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A story of how a top diva in Japan, Ayumi Hamasaki, was born, her meeting and partings. This is the first dramatization of the much-talked-about original book with adaptations specific to the drama.

In Japan, in the 1990s, Ayumi Hamasaki was called Ayu and had become a superstar known throughout Japan.

The story unfolds against the background of Velfarre in Roppongi, opened in 1994 as the “biggest disco in Asia”, the neon flooded scramble crossing in Shibuya and the dance music that dominated the music scene in Japan and the new music that came after. We will see the glamorous mainstream of the music scene, the hidden undercurrents behind the scenes and the overall light and shadow of the turbulent music scene depicted in overwhelming scale. This is the tumultuous story of the encounter and parting of Masa, a producer of all time who changed Japanese music history and still keeps on creating legends, and Ayu, who had become a top diva of Japan.

Production Year

2020/04

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  • Comedy
  • Family
  • Science
  • For Children
  • Comedy
  • Family
  • Science
  • For Children

21 Emon

21エモン

Take a fascinating journey into space with the 21st Century kid, 21 Emon!

Tsuzure Inn has been running for more than 450 years, and a young lad named 21 Emon is next in line to take over the family business. However, Emon wants to take no part of it at all, but rather spend his time exploring the...

  • Sports
  • Education
  • Sports
  • Education

31 Legged Race

30人31脚

The “31 Legged Race” is an ultimate team sports event where 30 elementary school children run literally together in a row for 50 meters with their legs tied together.

The race has become a nationwide event providing fun and entertainment for both the participants and the viewers. This race requir...

  • Travelogue
  • Travelogue

9 VS 9

くりぃむクイズミラクル9

Who says Bingo is a good old forgotten game?

Check on this to witness the thrilling excitement of an evolved Bingo, the kind of fun that you have yet to experience!

Two teams of nine are seated in a bingo-like formation and they tackle a flood of various quizzes one after another! Nine members...

  • Detective
  • Detective

AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo

相棒

AIBOU is now in its 20th year since it was broadcast for the first time! This fall, the 18th season starts in the largest scale of the series!​

Detective Ukyo Sugishita confronts crime on the basis of his own convictions. He has a partner that works for him in the Special Task Unit. For the first...

  • Detective
  • Mystery
  • Detective
  • Mystery

Alibi Breaker

アリバイ崩し承ります

“I will solve your mystery. 5000 yen per case.”

In a local shopping street in Nano prefecture, far from the metropole, young Tokino Mitani runs a clocksmith that she inherited from her grandfather all by herself. Her main job is to repair watches and clocks, but she is about to start a side busin...

  • Entertainment
  • Sports

  • Entertainment
  • Sports

Barangay 143

At 18, Bren T. Park is already a rising superstar in the world of Korean Basketball, but on the night of the biggest game of his career, his entire family perishes in an accident. This devastating blow leads him to a path of self destruction, and his guild makes him swear to never play basketball ag...

  • Reality
  • Reality

Battle of the Budgets

Live on $100 a month! A long-time favorite reality show in Japan!

Money saving can be fun and creative! It’s all about making the most out of a limited amount of money. This earnest money saving competition sends positive messages in hard times! The contestants’ prides are at stake. Who will mana...

  • Sports
  • Gameshow
  • Sports
  • Gameshow

Beat the Champions (King of Sports)

A fun and fast-moving game show featuring celebrities and amateurs challenging world-class professional athletes at their very own sports! From golf, tennis, water sports and soccer, the challenges and fascination are endless.

But wait, it wouldn’t be easy to “Beat the Champions” on an equal play...

  • Comedy
  • Human
  • Entertainment
  • Comedy
  • Human
  • Entertainment

Beshari-Gurashi

べしゃり暮らし

An entertainment drama about high school students who devote themselves to making people laugh.

Keisuke is a “King of Laughter at School,” who simply loves to make people laugh. One day, Jun, who used to be a young professional entertainer, enters his school and becomes his classmate.

Keisuke ...

  • Human
  • Action
  • Human
  • Action

BG

BG~身辺警護人~

Bodyguards who protect people unarmed. An intense drama where the thoughts and emotions of people interweave.

A bodyguard in a civilian security company, Akira Shimazaki, had quit his job due to one incident in the past and was working as a guard for a construction site for a while. He starts wor...

  • Gameshow
  • Gameshow

Body Blow Tryouts

A new type of physical challenge format!

Comedians present their brave attempts in the studio and a comedic duo host examines the outcome. A group of comedians dare to do body blow experiments. They are dead serious... and watch how they hang in there, often creating unique and hilarious reaction...

  • Gameshow
  • Gameshow

Challengers on Fire

“Challengers of Fire” is a reality style primetime physical game show aired on TV Asahi from 1995 to 2000. Challengers try to successfully overcome many obstacles placed in the game to win 10,000 US Dollars!

The games are extremely mechanical, physically demanding, and high entertainment. Not onl...

Chimpui

Congratulations!
You’ve been selected to become the bride of His Highness, the Crown Prince of Rururu!

Two envoys, Wanderyu and Chimpui, came all the way from planet Mahl to visit a 12-year-old girl Eri with a special mission. Why...? She was chosen to become the one and only ‘bride to be’ of th...

  • Comedy
  • Romance
  • Fantasy
  • Entertainment
  • Comedy
  • Romance
  • Fantasy
  • Entertainment

Cicada Boy

セミオトコ

7 day love story of a beautiful cicada prince and a post prime woman in her 30’s.

A cicada was born in the garden of Utsusemi-So apartment in the outskirts of Tokyo. The cicada shouts “Finally, I made it!” and emerges from the ground – but at that very moment, he sees a woman falling toward him. ...

  • Family
  • Family

Cocorico Creates a Legend

This is an extremely unique, original and challenging prime time entertainment show.
The concept of the program is clear and simple: Accomplish the given task and become a GOLDEN LEGEND!

First aired in the year 2000, the comedy duo “Coco- rico” takes on the role of MC.
So many different tasks h...

  • Detective
  • Suspense
  • Detective
  • Suspense

CSI: Crime Scene Talks

遺留捜査

Satoshi Itomura is an assistant police investigator who belongs to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Scientific Investigation Team. Reenact- ments, fingerprint and voice data collections, profiling... His team collects scientific evidence and pieces together fragments of information to help build...

DEAR MY LONELINESS AND DARKNESS

14 years after graduating from junior high school, a class reunion is held.
However, this is the beginning of a tragedy.
6 ex-classmates who attended the reunion die one by one.
Each of them has shocking darkness, and they are all a big liar to hide their dark side.
And their true nature will be...

dele

Freelance programmer Sakagami is paralyzed in the lower half of his body and confined to a wheelchair. He sets up a company called dele.LIFE in partnership with a law firm established by his late father. At the request of clients, Sakagami works together with a freelance jack-of-all-trades Mashiba t...

  • Detective
  • Mystery
  • Detective
  • Mystery

Detective Zero

刑事ゼロ

Tokiya used to be a competent veteran detective with 20 years of experience. But he lost all of his memories related to his career when he was following a case. He has memories of his everyday life but all memories related to his job, his experiences as a detective and the cases that he has worked o...

  • Medical/Health
  • Medical/Health

Doctor-X

ドクターX ~外科医・大門未知子~

The 6th Season of the Blockbuster Drama Series!

Michiko Daimon is a stunningly beautiful and stubbornly self-reliant freelance surgeon who prides herself in her skills and dignity as a surgeon. Her new temporary employment is in a hierarchical university hospital where doctors pursue power and mo...

  • Science
  • Science

DOCTORS: The Ultimate Surgeon

T his drama is about a doctor who tries to rebuild a spoiled hospital on his own to save the patients.
After being employed for 12 years at a university hospital, surgeon Kosuke Sagara accepts a job at Dougami General Hospital.
To his surprise, he finds that the doctors there are more concerned ab...

  • Family
  • For Children
  • Comedy
  • Family
  • For Children
  • Comedy

DORAEMON

ドラえもん

A cat-like robot, Doraemon from the future helping an elementary schoolboy Nobita!

Trouble seems to follow Nobita around... Whether it’s forgetting to do his homework or getting sidetracked from chores, he’s always in need of some guidance.

Fortunately for Nobita, he’s got Doraemon, a trusty r...

  • Gameshow
  • Gameshow

Easy Peasy

This is a game show where a team of four takes on challenges that any adult should easily be able to carry out.

The challenges use objects that are common in day-to-day tasks, such as opening a bottle of wine, buckling up a watch strap, putting a pillow in a pillow case, etc. But time limits are ...

Emergency Interrogation Room

緊急取調室

Yukiko Makabe was a senior officer on the Special Investigations Team, but was reassigned after she took responsibility for a failed bus hijacking case. She was transferred to the Department of Grill Room Investigation. Since the department is specialized in conducting important investigations, only...

  • Suspense
  • School
  • Suspense
  • School

Equation to Erase the Teacher

先生を消す方程式。

Story setting is at prestigious high school that most students enter Tokyo University. Hikaru Kitano is a new teacher assigned at a class with scientific students with high IQ. Those smart students in the class enjoy to drive their teachers into the corner, destroying teachers` mental state, like a ...

  • Travel
  • Reality
  • Travel
  • Reality

Experts Visiting Experts

A fun and engaging program where seasoned professionals from various fields visit their counterparts in a foreign country and make surprising discoveries about their own field of expertise.
During the 3~4 day visit, the experts visit 2~3 sites that are well-known in the field. What do they see?
Wh...

  • Human
  • Detective
  • Mystery
  • School
  • Human
  • Detective
  • Mystery
  • School

Friends Game

トモダチゲームR4

Which is more important, friendship or money?

Yuichi Katagiri, a high school student, is abducted with four of his friends and forced to participate in a "Friends Game" to pay off a debt he was suddenly saddled with.
The game is supposed to be easy to beat as long as you have friendship, but for...

Fund My Fantasy

妄想会計

Do you have a secret dream that you wish would come true?

In the show, the host presents the ‘dream of the week’ collected from the general public. Two teams lead by celebrities introduce potential companies and entities who has the experience and ability to make the ‘seemingly impossible dreams’...

  • Gameshow
  • Gameshow

GO BABY GO

The most hilarious diaper race ever where your baby can become a STAR in this studio based game show! Watch the cute and enchanting ways babies tackle the races. Their random moves and sudden inspirations never cease to glue the audiences to the screen.

<Race 1: Crawl to Your Mommy in Time>
A ga...

  • Food/Cooking
  • Food/Cooking

GOHAN JAPAN

ごはんジャパン

Japan takes great pride in her food culture. Japan, blessed with four distinct seasons, cultivates seasonal food unique to each area of Japan. And at the core of her food culture lies her “food wisdom”.
There is a wide variety of food wisdom across the country that is handed down from generation to...

HAGETAKA

ハゲタカ

After the collapse of the bubble, in 1997, a foreign capital fund suddenly appeared in Japan still struggling in the middle of the “lost decade”. Masahiko Washizu, the president of the fund, is fiercely criticized, but promotes and wins takeovers on major banks and elite corporations suffering from ...

  • Suspense
  • Romance
  • Suspense
  • Romance

Halation Love

ハレーション・ラブ

Akari is a third-year psychology student at Futaba University, near where she was born and grew up. After class, she works with her mother, Natsuko, in a camera shop left by her late father. Akari liked her peaceful life in the peaceful town. However, the peace that was visible shattered after a man...

  • Mystery
  • Mystery

Hayabusa Fire Brigade

ハヤブサ消防団

Having given up on life in Tokyo, a novel writer, Taro Mima moved to the Hayabusa district of Yaoyorozu Town in the mountains. There is a house, 'Sakura Yashiki' left to him by his late father, and Taro enjoys his life in the great outdoors. One day, he is invited by the community chairman to a loca...

  • Travel
  • Nature
  • Travelogue
  • Travel
  • Nature
  • Travelogue

Hidden Hot Springs

秘湯ロマン

Japan is known as a paradise for its world famous hot springs. The number of renowned and unrevealed hot springs found throughout Japan is seemingly countless.

This program is divided into two sections, with each section introducing one hot spring inn. The owner of the inn explains the aspects th...

  • Gameshow
  • Gameshow

Hide-and Seek with Drones

Buy using the latest technology, conventional "hide-and-seek" has become an entirely fresh and thrilling game! The "it" is played by drones and they try to ambush the challengers!

The time limit for each round is 6 minutes and there are 3 challengers. The drones are operated by experts, and if th...

  • Comedy
  • Action
  • Comedy
  • Action

HITMAN FROM TODAY

今日からヒットマン

Tokichi Inaba is an ordinary businessman who cannot oppose his wife. One day, he happens to meet a brilliant hitman called Nicho. He suddenly orders Tokichi to kill his target and save his woman, and he says if Tokichi fails to save her, he will kill Tokichi and his entire family...
Tokichi is sud...

  • Food/Cooking
  • Education
  • Food/Cooking
  • Education

Japanese Cuisine

日本食紀行

This is an educational documentary where the viewer can encounter the charms of rural Japan through the culture of food. Each week a different local TV station produces the show, and introduces their homeland through traditional cuisine, specialties, and new experiments by local chefs and growers. T...

  • Food/Cooking
  • Food/Cooking

Japanese Homemade Recipes

おかずのクッキング

This is the longest-running cooking program of TV Asahi reaching its 40th anniversary soon. Masaru Doi, the legendary cook and the father of the current host Yoshiharu Doi, used to say “Love is the best ingredient in homemade cooking”. Yoshiharu inherits this spirit and continues his search for home...

Legal V Ex-lawyer Shoko Takanashi

リーガルV 元弁護士・小鳥遊翔子

A legal drama featuring a scandalous female ex-attorney, Shoko, whose license has been taken away since she was disbarred for the reason yet to be revealed. She launches a law firm by employing rather incompetent lawyers and paralegals with criminal records, and herself working as its custodian. Her...

  • Entertainment
  • Quizshow
  • Entertainment
  • Quizshow

London Hearts

ロンドンハーツ

This is a long-time entertainment show with a popular comedy duo “Londonboots Ichi-go, Ni-go” and lots of comedians.

Each episode is totally different but they are mostly big challenges and embarrassment for the comedians such as prank, text message traps, revealing their private etc. The host is...

Mami the Psychic

What would you do if you were gifted with telekinesis, telepathy, and teleportation?

Mami Sakura is a high school student whose father is a painter, her mother a newspaper reporter, and her pet dog Konpoco which looks similar to a fox. One day, Mami acknowledges her supernatural powers, but doesn...

  • Family
  • Human
  • Fantasy
  • Family
  • Human
  • Fantasy

MOCOMI

モコミ~彼女ちょっとヘンだけど~

MOCOMI was born with a special gift of understanding the feelings of “things” that are supposed to have no feelings.
Some of the people around her had found her creepy and she’s always been hiding her feelings from others.
Her mother had been worried and troubled about her, but her father and bro...

  • Comedy
  • Suspense

  • Comedy
  • Suspense

Mr. Housekeeper, Mitazono

家政夫のミタゾノ

A tall husky voiced “super A-class” housekeeper Mitazono has amazing skills in cooking, laundry, cleaning and baby-sitting… plus an amazing secret as well… She is a He! Yes, he is the Mr. Housekeeper. He has a strange habit of peeping into a skeleton in the closet of the family for whom he works. On...

  • Suspense
  • Romance
  • Suspense
  • Romance

Muddy Dining Table

泥濘の食卓

Mia Nejiki is a supermarket worker with low self-esteem, having been brought up by toxic parents. She believes that she has no redeeming qualities. After the death of her father, who constantly denied her and was violent towards her, she continues to live with her mother who is a strong suppressor. ...

  • Reality

  • Reality

My Life in Your Textbook

しくじり先生

One class Room, one teacher, one text book, bring you a lesson of Life!

This award-winning prime time show invites famous people who led high-flying lifestyles but then went down the wrong path to share lessons they've learned from their turbulent lives.

Teachers who will give the speech on th...

My Moochy Boyfriend

ヒモメン

Sho doesn’t work and is mooching off his girlfriend, Yuriko. He believes he cannot achieve anything (maybe except for online games), so he doesn’t look for a job and doesn’t do anything that might tire him. Yuriko is dying to change his way of life and thinks of ways that will make Sho work… When sh...

My neighbor,Chikara

となりのチカラ

Chikara is a gentle and compassionate guy. He can’t leave people in need alone and has a strong feeling of wanting to help others.
However, he is indecisive. He easily gets involved in other people's problems half-heartedly, which finally causes him to suffer. Now, he tries to help his neighbors wi...

  • Entertainment
  • Entertainment

Neighborhood Treasures

An eye popping mega-hit variety show packed with myriad of hilarious video clips!
An one and only awesome menu at a restaurant like a colossal sushi, a unique toilet for trios, a dog with eyebrows, an avant-garde train, and an amazing scenic spot with a twist are only some examples of mind boggling...

  • Suspense
  • Romance
  • Suspense
  • Romance

Never Be Yours

あなたには渡さない

A rich and intriguing love suspense drama of a fierce battle between a wife and a lover based on an award winning novel “Kakuregikuku” by Mikihiko Renjyo.

Kayoko is a homey housewife keeping a happy family for 20 years married to Junpei, a son of a prestigious Japanese Restaurant working as its h...

  • Sports
  • Sports

New Japan Pro Wrestling

新日本プロレス

Founded in 1972, New Japan Pro-Wrestling is the oldest and the most popular wrestling organization in Japan and also the second largest in the world in terms of attendance and revenue. From the legendary Antonio INOKI to the new generation wrestlers of today, NJPW continues to bring exciting fights ...

  • Romance
  • Romance

NICE FLIGHT!

NICE FLIGHT!

A realistic love story about working people in their 30s, set at the airport and during a flight! 

Co-pilot Sui Kurata is charmed by the voice of a female air traffic controller during a flight.
This is a romantic drama that begins with a "Love at first listen" of the owner of the voice, whose f...

Ninja Hattori

What happens when a 10 year old boy becomes friends with a REAL Ninja Boy?

Kenichi Mitsuba is an average 10-year-old elementary school boy who is always struggling with his homework and studies.
One day, a little ninja named Hattori Kanzo suddenly appears and befriends Kenichi. He is a courteous...

  • Gameshow

  • Gameshow

Ninja vs Camera

Can agile ninjas sneak into a house filled with state-of-art security cameras and steal the hidden treasure?

The Ninjas, legendary Japanese spies, are sneaking into a mansion. Their ultimate objective is to retrieve the treasures that the Lord has taken from his people and give them back. The ma...

  • Family
  • Human
  • Nature
  • Medical/Health
  • Family
  • Human
  • Nature
  • Medical/Health

NIZI Village Clinic

にじいろカルテ

Doctors are also human. That's why they can face life and death.

Full of dream and pride, Masora was working in the emergency department of a large hospital in Tokyo, when one day she is diagnosed with a complicated disease. Even though she is a doctor, she has no savings and wants to continue wo...

  • Comedy
  • Comedy

Obochama-kun

Behold! The vast riches of the Obo Group.

Denenchofu Elementary School is a prestigious institution attended by the richest and brightest students in Japan. Chama Obo, or Obocchama-kun, is heir to the Obo Group, a multi-million-dollar financial group; and the haughty rich kid has recently been ac...

  • Romance
  • Romance

Ossan's Love

おっさんずラブ

Haruta, a 33 year-old guy who loves girls but is love-challenged himself, finds himself at the center of a bizarre love triangle. His “middle-aged boss” who hides an overly pure girl’s heart and Haruta’s young roommate “a good-looking and extremely aggressive guy” both declare their love for him.
...

  • Romance
  • Romance

Ossan’s Love -in the sky-

おっさんずラブ-in the sky-

One day, the flight captain confessed his love for me. . . This is the eagerly awaited second season of a drama that created a huge buzz across Japan in 2018!

Soichi Haruta, a single guy who is honest and softhearted but clumsy, got fired out of the blue at the age of 35. When he was at a loss, a...

  • Entertainment
  • Reality
  • Entertainment
  • Reality

OVERDONE

Is your child having trouble falling asleep?

Unsure about how to deal with the expensive gift from your ex?

Finding it too bothersome to remove fish bones, causing your child not to eat?

This show is all about top-notch professionals visiting your home unexpectedly, and solving any minor ...

Perman

Drop ‘SU’ from SUPERMAN and what do you get? PERMAN!

Mitsuo is an average elementary schoolboy who happens to possess ‘superpowers’ which were given by Birdman, a superhero from Planet Bird. His physical strength, increased vision, ability to fly and breathe under water, can only come from the m...

  • Detective
  • Detective

Police and Prosecutor

ケイジとケンジ~所轄と地検の24時~

A new detective buddy drama is coming up! An ex-gymnastic teacher working as a police detective and a super-elite Tokyo University graduate prosecutor are to become a bizarre buddy. They always clash head-on, but eventually they find themselves sharing the same chemistry within themselves.

Nakaid...

  • Quizshow

  • Quizshow

Ranking the Stars

Ten celebrity panelists are asked to rank one another on a specific topic. One of the ten panelists is asked to reveal her ranking in front of everyone else. To make things more interesting, 100 people on the streets are also asked to rank the ten panelists. It’s a no-holds-barred event as celebriti...

  • Human
  • Human

Roppongi Class

六本木クラス

This is the story of Arata Miyabe, who has been driven to despair by the son and heir of the food industry giant Nagaya Holdings. He vows revenge to both father and son and relentlessly pursues his goal by sticking to his own belief. 
Can Arata make the chairman of Japan's largest food service indu...

Sakanoue Animal Clinic Story

僕とシッポと神楽坂

A heartwarming drama of a young vet and beloved pets based on a long running major hit Manga by Michi Tarasawa serialized in a monthly magazine since 2012.

Ko, a young vet, is hired by a small veterinary clinic run by an old vet. Tokumaru located in Kagurazaka, Tokyo. Kagurazaka used to be famous...

  • Sports
  • Sports

Saru the ProGolfer

I am Saru! The daring pro golfer!

A gentleman swings his golf club, shanks the ball, and hits a crow out of the bounds. When he starts searching his missing ball, a boy jumps out from the tree top and shouts ‘I’m Saru, the daring pro golfer’. Then, Saru aggressively suggests a golf match with thi...

  • Romance
  • Tearjerker
  • Romance
  • Tearjerker

Secret Unrequited Love

僕の初恋をキミに捧ぐ

Love until death do us apart, but the time is ticking towards its limit.

Takuma has a heart disease and the doctor tells him he won’t be able to live up to 20 years old. He and the doctor’s daughter Mayu are friends from their childhood. When they were children, Takuma asked her to marry him and ...

  • Detective
  • Detective

Seven Detectives

刑事7人

One of the seven detectives dispatched to MPD Div-12 is the infamous Yu Amagi. He is very frank to the point of possible rudeness, has little teamwork spirit but means well, seems very quiet but can be extremely talkative, and is in all a mysterious figure. No one can tell what is in his mind, but h...

Seven Secretaries

七人の秘書

8x54’ 7 ladies working as secretary for the dignitaries, who are the top of bank, Metropolitan
Government and National Police Agency, are trying to help the weak in the society by
moving the dignitaries stealthily. They have a lot of confidential information and
network, so they work in the shado...

  • Comedy
  • Family
  • Comedy
  • Family

Shin chan

This is Shin chan.
He might look like an ordinary 5-year-old kindergartner.....
but looks can be deceiving.

There’s never a dull moment when Shin chan is around. He’s a cute and fun-loving five-year- old kindergartener who just cannot resist pretty ladies. His mother Misae can’t stand losing, a...

  • Comedy
  • Family
  • Comedy
  • Family

Shin chan Spin-offs vol.1-4

クレヨンしんちゃん外伝

An original spin-off anime created in celebration of Shin chan's 25th anniversary of its TV series.

The 4 series have unique settings and unimaginable storylines that go beyond the Nohara Family’s daily life.

A thriller suspense in outer space? A dark fantasy with monsters and toys?

Not on...

  • Detective
  • Science
  • Medical/Health
  • Detective
  • Science
  • Medical/Health

SIGN

サイン―柚木貴志の事件―

SIGN: A remake of a Korean blockbuster! A startling forensic suspense drama.

A genius but uncouth forensic doctor teams up with a rookie female forensic doctor to challenge the authorities that try to conceal the truth.

Despite betrayals and conspiracies that they must face, the forensics and ...

  • Suspense
  • Romance
  • Suspense
  • Romance

Single flower day

単身花日

A businessman, Shun Sakuragi is living a happy life with his wife, Yuriko and daughter, Kana in Tokyo. He is suddenly transferred to Kagoshima, where he has fond memories of spending his junior high school years. Soon after his posting, he coincidently has a reunion with his first love, Hana Takeda,...

  • Entertainment
  • Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Sports

Slice of TV

W hat if you could slice out a scene from a program and take a closer look at it?
Many things happen simultaneously in sports games. However, only part of the stories can be delivered to the audience on TV. The other stories remain out of the spotlight and are scarcely shared with the public.
This...

Sneak n Shop

A team of contestants sneak into a large electronics store and carry the appliances whatever they want to the checkout counter. Above them, drone cameras operated by another group fly around and try to read the passwords they have on their bodies. If the contestants make it through the time limit wi...

  • Entertainment
  • Entertainment

Stuck Till You’re Done

Do you think you have what it takes to guess the top ten best-selling items off a menu of a restaurant? Think you’re good enough to guess the top ten items right away?
Step up and give it a try. But be forewarned: it isn’t easy. Some restaurants have big menus with big servings. And one of the rule...

  • Comedy
  • For Children
  • Comedy
  • For Children

SUPER SHIRO

・A new slapstick chase comedy series inspired by the “Shin chan” franchise!

・Produced by Science SARU, a Tokyo-based studio led by Masaaki Yuasa, the Crystal Award Winner in Annecy 2017.

・Expected to launch in October 2019 on AbemaTV and Videopass in Japan, and in early 2020 across Turner’s ...

  • Romance
  • Reality

  • Romance
  • Reality

Sweet Kiss Bitter Kiss

The casts are eight young promising actors and actresses waiting for their big break. In each episode, they are first given a script from a romantic series which includes kissing scene and after pairing was made, they have to practice the scene with the partner decided by the pairing.

The practi...

TATEMONO TANBOU: House Paradise

渡辺篤史の建もの探訪

This is an architectural program that introduces private homes from all over Japan.
To buy or build a house is said to be a big event in one’s life and also the most expensive shopping in one’s life. Everyone will probably think “As it is a once in a lifetime event, I’d like to realize all my dream...

  • Comedy
  • Comedy

Temp Staff Psychic Ataru

ハケン占い師アタル

A bright and positive comedy featuring Atall(Ataru), a female temp-staff working for an event organizing company with psychic power to see through people’s minds!

She always works with a pleasant smile while many of the full-time employees around her are suffering from various worries and anxieti...

  • Gameshow
  • Family
  • Gameshow
  • Family

TEST OF FRIENDS

How far would your friends go for you? The average person has 155 friends on social media, but how many are real friends you can rely on?

The players must search their contact list for 50 friends, from best buddy to brother, from first love to former boss, who will participate in the craziest cha...

  • Family
  • Family

The 3 Family 3 Day Challenge

“The 3 Family 3 Day Challenge” is a competition format where three families must complete three challenges within three days in order to get the chance to win a grand cash prize! The faster the family can clear the three challenges, the more time they are given to prepare for the final stage. Emotio...

  • Reality
  • Reality

The Dinner Table

A family of at least four must sit at the dinner table at 7:00pm sharp and start their dinner together.
If they can do this continuously for 100 days, they will win big prize money. If anyone misses fulfilling the mission for even a single evening, the challenge is over and there is no reward whats...

  • Food/Cooking
  • Food/Cooking

The Kingdom of Ingredients

食彩の王国

Every day, we spend time considering what to eat or how to prepare different kinds of ingredients to fit our daily needs. Each ingredient has story, with different histories and cultures. Plus, each ingredient needs varying amounts of time in order to be prepared. It is through this journey in time ...

  • Horror
  • Horror

The Words They Speak

言霊荘

This is a story about a girl who believes in the power of words and wishes for the happiness of others. After she moves into a women-only apartment building, which her friend suggested, she gets caught up in a bizarre phenomenon: the words they speak become your reality inside the apartment.
What i...

  • Comedy
  • Detective
  • Mystery
  • Comedy
  • Detective
  • Mystery

Time Limit Investigator 2019

時効警察はじめました

- “Ex” criminal whose crime has reached the statute of limitation vs. Kiriyama, who regards investigation as his hobby- The legendary comedy-mystery “Time Limit Investigator” returns for the first time in twelve years!

“You are the one who’s done that, aren’t you? The statute of limitations on ...

  • Comedy
  • Romance
  • Comedy
  • Romance

Tokyo Bachelors

東京独身男子

Recent statistics show one out of four men never gets married before the age of fifty. Our three bachelors are devoted to their work, have great hobbies, are skilled in housekeeping and have good friends. In short, they lead a meaningful life and stay single by choice ---until a twist of fate make t...

  • Comedy
  • Comedy

Tsuru Pika Hagemaru

Hagemaru is a wonderfully stingy boy with parents that’ll do anything just to save a penny!

Hageta Hagemaru is a bald and energetic 10-year-old boy who is always finding clever ways to save and make money. But it’s not just him, it’s his entire family! They’ll do things like; use their pet cat as...

Ultra B

The baby is from outer space!?

Ultra B (UB), is a small child from outer space who wears red sunglasses and has a star-shaped mole on his left cheek. It all began when UB’s spaceship made an emergency landing in the forest. Lost and alone, UB was found by a young school boy named Michio. He was k...

  • Family
  • Sports
  • Gameshow

  • Family
  • Sports
  • Gameshow

vs KIDS

なら≒デキ〜○○なら××デキるはず〜

Would former top athletes be able to out-win the kid champions in the same sport?

"Of course, no sweat!", you'd think, right?

A Rio 2016 Olympic swimmer should be able to win a junior swimming champion; a professional bowler would beat the kid bowling champion in a match of splits; and a for...

  • Comedy
  • School
  • Comedy
  • School

WASTEFUL DAYS OF HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

女子高生の無駄遣い

High school girls have the massive almighty weapon, “youth.” But...

The reality of Japanese high school girls is portrayed through refreshingly “Stupid” Nozomu, Anime and Manga nerd “Otaku” Akane, and a smart but emotionless genius “Robot” Shiori. Their ephemeral beauty of adolescence are utterly...

WATAOJI My Middle-aged Guardian Angel

私のおじさん WATAOJI

A heartwarming drama of Hikari, a rookie assistant director at a TV station and her Guardian Angel, the Guardian Angel who is visible only to Hikari. Before she teams up with this old man, Hikari was a young woman at the lowest point of her life suffering from a broken heart and the loss of her job....

  • Reality

  • Reality

WILD SKILLS

[TREASURE BOX JAPAN|mipformats 2016]
The ultimate unscripted reality show that focuses on experts using their skills to survive! Nine experts, each a professional in their respective fields but a stranger to each other, are stranded on a deserted island for seven days. Each is only able to take th...

  • Detective
  • Mystery
  • Detective
  • Mystery

Women Document Detectives

未解決の女 警視庁文書捜査官

A mystery drama featuring two female detectives tagged together to solve a cold case.

Tomo Yashiro, a Judo expert is a young macho female detective who tackles cold cases with her abundant righteousness, passion, and strong instincts. She is ready to go anywhere any time without much forethought ...

  • Human
  • Romance
  • Human
  • Romance

Yuria’s Red String of Fate

ゆりあ先生の赤い糸

Yuria Izawa is married to a kind-hearted, unsuccessful novelist. She spends her days peacefully, teaching an embroidery class. One day, her husband falls down unconscious at a hotel, and is transported to a hospital. When she rushes to a hospital, she finds her husband with a beautiful young man who...