King’s Long Holiday
Can a once-famous actor make a successful comeback?!
Daigoro Atsumori was a great actor, formerly known as “the king of two-hour suspense”. However, as time passes, TV stations no longer make two-hour dramas, and now he hasn’t had a role for more than one year.
One day there comes a woman in front of him. Yukari Yoshida used to work for a major talent agency as a competent manager. She returns to her job as his manager after she was forced out of the industry for some reason seven years ago.
“I will definitely make you comeback!”
While being swayed by bigoted and outdated Atsumori, she gets jobs for him one after another with her enthusiasm. Will he ever be able to become “king” once again?
This is a human comedy about a man struggling to start over in life.
Kazama Kimichika：Kyojo Zero
How did that most fearsome instructor come to being?
The popular SP series “Kyojo” starring Takuya Kimura has been adapted into a drama series on the renowned Monday Night 9 p.m. Broadcast Slot. In the last scene of “Kyojo 2” it was revealed that the artificial right eye was due to a wound that Kazama sustained during an attack while investigating as a detective. The identity of his attacker and the reasons for his intense resentment he has toward the police organization were never revealed... In this series, the mystery of how Kazama became so ruthless and unmatched will be revealed. The story depicts the time before he was assigned to the police academy, when he was working as an instructor in charge of training new detectives...
Honoka Hayami is an office worker in the sales department of a major consumer electronics manufacturer. Not only has she achieved the number one sales performance for five consecutive terms, but she’s an awardee for the Employee Award for outstanding achievement. She is an ace worker, and her colleagues call her the “God of Sales,” who catches the hearts and minds of most clients the day she meets them. Also, the ideal wife for everyone, such as when she finds someone who has soiled one’s shirt at a drinking party, she quickly pulls out a handkerchief to solve such a situation at once. However, even though for such a “perfect” Hayami admired by everyone around, no one knows about her private life which is full of sloppiness living in a messy room. The opposite of what she portrays to be in society...
Even If You Don’t Do It
Michi Yoshino works in the sales department of a construction company and leads an ordinary life. She and her husband, Yoichi Yoshino, have been married for five years and still get along well, but there is only one thing lacking: sex. They sleep in the same bed every night, but he never tries to approach her. With the advice of her junior colleague, she makes an effort to buy flashy underwear and takes care of her skin whilst feeling, “maybe I'm not attractive enough for him?” The results are always disappointing. She spends days and months without feeling her husband's love. The couple's relationship gradually becomes strained, as they are left with a vague anxiety... Meanwhile, Makoto Niina, a boss of Michi at her company is an excellent worker with a good personality, and has many fans at the workplace because of his handsomeness. He is even a good husband who does housework on behalf of his busy wife. Two couples that should have been doing well... One day, Michi, who had been stood up by her husband for another night out, is drinking a can of beer alone in the night breeze. Makoto happens to pass by and the two end up drinking together. Michi gets drunk and confesses to him about their private life...
Logically Impossible! Detective Ryoko Kamizuru Is on the Case
The brainy detective Ryoko Kamizuru (Yuki Amami） used to be a lawyer with a major caseload until an accident led to her disbarment. She then established her own private detective’s office, despite possessing an unusual background for a private eye. Ryoko’s policy is to take any case – as long as it doesn’t involve murder or personal injury – and charge the extraordinary fee of two million yen. With that, she ignores social norms and the law to leverage her special skill of disguise and audaciously crack each case. Her partner is Takayama (Kouhei Matsushita）, a graduate of the elite Tokyo University with an IQ of 140, who joined the detective agency after meeting Ryoko in a chance encounter. Though well-versed in many fields and perfect on paper, his weakness is his difficulty speaking to women. He rolls with Ryoko’s absurd behavior to help her track down the truth.
Facing the unusual pair is a series of absurd villains. In masterful disguises, Ryoko uses any means necessary to investigate, while Takayama provides support with his brains. This weird combination solves illogical cases in a fresh and exhilarating style.
Meanwhile, Ryoko and Takayama deal with the ghosts of their pasts. For Takayama, it’s a feud in his family. And for Ryoko, it’s the truth behind the accident that led to her disbarment – an accident of which she has no memory. Who was the true culprit, and what was their intention？
In the end the truth will out！
ESTAB LIFE: GREAT ESCAPE
What is the world of EstabLife? In the distant future, the global population has reached its peak and then begun to decline. Humanity created AI to manage the ecosystem and launched experiments in “human diversification” in order to ensure the prosperity of their species. They created a diversity of human subspecies, including standard humans, therianthropes, and magi, through genetic modification and constructed numerous walled towns called “clusters,” each of which possesses its own unique culture. The inhabitants of the clusters are suited to these diverse environments, where they live under the supervision of AI to ensure their survival. EstabLife is an original plan from the mind of Goro Taniguchi. It will unfold a wide variety of stories across an anime TV series, a smartphone game, a theatrical anime film, and more.
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!
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!!
Ichikei’s Crow The Movie
Two years have passed since Michio Iruma left first criminal court (commonly known as “Ichikei”). Michio is transferred to Setouchi in Okayama Prefecture, where he is assigned to an assault case in which the youngest Minister of Defense in history, Eiji Ushiro was stabbed by a housewife. The case is a mess of suspicious events, and his investigations eventually lead him to look into an incident involving an Aegis warship. But the details of the ships voyage are a national secret. Michio is now faced with an adversary upon which the threat of “official authority” does not work. Meanwhile, Chizuru Sakama, who has tried numerous cases with Michio, is working as a lawyer in a neighboring town under a work experience program.
There, she becomes buddies with human rights lawyer Shingo Tsugimoto, and gradually becomes more attracted to him as he works diligently to resolve peoples worries. Chizuru takes on a case involving a large local company which supports the whole town, but not all is as it seems...
Between these seemingly disparate cases, a shocking truth arises. Are they opening a Pandora’s Box that was best left alone?!
Dr. Coto’s Clinic 2022
Shikina Island is a beautiful island located on the western edge of Japan. Kensuke Goto (Dr. Coto) came from Tokyo 19 years ago to this isolated island, 6 hours by ferry from the mainland. Since then, he has been the only doctor on the island and has borne the responsibility for the lives of all its residents. Over the years, the islanders have come to trust Coto, and Coto has come to trust them. He has become an irreplaceable presence and family member to all. A few years ago, he married Ayaka Hoshino, a nurse who has supported Coto for many years, and Ayaka is now seven months pregnant. Together with Ayaka's parents, Shoichi and Masayo, fisherman Gori Hara, former head fisherman Shigeo and his friends, Mariko, who runs a bar, and Wada, who helps out at the clinic, they live a peaceful life on the island. Now in 2022, Shikina Island, like many other rural areas in Japan, is experiencing depopulation and aging. Despite this somewhere in the back of their minds the islanders are thinking, "Well, Coto is here, so everything will be all right.” Coto is now 52 years old. The blue sea, the horizon, the sounds of the waves and the stars in the night sky remain the same, but the island itself is changing little by little. No one has yet noticed a change creeping into Coto's peaceful daily life...
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!
Potential Ability Test
Reveal your potential abilities you never realize yet! No academic skills or long life experiences are required to find out answers.
Diverse range of questions are carefully selected to test your “Concentration”, “Popularity”, “Kinetic Vision”, “Sense of Observation”, “Leadership”, the abilities which can boost your self-confidence if you have one or those better than anyone else.
Have fun with your family checking about your potential abilities of course, and enjoy who has the best potential ability among the players! It could be someone you never imagine…
Osamu Hayashi’s Nippon Drills
Osamu Hayashi, the main MC serves as the class ‘teacher,’ and Nobu of comedian duo ‘Chidori’ is the ‘assistant teacher.’ The fast-paced and entertaining dialogue between the two is what makes this program different from the culture variety shows that merely provide information.
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!
VS DAMASHII – A Full Spirit Game Show
This is a game variety show in which Masaki Aiba and the other regular members which include Shunsuke Kazama, Shori Sato (Sexy Zone), Ryusei Fujii (Johnny’s WEST), Yuta Kishi (King & Prince) and Hidaka Ukisho (Bishonen/Johnny’s Jr.) challenge one another for some full spirited gaming action! The show welcomes gorgeous guests each week, seeking to uncover the endless possibilities of the “VS” gaming legacy. With the spirit of putting smiles on “everyone’s faces," Masaki Aiba and the other regular members will be bringing you a fun-packed show.
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!
Pop Idol Group TOKIO bring you a variety of original games on this show, welcoming various guests each time. The games are mainly original psychological games that challenge their mentality. In example, there is the “Machigaetera” game that tests the ability of a player’s taste buds, the “Usotsuitera” that tests the player’s acting skills, “Ordering Kanji menus at a restaurant” that tests the player’s Kanji (Chinese character) ability and “Find the treasures from the rubbish jungle” to test one’s ability of appraisal. This is your precious opportunity in getting to know what TOKIO members are really like on the inside.
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.
Expect to experience a music festival every Sunday night from now on! “Love Music” is a music program that brings you an array of authentic stage performances by major Japanese artists. With each episode, a handful of artists will perform their beloved hit song as well as their new single. In the talk show segment, topics will vary from the artists’ personal anecdotes to the inside story behind their songs. Follow hosts lead, as they guide you through the world of music like you’ve never heard before.
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…
Kis-My-Ft2 is BUSAIKU!?
A variety show hosted by the pop idol group Kis-My-Ft2. In each episode, the seven members of Kis-My-Ft2 attempt to prove their “coolness” instead of, as the title suggests, unappealing (*Busaiku means ugly or unappealing in Japanese). The guys get a scenario in which they have to film a short clip on how to handle the situation while looking cool. Situations include topics such as “how to give an end-of-date kiss while looking cool” or “how to flutter a girlfriend when saying goodbye,” etc., then they get ranked according to coolness by 100 random girls who are not particularly fans of Kis-My-Ft2. Once you catch an episode, there’s no doubt you’ll be hooked!
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.
Daihatsu Alegria-In A New Light-
Cirque du Soleil, the world's premier Canadian live entertainment group returns in February 2023 for the first time in 5 years to Japan for ‘Daihatsu Alegria-In A New Light-.’ ‘Alegría’ has become one of the most beloved Cirque du Soleil shows by mesmerizing over 14 million spectators in 255 cities in over 19 years of touring. In 2019, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, ‘Alegría’ was restaged in a whole new light, ensuring that all its components such as stage direction, acrobatics and costumes would be as inspiring for today’s audiences as they were at the time of the original creation. In Japan, ‘Alegría’ was seen by 670,000 spectators in Tokyo and Fukuoka in 1996. In 2004, ‘Alegría 2’ was held in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Nagoya, and Osaka, attracting 1.14 million spectators. The show is the first step for Cirque du Soleil to revive its overseas productions under the ‘Big Top’ tent, since performance cancellations due to the global pandemic of COVID-19. Five years after its last production ‘KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities,’ it finally brings its long-awaited performance to Japan. The official sponsor for the Japan tour is Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2023
The ‘TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL’ (TIF). Now renowned for being the world's largest idol festival held in Odaiba, Tokyo. In 2010, idols had made a huge comeback and the phrase ‘Idol Sengoku Jidai’ was coined. This huge boom marked the beginning of Japan’s first ever large-scale idol festival, which was held in Shinagawa, Tokyo!
DINOSAUR DREAMS: Imagination and Creation of the Lost World
Welcome to the world of Paleoart.
Dinosaur exhibitions are often dominated by the likes of fossils, but this unique one focuses on the world of “Paleoart” themed on dinosaurs and other ancient creatures.
It showcases fine art from the bizarre reconstructions of the early days of dinosaur paintings in the 19th century, to monumental works by the two great masters of this genre in the 20th century, Charles R. Knight and Zdeněk Burian, as well as from subcultures such as comic books and toys. In addition, about 150 rare works from around the world, including Paleoart based on recent research by the standard-bearers of contemporary dinosaur paintings will also be on display. Let’s trace the history of the images people once had of dinosaurs and other ancient creatures. Enjoy an imaginative journey into a lost world that extends for infinitely within.
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 “Mr. Bride”Haru
Exclusive Interview with Haru from Fuji Television’s Wednesday Night drama “Mr. Bride.”