Drama

Featured Programs

©NHK
(1)
5/17 Tue. 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)Start
Natsue Sagawa (Keiko Matsuzaka), a housewife, is very upset when she turns 70. She married an elite employee, Wako (Morio Kazama), and raised 2 sons. She intended to have lived a happy life as a housewife, but while looking at the sleeping face of her husband who became completely stingy after retirement, she muttered, "I will not marry him when I am born next time." And one day she was fascinated by the TV program she watched...

©NHK
League of Good Citizen Part 2
5/ 18 (Wed) 8:40PM(ET) /5:40PM(PT)
Hoshi Shinichi wrote more than 1000 stories in his life, and they are still read by many people in the current generation. His short stories have the essences of mysterious science fiction, fantasy, and irony against human and society. This program depicts the world of his masterpieces in live-action drama.

©TBS SPARKLE/TBS
(5)
5/ 18 (Wed) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Shimura Takafumi is a detective with strong sense of justice. Meanwhile, a mysterious crime coordinator Invisible who goes by the name "Kiriko", offers to cooperate with Takafumi and investigate various unsolved cases.

©NHK
5/ 19 (Thu) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
A story about Kumokiri Nizaemon, a thief-of-all-time and the leader of a gang of thieves, who brilliantly steals an enormous sum of money from the rich by non-violent means without leaving any trace.

©TBS(Japan)
(6)
5/ 19 (Thu) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Narusawa Haruto is the president of a game company. On the surface, Haruto is a happy man with wealth and family. However, tragedy comes as his daughter is kidnapped. The only way for Haruto to get his daughter back is by getting rid of the police and working with his wife, Michiru to fight against the kidnappers.

©MHK
5/ 20 (Fri) 9:45PM(ET) /6:45PM(PT)
2022 marks the 50th year from Okinawa’s reversion to Japan. NHK’s 106th drama serial depicts the story of the heroine born in Okinawa before the return, who grew up with three siblings. Soon after the reversion, she moves to Tokyo wishing to be a western chef. Supported by family cheering her up even from afar of hometown, she finds her new dream to open an Okinawa cuisine restaurant.

©NHK
(7)
5/ 20 (Fri) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Nagase works for a real estate agent where he always achieves top sales by usage of sales talk which may not always contain the full truth. One day, he becomes cursed to be unable to tell lies, by breaking a small shrine at a planned construction site. Since then, he spoils contracts by telling customers everything including what he does not have to. This is his story of trying to find a way to survive as a 'too honest' agent.

©NHK
(3)
5/ 21 (Sat) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
The story is set in Japan in a certain year of the 2020s, where Japan is regarded as a 'declining' country internationally and is in a state of stagnation. To break the current deadlock, Prime Minister Washida (Emoto Akira) has launched a new project called 'UA,' Utopi-AI, which sets up leaders selected by AI and promotes reforms of cities in decay. The next leader selected by AI is a seventeen-year-old boy, Maki Aran (Kamio Fuju), who is young and immature but aims for an ideal future...

©テレビ朝日
(6)
5/ 21 (Sat) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
Kirisawa Shogo was a talented boxer who won 4 titles when he was still a high school student. However, Kirisawa abandoned boxing for some reason in his college days. After nearly 30 years, Kirisawa is now suffering with never-ending misfortunes after the death of his beloved wife. With the help of his best friend and former teacher, Kirisawa returns back to his alma mater and becomes the coach of the boxing club.

©テレビ朝日
Komari Sano's (Suzu Hirose) parents ran a small Tokyo factory that manufactured aircraft parts. With her parents' influence, Komari dreamed of becoming a pilot. During World War II, Komari became an orphan and lived with her aunt..After the war, all aerial activities were initially banned in Japan. After long negotiations with the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, Sizuo Matsuki, who is the security chief of Civil Aviation Bureau, finally launched Japan's civil aviation. Komari applies for the position of a cabin attendant.

©NHK
(20)
5/ 22 (Sun) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
Minamoto no Yoritomo rose an army in 1180 to destroy the Taira clan, and became Shogun of the newly established Kamakura shogunate. This is a historical drama depicting the story after the mysterious death of Yoritomo. 13 lords who supported Yoritomo in the battle compete for the next power. The story spotlights Hojo Yoshitoki, the youngest among the 13, who worked as the closest aide of Yoritomo during the battle.

©Fuji Television Network Inc.©Hotate Shinkawa / TAKARAJIMASHA,INC.
(6)
5/ 23 (Mon) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Reiko Kenmochi (Haruka Ayase) works as a successful lawyer at a big law firm.One day, due to a bonus cut issue, Reiko takes a leave from her job. She spends time sending emails to people she knows, including her ex-boyfriend Eiji Morikawa. then, receives an email from a mysterious person, Shinoda. That email states that Eiji died. She learns that his will states that his entire fortune will be handed over to the person who killed him...

Regulary Aired Programs

INVISIBLE
©TBS SPARKLE/TBS Seiya Fujii (W)
Wed
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Wed
RE
RE 2:10~3:00AM(ET) /11:10~12:00AM(PT)
Doctor-X (2021)
©テレビ朝日
Mon
RE
RE 2:10~3:00AM(ET) /11:10~12:00AM(PT)
My Family
©TBS(Japan)
Thu
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Thu
RE
RE 2:10~3:00AM(ET) /11:10~12:00AM(PT)
Tall Order
©NIPPON TV
Fri
RE
RE 2:05~3:00AM(ET) /11:05~12:00AM(PT)
My Ex-Boyfriend’s Last Will
©Hotate Shinkawa / TAKARAJIMASHA,Inc. ©2022 Fuji Television Network Inc.
Mon
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
10 count to the Future
©テレビ朝日
Sat
 
11:15~12:10PM(ET) /8:15~9:10PM(PT)
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo Season 20
©テレビ朝日・東映
Sun
RE
RE 2:00~2:50PM(ET) /11:00~11:50AM(PT)
The Honest Real Estate Agent
©NHK
Fri
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Tue
RE
RE 2:10~3:00AM(ET) /11:10~12:00AM(PT)
The Next Time I Reborn
©NHK
Tue
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
The Empire of a Seventeen Years Old
©NHK
Sat
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
Sun
RE
RE 5:10~6:00AM(ET) /2:10~3:00AM(PT)
Kana-Kana
©NHK
MonTueWedThu
 
11:50~12:05PM(ET) /8:50~9:05PM(PT)
The 13 Lords of the Shogun
©NHK
Sun
 
8:00~8:47PM(ET) /5:00~5:47PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 1:00~1:50PM(ET) /10:00~10:50AM(PT)
Sun
RE
RE 1:15~2:00AM(ET) /10:15~11:00PM(PT)
Shinichi Hoshi's Short Story
Wed
 
8:40~8:55PM(ET) /5:40~5:55PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 1:45~2:00AM(ET) /10:45~11:00PM(PT)
Kumokiri Nizaemon
©NHK
Thu
 
8:00~8:50PM(ET) /5:00~5:50PM(PT)
Sat
RE
RE 1:00~1:45AM(ET) /10:00~10:45PM(PT)
Chimu-Dondon
©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)

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