Los Angeles T.V. Station UTB 18.2 Announces Start of Drama Series "Hanzawa Naoki" and "Aibou 12"
Saturday 15 Mar, 2014 - 12:25pm UTC
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Los Angeles television station UTB 18.2 has announced the start of two new drama series in Spring 2014, "Hanzawa Naoki"
and "Aibou 12
"Hanzawa Naoki" stars Masato Sakai (who previously starred in UTB's crime drama Joker) as a loan officer forced to take the blame for a bad loan approved by his superiors. Hanzawa decides to recover the money himself and vows 'double payback'on those who betrayed him. The multiple award-winning drama received consistently high ratings in Japan in 2013, and the final episode achieved a 42.2% audience share in the Kanto area, the highest figure for a drama in the Heisei Era.
" begins broadcast for free in the Southern California area with English subtitles on April 6. For more information and broadcast schedule check in on their Facebook page
Long-running police detective series Aibou (Partners) returns to UTB for its twelfth season, starring Yutaka Mizutani Yutaka and Hiroki Narimiya. The series has won multiple awards in past seasons for writing, directing, and acting, including awards for its two lead stars.
" begins broadcast for free in the Southern California area with English subtitles on March 27. For more information and broadcast schedule also check their Facebook page
UTB Hollywood (United Television Broadcasting Systems, Inc.) is the only Japanese TV station in the Los Angeles area and the only 24-hour Japanese TV station in America, serving over 100,000 Japanese viewers plus 3 million Southern California viewers.
Broadcasting over the air for free in Southern California on Channel 18.2, UTB Hollywood's programs include popular Japanese dramas, variety shows, and anime with English subtitles.
For updates and more information about UTB 18.2's free, 24-hour Japanese programs: