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Drama season: fall 2016

After a fairly good summer, this fall there are few things I'm interested in, but nothing I'm really expecting. Often, though, the dramas I'm expecting nothing from are the ones that surprise me the most, so I hope it will be the same this season!


Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu

Trailer
Date: From 10.00 p.m., Tuesdays, 11 October 2016
Station: TBS
Scriptwriter: Nogi Akiko (Juhan Shuttai, Okitegami Kyoko no Bibouroku, Soratobu Kouhoushitsu)
Cast: Aragaki Yui, Hoshino Gen, Otani Ryohei, Fujii Takashi, Mano Erina, Narita Ryo, Yamaga Kotoko, Takahashi Yo, Hayama Shono, Furuhata Seika, Hosoda Yoshihiko, Takayama Yuko, Furutachi Kanji, Moro Morooka, Takahashi Hitomi, Ukaji Takashi, Tomita Yasuko, Furuta Arata, Ishida Yuriko
Synopsis: 25-year-old Moriyama Mikuri (Aragaki Yui) graduated but had no job offers. She became a temporary employee but was even laid off. So while she is taking a break right now, Mikuri feels unwanted and displaced. She starts work as a housekeeper for 35-year-old Tsuzaki Hiramasa (Hoshino Gen) by chance. Tsuzaki, who has never had a girlfriend and romance in his 35 years, is proud that he is a “professional bachelor”. But he determines the effectiveness of Mikuri’s sudden proposal to marry for work and they have a contract marriage. How will married life with Mikuri change Tsuzaki who usually hardly shows emotion and does not even realise that he is in love?

It could be fun, but I'm mostly interested because I always like Gakki's dramas and THE SCRIPTWRITER WROTE THE DRAMA OF MY HEART, and Okitegami too, which was adorable. And Juhan Shuttai, which I still have to watch but everybody say it's really good. I trust her.



Jimi ni Sugoi! Kouetsu Girl Kouno Etsuko

Trailer
Date: From 10.00 p.m., Wednesdays, 5 October 2016
Station: NTV
Scriptwriter: Nakatani Mayumi (Dear Sister, Sono Hi no Maeni, Last Cinderella)
Cast: Ishihara Satomi, Suda Masaki, Honda Tsubasa, Wada Masato, Eguchi Noriko, Taguchi Hiromasa, Adachi Rika, Ise Kayo, Soda Marie, Matsukawa Naruki, Sugino Yosuke, Mister Chin, Nagae Hidekazu, Aso Kaori, Takahashi Osamu, Kaga Takeshi (guest star), Yoshimoto Miyoko, Aoki Munetaka, Kishitani Goro
Synopsis: Kouno Etsuko (Ishihara Satomi) joins a publishing company with her sights set on becoming a fashion editor. But she is assigned to the very unglamorous proofreading department which examines and fixes errors in manuscripts. Dressed in flashy clothes, Etsuko goes beyond her proofreading work to see the writers in person and also get into actual locations to verify facts. She tries to do each job to perfection for a transfer to the fashion magazine editorial department. Despite her worries about the gap between her ideal job and reality, Etsuko dedicates herself to the work of proofreading in her own unique way and gradually starts to realise its allure.

At first I didn't want to watch it, but then... I don't know what happened. Maybe it was the trailer they played on Arashi ni Shiyagare that got me interested. I'm not the biggest fan of Ishihara Satomi, she's not bad but she always plays characters that I find annoying. We'll see.



Daishou

Trailer
Date: Fall 2016
Network: Hulu
Scriptwriters: Inagaki Kiyotoka, Moriguchi Yusuke(Keishichou Sousa Ikka-chou), Honda Ta (Keishichou Sousa Ikka-chou, Higanbana, Hondana Shokudo)
Cast: Oguri Shun, Takahashi Tsutomu, Takanashi Rin, Fuchikami Yasushi, Yanagi Erisa, Yanagi Shuntaro, Kataoka Reiko, Hirata Mitsuru, Ishibashi Ryo, Horibe Keisuke
Synopsis: Okuyama Keisuke (Oguri Shun) is a successful lawyer with a dark past. He suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder as a result of abuse and betrayal when he was a young boy. One day, Keisuke is asked to defend his distant relative and psychopath “friend”, Ando Tatsuya (Takahashi Tsutomu), who is a suspect in a murder case. Tatsuya had robbed him of his own parents and happiness one after another. After that, he was repeatedly mistreated by Tatsuya’s family who adopted him. Keisuke takes a risky gamble to bury Tatsuya from society. His reunion with Tatsuya is the start of a battle with a new nightmare.

We don't even know when it starts, if it's a drama or a special, and I'm not sure if the raws will be avaliable. Anyway, it seems cool, I hope I'll be able to watch it.



Suna no Tou ~ Shirisugita Rinjin

Trailer
Date: From 10.00 p.m., Fridays, 14 October 2016
Station: TBS
Scriptwriter: Ikeda Natsuko (Algernon ni Hanataba o, Alice no Toge, Kuro no Onna Kyoushi)
Cast: Kanno Miho, Iwata Takanori, Yokoyama Megumi, Horiuchi Keiko, Horan Chiaki, Uesugi Shuhei, Otozuki Kei, Kimura Yuichi, Sano Hayato, Kawazu Asuka, Inagaki Kurumi, Mitsuishi Ken, Karasuma Setsuko, Tsuda Kanji, Tanaka Naoki, Matsushima Nanako
Synopsis: Takano Aki (Kanno Miho) is a happy, ordinary housewife whose family (Tanaka Naoki, Sano Hayato, Kawazu Asuka) has moved to their dream apartment. Just as they are starting their new life, they encounter an ominous, terrifying neighbour Sasaki Yumiko (Matsushima Nanako). This neighbour manipulates the dark emotions of pride, vanity and jealousy of the housewives living in the apartment building, drives Aki into isolation within the building with unexpected methods and eventually causes the break up of her family.

Lately there are a lot of these "creepy person destroys random familiy with the nice addition of bullies neighbors" kind of drama, and I've enjoyed the ones I've watched, so I'm going to try this one too. But the main thing is that I want to watch the other things the scriptwriter wrote, especially Alice no Toge.



Yuusha Yoshihiko to Michigakareshi 7-nin

Trailer
Date: From 12.12 a.m., Saturdays, 8 October 2016
Station: TV Tokyo
Scriptwriter: Fukuda Yuichi (Nietzsche-sensei, Aoi Honoo, Yuusha Yoshihiko Series)
Cast: Yamada Takayuki, Muro Tsuyoshi, Kinami Haruka, Takuma Shin, Sato Jiro
Synopsis: Several hundred years after Yoshihiko (Yamada Takayuki) defeated the dark spirit Deathtark in a fierce battle and saved the world, the world is once again plunged in darkness. Resurrected by the power of Buddha (Sato Jiro), Yoshihiko and his party (Muro Tsuyoshi, Kinami Haruka, Takuma Shin) set off on a journey around the world. Will they be able to save the world again?

Dear Lord. This series is the most stupid, low-budget, brilliant thing ever. It's so dumb it's genius, really. I still have to finishe the 2nd series, so I'll probably won't watch this one while it's airing, but I surely will in the future.


They're my usual 4-5 dramas, but I have to admit I'm not really excited about any of these. I hope to be surprised :D
What are you going to watch? Have you watched "Alice no Toge" and/or "Juhan Shuttai"? Are they worth it?
Tags: !drama season: fall, fandom: dramas and movies, people: aragaki yui, people: ishihara satomi, people: muro tsuyoshi, people: oguri shun, people: suda masaki, people: yamada takayuki
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