PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
“Mirror Twins Season 2,” premiers Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 7:35 p.m.
The acts of revenge are believed to have ended with the suicide of Yugo Katsuragi. However, a year later, Jinnai Gen, a former management consultant who was arrested for mediating a bribe from a major construction, is murdered by someone after his release. Keigo and Minagawa investigate this case. Meanwhile, the grandson of Kobayakawa, a lawmaker of the Lower House, is kidnapped. Keigo is designated to negotiate with the kidnapper who demands that he bring the same amount of ransom money to the same place for the handover as when Yugo was abducted 21 years ago. Keigo is convinced that this is a copycat case. Fully subtitled in English.
“10-JIN Sama no Iu Tori,” premiers Monday, Sept. 9 at 7:35 p.m.
“10-JIN ACTOR,” the boy group featuring 10 winners from a reality talent show aired on the Fukuoka Broadcasting System (FBS), tackles on various difficult assignments. Follow these good looking, unique and multi-talented Fukuoka local boys as they try their hardest, making full use of their intelligence and physical strength. (NGN Sister State TV*) Fully subtitled in English.
“Nagi no Oitoma (Nagi’s Long Vacation),” premiers Friday, Sept. 13 at 7:35 p.m.
Nagi is a 28 year-old employee of consumer appliance maker, feeling she must try her hardest to “read the room” so as to interact well with others. But her striving to adapt to others leads her one day to hyperventilate and collapse. “I need to rethink my life!” she proclaims, physically and mentally exhausted. She decides to “reset” her life. She quits her job, and breaks off all contact with her boyfriend and everyone she knows, and goes on a solitary search to discover the “freedom” to enjoy her own life. Moving to a new neighborhood and new life, however, presents both new and old challenges. She meets the man living next door, someone she might define as “too free” and reencounters her boyfriend, from whom she’d hoped to escape. 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
“Kazoku wa Tsuraiyo 2 (What a Wonderful Family! 2),” 2017 comedy, 1 hour and 53 minutes.
Directed by Yoji Yamada. Starring Isao Hashizume and Kazuko Yoshiyuki.
Several years have passed since Shuzo Hirata and his wife Tomiko came within inches of getting divorced. Shuzo enjoys getting out of the house and going for drives, but after his car starts to collect more dents than ever before, his eldest son Konosuke and daughter-in-law Fumie begin to worry about his safety as an elderly driver, and decide to ask him to relinquish his license. However, how on earth are they going to convince such a stubborn old man to do so?
Movies in Alphabetical Order
“Aa Douki no Sakura (Classmates),” 1967 drama, 1 hour and 47 minutes.
Directed by Sadao Nagashima. Starring Hiroki Matsukata, Sonny Chiba, Ken Takakura, Koji Tsuruta and Yoshiko Sakuma.
Story of young students trained to become Kamikaze soldiers in WWII.
“Bokensha Kamikaze (Adventurer Kamikaze),” 1981 action film, 1 hour and 55 minutes.
Directed by Ryuichi Takamori. Starring Shinichi Chiba and Hiroyuki Sanada.
An ex-Olympic athlete and a student commit cash robbery. Aki Hoshino, a pre-med student, becomes inspired to steal money the school collected as “special fees” from parents wanting to assure their offsprings’ acceptance into the hallowed institution. He forms an unbeatable alliance with an ex-