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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - WINTER 2010 (pg 4)
« Reply #60 on: January 03, 2010, 12:16:23 PM »
Upcoming dorama for Winter 2010

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Naka nai to Kimeta Hi
Tsunoda Miki is a graduate of a second-rate university who manages to find a job at a top-notch company. But after a minor mistake, she becomes the subject of serious bullying by her superiors and other co-workers. Ultimately, she chooses to endure the harassment, not wanting to simply run away from it.

# Eikura Nana as Tsunoda Miki
# Kawaguchi Haruna as Tsunoda Ai
# Fujiki Naohito as Kirino Seiji
# Kaname Jun as Nakahara Shota
# Anne as Tachibana Marika
# Danta Yasunori as Umezawa Jin

Massugu na Otoko
Matsushima Kenichiro is basically a straight guy because he hates dishonesty. He is an employee at a medium-sized building firm and works in design. However, he is inept when it comes to love. Kenichiro’s destiny changes after he meets Kurita Narumi, an audacious, self-centred impish female. He becomes serious about leading her back to the right path which she finds interesting. While getting pushed around by Narumi, who is the exact opposite of him, Kenichiro learns about her way of doing things and way of life. He is stimulated by her and gradually gets attracted to her... Before long, he starts to look at a new self and at the things he had believed were correct, maturing into a more upright man.

# Sato Ryuta as Matsushima Kenichiro
# Fukada Kyoko as Kurita Narumi
# Kanjiya Shihori as Machida Yoshino
# Endo Yuya as Kusaka Hideki
# Sasaki Nozomi as Kayashima Yukie
# Takizawa Saori as Morioka Kumi
# Sakura as Kurita Sachiko

Magerarenai Onna
Ogiwara Saki, 33, is a woman who does not go with the flow of society but forges her own path. She hates flattering men and trying to be nice to people of the same sex. She has failed the bar exam ten times in a row but persists in her dream of being a lawyer while working as a clerk at a law firm. Saki’s good friend, Hasumi Riko, who is a mother of two children, was high school classmates with Saki, but is in fact 35, because she had deliberately declared herself to be two years younger. She has no qualms of lying for the sake of female happiness, pretending to be married to a man of wealth and blessed with children. Because her personality is the exact opposite, this accentuates Saki’s uncompromising way of life.

# Kanno Miho as Ogiwara Saki
# Nagasaku Hiromi as Hasumi Riko
# Tanihara Shosuke as Aida Mitsuteru
# Tsukamoto Takashi as Sakamoto Masato

Shinsengumi PEACE MAKER
The story centers around a short 15-year-old boy named Ichimura Tetsunosuke who attempts to join the legendary samurai of Shinsengumi as part of his plan to avenge his murdered parents. However, he learns that he must become a demon to join this group.

# Suga Kenta as Ichimura Tetsunosuke
# Furukawa Yuta as Ichimura Tatsunosuke
# Yanagishita Tomo as Okita Soji
# Izaki Yusuke (伊崎右典) as Harada Sanosuke
# Araki Hirofumi as Yoshida Toshimaro

Angel Bank
Ino Mamako is an English teacher at one of Japan's roughest schools, Ryuzan High School. After nine years of teaching, Ino decides to "reset" her life and meets with Ebisawa Yasuo, a charismatic "occupational change agent" who advises people on switching jobs. However, Ebisawa ends up hiring Ino as an occupational change agent herself. Together with her work partner Taguchi Ryota, Ino helps others switch gears in their livelihoods and transform the rest of their lives.

# Hasegawa Kyoko as Ino Mamako
# Wentz Eiji as Taguchi Ryota
# Murakami Tomoko as Nonomura Minami
# Nakamura Aoi as Emura Natsuki
# Oshima Yuko (大島優子) as Ogasawara Manami
# Kimisawa Yuki as Hokujo Kaoru

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
Takano Kyohei is a handsome but bad-tempered university student who is always ready for a fight; Toyama Yujinojo possesses a cuteness that can be mistaken for a girl; the cool-headed Oda Takenaga excels in academics and sports; and the princely Mori Ranmaru loves females, accept a proposal from the female owner of the house where they are lodging at for “free lodging if they are able to transform her niece into a proper lady”. Her niece, Nakahara Sunako lives in a gloomy and solitary world because of an inferior complex about her looks.

# Kamenashi Kazuya as Takano Kyohei
# Oomasa Aya as Nakahara Sunako
# Tegoshi Yuya as Toyama Yukinojo
# Uchi Hiroki as Oda Takenaga
# Miyao Shuntaro (宮尾俊太郎) as Morii Ranmaru
# Takashima Reiko as Nakahara Mio

Hidamari Tantei EYE
Tanaka Ainosuke, a third-year junior high school student with a strong sense of justice, underwent a cornea transplant of the left eye. However, after that, he received news that his older brother, Yumehito, the donor of that cornea, had died in an accident. Furthermore, Ainosuke was shocked by the images in his left eye which he had never seen before. Deducing that these images were connected to his brother’s death, Ainosuke began to search for the truth surrounding the death of his beloved brother and only immediate family. But as the investigation progressed, Ainosuke discovered that Yumehito’s death had been fake and that he is actually the leader of an evil organization. This sets the stage for a clash of fate between the two brothers. Ainosuke, the young sleuth armed with a special left eye and Yumehito, the genius criminal who has carried out many criminal plots.

    * Yamada Ryosuke as Tanaka Ainosuke
    * Yokoyama Yu as Tanaka Yumehito
    * Ishihara Satomi as Sayama Hitomi
    * Okada Yoshinori as Kato Takashi
    * Katahira Nagisa as Komukai Noriko

Tokujo Kabachi!!
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.

# Sakurai Sho as Tamura Katsuhiro
# Horikita Maki as Sumiyoshi Misuzu
# Endo Kenichi as Shigemori Kanji
# Watanabe Ikkei as Kakizaki Matsuo
# Tamaru Maki as Kakizaki Haruko
# Kikuzato Hikari as the mysterious high school girl

also some sequels: Code Blue, Hancho, Bloody Monday.

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - WINTER 2010 (pg 4)
« Reply #61 on: January 05, 2010, 01:06:58 AM »
Thanks for the Info :D

looking forwward too :
Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge cuz of kamenashi
Angel Bank cuz of Yuko oshima  :D XD :lol: :)

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - WINTER 2010 (pg 4)
« Reply #62 on: January 10, 2010, 02:39:38 PM »
I'm looking forward on these 2: Shinsengumi PEACE MAKER & Massugu na Otoko, shinsengumi Peace Maker has an anime version as well :)

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - WINTER 2010 (pg 4)
« Reply #63 on: January 10, 2010, 11:44:49 PM »
yeah i watched like half of peace maker kurogane back in the day. was pretty cool

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - WINTER 2010 (pg 4)
« Reply #64 on: February 02, 2010, 06:22:58 AM »
kame's new drama Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge is a must watch

it's funny :D :D

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - SPRING 2010 (pg 4)
« Reply #65 on: April 15, 2010, 12:11:41 AM »
Here's the list of upcoming drama, just in time for the new season. There's a few that had no synopsis on the wiki, and a couple not listed since I had no info at all on them.
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Tsuki no Koibito

no synopsis

# Kimura Takuya
# Shinohara Ryoko
# Lin Chi Ling (リン・チーリン)
# Matsuda Shota
# Kitagawa Keiko
# Watanabe Ikkei
# Hamada Gaku

Zettai Reido

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.--JDrama Weblog

# Ueto Aya as Sakuragi Izumi
# Miyasako Hiroyuki
# Yamaguchi Sayaka
# Maruyama Tomomi
# Kitagawa Hiromi
# Kimura Ryo


Matsuyuki plays the part of Nao Suzuhara, an elementary school teacher. When she realizes that one of the female students is receiving abuse from her mother, Nao's maternal instincts kick in, and she impulsively decides to bring the girl into her own care. Serving as a substitute mother, Nao takes the child on a trip from Hokkaido to Tokyo, and the two experience various events together along the way. --Tokyograph

# Matsuyuki Yasuko as Suzuhara Nao
# Yamamoto Koji as Fujiyoshi Shunsuke
# Sakai Wakana as Suzuhara Mei
# Kurashina Kana as Suzuhara Kaho


no synopsis

    * Kuroki Hitomi as Miyazawa Tomomi
    * Takahashi Katsunori as Sugiyama Kosuke
    * Saito Yuki as Nishikawa Yoko
    * Mikami Hiroshi as Ookubo Shinichi

Sunao ni Narenakute

A story about the blossoming friendship of five young people who meet on Twitter.

    * Eita
    * Ueno Juri
    * Seki Megumi
    * Tamayama Tetsuji
    * Kinami Haruka
    * Watanabe Eri
    * Hero JaeJoong

Pro Golfer Hana

no synopsis

# Kato Rosa as Nomiya Hana
# Katase Nana as Takase Riko
# Inoue Masahiro (井上正大) as Imadegawa Jun
# Takahashi Mai as Oguchi Michiru
# Muro Tsuyoshi as Tsuruta Saburo

Yankee-kun to Megane-chan

Shinagawa Daichi used to be a good student who has now become a delinquent, while class president Adachi Hana was a delinquent who is now trying to move on. Her secret is discovered by Shinagawa, but she involves herself trying to correct his ways.

# Narimiya Hiroki as Shinagawa Daichi
# Naka Riisa as Adachi Hana
# Hongo Kanata
# Koyanagi Yu
# Kawaguchi Haruna

Keibuho Yabe Kenzo

no synopsis

# Namase Katsuhisa
# Ikeda Tetsuhiro
# Kanjiya Shihori
# Suzuki Kosuke
# Kyo Nobuo
# Hara Mikie


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 …

# Yamamoto Yusuke as Azuma Wataru
# Seto Koji as Takenaka Yuta
# Miura Shohei as Tsukimori Ryosuke
# Daito Shunsuke as Kiyama Ryuichiro
# Nishijima Takahiro as Hino Tetsuya
# Tomiura Satoshi as Tsuchiya Satoshi
# Yanagishita Tomo as Mizusawa Taku


Tells the story of the prince of the land of monsters. As part of his training to succeed the throne, he visits the human world, where he has various adventures with other monsters.

# Ohno Satoshi as Kaibutsu-kun
# Kaga Takeshi as the king
# Yashima Norito as Dracula
# Matsuoka Masahiro as Demokin
# Inamori Izumi as Demorina
# Kawashima Umika as Ichikawa Utako
# Tsuda Kanji as Akkuma


no synopsis

# Eguchi Yosuke as Haruma
# ARATA as Murakumo
# Aso Kumiko
# Saito Takumi
# Tanaka Kei


Based on the popular novel by best-selling author Higashino Keigo, Kato Kyoichiro is a new detective who is assigned to solve the mystery case of a 40-year-old woman found murdered in Tokyo's Nihonbashi district.

# Abe Hiroshi as Kaga Kyoichiro
# Mukai Osamu as Kyose Koki
# Mizobata Junpei as Matsumiya Juhei
# Kimura Yuichi as Kojima Kazumichi
# Sasano Takashi as Kishida Yosaku

Sequels this season:
-Pandora 2
-Team Batista 2
-Rinjo 2
-Omiya-san 7

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - SPRING 2010 (pg 4)
« Reply #66 on: April 16, 2010, 08:44:47 AM »
Oh snap, Kimura Takuya and Lin Chi Ling ??

Gotta hunt down Rika's new drama episode.

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - SPRING 2010 (pg 4)
« Reply #67 on: June 02, 2010, 07:36:06 AM »
aww man, looks like quite a few decent titles will be coming out this winter but I'll be stuck in the desert around that time so won't be able to watch any of them :(

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - SPRING 2010 (pg 4)
« Reply #68 on: July 11, 2010, 12:15:29 AM »
a little late, some of these have already started. but here's the list of new summer drama!

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Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku

Taiga is a struggling second-generation actor who has developed a complex due to his father, a famous actor in his time. Taiga, only get to appear in variety shows, most of the time. One day when his friend bring him out for a skydiving, a big wind dragg him away from the dropping point and he got stuck in a tree. A beautiful woman, Shiori (Takeuchi Yuko), come to rescue him. Shiori is a cheerful woman who laughs away all worries she has. She's exactly the opposite of Taiga...

# Matsumoto Jun as Kusunoki Taiga
# Takeuchi Yuko as Kitamura Shiori
# Sawamura Ikki as Kusunoki Daiki
# Kiritani Mirei as Miyase Sakura
# Kasahara Hideyuki as Ueno Keita

Joker Yurusarezaru Sosakan

Date Kazuyoshi (Sakai) is a detective on the Kanagawa prefectural police force. During the day, he is known as a "Buddha" for his gentle personality, pouring all of his energy into resolving each case. At night, however, he transforms into a cruel punisher as his gentleness gives way to his anger towards the criminals. The series poses questions about what justice and evil truly are.

# Sakai Masato as Date Kazuyoshi
# Nishikido Ryo as Kudo Kenji
# Anne as Miyagi Asuka
# Hirayama Hiroyuki as Kurusu Junnosuke
# Ryo as Katagiri Saeko

Tobo Bengoshi

The suspenseful story follows an enthusiastic lawyer who becomes a nationally wanted man after being falsely accused of murder, arson, and embezzlement. He goes on the run, and while trying to hunt down the real criminal, he encounters various people and helps them with their troubles.

# Kamiji Yusuke
# Ishihara Satomi
# Kitamura Kazuki
# Kyo Nobuo
# Murakawa Eri
# Maekawa Yasuyuki

Kasouken no Onna

no synopsis

no cast information

Keishicho Keizoku Sosakan

In April 2010, Japan abolished the statute of limitations for murder, inspiring the idea for a drama focused on a police unit relentlessly pursuing criminals with the latest scientific techniques.

# Kimura Yoshino
# Tsutsui Michitaka
# Tajima Ryo
# Yoo Min
# Yo Kimiko


Yuri Saotome is a charismatic beautician who runs a major sports gym and aesthetic salon. Her older brother died in an accident just before his opportunity to achieve a gold medal at the Olympics, so she chose to marry a wrestling gold medalist. After giving birth to four children, she and her husband broke off their marriage, leaving Yuri to raise the kids by herself. With their excellent genes, three of them have been raised as possible candidates for the next Olympic games.

# Amami Yuki as Saotome Yuri
# Nagasawa Masami as Nikura Rika
# Mikami Kensei as Saotome Shuichi
# Matsuzaka Tori (松坂桃李) as Saotome Kou
# Yano Masato (矢野聖人) as Saotome Ren
# Takei Emi as Saotome Akira

Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo

Kano Haruko (Naka Riisa) is a charismatic shop assistant who has such excellent fashion sense that she has been featured in fashion magazines. However, she is unable to give up her dream of being a high school teacher. Haruko is asked by her former teacher to teach Japanese to foreigners for three months on the understanding that he would introduce her for the high school’s Japanese language teaching position. And so, she becomes a trainee teacher at a Japanese language school where she coaches nine foreign students with strong personalities, including an Italian anime enthusiast and a Swede who is in love with ninjas, according to her own convictions, while setting her sights on becoming a high school teacher.

# Naka Riisa
# Shibutani Yusuke
# Aoki Munetaka
# Harada Natsuki
# Ikeda Narushi

Gakeppuchi no Eri

"Gakeppuchi no Eri" describes the turbulent life of Eriko (Yamada), who has been extremely poor since childhood, due to the debt left by her parents. Despite constant misfortune, she aims to achieve happiness and money by moving to Tokyo to pursue life as a manga artist.

# Yamada Yu as Aihara Eriko
# Koizumi Kotaro as Hirabayashi Masamune
# Tsukaji Muga as Kamoda Joichi
# Osugi Ren as Umemoto Katsuo
# Watanabe Eri as Aihara Mitsuyo

Unubore Deka

A 30-year-old single detective (Nagase Tomoya), who is under the illusion that he is popular with females is called 'Unubore' by friends. He is an ultra romantic and susceptible to conceitedness. He has such a strong desire to marry to the extent that he has bought an apartment for his newlywed life. He falls in love with female criminals at first sight each time. While the sheer desire to meet wraps around him, he will get proof that the female is the culprit. And so, he will thrust both the arrest warrant and marriage papers at her, proposing with the words, "If you marry me, I won’t arrest you." If that still does not work, he will hold out an engagement ring and his handcuffs. In the end, the criminal will choose to be arrested and his heart will be broken. He will cry as he puts the handcuffs on her...

# Nagase Tomoya as Unubore
# Ikuta Toma as Honjo Sadame
# Nakashima Mika as Higurashi Rie
# Arakawa Yoshiyoshi as Saeki Masaru
# Kaname Jun as Matsuoka Seishiro

Atami no Sousakan

The story begins with the disappearance of a school bus and four high school girls. Still unsolved three years later, the case gets revived when one of the girls reappears. Odagiri plays a sharp national investigator searching for the truth behind the incident, which leads back to a seemingly peaceful town.

# Odagiri Joe
# Kuriyama Chiaki
# Tanaka Tetsushi
# Matsushige Yutaka
# Fuse Eri


Moriyama plays a temp worker who has never had any luck with women. One day, he suddenly starts getting invitations from several beautiful women, and he finds himself confused about how to deal with this new experience of having a "moteki" (a period when one is very popular and attractive to others).

# Moriyama Mirai as Fujimoto Yukiyo

    * Izumisawa Yuuki as 15-year old Yukiyo

# Nonami Maho as Doi Aki
# Mitsushima Hikari (満島ひかり) as Nakashiba Itsuka
# Matsumoto Rio as Komiyama Natsuki
# Kikuchi Rinko as Hayashida Naoko


no synopsis

# Hayami Mokomichi
# Shida Mirai
# Higa Manami
# Suda Masaki


One day, Taichi, an ordinary university student meets Mioka, a girl who is like a storm. Taichi finds himself drawn to Mioka, who lives freely as she wishes without holding back, and they eventually fall in love. However, Mioka tells Taichi of her shocking truth. She has an incurable brain disease, with no medicine or treatment that can help her.

The progressing disease.

The loss of control over her own body.

The precious memories slowly fading away.

The fear of losing herself.

The limited time she has left.

Even with such a cruel fate, Mioka lives her life to the fullest extent till the end. Taichi, wholeheartedly loving her, decides to become the witness of her very existence in this world.

# Yoshitaka Yuriko as Minegishi Mioka
# Hayashi Kento as Hashimoto Taichi
# Katsuji Ryo as Kasagi Kunihiko
# Mizusawa Elena as Goto Mari
# Yuki Jutta as Kitamura Yoji

Tetsu no Hone

Koike plays a young employee of a general contracting company who faces a moral dilemma when he is forced to participate in bid-rigging.

# Koike Teppei as Tomishima Heita
# Toyohara Kosuke as Endo Yasuo
# Jinnai Takanori as Ogata Soji
# Nakamura Atsuro as Mihashi Manzo
# Usada Asami as Nomura Moe

GM Odore Doctor

no synopsis

no cast information

also a couple sequels, Hotaru no Hikari 2 and Hancho 3


looks like some good stuff this summer, awwwyeah

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - SUMMER 2010 (pg 4)
« Reply #69 on: August 19, 2010, 02:46:05 AM »
i'm actually looking forward to continue to watch LIAR GAME, the concept is revolutionary...

Ofcourse, that will never cure or even tame my H&C addiction. I've seen it all and died when it ended.  :nervous
When you think you have nothing to do... check for some new idol stuff.

Always rewarding!

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - SUMMER 2010 (pg 4)
« Reply #70 on: October 06, 2010, 01:39:46 AM »
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Takenouchi plays an aquarium employee named Kengo, who seems ordinary at first glance but actually possesses a secret that he would sacrifice everything in order to protect. Meanwhile, Ueto plays Risa, a young woman working in the sex trade in order to pay off her brother's debt, though her situation has led her to contemplate suicide. These two characters, both full of despair, meet each other and end up entering a contract marriage purely for its benefits. However, as they overcome various troubles, their relationship begins turning into true love.

# Takenouchi Yutaka as Okada Kengo
# Ueto Aya as Makihara Risa
# Matsuda Shota as Kamiya Ryo
# Kitano Kii as Okada Maria
# Inagaki Goro

Mori no Asagao

New prison guard Oikawa Naoki gets asigned to the death row section. He strikes a friendship with Mitsuru Watase who is on death-row for the revenge murder of the man who killed his parents. Gradually Naoki begins to wonder about the necessity of the death penalty and the meanings of such concepts as repentance and forgiveness.

# Ito Atsushi as Oikawa Naoki
# ARATA as Watase Mitsuru
# Kashii Yu as Oikawa's girlfriend
# Tanimura Mitsuki
# Kinami Haruka

Furiitaa Ie wo Kau

no info

# Ninomiya Kazunari

Guilty Akuma to Keiyakushita Onna

Kanno plays the part of Meiko Nogami, a woman with a beautiful and kind heart. But 15 years ago her older sister's husband and son were killed and Meiko was falsely charged with the crime. She is released from prison 12 years later, and she resumes life as a pet groomer, but inside she is burning for revenge. As she searches out the truth behind the original murders, she leads the men around her to their destruction and death. Tamaki is taking on the role of a police detective who becomes attracted to Meiko even as he is investigating her as a suspect.

# Kanno Miho as Nogami Meiko
# Tamaki Hiroshi as Mashima Takuro
# Kichise Michiko as Enomoto Mari
# Mikami Kensei as Tsurumi Masato
# Yoshida Kotaro (吉田鋼太郎) as Ukita Hajime

Second Virgin

Nakamura Rui is a divorced but highly successful producer in publishing. She meets Suzuki Kou, an ambitious buisiness man 17 years her junior, and finds herself getting aggressively persued by him. Eventually they begin a steaming affair. Meanwhile, a young couple moves into the house next to Nakamura's and the wife (Suzuki Marie) begins to confide in her about the frustrations of their conjugal life.

# Suzuki Kyoka as Nakamura Rui
# Fukada Kyoko as Suzuki Marie
# Hasegawa Hiroki (長谷川博己) as Suzuki Kou
# Danta Yasunori as Mukai Hajime
# Kusabue Mitsuko as Magaki Shugetsu

Yamikin Ushijima-kun

This drama depicts the harsh reality of those at the bottom of society through the eyes of the loanshark Ushijima. He is the head of Kaukau Finance which is a ruthless black market lending operation, charging as much as 50% interest every ten days

# Yamada Takayuki
# Katase Nana
# Yabe Kyosuke (やべきょうすけ)
# Sakimoto Hiromi
# Yokoyama Miyuki (横山美雪)

Ogon no Buta

The Board of Audit’s Special Investigations Division punishes civil servants who cheat and waste the taxes paid by the hard-working people. The heroine, Shinko, is a daring character who doesn't get impressed by power and influence but mercilessly pursues the scoundrels. She who used to be a swindler and has a difficult personality gets scouted by the division and is paired up with the elite rookie, Kudo who is a graduate of Tokyo University and comes from a family of government officials.

# Shinohara Ryoko
# Okada Masaki
# Oizumi Yo
# Yamaguchi Sayaka
# Kiritani Kenta

Nasake no Onna

no plot info

# Yonekura Ryoko
# Yanagiba Toshiro
# Tsukamoto Takashi
# Iijima Naoko
# Katsumura Masanobu

Face Maker

Kirishima, a skilled plastic surgeon who previously used to work for the US ‘Federal Witness Protection Programme’. His nickname is "Face Maker." Patients come to him seeking to change their lives, and he grants them that wish with a new face. He doesn't take money but asks for his patients' previous faces as a payment. How would you feel if you encountered someone with your former face?

# Nagai Masaru as Kirishima Shun

Kenji Onijima Heihachiro

In the drama, Hamada plays the titular Onijima Heihachiro, a 44-year-old man who becomes a public prosecutor due to an incident 6 years earlier, where his older sister committed suicide after being caught up in a political scandal. The unyielding Onijima fights to uphold his views of what is right as he takes on Japan's legal system. The female lead, an elite public prosecutor who is the polar opposite of Onijima, will be played by Uchida Yuki

# Hamada Masatoshi
# Uchida Yuki
# Hamada Gaku
# Nishiyama Maki
# Matsushige Yutaka
# Nishimura Masahiko


"SPEC" will revolve around a pair of police detectives as part of a special division solving difficult cases (Mishou). Touma Saya is a woman with an IQ of 201 and an inability to "read the atmosphere" in social situations. Due to a previous case, her left arm is in a sling. Her partner Sebumi Takeru used to be the star performer of the Metropolitan Police. After some incident however, he was transferred to Mishou. Those two track down offenders with special abilities(SPEC) who managed to get away with their crimes.

# Toda Erika as Toma Saya
# Kase Ryo as Sebumi Takeru
# Fukuda Saki as Shimura Misuzu
# Shirota Yu as Chii Satoshi
# Tanaka Tetsushi as Reizei Toshiaki
# Kamiki Ryunosuke as Ninomae Juichi


The story involves a married couple, where the wife dies but her spirit ends up inside the couple's daughter (Shida).

# Sasaki Kuranosuke
# Shida Mirai
# Ishida Hikari
# Motokariya Yuika
# Hayashi Tantan


no info

# Maeda Atsuko
# Sato Takeru

Perfect Report

Matsuyuki plays a top-class TV reporter named Aoyama, who possesses both brains and beauty but is also known for being too rigid. Despite her cold and blunt outward appearance, on the inside she is passionate as a reporter, dedicated to collecting information and seeking out the truth

# Matsuyuki Yasuko as Aoyama Kana
# Koide Keisuke
# Aibu Saki
# Endo Yuya
# Koyanagi Yu
# Kaname Jun

Juui Dolittle

Tottori Kenichi is a foul-mouthed but gifted veterinarian nicknamed Dolittle. His catch phrase is 'pet care means business'. He is the director of his animal clinic and rescues not only 'voiceless' pets but also helps their owners, who lack understanding and caution, with their problems and worries. Working with him is animal nurse Tajima Asuka. Hanabishi Masaru is Dolittle's rival, a charismatic vet and director of another animal hospital who has not only an opposite personality but also a different stance towards pet care. The drama focuses on the love triangle between those 3 and tries to teach the viewers about human-pet relationships.

# Oguri Shun as Tottori Kenichi (Dolittle)
# Narimiya Hiroki as Hanabishi Masaru
# Inoue Mao as Tajima Asuka
# Ishizaka Koji
# Kunimura Jun

Marks no Yama

20 years ago a half-frozen boy was rescuded in the mountains after his parents apparent sucide. He gets released from a mental institution and his girlfriend notices him talking about a dark mountain shadow. Meanwhile a murder happens in a residential area in Tokyo. Assistant Inspector Goda Yuichiro takes on the investigation. Soon an official of the Ministery of Justice gets murdered in a similar fashion pointing towards a serial killer. Yet, Goda receives a strange order from above: he's not to further investigate in this direction. He senses a huge mystery behind the case and starts chasing after the psychopath killer called Marks. Somehow a journalist's research about a corrupt construction magnate and another unsolved murder that happend in the mountains 13 years ago are also linked to the case.

# Kamikawa Takaya as Goda Yuichiro
# Kora Kengo as Marks
# Ishiguro Ken
# Konishi Manami
# Kohinata Fumiyo
# Toda Naho


Mizuhara Masaya (Tsukamoto Takashi) is a desperate guy who murders his uncle shortly after his father's death, over a debt settlement which the uncle demands right after an earthquake. When Mizuhara comes to his senses he finds a beauty who introduces herself as Shinkai Mifuyu(Fukada Kyoko) next to himself. The two flee to Tokyo and as the girl starts getting attention in the beauty sector, a detective starts looking into their past.

# Tsukamoto Takashi as Mizuhara Masaya
# Fukada Kyoko as Shinkai Mifuyu
# Shibata Kyohei as Kato Wataru

Reinoryokusha Odagiri Kyoko no Uso

no info


a little late cus it was hard to find info on some of these, still a few without too.

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - FALL 2010 (pg 4)
« Reply #71 on: October 17, 2010, 04:07:35 PM »
(grabbed from d-addicts wiki)

"Heita is an ordinary high school boy with a kind heart but no real interest in romance. His class is joined by a transfer student named Q10 (pronounced "kyu-to," the same as "cute"), who looks like a girl but is actually a robot. Together, the two end up causing trouble at school, and Heita even begins falling for Q10. A kiss scene between the two is planned." --Tokyograph

Reinoryokusha Odagiri Kyoko no Uso
Odagiri Kyoko is a flashy clairvoyant TV personality who has celebrities and politicians as clients. Yet in reality she is just a regular girl with no special power. She conducts solid detective work to solve mysteries, then passes off the results as her psychic visions.

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - FALL 2010 (pg 4)
« Reply #72 on: January 06, 2011, 04:16:51 AM »
Quote from:
Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta

Toda and Miura play two teachers, Natsumi Uemura and Shuji Kashiwagi, at the same high school who are set to get married in half a year. However, the night before the school year's opening ceremony, Shuji becomes involved with the young Hikari Saeki (played by Takei), without realizing that she will be a student in his class starting the next day. As Shuji struggles to help Hikari deal with the mental complex she is suffering from, he is also torn inside by his betrayal of Natsumi. Meanwhile, Hikari attempts to get closer to Natsumi, driven by feelings of jealousy and a desire to destroy the couple's relationship

Miura Haruma as Kashiwagi Shuji
Toda Erika as Uemura Natsumi
Takei Emi as Saeki Hikari
Suda Masaki as Hiraoka Naoki
Shinoda Mariko as Todo Sayaka


no synopsis

Fukuda Saki
Matsushita Yuya

Control ~ Hanzai Shinri Sousa

Segawa Rio, a quick-acting detective, gets transferred to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police’s Violent Crimes Division after she got shot during her previous case. She is made to work together with Nagumo Jun, a level-headed but eccentric psychology professor whoes skills at behavioral analysis are the key to tracking down the criminals. There's also Teranishi Kei, a shy young detective who's had a crush on Segawa since their days at the academy...

Matsushita Nao as Segawa Rio
Fujiki Naohito as Nagumo Jun
Yokoyama Yu as Teranishi Kei
Kitamura Yukiya as Iwasaki Mikiya
Usuda Asami as Kosaka Mina
Sato Jiro as Kinoshita Yukio

Utsukushii Rinjin

A sudden encounter between a gracefully attractive but mysterious woman, Saki (Nakama Yukie), and an ordinary housewife, Eriko (Dan Rei), who has a happy family, causes Eriko’s serene daily life to fall apart. Eriko’s husband, Shinji (Watabe Atsuro) becomes the target of Saki’s advances and finds himself caught between her and his wife.

Nakama Yukie
Dan Rei (檀れい)
Miura Rieko
Suzuki Sawa
Moriyama Eiji (森山栄治)
Minami Keisuke

Misaki Number One!!

One day, all of a sudden, Misaki, the number one hostess of a club in Roppongi becomes a high school teacher! Of all classes, she is appointed as the homeroom teacher for Class 2Z, a special class for the troublemakers at the school. But, with her positive power, she takes the students head-on, without ever giving up!

Karina as Tenoji Misaki
Fujigaya Taisuke
Kitayama Hiromitsu (北山宏光)
Oomasa Aya
Ichikawa Tomohiro

Honboshi ~Shinri Tokusou Jikenbo~

no synopsis

Funakoshi Eiichiro
Otsuka Nene

Gaikoukan Kuroda Kosaku

This sequel to the movie Amalfi brings back Kuroda Kousaku, a diplomat who works at the Japanese anti-terrorism office. His new partner is Ogaki Rikako, a somewhat unreliable detective who loves onsen. The setting includes San Francisco, Mexico and Japan and the story also reveals Kuroda's past.

Oda Yuji as Kuroda Kousaku
Shibasaki Kou as Ogaki Rikako
Kagawa Teruyuki
Tanaka Kei

LADY~Saigo no Hanzai Profile~

"LADY" focuses on a team of profilers in the CPS, a fictional police division that deals with analyzing criminal behavior. Kitagawa plays the part of Shoko, a gifted profiler who returns to Japan after working with the FBI in the United States. Her character is described as a "crime maniac," as she is overly knowledgeable about past crimes, while also being unskilled in matters of romance

Kitagawa Keiko
Kimura Tae
Hiraoka Yuta
Sudo Risa
Ozawa Yukiyoshi


Upon return from Paris, Sasakura Ryu spends some time wandering amiss, but after some time he decides to start anew by becoming a bartender. On a daily basis as a bartender, he helps solve the various problems burdening his customers, including work and love and family troubles, one cocktail at a time.
Furthermore, what will happen to the romantic relationship between Ryu, who seeks the best cocktail, and Kurushima Miwa, who is pertinent to his growth as a person. Also in the drama you'll see the fateful showdown between Kuzuhara Ryuichi, referred to as Mr. Perfect, and Master Kase Goro

Aiba Masaki as Sasakura Ryu
Kanjiya Shihori as Kurushima Miwa
Arakawa Yoshiyoshi as Sugiyama Kaoru
Mitsuishi Ken as Mihashi Jyunji
Omi Toshinori as Sakura Hajime


The premise of the show has KARA working for an underworld service as for-hires, but instead of killing their targets, their missions require them to make those men fall in love with them. Each week, a mysterious boss will give them their new target - from powerful politicians to kabuki actors to ordinary salarymen - and they will use any technique they can to accomplish their goal. But due to their inexperience with love, various problems come up during their missions.

Park Gyu Ri as herself
Han Seung Yeon (한승연) as herself
Nicole as herself
Goo Ha-ra (구하라) as herself
Kang Ji Young (강지영) as herself

Heaven's Flower

Set in the near-futuristic 2060, "Heaven's Flower" combines mystery with a pure love story. Due to a botched experiment, Japan has become a barren land where flowers can't even bloom, resulting in a severe rationing crisis. While the country works towards rebuilding, "District 7" is one of the areas left behind in the process.
The story unfolds in the neglected District 7. Despite Kawashima's typical innocent image from her previous works, here she takes on her first "villain" role as a cruel and emotionless assassin named Ai, part of a group known as "Last Garden." While faithfully carrying out her missions every day, she encounters the police detective Yuichiro Manaka (Araki), and she suddenly must deal with her newfound emotion of love. The ensuing story is a romantic mystery involving betrayal and the secret behind her birth

Kawashima Umika as Ai
Araki Hirofumi as Manaka Yuichiro
Ayano Go as Shion
Nakano Yuta (中野裕太) as Naruki
Taketomi Seika (竹富聖花) as Ran
Suruga Taro (駿河太郎) as Sudo Senji

"Deka Wanko"

"Deka Wanko" is originally a manga by "Gokusen" creator Kozueko Morimoto. The comedic series revolves around a rookie detective named Ichiko Hanamori (played by Tabe), whose exceptional dog-like sense of smell is used to solve difficult cases, in addition to earning her the nickname of "Deka Wanko."

Tabe Mikako
Sawamura Ikki
Tegoshi Yuya
Masu Takeshi
Ohkura Koji

Fuyu no Sakura

"Fuyu no Sakura" is described as a pure love story with similarities to the popular Korean drama "Winter Sonata" (titled "Fuyu no Sonata" in Japan). Kusanagi plays a gentle glass craftsman in Yamagata who has no experience in love. Imai plays an older housewife with a husband and daughter who goes on a trip alone to Yamagata, hoping to see sakura trees blooming in winter. She gets into an accident, but is saved by Kusanagi. He ends up tending to her, and the two are soon drawn to each other.

Kusanagi Tsuyoshi
Imai Miki
Sato Takeru
Kato Rosa
Yamazaki Shigenori
Oshima Yoko

There are a lot more dramas airing actually, but I found it pointless to include them without any information on them.


man, kind of a lot I want to check out this season :O

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - WINTER 2011 (pg 4)
« Reply #73 on: January 29, 2011, 09:00:48 PM »
Here's some good news for fans of Boss, coming back for a second season. :thumbsup

Yuki Amami returns for "BOSS" sequel
Thu, January 27, 2011
It is now confirmed that Fuji TV will broadcast a sequel to the 2009 drama series "BOSS" this spring. Starring Yuki Amami as the head of a team of detectives, the show averaged 17.0% ratings with a peak of 20.7%, and many fans have been hoping for another season.

The story this time will continue from the final scene of the first series, with Amami's character Eriko receiving a sudden phone call as she is about to leave Japan, leading her to once again take the reins of the special detective unit. The main supporting cast will be returning, including Yutaka Takenouchi, Erika Toda, Junpei Mizobata, Michiko Kichise, Kendo Kobayashi, Yoichi Nukumizu, and Tetsuji Tamayama.

The sequel will air in the same Thursday 10:00pm time slot, starting in April

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - WINTER 2011 (pg 4)
« Reply #74 on: July 22, 2011, 10:48:49 AM »
I recently just finished watching hana kimi ... although I was late watching it ... :P

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