Drama

Featured Programs

©TBS(Japan)
(9)
12/ 11 (Tue) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
Kohei (Hiroshi Abe) is a former researcher at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. He now runs a factory which his father left behind.Kohei takes part in the domestic rocket development plan Stardust, run by a large Japanese corporation. One day, Kohei hears that the CEO of that company will be replaced and the Stardust plan will be shut down. He is shocked...

©テレビ朝日
Shoko Takanashi (Ryoko Yonekura) is a former lawyer. Due to an incident, she was disbarred from the law profession. Shoko persuades a university professor, who is accredited as a lawyer, to open a law office. She hires a lawyer and a paralegal to work at the law office. The team goes after for legal victory. They go up against a large firm in a civil suit. While working on the suit, the team experiences difficult situations.

©NHK
12/ 13 (Thu) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)

©NHK
(6)
12/ 14 (Fri) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
Based on a novel by a Naoki Prize winner Makate Asai. Three over thirty women in Edo, Oino (Rie Tomosaka), Oshika (Eriko Sato) and Ocho (Rena Tanaka) suddenly leave everything behind and travel towards Ise Jingu Shrine – a phenomenon that became popular in the Edo Period. In the journey filled with tears and laughter, they think about life.

©NHK
(66)
12/ 14 (Fri) 9:45PM(ET) /6:45PM(PT)
This drama is about Fukuko, a cheerful and dedicated woman born in Osaka, who marries to a young businessman filled with vitality. From the prewar to the high economic growth period, they get through the turbulent times and revolutionize the world's food culture by inventing instant noodles.

©NHK
Based on a million-seller comic written by Haruko Kumota. Yakumo (Masaki Okada,) a Rakugo master in the Showa era, keeps a secret of the accidental death of his best friend Sukeroku (Ikusaburo Yamazaki) and Miyokichi (Aya Omasa.) Their only daughter Konatsu (Rico Narumi) - fostered by Yakumo after their death - and Yakumo's only disciple Yotaro (Ryo Ryusei) will get to the bottom of the secret.

©NHK
12/ 15 (Sat) 8:45PM(ET) /5:45PM(PT)
35-year-old Miho Watarai was a successful attorney of a major law firm - until she was forced to resign from office due to a scandal involving a well-established company. Now at her home-cum-office she deals with problems of ordinary people who get criticized by social media. One day, Tomomi, a stay-at-home mom, comes to Miho's office to ask for help. Tomomi has come under heavy fire over a video posted on an SNS site.

©テレビ朝日・東映
(9)
12/ 15 (Sat) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
The drama features Ukyo Sugishita(Yutaka Mizutani), a police inspector assigned to the fictional Special Missions Unit of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and his partners as Wataru Kaburagi (Takashi Sorimachi) from 2015 on. This season, Toshio Aoki (Yosuke Asari) joined their team for investigation.

©NHK
(47)
12/ 16 (Sun) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
The historical drama for 2018 is the life story of Takamori Saigo, affectionately called "Segodon," a hero of the Meiji Restoration took place 150 years ago. Being born into a poor family, he strongly believed in the power of love and lavished affection on people around. He was a loving leader who opened a road to Japan's new era.

©NIPPON TV 
(10)
12/ 17 (Mon) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
30-year-old Akira Shinkai (Yui Aragaki) always smiles and she is perfect at work. She cares about those around her too much. 33-year-old Kosei Nemoto (Ryuhei Matsuda) works as an accountant. He is friendly and popular among women. Nevertheless, he dos not trust anyone and he does not fall in love easily. Akira and Kosei meet at a bar and become attracted to each other.

©NHK
12/ 23 (Sun) 7:10PM(ET) /4:10PM(PT)
Yui Hayakawa (Yuina Kuroshima) is a 16-year-old female high school student who is light on her feet. She happens to travel through time to the Warring States period and encounters a young lord whom she falls in love with at first sight. To protect him, she decides to become an "ashigaru," meaning foot soldier in Japanese, and runs through battle fields.

©NHK
12/ 24 (Mon) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)

©テレビ朝日・東映
12/ 26 (Wed) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
39 year old Meiko Amabuki works as an attorney. She is married to Goro Aizawa, but due to several issues, they are separated. One day, Meiko decides to file for divorce. They fight over custody of their daughter.One day, her daughter is kidnapped. The kidnapper demands that a suspect in a murder case that she is working on receive a 'not guilty' judgement. She has 7 days before the trial ends...

Regulary Aired Programs

"Mampuku" For a Week
Sun
 
11:40~12:00AM(ET) /8:40~9:00AM(PT)
Legal V ~Ex-lawyer Shoko Takanashi~
©テレビ朝日
Wed
 
10:15~11:15PM(ET) /7:15~8:15PM(PT)
Downtown Rocket
©TBS(Japan)
Tue
 
10:15~11:15PM(ET) /7:15~8:15PM(PT)
Tue
RE
RE 5:10~6:00AM(ET) /2:10~3:00AM(PT)
Seven Detectives (2017)
©テレビ朝日・東映 ©tv asahi / TOEI COMPANY,LTD.
Sun
RE
RE 2:00~3:00PM(ET) /11:00~12:00PM(PT)
Weakest Beast
©NIPPON TV
Mon
 
10:15~11:15PM(ET) /7:15~8:15PM(PT)
Thu
RE
RE 5:00~6:00AM(ET) /2:00~3:00AM(PT)
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo Season 17
©テレビ朝日・東映
Sat
 
11:15~12:10PM(ET) /8:15~9:10PM(PT)
Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
©NHK
Fri
 
10:15~11:10PM(ET) /7:15~8:10PM(PT)
Wed
RE
RE 2:00~2:50AM(ET) /11:00~11:50PM(PT)
KAMEN RIDER DRIVE
©2014 ISHIMORI PRODUCTION and TOEI COMPANY, LTD. All Rights Reserved.
Sat
 
6:45~7:10PM(ET) /3:45~4:10PM(PT)
Segodon
©NHK
Sun
 
8:00~8:47PM(ET) /5:00~5:47PM(PT)
Sun
RE
RE 1:15~2:00AM(ET) /10:15~11:00PM(PT)
Segodon w/E sub
©NHK
Sat
 
5:15~6:00PM(ET) /2:15~3:00PM(PT)
Nukemairu
©NHK
Fri
 
8:00~8:40PM(ET) /5:00~5:40PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 2:00~2:50AM(ET) /11:00~11:50PM(PT)
Mampuku
©NHK
SunMonTueWedThuFri
 
9:45~10:00PM(ET) /6:45~7:00PM(PT)
MonTueWedThuFriSat
RE
RE 7:30~7:50AM(ET) /4:30~4:50AM(PT)
MonTueWedThuFriSat
RE
RE 10:00~10:15AM(ET) /7:00~7:15AM(PT)
"Segodon" Digest
©NHK
Fri
 
11:10~11:15PM(ET) /8:10~8:15PM(PT)

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