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Category: Japanese TV Series

Haikei, Chichiue-sama

Haikei, Chichiue-sama
Haikei, Chichiue-sama, or Dear Father, is a Japanese comedy TV series. With an established restaurant in Kagurazaka, Tokyo as the setting, this comedy which follows the male protagonist as he searches for his father, is full of laughter and tears. Written by famous Japanese screenwriter, Kuramoto Sou, the drama will continue in the comedic vein that characterised his popular family drama, Zenryaku Ofukuro-sama, 31 years ago. The drama also reunites Kuramoto with Ninomiya Kazunari who starred in the previous drama he wrote, Yasashii Jikan.

Fuurin Kazan (NHK)

Fuurin Kazan (NHK)
Fuurin Kazan (NHK), is a Japanese historical drama about Yamamoto Kansuke, a lonely genius of strategy at the Age of the Civil War in the 16th century. Kansuke works under Takeda Shingen and pursues his dream of unifying the whole country through aiding the warlord of Kai. At the same time, Kansuke supports Shingen’s concubine Yu from his selfless affection for the woman who hates but eventually loves the warlord who killed her father and family. With the aid of Kansuke’s strategies, Shingen expands his power northward, where he is destined to fight with Kenshin Uesugi, the warlord of Echigo. The drama portrays how those who fight for their dreams face their destinies in the turbulent age.

Enka no Joou

Enka no JoouEnka no Joou is a Japanese drama series. It is about Himawari, who is an unsuccessful 39-year-old enka singer. She has bad luck with men and money. Born in an Osaka takoyaki shop, the young Himawari was inspired by her father’s words to immerse herself in Japanese enka. However, when she was 13, her father disappeared. Her mother who’d remarried, treated her harshly. After graduating from high school, Himawari heads to Tokyo and makes her debut as an enka singer.

Asakusa Fukumaru Ryokan

Asakusa Fukumaru RyokanAsakusa Fukumaru Ryokan is a Japanese drama series where every episode is self-inclusive, set in an old-line inn in Asakusa. It is about Fukumaru Daikichi, the owner of Fukumaru Inn who is played by Nishida Toshiyuki. The inn has been in business for over 60 years, and Daikichi is its third owner. Known as “nosy Dai-san” from people of Asakusa, Daikichi pries into the affairs of others and ends up making matters worse. As social conditions change, his inn business faces difficult situation, but he cannot help but stop being nosy. In each episode, various guest actors/actresses appear to take the key role sometimes as a guest to the inn or as a someone Daikichi meets in the neighborhood area. Exchanges between guest actors/actresses and Dakichi will definitely make the viewers cry and laugh in all episodes.