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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - SPRING '08 (pg 2)
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2008, 02:23:26 AM »

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Kimura Takuya plays an elementary school teacher who, due to some circumstances, gets involved in the world of politics and eventually becomes the Prime Minister of Japan.

# Kimura Takuya
# Fukatsu Eri
# Abe Hiroshi
# Terao Akira
# Kato Rosa

Zettai Kareshi
Izawa Riko is a temp worker in search of a boyfriend, and she ends up in possession of a "robot" known as Night Tenjo, who is programmed to be the perfect boyfriend. However, this creates a love triangle with a distinguished young man at her company who has feelings for her.

# Hayami Mokomichi as Tenjo Night
# Aibu Saki as Izawa Riko
# Mizushima Hiro as Asamoto Soshi
# Irie Jingi as Hayashi Kota
# Nakamura Shunsuke as Asamoto Masashi

Muri na Renai
Shogo is a divorced man with one daughter. In his younger days, he was briefly in a band but it quickly broke up, and he took on a job at a record company. At the age of 60, he falls in love with the 35-year-old Kaede, but her career and values are very different from his own. In addition, Kaede already has an "ikemen" boyfriend

# Sakai Masaaki as Shogo
# Natsukawa Yui as Kaede
# Monsieur Kamayatsu (ムッシュかまやつ)
# Natsuki Mari
# Omi Toshinori

Handa Sen is the "okami" (proprietress) of a long-standing restaurant in one of the lower parts of Tokyo. Though she is normally airheaded and loves to drink, she has an impressive mastery of a wide range skills, from cooking to ceramics to calligraphy. While the drama follows various events surrounding the restaurant, one of the series' highlights is its illustration of Japanese food and culture.

# Aoi Yu as Handa Sen

Ueto plays Akari Domoto, an idealistic lawyer who wants to "rescue the weak." She joins a large law office, though she is assigned to a lowly department whose only other member is her boss, who was transferred there after making a mistake during a case.

# Ueto Aya as Domoto Akari
# Kitamura Kazuki
# Kato Shigeaki as Katase Riichiro
# Ryo
# Toda Naho

The story revolves around a talented young pitcher-catcher duo, also known as the "battery" in baseball terms.

# Nakayama Yuma as Harada Takumi
# Takada Sho as Nagakura Go
# Morimoto Shintaro as Harada Seiha
# Saito Yuki
# Horibe Keisuke

Last Friends
Last Friends tackles issues that afflict the current generation. Michiru's mother has brought a man back to their home and she is bullied at her workplace where she works as a beauty parlour assistant. She starts cohabiting with her boyfriend, a good young man who works at the Child Welfare Division and the only person who can give her emotional support, but ends up the victim of domestic violence and becomes fearful of love. The boyishly charming Ruka was a classmate of Michiru's in junior high school. She has performed brilliantly as a motocross racer and aims to win the national championship, but as the story progresses, a deep worry that she can neither confide in her parents or close friends grows evident. Takeru is a hair and makeup artist acquainted with Ruka. He is a good confidant to females due to his kindness and perceptiveness, and finds himself attracted to Ruka but has a phobia of sex as a result of a past trauma. The three of them become house mates and through their associations with others, gain the capacity to be positive about life.

# Nagasawa Masami as Aida Michiru
# Ueno Juri as Kishimoto Ruka
# Eita as Mizushima Takeru
# Nishikido Ryo as Oikawa Sosuke
# Mizukawa Asami as Takigawa Eri

Misako Ayukawa, a woman in her 30s is an English teacher, her English skills are poor. She values herself over her students, and money over love. She displays arrogance in front of her students, but acts pleasantly around her peers and family. However, Ayukawa possesses a brilliant mind for solving puzzles. She ends up tackling various cases around the school along with 3 of her top students.

# Ishihara Satomi as Ayukawa Misako
# Yamamoto Yusuke
# Kimura Ryo
# Nagayama Kento

Around 40
39-year-old Ogata Satoko, is a highly capable psychiatrist who is single. She's forthright, a caring older sister and reliable in her job and in private. Her interests are staying in luxurious Japanese inns, and watching videos of stand-up comedy.
Satoko hasn't had a boyfriend in the past five years. Nevertheless, she derives satisfaction from work, and isn't worried about her finances. Among her good friends that she hangs out with are 35-year-old Morimura Nao, her junior who proclaims that she won't marry, and 39-year-old Oikawa Sadao, her peer since high school days. Satoko is happily enjoying single life.   At an alumni reunion as everyone is on the verge of 40, Takeuchi Mizue, her good friend since high school who is now a full-time housewife, rushes Satoko into action. "If you want children, you should marry now" and "It's women's happiness", but both are lost on Satoko who isn't convinced.
One day, Satoko attempts to cheer up Nao, who is downcast over a shocking incident, and goes to her favourite hot-spring inn. But there, she coincidentally encounters a breakup between a handsome but somewhat odd man (Fujiki Naohito) and his girlfriend.

# Amami Yuki as Ogata Satoko
# Fujiki Naohito as Okamura Keitaro
# Otsuka Nene as Morimura Nao
# Tsutsui Michitaka as Ohashi Sadao
# Matsushita Yuki as Takeuchi Mizue

Kimi Hannin Janai yo ne?
Morita Sakura is a peculiar "freeter" (freelance part-timer) who dreams of becoming a mystery novel writer. While switching between various jobs throughout the series, she also becomes an assistant to Officer Utagawa, a detective who discovers her excellent memory and reasoning skills. On the other hand, Utagawa (who has just joined the police ranks through his father's connections) is fairly inept and has a tendency to fall in love with female suspects.

# Kanjiya Shihori as Morita Sakura
# Kaname Jun as Utagawa

The story revolves around a high school teacher and coach that tries to reform delinquents by having them join the baseball team.

# Sato Ryuta as Kawato Koichi
# Ichihara Hayato as Aniya Yabu
# Koide Keisuke as Mikoshiba Toru
# Shirota Yu as Shinjo Kei
# Nakao Akiyoshi as Sekikawa Shuta

Gokusen 3

# Nakama Yukie as Yamaguchi Kumiko (Yankumi / Ojou / Kumichou) (Math Teacher/Class 3D adviser)
# Namase Katsuhisa as Sawatari Goro, Kyoto (School Vice Principal)
# Enami Kyoko (Board Chairman)
# Utsui Ken as Kuroda Ryuichiro (Kumiko's grandpa / 3rd Generation Oedo Yakuza Boss)
# Anan Kenji as Wakamatsu Hiro
# Kaneko Ken as Asakura Tetsu
# Uchiyama Shinji as Tatsukawa Minoru
# Ryogoku Hiroshi as Sugawara Makoto
# Waki Tomohiro as "Kuma" / Kumai Teruo (Former student of Yankumi)
# Azuma Mikihisa as Baba Seiga (PE Teacher)
# Koizumi Kotaro (School Doctor)
# Hirayama Aya (English Teacher)

Ryokiteki na Kanojo
Based on the hit South Korean movie, My Sassy Girl, The character backgrounds and plot details will be changed for the drama. While the protagonists in the original film were college students, this time the pair will be a marine biology professor (Kusanagi) and an aspiring writer (Tanaka).

# Kusanagi Tsuyoshi as Masaki Mitsuo
# Tanaka Rena as Takami Rinko
# Matsushita Nao
# Suzuki Emi
# Yamada Shintaro

Suzuki Hideki is a university doctor who develops a cure for cancer after 18 years of rigorous research. When others learn of his ingenious breakthrough, things around him undergo abrupt changes as the motivations and conspiracies of pharmaceutical companies as well as political circles surface.

# Mikami Hiroshi as Suzuki Hideki (41)
# Yanagiba Toshiro as Matoba Shinichi (42)
# Konishi Manami as Iida Sayoko (28)
# Kunimura Jun as Otaguro Shigeyuki (52)
# Tanimura Mitsuki as Mizuno Aimi (17)

quite a few sound pretty good to me.

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - SPRING '08 (pg 3)
« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2008, 04:54:23 AM »
Thanks for list!

Gonna watch Last Friends and Zettai Kareshi for sure! Masami Aibu LOVE!!!

Gonna check out Around 40 and Change's good to see Abe Hiroshi back again and his collab with Kimutaku since Hero but Change sounds like a sequel to Engine where he was lke a caretaker for the orphans  :lol:

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - SPRING '08 (pg 3)
« Reply #42 on: April 09, 2008, 02:09:09 PM »
CHANGE, Muri na Renai, Last Friends, Puzzle and 81 Diver are on my watch list at the moment. I think I'll check out at least the first episode of a few others, though.

Oh yeah, and I'm already watching Hitomi.

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - SPRING '08 (pg 3)
« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2008, 07:29:44 AM »
didnt put up info for summer 08 cus by the time all the info came out, the season had already started... late bastards!! lol

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - FALL '08 (pg 3)
« Reply #44 on: October 07, 2008, 07:38:55 AM »
Upcoming Dramas for Fall Season 2008

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An arson took it all away from Akiyama Kanon seven years ago. Her parents died in that fire, her brother was arrested as the prime suspect and her carefree life disappeared from that instant. She was shunned by the town as the sister of a murderer, yet she believes in her brother's innocence and often pays him visits with words of encouragement. As life gets harder when nobody is willing to give her a job, Kanon decides to try her luck in the city and there she meets the man of her destiny...

# Horikita Maki as Akiyama Kanon
# Kitagawa Yujin as Nagasaki Junya
# Kashii Yu as Sakurai Mizuki
# Fukushi Seiji as Akiyama Yoji
# Narimiya Hiroki as Segawa Subaru
# Uchida Yuki as Toono Kiyoka

Celeb to Binbo Taro
Wealthy daughter of a hotel chain mogul meets poor widowed father of three. Despite their vastly different values and beliefs, will their chanced encounter blossom into something more?

# Ueto Aya as Mitazono Alice
# Kamiji Yusuke as Sato Taro
# Kuninaka Ryoko as Yasuda Sachiko
# Kashiwabara Takashi as Gotoda Tsukasa
# Miura Rieko as Ono Midori

Team Batista no Eiko
There exists a legendary team of surgical experts in Tojo University Hospital that specializes in the Batista procedure - one of the most difficult cardiac surgeries with the survival rate only at 60%. Ever since its formation, this team has shocked the country by having 26 consecutive post-operative successes, virtually unheard of in the medical community. They basked in the glory until one day when three recent procedures produced consecutive deaths on the operating table. Taguchi, an internal medicine specialist has been entrusted with the investigation but since he is dealing with skills beyond his realm of expertise, he soon brushes off speculations of murder and deems the deaths accidents. Then arrives Shiratori, a Ministry of Health investigator. He not only labels Taguchi naive but speaks with confidence that this is a murder, and the murderer is within this team of elites. As the mystery unfolds, so does the complicated affiliation between each of the seven team members, will the duo discover the truth in time?

# Ito Atsushi as Taguchi Kohei
# Nakamura Toru as Shiratori Keisuke
# Shirota Yu as Himuro Koichiro
# Shaku Yumiko as Otomo Naomi
# Ihara Tsuyoshi as Kiryu Kyoichi

Oh! My Girl!
Yamashita Kotaro was living a peaceful life as a publisher part-timer pretending to be a mobile phone novelist until two females suddenly appeared in his life. One is his six-year-old celebrity niece and the other is the little girl's stern manager. As he is forced to live under the same roof as the little prodigy, their differences soon manifest and disputes ensue. However, through co-habitation, Yamashita slowly comes to appreciate having a family and the warmth it brings, all the while developing a love-hate relationship with Fuji Mineko, the manager.

# Hayami Mokomichi as Yamashita Kotaro
# Kato Rosa as Fuji Mineko
# Tomosaka Rie as Yasuno Makiko
# Okada Yoshinori as Ishida Ken
# Yoshida Riko as Sakurai Anne

OL Nippon
Kanzaki Shimako is a single 31-year-old OL who has worked at the General Affairs department of an established firm for 9 years. She is capable, trusted by her superiors, has a strong sense of responsibility and hates to lose. Then, her company decides to implement outsourcing and Shimako finds herself named to teach three Chinese.

# Mizuki Arisa as Kanzaki Shimako
# Abe Sadao
# Minami
# Inoue Yoshio

Nanase Futatabi
A suspense story about a girl with an ability to read people's mind. Together with her psychic friends, Nanase, the telepath, tries to save others from danger and fight those who try to abuse her power.

# Renbutsu Misako as Hata Nanase
# Shioya Shun as Iwabuchi Tsuneo
# Mizuno Miki as Ryu Fujiko
# Yanagihara Kanako as Mayumi Ruri

Shoni Kyumei
With recent shrinkage of pediatric care, pediatrician Aoyama Sora decides to stand up to the hospital management and reestablish the specialty.

# Konishi Manami as Aoyama Sora
# Tsukamoto Takashi as Kariya Shunsuke
# Katsuji Ryo as Kogure Kento
# Yamaguchi Sayaka as Higuchi Rui
# Fueki Yuko as Katagiri Yayoi

Kaze no Garden
Despite being a respected anesthesiologist at a famed Tokyo hospital, Shiratori Sadami has a disastrous family life. Before his life in Tokyo, his infidelity prompted his wife's suicide and the incident separated him from his two children ever since. Seven years later, as he is being diagnosed with late-stage cancer and inevitably on the brink of death, he finds himself making way towards his hometown Hokkaido, his estranged children and his final moments in life.

# Nakai Kiichi as Shiratori Sadami
# Kuroki Meisa as Shiratori Rui
# Kamiki Ryunosuke as Shiratori Takeshi
# Ogata Ken

Yume wo Kanaeru zo
Hoshino Asuka is dumped by her boyfriend, who is a colleague at the same workplace, on her 25th birthday. To make matters worse, her apartment catches fire and she can’t return to live in it. Asuka finds herself wishing for happiness and the elephant god Ganesha suddenly appears. He had lived with Nogami Kohei in that apartment several years ago. With the appearance of Ganesha, Asuka learns what true happiness is.

# Mizukawa Asami as Hoshino Asuka
# Furuta Arata as Ganesha
# Oguri Shun as Nogami Kohei (special participation, ep1)
# Hasegawa Hatsunori as Bando Tsuyoshi

Based on a hit manga, this adaptation depicts the life of a married man Nanase Kohei after he returned to his former job as a male host. He woos the clients with his gentle and caring nature, and soon retrieves his former credit as the ace of the club. However, the transition back for this middle-aged man is not without its challenges. Afraid that his wife will find out about this job, Nanase is also garnering jealousy and displeasure from the younger hosts. Throughout the course of his employment, he demonstrates to others that hosting should not be the vulgar occupation it has become where the entire goal is to make the women frivolously spend money, rather, it is about a human connection that is so often overlooked.

# Sasaki Kuranosuke as Nanase Kohei
# Maya Miki
# Hara Sachie
# Miura Shohei

Ryusei no Kizuna
Based on the popular novel of the same name, Ryusei no Kizuna tells the story of three orphans, whose parents were murdered long ago. Together, the three vowed on a shooting star to one day avenge their parents. After many years, the two brothers have found the murderers, and are set to carry out their plan for vengeance when they realize they've made a serious miscalculation; you see, their sister...

# Ninomiya Kazunari as Ariake Koichi
# Nishikido Ryo as Ariake Taisuke
# Toda Erika as Ariake Shizuna
# Kaname Jun as Togami Yukinari
# Omi Toshinori as Hayashi George

Bloody Monday
Takagi Fujimaru is a genius hacker facing off against a terrorist organization

# Miura Haruma as Takagi Fujimaru
# Kichise Michiko as Orihaya Maya
# Sato Takeru as Kujo Otoya
# Matsushige Yutaka as Kano Ikuma
# Katase Nana as Hosho Sayuri

Scrap Teacher
Nakajima, Yamada, Chinen, and Arioka play a group of junior high students who transfer to a school on the verge of collapse, and take on the role of reforming their incapable teachers.

# Nakajima Yuto
# Yamada Ryosuke
# Chinen Yuri
# Arioka Daiki

Room of King
A game is initiated between four roommates, and the winner will gain ownership of their luxurious apartment in the Aoyama district. How will the battle unfold between a freeter, an OL, a gynecologist, a cook and a sylist?

# Mizushima Hiro as Mori Jiro (freeter)
# Suzuki Anne as Asada Asako (OL)
# Igawa Haruka as Hibiki Kyoko (gynecologist)
# Itao Itsuji as Mago Kenichi (cook)

Akai Ito
The story was one of the best-selling novels of 2007, it revolves around the "red thread of fate" connecting the young pair Mei and Atsushi and the trials they face

# Minamisawa Nao as Takemiya Mei
# Mizobata Junpei as Nishino Atsushi (Akkun)
# Kimura Ryo as Takahashi Riku (Taka-chan)
# Okamoto Rei as Amagishi Mia

It all started with a wedding as lives of four married women converge. They are from different backgrounds and diverse generations, appearing to be leading blissful lives. But underneath the facade, their days are strewn with betrayal, misery and deceit. The story will follow these ordinary women and uncover what is to them the true meaning behind family, marriage and love.

# Suzuki Kyoka as Takayanagi Takako
# Hasegawa Kyoko as Kawai Hitomi
# Fukiishi Kazue as Samejima Mayuko
# Momoi Kaori as Shindo Tamaki
# Toda Naho as Shiraishi Risako

Based on a true story of a Japanese man falsely imprisoned in Thailand who attempts to escape from jail.

# Tamayama Tetsuji as Izawa Keigo
# Tsuruta Mayu as Nishiyama Aki
# Omori Nao as Pon
# Nakamura Shunsuke as Yuzurihara Takuya

I'm looking forward to a handful, another handful sound interesting enough to check out the first ep or two to decide

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - FALL '08 (pg 3)
« Reply #45 on: November 12, 2008, 07:42:57 AM »
does anyone would reccomend me about cool dorama in this 2008...

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - WINTER '09 (pg 3)
« Reply #46 on: December 29, 2008, 04:06:40 AM »
Upcoming Dorama Airing in the Winter 2009 Season

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The story revolves around a group of five medical students enrolled in a seminar on forensic pathology. Kaji Daiki noted for his keen perception and strong intuition, along with the other students work on uncovering the mysteries of the corpses they examine.

# Eita as Kaji Daiki
# Ikuta Toma as Ishizue Ryosuke
# Ishihara Satomi as Kuboaki Kanako
# Endo Yuya
# Sato Tomohito

Mei-chan no Shitsuji

The story revolves around a young woman named Mei who finally finds the "butler of her dreams", whom she has been searching for since a past encounter.
# Mizushima Hiro as Shibata Rihito
# Eikura Nana as Shinonome Mei
# Sato Takeru as Shibata Kento
# Iwasa Mayuko as Ryuonji Izumi
# Yuki Jutta as Kiba


The series starts with the murder of a 10-year-old girl in 1984. 15 years later, after the case goes unsolved and passes the statute of limitations, a doctor named Goda Ryoji suddenly quits from his hospital and eventually becomes a detective. In 2008, he meets Sachi, a traveling artist in Paris, and shortly after Goda's return to Japan, he becomes involved in the expired murder case when another detective receives an anonymous phone call.

# Eguchi Yosuke as Goda Ryoji
# Inagaki Goro as Kuroki Shun
# Hirosue Ryoko as Katsuragi Sachi
# Aibu Saki as Goda Yui
# Sakai Masato as Shimano Takaya
# Tanihara Shosuke as Tomioka Yasushi

Kami no Shizuku

The story revolves around a young man whose father, a world-famous wine critic, suddenly dies. In order to take over his father's vast wine collection, he must face off against his adopted brother in a contest to find specific wines, even though he originally has no knowledge of wines.

# Kamenashi Kazuya as Kanzaki Shizuku
# Tanabe Seiichi as Tomine Issei
# Naka Riisa as Shinohara Miyabi
# Toda Naho as Kiryu Ryoko
# Masu Takeshi as Kawarage


Haruse Kiina is the capable chief of an investigation unit.

# Kanno Miho as Haruse Kiina
# Hiraoka Yuta
# Tsukaji Muga
# Koike Eiko

Arifureta Kiseki

"Arifureta Kiseki" focuses on a woman (Nakama) living with her parents and grandmother, and a man (Kase) living with his father and grandfather. The story follows the ways that their ordinary lives and family ties begin to change after their encounter.

# Nakama Yukie as Nakajo Kana
# Kase Ryo as Tasaki Shota
# Jinnai Takanori as Fujimoto Makoto
# Kazama Morio as Tasaki Shigeo
# Toda Keiko as Nakajo Katsura


A detective story that evolves around two high school students, Mizuhara Kana, a curious girl who can't help looking after others, and her new classmate, Toma So, who graduated from an elite U.S. college at the age of 15. The two try to solve mysteries with a help of Kana's father who is an investigator.

# Nakamura Aoi as Toma So
# Takahashi Ai as Mizuhara Kana
# Ishiguro Ken as Mizuhara Kotaro
# Tomioka Koichiro as Sasazuka Makoto

Love Shuffle

Usami Kei is a manager at an IT company who breaks off his engagement to Mei, the president's daughter. Later at his apartment, a power failure leaves him trapped in an elevator with three other residents: Ojiro, Airu and Masato. While waiting, their conversation hits upon the question of whether there is truly only one fated partner for everyone. As a result, they decide to run an experiment by "shuffling" their relationships with one another.

# Tamaki Hiroshi as Usami Kei
# Karina as Aizawa Airu
# Matsuda Shota as Sera Ojiro
# DAIGO as Oishi Yukichi
# Yoshitaka Yuriko as Hayakawa Kairi

Uta no Onii-san

The story revolves around an unconventional children's show called "Minna de Utao!" Kenta is a young musician whose band breaks up and who gets dumped by his girlfriend. To top it off, his own family labels him as useless. Unexpectedly, he becomes an "uta no oniisan," a singing character on the children's show.

# Ohno Satoshi as Kenta

Choujin Utada

--i don't have shit on this show...


Kitajima Daichi is a young firefighter aiming to become part of a special rescue team, inspired by an incident in which he was saved as a child.

# Nakamaru Yuichi as Kitajima Daichi
# Masuda Takahisa as Tetsuka Yutaka
# Yamamoto Yusuke
# Ichikawa Yui
# Asari Yosuke

Zeni Geba

Gamagori Futaro is an unattractive young man who loses his sick mother as a child due to poverty. He subsequently becomes obsessed with money and is willing to do anything for it. While working for a millionaire he shows his knack for business and in a plot to acquire his company he marries his daughter. After their marriage he kills his father-in-law and takes over his business empire. With his new-found status he makes victims out of everyone around him.

# Matsuyama Kenichi as Gamagori Futaro (23)
# Mimura as Mikuni Midori (24)
# Miyagawa Daisuke as Hagino Satoshi (36)
# Kinami Haruka as Mikuni Akane (21)
# Ishibashi Anna as Nonomura Kaori (16)

Honjitsu mo Hare. Ijo Nashi

Shirase Ryo is a cop assigned to a fictional remote island in the Okinawa prefecture.

# Sakaguchi Kenji as Shirase Ryo
# Matsushita Nao as Saimon Ulala
# Aoki Munetaka as Teruya Mitsuo
# Okamoto Rei as Teruya Ikue
# Hankai Kazuaki as Taira Kouhei
# Omori Akemi as Taira Setsuko

Also a handful of sequels/continuations/remakes this season, didn't bother to post about those though...

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - WINTER '09 (pg 3)
« Reply #47 on: December 29, 2008, 10:53:34 PM »
Can't wait for Mei-chan no Shitsuji!!

Love me some Mayuko Iwasa :ptama-wub:

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - WINTER '09 (pg 3)
« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2009, 07:59:26 AM »
Can anyone say what this is ging to be for a series? Something with a Ghost if I saw the preview correctly (which was at the end of the 720 version of Q.E.D.'s final ep.)

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - WINTER '09 (pg 3)
« Reply #50 on: March 21, 2009, 07:13:14 PM »
^ Thanks, although Misaki Ayame doesn't seem to have the lead, I hope its enough to keep me interested  :)

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - SPRING '09 (pg 3)
« Reply #51 on: March 21, 2009, 08:43:15 PM »
yeah I guess I should make the post...

Upcoming Drama Airing in the Spring 2009 season

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# Sasaki Kuranosuke as Azumi Tsuyoshi
# Nakamura Shunsuke
# Tsukaji Muga
# Kurotani Tomoka
# Kashu Toshiki


Nakai plays a single salaryman in his mid-thirties. He has focused himself on his work rather than finding a marriage partner, but the topic of marriage is constantly coming up around him. As a result, he begins thinking about his own life and begins looking for a potential wife.

# Nakai Masahiro
# Ueto Aya
# Sato Ryuta
# Matsukata Hiroki
# Ueda Tatsuya
# Shaku Yumiko
# Tanihara Shosuke

Atashinchi no Danshi

In the drama, Horikita's character is burdened with 100 million yen worth of debt after her gambling father disappears. Chased out of her home by collectors, she is forced to sleep in places like internet cafes. However, she meets the president of a major company who offers to pay off the debt if she marries him, and she soon finds herself moving in with a rather eccentric family

    * Horikita Maki
    * Kaname Jun
    * Okada Yoshinori
    * Mukai Osamu
    * Yamamoto Yusuke
    * Seto Koji

Shiroi Haru

The show's theme is the love between a parent and child. Abe plays a man just released after a 10-year prison sentence. He encounters a young girl, who turns out to be his own daughter that he conceived with his ex-girlfriend just before he went to jail.

    * Abe Hiroshi
    * Ohashi Nozomi
    * Yoshitaka Yuriko
    * Endo Kenichi
    * Endo Yuya
    * Shiraishi Miho


"Rinjo" revolves around Kuraishi Yoshio, a legendary coroner with a keen eye for evidence. The term "rinjo" is said to be police slang for the initial investigation carried out at the scene of the crime.

    * Uchino Masaaki as Kuraishi Yoshio
    * Matsushita Yuki
    * Takashima Masanobu
    * Watanabe Dai
    * Ibu Masato


The drama is based on a manga by Ito Minoru. Satsuki is the mother of a 10-year-old boy. When her son ends up killing a 7-year-old boy, conflict arises in their family, leading to a lot of tears and pain. One of the show's main themes is forgiveness ("kaiyo"). While the original comic told the story from the perspective of the victim's family, the drama will focus on the assailant's family.

    * Inamori Izumi as Satsuki
    * Itaya Yuka
    * Yamamoto Taro
    * Kawashima Umika
    * Sano Shiro
    * Tanaka Misako

Ghost Friends

Fukuda plays a high schooler who can see ghosts as a result of a car accident. The story follows her growth as she interacts with the spirits she meets, and even falls in love with a young male ghost named Kaito.

# Fukuda Saki as Asuka
# Nishijima Takahiro as Kaito
# Okada Yoshinori
# Iriyama Noriko
# Misaki Ayame (水崎綾女)
# Kawakubo Takuji

Yako no Kaidan

Sayama Michio is a young and callous beautician who will stop at nothing to fulfill his ambition(s). Coming from an impoverished background, he suddenly becomes the darling of the beauty world. He holds women who desire beauty captive and puts on several different faces when dealing with Murase Minako, the female owner of the place that he works at; Hatano Masako, a woman of leisure; and Fukuchi Fujiko, an editor of a weekly magazine to come out tops. He also gets involved with two detectives who are investigating him for a prior incident.

# Fujiki Naohito as Sayama Michio
# Kimura Yoshino as Edamura Sachiko
# Natsukawa Yui as Fukuchi Fujiko
# Oginome Keiko as Murase Minako
# Muroi Shigeru as Hatano Masako
# Yo Kimiko


Amami stars as the new "boss" of a team of quirky detectives who are trying to fight a series of brutal crimes. Her character is intelligent and capable in her work. But even though she can understand the mentalities of the criminals she pursues, she has difficulty understanding men, leaving her unable to find what she really wants: a husband.

    * Amami Yuki
    * Takenouchi Yutaka
    * Toda Erika
    * Mizobata Junpei
    * Kichise Michiko
    * Nukumizu Youichi


"LOVE GAME" revolves around a secret game in which the participants can win 100 million yen if they succeed at a love-related task. However, no one has ever succeeded in the game before. Shaku plays the beautiful but mysterious "dealer" of the game. The challenges she presents to the contestants, who are constantly monitored, include tasks such as "get your wife to sign divorce papers within 8 hours" and "steal your friend's boyfriend within 3 days."

    * Shaku Yumiko
    * Shioya Shun (ep1)
    * Kitagawa Hiromi (ep1)
    * Inoue Waka (ep2)


Bito is a half-Filipino whose father has died and mother has disappeared. Despite his misfortune and the issues he deals with, such as race, he lives his life positively with a constant smile. Similarly, Hana is a young woman living cheerfully despite losing her ability to speak due to an accident.

# Matsumoto Jun as Hayakawa Bito
# Aragaki Yui as Mishima Hana
# Koike Eiko as Machimura Shiori
# Tokuyama Hidenori as Kawai Kinta

Meitantei no Okite

The original writing is a short mystery collection that takes a humorous approach to many of the genre's cliches. Matsuda stars as the "famous detective" Tenkaichi Daigoro, while Kashii Yu plays the female lead as a rookie cop.

    * Matsuda Shota as Tenkaichi Daigoro
    * Kashii Yu
    * Kimura Yuichi

Godhand Teru

The story revolves around a young man named Mahigashi Teru. When he was young, his father, a brilliant surgeon, died in an accident, but not before saving Teru's life. As a result, Teru also aims to become a great surgeon like his father, devoted to never letting a patient die. As a clumsy newcomer at his hospital, he seems to be an unlikely savior. But whenever a patient's life is in danger, his true powers emerge in the form of his "god hands," allowing him to successfully perform even the most difficult operations.

    * Hiraoka Yuta as Mahigashi Teru
    * Mizukawa Asami as Shinomiya Kozue
    * Murakawa Eri as Sakura Ayano
    * Kaname Jun as Shinomiya Ren
    * Araki Hirofumi as Nishimura Manabu
    * Bessho Tetsuya as Kitami Shuichi
    * Watabe Atsuro as Yasuda Junji

The Quiz Show (sequel, but seems stand alone)

Sakurai plays the host of a live TV quiz program. On the show, contestants who achieve 7 correct answers win 10 million yen, and those who get 8 correct answers will have one of their wishes granted by the TV network. But while the questions start off innocently enough, as the game progresses, the questions gradually delve into the contestants' past crimes or indiscretions, presenting them with the dilemma of having to confess their guilt in order to win. Sakurai's character also has a mysterious past. Before becoming the show's host, an accident had left him in a vegetative state for six years, which also resulted in him losing most of his memories.

    * Sakurai Sho
    * Yokoyama Yu
    * Matsuura Aya
    * Maya Miki

Majo Saiban

In "Majo Saiban," Ikuta plays a typical part-timer with little interest in social issues. However, he is unexpectedly chosen as a juror in the trial of a suspected female murderer. While the mystery surrounding the case unfolds, an unknown group is secretly attempting to bribe the jury.

    * Ikuta Toma
    * Kato Ai
    * Higa Manami
    * Ishida Yuriko

Ikemen Sobaya Tantei

The plot revolves around Higuchi Juntaro, a good-looking employee at a soba restaurant (the "ikemen" in the title is a pun on the word "men," meaning noodles). While working there, he is constantly asked to solve various cases.

    * Fujiki Naohito as Higuchi Juntaro
    * Namase Katsuhisa
    * Furuta Arata
    * Horiuchi Keiko

Boku no Imoto

Odagiri plays an elite surgeon, while Nagasawa plays his younger sister. Unlike her brother, Nagasawa's character is poor in academics to the point of being called "miraculously stupid," but her strengths lie in her good nature and power of living. But because they lost their parents when they were young, they grew up with a strong bond despite their constant conflicts.

    * Odagiri Joe
    * Nagasawa Masami
    * Tomosaka Rie
    * Tanaka Tetsushi
    * Wakabayashi Go
    * Otaki Hideji

Soratobu Tire

A tire comes off a moving truck and becomes a deadly weapon, hitting a mother and child. The problem was caused by the vehicle manufacturer's failure to recall the vehicle, but the blame falls on the head of the delivery company who, despairing, searches for evidence that the recall was suppressed. Crossing paths with banks, police, weekly magazine writers, the victim's family, and various others, he eventually gets to the truth of the matter.

# Nakamura Toru as Akamatsu
# Tanabe Seiichi as Sawada
# Hagiwara Masato as Isaki
# Mizuno Miki as Enomoto
# Mimura as Kaori
# Hakamada Yoshihiko as Komaki

Also airing are sequels and continuations to past series Kyoto Chiken no Onna, Fufudo, Hissatsu Shigotonin, Kagero no Tsuji, and 33pun Tantei


I'm going to check out quite a few, too many in fact. But I'm sure I'll keep a handful.

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - SPRING '09 (pg 3)
« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2009, 04:58:23 AM »
lol at matsujun playing a flipino boy.

gonna check out the one with masami and odagiri

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - SPRING '09 (pg 3)
« Reply #53 on: April 02, 2009, 01:05:24 AM »
Looking forward to smile.

Hopefully mutsumoto jun will bust out some tagalog, throw in some heavy filipino accent, and down some balut.

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - SPRING '09 (pg 3)
« Reply #54 on: April 03, 2009, 09:55:46 AM »
putang ni namo my n****!

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - SPRING '09 (pg 3)
« Reply #55 on: April 03, 2009, 08:11:39 PM »
another drama added to this seasons list


Tsukumo Ryusuke is a neuroscience researcher affiliated with a National Police Agency laboratory. Although his skills help solve difficult cases, he has one flaw: he is generally "clueless to the situation" (better known by the slang term "KY," or "kuuki wo yomenai"), leading to various comical interactions.

# Kimura Takuya as Tsukumo Ryusuke
# Ayase Haruka as Yuri Kazune
# Mizushima Hiro as Hayashida Toranosuke
# Hiraizumi Sei as Funaki Junpei
# Shitara Osamu as Kanda Junichi

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - SPRING '09 (pg 3)
« Reply #56 on: April 10, 2009, 01:08:46 PM »
mr. brain looks like fun ... takuya`s drama always is!

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - SPRING '09 (pg 3)
« Reply #57 on: April 13, 2009, 09:17:43 AM »
putang ni namo my n****!

matsujun must also say that line at least once per episode or it'll be a complete failure.

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - SPRING '09 (pg 3)
« Reply #58 on: September 30, 2009, 01:42:39 AM »
lol missed the summer season... anyway, here it is.


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Tokyo DOGS

Takakura So witnessed his father's murder at a young age. Pledging to catch the killer, he grows up to become an elite cop in New York City, where the criminal lives. His character is cool-headed and disciplined, yet adapts well. Because of major drug dealings, he gets sent to Tokyo to conduct a joint investigation with the Japanese police. There, he gets teamed up with, Kudo Maruo, a detective from a special investigative division. Kudo is a hot-blooded fighting expert due to his earlier days as a delinquent, but he makes a strong impression with his stylish appearance and is always interested in going on group dates. His personality, interests, and investigation methods are completely mismatched with Takakura's, but the two somehow work together to crack the case they've been given.

    * Oguri Shun as Takakura So
    * Mizushima Hiro as Kudo Maruo
    * Yoshitaka Yuriko as Matsunaga Yuki
    * Katsuji Ryo as Horikawa Keiichi
    * Azuma Mikihisa as Mashiko Reiji


The sequel will continue from the first season. In the drama, the players will face off in four games and a semifinal round, while the final game will take place in the movie, titled "LIAR GAME: The Final Stage."

    * Toda Erika as Kanzaki Nao
    * Matsuda Shota as Akiyama Shinichi
    * Suzuki Kosuke as Fukunaga Yuji
    * Watanabe Ikkei as Tanimura Mitsuo
    * Kichise Michiko as Eri

Real Clothes

Kinue is a saleswoman in the futon section of a department store. Despite her plain clothes and poor makeup, she ends up being transferred to the women's clothing department, where she has to be trained by her extraordinarily fashionable boss.

    * Karina as Amano Kinue
    * Kuroki Hitomi as Jinbo Miki
    * Takaoka Sousuke as Yamauchi Tatsuya
    * Koizumi Kotaro as Hachiya Hideaki
    * Kato Natsuki as Sasaki Ryo

Meitantei: Asami Mitsuhiko

Asami Mitsuhiko is a reportage writer and detective who solves difficult cases related to local legends across Japan. In each weekly episode the sleuth will visit a different part of the country to tackle these mysteries.

    * Sawamura Ikki as Asami Mitsuhiko
    * Kazama Morio as Asami Yoichiro
    * Hara Sachie as Yoshida Sumiko
    * Sakuma Yoshiko as Azumi Yukie


Set in the Obstetrics and Gynecology department of a university hospital. Hiragi Nachi is a reserved obstetrician, who gains employment as a C-section surgeon in the maternity ward of the hospital. With a strong obsession and focus on preserving life, Nachi would never abandon her patients even if it means taking on high risks. One night, while working the graveyard shift, Nachi performs a risky emergency cesarean section. However, when the patient dies from severe blood loss, the woman's family files a lawsuit against Nachi claiming malpractice.

    * Fujiwara Norika as Hiragi Nachi
    * Kamiji Yusuke as Tamaki Satoshi
    * Itaya Yuka as Higaki Ryoko
    * Motokariya Yuika as Shima Erina
    * Kondo Yoshimasa as Fujiki Atsushi

Shinya Shokudo

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Okura plays a young man leading a team with expertise in state-of-the-art airport security systems. He and his team are in charge of dealing with threats such as hackers and terrorists.

    * Okura Tadayoshi
    * Yasuda Shota
    * Kuninaka Ryoko
    * Watanabe Hiroyuki
    * Sugiura Taiyo

Fumo Chitai

After serving as a staff officer in a POW labor camp in Siberia during WWII, Iki Tadashi returns to Japan where he is recruited by a major trading company.

    * Karasawa Toshiaki as Iki Tadashi
    * Wakui Emi as Iki Yoshiko
    * Yanagiba Toshiro as Kawamata Isao
    * Koyuki as Akitsu Chisato
    * Hashizume Isao as Tanigawa Taisa

Bocho Mania 09

Morio is a part-time air-conditioning salesman who winds up sitting in the audience at a trial for the first time. He instantly becomes fascinated with the human interactions that take place inside the courtroom, and he turns it into a hobby. At court he meets others who share his hobby and teach him about what’s going on in the courthouse and how to find the most interesting trials.

    * Mukai Osamu as Kita Morio
    * Minami Akina as Oda Miwa
    * Rokkaku Seiji as Yamano (Yama-san)


Narumi Ryoko is a reporter who gets dismissed from a top-notch magazine and winds up at a third-rate weekly. Clumsy yet persistent, she notices details that other reporters overlook, leading her to the "untouchable" sides of criminal cases and, ultimately, to the truth.

    * Nakama Yukie as Narumi Ryoko
    * Kaname Jun as Toyama Shiro
    * Sato Tomohito as Takafuji Shinichi
    * Ashina Sei as Makise Misuzu


Akiyama Satomi is a teacher at a prestigious girls' school, who excels in her work but lacks in cooking and housekeeping. She falls in love with a colleague 10 years younger than her, and they begin living together. Each episode highlights the differences in their age, status, mindset, and values.

    * Mizuki Alisa as Akiyama Satomi
    * Koike Teppei as Kamisaka Shinichi
    * Matsushita Nao
    * Suzuki Ami
    * Sakai Wakana

My Girl

The story revolves around a 23-year-old man named, Kazama Masamune. During high school, he had a girlfriend four years older than him, but she suddenly leaves to go abroad. Six years later, he receives news that she has passed away. In addition, she secretly gave birth to Masamune's daughter. Now the five-year-old daughter, Koharu, is returning home to Japan, and Masamune must raise her.

    * Aiba Masaki as Kazama Masamune
    * Yuka as Tsukamoto Yoko
    * Ishii Momoka as Kazama Koharu
    * Murakami Shingo as Shibata Yuya
    * Kitamura Yukiya as Hayashi Hirokazu

0 Goushitsu no Kyaku

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Shokojo Seira

Kuroda Seira is a high school student whose father is extremely wealthy. After her father dies and his business collapses, leaving her penniless, the school's director and Seira's previously jealous classmates take the opportunity to make her life miserable. But despite their bullying, Seira endures it with a positive attitude.

    * Shida Mirai as Kuroda Seira
    * Hayashi Kento as Miura Kaito
    * Tanabe Seiichi as Aran Yukio
    * Okamoto Anri as Shoji Masami
    * Kutsuna Shiori as Mizushima Kaori

Samurai High School

Mochizuki Kotaro is a private high school student who is normally a mild-mannered, unmasculine guy. But after coming across a mysterious ancient document, he finds that whenever he gets into a difficult situation, he becomes imbued with the heroic samurai spirit of his ancestors.

    * Miura Haruma as Mochizuki Kotaro
    * Shirota Yu as Nakamura Tsuyoshi
    * Anne as Nagasawa Ai
    * Ohgo Suzuka as Mochizuki Yuna
    * Kobayashi Ryoko as Minami Yurika

Gaiji Keisatsu

"Ura" is a top-secret counter-terrorism unit established after the 9/11 incident, whose members are trained spy hunters in Japan.

    * Watabe Atsuro
    * Ishida Yuriko
    * Ono Machiko
    * Endo Kenichi
    * Yo Kimiko
    * Ishibashi Ryo


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    * Sasaki Kuranosuke
    * Tomita Yasuko
    * Saigo Teruhiko
    * Murakawa Eri


The story follows a brain surgeon named, Minakata Jin, who falls into a "time slip" that sends him back to Edo during the Bakumatsu era, the period that spelled the end of the shoguns' rule over Japan. There, Jin ends up using his 21st-century medical expertise to help the people, who are suffering from various epidemic illnesses from the time, with the help of the modern medical knowledge of his era.

    * Osawa Takao as Minakata Jin
    * Nakatani Miki as Tomonaga Mirai / Nokaze
    * Ayase Haruka as Tachibana Saki
    * Koide Keisuke as Tachibana Kyotaro
    * Kiritani Kenta as Saburi Yusuke

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Re: Official UPCOMING Dorama Thread - FALL '09 (pg 3)
« Reply #59 on: November 15, 2009, 01:15:29 PM »
Untouchable looks great

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