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  • Title: パンドラ
  • Title (English): Pandora
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Broadcast network: WOWOW
  • Air time: Sunday 22:00-23:00

Season 1[edit]

Pandora
  • Title (English): Pandora
  • Episodes: 8
  • Broadcast period: 2008-Apr-06 to 2008-May-25
  • Theme song: The Good Life by Tony Bennett

Synopsis[edit]

Suzuki is an eccentric at university hospital who has been conducting a research to come up with a miracle drug for cancer on his own. One day, Suzuki finally succeeds in developing a new type of anticancer drug that completely hinders the self-renewal of all cancer stem cells. However, his colleagues do not seem to share his excitement, and he is not even allowed to carry out clinical trial on humans. Suzuki is disheartened and completely at a loss by this but then he comes across a girl, Manami, who is suffering from terminal cancer. With help from her, he successfully carries out clinical trial. Yet, things take an unexpected turn. What will become of Suzuki, Manami and all the others around them? What is the fate of this new drug? Pandora's box released all the evils as soon as it was opened. What is it that is ultimately left inside? --Fuji TV

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Episode Titles[edit]

  • Ep 01: Discovery
  • Ep 02: Desire
  • Ep 03: Betrayal
  • Ep 04: Sin
  • Ep 05: Trap
  • Ep 06: Rage
  • Ep 07: Death
  • Ep 08: Love

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Season 2[edit]

Pandora 2
  • Title: パンドラII 飢餓列島
  • Title (romaji): Pandora II: Kiga Retto
  • Title (English): Pandora II: The Famine Archipelago
  • Episodes: 7
  • Broadcast period: 2010-Apr-18 to 2010-May-30

Synopsis[edit]

Food crisis occurs worldwide from the rise in grain prices due to conversion to biofuel and crop failure due to climate change due to global warming. Japan relies on imports for most of the major crops. Japan's government recently found that you fall into a serious state of starvation within half a year if imports were stopped. At that time, the agronomist Suzuki Mamoru is the one who succeeded in the development of genetically modified corn to grow at a rate of four times the normal. This miracle corn developed successfully over seven years in a laboratory deep in the mountains isolated from all surroundings. Suzuki named this corn "God Corn." Fund companies to try to monopolize the money tree that produces the God Corn. Government heard rumors of successful development of "God Corn", and tries to get the rights to this God Corn, and the huge profits that are bound to come with it. Suzuki is suddenly caught up in a swirling world of conspiracy.

On the other hand, Yagisawa Chikako of the Criminal Investigations Unit harbors a suspicion about the burned bodies of men found in the riverbed. This starts the investigation, and it might be murder rather than suicide or accidental death.

Pandora's box has certainly been opened.

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Season 3[edit]

Ikedarushi
  • Title: パンドラIII 革命前夜
  • Title (romaji): Pandora III: Kakumei Zenya
  • Title (English): Pandora III: Before The Revolution
  • Episodes: 8
  • Broadcast period: 2011-Oct-02 to 2011-Nov-20
  • Theme song: The Good Life by Tony Bennett

Synopsis[edit]

Following in the same theme of dangerous discoveries, the "Pandora's box" for the new series will be a medical treatment invented to prevent suicides. Eguchi plays Suzuki, a neuroscience researcher in a wheelchair who develops the treatment out of his desire to counter Japan's high suicide rate. --Tokyograph

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Eien no Inochi[edit]

Eien no Inochi
  • Title: パンドラ~永遠の命~
  • Title (romaji): Pandora ~Eien no Inochi~
  • Title (English): Pandora ~The Eternal Life~
  • Format: Tanpatsu
  • Episodes: 1
  • Broadcast period: 2014-Apr-27

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7 years ago, Suzuki Hajime was a biomedical scientist on the verge of a breakthrough in the human cloning research study he was undertaking. Due to the questionable ethics of human cloning, his boss, Sakakibara Michitaka had pulled the plug on Hajime's research. Hajime was also made to leave the university research facilities.

Today, Hajime is a GP at the local clinic. The private investigator he had hired to locate Tashiro Megumi informs him that Megumi has died. Megumi's estranged sister, Natsumi, now has custody of her 6-year old son, Shinji. Natsumi had not had contact with Megumi for over 10 years, and the sudden introduction of Shinji into her life was too much for her to handle. Add to that her tight financial situation, Natsumi decides to leave Shinji with Hajime, who had claimed to be the child's father. Uncomfortable with just sending Shinji alone on the journey to his father's side, Natsumi decides to accompany Shinji on the trip.

Meanwhile, Megumi's death has been ruled as a murder, and the detective in charge, Kuroiwa Tadatsugu, starts to focus his investigations on Hajime. The detective meets up with Sakakibara, to find out more information about Hajime. Sakakibara was shocked to hear about Hajime's son. He suspects that Shinji is actually the result of the human cloning trials that Hajime had carried out 7 years ago...

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Pandora ~Eien no Inochi

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Season 4[edit]

Pandora
  • Title: パンドラIV AI戦争
  • Title (romaji): Pandora IV: AI Senso
  • Title (English): Pandora IV: AI War
  • Episodes: 6
  • Broadcast period:November 11 - December 16, 2018
  • Theme song: The Good Life by Tony Bennett

Synopsis[edit]

At a medical center operated by an IT company, a medical diagnosis by an AI developed by Suzuki Tetsuro (Mukai) is conducted. The AI diagnosis is done in a shorter time and more accurately than a human doctor. Gamo Shunpei (Watabe), a representative for the IT company that introduced AI diagnosis, insists on medical AI being promoted for the sake of not lagging behind abroad. However, the AI is deemed premature and an excellent surgeon, Ueno Chizuo (Harada) is uncomfortable conducting surgery on the AI diagnosed patient. Suddenly, patients diagnosed by the AI die following a suddenly change in their conditions. Ueno blames the AI as reporter Tachigawa Haruo (Yamamoto) discovers information on the diseased patients and starts his own investigation.

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