Elpis: Hope or Disaster – EPISODE01-10 [COMPLETE]

  • Drama: Elpis
  • Romaji: Elpis: Kibou, aruiwa Wazawai
  • Japanese: エルピス—希望、あるいは災い—
  • Director: Hitoshi One, Hikota Shimoda, Kohei Ninomiya, Takashi Kitano
  • Writer: Aya Watanabe
  • Network: Fuji TVKTV
  • Episodes: 10
  • Release Date: October 24 – December 26, 2022
  • Runtime: Monday 22:00-22:54
  • TV Ratings: 6.3%
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

Ena Asakawa (Masami Nagasawa) works as an announcer for a broadcasting station. She has received recognition for her work and she now works in the prime time news program as an anchorwoman. One day, a weekly magazine takes pictures of Ena Asakawa kissing on the street. A scandal ensues which causes Ena Asakawa to leave the news program. She then works as the host of a segment on a late night information program. She works with rookie director Takuro Kishimoto (Gordon Maeda). He has excellent credentials, like graduating from a prestigious university, a wealthy family, and having a handsome appearance, but his evaluation as a director is low. Due to an unexpected incident, Takuro Kishimoto begins to have doubts about the guilt of a death row prisoner. The death row prisoner was convicted in a serial murder case involving the deaths of teen girls. Ena Asakawa and Takuro Kishimoto begin to chase after the truth behind the serial murder case with the help of ace reporter Seiichi Saito (Ryohei Suzuki).


  1. “Elpis: Hope or Disaster” takes over Fuji TV‘s Monday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by “Renovation Like Magic” and followed by “War of Traps” on January 16, 2023.


Elpis-Masami Nagasawa.jpg Elpis-Gordon Maeda.jpg Elpis-Ryohei Suzuki.jpg Elpis-Toko Miura.jpg Takashi Okabe
Masami Nagasawa Gordon Maeda Ryohei Suzuki Toko Miura Takashi Okabe
Ena Asakawa Takuro Kishimoto Seiichi Saito Sakura Oyama Kyoichi Murai
Elpis-Takahiro Miura.jpg Elpis-Zen Kajihara.jpg Elpis-Koen Kondo.jpg Elpis-Mariko Tsutsui.jpg Elpis-Kazuhiro Yamaji.jpg
Takahiro Miura Zen Kajihara Koen Kondo Mariko Tsutsui Kazuhiro Yamaji
Yudai Takikawa MC Kohei Nagoshi Chikako Kishimoto Yuji Daimon
Elpis-Shoko Ikezu.jpg Elpis-Seiji Rokkaku.jpg Elpis-Shojiro Kataoka.jpg
Shoko Ikezu Seiji Rokkaku Shojiro Kataoka
Mayumi Sasaoka Takashi Kimura Yoshio Matsumoto

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