Did anyone else think the first 10 minutes of Prison Princesses was confusing? Multiple flashbacks made it hard to follow, even for me! There will be more flashbacks in the episodes to come, but knowing what to expect should make it easier to follow the story.

We’re so happy with your positive response to Lone Wolf With Cub. We only licensed 26 episodes to begin with because we weren’t sure how this show would be received. Now that we know you like the show, we’ll be licensing more to air in 2019. Until then, we’ll be re-running the first 26 episodes starting in about a month.

Please keep your comments coming; it really helps!

Hope to see you at the KIKU booth at the Mo’ili’ili Summer Fest!

Ja, ne!

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32 Responses to Programming Notes

  1. Roy says:

    My wife and I watched the ghost seeing detective series “Border” and are hoping you will be able to air season 2 of the series as season 1 ended with many unanswered questions.

  2. Roy Tsukiyama says:

    Will you be airing 7 Detectives season 2? Enjoy that series a lot.

  3. DH says:

    Is there any chance of airing the new season of Investigator Mariko?

  4. Hiro says:

    Regarding rikuon, last year when it first televised some episodes were missing like episodes 1,2,3,4,6,7 and 8. This isn’t the the same thing
    that’s happening.why is this happening again?

  5. Ian says:

    I would like to see “Oshin” on KIKU for once. The highest-rated Japanese television drama in history (reaching 62.9% in viewer ratings), dating from 1983 to 1984. It is my favorite drama of all time, but a bit of a tearjerker.

  6. John P Gallagher says:

    I tried to leave a comment about Soko Ga Japan and it appears that it is not accepted since it says that I already left a message on this program. Yes I did leave one a few days ago and it said the same thing. I have never left a message before on this Station.

    • Maiko says:

      Thank you for watching KIKU and sorry for our delay reply. The Soko Ga Japan was temporarily stopped because of New Year’s Specials. It will resume Tuesday night (1/9). But it won’t be aired on This Thursday (1/10) due to new drama, “Seven Detectives”, airing long. After that, the Soko will come back on Friday (1/11). Sorry for confusion.

  7. John P Gallagher says:

    What happened to Soko Ga Japan which aired Mon, Tue, Thur, and Fri at 7:00 pm. I enjoyed watching this program since it showed what real life exists and the interesting trades using manual equipment and included touring Japan. I even wrote to other TV stations in HI and mentioned they should emulate KIKU in programming. There is too much killing programs on TV.

  8. Tetsutetsu says:

    I love Iron Chef the original Japanese show is there any possibility that it will air on Kiku?

  9. Aaron Paragoso says:

    I am a avid viewer of Soko Ga Japan. Often there is music in the jazz/pop genre that is sung by a japanese female singer. Many of her songs are sung in english. Could you tell me the name of this singer and where I can buy her music? I really enjoy the quality of her child-like voice.

    • Maiko says:

      The name of singer is Asako Toki who is also a songwriter. She is the daughter of a Japanese jazz saxophone player. She covers other musicians songs.
      Her official site: https://www.tokiasako.com/ Also you would be able to listen to her songs on youtube.

  10. Milton Bell says:

    I love Homicide Team 9. However, I started watching the show in 2017. Last week’s episode gave some insight into the uncomfortable relationship between the Section Chief (Tsunehiko Watase) and his daughter. What is the reason for their break-up?

    • Maiko says:

      Chief Rintaro Kano (Tsunehiko Watase) married to boss’s daughter, Tokiko Ishikawa, 28years ago and had a daughter, Michiko (Noriko Nakagoshi). But 15 years later, they divorced. Michiko has hated Rintaro and police because he has not good taken care of family. She thought that made them divorced. But she is getting understanding him and his job after she started going out with Naoki Asawa (Yoshihiko Inohara) who is also a detective. Rintaro and Michiko started making up from season 3.
      Hope it helps you to catch up with story.

  11. Sherpa says:

    Is it possible to have a translation of the theme songs for the Lone Wolf with Cub and Segodon? Would be interested in the words in English

  12. Sherpa says:

    Are all Mystery Theater and Lone Wolf episodes now repeats? If so, when will new season programs begin?

    • Maiko says:

      Yes, those two shows are repeats now. But new season 2 of Lone Wolf and new episodes of Mystery Theatre will be in 2019!!

  13. Elsa Agena says:

    What is the English translation for Lone Wolf with Child?

    We look forward to Friday night or Saturday when it shows. Thank you for bringing in more next year!!!

    • Maiko says:

      It’s “Kozure Okami” in Japanese. And the English translation is the exactly same title and meaning as The Lone Wolf With Cub. We are glad you enjoy it. We will bring new season 2 in 2019!

  14. James says:

    So sad to hear of Yoko Nogami’s passing away. Enjoyed her on Noren and Doctors shows. Enjoyed the recent special Doctors, especially the acting of Sugaru (Mamoru Takashima}. Will Doctors be coming back as a regular series?

    • Maiko says:

      Yes, she was a great actor. Regarding Doctors, there is no new season yet in Japan. Of course we would bring it if it comes out.

  15. Sherpa says:

    When will the new Partners (season 14) be aired? The end of season was quite a shock! And will you bring back Abarenbo Shogun and/or Mito Kōmon?

    • Maiko says:

      Thank you for watching Partners 13!! We will bring its season 14 but we are not yet sure when it is. We noted about Abarenbo Shogun and Mito Komon as your request.

  16. R. H. says:

    Please air Partners 14, 15, 16 with the new partner.
    Thank you!

  17. Kerry Kiyabu says:

    When will Dr X be coming back? Also, are there any new series coming on soon? We love, Dr X Segodon and Naotora. Mahalo, kk

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