Unlike doctors, they cannot save patients’ lives. Unlike nurses, they cannot assist doctors.
What they can do is stand by the patients and heal their hearts, oftentimes unnoticed.
They are the nurse aides—the powers behind the scenes and unsung heroes of the medical sites.
Their job does not require a license, their tasks are menial, and their medical knowledge may be limited.
But if doctors are professionals at curing their patients’ bodies, nurse aides are professionals at standing by the patients and healing their hearts.
Work, romance, family—the sky is the limit for the problems that the patients face, but protagonist Mio Sakurabe is at hand solve them!
The thing is, her true identity remains a secret.
Follow the unpredictable twists and turns in this funny and touching drama series about hospital life.
Original broadcast：January, 2024
Kitsuko, a manga artist, is plagued by nightmares. One day, her younger brother said “You have poison in your face” and advised to go to sauna and sweat to get rid of the poison. These words set her boring life in motion and she discovered the pleasures of the water bath. However, Nushi, an old woman who is very strict about the manners of public baths, is waiting for her.
A certain rumor is making the rounds. Genius surgeon Dr. Chocolate, dubbed the Banksy of the medical world, always succeeds no matter the procedure. But there are conditions—100 million yen in cash and a confidentiality agreement. Oh, and chocolate!
It turns out that Dr. Chocolate is a 10-year-old girl! Teaming up with this prodigy is a former doctor who lost his dominant hand, and Chocolate Company—6 doctors with colorful personalities and, well, shortcomings. They save the lives of their flawed patients regardless of the circumstances they are in, whether it be a gunfight, a flying aircraft, or an elevator. Driving them is their desire to solve the mystery behind the conspiracy that led to the death of Dr. Chocolate’s parents.
A woman suddenly shows up in front of Dr. Chocolate. She is a newspaper reporter who has been following the girl’s story. Follow the two as their destinies unfold and the mastermind is revealed.
Genius brain surgeon Keisuke Fujiki suddenly finds himself falsely accused of pushing his girlfriend off the hospital rooftop to her death.
A wanted man, he abandons his name and status, starts going by Kensuke Narumi, and becomes a fugitive trying to uncover the truth behind his girlfriend’s demise.
As he evades those pursuing him, Fujiki crosses paths with people who, for various reasons, need medical care.
Without sufficient equipment and facilities and fully aware that he risks arrest, he nonetheless lends out a helping hand to the lives he encounters.
A one-of-a-kind survival medical drama begins!
The main character Mitsuki Asakura, is a doctor with a strong belief that she will ‘absolutely accept any patients at any time.’ When she finds out that a hospital is looking for an emergency physician who can specialize in night shifts, she immediately applies since she’s certain that it’s going to be the place where she could make her beliefs become a reality. So she decides to work as a night doctor. Living in a dormitory near the hospital, she begins to work with great enthusiasm, but the harsh reality that awaits her is far from the ideal she had originally envisioned. Mitsuki’s competitive, dynamic, and outspoken personality sometimes confuses those around, but she also has a sense of kindness that allows her to be close to the hearts of others. She is highly ambitious and more passionate about saving lives than anyone else, but because of her strong feelings, she sometimes lacks composure and becomes emotional…
Doctors are also human. That's why they can face life and death.
Full of dream and pride, Masora was working in the emergency department of a large hospital in Tokyo, when one day she is diagnosed with a complicated disease. Even though she is a doctor, she has no savings and wants to continue working...
Masora is hired as a physician in a small village clinic deep in the mountains, hiding her illness. What awaits her in "Niji-no-mura" (Rainbow Village) is a life in a shared house with two wildly strange men, who are a surgeon and a nurse!
She meets villagers with rich personalities, and while spending time laughing, crying, and sometimes fighting, she works with passion and grows as a person.
監察医 朝顔 （第2シーズン）
A forensic scientist daughter and detective father! 2020's most touching drama, showing the uniquely close relationship between the father and the daughter as they reveal the victim's life by following the forensic evidence.
Just like in season one, Asagao works as a forensic scientist, and her father, Taira, works as a detective. Whenever Taira has time, he still goes to Tohoku to find his wife's corpse. Meanwhile, Asagao's husband, Kuwahara, is spending his busy days at the Kanagawa Prefectural Police First investigation Division, and her daughter is recently starting to beg Asagao and the others that she wants a baby brother. They thought this daily life at the Maki household would continue, but something prompts Asagao, rather than Taira, to go to Tohoku alone to find her mother's corpse.
Thus, as new tale begins.
“A new medical drama that focuses on pharmacists, the unsung heroes who never get the spotlight.”
Midori is a pharmacist who works at the Yorozu General Hospital. When Midori was in middle school, her little sister had cancer. Midori stayed by her sister’s side in place of her mother, but Midori slowly became exhausted mentally and physically. That’s when a female pharmacist came to her rescue. The pharmacist believed that “in hospitals, pharmacists are the ones who can have the warmest conversations with patients.” At that time, Midori decided to be a pharmacist, just like her.
Midori is incredibly sensitive to others’ feelings, and can tell if someone is worried or struggling simply by taking glances at their faces. Because of this part to her, she often spends too much time on each patient, even though she wants to “save as many people as possible.” However, there’s sometimes certain information that only she can pull out, bringing out clues that can save the patient’s life.
Shoen Matsumoto is both a trained paramedic and Buddhist monk attached to a hospital. While providing emergency care straight from the mortuary while still in monk clothes unnerves some patients, Shoen nevertheless proves fully devoted to saving lives, and if that’s not possible, performing rites of spiritual passage for those that die. Dedicated to both roles, he finds himself often at odds with other doctors and colleagues over the best care for patients while bringing solace that only he can to bereaved families. As a doctor, his mission is to save lives. As a monk, it’s saving souls. Growing through this existential struggle, Shoen gives us a life-size drama in which to reflect on the true meaning of life and death.
救急救命医でありながら病院付きの“僧侶”である主人公・松本照円（しょうえん）。 緊急時には僧衣のまま急患のケアに当たり患者たちに迷惑がられたりもしながら、 日々運ばれてくる患者の命に懸命に向き合い、また亡くなった患者のために霊安室で お経をあげて弔うなど、2つの顔で全力で奮闘している。 救命医の仲間や他科の医師たちと患者の命のために本気でぶつかり、 また救うことのできなかった患者の遺族と真摯に向き合う。 「医師」として命をどう救うのか、「僧」として死をどう看取るのか。 悩みを抱えながらも人として成長していく姿を通じ、 「生きる」とは、「死ぬ」とは何なのかを、もう一度考えるきっかけを与えるヒューマンドラマ。
응급실 의사이면서 병원 소속의“승려”이기도 한 주인공 마쓰모토 쇼엔. 응급 시에는 승려복을 입은 채 위급환자를 간호하여 환자들을 난처하게 만들기도 하지만 매일 응급실을 찾는 환자들의 생명에 필사적으로 노력하고, 또 사망한 환자들을 위해 영안실에서 경을 올리며 애도하는 등 두 얼굴의 모습으로 전력 분투한다. 응급실 동료나 타과 의사들과 환자의 생명을 위해 진지하게 맞서고, 또 구하지 못한 환자의 유족에게 진심을 다한다.「의사」로서 생명을 어떻게 구할 것인가?「승려」로서 죽음을 어떻게 지켜볼 것인가? 고민하면서도 인간으로 성장해가는 모습을 통해 「삶」과 「죽음」이란 무엇인가를 다시 한번 생각해보는 계기를 전하는 휴먼 드라마.
The brain is god’s territory, and only geniuses with god’s hands reach out to touch it. Elite surgeons make countless sacrifices to acquire the best skills in their field and obtain the most coveted title given only to the finest: Top Knife.
Even though renowned brain surgeon Yoko Miyama is treated like an empress at the Tohto General Hospital, something has been stressing her out lately. Chief of brain surgery Takao Imadegawa assigned three new doctors under her supervision against her wishes. Reporting to her will be Kengo Kuroiwa, known as "The World's Kuroiwa" for his prowess but also a notorious womanizer, Takuma Nishigori, a surgery and catheter two-way genius who prefers doing operations over eating, and Sachiko Kozukue, a confident intern who graduated at the top of her class but doesn't realize her job performance is below satisfactory.
Not long after starting her new job, Sachiko is suddenly faced with an emergency. Unsure what to do, she freezes but Yoko shows up to save the patient with her on-point decision-making and marvelous techniques. One wrong slice into the brain and there's no going back. That's why the skills of the lead surgeon are everything. Yoko can't hide her irritation at Sachiko, who she feels is useless at the job. What's more, the nurses are predicting that "Empress Yoko" will clash with Kuroiwa and Nishigori, who are both Top Knife surgeons.
Even though they're blessed with world-class skills and prestige, there's something awkward and contradictory about these doctors. Just what did they sacrifice to learn how to save people?!
This is the ultimate human drama about surgeons who handle the mystery that is the brain on a daily basis and are constantly forced to ponder the meaning of life, feelings, and the brain. Follow these geniuses as they go through pains, struggles, and hope in "Top Knife."
Two female doctors, a physician and a surgeon, have formed the strongest tag team. Taking place in the medical oncology department, this is a “medical drama with a human twist” that tells of the battles and hardships faced by cancer specialists.
Kokoro Onda is a doctor from the medical oncology department. She married a man she met in school named Takumi and gave birth to a boy. Every day was smooth sailing. However, her husband had a falling accident, and has not regained consciousness despite undergoing surgery. Though she acts tough at the workplace, she personally still hasn’t come to terms with reality. And that’s when she meets Kaoru Kajiyama?a capable gastrointestinal surgeon who transferred to her hospital for work. She’s cool, calm, and collected during work and always makes the right calls on the spot, but she’s also a lady with a bold personality that shocks everyone around her. Another part of her is her love life, in which she only deals with difficult men. But, Kaoru has a secret that she can never reveal to Kokoro.
SIGN: A remake of a Korean blockbuster! A startling forensic suspense drama.
A genius but uncouth forensic doctor teams up with a rookie female forensic doctor to challenge the authorities that try to conceal the truth.
Despite betrayals and conspiracies that they must face, the forensics and their colleagues look for signs on the dead bodies, which will lead them to justice and truth. Each case evolves into a dead-heat conflict between the “fake truth” fabricated by the authorities and the “real truth” reached by the forensics.
When a popular singer is found dead, the authorities start exerting their power that defies imagination, and they try to bury the “truth” discovered by the forensics.
Shiho was a neurological surgeon who decided to resign after hallucinating during an operation. But the director of the Toko University Hospital, held Shiho in high regard, and invited her to the Analysis and Diagnostics Department as a diagnostician, to identify and determine the etiology of diseases that doctors have not been able to explain. Shiho has an upright personality and a strong sense of justice, with an even strong desire to save patients. This sometimes causes her to flare up. She joins the all-female motley crew of physicians in the Analysis and Diagnostics Department, working together and occasionally bumping heads, to solve the mystery of the unexplained diseases.
The 6th Season of the Blockbuster Drama Series!
Michiko Daimon is a stunningly beautiful and stubbornly self-reliant freelance surgeon who prides herself in her skills and dignity as a surgeon. Her new temporary employment is in a hierarchical university hospital where doctors pursue power and money rather than medical ethics. “I decline” and “I never fail” are her cliché phrases that make much ado within the hospital bureaucracy. But the turmoil she causes is due to her integrity as a surgeon who will never ever compromise in her surgeries and treatments.
Michiko is an unprecedented freelance surgeon, an “unusual rebellious lone-wolf genius”. She is always questioning the raison d’être of medical science- “for whom is it?” Her professional license and outstanding skills are the only armors that she has to fight her battle against the inappropriate practices rampant in the hospital.
The drama thoroughly portrays her totally delightful and yet extremely noble battle…