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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59 Responses to Programming Notes

  1. Joan Berkowsky says:

    I love the song at the concluding scene of the Japanese show called ‘Seven Detectives’ . Who is the singer and what is the song title? Is that song called ‘Hopeful?’.

    • Phyllis Kihara says:

      I sent you this response via email, but here it is again.

      I wonder if you are mistaking the title of the show in which the song played? Because there is no song with a voice at the end of Seven Detectives.

      Could you possibly have been watching CSI 3? The song at the end of the show is Yasashii Kaze ga Fuitara (When Gentle Winds Blow) by Kazumasa Oda.

      FYI, information about the songs can be found at our website.

      The orchestra theme music for Seven Detectives was composed by Kiyoshi Yoshikawa.

      Here is the link to our website information for CSI 3.

  2. richard says:

    to station management. I live in the Kaimuki area and subcribe to Spectrum cable for my television reception. I just got of the phone with them thinking i had a problem with my cable reception due to me not receiving kiku tv station on my television After rebooting the cable box with a service agent, it was determined that the reception problem is with the television station and not the cable. I missed the 3rd chapter on Partners 14 on this past thursday. Please work this out with Spectrum as my primary station I watch is Kiku

  3. Ronny says:

    I just loved Stepmother Blues & Cheer Dan. Who played the part of Akiko and Wakaba? I hope we see more of the actress who played Akiko in Stepmother Blues.

  4. Shannon says:

    I enjoy watching Lone Wolf very much. Please continue with as many episodes as possible.

  5. Kent Hunter says:

    I watched “AN EDEN FOR TWO” I need a copy.
    I have searched the web but I found only a clip.
    play it again or tell me where I can get a copy.
    That old woman is really good.

  6. Keri says:

    Is there a date yet for Season 14 of Partners?

  7. Roy T says:

    Will you be airing Season 3 of Seven Detectives?

  8. John Wert says:

    When will you start showing the next version of Downtown Rocket? It is one of my favorite shows.

    • Maiko says:

      The “Downtown Rocket 2” haven’t concluded yet. It goes to Downtown Rocket Special (two hours) which will be aired as New Years specials in 2020!

  9. Laurie says:

    We are sad to see Lone Wolf and Cub not airing anymore, but have been watching all the Autumn Special Shows you have been broadcasting. Enjoying every one of them. We can’t wait every Monday night for Oishii Gohan, just love this show! Couple more days and Momotaro will be back on, thank you. We appreciate all you do.

  10. Andy says:

    Mahalo for your great Japanese programming and variety. I’m looking forward to more seasons of “Aibou” (Partners) and Doctor X (season 6) when they are available. I know Doctor X season 6 probably won’t be available to you for a while as it is premiering on TV Asahi starting October 2019.

    I also was able to watch a few episodes of “Legal V” starring Ryoko Yonekura on several recent ANA flights to Tokyo. I hope you can also bring this excellent series to your station if possible.

    • Maiko says:

      Thank you for watching KIKU! Since we have aired the “Aibou 13” and the “Doctor X 4” on KIKU so far, we would bring “Aibou 14” and “Doctor X 5” once we have chances to get license. And we noted about the “Legal V”!

  11. Greg says:

    Any updates on the HD front?

  12. a. fujitani says:

    Sunday/7/14, replay on 7/15 of “Shadow Rocket 2” was cut off. Conclusion of episode was not shown. Will series continue at some time or will you replay the last episode?
    Have not seen any notice as to the series continuing.

    • Maiko says:

      The final episode of “Downtown Rocket 2” will be on Sunday, 7/21/19, 9-10PM. Please don’t miss out!

      • Gary says:

        I understand now that “Downtown Rocket 2” has been over for a while now. Seeing that the last episode was shown on 7/21, for some reason, my DVR didn’t record the last 2 episodes. I don’t understand what happened. Will that series be shown again in the future?

        • Maiko says:

          Sorry that you missed the last two episodes. We will repeat whole episodes one more time in the future. Please don’t miss out.

  13. Jun says:

    Can we see the original Iron Chef that aired in Japan? I really enjoyed watching Dotchi and there hasnt been a lot of cooking variety shows on after 7.

    • Maiko says:

      We can bring only shows which have license for airing overseas. We noted your preference for our program selections. But we don’t think we could bring the original Iron Chef dut to license matter.

  14. When will Momotaro Samurai be re-airing on KIKU in 2019?

    • Maiko says:

      We are planning to repeat it in the end of September, 2019. We will inform that by promo on KIKU. Stay tuned!

    • Laurie says:

      We have been enjoying watching Oishii Gohan! Can’t wait for next week. What new shows will be airing premieres shortly (title of show and start date) so we won’t miss the beginning episodes? Thank you.

      • Maiko says:

        We are glad you have been enjoying Oishii Gohan! New “Seven Detectives” season 2 will start on Thursday, 7/18/19. Hope you watched season 1. Aloha!

  15. maluhia kauanoe says:

    we recorded partners last two episodes because we were committed to graduation festivities. I had suspected kai from the memorial scene at his childhood friend sister’s luncheon. as the story evolves, I start to feel uneasy yet anxious to hear and see how sugihista come to the final conclusion. kai’s girlfriend loves him yet had to find a way to stop him. it was well written so well it leaves the door open for all of them the storyline that is. I don’t think I will delete this episodes yet until partners 14 is shown. thank you

    • Maiko says:

      Thank YOU for watching this Partners 13 sereies. We are glad that you enjoyed it.
      We are very sad about Kai’s leaving but looking forward to seeing next partner for Sugishita in the next season 14.

  16. 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.

  17. Roy Tsukiyama says:

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

  18. DH says:

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

  19. 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?

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. Tetsutetsu says:

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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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

  27. 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!!

  28. 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!

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. R. H. says:

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

  32. 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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