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BOSS

Posted by diopatra on January 26, 2010

# Title: BOSS
# Format: Renzoku
# Genre: Detective
# Episodes: 11

Synopsis

This series revolves around a group of peculiar detectives in a new division created to fight against an increase in atrocious crimes. Osawa Eriko is a beautiful career woman who has just returned from training in the U.S. and is appointed as the “boss” of this division. But despite her intelligence and capabilities, she can never understand a man’s heart, so she remains unable to find a husband. In fact, her assignment in the U.S. was really a demotion after she ruined her career track over a man. So why was she chosen as the boss of the new division? Even though the detectives are talented, they all have some kind of issue or flaw, and they are considered to be the “problem children” of the police force. In the end, the division’s true purpose is just to isolate these problematic detectives. –Tokyograph

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BIG MONEY

Posted by diopatra on January 26, 2010

# Title: ビッグマネー!
# Title (English): Big Money!
# Tagline: 〜浮世の沙汰は株しだい〜
# Genre: Human drama / Mystery
# Episodes: 12

Synopsis

“Big Money!” is a human drama with a suspense twist about a young man who learns the tricks of the trade about stock exchange from a well-experienced investor. The backdrop of this story is the elaborate world of banking and the stock market.

Shirato Norimichi (Nagase) lives off the money his parents send him, and his winnings at pachinko while waiting to find permanent employment. One day, Shirato is recruited by a mysterious elderly gentleman by the name of Kozuka Taihei (Ueki). Shirato later finds out that the small, yet mild mannered Kozuka was once a legendary trader.

Although clouded by the mystery surrounding Kozuka, Shirato begins to work for him. In time, Shirato finds himself being mesmerized by the wave of numbers of the market.

Sometime later, Shirato learns Kozuka’s real intentions…he wants to bankrupt one of the world’s leading banks, Matsuba Bank.

The two men of very different ages then try to go up against Matsuba and the elite bankers that work at the giant Matsuba such as Yamazaki Fumihiko (Harada).

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BLOODY MONDAY

Posted by diopatra on May 4, 2009

Genre: Action, Suspense
Film Date: October, 2008
Total Episodes: 11

Casts:
Ashina Sei, Fujii Mina , Katase Nana , Kawashima Umika, Kichise Michiko, Matsushige Yutaka, Miura Haruma, Narimiya Hiroki, Sato Takeru, Shimada Kyusaku, Tanaka Tetsushi, Tokunaga Eri, Yoshizawa Hisashi

Synopsis

After a biological terrorist attack kills off the population of a Russian town; Japan’s Public Safety Special Third unit, code name THIRD-i, believes that the terrorist organization responsible plans to unleash the same virus known as Bloody X into Tokyo. Subsequently, THIRD-i recruits the help of genius hacker Takagi Fujimaru to find out what happened in the Russia. However, as Fujimaru becomes involved, he soon finds out that he is in over his head and that the terrorist groups influence reaches not only his school but even the police. Fujimaru must now rely on his skill as a hacker to unravel the organizations sinister plot and find out the truth behind “Bloody Monday.”

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LIAR GAME

Posted by diopatra on May 4, 2009

Genre: Psychological thriller
Film Date: April, 2007
Total Episodes: 11

Casts:
Kitamura Soichiro, Matsuda Shota, Toda Erika, Watanabe Ikkei

Synopsis

Based on the manga series of the same name, Toda Erika plays an honest college student, Kanzaki Nao, who receives a hundred million yen one day, along with a card saying she has been chosen to take part in the “Liar Game”. The aim of the game is to trick the other players out of their hundred million dollars. At the end, the winner gets the hundred million and the loser is a hundred million yen in debt. The next day, she receives notification that her opponent is her former teacher, Fujisawa Kazuo. She goes to him, seeking help, but ends up getting tricked into handing her money over. Desperate, she approaches the police for help, but they are unable to do anything. However, she is told of a mastermind swindler, Akiyama Shinichi, who is to be released from jail the next day. Desperate, she goes to him for help.

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“Maou” wins annual Drama Grand Prix

Posted by diopatra on May 1, 2009

Nikkan Sports has finished announcing the winners of its 12th annual reader-chosen Drama Grand Prix. The awards cover the period from April 2008 to March 2009, with the final nominees consisting of the top five from each season.

The TBS thriller “Maou” was voted Best Drama. Arashi’s leader Satoshi Ohno picked up the title of Best Actor, impressing fans with his acting in that series. Meanwhile, Best Actress was won by a wide margin by Aoi Miyazaki, who starred in the hit taiga drama “Atsuhime.”

NEWS and Kanjani8 member Ryo Nishikido was the top choice for Best Supporting Actor, having played the violent and possessive boyfriend in Fuji TV’s “Last Friends.” Juri Ueno also picked up Best Supporting Actress for the same drama series.

Source: tokyograph

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