The Glorious Team Batista (2008)
Toho university hospital has established an outstanding coronary surgery team under the leadership of a up and coming, star, U.S. trained surgeon (Kiji Kikkawa) that specializes in the highly risky “Batista” procedure to shrink the size of enlarged hearts. Normally this procedure has only a 60% success rate, but “Team Batista” has achieved a run of 26 straight successes….when suddenly 3 patients in a row die on the operating table. Very disturbed, the lead surgeon requests an independent investigation. The hospital turns to Dr. Taguchi (Yoko Takeuchi) who is a specialist in psychosomatic disorders who is shocked to at the assignment because she knows nothing in particular about surgery. Assured, however, that this very lack of insider specialized knowledge is in fact the “objectivity” required, she diligently begins to investigate in her own polite, but persistent manner.
Waiting for Good News (2009)
General store manager Akio (Tetsuji Tamayama) lives a carefree live in Okinawa with his dog, Kafu. One day he receives a strange letter from a woman named Sachi, but that’s not any person he’s familiar with. It turns out that the letter was a response to a joke wish he hung up at a Shinto shrine months earlier. Then one day, Sachi (Maiko) shows up and the two begin a relationship.
The Triumphant Return of General Rouge (2009)
A year after the celebrated cracking of “The Glorious Team Batista” case, the talented medical staff at Tojo University Hospital once again finds itself embroiled in a web of intrigue and scandal.The scandal occurs this time in the ER when a mysterious letter arrives for Dr. Kimiko Taguichi (Yuko Takeuchi). The letter reads: “Chief Surgeon Hayami of the Emergency Center has a collusive relationship with a medical supplies maker. And the head nurse is in on it with him.” An unimaginable truth then awaits.
The Vulture (2009)
A Japanese company is being targeted by a Chinese financial group that takes advantage of weak and struggling firms – in other words, a vulture. A Japanese financier/former vulture Masahiko Washizu is recruited to fight the threat.
Star Watching Dog (2011)
An abandoned car is discovered near a camping ground and inside it is the body of an identified middle-aged man and a dog who seems to have died months later. This is the story of the life of the loving and faithful dog and his owner told from the dog’s point of view. City hall employee Kyousuke Okutsu is assigned to uncover the man’s identity for a proper funeral. As he investigates the situation, he remembers his late family and his own dog’s unfailing loyalty.
Blazing Famiglia (2012)
“Blazing Famiglia” centers around a family of former teenage gangsters. Tetsu Hino (Yoshimi Tokui) was once the leader of the most feared motorcycle gang in the Kanto area. Now, Tetsu Hino is middle-aged man who is looked down upon by his rebellious son Shuhei (Kento Hayashi). One day, Tetsu and his old biker gang gather together again after the daughter of a member is assaulted. Tetsu, worried about his day to day life, nevertheless regains the passion from his biker days. Tetsu then finds out that Ken Igarashi (Jun Murakami) is the man behind the attack. Ken Igarashi has had a grudge against Tetsu for a long time.
Tug of War! (2012)
The mayor of Oita wants to improve the image of his city, so he instructs Chiaki – a young woman working for the city’s PR department – to form a female tug of war team. Nobuo MIZUTA mixes comedy, drama and a pinch of social criticism to tell a tale of eight women, their everyday struggles and their support for each other.
Girl in the Sunny Place (2013)
A new salesman named Kosuke Okuda happens to meet Mao Watarai, a friend from his middle school days. Back then, Mao was called stupid and bullied, but now she is an attractive woman. Kosuke and Mao fall in love and decide to marry, but Mao has a secret…
Watashi to Iu Na no Hensokyoku (2015)
Referred to as the Pearl of the Orient, supermodel Miori Reiko has had her fair share of scandals due to her eccentricity and her wild love affairs. One day, Reiko is found dead in her apartment by her housekeeper, Ota Michiko. The medical examiner found traces of potassium cyanide in her body, which kick-started a major police investigation into her death. Who is the true murderer of Miori Reiko?
You Are Tender When It Rains
Nobuo is a book editor with a sincere personality. He is married to Aya. She used to work as a reader model, but, after their marriage, she now works as a nursing assistant at a nursing home. Nobuo is aware that his wife has a sex addiction and she will sleep with other men on a sunny day. Nobuo agonizes over his wife and Aya carries heavy guilt over her actions.
The Scent of an Artificial Flower
“Zouka no Mitsu” portrays the story of a beautiful criminal (Dan), who makes incomprehensible demands, saying, “If you want to pay, you decide the amount.” Tanabe will play the role of detective Hashiba, who tracks the criminal down.
The Seaside Motel (2010)
The Seaside Motel is trapped in the mountains, without even enough water to serve their guests 24 hours a day, much less having a view of a body of water of any kind.
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