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Tokyo TrialTokyo Trial
NHK, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History

In the wake of World War II, 11 Allied judges are tasked with weighing the fates of Japanese war criminals in a tense international trial.


The Twelve KingdomsThe Twelve Kingdoms
NHK, 2002 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation

Nakajima Youko is your average somewhat timid high school student. One day, a strange man named Keiki appears before her, swearing allegiance. Before she could properly register what was happening, demon-like creatures attack Youko and her friends, after which they are pulled into a different world. A world unlike what she has ever known. Separated from Keiki, Youko and her friends must do whatever they can if they wish to survive in this new world.


Atom: The BeginningAtom: The Beginning
NHK, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Action, Sci-Fi, Animation
Rating: 4.5/5

Japan in the near future suffers an unexplained major disaster. Five years later, reconstruction is well underway. Two young researchers at a university are pinning all their hopes on robot development. Now their new interpretation of the eternal hero Astro Boy up until his birth is just about to start!


Giant KillingGiant Killing
NHK, 2010 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Sports, Anime, Animation
Rating: 3.7/5

Experiencing a long streak of poor performances for several years in the Japanese professional football league, the East Tokyo United (ETU) hires Takeshi Tatsumi as manager to try to break the curse that seems to have fallen over the team. Having spent three years in England, Tatsumi made the accomplishment of taking an amateur team to the top 32 teams of the FA Cup. Many consider him a bad choice and protest against this decision. They hold a grudge against Takeshi because they consider him a traitor for leaving ETU at the height of his career when he was still a football player. Unfazed by the negative mood that looms over the field, Tatsumi seems confident that he might be able to bring glory back to his team once again.


Japanology PlusJapanology Plus
NHK, 2014 Running | Documentary
Rating: 4/5

Going a step further from our previous series BEGIN Japanology, host Peter Barakan visits experts in various fields to show Japanese culture from a new perspective.


MajorMajor
NHK, 2004 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Sports, Animation
Rating: 4.3/5

Major is a drama about emotional joy and heartbeak on the baseball diamond. As father, son and teacher (now turned Goro's mom since his first mom's death). More than ever these three will be closer than ever to becoming a complete family. Until an unthinkable tragic event visits the family in a harsh way. Now, Momoko Hoshino (Goro's new mom) and Goro will have to make their dreams come true and reach for the victory in the baseball scene. To make that happen, Goro trains everytime to live up to his father's legacy. And he also forms a new team of little leaguers. Called; The Dolphins. Which he pitches for the team. Emotions of joy and sadness, victory and defeat will now play a part in Goro's everyday training and game as he plays for the Dolphins and eventually steps into the majors.


Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (2020)Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (2020)
NHK, 2020 Running | Drama, Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy

Enter the bizarre world of Rohan Kishibe, a gifted artist who investigates supernatural events with his keen observation skills. Follow Rohan as he delves into the unknown, uncovering the secrets of the supernatural. Will he solve the mysteries or fall victim to their power?


Ronia the Robber's DaughterRonia the Robber's Daughter
NHK, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation

The story is about a girl named Ronia who is the daughter of a chief of a tribe of bandits and lives in a huge castle in the forest with the bandits. The story follows Ronia as she encounters mystical creatures, makes friends with another young child like herself, and experiences life in the forest.


Pilot CandidatePilot Candidate
NHK, 2002 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

In the future, mankind has been left to a planet called Zion. They have been forced on to this planet by space creatures called "Victims." Terrorized by these Victims, Zion remains the only human inhabited planet left, thus mankind's last hope for survival. But with the alien invasion of Victims moving in, their only defense are the five "Goddesses" and their pilots. This brings in Zero: headstrong and short-tempered. Zero hopes to one day fulfill his dream of becoming a goddess pilot.


Love Live! Superstar!!Love Live! Superstar!!
NHK, 2021 On Hiatus | Comedy, Drama, Anime, Animation

Yuigaoka Girls High School is a newly established school that lies between the Omotesando, Harajuku, and Aoyama neighborhoods of Tokyo. The story centers on its first batch of students. With no history, no upperclassmen or alumni, and no reputation, it is a school full of unknowns. Five girls, among them Kanon Shibuya, have a fateful encounter with school idols. Kanon decides, "I love singing. I want to make something come true with song!" Many feelings converge upon a star that has only started to grow. The future is blank and full of possibility for these girls, and their story that everyone will make possible has only just begun. Soar with your wings, our Love Live!


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