NGN — Spectrum Ch. 677/HD 1677 (For updated information, call 538–1966)
PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
”Fly! Boys, Fly!” premieres on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7:35 p.m.
Chikara is a new trainee who has been aiming to become a cabin attendant since his childhood. He and fellow male crew members are excited at the upcoming training. However, in addition to serving customers, their work is extensive, including in-flight cleaning and security checks. From the first day of the training they struggle, but Chikara decides that that he would not give up his dream.Two months later, Chikara and the three are on their first flight as cabin attendants. Fully subtitled in English.
“Ariyoshi-kun no Shojiki Sanpo,” premieres on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 8:35 p.m.
Ever so popular “Ariyoshi-kun no Shojiki Sanpo” is back! Ariyoshi-kun and Fuji TV newscaster Yoko Ikuno take guests for a walk in town and look for the best place to eat. Sometimes they discover hidden great restaurants and special stores around Tokyo. Fully subtitled in English.
“La Grande Maison Tokyo,” premieres on Friday, Feb. 7 at 7:35 p.m.
Natsuki Obana (Takuya Kimura) is a chef who used to work at a 2-star restaurant in Paris. However, three years ago, he caused a grave incident and lost everything. Ever since then, debt collectors have been chasing him. One day, he meets Rinko Hayami who was attending an interview for a position at L’Ambroisie in Paris. She had bet her whole career on this job and although she has an absolute sense of taste, she does not get hired. Rinko asks Obana to cook one of his recipes for her.
Watching her savoring and truly enjoying his dishes, and hearing about her passion for French cuisine reignites the dream Natsuki once had but gave up. “I will make you a Michelin-starred chef,” he says to Rinko. Fully subtitled in English.
“Akuma no Bengonin Mikoshiba Reiji (The Sonata of Atonement: The Lawyer in Hell),” premieres on Monday, Feb. 10 at 7:35 p.m.
Corruption, outrageous fees, and absolute victory exist in the courtroom. The devil’s courtroom drama begins now. Attorney Reiji Mikoshiba is a “devil’s advocate” who will do whatever it takes to win a case for his client if he is handsomely rewarded. The cracked office signage is the work of disgruntled parties who lost in court. Laid off from her temp job, Yoko Kusakabe gets introduced to Reiji through a public employment agency. Yoko — who has no idea what is happening — finds herself hired as his assistant for the Mikoshiba Law Firm. But this place is the law firm of the corrupt lawyer known as “the lawyer in hell.” Fully subtitled in English.
“Zettai Reido 4 (Absolute Zero 4),” premieres on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7:35 p.m.
“Zettai Reido” is back! The story begins several months from the present, when a major terror attack is about to occur. A certain suspect has placed major explosives in three areas of Tokyo, large enough to raise the alert level to its highest, until it eventually leads to a declaration of a state of emergency by the Prime Minister’s official residence. While bomb disposal units and SWAT teams move in, members of the “Pre-Criminal Investigation System,” whose mission is to pick up on early signs of potential criminal activities and to prevent them before they occur, also join the emergency teams. 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.
“Hachi-nen Goshi no Hanayome (The Eight-Year Engagement),” 2017 drama, 1 hour and 59 minutes.
Directed by Takahisa Zeze. Starring Takeru Sato and Tao Tsuchiya.
Based on a true story. A heartbreaking and a miraculous love story of a man who waited eight years for his true love. Hisashi and Mai are a happy couple in their 20’s who are engaged to be married. But three months before their wedding, Mai becomes seriously ill. Her heart stops momentarily, and she falls into a deep coma. Hisashi visits Mai at the hospital every day. With no idea if or when she will ever awake, Mai’s parents encourage Hisashi to find someone else, but he refuses to give up and continues to pray for her recovery. As if his prayers are answered, Mai begins to regain consciousness several years later and even utters a few words. But tragically, she has suffered brain damage and has no memory of Hisashi.
Movies in Alphabetical Order
“Aka to Kuro no Netsujo (Bloody Passion),” 1992 drama, 1 hour and 48 minutes.
Directed by Eiichi Kudo. Starring Takanori Jinnai, Toru Nakamura, Toshiro Yanagiba and Yumi Aso.
A story about a man who tries to mend his past through helping his best friend’s sister.
“Gokudo Kamagasaki ni Kaeru (A Yakuza Goes Home),” 1970 action film, 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama and Shingo Yamashiro.
A yakuza returns to his hometown and takes on another gang.
“Hatamoto Taikutsu Otoko (The Idle Vassal Tribute),” 1958 samurai film, 1 hour and 48 minutes.
Directed by Sadatsugu