamoto Ryuji as Yamamoto Tetsuo (deceased)
Akama Mariko as Katakura Sakiko
Senoo Seiko as Katakura Hiroshi
Kojima Riria as Katakura Akane
Saito Taiyo as Hoshino Ozora
Minahara Yuki as Sugimoto Miki
Akino Roza as Tachibana Naomi
Sakakibara Tetsuji as Ando Ryota
Yamada Masayuki as Sakagami
Suzunosuke as Gonda
MEGUMI as Shirakawa Akemi
Hayashida Yusaku as Kurihara Asato
Yamashita Rio as Haruna (ep8)

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Sunday, March 26th, 2017 04:57 pm

Quartet is now complete, subtitles sync to 480p and 720p-DoA

Title (English): Quartet
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Romance, suspense
Episodes: 10
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period: 2017-Jan-17 to 2017-Mar-21
Air time: Tuesday 22:00

Maki Maki, Sebuki Suzume, Beppu Tsukasa and Iemori Yutaka happen to meet and form a quartet. They even begin to live together in Karuizawa during the winter, but there is a big hidden secret.
Maki, who has a negative personality and barely gives her opinions, plays the lead violin. She has family and only goes to Karuizawa on the weekends for performances. Suzume, who is unemployed, plays the cello, while Yutaka plays the viola in the quartet. The leader of the quartet and the one providing his grandfather’s villa as a base for them is Tsukasa. He plays the second violin in the quartet and comes from a musical family. A man of many secrets, he also works at a donut company.

Quartet Doughnuts
Matsu Takako as Maki Maki
Mitsushima Hikari as Sebuki Suzume
Takahashi Issei as Iemori Yutaka
Matsuda Ryuhei as Beppu Tsukasa

Restaurant & Music Hall Nocturne
Yoshioka Riho as Kisugi Arisu
Tomizawa Takeshi as Tanimura Daijiro
Yagi Akiko as Tanimura Takami

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Monday, March 20th, 2017 08:42 am

Okaasan, Musume wo Yamete Ii desu ka is now complete, subtitles sync to 480p and 720p-DoA.

Title: お母さん、娘をやめていいですか?
Title (romaji): Okaasan, Musume wo Yamete Ii desu ka?
Also known as: Mom, May I Quit Being Your Daughter?
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Family, suspense
Episodes: 8
Broadcast network: NHK
Broadcast period: 2017-Jan-13 to 2017-Mar-03
Air time: Friday 22:00
Theme song: Little Doll by Sarah Àlainn

A suspenseful family drama revolves around a mother and daughter who have an excessively close relationship. They have overcome many challenges together based on mutual trust; however, the tight-knit relationship was shaken by an encounter with a man. As the daughter becomes intimate with him, she begins to keep a distance from her mother. Being deeply disturbed by her behavior, the mother makes a radical move to have her daughter nearby. -- NHK

Haru as Hayase Mizuki
Saito Yuki as Hayase Akiko
Yagira Yuya as Matsushima Taichi
Terawaki Yasufumi as Hayase Koji
Ishii Anna as Goto Ayami
Ozora Mayumi as Mizuki's grandmother
Dan Mitsu as Tachihara Maki
Aso Yumi as Makimura Fumie
Mashima Hidekazu as Ota Kazuyuki
Ikezu Shoko as Goto Kayoko
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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 08:40 pm
Chuushingura no Koi is now complete. It's been a true joy working on this drama.

Title: 忠臣蔵の恋
Title (romaji): Chuushingura no Koi
Tagline: 四十八人目の忠臣 / 48-ninme no Chuushina
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Jidaigeki, romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: NHK
Broadcast period: 2016-Sep-24 to 2017-Feb-25
Air time: Saturday 18:10

Set in the Edo period, a story revolves around Kiyo, a woman who strives to overcome status differences of those days. When she pledges to live for love, a knife attack occurs at Edo castle. And as a 48th loyal retainer, her fate changes after a raid on Kira: she is determined to serve at the inner palace of Edo Castle called "Ooku". -- NHK

Takei Emi as Kiyo
Fukushi Seiji as Isogai Jurozaemon
Tanaka Rena as Aguri
Sato Ryuta as Horibe Yasubei
Nakao Akiyoshi as Muramatsu Sandayu
Minagawa Sarutoki
Daito Shunsuke
Honda Daisuke as Fuwa Masatane
Miyazaki Karen as Tsuma
Hizuki Hana as Hori
Nakamura Tomoya as Asano Nagahiro
Niiro Shinya as Kataoka Takafusa
Yamamoto Hiroshi as Maehara Munefusa
Masuko Shizue
Oshimoto Naoko
Daike Yuko as Sae
Kansyuji Tamotsu
Imai Tsubasa as Asano Naganori
Fujiki Takashi
Tsuji Kazunaga
Tokui Yuu
Sasano Takashi as Horibe Yahei
Ishimaru Kanji as Oishi Kuranosuke
Hirata Mitsuru
Ibu Masato
Mita Yoshiko
Kakizawa Hayato
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Friday, February 17th, 2017 03:57 pm

Title: 楽園
Title (romaji): Rakuen
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Mystery
Episodes: 6
Broadcast network: WOWOW
Broadcast period: 2017-Jan-08 to 2017-Feb-12
Air time: Sunday 22:00

While the case of the Doizaki couple who murdered their 15-year-old daughter and hid her body under their home for 16 years is being reported, a housewife visits Maehata Shigeko, a writer working for an editorial production company. This lady says her 10-year-old son may possess the special ability to see the memories of other people and holds out a drawing that he had illustrated. The drawing shows a young lady lying down inside a home with a distinctive weather vane in the shape of a bat and because it is remarkably similar to the case of the Doisakis, Shigeko undertakes the investigation half-convinced. However, at that point, the youth dies in a traffic accident. Seiko, the second daughter of the Doizakis, is told by her parents’ lawyer to severe ties with them while a female high school student is held captive in some neighborhood. - JdramaWeblog

Nakama Yukie as Maehata Shigeko
Kuroki Hitomi as Takahashi Harumi
Kaho as Doizaki Seiko
Kobayashi Kaoru as Doizaki Gen
Kaneko Nobuaki as Miwa Akio
Matsuda Miyuki as Doizaki Kouko
Nishida Naomi as Hagiya Toshiko
Komoto Masahiro as Maehata Shoji
Ikeda Narushi as Akitsu Shingo
Riju Go as Nozaki Eiji
Hosoda Yoshihiko as Inoue Tatsuya
Oshinari Shugo as Amikawa Koichi
Kurosawa Hiroki as Hagiya Hitoshi
Ito Sairi as Doizaki Akane
Ishizaka Koji as Kanagawa Kazuo
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Friday, December 23rd, 2016 12:40 am

Cain to Abel is now complete, enjoy!

Title (romaji): Cain to Abel
Also known as: Cain and Abel
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Romance
Episodes: TBD
Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 2016-Oct-17 to 2016-Dec-19
Air time: Monday 21:00
Theme song: Give Me Love by Hey! Say! JUMP
Related TV shows: Cain and Abel (SBS, 2009)

Takada Yuu is an employee of Takada Real Estate Co, an estate development firm. His father Takayuki is the company president and a perfectionist who has favored his high-achieving elder son Ryuichi and been indifferent to Yuu since young. So Yuu craves for his father’s love and wants his recognition somehow. Then one day, Yuu encounters Yahagi Azusa who also works for Takada Real Estate Co. Although it was the worst possible meeting, he gradually starts to have romantic feelings for her through work and an unexpected development. But ironically enough, Azusa turns out to be Ryuichi’s girlfriend… Yuu begins to realize what he truly treasures and matures as a person as he struggles with this complicated romance and with his older brother and father. — Jdrama Weblog

Main Cast
Yamada Ryosuke as Takada Yu
Kiritani Kenta as Takada Ryuichi
Kurashina Kana as Yahagi Azusa
Takashima Masanobu as Takada Takayuki
Takenaka Naoto as Kurosawa Kosuke
Otsuka Nene as Hirose Saki
Minami Kaho as Takada Momoko
Hira Mikijiro -> Terao Akira as Takada Soichiro

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Sunday, December 11th, 2016 07:20 am
Jimi ni Sugoi is now complete. Enjoy!
Title: 地味にスゴイ!
Title (romaji): Jimi ni Sugoi!
Also known as: Pretty Proofreader
Tagline: 校閲ガール・河野悦子 / Kouetsu Girl Kouno Etsuko
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Work comedy
Episodes: 10
Broadcast network: NTV
Broadcast period: 2016-Oct-05 to 2016-Dec-07
Air time: Wednesday 22:00
Theme song: Heaven’s Door ~Hi no Ataru Basho~ by Kanna Chise
Opening theme: 12-gatsu no Ame by chay

Etsuko Kono is a 28-year-old woman who loves fashion. Aspiring to become a fashion editor, she joins a publishing company, but she is sent to work in copy editing section. There, her job is to correct errors and inadequate parts of documents and copies.

Based on the novel “Koetsu Garu” by Miyagi Ayako, published March 14, 2014 by KADOKAWA.

Ishihara Satomi as Kouno Etsuko
Suda Masaki as Orihara Yukito
Honda Tsubasa as Morio Toyoko
Aoki Munetaka as Kaizuka Hachiro
Kishitani Goro as Takehara Shoon
Eguchi Noriko as Fujiiwa Rion
Wada Masato as Yoneoka Mitsuo
Taguchi Hiromasa as Oda Daisuke
Adachi Rika as Imai Cecil
Soda Marie as Sato Yuri
Sugino Yosuke as Masamune Nobuyoshi
Matsukawa Naruki as Aoki Yohei
Asoh Kaori as Sakashita Kozue
Takahashi Osamu as Meguro Shinichiro
Mr. Chin as Higashiyama
Nagae Hidekazu as Nishida
Tencho Matsumoto as Kitagawa
Yoshimoto Miyoko as Kamei Sayaka
Ise Kayo as Hatano Nozomi

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Sunday, December 4th, 2016 07:19 am

Japanese subtitles for the special Heart Loss.

Title: ハートロス
Title (English): Heartloss
Tagline: 虹にふれたい女たち / Niji ni Furetai Onnatachi
Format: Tanpatsu
Genre: Drama
Broadcast network: TBS / CBC
Broadcast date: 2016-Oct-02
Air time: Sunday 14:00

Fukaya Sakurako is married to the owner of ‘Fukaya’, a long-established miso shop in Nagoya City. She lives comfortably with her husband Kazuhisa and their daughter Yuko, a university student. Sakurako is content with Kazuhisa, a family man whose redeeming feature is his kindness. Her worry is Yuko who pays no attention to school work because she has been chasing after Shugo, a popular singer-songwriter in Nagoya. One day, Sakurako sees Shugo’s post on social media and an exchange with a young man who is not even her own child begins over smartphone. This is in contrast to her ordinary daily routine and all very exciting for Sakurako. She naturally does not tell her daughter about it. Having aspired to become a songwriter when she was young, Sakurako starts to give Shugo advice on the lyrics for his new song. Then one day, Shugo proposes that they work together in Tokyo but... Is this love? Will Sakurako choose her family or him? -- Jdrama Weblog

Saito Yuki as Fukaya Sakurako
Kawashima Umika as Fukaya Yuko
Nanase Kou as Shugo
Ukaji Takashi as Fukaya Kazuhisa
Horiuchi Keiko
Ikuta Tomoko
Koyanagi Yukimi as Megumi
Hasegawa Tomoharu
Horiuchi Masami
Seguchi Yoshino
Fujiyama Yui

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Thursday, June 16th, 2016 05:40 pm

The final episode of OUR HOUSE is now out!

Format: Renzoku
Genre: Home comedy
Episodes: TBD
Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 2016-Apr-17 to 2016-??-??
Air time: Sunday 21:00

Six months ago, the mother of 12-year-old Ban Sakurako, died of illness. Sakurako, the second of four siblings and the eldest daughter, takes on all the housework and manages the family with extremely stern behavior that insidiously strikes terror in the hearts of her siblings. While the children are still feeling raw from the loss of their mother, their father, who works in the US, marries American Alice Shepherd and brings her back to Japan. Sakurako is indignant that he would marry a foreigner he has never even dated and opposes the remarriage. She uses all sorts of tricks in her attempt to drive her new mother out. – Jdrama Weblog

Ashida Mana as Ban Sakurako (eldest daughter)
Charlotte Kate Fox as Alice Shepherd (new mother)
Yamamoto Koji as Ban Sota (father)
Kato Seishiro as Ban Kotaro (eldest son)
Terada Kokoro as Ban Shintaro (second son)
Matsuda Serika as Ban Momoko (second daughter)
Takayama Yoshihiro as Akao Takuma (Kotone's husband)
Watanabe Mai as Ban Yoko (deceased mother)
Inukai Atsuhiro as Kagami Junichi (Sakurako's homeroom teacher)
Tsukamoto Takashi as Mikami Joji (uncle, Yoko's brother)
Matsushita Yuki as Akao Kotone (aunt, Sota's sister)
Hashizume Isao as Ban Soichiro (grandfather)

Production Credits
Screenwriter: Nojima Shinji
Producer: Ota Dai (太田大)
Director: Nagayama Kozo, Sawada Kensaku, Kato Yusuke

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Saturday, February 20th, 2016 08:42 am
Gisou no Fuufu is now complete!
Title: 偽装の夫婦
Title (romaji): Gisou no Fuufu
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 10
Broadcast network: NTV
Broadcast period: 2015-Oct-07 to 2015-Dec-09
Air time: Wednesday 22:00
Theme song: What You Want by JUJU

Everyone who chances upon Kamon Hiro will think her the ideal woman, with her aloof looks and beautiful and gentle smile. They are all dead wrong, as Kamon Hiro, 45 year old single, actually hates everyone else. Deep within her heart, seethes endless poisonous thoughts of other people. On those numerous times she unleashes her true self, many have been hurt in the process. Ever since the only man she had ever loved left her during her university days, she had closed up her heart, and became who she is today. Determined to live her life out alone, one day, she suddenly meets up with the love of her life again, and finds herself in a marriage… a fake one, that is!

Main Cast
Amami Yuki as Kamon Hiro
Sawamura Ikki as Himura Chouji
Uchida Yuki as Mizumori Shiori
Inoue Rinna as Mizumori Yuu
Kudo Asuka as Deshimaru Tamotsu
Sakai Maki as Nanami Yaeko
Shibamoto Yuki as Hara Sumire
Sato Jiro as Goda Tenjin
Tanaka Yoji as Sudo Riichi
Uechi Haruna as Oda Mari
Kimura Midoriko as Goda Teruno
Fuji Sumiko as Himura Kanae