Tokai TV to stop airing hirudora

Tokai TV will stop broadcasting their hirudoras at the end of March. They have been airing for 51 and a half years. The first drama Yukimoe (雪燃え) aired in 1964, and will end with the 214th hirudora Arashi no Namida (嵐の涙〜私たちに明日はある〜) starting on February 1st 2016. MONKEY MAJIK‘s “The Mistakes I’ve Made” will be used as theme song.

Tokai TV will be producing dodora (Saturday night dramas) instead. Currently this time slot is used by Fuji TV, but from April Tokai TV will take over it and get extended time, from the current Saturday 23:40-00:05 to 23:40-00:35.

Hirudora 昼ドラ (昼 hiru – noon, midday. ドラ dora – short for Japanese “dorama” meaning drama.) These dramas usually air Monday-Friday at 13.25-13:55. They can be described as soap operas with much melodrama in them.

Sources: Oricon, and Zemus, thank you for letting me know. 🙂

List of all hirudora

I can’t guarantee all titles are correct.

More to be added…

1960
Yukimoe / 雪燃え (1964) JPN Wiki / TV Drama DB
Danryuu / 暖流 (1964) JPN Wiki / TV Drama DB
Ware Nakinurete / われ泣きぬれて (1964) JPN Wiki / TV Drama DB
Shin Jiyuu Gakkou / 新・自由学校 (1965) JPN Wiki / TV Drama DB
Kono yo no Urei / この世の愁い (1965) JPN Wiki / TV Drama DB
Aru Rakujitsu / ある落日 (1965) JPN Wiki / TV Drama DB
Midareru / 乱れる (1965) JPN Wiki / TV Drama DB
Gogo no Bishou / 午後の微笑 (1966) JPN Wiki / TV Drama DB
Onna no Kao / 女の顔 (1966) JPN Wiki / TV Drama DB
Itoshi no Taiyou / 愛しの太陽 (1966) JPN Wiki / TV Drama DB
Karada no Naka wo Kaze ga Fuku / 体の中を風が吹く (1966) JPN Wiki / TV Drama DB
Nichinichi no Haishin / 日日の背信 (1967) JPN Wiki / TV Drama DB
Moeru / 燃える (1967) JPN Wiki / TV Drama DB
Yuuhi Shizumu Toki / 夕陽沈むとき (1967) JPN Wiki / TV Drama DB
Shiroi Juujika / 白い十字架 (1967) JPN Wiki / TV Drama DB
Gouban Chou Yuugiri Rou / 五番町夕霧楼 (1968) JPN Wiki / TV Drama DB

1970-1980
To be added…

1980-1990
To be added…

1990-2000
To be added…

2000-2010
To be added…

2010-2016
Indigo no Yoru / インディゴの夜 (2010)
Shoufu to Shukujo / 娼婦と淑女 (2010)
Asu no Hikari wo Tsukame / 明日の光をつかめ (2010)
Tenshi no Dairinin / 天使の代理人 (2010)
Hanayome Noren / 花嫁のれん (2010)
Sakura Shinjuu / さくら心中 (2011)
Kiri ni Sumu Akuma / 霧に棲む悪魔 (2011)
Asu no Hikari wo Tsukame (season 2) / 明日の光をつかめ2 (2011)
Dokuhime to Watashi / 毒姫とわたし (2011)
Hanayome Noren (season 2) / 花嫁のれん (2011)
Suzuko no Koi / 鈴子の恋 (2012)
Shichinin no Teki ga Iru! / 七人の敵がいる! (2012)
Boku no Natsu Yasumi / ぼくの夏休み (2012)
Akai Ito no Onna / 赤い糸の女 (2012)
Shiawase no Jikan / 幸せの時間 (2012)
Momeru Kado niwa Fuku Kitaru / モメる門には福きたる (2013)
Hakui no Namida / 白衣のなみだ (2013)
Asu no Hikari wo Tsukame -2013 Natsu- / 明日の光をつかめ -2013 夏- (2013)
Kiyoko Ranman / 潔子爛漫 (2013)
Tengoku no Koi / 天国の恋 (2013)
Hanayome Noren (season 3) / 花嫁のれん (2014)
Seibo Kiyomi Monogatari / 聖母・聖美物語 (2014)
Ao no Umi / 碧の海 (2014)
Hottokenai Majotachi / ほっとけない魔女たち (2014)
Cinderella Date / シンデレラデート (2014)
Hanayome Noren (season 4) / 花嫁のれん (2015)
Platinum Age / プラチナエイジ (2015)
Ashita mo Kitto, Oishii Gohan / 明日もきっと、おいしいご飯 (2015)
Iyashiya Kiriko no Yakusoku / 癒し屋キリコの約束 (2015)
Wakaretara Suki na Hito / 別れたら好きな人 (2015)
Shin Botan to Bara / 新・牡丹と薔薇 (2015)
Arashi no Namida / 嵐の涙 (2016)

2 Comments

  1. hi keiko, i was wondering if you could describe and explain what a hirudora is. or point us to some place that writes about it. i could not find anything. much thanks!

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