The supposedly true story of a 23-year-old otaku (Japanese geek) who intervenes when a drunk man is harassing several women on a train. The otaku ultimately begins dating one of the women, ... See full summary »
Ishikawa Ango is a very capable detective that lives only for his job. One day, while investigating a crime scene, he gets shot in the head by the criminal that was still lurking about. ... See full summary »
Mizuki disguises herself as a boy and transfers to the same all-boys high school her idol, Izumi Sano, a high-jump athlete that gave up on the sport, attends. In between the antics of their classmates, she'll try to get him to jump again.
Shuji (Kamenashi Kazuya) is one of the most popular guy in school. He tries to avoid Akira (Tomohisa Yamashita), because of his constant annoyance. But Kame isn't just like that. At home, ... See full summary »
After her husband dies in an accident, a young woman must raise her two children while attempting to reconcile with the mother that abandoned her as a child. This series (11 episodes, 45-60 minutes each) has the same scriptwriter as "Still, Life Goes On" (2011) and displays the same excellent level of craftsmanship in terms of dialogue, which is both intelligent and intense. The viewer will feel that the characters are ironing out their differences, but getting there is thrilling because the resentment from prior decisions runs deep. There is much complexity here, both in terms of the characters themselves and the mysteries that are gradually revealed. The acting is great all-around, but Hikari Mitsushima is utterly spectacular here and gives one of the best performances I've ever seen. That is no exaggeration. Lots of time is spent with the children as well, which is great. This series yields a number of powerful dramatic moments.
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