Angst-ridden college student, Nanase Nobata, lives with her father, Hakaru, president of the Nobata Pharmaceutical Company, resentful of his constant nagging about her life, and for being so absorbed in his work that he failed to be at her mother’s deathbed. Exhorting him daily to “Drop dead (once)!”, Hakaru finally does drop dead one day while developing a revolutionary “reverse aging” drug.
A serial killer acknowledges his crimes but says one of the murders was not his own and asks a young man to investigate. For him, the man was a kindly figure… In this shocking thriller, a young man who can’t turn a blind eye on a killer uncovers ever bigger riddles.
Mikami, an ex-yakuza of middle age with most of his life in prison, gets released after serving 13 years of sentence for murder. Hoping to find his long lost mother, from whom he was separated as a child, he applies for a TV show and meets a young TV director Tsunoda. Meanwhile, he struggles to get a proper job and fit into society. His impulsive, adamant nature and ingrained beliefs cause friction in his relationship with Tsunoda and those who want to help him.
Minato, a plain female university student who has never been in love, lives with Toru who became her same-age but younger stepbrother from their parents’ remarriage. Because Toru is loose with women, the two of them are in a strained relationship, and they keep aloof from each other. One day, Minato walks out on streets wearing a high school uniform and “gal’s” makeup at the request of her friend, and runs into Toru…!
At first glance, bookstore employee Kosuke Mikado appears to be an ordinary young man, but he has in fact been plagued from an early age with the unique ability to see the spirits of the dead. One day, he is visited at work by exorcist Rihito Hiyakawa, who tells him: “When you’re with me, there’s nothing to fear.
Kenichi’s wife Tomoko died when she was only 30 years old, in the third year of their marriage, and he decided to bring up their daughter Miki on his own. Although they advise Kenichi to marry again, Tomoko’s parents have mixed feelings as they want to keep their granddaughter Miki close. Kenichi worries about whether he ought to remarry for his daughter’s sake, but can’t take that step when he thinks about how his parents-in-law would feel. He devotes his life to his daughter, but time passes and he meets someone.
College student Tamaki unexpectedly becomes enthralled by competitive gliding and displays surprising talent. Can she lead her university to victory in the upcoming competition? And will her relationship with the upperclassman she admires move forward?
After the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, a young man, girl and elderly woman befriend each other at an evacuation center and form an impromptu family. Years later, a detective who survived the disaster is handling a murder investigation. Fate brings them together.
Traditional musicians used songs to pass down the tale of the warfare that once divided Japan. In the 14th century those songs became fated for censorship when the government put their official history in order. Blind musician Tomona has a fateful encounter with Inu-oh, the dancer with unique physical characteristics, and they electrify the populace with their radically new music and dance.
Miitan was raised by her stepmother Rika, and Yuko lives with her gourmand stepfather. The relationships in their families are completely different but conceal a huge secret …
Urita has a profound love of boxing but lacks talent. Kazuki is his underling who has a shot at the title match, and Chika is Urita’s childhood friend who dates Kazuki. Their emotions remain hidden away as the big fight approaches…
Hitomi works at an anime production company and finally gets to make her directorial debut. But she struggles endlessly with the demanding producer and gaining the cooperation she needs from the production staff. Moreover, Hitomi's anime occupies the same time slot as the hotly anticipated new anime from genius director Chiharu. Sparks fly as they head for a showdown!
A junior high school student is suspected of shoplifting and flees the store, but she gets hit by a car and dies. Her short-tempered father is outraged and terrorizes the school and grocery store manager. Soon everyone involved in the accident is pushed to the edge…
Poupelle of Chimney Town is the breathtaking story of young Lubicchi and a man made of garbage, Poupelle. Living among the thick smoke from the chimneys of his isolated town, Lubicchi yearns to see the “stars” ? to know the truth ? his father always told him about.