Anime Programming in the US
Making a Living in Manga in Japan with Felipe Smith
Lost in Translation
The newest live-action adaptation of Machiko Hasegawa's Sazae-san family manga premiered in a 144-minute drama special on November 15 at 6:30 p.m. It earned an unusually high 20.9% ranking as the #2 top-rated drama of the week. 32-year-old actress Alisa Mizuki starred as the title housewife. The special marked the 50th anniversary of Fuji TV and the 40th anniversary of Sazae-san's anime adaptation.
The television drama adaptation of Motoka Murakami's Jin manga also aired on November 15 at 9:00 p.m. as the #3 drama. It earned a 20.2 rating; it was the second straight week that its rating was above 20%.
Shin Oishinbo, the latest live-action adaptation based on Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki's culinary manga, spawned a Shin Oishinbo 3 -Yuzan Kaibara vs. Kyukyoku Shichinin no Samurai! drama special on November 14. The special garnered a 11.7% rating. TOKIO band member Masahiro Matsuoka starred as the food critic Shirō Yamaoka.
Screenwriter Kankuro Kudo's Maiko Haaaan!!! live-action comedy film aired on November 13 at 9:00 p.m. with a 12.2 rating.
|Chibi Maruko-chan||Fuji TV||November 15 (Sun)||18:00||30 min.||16.5|
|One Piece||Fuji TV||November 15 (Sun)||09:30||30 min.||11.9|
|Doraemon||TV Asahi||November 13 (Fri)||19:00||30 min.||11.4|
|Crayon Shin-chan||TV Asahi||November 13 (Fri)||19:30||24 min.||11.0|
|Detective Conan||NTV||November 14 (Sat)||18:00||30 min.||10.9|
|Dragon Ball Kai||Fuji TV||November 15 (Sun)||09:00||30 min.||10.8|
|Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl||TV Tokyo||November 12 (Thurs)||19:00||58 min.||7.5|
|Stitch!: Itazura Alien no Daibōken||TV Tokyo||November 10 (Tues)||19:00||30 min.||7.1|
|Kaidan Restaurant (Thriller Restaurant)||TV Asahi||November 10 (Tues)||19:30||24 min.||6.6|
|Fresh Precure!||TV Asahi||November 15 (Sun)||08:30||30 min.||6.2|