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KIKU-TV Programs

“Kirin Ga Kuru.”

“Konko Mission,” premieres Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. Awe-inspiring, cinematic life story of Konko Daijin, founder of the Konko faith.

“All of Me,” premieres Saturday, Oct. 10, at 5 p.m. Devoted doctor Manuel Figueras leaves a flourishing practice behind after his wife passes away. He retreats to a simpler life on an island…but meets Lena Dimaculangan, a young woman who gets him to embrace life again. Despite a vast age gap, they fall in love and marry. However, while on their honeymoon, Manuel is pursued by a hired killer. He escapes death by entering a magic portal that transforms him to his younger self. But Manuel discovers that time on Earth has advanced; Lena is now happily married to his former protégé. Manuel must make a decision: seek revenge and win Lena back — or start a brand new chapter of his life.

“Iryu (Medical Dragon)” premieres Monday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m.; repeats Tuesday at 1 p.m. A renegade surgeon, exiled from the medical field, is recruited by an assistant professor. She asks him to help her complete a thesis on a difficult heart procedure — but ultimately wishes for both promotion to full professorship and changes to the corrupt Japanese medical system. Accepting her offer, he starts by recruiting a team skilled enough for the surgery.

“The Specialist,” premiering on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m.; re-airs Monday at noon. Top profiler Takuma Yoshito of the Kyoto Police Department is sentenced to 15 years in prison, being found guilty of rape and attempted murder. But 10 years after, the crime victim wakes from her coma to confirm that her attacker was not Takuma.  He is then exonerated from the crimes and freed from prison. When he returns to the Department’s Special Investigation Task Force, he now has the ability to see things through a criminal’s mind.

“Onna Nobunaga,” premieres Thursday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m.; repeats Friday at 1 p.m. Late sixteenth-century daimyō Oda Nobunaga was revered for his strategic military prowess, as one of the three unifiers of Japan following the Sengoku (warring states) era. This imaginative program explores the secret life of Nobunaga: born a woman, but raised as a boy by her mother to ensure she would become the heir to the Nobunaga line.

“Once Upon A Kiss,“ Monday through Friday at 4 p.m. Prince and Ella, childhood friends and offspring of one-time sweethearts who had married someone else from a feuding family, re-connect as teens. Can they overcome their kin’s messy history with the other clan, to rekindle their feelings?

“Seven Detectives 1,“ Saturday at 8 p.m.; repeats Friday at 1 p.m. Once with the lost-and-found center of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, Yu is re-assigned to section #12 of the 1st Investigation Division, a “career grave” for brilliant, but hard-to-work-with, detectives expelled from other units. The detectives often argue among each other, but, it turns out, often cooperate as well to solve tough cases.

“Kuru Kuru Japan,” Monday through Friday at 6:30 p.m. Delicious foods of Japan. Cultured salmon in Tottori, bonito cuisine in Kagoshima and more!

“Soko ga Japan,” Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m.; re-airs  Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. Sequel to “Soko ga Shiritai” takes you on a Japanese journey, highlighting foods and places that define the country.

Oyaji no Senaka,“ Monday at 8 p.m.; repeats Tuesday at 1 p.m. A nine-part drama written by different scriptwriters on the topic of fathers’ relationships with their sons and daughters.

“Kirin ga Kuru,“ Sunday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 8 p.m.; repeats Wednesday at 1 p.m. Sengoku era historical drama on Mitsuhide Akechi, the general who assassinates Japan’s unifier Nobunaga Oda.

“KIKU Mystery Theatre, Wednesday at 7 p.m.; re-airs Thursday at noon. The best murder, mystery and intrigue on Wednesday eve!

Seven Detectives 2,” Thursday at 8 p.m.; re-airs Friday at 1 p.m. Detectives of Division 12 of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department are known to be difficult. Though each displays his idiosyncrasies, they all unite to solve challenging cases.

“Lone Wolf With Cub 3,” Friday at 8 p.m.; repeats Saturday at 7 p.m. Season three follows the Shogun’s executioner Ogami Itto. Traveling with his son as paid assassins, he wreaks revenge on mortal enemy Yagyu Retsudo and his Yagyu clan.

“You’re My Home,” Saturday at 5 p.m. until Oct. 3. The Fontanilla family’s happy life unravels when the parents bring an unsolved homicide to justice but leave household and childcare duties to young daughter Grace. But Grace rebels, leaving youngest brother Vince without supervision. When the parents return, Vince is missing. Will the family reunite?

“Since I Found You,“ Saturday at 6 p.m.; re-airs Sunday at 5 p.m. The successful, 40-year-old CEO of a construction company, Nathan Capistrano, had grown up poor. But he tackled life’s obstacles with a ruthless, uncompromising attitude. Now wealthy, Nathan finds life at the top lonely and frustrating. One day, he meets Dani, a spunky, outspoken 20-something, whom he views as a kindred spirit. Is it too good to be true?

“Jazz Alley TV,“  Saturday at 9 p.m. Founded by Maui’s Ken Martinez Burgmaier, this series featured jazz and regional music since 1992. This month’s shows: the 2002 Victoria Jazz Festival, 2005 Hamakua Music Festival, 2002 Waiheke Island of Jazz, 2001 Old Pasadena Jazz Festival and 2005 Thelonius Monk Jazz Competition.

“When I Need You,” Sunday at 6 p.m. Cecilia had once believed in love, but her father’s betrayal of her mother left her jaded. Though her lover Leandro gives her faith again, he also cheats with another woman. Cecilia raises their two daughters alone. However, one day, Leandro reappears. Now eight years later, the successful ex-lover vows to support his family and wishes to rejoin them. Although her daughters welcome him, Cecilia cannot as easily forgive. Will she ever accept Leandro? Should she?

“Oishii Gohan,“ Sunday at 8 p.m.; repeats Monday at noon, until Oct. 19. Ritsu, the oldest of three children, must take care of his siblings when his sick mother is hospitalized. He discovers the wonderful world of cooking…but then learns he is adopted.

“Iryu 2,” Sunday at 9 p.m.; re-airs Monday at 1 p.m. Ryutaro Asada battles against Japan’s medical system. Mismanagement forces many hospitals to find ways to merge, consolidate, condense or face bankruptcy. Profit over patient care becomes the new mantra under which doctors must live.


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