I'M SORRY, I LOVE YOU
- July 9, 2017 9pm (First episode: an extended episode)
- Cast:Tomoya Nagase, Riho Yoshioka, Kentaro Sakaguchi, Ayaka Onishi, Kazuhiro Yamaji, Reiko Kusamura, Seiji Rokkaku, Chizuru Ikewaki, Baijaku Nakamura, Shinobu Otake
Abandoned by his mother in childhood, a solitary man who grew up in the underworld learns to love someone for the first time in his life. Tomoya Nagase plays the lead for the first time in TBS's Sunday drama slot. This drama focuses on love – between man and woman, mother and child – a theme both timeless and universal.
Ritsu (Tomoya Nagase) belongs to Seoul's underworld. One day he helps Rinka (Riho Yoshioka), after her bag is snatched on the street. Later, he is caught up in a conflict between rivaling mafia groups and suffers a fatal head injury. Informed by the doctor that he cannot live for long, Ritsu decides to go to Japan to find his mother, Reiko (Shinobu Otake), and see her for the last time. When he finally tracks her down, however, he finds she is living a wealthy and happy life doting on Satoru (Kentaro Sakaguchi), her pianist son. Satoru's childhood friend and stylist, Rinka, supports him while hiding her love for him. Then one day, Ritsu has a chance encounter with Rinka.
Hello, Detective Hedgehog
- July 14, 2017 10pm (First episode: an extended episode)
- Cast:Eita, Kyoko Fukada, Go Morita, Soichi Nakaoka, Moemi Katayama, Yu Aoi, Lily Franky, Tomoko Yamaguchi
This is a dramatization of a popular comic by Kenshi Hirokane published in the "Weekly Young Magazine" from 1980 to 1989. Set in a private detective's office on a shopping street in Shimo-Akatsuka, Tokyo, each episode has a different feel to it - there are human-interest stories, murder mysteries, stories set in the corporate world, paranormal phenomena, and more. Created by Hitoshi Ohne, director of movies "Moteki" and "Bakuman," and featuring a star-studded cast, this show is a one-of-a-kind detective drama.
One day, the slacker staff of the "Akatsuka Detective Agency," Goro (Eita) and Gure (Go Morita), are called to the office by Director Kaoru (Tomoko Yamaguchi). A client named Kawada (Atsushi Ito) makes an impossible request - to find his daughter who died in a traffic accident. He says he wants to show his wife, who is in a coma from the same accident, a child who looks like their daughter. Goro and Gure feel sorry for the man and take on the request. With the help of an acquaintance working at a TV station, they start by putting on an audition for child actors.
- July 18, 2017 10pm (First episode: an extended episode)
- Cast:Naomi Watanabe, Jun Kaname, Sayaka Yamaguchi, Asuka Kudo, Reina Triendl, Jiro, Eito Kawahara, Toshiya Toyama, Mayumi Asaka, Yuki Saito
Naomi Watanabe stars in a TBS drama for the first time as a positive and powerful working mother. The show is entertaining and heartwarming, and the outfits worn by Watanabe in the role of fashion designer are also a big draw.
Kanna (Naomi Watanabe) is a bubbly and big-hearted fashion designer who goes headlong into things she believes. Her dream is "to make women happy with the clothes I design," but reality is tough – Kanna's unique aesthetic sense and eccentric designs go unappreciated. Still, she continues to dream, as she lives happily with her handsome husband Rei (Jun Kaname) and their son Reon (Eito Kawahara). But one day, the couple's relationship suffers a huge blow - Kanna discovers that Rei is cheating on her. Heartbroken and enraged, she decides to kick him out of the house.
Swimming in the Dark
- July 19, 2017 11:56pm
- Cast:Teppei Arita, Tsubasa Honda, Kento Kaku, Kaito Yoshimura, KOM_I, DOTAMA, Shodai Fukuyama, ACE, Yasushi Fuchikami, Jun Murakami, Ken Mitsuishi
Tomioka (Teppei Arita) is a single, middle-aged, supermarket security guard living a lonely, ho-hum life. One night, he wishes upon a shooting star for a friend. The person who shows up, however, is a mysterious woman named Hada (Tsubasa Honda), who lives next door. Hada falls in love with Tomioka at first sight, but Tomioka is oblivious to her feelings. Meanwhile, a homeless man (Ken Mitsuishi) who calls himself a "life wanderer" pops up. Tomioka also receives a strange, threatening letter that says "You will go crazy and die within a year," triggering a drastic change to his life.