ONE DAY〜Wonderful Christmas Ado〜
Christmas Eve is one of the most romantic and special day for everyone. Lovers cuddling together, children who can't wait to meet Santa Claus, and those who believe in reunions and go to the promised place. The story tells a specific happening from “one day” of Christmas Eve - mystery, love, and miracles throughout the entire cour. The main characters are three completely unrelated having led separate lives. Their stories progress simultaneously over a single day, and gradually fates are led to intertwine... When the clock strikes midnight once more, what is the scene before their eyes? The foreshadowing that unfolds the mystery has been laid from the first episode and will be fully revealed in the finale, so pay attention to every image, line, and expression!
My Beloved Flower
Producer, Ken Murase, and Screenwriter Miku Ubukata who both worked together on the hit 2022 drama series “silent” tag up once more! The drama is based on the eternal question “Can friendships exist between men and women?” It’s a new style of series which delves into the idea of ‘friendship’ and ‘love’ between four men and women who have led different lives. And then, the comparative ‘feelings’ that arise from all of this... In their daily lives, they are confronted with relationships related to these intertwining matters. From separate walks of life with distinct perspectives, they find their paths converge by chance...
My Lawyer is Not So Easy
Kuramae is a highly skilled manager who has supported the popular actress Kasahara for 30 years. From schedule management and clever negotiations to meticulous work review and even handling personal troubles, he possesses flawless management skills that have established her as a top actress in Japan. However, just as they were on the brink of fulfilling their shared dream of expanding internationally, he is suddenly fired with the words, “Anyone can do your job, and it won't make a difference.” Having dedicated his entire life to her without getting married or maintaining close relationships with family and friends, he is overwhelmed with despair. He loses sight of the meaning of life itself. During such a turbulent time, by a twist of fate, he finds himself entrusted with the management of a rookie lawyer...
A story following the growth of a college student Kiyomi Atari who has “perfect palate”, an ability to detect exact ingredients and even seasonings!
Kiyomi Atari is a university student who is extremely socially awkward. To improve her communication skills in preparation for job hunting, she calls a restaurant to apply for a part-time job but only to get stuck in communicating and hang up the phone herself.
Kiyomi lost her mother when she was born, and her father passed away when she was 5. Afterwards, she has been raised by her aunt and aunt’s husband. She has been living alone since entering the university, now decides to start a part-time job to change herself for future job hunting, making efforts without receiving allowance. However, Akemi, her aunt, is worried that “how can she work even though she can’t look others in the eyes?”
As struggling to find a part-time job, she has been forced to live frugally. One day when passing by a small Japanese diner near the university, she gets unconsciously attracted.
“This smell is sake, soy sauce and garlic…”
The appetizing smell drifting from the diner “A-un” pulls her inside without her knowing it.
While an owner of the restaurant Zenjiro looks at Kiyomi getting upset due to her lack of communication skills, she clumsily but managed to order a ginger-fried pork. She takes a bite of the food, then saying “1 tablespoon of sake and soy sauce, a clove of garlic and ginger, and 1 teaspoon of ketchup. The secret ingredient … is honey!” She figures out its recipe even secret ingredient, which makes Zenjiro astonished. Coincidentally, A-un is in need of a new staff member, Kiyomi gets hired by leaps and bounds. Her life starts to move forward in the wake of the encounter with A-un.
How will Kiyomi grow through communication by cooking?
Offering hospitality with her “perfect palate” and thoughtfulness. Bon Appetit! Her meals will go above and beyond your order.
Monkey D. Luffy, the boy who ate the Gum Gum Fruit and became a rubber man refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become king of all pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, Luffy and his friends, the Straw Hats are taking on the challenges of this sea and will never drop anchor until they’ve claimed the greatest treasure on Earth – the Legendary One Piece!
Based on the original comic BONO BONO by Mikio Igarashi that has seen over 9,000,000 total copies printed, this is the definitive animated version of the emotionally soothing character-driven series that will make you ask yourself the philosophical question, "What are living things?" while laughing at heartwarming gags and being entertained by the interactions of amusing forest friends Bonobono the young sea otter, Chipmunk, Fishing Cat, and more. Enjoy the easygoing days and minor misadventures of Bonobono and his friends!
A heart-warming story for the whole family about Maruko’s life filled with fun, adventure and sometimes bittersweet days with family and friends. The main character, a third grade school student Maruko is usually an idler unless something inspires her to brim with curiosity. She lives with her family of 6, grandpa, grandma, father, mother, and sister in Shimizu city of Shizuoka prefecture. At school Maruko is surrounded by unique classmates like her best friend Tama-chan, a boy from a wealthy family named Hanawa-kun, an earnest class president Maruo-kun, comedy-lover Noguchi-san, class clown Hamaji and Butaro who ends his sentences with a “Boo”, easy going Yamada and a little gloomy Nagasawa, Fujiki and more… The animation for “Chibimarukochan” began on January 7th of 1990. Since then the show has brought heartwarming stories to the family through Maruko’s mellow days.
A story of young railway anthropomorphic locomotives living their daily life as they grow and develop, dedicated to the children of the 21st century. Ever since its premiere in England January of 2009, the show instantly gained popularity, establishing itself at the number 3 spot in the history of BBC kids television channel, “CBeebies’” viewer ratings. The smash hit “Chuggington” is already aired in over 165 countries and regions worldwide, with broadcasting on Fuji TV being its first ever terrestrial broadcasting. “Chuggington” was created entirely by computer graphics as a children’s animation program. The story takes place in a town called Chuggington where various locomotives live. The name of the town comes from the onomatopoeia “Chug Chug” of the locomotives running on tracks. In this town, numerous locomotives reside, working together with humans. The main characters are Wilson, Koko, and Brewster, young locomotives who come to grow and develop together, deepening their relationship along the way. It’s a fun and heartwarming story that’s sure to create a stir among fans!
Loved and cherished by everyone in the family,, Sazae-san is the ideal portrait of a peaceful family, surrounded by warmth and laughter. The original Japanese comic strip “Sazae-san” began being published on the local paper, the Fukunichi newspaper in 1946. The author Machiko Hasegawa thought up the main characters’ names while walking along the beach daily with her sister, which is why their names all turned out to be names of seafood. From 1949 to 1974, for over 25 years, Sazae-sn continued to be published in the Asahi newspaper of Tokyo. The animation was born in October of 1969, aired on Fuji TV. In the beginning, its slapstick comedy taste was stronger, and artistic style differed than what it is today. Viewer ratings have remained high over the years, with a record high in 1979 of 39.4% and even now average ratings remain around 25%. As the peaceful family filled with warmth and joy, Sazae-san continues to be loved by fans as the “Ideal Family”. The show hopes to bring you even more episodes of this wholesome show, make sure to stay tuned!
Don’t Call it Mystery
One day, a talkative college student with a natural perm, Totonou Kunou visits Hiroshima for an art exhibition, and there meets a teenage girl, Shioji Kariatsumari, who says she is a friend of Garo Inudo. “Would you work for me? Lives and money are at stake. I’m serious.” She offers Totonou a part-time job, which turns out to be related to the succession of an enormous inheritance. Totonou decides to help her out, only to get involved in an inheritance battle of the noble and shady Kariatsumari family, where people have been killed for generations. Multiple dark sides and mysteries of the family are laid out behind the inheritance. What truth is buried there?
TOKYO REVENGERS 2 Part.1 / Part.2
The latest sequel to the live-action adaptation of “TOKYO REVENGERS”, the #1 box office hit of 2021! ―“Bloody Halloween”
The most tear-jerking episode in the original manga! To realize a complete live-action adaptation, making the film in 2 parts was a MUST!
Part.1 “Destiny” 4.21
The tragic events that tore apart the six founding members of the Tokyo Manji Gang. Part.2 “Finale” 6.30
The epic battle between best friends that threatens to destroy the Tokyo Manji Gang forever.
The Japanese spirit is embodied in “the tea ceremony”, “ikebana flower arranging”, “calligraphy” and yes, even “the bath.” Curative effects of viewing: Laughter and Tears. Steep yourself in a unique form of bathing entertainment! You’ll laugh, cry and be invigorated! In 2023, soak in a wellspring of laughter and tears!!
Matsumo to Nakai
Under the charismatic leadership of MCs Hitoshi Matsumoto and Masahiro Nakai, this is a fresh and innovative talk and performance show. From music and comedy to dance and art, this show promises to deliver a wide array of entertainment for all to enjoy. Get ready to experience the next level of captivating entertainment! While comedy icon Hitoshi Matsumoto and popular TV personality Masahiro Nakai have appeared on numerous TV programs together in the past, this is the first time they have teamed up as regular hosts on a variety show. With their close personal relationship off-screen, the two finally take on the challenge of co-hosting as the double MCs. Don't miss this opportunity to see these two hosting a show on a regular basis!
A new live noon-time variety show aired Monday to Friday! The watchword of the show is “a place where everyone's 'fun' come together.” The fun of... live broadcasts where you never know what will happen and talks by popular celebrities. The fun of...meeting new people and things you never knew before. And of course, having viewers feel as if they are also participating in front of the TV. This show is a lively broadcast filled with much of these excitements!
The theme of the show is “Making travel funny!”. The guests are
aware that their travel will involve being pranked, and that their tour guide knows all the trip arrangements. However, since they don’t know what the pranks will involve or when they will happen, the guests spend the entire trip nervously waiting for something to happen. There is only one rule: “follow whatever guidance you are given.” A simple set up where the guests make choices that result in hilarious pranks.
Endless Pranks Grand Prix
This is a game show where celebrities now have the chance to “think of unexpected pranks” on others with unlikely concepts never seen before. Hosted by comedian Koji Higashino and actress Eiko Koike, experience a show full of many surprises with hidden camera gags, faceless taxi drivers, zombies jumping out of the table, the haunted ghost or the many more hidden camera pranks! Caution, this is not for the faint-hearted!
Let me tell your fortune
With Ikki Sawamura, Miki Mizuno and Miyu Ikeda (Michopa) as regular ‘fortune watchers’ in the studio, other popular fortunetellers hit the streets in search of members from the general public to do some fortunetelling for them. They’ll be digging deep into the world of mystery in genres such as romance, work and trending topics amongst young people.
Hitoshi Matsumoto’s Talks for Sake Nibbles
Under the rule “if the drinking party warms up, then it’s OK to chat about anything,” the participants can discuss about their issues, failures and even things they usually can't talk about in this new style variety show. Led by Hitoshi Matsumoto, the show welcomes a list of star-studded guest celebrities each week.
Chidori (comedy duo)
Hangin’ Around with No Plan
A town walk variety show where cynical and jaded comedian Ariyoshi and Fuji TV announcer Yoko Shono stroll around a town without having any definite purpose or plan. Along the way, the pair comes into contact with people around the town and randomly drops in on various shops in quest of interesting and trivial treasures. As this program having no scenario or preplanned schedule, their honest and candid comments and personal interactions with local residents are heartwarming and amusing to watch. Tune in to the show and you may just re-discover unnoticed charms and unexpected surprises in your neighborhood too!
The hugely popular program returns as a regular program after 8 years. In the show, Masatoshi Hamada (MC) cross talks with various famous up and coming athletes, and those who are already successful in the world of sports. Many athletes invited as guests into the studio will have an exciting cross talk with the MC! Also, there is a new corner, which tests out the athlete's physical abilities. From sumo wrestlers to ultimate fighters, there are many competitions tailored especially for the participating athletes. Fuji Television's sports and variety team have tagged up to bring you this new style of program for everyone!
Sanma’s Improvement Committee for Comedians
Weclome to the unpredictable and outrageously entertaining variety show hosted by all-time TV star & legendary comedian Sanma Akashiya. On this show, Sanma takes on the role as the “committee chairman” and he is joined by a team of “committee members” made up of other talented, experienced comedians. Each week, a fresh and emerging comedy talent is invited as guest and the committee members offer “advice and tips” on how to take their comedy performances to the next level. The committee members poke fun of them to all extent and dig deep into their private lives with no mercy, which all add to the total mayhem and chaos, giving the audience opportunities to laugh at almost every moment!
ITADKAI HIGH JUMP
After airing for the first time as a special program in 2014, the hugely anticipated show becomes Hey! Say! JUMP’s first solo variety at a regular time slot on Saturdays. As a weekly program, it brings you a quality show each week. The main concept is dealing with ‘society’s biggest matters’. From helping many children getting over their fears, to selecting the best attractions as well as finding the scariest spots in China, the show has been especially popular for its exciting filming locations.
Hey! Say! JUMP, Others
“Unbelievable” began airing in October of 1997 with Takeshi Kitano as the storyteller unraveling unbelievable stories from around the world. The show has a unique style of researching the topic thoroughly, maintaining the highest possible quality and a detailed composition for recorded footage. With its recent renewal, the show appointed actress Ayame Gouriki as the 4th generation main hostess. Together with supporting hosts Bananaman’s Osamu Shitara and Yuki Himura, Takeshi and Ayame bring you stories of amazement and disbelief.
What’s This? -Mysteries from around the World-
The world is full of mysteries, despite the leaps of advancement humankind has made in technology over the years. From UFOs to mysterious creatures to the supernatural, we took it upon ourselves to explore the incomprehensible mysteries around the globe. Your hosts will take you on a thrilling rollercoaster ride through the madness of it all!
From easy common knowledge questions to difficult kanji (Chinese characters) questions, Nep League is filled with a variety of quizzes that won’t bore viewers. It’s being watched by viewers of all ages. Two teams, “Team Neptune” and “The Guest Team” will compete against each other. The winning team is awarded the right to challenge the “Mine Train Adventure Game” to win a cash prize of one million yen.
Formerly a special program,"Honmadekka News" has returned to Fuji TV as a regular program on Wednesday nights. With Sanma Akashiya, one of the biggest comedians in Japan as the host, the show will transmit gossip and truth about what is rumored around the world. With each episode, a topic will be chosen and explored to its tiniest component. The well informed and knowledgeable critics of each category, so-called the "Hakushiki-gundan(Expert team)" will repeatedly echo "Honmadekka(Really)?"
-Can Euglena save the world?!
-Will the increase in population of Herbivore men result in the disappearance of Japanese?
-Can we visit the moon by elevator? From "Broad intellectual talks" to "Everyday stories", buried stories that only insiders and intellects know will surface and turn your morals upside down! There's just no telling where the studio talks will end up…
From strange-looking building, eccentrically-dressed person to unexplainable happenings, the world is full of mysteries and things that you make you want to say "why?" This program features surprising discoveries and unbelievable stories in our everyday lives through answering fun trivia quizzes.
KEITH HARING Art to the Streets
Keith Haring, beloved worldwide for his bright and pop-infused imagery, held a strong belief that "Art Is for Everybody." In the 1980s, primarily in the heart of New York, Haring spread art throughout everyday life, including subway stations and streets, as a means of conveying a powerful message to a tumultuous society. He entrusted the future and hope of humanity to children through his art. Although Haring's career as an artist spanned only around ten years out of his 31-year life, the messages embedded in his remaining works continue to resonate. This exhibition provides a precious opportunity to experience Haring's art through approximately 150 pieces, including large-scale works spanning up to six meters. Haring's art, which continued to fight against violence, inequality, prejudice, and insufficient support for HIV/AIDS until the end, is sure to move the hearts of people living in contemporary society, transcending time, and space.
BEYOND THE DIMENSION MUSIC FESTIVAL 2024
To bring you music from anime, video games, online, and the high enthusiasm of the fans! With this in mind, let's take ourselves away from the barriers of 2, 2.5 and even 3 dimensions, seamlessly going beyond as one. Based on these concepts, BEYOND THE DIMENSION MUSIC FESTIVAL is a show of the new generation. It went beyond the boundaries of the TV program in February 2021, to hold its first-ever music festival, which received an overwhelming response. Now, we are excited to announce the fourth edition of this event. The chance to experience live stages once again, where we can raise our voices and show support, has finally returned! Come and experience this new music festival where you can enjoy live performances packed with the charm of each artist and entertaining talks with MC duo “BANANAMAN.” We look forward to seeing you at the venue!
Claude Monet: Journey to Series Paintings
Rare works from Claude Monet collections around the world!
A key figure of Impressionism Claude Monet (1840-1926) sought a dialogue with nature and continued his quest to capture landscapes which change freely depending on the season, weather, and time of day, as he perceived it at the “moment.” After his works of “Haystacks,” Monet gained international fame as an artist of "series paintings". He depicted ever-changing scenes of waterfront landscapes, buildings, and meadows, and presented a new way of painting through the idea of a series. In the flower garden of Giverny, he worked on the “Water Lilies” series which greatly influenced later artists. The year 2024 marks 150 years since the first Impressionist Exhibition was held in Paris in 1874. To celebrate this momentous occasion, this exhibition will be held at venues in Tokyo and Osaka from late October 2023 thru to early May 2024. The exhibition will introduce a variety of Monet's works which include portraits that marked the turning point for his idea of painting in series. Original works that portray his exploration of motifs and methods of expression that led to his ways will also be on display. From “Haystacks” to “Water Lilies” all of which have become synonymous with Monet, many of his works will be introduced and enjoy the magnificent world of his art.
Daily morning news magazine show “Mezamashi TV” presents viewers up-to-date national and international news, including politics, sports, entertainment, as well as the latest trends and hot topics of the day in the most entertaining and easily understandable way. The show’s full of beneficial information that can liven up your everyday life and start the day right!
From 8:00 a.m., the show covers the important news of the day in the most understandable way. Together with Japan's leading opinion leaders, they will discuss news that interests the viewers the most in search of clues for solutions of various topics. This is a program that is created together with the interests of viewers, answering questions in real time. It is full of information on entertainment and culture which are sure to be buzzed about. A morning full of bright and informative topics.
A daily talk show that features a panel of well-known entertainment personalities and industry pundits having NONSTOP talk about current events, pop culture, contemporary issues, celebrity gossip and trending topics of the day. You can’t keep your eyes off the show as the hosts and commenters swap stories, challenge each other on issues, and engage in open and frank discussions!
A hybrid of a talk program and a news-magazine, “Mr. Sunday” puts each week’s news into context and provides a lively forum for discussion. In each show, the host Seiji Miyane and his guests provides viewers with information and insights on a wide range of topics spanning politics, business, sports, trends, current events, entertainment, and more.
On-air every Sunday at 2 p.m., Fuji Television’s "The Nonfiction" is a praised documentary series that has maintained a strong viewer following for many years. Throughout the years, it has received numerous nominations and awards at domestic as well as international television festivals. The Nonfiction explores a diverse variety of themes such as love, human relationships, social issues, etc., moving the hearts of viewers throughout Japan and around the world.
Live News days
With the brand name ‘Live News,’ the presenters will be delivering you with the most up-to-date coverage, which are sure to keep you informed! It is sure to tickle your curiosity, whilst also covering intriguing information from the internet, reaching out to a diverse range of audiences!
From “My Beloved Flower”Mikako Tabe
Exclusive interview with Mikako Tabe, one of the stars of the current Thursday Night Drama, “My Beloved Flower.” Don't miss the inside scoop on this hit series!