The emotionally blocked science geek Tsutsumi Madoka and the uber-expressive jockette Aguma Sachi attend the same college. The two are like oil and water--they have nothing in common and simply don't understand each other's train of thought. Yet a bizarre part-time job brings the two of them closer. What's this bizarre part-time job? Helping spirits cross over to the other side.It was at an old friend's funeral that Madoka began to see ghosts. Death, wearing a bunny rabbit suit and acting quite shallow, eventually coerces him to work as a guide to bring spirits to the other world. It turns out that Sachi, who really despises him, is already working there!
- 15 September
- 15 September
The story revolves around a young man named Mahigashi Teru. When he was young, his father, a brilliant surgeon, died in an accident, but not before saving Teru's life. As a result, Teru also aims to become a great surgeon like his father, devoted to never letting a patient die. As a clumsy newcomer at his hospital, he seems to be an unlikely savior. But whenever a patient's life is in danger, his true powers emerge in the form of his "god hands," allowing him to successfully perform even the most difficult operations.
- 15 September
Sakuragi Kenji is a destitute lawyer and one-time member of a motorcyle gang trying to guide failing high school students with an average score of 36 into Japan's most prestigious educational institution, Tokyo University (Toudai)."If you want to change your life, get into Toudai!"For no other reason than Sakuragi's personal ambition, he has advertised his intention to produce 5 successful Toudai applicants from the students of a nearly bankrupt failure of a school."If you want to change your life, get into Toudai!" He will get them from this lowest of all schools into Japan's number one!!Our protagonist, Sakuragi Kenji, played by Abe Hiroshi in his first role as a high school teacher, is a must see in this summer's new show. This third rate lawyer soon becomes the homeroom teacher for the special advanced class aiming for Toudai University entrance. Hasegawa Kyouko costars as english teacher and Sakuragi's opponent, and Yamashita Tomohisa from NEWS and Nagasawa Masami also appear in the role of students. This awaited original work and fascinating world view is brought to you from the popular serialized comic in Shuukan Morning (Kodansha) and has even been updated!In addition to revealing essential test taking techniques for everyone who wants to know how to get into Toudai, Dragon Zakura will also teach the essentials of living one's life.
- 19 October
Algernon ni Hanataba o is based on the award winning work Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.Abandoned as a child by his mother, Hasumi Sachiyo (Ishida Ayumi), Fujishima Haru (Yusuke Santamaria) is a mentally challenged man that has grown up and worked at the Sakurai Bakery as a baker. Working with him at the bakery is the owner Sakurai Kyoko (Nakajima Tomoko) and Tashiro Miki (Enomoto Kanako), a girl who is also mentally challenged and is like a sister to Haru. At night, after the bakery is closed, Haru and Miki attend a night class with other mentally challenged adults. Their teacher at the class is Toya Erina (Kanno Miho) who not only is their teacher but also their friend.One day, Erina is approached by her old friend Kobayashi Rumiko (Ishibashi Kei) about a candidate in the research she is conducting with Professor Tatabe Shinichiro (Masuoka Toru) and Tokunaga Atsushi (Taguchi Hiromasa) that could possibly increase the intelligence of the mentally challenged. Reluctant at first, Erina changes her mind when she sees the resolve in Haru to become smarter so that his mother will come back for him.With the success of the surgery, Haru becomes more and more intelligent. However, with his newfound mental abilities comes problems. Haru now must face the challenges his new self-awareness presents such as the people around him and his own emotions.