PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
“Fukuoka Renai Hakusho 5 (Love Stories from Fukuoka 5),” premiers Monday, April 13 at 7:35 p.m.
Kana from Tokyo and Hiroki from Fukuoka meet for one summer’s night. However, the memories they share shine more brightly as time goes by. Despite knowing that their love would never come true, Kana waits for two years with the belief that miracles can happen. Fully subtitled in English.
“Fukuoka Travelgram,” premiers Monday, April 13 at 9:00 p.m.
With their smart phones in their hands, the hosts take a trip to Fukuoka’s wonderful travel spots perfect to be posted on Instagram. Fully subtitled in English.
“Keiji to Kenji (Police and Prosecutor),” premieres on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:35 p.m.
Nakaido is an ex-gymnastic teacher working and now a police detective who tries as hard as he can to catch criminals and wants to be thanked by the victims. Mashima is a super-elite Tokyo University graduate prosecutor who believes social justice is to gain convictions for criminals. They always crash head-on, but face various cases and work together to solve them. They are to become bizarre buddies. Fully subtitled in English.
“Kyojo,” premiers Monday, April 20 at 7:35 p.m.
Only the survivors become police officers at the police academy. This place is the start of desperate survival. Kazama (Takuya Kimura) is the extremely heartless instructor for the classrooms, “kyojo.” Students with various backgrounds attend the police academy with their own reasons to become police officers. They feel pressured, having to follow the strict rules and have anxiety about getting kicked out of the academy. There are 30 students in Kazama’s class. How many of them will make it to the end without being eliminated and get their graduation certificate? And will Kazama be able to find out the complex web of truth of the incidents that the students have caused? 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.
“Perfect World (Perfect World), “ 2018 drama, 1 hour and 42 minutes.
Directed by Kenji Shibayama. Starring Takenori Iwata and Hana Sugisaki.
Tsugumi Kawana, an employee of an interior design company, is reunited with Itsuki Ayukawa, her first love from high school. Her feelings for him are rekindled, but she discovers that he now uses a wheelchair after being in an accident, and had decided to stay out of romantic relationships with women, believing he is unable to make anybody happy. Will they be able to overcome all the hurdles and arrive at a happy, perfect world? What is the conclusion that awaits them?
Movies in Alphabetical Order
“Abarenbo Kyodai (Unwieldy Brothers),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 26 minutes.
Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Azuma Chiyonosuke, Nakamura Katsuo and Nakamura Kinnosuke.
Taisuke is kind-hearted but overall lacks ambition. Taizo is smarter, but given to fits of emotion and impulsive violence. The samurai brothers fight against corruption in a castle.
“Beranme Tantei Musume (Tokyo Girl Detective),” 1959 drama, 1 hour and 23 minutes.
Directed by Kiyoshi Saeki. Starring Hibari Misora and Isao Kimura.
Woman private eye Emiko goes undercover to reveal the truth of a murder case.
“Dokuganryu Masamune (The Hawk of the North),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 27 minutes.
Directed by Toshikazu Kono. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and