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Gochisosan” [Sun – Fri, 9:45pm ET] NHK
The 89th Drama Serial is a food themes drama called “Gochisousan”. Meiko Uno is the daughter of parents who run a western style restaurant in Tokyo. She marries and moves to Osaka with her husband. Meiko experiences cultural differences between Tokyo and Osaka as she lives as a mother and wife in Osaka.
“AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (Partners) Season 12” [Saturdays, 11:15pm ET] テレビ朝日
“AIBOU” is the most successful Japanese crime drama series of the decade, centered on the eccentric detective Ukyo Sugishita and partner. The two-man team is the only constituent of the Tokyo metropolitan Police’s Special Task Unit, which shelters the police system’s cast-offs and dropout. Tune in to find out about the young detective while the two of them deepen their relationship with each case.
“Ando ♡ Roid” [Saturdays, 10:00pm ET] © TBS
A genius but unpolished looking researcher, Reiji Matsushima is a professor in the Dimension Physics department of Tokyo Teikoku University. One day, based on his own theoretical understandings, he realizes that he and his fiancé Asahi Ando will be assassinated in a few hours. The deduction actually comes true and Reiji’s death is made to look like a plane accident. Asahi gets devastated by the unacceptable fact that Reiji is dead. Immediately after his death, an android that looks like Reiji suddenly appears to protect Asahi from danger.
“Strategist Kanbe” [Saturdays, 5:15pm ET] © NHK
The Historical Drama for 2014 is life story of Kanbe Kuroda, a gifted faithful strategist from Himeji, who supported Hideyoshi Toyotomi with his eloquence and brilliant military strategies during the Age of Civil Wars.