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DOCTORS: The Ultimate Surgeon

  • Science
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T his drama is about a doctor who tries to rebuild a spoiled hospital on his own to save the patients.
After being employed for 12 years at a university hospital, surgeon Kosuke Sagara accepts a job at Dougami General Hospital.
To his surprise, he finds that the doctors there are more concerned about themselves than their patients. Sagara believes that being an honest person comes before being a doctor. And so when he sees doctors driving around in expensive cars and caring more about their stocks and their careers rather than their patients, he decides to do whatever he can to cut away the cancer that infects the hospital.
Sometimes clever, other times callous, Sagara uses all kinds of methods in an attempt to reform the hospital.

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  • Family
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  • Science

21 Emon

Take a fascinating journey into space with the 21st Century kid, 21 Emon!

Tsuzure Inn has been running for more than 450 years, and a young lad named 21 Emon is next in line to take over the family business. However, Emon wants to take no part of it at all, but rather spend his time exploring the...

  • Education
  • Sports

31 Legged Race

The “31 Legged Race” is an ultimate team sports event where 30 elementary school children run literally together in a row for 50 meters with their legs tied together.

The race has become a nationwide event providing fun and entertainment for both the participants and the viewers. This race requir...

  • Travelogue

9 VS 9

Who says Bingo is a good old forgotten game?

Check on this to witness the thrilling excitement of an evolved Bingo, the kind of fun that you have yet to experience!

Two teams of nine are seated in a bingo-like formation and they tackle a flood of various quizzes one after another! Nine members...

  • Detective

AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo

AIBOU is now in its 20th year since it was broadcast for the first time! This fall, the 18th season starts in the largest scale of the series!​

Detective Ukyo Sugishita confronts crime on the basis of his own convictions. He has a partner that works for him in the Special Task Unit. For the first...

  • Detective
  • Mystery

Alibi Breaker

“I will solve your mystery. 5000 yen per case.”

In a local shopping street in Nano prefecture, far from the metropole, young Tokino Mitani runs a clocksmith that she inherited from her grandfather all by herself. Her main job is to repair watches and clocks, but she is about to start a side busin...

  • Entertainment
  • Sports

Barangay 143

At 18, Bren T. Park is already a rising superstar in the world of Korean Basketball, but on the night of the biggest game of his career, his entire family perishes in an accident. This devastating blow leads him to a path of self destruction, and his guild makes him swear to never play basketball ag...

  • Reality

Battle of the Budgets

Live on $100 a month! A long-time favorite reality show in Japan!

Money saving can be fun and creative! It’s all about making the most out of a limited amount of money. This earnest money saving competition sends positive messages in hard times! The contestants’ prides are at stake. Who will mana...

  • Gameshow
  • Sports

Beat the Champions (King of Sports)

A fun and fast-moving game show featuring celebrities and amateurs challenging world-class professional athletes at their very own sports! From golf, tennis, water sports and soccer, the challenges and fascination are endless.

But wait, it wouldn’t be easy to “Beat the Champions” on an equal play...

  • Comedy
  • Entertainment
  • Human

Beshari-Gurashi

An entertainment drama about high school students who devote themselves to making people laugh.

Keisuke is a “King of Laughter at School,” who simply loves to make people laugh. One day, Jun, who used to be a young professional entertainer, enters his school and becomes his classmate.

Keisuke ...

  • Action
  • Human

BG

Bodyguards who protect people unarmed. An intense drama where the thoughts and emotions of people interweave.

A bodyguard in a civilian security company, Akira Shimazaki, had quit his job due to one incident in the past and was working as a guard for a construction site for a while. He starts wor...

  • Gameshow

Body Blow Tryouts

A new type of physical challenge format!

Comedians present their brave attempts in the studio and a comedic duo host examines the outcome. A group of comedians dare to do body blow experiments. They are dead serious... and watch how they hang in there, often creating unique and hilarious reaction...

  • Gameshow

Challengers on Fire

“Challengers of Fire” is a reality style primetime physical game show aired on TV Asahi from 1995 to 2000. Challengers try to successfully overcome many obstacles placed in the game to win 10,000 US Dollars!

The games are extremely mechanical, physically demanding, and high entertainment. Not onl...

Chimpui

Congratulations!
You’ve been selected to become the bride of His Highness, the Crown Prince of Rururu!

Two envoys, Wanderyu and Chimpui, came all the way from planet Mahl to visit a 12-year-old girl Eri with a special mission. Why...? She was chosen to become the one and only ‘bride to be’ of th...

  • Comedy
  • Entertainment
  • Fantasy
  • Romance

Cicada Boy

7 day love story of a beautiful cicada prince and a post prime woman in her 30’s.

A cicada was born in the garden of Utsusemi-So apartment in the outskirts of Tokyo. The cicada shouts “Finally, I made it!” and emerges from the ground – but at that very moment, he sees a woman falling toward him. ...

  • Family

Cocorico Creates a Legend

This is an extremely unique, original and challenging prime time entertainment show.
The concept of the program is clear and simple: Accomplish the given task and become a GOLDEN LEGEND!

First aired in the year 2000, the comedy duo “Coco- rico” takes on the role of MC.
So many different tasks h...

  • Detective
  • Suspense

CSI: Crime Scene Talks

Satoshi Itomura is an assistant police investigator who belongs to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Scientific Investigation Team. Reenact- ments, fingerprint and voice data collections, profiling... His team collects scientific evidence and pieces together fragments of information to help build...

DEAR MY LONELINESS AND DARKNESS

14 years after graduating from junior high school, a class reunion is held.
However, this is the beginning of a tragedy.
6 ex-classmates who attended the reunion die one by one.
Each of them has shocking darkness, and they are all a big liar to hide their dark side.
And their true nature will be...

dele

Freelance programmer Sakagami is paralyzed in the lower half of his body and confined to a wheelchair. He sets up a company called dele.LIFE in partnership with a law firm established by his late father. At the request of clients, Sakagami works together with a freelance jack-of-all-trades Mashiba t...

  • Detective
  • Mystery

Detective Zero

Tokiya used to be a competent veteran detective with 20 years of experience. But he lost all of his memories related to his career when he was following a case. He has memories of his everyday life but all memories related to his job, his experiences as a detective and the cases that he has worked o...

  • Medical/Health

Doctor-X

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 mo...

  • Comedy
  • Family
  • For Children

DORAEMON

A cat-like robot, Doraemon from the future helping an elementary schoolboy Nobita!

Trouble seems to follow Nobita around... Whether it’s forgetting to do his homework or getting sidetracked from chores, he’s always in need of some guidance.

Fortunately for Nobita, he’s got Doraemon, a trusty r...

  • Gameshow

Easy Peasy

This is a game show where a team of four takes on challenges that any adult should easily be able to carry out.

The challenges use objects that are common in day-to-day tasks, such as opening a bottle of wine, buckling up a watch strap, putting a pillow in a pillow case, etc. But time limits are ...

Emergency Interrogation Room

Yukiko Makabe was a senior officer on the Special Investigations Team, but was reassigned after she took responsibility for a failed bus hijacking case. She was transferred to the Department of Grill Room Investigation. Since the department is specialized in conducting important investigations, only...

  • School
  • Suspense

Equation to Erase the Teacher

Story setting is at prestigious high school that most students enter Tokyo University. Hikaru Kitano is a new teacher assigned at a class with scientific students with high IQ. Those smart students in the class enjoy to drive their teachers into the corner, destroying teachers` mental state, like a ...

  • Reality
  • Travel

Experts Visiting Experts

A fun and engaging program where seasoned professionals from various fields visit their counterparts in a foreign country and make surprising discoveries about their own field of expertise.
During the 3~4 day visit, the experts visit 2~3 sites that are well-known in the field. What do they see?
Wh...

  • Gameshow

GO BABY GO

The most hilarious diaper race ever where your baby can become a STAR in this studio based game show! Watch the cute and enchanting ways babies tackle the races. Their random moves and sudden inspirations never cease to glue the audiences to the screen.


A game where the baby crawls 15 meters to...

  • Food/Cooking

GOHAN JAPAN

Japan takes great pride in her food culture. Japan, blessed with four distinct seasons, cultivates seasonal food unique to each area of Japan. And at the core of her food culture lies her “food wisdom”.
There is a wide variety of food wisdom across the country that is handed down from generation to...

HAGETAKA

After the collapse of the bubble, in 1997, a foreign capital fund suddenly appeared in Japan still struggling in the middle of the “lost decade”. Masahiko Washizu, the president of the fund, is fiercely criticized, but promotes and wins takeovers on major banks and elite corporations suffering from ...

  • Nature
  • Travel
  • Travelogue

Hidden Hot Springs

Japan is known as a paradise for its world famous hot springs. The number of renowned and unrevealed hot springs found throughout Japan is seemingly countless.

This program is divided into two sections, with each section introducing one hot spring inn. The owner of the inn explains the aspects th...

  • Gameshow

Hide-and Seek with Drones

Buy using the latest technology, conventional "hide-and-seek" has become an entirely fresh and thrilling game! The "it" is played by drones and they try to ambush the challengers!

The time limit for each round is 6 minutes and there are 3 challengers. The drones are operated by experts, and if th...

  • Education
  • Food/Cooking

Japanese Cuisine

This is an educational documentary where the viewer can encounter the charms of rural Japan through the culture of food. Each week a different local TV station produces the show, and introduces their homeland through traditional cuisine, specialties, and new experiments by local chefs and growers. T...

  • Food/Cooking

Japanese Homemade Recipes

This is the longest-running cooking program of TV Asahi reaching its 40th anniversary soon. Masaru Doi, the legendary cook and the father of the current host Yoshiharu Doi, used to say “Love is the best ingredient in homemade cooking”. Yoshiharu inherits this spirit and continues his search for home...

Legal V Ex-lawyer Shoko Takanashi

A legal drama featuring a scandalous female ex-attorney, Shoko, whose license has been taken away since she was disbarred for the reason yet to be revealed. She launches a law firm by employing rather incompetent lawyers and paralegals with criminal records, and herself working as its custodian. Her...

  • Entertainment
  • Quizshow

London Hearts

This is a long-time entertainment show with a popular comedy duo “Londonboots Ichi-go, Ni-go” and lots of comedians.

Each episode is totally different but they are mostly big challenges and embarrassment for the comedians such as prank, text message traps, revealing their private etc. The host is...

Mami the Psychic

What would you do if you were gifted with telekinesis, telepathy, and teleportation?

Mami Sakura is a high school student whose father is a painter, her mother a newspaper reporter, and her pet dog Konpoco which looks similar to a fox. One day, Mami acknowledges her supernatural powers, but doesn...

  • Family
  • Fantasy
  • Human

MOCOMI

MOCOMI was born with a special gift of understanding the feelings of “things” that are supposed to have no feelings.
Some of the people around her had found her creepy and she’s always been hiding her feelings from others.
Her mother had been worried and troubled about her, but her father and bro...

  • Comedy
  • Suspense

Mr. Housekeeper, Mitazono

A tall husky voiced “super A-class” housekeeper Mitazono has amazing skills in cooking, laundry, cleaning and baby-sitting… plus an amazing secret as well… She is a He! Yes, he is the Mr. Housekeeper. He has a strange habit of peeping into a skeleton in the closet of the family for whom he works. On...

My Moochy Boyfriend

Sho doesn’t work and is mooching off his girlfriend, Yuriko. He believes he cannot achieve anything (maybe except for online games), so he doesn’t look for a job and doesn’t do anything that might tire him. Yuriko is dying to change his way of life and thinks of ways that will make Sho work… When sh...

My neighbor,Chikara

Chikara is a gentle and compassionate guy. He can’t leave people in need alone and has a strong feeling of wanting to help others.
However, he is indecisive. He easily gets involved in other people's problems half-heartedly, which finally causes him to suffer. Now, he tries to help his neighbors wi...

  • Entertainment

Neighborhood Treasures

An eye popping mega-hit variety show packed with myriad of hilarious video clips!
An one and only awesome menu at a restaurant like a colossal sushi, a unique toilet for trios, a dog with eyebrows, an avant-garde train, and an amazing scenic spot with a twist are only some examples of mind boggling...

  • Romance
  • Suspense

Never Be Yours

A rich and intriguing love suspense drama of a fierce battle between a wife and a lover based on an award winning novel “Kakuregikuku” by Mikihiko Renjyo.

Kayoko is a homey housewife keeping a happy family for 20 years married to Junpei, a son of a prestigious Japanese Restaurant working as its h...

  • Sports

New Japan Pro Wrestling

Founded in 1972, New Japan Pro-Wrestling is the oldest and the most popular wrestling organization in Japan and also the second largest in the world in terms of attendance and revenue. From the legendary Antonio INOKI to the new generation wrestlers of today, NJPW continues to bring exciting fights ...

Ninja Hattori

What happens when a 10 year old boy becomes friends with a REAL Ninja Boy?

Kenichi Mitsuba is an average 10-year-old elementary school boy who is always struggling with his homework and studies.
One day, a little ninja named Hattori Kanzo suddenly appears and befriends Kenichi. He is a courteous...

  • Gameshow

Ninja vs Camera

Can agile ninjas sneak into a house filled with state-of-art security cameras and steal the hidden treasure?

The Ninjas, legendary Japanese spies, are sneaking into a mansion. Their ultimate objective is to retrieve the treasures that the Lord has taken from his people and give them back. The ma...

  • Family
  • Human
  • Medical/Health
  • Nature

NIZI Village Clinic

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 wo...

  • Comedy

Obochama-kun

Behold! The vast riches of the Obo Group.

Denenchofu Elementary School is a prestigious institution attended by the richest and brightest students in Japan. Chama Obo, or Obocchama-kun, is heir to the Obo Group, a multi-million-dollar financial group; and the haughty rich kid has recently been ac...

  • Romance

Ossan's Love

Haruta, a 33 year-old guy who loves girls but is love-challenged himself, finds himself at the center of a bizarre love triangle. His “middle-aged boss” who hides an overly pure girl’s heart and Haruta’s young roommate “a good-looking and extremely aggressive guy” both declare their love for him.
...

  • Romance

Ossan’s Love -in the sky-

One day, the flight captain confessed his love for me. . . This is the eagerly awaited second season of a drama that created a huge buzz across Japan in 2018!

Soichi Haruta, a single guy who is honest and softhearted but clumsy, got fired out of the blue at the age of 35. When he was at a loss, a...

Perman

Drop ‘SU’ from SUPERMAN and what do you get? PERMAN!

Mitsuo is an average elementary schoolboy who happens to possess ‘superpowers’ which were given by Birdman, a superhero from Planet Bird. His physical strength, increased vision, ability to fly and breathe under water, can only come from the m...