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S - Saigo No Keikan (Mukai Osamu, Ayano Go, Fukiishi Kazue) 2 DVD

Genre : Crime
Episodes : 10
Broadcast Network : TBS
Broadcast Period : 2014 Jan 12 To 2014 Mar 16
Synopsis
The National Police Safety Rescue, or NPS is the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's special assault team which possesses both the mobility of the Special Unit (SAT) as well as the investigative skills of the Special Investigations Team (SIT), and is tasked with bringing criminals into custody alive. This small elite team is a new approach to fighting against heinous crimes. Kamikura Ichigo (Mukai Osamu) retired from the life of a professional boxer and became a police officer after that. In his second year working as a uniformed police officer, an incident leads to him being scouted by the NPS. Armed with excellent reflexes, explosive power and punches honed t through boxing, Kamikura is a close combat specialist who is good at getting control over his opponents using barefists. On the other hand, Soga Iori (Ayano Go) is a member of the SAT. Described as superhuman, he prides himself in his sharpshooting and is the SAT's best sniper. Soga was once assigned to a police precinct because he had aspirations to become a detective. Before long, he arrested three robbers and attracted attention as one of the promising newcomers. He is cool and collected, has great concentration, endurance, perception as well as combat ability; the embodiment of the SAT's ideal male.

Saba Doll (Watanabe Mayu, Ando Tamae) 2 DVD

Genre: Drama
Episodes: 12
Broadcast network: TV Tokyo
Broadcast period: 2012-Jan-13 start
Synopsis
The story revolves around the 38-year-old Usa Shijimi (Watanabe), who is a high school classical literature teacher. Her students are mean to her, but they don't realize that she has another identity. Outside school, she lies about her age to be active as the super popular 17-year-old idol Watanabe Mayu, whom the students adore.

Sakura Kara No Tegami (Takahashi Minami, Kashiwagi Yuki, Kitahara Rie) 2 DVD

Genre : Drama
Episodes : 9
Broadcast Network : NTV
Broadcast Period : 2011-Feb-26 to 2011-Mar-06
Synopsis
A soon-to-be-graduating girls high school class finds out their homeroom teacher is terminally ill. He writes each of them a letter, and they encounter various difficulties in their senior year. The students are all played by members of the band AKB48. With a special schedule, this show airs nightly over the broadcast period.

Samurai Sensei (Nishikido Ryo, Kamiki Ryunosuke, Higa Manami) 3 DVD

Genre : Sci Fi, Comedy
Episodes : 8
Broadcast Network : TV Asahi
Broadcast Period : 2015-Oct-23 To 2015-Dec-11
Synopsis
Takechi Hanpeita, a samurai of Tosa domain who campaigned for the expulsion of foreigners, unwittingly travels 150 years in time from the last days of the Tokugawa shogunate to present day Japan. Becoming a teacher at a private school run by Saeki Makoto in a village in the remote countryside through an unexpected turn of events, he solves all kinds of problems with methods unique to a samurai. Hanpeita is reunited with his good friend Sakamoto Ryoma, who quickly adjusted to modern times after travelling in time to the present slightly before him, and lives in Tokyo as a journalist called Narasaki.

Second Love (Kazuya Kamenashi, Kyoko Fukada, Akari Hayami) 2 DVD

Genre : Romance
Episodes : 7
Broadcast Network : TV Asahi
Broadcast Period : 2015-Feb-06 to 2015-Mar-20
Synopsis
Contemporary dancer Taira Kei's talent emerged at a young age and he went to study in Germany in his teens. Called the "young genius", he even won an international championship. But Kei did not fulfill his ambition. His dream suffered setbacks. Kei has now returned to Tokyo and has been working part-time order to take another shot at his dream. He takes great pride in dancing and will never accept half measures. That is why he earns a living by manual labour. Although he used to be full of ambition, he has been frustrated with himself for seemingly wasting away ever since he returned to Japan. At that moment, he falls in love with Nishihara Yui, an older teacher at a prestigious girls high school. He easily clears numerous hurdles with his youth and a boldness which is uncharacteristic for a Japanese, and starts to sway Yui's sense of values.

Seirei No Moribito (Haruka Ayase, Mizuki Itagaki, Masahiro Higashide)
Season 2 : 3 DVD

Genre : Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Episodes : 9
Broadcast Network : NHK
Broadcast Period : January 21 - March 25, 2017
Synopsis
Balsa (Haruka Ayase) tried to kill Rogusamu, but failed. 4 years later, Chagum (Mizuki Itagaki) becomes a crown prince of Yogo country. Due to her failure to kill Rogusamu, Balsa hides in the neighboring Rota Kingdom and works as a guard.One day, Balsa saves a girl from human trafficking. The girl's name is Asura (Rio Suzuki). God of Destruction Taruhamaya, which Asura's ethnic group adore, stays in Asura's body. Shaman daughter Shihana (Yoko Maki) and her father Sufaru (Akira Emoto) try to kill Asura. Balsa struggles to save Asura.

Seisei Surohodo Aishiteru (Takei Emi, Takizawa Hideaki, Nakamura Aoi) 3 DVD

Genre : Romance
Episodes : 10
Broadcast Network : TBS
Broadcast Period : 2016-Jul-12 To 2016-Sep-20
Synopsis
This is the story of pure yet forbidden love and also the complicated relationships of those who around them.Kurihara Mia fulfils a long-cherished passion for jewelry by getting a job in the public relations department at Tiffany & Co. One day, during a business trip, Mia loses an engagement ring from her boyfriend - Yamashita Youta. The ring is eventually found with help of a man who happened to be there. Mia is relieved, but at the same time, she is struggling to accept her fiance's marriage proposal because of the condition he gave - that she quits her job. A few days later, Mia encounters the man who helped her to find the ring, only then to find out that the man is Miyoshi Kairi - the vice president of her company. Kairi tells her "if it is your dream job, see it through". Mia starts to fall for Kairi who is strict yet kind.

Sengyou Shufu Tantei ~Watashi Wa Shadow (Kyoko Fukada, Kenta Kiritani, Fujiki Naohito) 2 DVD

Genre: Romance, detective
Episodes: 9
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period: 2011-Oct-21 to 2011-Dec-16
Synopsis
Asagi Serina is a housewife who loves her husband, Takefumi, to the extent that she would not mind being his shadow. However, his response to her excessive devotion is to attempt to avoid her "burdensome", "gross" expression of love.With a wife's naivety, she refuses to suspect her husband of infidelity, and initially gets frustrated. One day, with the help of her goodfriend, Motoko (Ashina Sei), Serina goes out for a meal with the men at the publishing company where Motoko works. The moment a man in the group
makes a move on her, it is captured on film by the sleuth, Jinnai Haruki (Kiritani Kenta). Not wanting her husband to see the photograph, Serina starts working at Jinnai's detective agency as an assistant.This ordinary, bumbling housewife grows stronger and improves her self-confidence through the skills she hones. Serina wants to support and help her husband instead of flaunting her new self to him because he is having a hard time. Aware of the problem that happened to her husband because of her over positivity, she sets about trying to solve it.

Sennyu Tantei Tokage (Matsuda Shota, Renbutsu Misako) 2 DVD

Genre: Detective
Episodes: 10
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period: 2013-Apr-18 to 2013-Jun-20
Synopsis
Tokage and his assistant help the First Investigation Division of the Metropolitan Police Department with difficult and unresolved cases. He used to be a normal police detective working at the First Investigation Division, but one day he lost his partner because of a grave mistake. After this incident he quit his job and got hired by a private detective bureau that helps the police with secret undercover investigations.

Share House No Koibito (Mizukawa Asami, Oizumi Yo, Nakajima Yuto) 2 DVD

Genre: Romantic comedy
Episodes: 9
Broadcast network: NTV
Broadcast period: 2013-Jan-16 to 2013-Mar-13
Synopsis
Tsuyama Shio is a boring thirty-something working as an OL in a boring company. As a risk-averse person, she doesn't dare to do anything that may bring on hurt. No lover, no friends, and her close friend is the convenience store at night. Thinking to change her lonely lifestyle, she decides to move into a share house (kind of like a guesthouse/hostel but on a long term basis). Amidst all the difficulties, joy and troubles of living with others, she comes into contact with two very interesting men who also live together with her in the share house. Shio starts to develop feelings for one of the men, Sakurai Yukiya, but he in turn thinks he is in love with the other man, Kawaki Tappei, who has fallen for Shio... And hence begins a strange love triangle!

Shark (Hirano Sho, Hamada Takahiro, Matsumura Hokuto) 3 DVD

Genre: Music
Episodes: 12
Broadcast Network : NTV, YTV
Broadcast Period : 2014 Jan 11 To 2014 Mar 30
Synopsis
The five-member band SHARK wants to change the world with their music, and dreams of making their major debut. They struggle but take small steps forward on what is certainly not an easy path. Their sights are set even if it might feel hopeless sometimes, but because of their fellow members they will not give up. SHARK is on the verge of debuting, however, tragedy fall upon them when the vocalist dies in an accident...

Shiawase Ni Narou Yo (Katori Shingo, Kuroki Meisa, Fujiki Naohito) 3 DVD

Genre : Romantic Comedy
Episodes : 11
Broadcast Network : Fuji TV
Broadcast Period : 2011-Apr-18 to 2011-Jun-27
Synopsis
The story involves Katori playing a successful advisor at a marriage consultation agency that aims to bring together people looking for partners. Kuroki plays one of the agency's clients, who is "so beautiful" that the manual he uses doesn't apply to her, while Fujiki plays a rich and handsome lawyer who is also a client. Katori starts to fall for Kuroki, but as a professional, he pairs the two together.

Shimokita Glory Days (Ichitarou, Seto Saki) 4 DVD

Episode : 12
Broadcast network : TV Tokyo
Broadcast Period : 2006-Apr-14 (2006-Apr-20 on TV Osaka) to 2006-Jul-08
No Synopsis

Shirato Osamu No Jikenbo (Hongo Kanata, Chiba Yudai) 2 DVD

Genre: Drama Comedy
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period: 27 January 2012
Synopsis
Shirato Osamu is a 24-year-old unemployed university graduate. Because he is a good-natured person who cannot say no when he is asked anything, he for some reason ends up getting called in for various cases that occur in the neighbourhood of Asagaya. One day, when Shirato goes to his usual cafe to look for his favourite waitress, Akagawa Rio, he is accosted by his childhood friend Kurozaki Hitoshi who is two years his junior. It is the first time in six years that he is meeting Kurozaki again. Kurozaki refers to him without using the proper form of address as always. Then, he quickly makes a shocking confession. "I'm being pursued by the police on suspicion of murder"… It appears that Kurozaki is a suspect in the robbery and murder of the proprietor of Asagaya's secondhand bookstore. He beseeches Shirato to find the true criminal. But Shirato replies that he cannot do anything on his own. Kurozaki introduces a strong partner to him. That partner is a former police officer called Yamanoi. But Yamanoi does not look one bit like a law enforcement officer.Shirato and Yamanoi start to search for the whereabouts of the pickpocket Kuwata who is thought to be the criminal. In the midst of this, Yamanoi supposes that Kurozaki can hide from the police for at most three days because of the evidence at the crime scene and information fromo witnesses. As time runs out, Shirato and Yamanoi manage to track Kuwata down to a place in front of them. But… Shirato is suddenly hit from behind by someone. Will he be able to arrest Kuwata and prove Kurozaki's innocence?

Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou (Morimoto Shintaro, Shimazaki Haruka) 3 DVD

Genre: School
Episodes: 12
Broadcast network: NTV
Broadcast period: 2012-Apr-15 to 2012-Jul-01
Synopsis
A boys high school full of delinquents gets merged with an elite girls high school.

Shitsuren Chocholatier (Matsumoto Jun, Ishihara Satomi, Mizukawa Asami) 3 DVD

Genre : Romance
Episodes : 11
Broadcast Network : Fuji TV
Broadcast Period : 2013-Jan-13 to 2013-Mar-24
Synopsis
Koyurugi Sota looks up to and adores his senior in school, Takahashi Saeko. With his one-sided love for her, he decides to leave for Paris to learn the art of making chocolates, as she loves chocolates. After returning from Paris, Sota dreams of creating the perfect chocolate to present to Saeko, and that it will make Saeko fall madly in love with him. Saeko, who is already married, is actually quite the airhead, but her actions seem to lead Sota on. Does Saeko not know that Sota is madly in love with her? Or is she just playing with his feelings?

Silent Poor (Fukada Kyoko, Kagawa Kyoko, Kitamura Yukiya) 3 DVD

Genre : Human Drama
Episodes : 9
Broadcast Network : NHK
Broadcast Period : 2014-Apr-08 To 2014-Jun-03
Synopsis
Silent poor... the poor and needy whose cries for help are drowned out in today's bustling society. Their existence is spreading rapidly across the nation, and as such, the government decided to set up a body to help them. Nationwide, there are now people called Community Social Workers (CSW), and their jobs are to attend to the poor and needy. One such person is Satomi Ryo, and she works at the Shitamachi area's Council of Welfare. The people that she meets in her busy working life are people afflicted with juvenile dementia, those who have shunned society and locked themselves up in their rooms, the homeless... generally people who are in despair over life and the fate dealt to them. Ryo herself had been down the lonely road before, and as a way to pull herself out of her depression, she decided to work as a CSW, in order to help others like her. She strongly believes that one can always start all over again, and it is her belief that helps her to move forward in life.

Somato Kabushiki Gaisha (Kashii Yu, Kubota Masataka, Suda Eita) 2 DVD

Genre: Psycho thriller
Episodes: 10
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period: 2012-Jul-16 to 2012-Sep-17
Synopsis
Soumato Corporation is intriguing place where recorded images of one's life can be viewed on DVD. A person who happens to stray into Soumato Corporation, will be handed DVDs equivalent in number to his age by Kaminuma (Kashii Yu), the company's mysterious guide. She will tell him to go back and watch his life to his heart's content. What he will see on these DVDs is his own life through the eyes of other people. He will learn startling facts that are better left unsaid. What will he think after watching everything?

Soredemo Ikite Yuku (Eita, Kazama Shunsuke, Mitsushima Hikari) 3 DVD

Genre : Drama
Episodes : 11
Broadcast Network : Fuji TV
Broadcast Period : 2011 Jul 07 To 2011 Sep 15
Synopsis
A man (Eita) whose younger sister was killed by a friend, who meets the friend's sister (Mitsushima) 15 years after the incident. Both of their families have been burdened with grief, but through their meeting they struggle to find a brighter tomorrow.

Soshite, Dare Mo Inaku Natta (Fujiwara Tatsuya, Tamayama Tetsuji, Nikaido Fumi) 3 DVD

Genre : Crime, Suspense
Episodes : 9
Broadcast Network : NTV
Broadcast Period : 2016-Jul-17 To 2016-Sep-11
Synopsis
He is a brilliant system engineer who is an up-and-comer at his company. In his private life, he has a fiancée. Just when he was at the pinnacle of joy, he suddenly disappears from the face of the earth. "No, you're not Todo Shinichi." Even the name on his official family registry and certificate of residence has been changed. His bank accounts have been seized and his employment has been terminated on grounds that he is a missing person. Without an official family registry, he can't even get married. Did someone set him up? The suspect begins to emerge... Although Shinichi was left with nothing but loneliness, he won't allow himself to go down this way. He won't give up, no matter how much he is betrayed. He will keep believing in people. No matter what happens to him, he will not succumb. "I will uncover the truth, regardless of what it takes." No matter how many times he falls, Shinichi will get back up.

Sprout (Chinen Yuri, Morikawa Aoi, Kojima Fujiko) 3 DVD

Genre: School
Episodes: 12
Broadcast network: NTV
Broadcast period: 2012-Jul-07 to 2012-Sep-29
No Synopsis

Starman/Kono Hoshi No Koi (Hirosue Ryoko, Fukushi Sota, Koike Eiko) 2 DVD

Genre: Romance
Episodes: 10
Broadcast network: Fuji TV / KTV
Broadcast period: 2013-Jul-09 to 2013-Sep-10
Synopsis
Hirosue Ryoko plays the role of Uno Sawako, a plucky single mother of 3 boys. Due to her personality, fearing that she will be the ruin of him, Sawako's husband takes off and abandons her and their 3 boys. Sawako is left to bring up their 3 sons by herself, with the help of her grandmother. Living an average normal life, one day, Hoshio, a man who is suffering from amnesia, suddenly appears before her. Even though he is much younger than her, Sawako falls in love with Hoshio at first sight. A dormant heart that now has love awakened, Sawako decides to keep Hoshio by her side by telling him, "You are my husband"... Will Sawako be able to struggle through balancing the reality of being a mother of 3 boys with her immatured tendre for Hoshio?

Sugarless (Shirahama Aran, Sano Reo, Machida Keita) 3 DVD

Genre : Comedy, School
Episodes : 12
Broadcast Network : NTV
Broadcast Period : 2012-Oct-04 to 2012-Dec-20
Synopsis
Shiiba Gaku has transferred to Kushima High School which is called 'Windmill' because of the windmill monument on its rooftop. His ambition is to get to the top of the school. Bad boys like Tobe, the leader of Hydra, a gang of delinquents; and Shiro, rumoured to be the strongest of the first year students, crowd the school grounds. Gaku immediately picks a fight with Shake who now reigns atop the windmill, but is cut off by students who demand that he defeat them first if he wants to take on Shake. There are those that falter at the sight of the wild look in Shiiba's glare. However, someone lands a punch on Shiiba's face. His nose bleeds and he goes out cold. Even the school beauty Suwa Haruka is stunned by Shiiba's loss. On his first day, Shiiba meets first year student Marumo Taiji. Marumo is disinterested in fighting and asks Shiiba, who has been provoking but losing successive fights, if there is meaning in competing for the top. A brutal Oga intends to crush Marumo at his part-time job. At that moment, Shiiba challenges Oga to a fight too.

Sukina Hito Ga Iru Kota (Kiritani Mirei, Yamazaki Kento, Miura Shohei) 3 DVD

Genre : Love, Comedy
Episodes : 10
Broadcast Network : Fuji TV
Broadcast Period : 2016-Jul-11 To 2016-Sep-19
Synopsis
Sakurai Misaki has not dated in a long time. She has focused on her work as a pâtissier to eventually run her own business. One day, she gets fired from work. She then meets her first love from high school Shibasaki Chiaki. Misaki works part-time at Chiaki's restaurant and also stays there. While she lives with Chiaki at his restaurant, she realizes that Chiaki's two younger brothers Touma and Kanata also live there.

Summer Nude (Yamashita Tomohisa, Toda Erika, Karina) 3 DVD

Genre: Romance
Episodes: 11
Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 2013-July-08 to 2013-Sept-16
Synopsis
Mikuriya Asahi works as a photographer for weddings and school events in a sea side town. Chiyohara Natsuki works at a famous Italian restaurant in Tokyo. On her wedding day, her husband-to-be jilts her, and as the photographer hired for the occasion, that is the first encounter between the two. A disillusioned Natsuki, decides to move to the same seaside town as Asahi, where she works as a cook at 「Aoyama」. She befriends Taniyama Hanae, who has been secretly in love with Asahi for 10 long years. Unfortunately for Hanae, Asahi only sees her as an old friend, and nothing more. Having found out about Hanae's love for Asahi, Natsuki encourages Hanae and gives her emotional support in trying to capture Asahi's heart. However, Asahi cannot forget his girlfriend Kasumi, who had suddenly disappeared 3 years ago.An unforgettable love that is held on fast in the heart. With the power of summer, the heart is stripped bare and starts afresh for all three of them. --

Suugaku Joshi Gakuen (Tanaka Reina, Sakurada Dori) 2 DVD

Genre: Drama
Broadcast network: NTV
Broadcast period: 2012-Jan-11 start
Synopsis
The story, developed with the cooperation of the International Mathematical Olympiad in Japan, is set at a specialized math school, where Michishige and Tanaka both take on the roles of "suugaku joshi" ("math girls"). Naturally, the show will incorporate various mathematical functions and formulas into the story and dialogue.

Switch Girl Season 1 & 2 (Nishiuchi Mariya, Kiriyama Renn) 4 DVD

Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes : 8
Broadcast network: Fuji TV Two
Broadcast period: 2011-Dec-24 start
Synopsis
The story revolves around a high school student named Nika (Nishiuchi) who appears to be a stylish and fashionable girl at school, but that's really a fake persona that she uses when she's in public. At home, she "switches off" the facade and her returns to her true slovenly nature.Kiriyama Renn (26) plays the good-looking transfer student Arata, who is Nika's love interest in the story.

 

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