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Corrector YuiCorrector Yui
NHK, 1999 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Animation

It is the year 2020 and computers have become an integral part of daily life for most people. However, a teenage girl Yui Kasuga is one of the few who cannot use computers at all, despite the fact that her father is a software developer. An evil computer called Grosser wants to take over the ComNet (what the Internet is called in Yui's time) and as the programs that have been developed to stop it (called "Correctors") need her help, she is sucked into the ComNet where she is recruited by a corrector called I.R., who gives her downloadable element suits that allow her to become the ComNet Fairy Corrector Yui who can fight Grosser's computer viruses.


Fuurin KazanFuurin Kazan
NHK, 2007 Cancelled/Ended | Drama

Yamamoto Kansuke is a lonely genius of strategy at the Age of the Civil War in the 16th century. Kansuke works under Takeda Shingen and pursues his dream of unifying the whole country through aiding the warlord of Kai. At the same time, Kansuke supports Shingen's concubine Yu from his selfless affection for the woman who hates but eventually loves the warlord who killed her father and family. With the aid of Kansuke's strategies, Shingen expands his power northward, where he is destined to fight with Kenshin Uesugi, the warlord of Echigo. The drama portrays how those who fight for their dreams face their destinies in the turbulent age.


Core KyotoCore Kyoto
NHK, 2013 Running | Travel, Documentary

The ancient capital, Kyoto, continues to be innovative after 1,200 years. We dive deep into its core over 20 episodes in this definitive program.


Fighting FoodonsFighting Foodons
NHK Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation

In the land of Fighting Foodons, regular recipes turn in to meal monsters when the art of culinary combat's concocted. King Gorgeous Gorge and his Fatties have cooked up a devious plan to rule the world and they sprinkled an extra dash of destruction. They plan to rule the world by kidnapping the best chefs & forcing them to make powerful Foodons. A boy named Chase, a young apprentice chef with an appetite for action, thinks he has what it takes to become an Elite Master Chef like his dad, Chef Jack. Chase believes that he, his friends, family, and Foodons can change the world one at a time, even if it involves going into battle against the Glutton Gormandizers, King Gorgeous Gorge's Big 4, and King Gorgeous Gorge's female cat-like servant, Clawdia. Then he'd have a final showdown with King Gorgeous Gorge. Unike Pokemon, some Foodons could say more than their own names.


Bumpety BooBumpety Boo
NHK, 1985 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Adventure, Animation

Bombo is a talking car, innocent in many ways, Bombo searches for her mother throughout many adventures and dangers, battling villians and stopping thieves while discovering that she may not be the only talking car of her kind in the world.


Dokuganryu MasamuneDokuganryu Masamune
NHK, 1987 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, Romance, History

Historical Drama starring Ken Watanabe as Date Masamune, a regional strongman of Japan's Azuchi-Momoyama period through early Edo period. Heir to a long line of powerful daimyo in the T?hoku region, he went on to found the modern-day city of Sendai. An outstanding tactician, he was made all the more iconic for his missing eye, and Date was often called dokuganry?, or the "one-eyed dragon".


We Rent TsukumogamiWe Rent Tsukumogami
NHK, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Fantasy, Animation

The series is set during the Edo period, in the Fukagawa ward of old Edo (present-day Tokyo). Because the area is prone to fire and flooding, residents rent everyday items like pots, futons, and clothing from shops instead of purchasing them, so as not to impede them when they flee. Obeni and Seiji, an older sister and younger brother, run one such rental shop called Izumoya. However, mixed in with their inventory are tsukumogami, objects that have turned into spirits after a hundred years of existence. The siblings sometimes lend these sentient items to customers. Both Obeni and Seiji can see and talk to these spirits, and other tsukumogami often come to the store after hearing of the famed siblings.


Coil - A Circle of ChildrenCoil - A Circle of Children
NHK, 2007 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Adventure, Animation

Eleven years after the introduction of internet-connected, augmented reality eyeglasses and visors, Yūko Okonogi moves with her family to Daikoku City, the technological center of the emerging half-virtual world. Yūko joins her grandmother's "investigation agency" comprised of children equipped with virtual tools and powerful metatags. She quickly crosses paths with Yūko Amasawa, an expert hacker of the virtual environment, as Amasawa relentlessly seeks to "unlock" the mystery of a computer virus that emerges from an inaccessible corrupted space.


TempestTempest
NHK, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History

The story takes place during the reign of the Ryukyu Kingdom (19th Century). Nakama plays Mazuru, a young woman who wants to complete her studies despite her gender restrictions, so she takes advantage of the disappearance of her step brother and disguises herself as an Eunuch named Son Neion, and passes the exam to be a royal govenrment's official. This is her first time having to play both a male and female character. Her supporting cast includes Tanihara Shosuke as her lover and Takaoka Saki as her enemy.


Alice in WonderlandAlice in Wonderland
NHK, 1985 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Adventure, Children, Anime

A young girl named Alice, follows a white rabbit into a hole, only to find herself in Wonderland, where she meets many interesting characters, including the mysterious Cheshire Cat and the terrible Queen of Hearts. The beginning of the series adheres more similarly to the original story, whereas later episodes adapt the sequel book of Alice in Wonderland "Through the Looking-Glass", starting with episode 26. One departure from the books is that Alice returns to the real world at the end of each episode, and goes back to Wonderland at the beginning of the next episode. These transitions between the two worlds are depicted as dream-like, and it usually takes Alice a moment to notice her surroundings have changed.


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