I have a new Spring J-dorama to look forward to and it totally blends together what Japan does so well. Yamashita Tomohisa is returning to the small screen to headline the J-dorama adaptation of popular manga In Hand. The visual conceit is that the male lead a super smart parasitologist has a black prosthetic arm for a replacement hand but the narrative is about how his research helps find the cause and cure for weird parasitic infections. His loner ways and arrogant attitude calls to mind class Black Jack and I also love Japan exploring weird medical conditions without the added baggage of throwing in emotional story lines that don’t need to be there. In Hand premieres April 2019.