Drama

Featured Programs

©NHK
(3)
2/ 15 (Fri) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
Part 2 of Drama "Bushimeshi!--The Samurai Cook." Set in the closing days of the Tokugawa shogunate, the story revolves around Banshiro Sakata (Koji Seto), a faint-hearted samurai on duty in Edo. He gets involved in troublesome things, but his exceptional cooking skills save him. Banshiro's cooking also helps resolve problems of the people around.

©NHK
(115)
2/ 15 (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
(5)
2/ 15 (Fri) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
A comedy based on a popular comic book by Niwa Tanba. Kano Nakamura (Fuka Koshiba) loves special effects dramas and films but hides it from her mother and coworkers. When she gets in a clutch situation, superheroes of her favorite dramas appear in her mind and help her survive the situation.

©NHK
(4)
2/ 16 (Sat) 7:40PM(ET) /4:40PM(PT)
A dramatized novel about a family of educators originally written by Naoki Prize-winner Eto Mori. The story follows a gifted teacher Goro Oshima (Issey Takahashi) and a single mother Chiaki Akasaka (Hiromi Nagasaku) who together start managing a tutoring school in the postwar era. They rebel against Japan's old-fashioned educational philosophy and build up a new history in education fields.

©テレビ朝日・東映
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
(7)
2/ 17 (Sun) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
NHK's historical drama for 2019 follows the life story of Shiso Kanakuri and Masaji Tabata in a relay format, tracing the turbulent history from the Stockholm Olympic games in 1912 to the Tokyo games in 1964. Kanakuri was the only Japanese marathon runner who competed in the 1912 games, the first Olympics where Japan took part. Tabata played a significant role in hosting the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

©NIPPON TV
Real estate agent Machi Sangenya (Keiko Kitagawa) is now married to Dai Yashiro (Toru Nakamura). Meanwhile, Kenji Rusudo (Shota Matsuda) is a rival real estate agent…

©KEI KOGA/NSP 2016, © FUJI TELEVISION
(7)
2/ 19 (Tue) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
Reiji Mano (Ryo Nishikido) is a forensic science researcher at the Scientific Research Laboratory in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. He is good at his job, possessing a vast amount of knowledge and having excellent technique. He does not cooperate with others. When he works on a case, he excludes subjective views and speculation. Reiji hates the media and their thirst for sensational news. When he was a child, Reiji experience a terrible case. He has looked for the truth in that case...

©TM & c 2019 CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved
(5)
2/ 20 (Wed) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
Kyoko Hasumi (Takako Tokiwa) is a former lawyer who quit her job to become a housewife and a mother. Her husband is an elite prosecutor. He works as the leader of a special investigation department at the Tokyo District Prosecutor's Office, but he is charged with corruption and gets arrested. A scandal with another woman is also revealed. Kyoko Hasumi's life as a "good wife" begins to change. To protect her children, she decides to work again as a lawyer. She is hired temporarily at a law office and begins to work as a lawyer for the first time in 16 years.

©NHK
A comedy drama about a battle between zombies and Millennial women. Since zombies’ outbreak, an ordinary town begins to collapse. Mizuho (Natsumi Ishibashi) fights against zombies and struggles to survive with her friends. In the dreadful confusion, she finds a meaning in her life.

©テレビ朝日・東映
(6)
2/ 21 (Thu) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
Rekihiko Tokiya (Ikki Sawamura) is an excellent detective in Kyoto. While he chases a suspect, Rekihiko falls into a water storage pool at an abandoned factory. He wakes up in a hospital room and is stunned that he cannot remember anything from the past 20 years. He is 51-years-old, but he cannot remember anything from the age of 31. He resumes work as a detective, but he deals with cases differently than in the past.

©テレビ朝日
2/ 24 (Sun) 3:00PM(ET) /12:00PM(PT)
This drama is about a doctor who tries to rebuild a spoiled hospital on his own to save the patients. Surgeon Kosuke Sagara(Ikki Sawamura) returned to Dougami General Hospital after supporting the opening of the medical office in Bhutan by former Hospital director, Tamaki Dougami. He finds that the doctors there are more concerned about themselves than their patients by new director, Taku Moriyama(Masanobu Takashima). Sagara uses all kinds of methods in an attempt to reform the hospital.

Regulary Aired Programs

"Mampuku" For a Week
Sun
 
11:40~12:00AM(ET) /8:40~9:00AM(PT)
Wed
 
1:00~1:30AM(ET) /10:00~10:30PM(PT)
THE GOOD WIFE
©TM & c 2019 CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved
Wed
 
10:15~11:15PM(ET) /7:15~8:15PM(PT)
Thu
RE
RE 5:10~6:00AM(ET) /2:10~3:00AM(PT)
Trace
©KEI KOGA/NSP 2016, © FUJI TELEVISION
Tue
 
10:15~11:15PM(ET) /7:15~8:15PM(PT)
Detective ZERO
©©テレビ朝日・東映
Thu
 
10:15~11:15PM(ET) /7:15~8:15PM(PT)
Seven Detectives (2018)
©テレビ朝日・東映
Sun
RE
RE 2:00~3:00PM(ET) /11:00~12:00PM(PT)
Your Home is My Business! 2nd Attack
©NIPPON TV
Mon
 
10:15~11:15PM(ET) /7:15~8:15PM(PT)
Wed
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)
Tokusatsu GAGAGA
©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)
Mikazuki
©NHK
Sat
 
7:40~8:30PM(ET) /4:40~5:30PM(PT)
Sun
RE
RE 5:10~6:00AM(ET) /2:10~3:00AM(PT)
Idaten
©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)
Tenchijin w/E Sub
Sat
 
5:15~6:00PM(ET) /2:15~3:00PM(PT)
Bushimeshi!--The Samurai Cook 2
©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)

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