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  • Ep 10 RAW

    Keshigomu wo Kureta Joshi wo Suki ni Natta (2022) (2022)

    Keshigomu wo Kureta Joshi wo Suki ni Natta (2022)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Friendship, Romance, School, Youth
    Country:
    Japanese
    N/A
  • Ep 6 SUB

    Thai Cave Rescue (2022) (2022)

    Thai Cave Rescue (2022)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Biography, Drama, Miniseries, Survival
    Country:
    Thailand
    The Limited Series is based on 2018’s world-famous event. Twelve boys from the same football team decided to spend an afternoon with their coach exploring the Tham Luang caves in northern Thailand. When heavy rainfall flooded the caves and trapped them inside, what was supposed to be a fun excursion turned into a massive international rescue operation that transfixed the world.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Hansan: Rising Dragon (2022) (2022)

    Hansan: Rising Dragon (2022)
    Genre:
    Action, Based on True Story, Drama, Historical, War
    Country:
    Korean
    'Hansan' is a film of the Battle of Hansando, the Battle of the Korean Navy, which largely defeated Japanese naval forces off the coast of Hansando on July 8, 1592.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Incantation (2022) (2022)

    Incantation (2022)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural, Suspense, Terrorist
    Country:
    Taiwanese
    Ruo-nan had broke religion taboo by accident 6 years ago. It caused her boyfriend and family died for no reason. She passed a dark period of superstition, and she hide these secrets and pains from people, she even gave away her new born child to other family. After few years, she went to therapy and got back to normal life. She decided to get her child back living with her, but her daughter started to appear the curse sign she met 6 years ago. Ruo-nan needs to confront the deepest horror for her child. She starts to record everything about the curse and try to find a way saving her child.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror (2022) (2022)

    Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror (2022)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Crime, Documentary, Investigation, Mystery
    Country:
    Korean
    Anonymous and exploitative, a network of online chat rooms ran rampant with sex crimes. The hunt to take down its operators required guts and tenacity.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Missing (2009) (2009)

    Missing (2009)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Horror, Murder, Suspense, Thriller
    Country:
    Korean

    Hyun Jung's sister is missing and she fears for the worst. Via her sister's cellphone, Hyun Jung learns that her sister stayed in a countryside village. She goes to the village to look for her sister and stops at the local police station for help. Because of the little evidence she has, the police refuse to offer help. Fortunately, Hyun Jung then finds a witness who thinks she saw her missing sister near the home of an elderly man Pan Kon. When Hyun Jung eventually arrives at the elderly man's home, her worst nightmares are to begin.

    Based on real events that happened between August and September 2007 in Bosung, South Jeolla province, South Korea.

  • Ep 5 SUB

    Anita (2021) (2021)

    Anita (2021)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Biography, Drama, Historical, Musical
    Country:
    Hong Kong

    'Anita' is a legendary story of family, love and friendship that captures Anita Mui at her brightest. The film is a tribute to her legacy, inspired by the lasting impact she had on those around her in her journey to becoming one of the most iconic figures in Cantopop.

    A film based on late Hong Kong entertainer Anita Mui Yim Fong.

    Movie aired first at Busan Film Festival at 15.10.2021.

  • Ep 1 SUB

    No Tomorrow (2016) (2016)

    No Tomorrow (2016)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Crime, Drama, Investigation, Thriller
    Country:
    Korean

    Hye Ri, a TV reporter, decides to cover the story about a disabled run-away modern slave. She learns of suspicious activity related to slavery at salt mines on a remote island and convinces her camera man to accompany her to the site. She disguises herself as a producer for a documentary on salt mines and attempts to gather information through interviewing people of the island. However, the residents of the island deduce that she is not what she says she is and slowly turn aggressive toward her team.

    Based on the "Salt Farm Slaves" scandal that shocked the world.

  • Ep 1 SUB

    Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle (2021) (2021)

    Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle (2021)
    Genre:
    Action, Based on True Story, Drama, War
    Country:
    Japanese
    Japan, 1944. Trained for intelligence work, Hirō Onoda, 22 years old, discovers a philosophy contrary to the official line: no suicide; stay alive whatever happens; the mission is more important than anything else. Sent to Lubang, a small island in the Philippines where the Americans are about to land, this role will be to wage a guerrilla war until the return of the Japanese troops. The Empire will surrender soon after, Onoda 10,000 days later.
  • Ep 44 SUB

    Green Water and Green Hills With a Smile (2020) (2020)

    Green Water and Green Hills With a Smile (2020)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Romance
    Country:
    Chinese

    Revolves around outstanding urban youths inspired by the "Two Mountains" theory who return home to build a beautiful countryside.

    Heading up a private prep school for 8 years, Xu Han finds himself becoming attracted to rural landscapes by chance so he decides to return to his hometown to start up a homestay. In doing so, he meets a series of unexpected challenges.

    Du Xiao Yu is decisive and independent. Having a passion for old craftsmanship, she becomes determined to start her own glasss workshop after resigning from her job, yet finds difficulty gaining the understanding and support of her own family. With the help of Zheng Fei, Shen Huan Ge, and the other locals, can they finally turn their dreams into reality?

    Adapted from real stories.

  • Ep 1 SUB

    The Battle at Lake Changjin (2021) (2021)

    The Battle at Lake Changjin (2021)
    Genre:
    Action, Based on True Story, Historical, War
    Country:
    Chinese
    The touching story of a volunteer company sticking to its position and bravely killing the enemy in an extremely harsh environment, and making important contributions to the victory of the Battle of Changjin Lake.
  • Ep 8 RAW

    Real Life Love Story: Season 4 (2018) (2018)

    Real Life Love Story: Season 4 (2018)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Romance
    Country:
    Korean
    It's about different love stories that are based on the letters that the production has received in real life.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Zero to Hero (2021) (2021)

    Zero to Hero (2021)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Biography, Drama, Sports
    Country:
    Hong Kong

    A mother rushes her baby to a clinic in Guangzhou, only to be told the child’s future is grim. The child is diagnosed with Hemolytic jaundice, and the doctor says the resulting cerebral palsy means the kid will never walk or feed himself. The mother presses for treatment regardless, and so begins her journey in raising not just a son but a future sporting star.

    Based on the true story of Paralympic champion sprinter So Wa Wai and his mother “So Mom”.

  • Ep 1 SUB

    Until Rainbow Dawn (2018) (2018)

    Until Rainbow Dawn (2018)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Lesbian, Romance
    Country:
    Japanese

    When Hana falls in love with Ayumi, a girl she meets in her sign language group, she comes out to her parents who swiftly reject her. In an effort to cheer her up, Ayumi takes Hana to a deaf LGBTQ group in Tokyo, as they both find self-acceptance. A landmark film with a deaf cast and crew, this tender and sweet story showcases the beauty found within intersectionality and will warm the hearts of deaf and hearing audiences alike.

    Based on the true story of an openly lesbian deaf director.

  • Ep 1 SUB

    Godai - The Wunderkind (2020) (2020)

    Godai - The Wunderkind (2020)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Business, Drama, Historical, life
    Country:
    Japanese
    Tomoatsu Godai has the sprit of a warrior and the talents of a merchant. He was born in the Satsuma domain. He worked as a Meiji government officer and became a businessman. He laid the foundation for Osaka to become a commercial city.
  • Ep 4 RAW

    Kill for love (2020) (2020)

    Kill for love (2020)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Crime, Detective, Investigation, Murder, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
    Country:
    Taiwanese
    A-qiang is the most successful investigator in his precint, despite having a straightforward and distrustful personality. Yet, his finely honed observation skills and superb memory are offset by his uncontrollable emotions. Having spent most of his time at work during his four years of marriage, his wife left him. It is during this same time of emotional turmoil that he receives a missing-persons case: the owner of a popular bistro left one day, never to return. The only clue was a camera bag he took with him that was found on a beach. The owner's wife made the report, stating that her husband had been in depression. As the investigation continues, is this a case of suicide or murder?
  • Ep 7 SUB

    M: Ai Subeki Hito ga Ite (2020) (2020)

    M: Ai Subeki Hito ga Ite (2020)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Biography, Drama, life, Musical, Novel, Romance
    Country:
    Japanese
    Set in the 1990's, high school student Ayu lives with her mother and grandmother in Fukuoka. She works as a model, but, to pursue an acting career, she goes to Tokyo with her grandmother. While attending a high school, she picks up acting work, but only minor roles. One day, Ayu meets Masa, who is the executive director of record label A Victory. He decides to make Ayu into a singer. According to Masa, Ayu prepares to make her debut as a singer. Meanwhile, she encounters jealousy from rivals at her record label. Trusting Masa, Ayu endures her problems. She also develops feelings for Masa and Masa also holds feelings for her.
  • Ep 47 SUB

    Segodon (2018) (2018)

    Segodon (2018)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Business, Family, Historical, life, melodrama, Novel, political, Romance, Samurai
    Country:
    Japanese

    Saigo Takamori, the hero of the Meiji Restoration, was born to a poor, low-ranking samurai family in the Satsuma domain (present day Kagoshima Prefecture). His simple honesty caught the attention of its charismatic feudal lord of Satsuma, Shimazu Nariakira. Nariakira’s assertion that the love of people is what will enrich and strengthen the nation captivated Saigo who took on Nariakira’s secret mission and eventually became a key person for Satsuma. Not a portrait of him survives today and much of his life is a mystery. He is a man who was twice exiled and thrice married. He overthrew the Tokugawa Shogunate with exceptional bravery and action. Although he accomplished the restoration, he lost his life in a fight with the new Meiji government.

    Based on the novel "Sego Don" by Hayashi Mariko.

  • Ep 1 SUB

    Love Stories from Fukuoka 13 (2018) (2018)

    Love Stories from Fukuoka 13 (2018)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Romance, School
    Country:
    Japanese

    “Love Stories From Fukuoka” is a series of real-life stories submitted by viewers in Fukuoka about their personal experiences with love, loss and longing. All the stories are based in Fukuoka, the capital city of the Fukuoka Prefecture on Kyushu Island. The stories feature many actors, celebrities and athletes who have ties to Fukuoka, including a few members of the popular Japanese girl group AKB48.

    In "Beyond Your World", the university student Sota falls in love with a girl at the library at first sight. However, she was born deaf. Determined not to give up, Sota starts learning sign language and they fall in love. Will they be able to overcome the fact that they live in different worlds?

  • Ep 36 RAW

    Talking Bones (2018) (2018)

    Talking Bones (2018)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Crime, Detective, Investigation, Medical, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
    Country:
    Chinese

    The story revolves around Shang Jie, the overly critical head of a crime investigation team, Xia Ying, a forensic examiner who is completely engrossed with her profession, Li Xue Kai, a detective and a good tracker, Song Mi, an innocent and ditsy analyst and Ying Ming, a second-generation rich who works as a criminal psychologist. The five form an unlikely team as they are the rejects of the department, yet through teamwork and dedication, they succeed in solving the most unusual murder cases.

    This drama was adapted from the real case of Wang Xue Mei, the Chinese chief female forensic doctor. Based on thirty years of real-life experiences accumulated by Wang Xue Mei who is the first female forensic expert in China.

  • Ep 1 RAW

    Fukuoka Renai Hakusho 12 - Sensei To Watashi (2017) (2017)

    Fukuoka Renai Hakusho 12 - Sensei To Watashi (2017)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Medical, Romance, School
    Country:
    Japanese

    “Love Stories From Fukuoka” is a series of real-life stories submitted by viewers in Fukuoka about their personal experiences with love, loss and longing. All the stories are based in Fukuoka, the capital city of the Fukuoka Prefecture on Kyushu Island. The stories feature many actors, celebrities and athletes who have ties to Fukuoka, including a few members of the popular Japanese girl group AKB48.

    In "Sensei and I", several years after graduating from high school, Rui meets her teacher from who was known as a "blunt demon" and they fall in love.

  • Ep 1 RAW

    First Love (2006) (2006)

    First Love (2006)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Crime, Drama, Romance
    Country:
    Japanese

    In the chaotic days of the 1960s, Misuzu, a lonely high school girl from a troubled family, finds sanctuary with her nihilistic brother, Ryo, and his friends. They pass their days hanging around a shadowy jazz cafe bar, indulging themselves in a life of sex, drugs, and alcohol. Social unrest simmers, while their relationships gradually falter. Misuzu gets drawn into a dangerous plot against the society that was hatched by one of the rebellious youths, Kishi; they will rob a bank car of 300 million yen! The two accomplices set out for numerous rehearsals, while in their hearts they secretly and quietly become even closer. Then one rainy day, aided by coincidence, they pull off their heist successfully, which has a huge impact throughout Japan. However, it brings Misuzu only a great sense of loss and sadness, which she had never anticipated...

    The 300 Million Yen Affair is one of the most well-known real-life unsolved crimes in Japan. The incident took place on the rainy morning of December 10, 1968, when a car that carried 300 million Yen was hijacked by a criminal wearing a fake policeman's outfit. Even though more than 100 pieces of evidence were left behind by the criminals, with 170,000 policemen against 110,000 suspects spending almost a billion yen in the investigation, nobody was arrested and the stolen money was never found. The investigation was officially closed for prescription in 1975.

  • Ep 1 SUB

    The Last Princess (2016) (2016)

    The Last Princess (2016)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Historical, melodrama, Romance, Tragedy
    Country:
    Korean
    Princess Deok Hye was the last princess of Korea. Under Japanese colonial rule, she is taken to Japan as a hostage. With the era’s harsh conditions, she struggles to maintain the hope of the Korean people. Jang Han is a fighter for Korean independence. His mission is to bring Princess Deok Hye back to South Korea and he also loves her.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    The Sound of a Flower (2015) (2015)

    The Sound of a Flower (2015)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Historical, Musical, Romance
    Country:
    Korean

    In 1867, Shin Jae Hyo leads the Dongrijungsa which teaches pansori (traditional Korean musical storytelling). A young girl, Chae Sun, who wants to perform pansori, appears in front of him. Chae Sun has dreamed of performing pansori since she first heard Shin Jae Hyo perform when she was little, but Shin Jae Hyo turns her down because women are not allowed to perform pansori. Chae Sun then disguises herself as a man and enters the Dongrijungsa to learn pansori, but Shin Jae Hyo doesn’t accept her as his student. One day, he hears Daewongun, the most powerful man in Joseon and the father of the King, is going to hold a national competition of pansori performers known as “Naksungyeon.” Shin Jae Hyo decides to teach Chae Sun who has a true voice to perform “Chunhyangga.” If anyone finds out that Chae Sun is a woman, Shin Jae Hyo and Chae Sun will both face death.

    Based on the true story of Jin Chae Seon (진채선), Joseon's first female pansori singer in 1867.

  • Ep 1 RAW

    The Magnificent Nine (2016) (2016)

    The Magnificent Nine (2016)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Comedy, Historical
    Country:
    Japanese
    Residents in a town have a hard time due to the land tax and forced labor. 9 people worry about the future of their town and they set up a plan to save it. The plan is to lend large amounts of money to han (historical term for the estate of a warrior) and distribute the interest annually to the residents.
  • Ep 156 SUB

    Asa Ga Kita (2015)

    Asa Ga Kita
    Genre:
    Based on True Story
    Country:
    Japanese
    In the late Tokugawa Shogunate, Asa was born as the second daughter of a wealthy merchant in Kyoto, Japan. Later, in Osaka, Asa entered various business fields like coal mines, banks, life insurance. She also founded the first female university in Japan.
  • Ep 1 RAW

    The Vancouver Asahi (2014)

    The Vancouver Asahi
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Sports
    Country:
    Japanese

    The Vancouver Asahi baseball team consists of 2nd generation Japanese immigrants living in Canada. They play within a local amateur baseball league. The team got popular due to their fair play spirit, while struggling to fight against discrimination and poverty in their everyday lives.

    Reggie (Satoshi Tsumabuki) is a 2nd generation Japanese immigrant who works at a sawmill in Vancouver. He is the leader of the team and plays shortstop. Roy (Kazuya Kamenashi) is the team's ace pitcher and works at a fishery field. Kaye (Ryo Katsuji) is the team's 2nd baseman and co-worker of Reggie. Tom (Yusuke Kamiji) is the catcher and works at a tofu shop. Frank (Sosuke Ikematsu) works at a hotel and plays baseball with the team.

  • Ep 1 SUB

    Admiral Yamamoto (2011) (2011)

    Admiral Yamamoto (2011)
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama, Historical, Military, War
    Country:
    Japanese

    In the late 1930's (Show Period 14), two sides in Japan are conflicted between joining Germany and Italy in a military alliance. At this time, Isoroku Yamamoto, who strongly opposed the alliance, is appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet. The following year, on September 27, Japan, Germany and Italy form the Axis alliance.

    Isoroku Yamamoto leads the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The attack's main purpose is to gain an early peace settlement. The surprise military strike appeared successful and caused massive damage, but US aircraft carriers were not damaged in the assault. After the attack, the Axis alliance initially saw advances without any defeats.

    By April 18, 1942 (Show Period 17), formations of U.S. B-25B bombers, flown from an U.S. aircraft carrier, attacked the Japanese mainland for the first time. The Japanese military responded by carrying out their Midway operation, but the mission failed, and the Japanese military lost 4 aircraft carriers.

    The U.S. army were encouraged by their victory at Midway and proceeded to carry out a landing operation on Guadalcanal. The Japanese and U.S. military fought fiercely. Besides the toll from fighting the U.S. military, the Japanese military suffered from starvation, dehydration and diseases while on Guadalcanal. The Japanese military were nearing collapse on Guadalcanal before Isoroku Yamamoto gave the order to withdraw to save more lives.

    After the completion of the withdrawal from Guadalcanal, Isoroku Yamamoto flew on an airplane to make moral boosting visits to soldiers on the front line. His plane would be intercepted by the U.S. military.

  • Ep 9 SUB

    Koukousei Restaurant (2011)

    Koukousei Restaurant
    Genre:
    Drama, School, Based on True Story, Food
    Country:
    Japanese
    Shingo Murakia (Masahiro Matsuoka), a skilled chef, is appointed as a temporary teacher for a high school cooking class back in his old rural hometown. At first, Shingo finds himself up against his students' indifference to his class and in school in general. Slowly the teacher and his pupils find common ground and then start working together as they open a restaurant, which acts as a training ground for the students.
  • Ep 1 SUB

    Cart 2014 (2014)

    Cart 2014
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Business, Drama, Family, Food, Friendship, life, Psychological
    Country:
    Korean

    Sun Hee is a mother of two children. She has worked as a contract worker for a large discount store for the past 5 years. Sun Hee has been promised numerous times that she would eventually be promoted to a regular full-time employee. Hye Mi is a single mother and works with Sun Hee as a contract worker. Soon Rye works as a janitor at the same discount store and is also a contract worker.

    One day, the contract workers learn that they will be dismissed. The workers panic, but Hye Mi and Soon Rye suggests that they form a union to fight for their rights. Sun Hee is nominated with Hye Mi and Soon Rye to represent the contract workers. A struggle between the contract workers and management takes place.

  • Ep 1 SUB

    Miracle Apples (2013)

    Miracle Apples
    Genre:
    Based on True Story, Drama
    Country:
    Japanese
    Akinori Kimura (Sadao Abe) and his wife Mieko (Miho Kanno) opens an apple orchard in their hometown of Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture. Due to Meiko's allergic reaction to pesticides, Akinori Kimura has to grow his apples without the aid of chemicals. Because of this challenge, his family endures hardships and suffers severe financial difficulties. Akinori Kimura even contemplates suicide. A miracle then happens ....
  • Ep 1 SUB

    The Devil's Path (2013)

    The Devil's Path
    Genre:
    Crime, Based on True Story, Award Winning
    Country:
    Japanese
    Death-row inmate Sudo (Pierre Taki) sends a letter to magazine reporter Fujii (Takayuki Yamada). In his letter, he states that a man named Kimura (Lily Franky), also known as "teacher," committed numerous murders for insurance money. While checking out the story, based on Sudo's tip, Fuji becomes convinced that the letter is correct. But, a lot of time has passed from the incidents and Sudo's testimony isn't clear. Due to the persistance of Sudo, who is a former yakuza, and Fuji, the police begin to move.