Japanese Dramas

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1. GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (1998– )

60 min | Drama, Comedy, Action

Also known as "Great Teacher Onizuka." Former juvenile delinquent Onizuka finds himself thrust into to role of high school teacher, facing students who behave just as he used to and an ... See full summary »

Stars: Takashi Sorimachi, Nanako Matsushima, Aya Enjôji, Naohito Fujiki

Votes: 3,324

2. GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (2012– )

Drama

Inspired by the Japanese anime. Eikichi Onizuka, an ex biker gang leader who is still a virgin, has decided to become the world's greatest teacher... for the purpose of meeting sexy high ... See full summary »

Stars: Akira, Yû Shirota, Yûsuke Yamamoto, Ryôsei Tayama

Votes: 440

3. Majo no jouken (1999– )

45 min | Drama, Romance

On the outside, Michi has a good life. She has good friends, a teaching career and a handsome fiancé. On the inside, however, she is empty. A fateful encounter with a young man on a ... See full summary »

Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Hideaki Takizawa, Hitomi Kuroki, Naomi Nishida

Votes: 152

4. Trick (2000– )

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Naoko Yamada is a magician struggling to make ends meet who agrees to partner with Professor Ueda, who has been asked by detectives Yabe and Ishihara for help in investigating crimes ... See full summary »

Stars: Yukie Nakama, Hiroshi Abe, Katsuhisa Namase, Kazuki Maehara

Votes: 268

5. Hero (2001– )

Comedy, Crime, Drama

Kohei Kuryu is a former juvenile delinquent who drops out of junior high and goes on to earn a high school equivalent diploma. After passing the law board exams, Kuryu becomes a prosecutor.... See full summary »

Stars: Takuya Kimura, Aki Hayakawa, Shingo Ippongi, Takashi Ukaji

Votes: 413

6. Waterboys (2003– )

Comedy

Two years ago, five high-school boys brought fame to a small town in Japan. What was so unique was that they formed a "men's synchronized swimming club." Their involvement and struggles ... See full summary »

Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Mirai Moriyama, Eita, Yûma Ishigaki

Votes: 105

7. Orenji deizu (2004– )

45 min | Drama, Romance

Yuuki Kai is a senior at a university studying social welfare psychology and trying to find a job. One day, he encounters a girl, Hagio Sae, playing the violin, and becomes intrigued.

Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Ko Shibasaki, Hiroki Narimiya, Miho Shiraishi

Votes: 401

8. Liar Game (2007– )

36 min | Drama

Trusting, gullible Nao suddenly finds herself participating in the mysterious Liar Game, a game where the players are issued large sums of money which they then have to cheat each other out... See full summary »

Stars: Erika Toda, Shôta Matsuda, Michiko Kichise, Kazuma Suzuki

Votes: 1,305

9. Boys Over Flowers (2005– )

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Makino Tsukushi, coming from a humble family of reduced income, feels out place at Eitoku Gakuen, a school largely attended by the progeny of the most rich and powerful people of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mao Inoue, Jun Matsumoto, Shun Oguri, Shôta Matsuda

Votes: 2,481

10. Densha otoko (2005–2006)

Comedy, Drama

With the help of an online community, a nerdy and socially awkward man gathers the courage to start dating an attractive lady he met on a train.

Stars: Misaki Itô, Atsushi Itô, Miho Shiraishi, Risa Sudou

Votes: 873

11. Nodame kantâbire (2006– )

47 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two musicians united in talent, divided by nature - the upper-class perfectionist Chiaki and the sloppy middle-classer Nodame - fall in love.

Stars: Juri Ueno, Hiroshi Tamaki, Eita, Asami Mizukawa

Votes: 1,529

12. My Boss, My Hero (2006– )

Comedy

The series is mainly about a 27 year old man named Makio Sakaki. His purpose is to become a successor after his father. However, he must pass high school first in order to prove himself ... See full summary »

Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Yui Aragaki, Yûya Tegoshi, Yû Kashii

Votes: 997

13. Hotaru no hikari (2007–2011)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Hotaru and her manager Seiichi work together, by coincidence live together and soon fall for each other. In the way though is two seasons of drama, romance, propriety, overseas assignments and friends and colleagues.

Stars: Haruka Ayase, Naohito Fujiki, Yuka Itaya, Ken Yasuda

Votes: 465

14. For You in Full Blossom - Ikemen Paradise - (2007– )

54 min | Comedy, Drama

Mizuki disguises herself as a boy and transfers to the same all-boys high school her idol, Izumi Sano, a high-jump athlete that gave up on the sport, attends. In between the antics of their classmates, she'll try to get him to jump again.

Stars: Maki Horikita, Shun Oguri, Tôma Ikuta, Yasuhisa Furuhara

Votes: 1,343

15. Last Friends (2008– )

56 min | Drama

Last Friends tackles issues that afflict the current generation. Michiru's mother has brought a man back to their home and she is bullied at her workplace where she works as a beauty ... See full summary »

Stars: Shigenori Yamazaki, Eita, Asami Mizukawa, Masami Nagasawa

Votes: 443

16. Bloody Monday (2008– )

Drama

A brilliant high school hacker, Fujimaru Takagi (Haruma Miura), gets drafted by the Japanese equivalent of the FBI(Third-I), to help them stop a group of terrorists intending to attack ... See full summary »

Stars: Haruma Miura, Takeru Satoh, Michiko Kichise, Umika Kawashima

Votes: 319

17. Mr. Brain (2009– )

58 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

A Japanese crime scene investigation team recruits a neuroscientist to aid them as they try to solve cases. With his intelligence, he uses logic to deduce who commits the crime and how.

Stars: Takuya Kimura, Teruyuki Kagawa, Haruka Ayase, Mao Daichi

Votes: 455

19. Rich Man, Poor Woman (2012)

54 min | Comedy

Sawaki Chihiro, a hardworking student from Tokyo University right out of college, is having a hard time finding a job due to her lack of experience. At a job interview she meets Hyuga Toru,... See full summary »

Stars: Shun Oguri, Satomi Ishihara, Saki Aibu, Arata Iura

Votes: 551

20. Rigaru Hai (2012– )

54 min | Comedy, Drama

Never-Loose Lawyer Komikado use his way and understanding of the spirit of law win every case on the court of law.

Stars: Masato Sakai, Yui Aragaki, Kôtarô Satomi, Junnosuke Taguchi

Votes: 953

21. Downtown Rocket (2015– )

54 min | Drama

Tsukuda Kohei was once a researcher with the Aerospace and Science Exploration Agency and now runs Tsukuda Industries, a small factory which was left by his father. Although his ... See full summary »

Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Tao Tsuchiya, Danshun Tatekawa, Ken Yasuda

Votes: 77

22. Galileo (2007– )

Drama, Mystery

Yukawa Manabu, also known as Detective Galileo, is a genius physicist and university professor who solves unusual mysteries. His partner, Utsumi Kaoru, is a rookie cop.

Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Ikkei Watanabe, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Ko Shibasaki

Votes: 494



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