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Season 1 2009

  • 2009-10-11T08:00:00-04:00 on Tokyo Broadcasting System
  • 40 mins
  • 7 hours, 20 mins
  • Japan
  • Japanese
  • Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction

The story follows a brain surgeon named Minakata Jin who has spent the last two years in anguish, as his fiancee lies in a vegetative state after an operation he performed. One day, he faints at the hospital and awakens to find himself transported back in time to the Edo Period. He is soon attacked by a samurai, but he escapes with the help of a man named Kyotaro. Kyotaro suffers a serious injury to the head while trying to protect him, but Jin manages to save his life despite a lack of proper medical equipment. Because of that, Kyotaro's sister Saki begins taking an interest in Jin and becomes his assistant. Meanwhile, Jin is determined to find a way back to the present.

11 episodes

1x01 The Touching Story of Love and Life Beyond Time and Space

  • Series Premiere

    2009-10-11T08:00:00-04:00 — 40 mins

Traumatized but brilliant brain surgeon Minakata Jin has waited years for the woman he loves to awake from a coma after the life saving surgery he performed to remove her supposedly inoperable brain tumor. One evening while a mysterious man is brought in with a head wound. Jin reluctantly performs the surgery that saves his life and muses on the strange nature of what is discovered in the operating room. When the patient revives and tries to sneak out of the hospital the good doctor chases him and suddenly finds himself transported back in time....

1x02 The Tragedy of Saving Lives

  • 2009-10-18T08:00:00-04:00 — 40 mins

Jin learns that the mysteriously familar man is Sakamoto Ryoma, called the hero of the final days of the Tokugawa Shogunate, and wonders if Ryoma had been his unidentified patient at the hospital some 140 years into the future? Fearful of altering history he resists the efforts of Ogata Koan, head of the Western Medicine Institute' s entreaties for aid in treating the outbreak of cholera striking the city even as those he's come to care for begin to fall ill...

1x03 Separate Futures...

  • 2009-10-25T08:00:00-04:00 — 40 mins

Jin has taught Ogata, Saburi and the other doctors of the Western Medicine Institute what he can of how to fight this latest outbreak of disease, when he himself falls ill. Who will treat the doctor when he becomes the patient? A terrible tragedy strikes and Jin ponders the mutability of time and whether his actions can truly change anything...