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“Kimi wa Pet (You are My Pet),” premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7:35 p.m.
Sumire works as a journalist at a major newspaper. She is a beautiful woman with both wit and charm, and the brains to graduate from both Tokyo University and Harvard. But she is terrible at relationships. She was dumped by her boyfriend who she thought she would marry, and she also gets demoted at work, bringing her to her lowest point in life.
One day, she finds a beautiful young homeless boy in front of her home and takes him in. She sees similarities in the boy and her beloved dog Momo that she used to own, and suggests that he live with her as a pet. Her time spent with him gradually becomes more and more relaxing. Fully subtitled in English.
“Boku, Unmei no Hito Desu (I’m Your Destiny),” premieres on Friday, Sept. 8, at 7:35 p.m.
A strange man who claims to be “God” suddenly appears in front of Makoto Masaki and declares, “You haven’t realized it yet, but only a wall separates you from the one you must fall in love with, no matter what. The woman you’re destined to be with works in the office next door.” Makoto is skeptical at first, but he eventually decides to believe the prediction and goes for it.
“Please don’t be shocked. I’m your destiny,” he tells Haruko, who flat-out rejects him. That’s where their love story begins. Fully subtitled in English. Starring Tomohisa Yamashita and Kazuya Kamenashi.
“Mystery Hour – Iryu Sosa 2,” premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at
“Iryu Sosa” depicts the work of a group of detectives who solve murder cases by looking for clues in the articles left by victims. Satoshi Itomura is demoted from the Metropolitan Police Department First Investigation to the Tsukishima Police Station. A case then occurs in the normally peaceful Tsukishima District when Megumi, who works at the Tsukishima Police Station, is kidnapped. 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.
Movie of the Month
Sept. 2: “Kagurame,” 2015 drama, 1 hour and 53 minutes.
Directed by Yasuo Okuaki. Starring Rina Takada and Ren Osugi.
Akine had lost her beloved mother at a very young age. On the day that her mother had passed, her father was nowhere to be seen, but rather out practicing the “Shishi Kagura,” a traditional Japanese dance. Since then, Akine has held a grudge against her father. As soon as she graduated from high school, Akine left her hometown. Five years later, Akine returns to her hometown on the 13th anniversary of her mother’s death. Her father is getting ready for a festival, which happens once every 60 years, to perform his last dance, but something goes wrong . . .
Movies in Alphabetical Order
“Bokensha Kamikaze (Adventurer Kamikaze),”
1981 action film, 1 hour and 55 minutes.
Directed by Ryuichi Takamori. Starring Shinichi Chiba and Hiroyuki Sanada.
Aki Hoshino, a pre-med student, becomes inspired to steal money the school collected as “special fees” from parents wanting to assure their child’s acceptance into the hallowed institution. He forms an unbeatable alliance with an ex-employee and crime bosses to retrieve the ill-gotten money from the “wrong” hands.
“Bushido Zankoku Monogatari (Cruel Tale of Bushido),”
1963 jidaigeki, 2 hours and 3 minutes.
Directed by Tadashi Imai. Starring Kinnosuke Yorozuya and Eijiro Tono.
A warrior oath sworn during the feudalistic Warring States period cruelly binds a man and his family to unimaginable abuses and continues through the generations to the present day.
“Fuefuki Doji Kanketsuhen Mangetsujo no Gaika (Clan Revival 3),” 1954 action film/jidaigeki, 55 minutes.
Directed by Ryo Hagiwara. Starring Ryunosuke Tsukigata, Chiyonosuke Azuma and Kinnosuke Nakamura.
The final episode of the adventures of two brothers, Hagimaru and Kikumaru. Hagimaru escapes from the curse of the Scull Mask while Kikumaru continues his fight against the evil Kojiro.
“Gajimaru Shokudo no Koi (Love at Gajimaru Diner), 2014 drama,
1 hour and 38 minutes.
Directed by Kentaro Otani. Starring Haru and Yu Koyanagi.
Mizuho recently took over an eatery in Nago, Okinawa, which was left behind by her grandmother. She single-handedly runs “Gajimaru Diner” named after the large, deeply rooted Gajimaru (banyan) tree in the area. Eventually, circumstances lead to her being brought together with an unknown traveler named Hayato, her ex-boyfriend Shota who had lived in Tokyo for the past seven years, and a beautiful woman named Riko.
“Hana no Ran (The Rage of Love),” 1988 drama, 2 hours and 19 minutes.
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Starring Sayuri Yoshinaga, Yusaku Matsuda, Morio Kazama and Ken Ogata.
A poignant story of Akiko, a housewife who becomes a famous poet, and her struggles to pursue love, art and social reform in the Taisho era.
“Hatamoto Taikutsu Otoko Nazo no