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Hard to say I love you / Sunao ni Narenakute

Hard To Say I Love You

Details

  • Title: 素直になれなくて
  • Title (romaji): Sunao ni Narenakute
  • Tagline: Hard to say I love you
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Drama
  • Episodes: 11
  • Viewership rating: 11.2 (Kanto)
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV
  • Broadcast period: 2010-Apr-15 to 2010-Jun-24
  • Air time: Thursday 22:00
  • Theme songs:
    • Theme song: Hard to say I love you ~Ii Dasenakute~ by WEAVER
    • Insert song: Sunao ni Narenakute by Sugawara Sayuri

Synopsis

Nakajima looks up to his father, who was a war photographer, but can only get a job as an assistant for gravure magazines. Mizuno is a provisional high school teacher, currently on probation. Nishimura is Mizuno’s best friend, whose boyfriend has been avoiding her since she discovered she was pregnant. Ichihara works at a magazine where he is being blackmailed into sexual favours by his chief editor. Park, on Twitter, takes on the persona of a doctor, when he is actually working at a company that sells medical equipment to disinterested doctors, and at the same time, trying to take care of his younger sister.

This is a story about the blossoming friendship of five young people who were brought together by Twitter, and their journey to finding honesty with each other and with themselves.

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Tumbling

Tumbling

Details

  • Title: タンブリング
  • Title (English): Tumbling
  • Tagline: 新体操が、オレ達をオトコにした / Shintaiso ga, oretachi o otoko ni shita
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Sports drama
  • Episodes: 11
  • Broadcast network: TBS
  • Broadcast period: 2010-Apr-17 start
  • Air time: Saturday 20:00
  • Theme Song: Manazashi by Honey L Days

Synopsis

Azuma Wataru, a third-year student at Karasumori High School, is a devil who strikes fear in the hearts of people. One day, Azuma is told by his form teacher that he has to participate in a club activity in order to make up for the lack of second-year students. The short-tempered Azuma cannot last long in whatever he does. At that moment, he learns that Satonaka Mari, the beautiful transfer student in his class, has joined the female rhythmic sports gymnastics club. He joins the male rhythmic sports gymnastics club, a club activity with very few people under the captain, Takenaka Yuta. They are ridiculed by the coach of the female rhythmic sports gymnastics club, and others, and are also hardly allowed to use the gym. However, when a sixth boy joins the club, Yuta decides to take part in a team competition with his long-sought six members …

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Zettai Reido

Zettai Reido

Details

  • Title: 絶対零度
  • Title (romaji): Zettai Reido
  • Tagline: 未解決事件特命捜査 / Mikaiketsu Jiken Tokumei Sousa
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Crime, Detective
  • Episodes: 11
  • Viewership rating: 14.4 (Kanto)
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV
  • Broadcast period: 2010-Apr-13 to 2010-Jun-22
  • Air time: Tuesday 21:00
  • Theme songs:
    • Opening theme: Shadow behind by LOVE PSYCHEDELICO
    • Main theme: dry town by LOVE PSYCHEDELICO

Synopsis

Sakuragi Izumi (Ueto Aya) is a new police sergeant with the Special Investigations Office, which was set up within the Metropolitan Police in November last year. The new investigation team uses DNA analysis and the latest in forensics science to investigate cold cases as well as cases suspected to involve missing persons.

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Shinzanmono

Shinzanmono

Details

  • Title: 新参者
  • Title (romaji): Shinzanmono
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Crime
  • Episodes: 10
  • Broadcast network: TBS
  • Broadcast period: 2010-Apr-18 to 2010-Jun-20
  • Air time: Sunday 21:00
  • Theme song: Machimonogatari by Yamashita Tatsuro

Synopsis

In the Ningyo-cho area of Nihonbashi, Tokyo – a woman was murdered. Detective Kaga Kyoichiro, who just transferred to the Nihonbashi police precinct, is placed in charge of the murder case. With virtually the entire residents of Ningyo-cho’s shopping street emerging as suspects, Detective Kaga must use his keen sense of deductive reasoning to uncover the truth … .

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Moon Lovers / Tsuki no Koibito

Moon Lovers / Tsuki no Koibito

Details

  • Title: 月の恋人
  • Title (romaji): Tsuki no Koibito
  • Tagline: Moon Lovers
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Romance
  • Episodes: 8
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV
  • Broadcast period: 2010-May-10 to 2010-July-05
  • Air time: Monday 21:00
  • Theme song: LOVE RAIN ~ Koi no Ame ~ by Kubota Toshinobu

Synopsis

Hazuki Rensuke, the President of Regolith, is determined to increase his company’s market share in the house furnishing business. His life takes a different turn when three women enter the picture.

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Tokujo Kabachi!!

Tokujo Kabachi !!!

Details

  • Title: 特上カバチ!!
  • Title (romaji): Tokujo Kabachi!!
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Comedy, Work
  • Episodes: 10
  • Broadcast network: TBS
  • Broadcast period: 2010-Jan-17 to 2010-Mar-21
  • Air time: Sunday 21:00
  • Theme song: Troublemaker by Arashi
  • Related TV show: Kabachitare (Fuji TV, 2001)

Synopsis

The story centers around the employees of a legal document firm. Tamura Katsuhiro is a young man with a strong sense of justice. Although he believes that the law isn’t always right, he becomes an administrative scrivener with the goal of manipulating the law in order to protect the weak. On the other hand, Sumiyoshi Misuzu, a former delinquent who hates to lose and who is now a capable scrivener. Katsuhiro and Misuzu are always at odds, but they gradually come to understand each other. —Tokyograph

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Code Blue

Details

  • Title: コード・ブルー
  • Title (English): Code Blue
  • Tagline: ドクターヘリ緊急救命 /Doctor Heli Kinkyuu Kyumei
  • Tagline (English): Doctor Heli – Emergency Lifesaving
  • Genre: Medical drama
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV

Code Blue

Season 1

  • Episodes: 11
  • Viewership rating: 15.6 (Kanto)
  • Broadcast period: 2008-Jul-03 to 2008-Sep-12
  • Air time: Thursday 22:00
  • Theme song: HANABI by Mr.Children

Synopsis

If it can be treated one second earlier, the heart might start beating again.
If there is one extra helicopter, another life in danger may be saved.
If one more life can be saved, the Japanese medical community may regain trust.
There are more lives in this country that can be saved.

The “Doctor Helicopter” system was legalized in Japan in June 2007. A medical team is dispatched to the patients on a helicopter to provide medical care in the field as soon as possible. One day, four young physicians are assigned to this latest medical system. The doctors experience traumatic medical situations, deal with personal ambitions, witness the fragility of life, and they grow personally and professionally.

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Special

  • Viewership rating: 23.1 (Kanto)
  • Broadcast date: 2009-Jan-10
  • Air time: 21:00-23:10
  • Theme song: HANABI by Mr.Children
  • Insert songs: Kaze to Hoshi to Moebius no wa & Koe by Mr.Children

Synopsis

After their suspension from the tunnel incident, the four interns: Aizawa, Shiraishi, Hiyama, Fujikawa together with nurse Saejima, are back on Shohoku’s Emergency Medical Services. But as soon as their return, Kuroda suddenly handed his resignation. While, on the other hand, a train in Chiba had a major accident. How will they be able to manage the situation without Kuroda’s supervision? 

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Code Blue 2

Season 2

  • Episodes: 11
  • Viewership rating: 16.6 (Kanto)
  • Broadcast period: 2010-Jan-11 to 2010-Mar-22
  • Air time: Monday 21:00
  • Theme song: HANABI by Mr.Children

Synopsis

It has been one and a half years since Aizawa Kosaku, Shiraishi Megumi, Hiyama Mihoko and Fujikawa Kazuo were assigned to Shoyo University’s North Hospital. They have only three months left of their fellowship programme (specialised training programme) to be flight doctors and each of them have come to the crossroads where they have to think of their lives after graduation. Aizawa, who has only one relative – a grandmother currently in a nursing home, starts having doubts about his duties and cannot find a clear direction for his future. Meanwhile, Shiraishi Megumi is unable to forget the past. She had caused their former teacher, Kuroda Shuji, to have his right arm amputated. Then Tachibana Keisuke, a veteran flight doctor, takes up a new post. He has been put in charge of certifying the fellowship programme which will decide their future.

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