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DRAMA


Drama Ratings 1. Sleeping Forest Finale (12/24/98) -- 30.8%
  • 3. Wataru Seken wa Oni Bakari (12/24) -- 22.3%
  • 4. Odoru Daisosassen Special (12/22/98) -- 21.4%
  • 5. Jimbe Finale (12/21) -- 16.8%
  • 8. Tabloid Finale (12/22) -- 14.5%
  • 8. Seikimatsu no Uta (12/23) -- 14.5%

  • Variety Ratings
  • 1. Sanma Smap (12/26) -- 24.5%


  • FujiTV Facts... All-Time Highest Premiere Night(1st Episode) Rating
  • 1. Love Generation -- (10/13/97) -- 31.3%
  • 2. Long Vacation (4/15/96) --30.6%
  • 3. GTO (7/7/98) -- 26.6%
  • 4. Hitotsu Yane no Shita 2 (4/14/97) -- 26.3%
  • 5. Sugao no Mamade (4/13/92) -- 25.8%
  • 6. Furuhata Ninsaburo (1/10/96) -- 25.4%
  • 7. Beach Boys (7/7/97) -- 25.1%
  • * Gekku Best 10 * {Ranked by the highest rated episode of each drama}
  • 1. Hitotsu Yane no Shita 1 Episode #11 (6/21/93) -- 37.8%
  • 2. Long Vacation Finale (6/24/96) -- 36.7%
  • 2. 101st Marriage Proposal Finale (9/16/91) -- 36.7%
  • 4. Hitotsu Yane no Shita 2 Finale (6/30/97) -- 34.1%
  • 5. Love Generation Episode #9 (12/8/97) -- 32.5%
  • 6. Tokyo Love Story Finale (3/18/91) -- 32.3%
  • 7. Asunaro Hakusho Finale (12/20/93) -- 31.9%
  • 7. Sugao no Mamade Finale (6/29/92) -- 31.9%

  • NEW DRAMA DESCRIPTIONS

  • Title: L x I x V x E (TBS)
  • Time Band: FRIDAYS
  • Starring: Eriko Imai (Speed), Hitoe Arakaki (Speed), Tatsuya Fujiwara, Kenji Harada, Kenji Kohashi, Masato Ibu, Tatsuya Ryu, Rina Uchiyama.
  • THEME SONG BY: Shooting Star by Amika Hattan---first episode:April 9, 1999
  • brief description: a story of boys and girls belonging to the brass band club at a Yokosuka high school. One day, Misaki (Eriko Imai) transfers to Yokosuka school and enters the brass band which is in the brink of disbanding/cancelations. Though Misaki wanted to play a saxophone, the brass band leader Seiichi (Kenji Harada) asks her to play a flute. One day, when Misaki sees Yuki (Hitoe Arakaki) playing a saxophone, she is impressed and decides to save the brass band.

  • Title: Yomigaeru Kinro (NTV)
  • written by Haruhiko Ohyabu (Kodokawa Bunko novelist)
  • Time Band: SATURDAYS
  • Starring: Shingo Katori (SMAP), Ryo Ishibashi, Takako Uehara (Speed), Manami Honjo, Chosuke Ikariya, Shin Takuma, Takashi Ito
  • first episode:April 17, 1999
  • brief description: Formerly, Yomigaeru Kinro won great fame as a movie star.Tetsuya (shingo Katori) is an ordinary salary-man during the day while at night, he solves crime mysteries just like a policeman but he uses great physical powers. One day, Tetsuya's brother kills himself mysteriously after being involved in a trouble. Tetsuya thinks the brother was murdered, and enters another company secretly to investigate what the president of the company was doing for his dead brother.
  • Lipstick (Fuji TV)
  • starring: Ryoko Hirosue, Hiroshi Mikami, Issei Ishida, Ayumi Ito, Minako Tanaka, Yumi Asou, Chizuru Ikewaki
  • written by Shinji Nojima
  • brief description: a story of young girls of a correction facility. Ai (Ryoko Hirosue) injured another person, and is sent to the correction facility. While Ai is staying at the facility, she meets four troublemaker girls there. However, Ai refuses to open her mind to the four girls. When the correction facility teacher Ariake (Hiroshi Mikami) visits Ai's room, he sees a red apple is painted on a mirror using a lipstick.
  • drama tie-up song: Friends (Rebecca)
  • the 1st episode: April 12, 1999

  • Shumatsu-kon (TBS)
  • starring: Hiromi Nagasaku, Yuki Matsushita, Toru Nakamura, Hiroshi Abe, Kazuki Sawamura, Ayako Kawahara, Shigeru Kamiyama, Hitomi Nakahara
  • brief description: Yuki Matsushita acts a beautiful -translator Yoko, while Hiromi Nagasaku acts Yoko's younger sister having no remarkable ability.A drama focusing frictions between these sisters.
  • drama tie-up song: Egao ga Mieru Basho, I Wanna GO by AN-J----the 1st episode: April 9, 1999 (Fridays)

  • Prison Hotel (TV Asahi)
  • starring: Akiko Matsumoto, Tetsuya Takeda, Yoshihiko Inohara (V6), Soichiro Kitamura, Kinzo Sakura, Sabu Kawahara, Yoko Ohshima
  • written by Jiro Asada (Naoki-sho prize winner novelist)
  • brief description: a story of a woman novelist (Akiko Matsumoto) given male name Takanosuke. The novelist won great fame for her gangstar stories, but most people believe she is a male. One day, Takanosuke visits a small "prison hotel" whose owner is a "yakuza" gangstar leader (Tetsuya Kakeda) to try to find her lost mother.
  • drama tie-up song: Stellar (Akiko Matsumoto)--- the 1st episode: April 17, 1999 (Saturdays)

  • Good News (TBS)
  • starring: Masahiro Nakai (SMAP) , Mayu Tsuruta, Shiro Sano, Masanori Danda, Akiko Yada, Koichi Yamamoto, Chitose Kobayashi, Ran Ito, Nenji Kobayashi
  • brief description: Joichi (Masahiro Nakai) is a staff of a movie production company. He meets a woman named Akiko (Mayu Tsuruta), falls in love with her, and decides to marry her. Then, he is given a great job (good news); producing a movie as an assistant director. However, he is given another job (bad news) by a president, and faces a serious problem he has never had before. Shiro Sano acts a lawyer informing Joichi of the bad news. the 1st episode: April 11, 1999 Sundays:
    DRAMA PICTURES (NEMURE MORI)
    JUNON MAGS (Kimura Takuya in N.MORI)
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