Monday, July 30, 2012

Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata~Ending Planner~

Ending Planner - 3 disc


Title: 最高の人生の終り方~エンディングプランナー~
Title (romaji): Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata~Ending Planner~
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Family
Episodes: 10
Viewership rating: 10.9 (Kanto)
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period: 2012-Jan-12 to 2012-Mar-15


Yamashita plays the head of a funeral service shop that deals with bodies brought in by the police, including suicide and murder victims. He reluctantly inherited the shop after his father passed away, but as he learns about the lives of the various deceased people that are brought to him, he begins to mature. Another highlight of the story is his romance with a rookie female detective. --Tokyograph

Yamashita Tomohisa as Ihara Masato (Masapyon)
Eikura Nana as Sakamaki Yuki
Maeda Atsuko as Ihara Haruka
Chinen Yuri as Ihara Hayato
Ono Ito (大野いと) as Ihara Momoko
Mikami Kensei as Nagamine Jun
Hashimoto Mami as Muraichi Yayoi
Okamoto Rei as Mizuno Kanako
Otomo Kohei (大友康平) as Tanaka Eisuke
Isono Kiriko as Kagawa Yuko
Kikawada Masaya as Kawahara Itaruhou
Shiomi Sansei as Kinohora Yoshio
Kanie Keizo as Ihara Kotaro
Sorimachi Takashi as Ihara Kento
Yamazaki Tsutomu as Iwata Itsuo
Tamamori Yuta (episode 1-2) as Kuraki Yoichiro

ハングリー! Hungry!


Title: ハングリー!
Title (English): Hungry!
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Food, romance
Episodes: 11
Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 2012-01-10 to 2012-03-20


Mukai is taking on the role of Eisuke, a former bassist of a rock band who gave up his music dreams to carry on the tradition of his family's French restaurant. The show will involve a love triangle as Kuninaka and Takimoto play rivals for Eisuke's heart.

Kuninaka has been cast as Eisuke's older girlfriend Maria, who works at a bank. She is shocked to learn that Mukai has abandoned his music to devote himself to the restaurant, leading her to uncertainty about their relationship. Takimoto's character is a 20-year-old college student named Chie who comes from a farming family. Although she initially had a bad impression of Eisuke, she begins to develop feelings for him after tasting his cooking.

SMAP's Inagaki will play Tokio, the owner of a competing French restaurant. In the past, he was fond of the restaurant that Eisuke's mother ran, but after she passed away, he deceived Eisuke's father and bought out the restaurant's chefs and staff. Knowing of Eisuke's ability as a chef, Tokio views him as a rival.

Eisuke's friends, who were part of his band ROCKHEAD, are being played by Tsukamoto (guitarist) and Miura (vocalist). Both of them help Eisuke with his restaurant. --Tokyograph
Correlation chart

Mukai Osamu as Yamate Eisuke
Nagashima Terumi as 7 year-old Eisuke
Tobita Hikari (飛田光里) as 13 year-old Eisuke
Takimoto Miori as Okusu Chie
Kuninaka Ryoko as Tachibana Maria
Inagaki Goro as Aso Tokio

le petit chou

Tsukamoto Takashi as Sumiyoshi Kenta
Miura Shohei as Hiratsuka Taku
Kawabata Kaname (川畑要) as Fujisawa Tsuyoshi
Katagiri Hairi as Ebina Mutsuko



Title: DOCTORS〜最強の名医〜
Title (romaji): DOCTORS Saikyou no Meii
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Medical
Episodes: 8
Viewership rating: 14.7
Broadcast network: TV Asahi


The story follows a prodigal surgeon who works at a corrupt hospital. A kind doctor to his patients, he also has a darker side, using sometimes questionable means to punish colleagues who have forgotten their duties due to greed. --Tokyohive
Correlation chart

Sawamura Ikki
Takashima Masanobu
Higa Manami
Kurokawa Tomoka
Ito Ran
Nogiwa Yoko
Takizawa Saori
Wada Soutarou (ep4)

Strawberry Night ストロベリーナイト


  • Title: ストロベリーナイト
  • Title (English): Strawberry Night
  • Genre: Crime, Detective
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV

  • Format: Tanpatsu
  • Viewership rating: 14.0 (Kanto)


A non "elite" female detective, Reiko Himekawa (Yuko Takeuchi), stationed at the Metropolitan Police Department has risen fast through the ranks due to her hard work. She becomes involved in a murder case named "Strawberry Night".


Main Cast

Shirato Osamu no Jikenbo.

Title: 白戸修の事件簿
Format: Renzoku
Episodes: TBA
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period: Fridays, 12.20 – 12.54 a.m. from 27 January 2012

Chiba Yudai as Shirato Osamu
Hongo Kanata as Kurozaki Hitoshi
Nakamura Shizuka as Akagawa Rio

Shirato Osamu is a 24-year-old unemployed university graduate. Because he is a good-natured person who cannot say no when he is asked anything, he for some reason ends up getting called in for various cases that occur in the neighbourhood of Asagaya. One day, when Shirato goes to his usual cafe to look for his favourite waitress, Akagawa Rio, he is accosted by his childhood friend Kurozaki Hitoshi who is two years his junior. It is the first time in six years that he is meeting Kurozaki again. Kurozaki refers to him without using the proper form of address as always. Then, he quickly makes a shocking confession. “I’m being pursued by the police on suspicion of murder” … … It appears that Kurozaki is a suspect in the robbery and murder of the proprietor of Asagaya’s secondhand bookstore . He beseeches Shirato to find the true criminal. But Shirato replies that he cannot do anything on his own. Kurozaki introduces a strong partner to him. That partner is a former police officer called Yamanoi. But Yamanoi does not look one bit like a law enforcement officer. Shirato and Yamanoi start to search for the whereabouts of the pickpocket Kuwata who is thought to be the criminal. In the midst of this, Yamanoi supposes that Kurozaki can hide from the police for at most three days because of the evidence at the crime scene and information from witnesses. As time runs out, Shirato and Yamanoi manage to track Kuwata down to a place in front of them. But … Shirato is suddenly hit from behind by someone. Will he be able to arrest Kuwata and prove Kurozaki’s innocence

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