Here’s part three of the dramas airing next season. Info from Drama Wiki.
Shunsuke is a former pro baseball player who dreams of returning to the sport. An unfortunate accident gets him killed, but God lends him someone else’s body so that he can realize his dream of playing baseball again.
Stars: Sorimachi Takashi, Kato Ai, Shida Mirai
Thoughts: Sports is boring but being in another person’s body is interesting. I may check this one out but I’m not sure. Maybe I’ll wait for this one to be finished and then check it out depending on what others think.
Starts: 13th October
Misawa Kyosuke is a young judge who gets transferred to work on a small southern island. On the island he tackles many cases; from divorce, juvenile delinquency, traffic incidents, and a murder case. Through his experiences with the people of the island, Kyosuke learns to grow.
Stars: Nishijima Hidetoshi (Yama Onna Kabe Onna), Toda Naho, Ono Takehiko (LIFE)
Thoughts: OK, this sounds a bit like a great Aussie TV show called Seachange – except that was quirky and hilarious. This sounds a bit boring an dry.
Starts: 6th October
Okada plays Kaoru Inoue, a member of a police escort division. Ever since losing his parents at a young age, he has possessed heightened senses and a photographic memory. He also has other skills, such as analyzing footprints. His boss is being played by Shinichi Tsutsumi.
Stars:Okada Junichi (Kisarazu Cat’s Eye), Tsutsumi Shinichi (Lunch no Joou), Maki Yoko.
Thoughts: The hightened senses sounds interesting, but the fact that this is another police/detective story turns me off.
Starts: 3rd November
Hatachi no Koibito
The story is described as a romantic comedy between the middle-aged Akashiya and the 20-year-old Nagasawa.
Stars: Akashiya Sanma, Nagasawa Masami (Proposal Daisakusen, Dragon Zakura, Touch), Tsukamoto Takashi (Gokusen, Stand Up!)
Thoughts: Another older man-younger woman romance. This one doesn’t do it for me either.
Starts: 14th October
Next up, all the specials coming up next season.
TagsNagasawa Masami, Tsukamoto Takashi