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A Century on FilmA Century on Film
NHK Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

Today, more never-before-seen images are being discovered throughout the world. Using this treasure trove of footage NHK has produced a unique history series, A Century on Film.


Jing: King of BanditsJing: King of Bandits
NHK, 2002 Cancelled/Ended | Action, Adventure, Crime, Animation

Follows master-thief Jing and his exploits to steel everything he deems valuable in the world. His also has a talking albatross Kir for a sidekick.


The Wonderful Adventures of NilsThe Wonderful Adventures of Nils
NHK, 1980 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Action, Adventure, Children

Nils Holgersson is a young boy on a farm who is cruel to the animals. But when he catches the farm's little goblin it becomes one prank too many. He is magically shrunk and suddenly the farm animals are out for revenge. He flees on the back of the goose Morten and they join up with a flock of wild geese. Together they travel all over Sweden, with Nils hoping to find a way to become big again.


Ceramic TreasuresCeramic Treasures
NHK, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

Visit the potters from all over Japan and discover their ceramics heritage by introducing the culture and historical background.


BreakersBreakers
NHK, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Crime, Sports, Anime, Animation
Rating: 3.7/5

Breakers centers on para-athletes who all meet an outcast sports scientist named Ren Narita. The anime will have four stories about four different sports: wheelchair basketball, track and high jump, goalball, and paralympic swimming.


ClassicaLoidClassicaLoid
NHK, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Animation, Comedy

In a rural town undergoing revival through music, high school students Kanae and Sousuke meet none other than Beethoven and Mozart! Calling themselves "ClassicaLoids," this mysterious duo creates a strange power through the "music" they play. One night, stars fall from the sky and gigantic robots appear, causing trouble every single day! Bach, Chopin, Schubert also appear as ClassicaLoids. What is the mystery behind the powers they possess? Are they humanity's friend or foe?


Medical FrontiersMedical Frontiers
NHK, 2015 Running | Documentary, Medical

Prevention to cure! The groundbreaking world of Japanese medical technology and healthcare. From food and exercise to the latest treatments.


Shounen AshibeShounen Ashibe
NHK, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Family, Animation

The story describes the daily life of Ashibe, an elementary school boy, and his family and friends, including a pet white sea lion.


Kuromajo-san ga Tooru!!Kuromajo-san ga Tooru!!
NHK, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Mini-Series

Kurotori Chiyoko, a 5th-grader in elementary school, loves the occult. One day, a friend requests her to do a love fortune-telling. Chiyoko tries to summon Cupid, but thanks to a stuffy nose, accidentally summons a witch named Gyubid instead! From that day on, Chiyoko starts learning witchcraft from Gyubid, the self-proclaimed hottest instructor of the magic world. The training regimen is tough, and punishment for slacking is harsh. Fortunately, Chiyoko is able to keep her extra-curricular studies secret, aided by the fact that no one else can see Gyubid.


The Story of SaiunkokuThe Story of Saiunkoku
NHK, 2006 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Adventure, Animation

Saiunkoku is a world of eight provinces or houses, each named after a different colour. The new Emperor, Shi Ryuuki, has gained for a reputation for being uninterested in courtly matters and for flaunting his love for men. Shuurei, although born of the important Kou family, has difficulty making ends meet. She easily accepts an invitation to be the Emperor's concubine in order to turn him into a good ruler. The mysterious Seiran, a young man who was adopted by her father, goes with her as Ryuuki's bodyguard. Entering the imperial palace revives Shuurei's dream of being a court official, and, together with the many companions she meets along the way, continues moving bravely forward while trying to fend off the Emperor's advances.


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