Digital Channel 677 (For updated information, call 538-1966)
PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
“10-JIN ACTOR Season 2.0,” premieres on Monday, Oct. 3, at 9 p.m.
“10-JIN ACTOR” is about a group consisting of 10 winners from a reality audition program on FBS in July 2014. Season 1 was a Fukuoka version of “Making the Band.” In Season 2, the program documents 10-JIN ACTOR’s success story in a variety show setting. Follow these 10 unique, good looking and multi-talented Fukuoka locals trying to become national idols! Fully subtitled in English.
“Gokuaku Ganbo,” premieres on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:35 p.m.
When Kaoru Kanzaki was a child, her mother’s restaurant went bankrupt and her family became poor. Since graduating from middle school, Kaoru Kanzaki has worked hard and lived a thrifty life to escape poverty. As a result, she has saved 1 million yen. However, Kaoru gets deceived by her colleague and ends up not just losing the money but also being thrown into a huge debt. At that time, Kaoru happens to meet members of Koshimizu Management Consultant and becomes a member. She solves problems that neither the police nor lawyers want to dabble in. Fully subtitled in English.
NGN 3 MOVIE CHANNEL (Digital Ch. 679)
Premiere titles air on Friday. “Movie of the Month” premieres on the first Saturday. Movies are shown at various times. Check your digital on-screen guide for movie schedules, using either the GUIDE or INFO buttons (up to one week ahead). Or call NGN, Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 538-1966 for inquiries or to request an e-mail of NGN 3 programming information. All movies are in Japanese language with full English subtitles.
PREMIERE TITLES OF THE MONTH
Oct. 7: “Kyodai Jingi Kanto Inochi Shirazu (Code Between Brothers 5),” 1967 drama, 1 hour and 28 minutes.
Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Saburo Kitajima and Hideo Murata.
Saburo Kitajima, Japan’s one of the most famous Enka singers, returns on the sixth of the Kyodai Jingi series. During early 20th century, Ryuji from Asakusa, a wandering yakuza, joins the Narumi Family in Yokohama. However, when he confronts Shiotaro, the head of the rival family, Ryuji takes liking of him. He ends up leaving his current family, and becomes close to Shiotaro like brothers swearing to become a full-fledged yakuza.
MOVIE OF THE MONTH
Oct. 1 “Gekijoban SPEC ~Ketsu~Kou no Hen (SPEC Close ~Reincarnation~),” 2013 drama, 1 hour and 31 minutes.
Directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. Starring Erika Toda and Ryo Kase.
Toma finally uses her SPEC to try to locate Nonomura but is almost swallowed up by her power. Torn between fears that her power will go out of control, that she cannot do her best as a detective if she does not use it, and that she will be exposing her colleagues to danger, Toma lashes out at Sebumi. Toma requests that he shoots her dead the moment she goes astray. Just as she visits the research lab to request the development of a vaccine, Nonomura shows up when he should have been dead. Someone has possessed his body in an attempt to seize the virus. At that moment, Toma is attacked by an assassin, and the vial containing the virus breaks in her hand.
MOVIE SYNOPSIS (in alphabetical order)
“Amakusa Shiro Tokisada (The Christian Lord),” 1962 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 42 minutes.
Directed by Nagisa Oshima. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Satomi Oka and Ryutaro Otomo.
An illustration of the riot of Christians and peasants in the Edo period and the lord who struggled to help them.
“Aoi Unabara (The Deep Blue Sea),” 1957 drama, 1 hour and 27 minutes.
Directed by Kobayashi Tsuneo. Starring Hibari Misora, Ken Takakura and Jun Usami.
To fulfill a friend’s dying wish, a young sailor Kenji takes on the task of delivering an heirloom to his friend’s daughter, Harumi, who has been adopted by another family. When he arrives, Kenji soon discovers that Harumi and her adopted family are the targets of an evil gang boss. In an attempt to help them, he decides to take matters into his own hands.
“Chokosoku! Sankin Kotai (Samurai Hustle),” 2014 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 59 minutes.
Directed by Katsuhide Motoki. Starring Kuranosuke Sasaki and Kyoko Fukada.
During the reign of the eighth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, the Yunagaya Domain in the Tohoku region is small but has a gold mine. Sankin-kotai is a custom that requires the daimyo to visit the shogun in Edo.