TOKYO DRAMA AWARDS

Festival 2012/Japanese Dramas
Series Drama
(The Grand Prix)
Ossan's Love
Production Rights TV Asahi Corporation
Production Cooperation as birds corp
Broadcast Period April 21- June 2, 2018
Running Time x
No. of Episodes
60 min x 7 episodes
Chief Producer Yumiko Miwa
Producer Sari Kijima
Yuki Jimma
Chizuko Matsuno
Director Toichiro Ruto
Daisuke Yamamoto
Yuki Saito
Scriptwriter Koji Tokuo
Cast Kei Tanaka
Kento Hayashi
Rio Uchida
Daichi Kaneko
Shuko Ito
Kazuya Kojima
Hidekazu Mashima
Nene Ohtsuka
Koutaro Yoshida
Ossan's Love
Outline:
 Haruta, a single 33 years old real estate sales rep, is fond of girls but none of the girls around him are interested in him. But one day, his boss Musashi Kurosawa, a married man with an unexpectedly pure heart, and his good looking junior male colleague and roommate Maki, both confess their love for him!
 Haruta is now the focus of passionate and somewhat bewildering love. Kurosawa asks his wife Choko to divorce him after 30 years of marriage, and she accuses Haruta for the breakup. Meanwhile Maki's ex-boyfriend, Takekawa, turns green with envy and goes totally wild. On top of that, Haruta's friend from childhood Chizu gets involved in this awkward triangle and eventually finds herself attracted to Haruta to make the situation even more confusing.

 What is love and what does it mean to truly love someone? Haruta will eventually face the question earnestly and truthfully.

 It started as a one-off TV trial drama produced by a young producer in the end of 2016, and developed into a drama series in 2018 to become a miraculous hit. The theme may be delicate but the pure love story between guys portrayed by great actors is heading its way to become a contemporary love story, while a classic love story is regarded as a dying species. The drama is also a challenge against those who think a classic love story can no longer make headlines.

 We tried to make a highly entertaining but also an emotional human drama that defies stereotype: a drama that will make you laugh your head off and will pull at your heart strings at the same time. Its Episode 6 and 7 achieved first place in Twitter Worldwide Trend, and the number of followers of its Instagram sub-account "Musashi's Room" exceeded 530,000, an amazing number of followers for a single TV show. The social media has boosted this one of a kind story to make it a social phenomenon in Japan.
(Excellent)
Bloom
Production Rights NHK
(Japan Broadcasting Corp.)
Broadcast Period April 3 - September 30 , 2017
Running Time x
No. of Episodes
15 min x 156 episodes
Chief Producer Hiroshi Kashi
Producer Teruhisa Yamamoto
Director Hiroshi Kurosaki
Tadashi Tanaka
Toshitake Fukuoka
Scriptwriter Yoshikazu Okada
Cast Kasumi Arimura
Ikki Sawamura
Yoshino Kimura
Kazunobu Mineta
Miho Kanno
Emi Wakui
Kuranosuke Sasaki
Kayoko Shiraishi
Ikkou Furuya
Nobuko Miyamoto
Bloom
Outline:
 A coming of age story about a young girl finding a place of her own in the big city.

 The year is 1964, Tokyo is hosting the Olympics and the country is experiencing rapid economic growth. Mineko, a 17-year-old born in a farming family is also facing a major turning point in her life. Her father went to work in Tokyo but has gone missing. Mineko decides to leave her hometown to go to the big city to find her father and work there so she can support her family. Her first job in Tokyo pays little, but she learns to enjoy it and the company of her co-workers-that is until the factory goes bankrupt. The distraught Mineko is saved by the owner of a restaurant her father often told her about. And finally the shocking reunion with her father was waiting for her...
 This is a story about a country girl coming into bloom in the big city through her love and losses, hellos and goodbyes.
(Excellent)
Overprotected Kahoko
Production Rights NIPPON TV
Production Cooperation GONEN D GUMI
Broadcast Period July 12, 2017-
September 13, 2017
Running Time x
No. of Episodes
Epoisode 1 75min
2-10 episodes 60min
Chief Producer Norihiko Nishi
Producer Futoshi Ohira
Risa Tanoue
Director Shoichi Nagumo
Ken Higurashi
Akinori Ito
Hiroto Akashi
Scriptwriter Kazuhiko Yukawa
Cast Mitsuki Takahata
Hitomi Kuroki
Ryouma Takeuchi
Saburo Tokito
Tokuma Nishioka
Sei Hiraizumi
Yoshiko Mita
Jiro Sato
Mari Hamada
Hiroko Nakajima
Overprotected Kahoko
Outline:
 College student Kahoko is the quintessential overprotected child borne out of today's Japanese society. Shielded by her parents, Kahoko grew up completely pampered and became somewhat of a miraculously naïve "test tube human." She is 21 years old and about to start working for a company, but she has never slept away from home, had a part time job, chosen her own clothes, or even ridden a train alone. Kahoko has had her picture taken, but she has never taken a picture herself.
 Now, Kahoko is about to step out of her germ-free isolation pod and into the germ-infested world. It won't be long until she realizes, "I'm different from everybody else!"
 She has been her mother's best friend all her life and her father can't live without her. As they become emotionally unstable from the changes that Kahoko goes through, their family begins to fall apart. That's when Kahoko herself and the people around her begin to see the strength that hides deep within.
 "Overprotected Kahoko" is not a simple drama that chronicles the growth and transformation of an overly protected child. Similar to Princess Ann in "Roman Holiday," this drama depicts the various experiences and struggles of a young woman who finally ascends to the throne and becomes the queen of her small kingdom called "family."
(Excellent)
Unnatural
Production Rights ©DREAMAX TELEVISION
TBS Television
Broadcast Period November 5 -
December 12,2017
Running Time x
No. of Episodes
Episode 1 69 min 2-10 episodes
54 min
Producer Junko Arai
Hiroki Ueda
Director Ayuko Tsukahara
Kentaro Takemura
Yoshiaki Murao
Scriptwriter Akiko Nogi
Cast Satomi Ishihara
Arata Iura
Masataka Kubota
Mikako Ichikawa
Yukiya Kitamura
Koji Okura
Hiroko Yakushimaru
Yutaka Matsushige
Unnatural
Outline:
 The drama takes place at a newly established lab named "Unnatural Death Institute (UDI) Lab" where specialists investigate the cause of unnatural deaths. The characters who work there are a medical coroners Mikoto Misumi(Satomi Ishihara), Kei Nakadou(Arata Iura), a lab technician Yuko Shoji(Mikako Ichikawa), a rookie medical recorder Rokurou Kube(Masataka Kubota), and a director of UDI Yasuo Kamikura(Yutaka Matsushige). There is a truth to be discovered under the unnatural deaths. The heroin Mikoto cooperates with her intensive co-workers, dealing with many bodies of"unnatural deaths" that are carried into UDI every day.
 The theme of the drama is to change the world by facing death. Each episode is a complete story disclosing the secrets and truths behind the different cases of deaths. It is a story full of suspense and entertainment.
(Excellent)
Confidence Man JP
Production Rights Fuji Television Network,Inc.
Broadcast Period April 9, 2018 - June 11, 2018
Running Time x
No. of Episodes
54 min x 10 episodes
Planning Hiroaki Narikawa
Producer Daisuke Kusagaya
Shinya Furugori
Director Ryo Tanaka
Gen Kanai
Toshiyuki Mitsuhashi
Scriptwriter Ryota Kosawa
Cast Masami Nagasawa
Masahiro Higashide
Shinya Kote
        ・
Fumiyo Kohinata
Confidence Man JP
Outline:
 The main character, Dahko (Masami Nagasawa), is a confidence woman whose age and real identity are unknown. She is a woman prone to making silly mistakes and with a soft spot for money, fashion and food. She resides in the suite of a luxury hotel in Tokyo, where she spends her days and nights crafting elaborate frauds. Her partners in crime are serious and dedicated young confidence man Bokuchan (Masahiro Higashide) and battle-hardened veteran confidence man Richard (Fumiyo Kohinata). The team of three resorts to any means necessary to steal money from money-mad unscrupulous company bosses and Mafia dons. Watching them cheating and be cheated, sometimes even deceived by their friends, and wonder what tricks they will use next in order to take money from their targets. And so, an unpredictable game of deception begins.
(Excellent)
Throwing Stones
Production Rights WOWOW INC.
Production
Cooperation
Kyodo Television
Broadcast Period November 5 -
December 24,2017
Running Time x
No. of Episodes
50 minutes x 8 episodes
The Original Hidetoshi Kiyotake
Producer Makiko Okano
Reiko Nagai
Director Setsuro Wakamatsu
Yoshinori Muratani
Scriptwriter Masashi Todayama
Cast Koichi Sato
Yosuke Eguchi
Kazuki Kitamura
Masato Hagiwara
Marie Iitoyo
Throwing Stones
Outline:
 Inspector Saimi feels alienated on his first day as the Intelligence Unit manager. He transferred from Criminal Investigation Division 4 to 2 and is reunited with an old colleague, Inspector Kizaki, who bears a grudge against him. Kizaki is tipped off about a corrupt official from Ministry of Foreign Affairs as they prepare for the G8 summit in Okinawa. Kizaki knows the official will be tempted by the astronomical funds and he sees a chance to apprehend the corrupt official who believes he's above the law.
 Kizaki won't accept Saimi's help after a Cabinet Secretariat bribery case he worked on was sabotaged.
 But when the Foreign Affairs corruption develops into a national scandal, it could be too big for them.
Single Drama
(The Grand Prix)
Kurara:The Dazzling Life of Hokusai's Daughter
Production Rights NHK
(Japan Broadcasting Corp.)
Production
Cooperation
NHK ENTERPRISES,INC.
Broadcast Period September 18,2017
Running Time x
No. of Episodes
73 min x 1 episode
The Original "KURARA"
by Makate Asai
(Shinchosha Co.,Ltd.)
Chief Producer Motohiko Sano
Takashi Nakamura
Director Taku Kato
Scriptwriter Mika Omori
Cast Aoi Miyazaki
Ryuhei Matsuda
Hiroki Miyake
Masahiko Nishimura
Akaji Maro
Hideki Noda
Kimiko Yo
Kyozo Nagatsuka
Kurara:The Dazzling Life of Hokusai's Daughter
Outline:
 The act of painting was always kurara to O-Ei was the daughter of the Edo period master painter Katsushika Hokusai. Since her childhood, she was captivated by painting. O-Ei marries a town painter, but she soon chooses art over marriage and divorces him. Once she returns to the family home, she begins assisting her father. O-Ei is by his side as he completes his iconic "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" series. When Hokusai grew too old to wield his brush freely, O-Ei becomes his "brush" and paints on his behalf. It's during this time that she starts to grow a strong fascination with colors as she finally develops her own painting style.
Record of Awards:
・72th Agency for Cultural Affairs (ACA) National Arts Festival / Grand Prix for TV Dramas
・68th The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports,Science and Technology's Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists / Taku Kato (Director)
・44th The HBF Prize for TV Dramas / Excellence Award
・44th The HBF Prize for Acting / Aoi Miyazaki
・34th ATP Award TV Grand Prix / Minister of International Affairs and Communications Prize
・ABU Prize 2018 for Best TV Drama
(Excellent)
ani imouto -My Dear Sister-
Production Rights TBS Television
Broadcast Period June 25,2018
Running Time x
No. of Episodes
97 min x 1 eposode
The Original Saisei Muroo
Producer Fukuko Ishii
Director Makoto Kiyohiro
Scriptwriter Youji Yamada
Cast Yo Oizumi
Aoi Miyazaki
Kuriko Namino
Takashi Sasano
Miori Takimoto
Taiga
Ryuuya Shimekake
Maki Ichiro
Charlotte Kate Fox
Aki Nishihara
ani imouto -My Dear Sister-
Outline:
 The Akazas are a blue-collar family living in a working-class neighborhood of Tokyo. Older brother Inosuke (Yo Oizumi) is a carpenter who works for his father Shinobu's (Takashi Sasano) construction business. Younger sister Momoko (Aoi Miyazaki) is a truckdriver. Passions run high in the Akaza household and the two siblings are constantly bickering.
 One day, Momoko reveals she had a miscarriage but refuses to say who the father is. Inosuke, over-protective as ever out of his love of his little sister, is outraged. In a fit of anger, he hits her. Not one to take such abuse lying down, Momoko bites his arm. Soon the two are fighting like cats and dogs. That pulled the trigger, Momoko moves out of the house.
 Fast forward six months. Inosuke is planning a party to celebrate their father's seventieth birthday, although his true intention is to lure back Momoko, who hasn't set foot in the house since their fight. When her little sister Sachi (Miori Takimoto) tells Momoko this, she reluctantly decides to attend the party. The whole family is gathered together, eagerly awaiting Momoko's return, when suddenly her ex-boyfriend Yuki Obata (Taiga) shows up...
(Excellent)
Amber Color Days
Production Rights TV TOKYO / Toho Pictures, Inc.
Broadcast Period September 15,2017
Running Time x
No. of Episodes
128 min x 1 episode
The Original "Amber Color Days"
by Jiro Asada
(Shinchosha Co.,Ltd.)
Producer Tatsuya Yamaga
Yukitoshi Komatsu
Takeshi Sato
Kan Ishibashi
Director Nozomi Amemiya
Scriptwriter Yosikazu Okada
Cast Toshiyuki Nishida
Akira Terao
Kyoka Suzuki
Asuka Kudo
Umika Kawashima
Amber Color Days
Outline:
 Katsumi Yoneda is a police sergeant who is about to retire. One day at his favorite café, he finds a booklet featuring a café called Kohaku, which is located in Uozu, Toyama. Soon after he rushes into a bullet train to make his way to the café, holding documents regarding an unsolved case of 25 years ago.
 Katsumi meets Toshio Arai, a master of the café with solitary eyes. Sachiko Hirai, a married woman who works at a local fisher's union joins Katsumi and Toshio. Three of them eventually get together at the café. Katsumi is a quiet man but he becomes increasingly talkative as Sachiko asks questions one after another. He finds connections between Toshio and Hakuba, a café in Ginza that Katsumi used to go.
 They all have their own secrets; Katsumi conceals the fact that he is a police investigator. Toshio apologizes to a photograph of his deceased wife, Sachiko stops smiling and heads back home as soon as she becomes alone. They mingle each other and start realizing the darkness they have.
(Excellent)
" The Murder of Roger Ackroyd " by Agatha Christie
Production Rights Fuji Television Network,Inc.
Production
Cooperation
Kyodo Television,Ltd.
Broadcast Period April 14,2018
Running Time x
No. of Episodes
193 min x 1 eposode
The Original "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd"
by Agatha Christie
Producer Koya Watanabe
Fumi Hashimoto
Satoko Kashikawa
Director Hidenori Jyoho
Scriptwriter Koki Mitani
Cast Mansai Nomura
Yo Oizumi
Osamu Mukai
Mayu Matsuoka
Yasufumi Terawaki
Yo Yoshida
Tamiyo Kusakari
Kimiko Yo
Yuki Saito
Kenichi Endo
The Murder Of Rokusuke Kuroido
Outline:
 Doctor Heisuke Shiba (Yo Oizumi) visits a mansion in the countryside, where a widow called Sanako Karatsu (Yo Yoshida) suddenly passes away. A year earlier, Sanako was accused for the murder of her husband with poison.
 Doctor Shiba's close friend Rokusuke Kuroido (Kenichi Endo), who is the village's wealthiest man, is shocked by Sanako's death as he had proposed to her. Kuroido then reveals to Doctor Shiba, that Sanako had been threatened by a man regarding her husband's murder case. Meanwhile, a note in the form of a will left by Sanako is suddenly delivered. Kuroido says that he wants to read it alone, so Doctor Shiba leaves the mansion residence. However, soon afterwards, Kuroido is found dead in his room, after being stabbed by someone with a dagger in the back.
 A competent detective called Takeru Suguro (Mansai Nomura) lives next door to Doctor Shiba, and both of them eventually become detective partners in dealing with the case. As their investigation moves foward, many types of potential suspects arise in the horizon.
satellite & Streamed Drama
(Excellent)
A little bridge
Production Rights ©Samurai Drama Channel SKY Perfect TV, Shochiku, Shuhei Fujisawa All Rights Reserved.
Production
Cooperation
Shochiku Kyoto Studio
Broadcast Period September 18,2017
Running Time x
No. of Episodes
95 minutes x 1 episode
The Original "A little bridge"
by Shuhei Fujisawa
Chief Producer Tomoyuki Miyagawa
Producer Yoko Tsukada
Yusuke Ohtake
Tetsuo Sasho
Kohei Adachi
Director Shigemichi Sugita
Scriptwriter Masahiro Kobayashi
Cast Yasuko Matsuyuki
Yosuke Eguchi
Kanau Tanaka
Ryoko Fujino
Toshio Kakei
Takashi Sasano
Rena Matsui
Baijaku Nakamura
A little bridge
Outline:
 Commemorating 20th years of beloved novelist Shuhei Fujisawa's death, a dramatization of "A little bridge", a story from his short story collections.
 A story of a struggling mother and her two children in the heart of Edo, whose father had suddenly disappeared. It's been four years since Tamizo (Yosuke Eguchi) has gone missing, 10 years old Koji (Kanau Tanaka) lives with his mother Omaki (Yasuko Matsuyuki) and sister Oryo (Ryoko Fujino). Mother works tirelessly to make ends meet while grudging over her missing husband. Koji sees her with mixed emotion. Oneday his sister Oryo who constantly had fight with her mother runs away from family...
 A director of "From the Northern Country", Shigemichi Sugita portrays a moving family story living in Edo.
(Excellent)
Miss Sherlock
Production Rights 2018 HJ HOLDINGS, INC &
HBO PACIFIC PARTNERS, V.O.F
Production
Company
ROBOT COMMUNICATIONS INC.
Broadcast Period April 27, 2018
Running Time x
No. of Episodes
50 minutes x 8 episodes
Executive producer Kazufumi Nagasawa
Shinobu Mori(Hulu in JAPAN)
Jonathan Spink
Beibei Fan(HBO ASIA)
Kazuyoshi Ishida(ROBOT)
Producer Noriko Toishi(Hulu in JAPAN)
Koichi Murakami(ROBOT)
Director Junichi Mori
Yusuke Taki
Takashi Matsuo
Scriptwriter Amane Marumo
Nobuaki Kotani
Yousuke Masaike
Mami Oikawa
Junichi Mori
Cast Yuko Takeuchi
Shihori Kanjiya
Yukiyoshi Ozawa
Tomoya Nakamura
Ryohei Otani
Kenichi Takitoh
Yuki Saito
Ran Ito
Miss Sherlock
Outline:
 Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are the two characters who appear most in television and movies worldwide. Miss Sherlock brings these two characters revered by the world into a completely new series with a fresh and fearless reinterpretation authentic to the mysteries we all love. What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and John Watson existed in modern day Tokyo? And, what if they were both Japanese women? Hulu, which has brought about many sensational original drama series, joins forces with world-renowned television broadcaster HBO's Asian division HBO Asia for the first time to bring Miss Sherlock to 20 countries worldwide on the very same day.

Synopsis:
 Wato Tachibana has just returned to Japan after working as a volunteer doctor in Syria. She's greeted at the airport by her mentor, Takayuki Mizuno. He suddenly collapses and dies after his stomach explodes. The case is assigned to Inspector Reimon and Sergeant Shibata of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. They work alongside Miss Sherlock, a talented and arrogant consulting detective. Wato helps out, determined to understand Mizuno's death and give closure to his widow. Sherlock discovers the cause of death was a remotely triggered bomb. Will they find the culprit before more deaths occur?
Local Drama Award
You May Dream
Production Rights NHK Fukuoka Station
Broadcast Period March 2, 2018
Running Time x
No. of Episodes
73 min x 1 episode
Chief Producer Go Ichibouji
Director Satoshi Hamasaki
Scriptwriter Kemeko Hazuki
Cast Shizuka Ishibashi
Syodai Fukuyama
Reiko Tokunaga
Masaki Sata
Yutaka Matsushige
You May Dream
Outline:
 "SHEENA AND ROKKETS"
 Vocal: SHEENA Guitar: Makoto Ayukawa. A rock band formed by husband and wife. For 40 years, they have been playing the music vigorously, despite the death of Sheena 3 years ago.
 This story depicts the path how the legendary band "SHEENA AND ROKKETS" was born.
 Etsuko, the later "SHEENA" was born in Wakamatsu, Kitakyushu City. Her parents ran a fashion retailer. Etsuko grew up in a stylish surrounding and nurtured numerous dreams, inspired from her love for music. Sometimes, her questing mind made her run away from home, heading to gigs throughout Fukuoka and Tokyo. Her activeness, and spontaneity made people so astounded that they thought she was like "A dynamite that could explode anytime".
 "What I want, is a real ROCK, with powerful beat and speed"
 It was then, when she came across a fateful encounter in Fukuoka, at a dance hall that she unexpectedly stepped in. The band was called SONHOUSE. And that was when she first met, her later husband, Makoto Ayukawa.
Mothers 2017 - The pregnant homeless women
Production Rights Chukyo TV
Broadcast Period October 14, 2017
Running Time x
No. of Episodes
70 min × 1 episode
Producer Mina Kurita
Director Masaaki Taniguchi
Scriptwriter Naoko Nishida
Cast Shigeru Muroi
Alice Hirose
Yuuki Yagi
Mihoko Abukawa
Tamae Andou
Hideko Hara
Masato Wada
Mothers 2017 - The pregnant homeless women
Outline:
 "Mothers" is a drama that depicts the bonds of life. It is set in a house called" Smile Baby" that is run by an NPO which through special adoption is able to connect mothers who cannot raise their babies with those who are not blessed with children. Chukyo drafted an original script and created this story based on extensive coverage of the actual NPO.
 "Madoka" is a homeless and pregnant woman who carries the baby of a man she met through an online dating service. She came to Takako Okada, the head of "Smile Baby" for help as she is coming to full-term. Although she was taken to a hospital without any problems, she learned of another NPO "Online adoption" that would give her quick cash if she promises to give the infant up for adoption. So, she changed to that NPO. Aiming for independence, Madoka pays tuition to the nursing school she was attending from the 200,000 yen she received from Nonogaki, the other NPO's representative. However, she started to feel uneasy about giving her baby to him because of his untrustworthy attitude.
 Madoka asks to cancel the contract, but Nonogaki tells her that she must return twice the amount of money that she had been given in order to cancel the contract and forces her to sign the parental authority abandonment agreement with a lawyer. Nonogaki receives large amounts of money from those who wish to have children and gives babies to adoptive parents without examining their personality, their ability to foster, or their ages.
 It is a malicious go-between who only considers the benefits to the adults and ignores the position of a child. Nevertheless, Madoka heads to the designated delivery location and gives her baby to the elderly adoptive parents.
個人賞
Best Performance
by an Actor

Kei Tanaka
Kei Tanaka
"Ossan's Love"
TV Asahi Corporation
Best Performance
by an Actress

Satomi Ishihara
Satomi Ishihara
"Unnatural"
TBS Television
Best Performance
by an Actor in
a Supporting Role

Koutaro Yoshida
Koutaro Yoshida
"Ossan's Love"
TV Asahi Corporation
Best Performance
by an Actress in
a Supporting Role

Sawako Agawa
Sawako Agawa
"Rikuoh"
TBS Television

Best Screenplay


Akiko Nogi
Akiko Nogi
"Unnatural"
TBS Television

Best Director


Ayuko Tsukahara
Ayuko Tsukahara
"Unnatural"
TBS Television
Special Award

Unnatural
"Unnatural" Team
"Unnatural"
TBS Television
Theme Song Award

Kenshi Yonezu
Kenshi Yonezu"Lemon"
"Unnatural"
TBS Television