NGN — Spectrum Ch. 677/HD 1677 (For updated information, call 538–1966)
PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
“Fukuoka Renai Hakusho 14 (Love Story from Fukuoka 14),” Wednesday, July 3 at 7:35 p.m.
Miki lives in a small town in Fukuoka. After being betrayed by her friends, she no longer trusts people. The only thing that gave meaning in her life was music. Singing with her guitar, she shares videos on her social media account. One day, she receives a message from Naoto. Miki is wary, but Naoto’s heartfelt words ultimately give her the courage to perform on the streets of Tenjin. The two of them grow close without meeting in real life. Can a miraculous love story rise from music and social media? Fully subtitled in English.
“Mystery Hour: Keishicho Sosa Ichikacho SP 2019,” Tuesdays, July 9 and 16 at 7:35 p.m.
A “bejeweled dead body” found happens to be a suspect of a robbery–murder case from ten years ago. “Memory” seems to be a key to solve the case. Oiwa and a female detective who boasts “the Metropolitan Police Department’s best memory,” challenge the mystery of the past and present cases.
What is the secret that a witness’s wife who has forgotten “the past” holds? Fully subtitled in English.
“Mirror Twins Season 1,” premiers Wednesday, July 10 at 7:35 p.m.
Keigo and Yugo play together in a park near their home. Their faces look exactly the same, but they are called “Mirror Twins” because Keigo is a right–hander, whilst Yugo is a left–hander, and they have different personalities. At sunset, Keigo asks Yugo to come home together, but Yugo says “No.” Keigo leaves Yugo at the park, and Yugo gets kidnapped. Keigo feels a deep sense of remorse for what happened at the park.
Twenty years later, an attempted murder takes place and Keigo investigates the case. The only evidence found at the crime scene is the same DNA as his. This makes Keigo to feel that Yugo is still alive and starting his revenge. Fully subtitled in English
“Mystery Hour: Takaga Mondo: Unforgiven,” Tuesdays, July 23 and 30 at 7:35 p.m.
The lobby clerk of a branch of Seventh Meiwa Bank solves the major incidents that occur in the city one after another! Mondo Takaga looks into the relationship between two incidents that occurred at the same time. The huge conspiracy, which eventually lurks behind it, will be revealed. Fully subtitled in English.
NGN 3 MOVIE CHANNEL (Spectrum Digital Ch. 679/HD 1679)
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.
Movie of the Month
“ReLIFE,” 2017 drama, 1 hour and 59 minutes.
Directed by Takeshi Furusawa. Starring Taishi Nakagawa and Yuna Taira.
Twenty-seven-year-old Arata Kaizaki becomes unemployed after quitting his job after only five months. He meets a mysterious man named Ryo, who urges him to participate in an experimental social reintegration program called “ReLIFE” that enables him to rejuvenate his appearance by 10 years for a period of one year by taking an experimental drug. Arata reenters high school as a student, where he gradually forms a strong bond with a unique group of classmates but once the one-year experiment expires, he will be erased from their memory. What will the future hold for him after ReLIFE?
Movies in Alphabetical Order
“Binanjo (Castle of Handsome Men), 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 33 minutes.
Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura, Keiko Okawa and Hiroko Sakuramachi.
Young samurai Shuminosuke plots to take the life of his own father who betrayed a powerful lord.
“Bushido Zankoku Monogatari (Cruel Tale of Bushido),” 1963 jidaigeki, 2 hours and 3 minutes.
Directed by Tadashi Imai. Starring Kinnosuke Yorozuya and Eijiro Tono.
A warrior oath sworn during the feudalistic Warring States period cruelly binds a man and his family to unimaginable abuses and continues through the generations to the present day.
“Daibosatsu Touge Dai-Ichibu (Sword in the Moonlight),” 1957 samurai film, 1 hour and 59 minutes.
Directed by Tomu Uchida. Starring Chiezo Kataoka, Kinnosuke Nakamura and Ryunosuke Tsukigata.
Following the life of a master swordsman, Ryunosuke, whose ruthless ways and merciless killings leave behind an unsettled past which eventually catches up to him.
“Dassou Yuugi (Jail Breakers),” 1976 action film, 1 hour and 33 minutes.
Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Sonny Chiba.
Kamiki is a professional fixer of jailbreak who lets prisoners escape for big money. He became a criminal at age 12 and in and out of prison; he has served for 48 years all together.
“Fuji ni Tatsu Wakamusha (A Young Warrior in Mt. Fuji),” 1961 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 33 minutes.
Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Hiroko Sakuramachi.
Ten years after the defeat by the Taira Clan, a young warrior Yoritomo resolves to revive his Minamoto Clan.
“Hashizo no Wakasama Yakuza (Young Lord Yakuza),” 1961 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Directed by Toshikazu Kono. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Keiko Okawa and Isao Kimura.
Young Lord Taihei, under the disguise of a ronin, goes to Edo to find the lost family treasure, a plover incense burner.
“Hibotan Bakuto Hanafuda Shobu (The Valiant Red Peony Part 3),” 1969 drama, 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Starring Junko Fujta and Ken Takakura.
Oryu the Peony continues her quest to perfect her skills as professional gambler while leading a life in accordance with the moral code of the yakuza and helping those she encounters fight against injustice.
“Kazoku wa Tsuraiyo (What a Wonderful Family!),” 2016 drama, 1 hour and 48 minutes.
Directed by Yoji Yamada. Starring Isao Hashizume and Kazuko Yoshiyuki.
Tomiko and Shuzo have been married for 50 years. On the birthday of