"Denchi Ga Kireru Made" aka "Till The Battery Runs Out"
Zaizen Naomi Year aired: 2004
Hara Sachie Genre: Drama
Kaname Jun Episodes: 10
Synopsis: A touching story of a hospital teacher that discovers the real meaning and value of life though her experiences teaching terminally ill children. The story is based on a real and encouraging poem written by a girl who died at the age of 11.
"Star no Koi" aka "Sutaa no Koi " aka "A Star Love"
Fujiwara Norika Year aired: 2001
Kusanagi Tsuyoshi Genre: Drama
Katsumura Masanobu Episodes: 11
Synopsis: Sosuke Nakata (Tsuyoshi Kusanagi), is just your everyday salaried worker. There is really nothing special that stands out about Nakata. He is a serious guy, whose life mostly consists of going back and forth to the office each day. Suddenly one day though, Nakata just happens to meet a certain woman by coincidence-top star, Hikaruko Kirishima (Norika Fujiwara). Just by talking to her, Nakata is left standing feeling like he has just seen a dream. This story, a somewhat funny, but romantic love story, follows the footsteps of a man and woman from very different worlds, as they experience the painful and sometimes remarkable ups and downs of love.
Dohmoto Tsuyoshi Year aired: 2000
Hirosue Ryoko Genre: Romance, Drama
Imai Tsubasa Episodes: 11
Synopsis: A love story between a young man who has been forced to grow up too quickly, and a young woman with an ailment that has placed restrictions on her life. Natsuo (Domoto Tsuyoshi) has been looking after his younger brother and sister since the death of their parents. He has also been running the family bicycle shop. Yuki (Hirosue Ryoko) becomes the only person in the world in whom he can confide. For Yuki, Natsuo becomes the catalyst that has her trying to break out of her cocoon.
"Koi Ga Shitai" aka "Where is Love? " aka "I Want (to be in) Love "
Watabe Atsuro Year aired: 2001
Mizuno Miki Genre: Romance, Drama
Kanno Miho Episodes: 11
Synopsis: Koi ga Shitai x3 ("Where is Love?" or "I Want to be in Love" is a character driven story that examines the relationships and bonds that six random people thrown together at one moment share with one another, and how that bond develops over the course of the series.
The seven main characters are named after the colors of the rainbow to correspond with the theme song, "Rainbow Connection" by the Carpenters. First, there is Akai Ryosuke (Red, Watabe Atsuro), a high school teacher that is having relationship problems with his fiancee a few days before the wedding; Second, there is Hada Ai (Indigo, Mizuno Miki), a woman who feels like she's drifting aimlessly through the world, latching on to different men so she feels less lonely; Third, there is Nagashima Mikan (Orange, Kanno Miho), a socially awkward hotel worker searching for love; Fourth, there is Shimura Ichiro (Purple, Oikawa Mitsuhiro), an author playboy that holds a secret that prevents him from getting close to others; Fifth, there is Midorikawa Bunpei (Green, Tokoro George), a down-on-his-luck gyuudon (beef-bowl) restaurant manager; Sixth, there is Aoshima Wataru (Blue, Yamada Takayuki), a busy high school student searching for a partner; and lastly, there is Kouda Orie (Yellow, Okae Kumiko), a housewife that is in a loveless marriage.
One fateful day, they all meet at Bunpei's gyuudon-ya and the bonds of fate begin to tighten, as we soon discover all of the characters are related in one way or another. As in the title, each of these characters are searching for love, but will they find it in the end?
"Ace Wo Nerae" aka "Aim For The Ace"
Ueto Aya Year aired: 2004
Yoshizawa Yuu Genre: Sport
Matsumoto Rio Episodes: 9 + Special
Synopsis: On her first day at Nishi High School, the first year Hiromi Oka is inspired by one of her sempais, Ryuuzaki Ochoufuji Reika to join the tennis club. The arrival of the new (Davis Cup winner) tennis coach Munakata Jin upsets the varsity team line up, and Oka finds herself as a member of the competing team. New to the game of tennis and unsure of herself, Oka has to struggle against the torments of the rival whom she displaced and severe challenges of the new coach to find her place on the awarded Nishi tennis team.