Asian Dramas

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1. Kisarazu Cat's Eye (2002– )

45 min | Comedy, Drama

Twenty-one year old former high school baseball player, Kohei (nickname: Bussan), learns that he is dying from cancer. He is told that he only has six months to live, and decides that he ... See full summary »

Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Shô Sakurai, Wakana Sakai, Yoshinori Okada

Votes: 150

2. Sora kara furu ichioku no hoshi (2002– )

Thriller

The story opens after a young female student kills herself by jumping off a balcony. It's soon discovered that she was in fact stabbed, and the room arranged to make it look like a suicide.... See full summary »

Stars: Sanma Akashiya, Takuya Kimura, Ko Shibasaki, Eri Fukatsu

Votes: 153

3. 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

4. 1 Litre of Tears (2005– )

48 min | Drama, Romance

This TV drama version of "Ichi rittoru no namida" tells the story of 15-year-old Ikeuchi Aya, an ordinary girl and a new highschool student. But soon she discovers she has spinocerebellar ... See full summary »

Stars: Erika Sawajiri, Ryô Nishikido, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Takanori Jinnai

Votes: 1,724

5. 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

6. Boys Over Flowers 2 (2007– )

Drama

After a year of separation, Makino and Domyoji see whether their love can triumph over the many obstacles placed in their path. F4 (Flower Four), 4 close friends, are crucial to their journey.

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

Votes: 1,226

7. Attention Please (2006– )

Comedy, Drama

A young woman struggles against the odds in achieving her dream of becoming a Japan Airlines Cabin Attendant.

Stars: Aya Ueto, Ryô Nishikido, Saki Aibu, Misa Uehara

Votes: 225

8. Gokusen (2002– )

54 min | Comedy, Drama

Gokusen is the story of recently graduated Kumiko Yamaguchi, aka. Yankumi, and her life as a new high school teacher. Unlike the other new teachers at her school Kumiko gets placed with teh... See full summary »

Stars: Yukie Nakama, Katsuhisa Namase, Ken Utsui, Ken Kaneko

Votes: 1,017

9. Nobuta wo produce (2005– )

Comedy, Drama

Shuji (Kamenashi Kazuya) is one of the most popular guys in school. He tries to avoid Akira (Tomohisa Yamashita), because of his constant annoyance. But Kame isn't just like that. At home, ... See full summary »

Stars: Kazuya Kamenashi, Tomohisa Yamashita, Maki Horikita, Eric Matahira

Votes: 1,161

10. Kimi wa petto (2003– )

Romance

Smart, successful and good-looking Iwaya Sumire works for a big newspaper. However, her boss asks her to leave for being too "perfect" a woman. Feeling angry and dejected Iwaya returns home... See full summary »

Stars: Koyuki, Jun Matsumoto, Eita, Satomi Ishihara

Votes: 588

11. Dragon Zakura (2005– )

Drama

Kenji Sakuragi is a lawyer and former member of a motorcycle gang. He takes on the challenge of preparing a special class for a famous stupid school, Ryuuzan to enter the prestigious Toudai University.

Stars: Kôjun Itô, Hiroshi Abe, Kyoko Hasegawa, Tomohisa Yamashita

Votes: 529

12. Tatta hitotsu no koi (2006– )

54 min | Drama, Romance

A poor man falls in love with a rich woman in the 20s. Her outlook on life is like a middle school girl and his outlook on life is like an old man. She shows him that not all rich girls are... See full summary »

Stars: Kazuya Kamenashi, Haruka Ayase, Erika Toda, Yûta Hiraoka

Votes: 224

13. 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

14. Anego (2005– )

Drama

Naoko Noda, who works in a trading company, is called "anego" by her younger co-workers. What is "anego"? It means "older sister," but in this case it is given as a nickname to Naoko ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryôko Shinohara, Rie Tomosaka, Jin Akanishi, Masaya Katô

Votes: 105

16. Kurosagi (2006– )

45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Kurosaki, aka Kurosagi (Yamashita Tomohisa), is a swindler who cheats other professional con artists to help their victims and avenge the death of his own family. Kurosaki buys information ... See full summary »

Stars: Tomohisa Yamashita, Maki Horikita, Shion Hatakeyama, Shôichirô Masumoto

Votes: 539

17. 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

18. Ganbatte ikimasshoi (2005– )

Drama, Romance, Sport

Etsuko Shinomura, a girl who wants to start a girl's crew team at her school. However, in order to do so she needs to find at least 4 other members. She is met with many challenges - i.e. ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne Suzuki, Ryô Nishikido, Saki Aibu, Mayuko Iwasa

Votes: 21

19. Rongu rabu retâ: Hyôryû kyôshitsu (2002– )

49 min | Romance

A group of high school students and teachers are suddenly transported from the year 2002 to a post-apocalyptic 2020. As they struggle to survive, they question the meaning of fate.

Stars: Sei Andô, Seiji Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara, Kei Ishibashi

Votes: 77

20. Tiger & Dragon (2005– )

Comedy

The show revolves around Rakugo, a traditional Japanese comedy that can look back on a 400 year long history. It tells about a Yakuza who goes to a Rakugo performer to collect debts, and a talented comedian who tries to change his destiny.

Stars: Sadao Abe, Yû Aoi, Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Yôsuke Asari

Votes: 152

21. Akihabara@Deep (2006– )

TV-PG | 54 min | Drama

Akihabara is a Tokyo district full of mangas, anime, electronics, video games, figurines, etc. It is a place that gathers fanatics of such themes, people who are commonly referred to as ... See full summary »

Stars: Shunsuke Kazama, Tôma Ikuta, Yûki Himura, Gen Hoshino

Votes: 49

22. Ns' Aoi (2006– )

Drama

Aoi Misora is a third-year nurse at a prestigious hospital. After she is involved in trouble at the Emergency Center, she is transferred to a medical ward of an affiliated hospital. Unlike ... See full summary »

Stars: Kazuyuki Aijima, Satomi Ishihara, Kaoru Sugita, Toshirô Yanagiba

Votes: 18

23. Ikebukuro West Gate park (2000– )

Drama

This story follows a young man named Makoto who lives in Ikebukuro West Gate Park, an area known for youth delinquency and gangs. In fact, one of Makoto's best friends from high school, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Ai Katô, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 253

24. Iryû: Team Medical Dragon (2006– )

Drama

Ryutaro Asada, a renegade but brilliant surgeon, was being framed for a misdiagnosis and let go by the North Japanese Hospital. He went into exile and lived in a seaside shack when he was ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenji Sakaguchi, Teppei Koike, Sadao Abe, Tetsuhiro Ikeda

Votes: 128

25. Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (2006– )

Drama

High school student Hoshi Izumi loses her father suddenly in an accident. One day, Sakuma, the waka gashira of a small and weak Yakuza gang in Asakusa - the Medaka Gumi - pays Izumi a visit... See full summary »

Stars: Shion Hatakeyama, Juri Ihata, Kyôko Koizumi, Masami Nagasawa

Votes: 52

26. Himitsu no hanazono (2007– )

Drama

A female editor facing doubts about her career and personal life and what's ahead for her as she tries her best at coordinating with a mysterious comic artist in Japan.

Stars: Shunsuke Daitô, Kanata Hongô, Tetsuhiro Ikeda, Munenori Iwamoto

Votes: 31

27. Byakuyakô (2006– )

Drama

When Ryoji finds out that the object of his father's perversion is his first love, Yukiho, he kills him. To his horror, Yukiho's mother forced her to do so to relieve their dire economic ... See full summary »

Stars: Yumi Asô, Masato Atsumi, Haruka Ayase, Mitsuru Hirata

Votes: 200

28. Gal Circle (2006– )

Comedy

Kitajima Shinnosuke, a cowboy from the USA who goes to Shibuya to find a group of girls to dance Para-Para. Along the way, he becomes a new type of hero, helping to solve problems that afflict Shibuya-Gals.

Stars: Yukina Takase, Makoto Akita, Yôsuke Kawamura, Ken Maeda

Votes: 36

29. Medaka (2004– )

Drama

Takako Meguro's dream has always been to get married and quit her job. But one day, she finds herself working as a teacher at a night school. At first, she is unmotivated and doesn't take ... See full summary »

Stars: Mimura, Taizô Harada, Eita, Risa Sudou

Votes: 11

30. The Family (2007– )

Drama

A unique observational series that documents the universal themes of family life, as British families open their doors to viewers.

Stars: Takuya Kimura, Kyôka Suzuki, Kazue Fukiishi, Kyoko Hasegawa

Votes: 180

31. Ima ai ni yukimasu (2005– )

Yuuji is still a first-grade student, he is having a very hard time understanding what has happened to his mother and the fact that she won't be coming back. At the very beginning , the ... See full summary »

Stars: Hiroki Narimiya, Mimura, Akashi Takei, Aya Okamoto

Votes: 25

32. Enjin (2005– )

Drama

Kanzaki Jiro (Takuya Kimura) (who used to be a star driver back in Japan) is a backup F3000 driver in Europe. During a practice run, he accidentally crashes into his first driver and loses ... See full summary »

Stars: Hôshi Ishida, Kaho, Takuya Kimura, Koyuki

Votes: 170

33. Yankî bokou ni kaeru (2003– )

54 min | Drama

In 1988 Hokkaido's Hokusei Yoichi High School became the first high school in Japan to accept students who had previously dropped out of high school from nationwide. Hokkaido Broadcasting (... See full summary »

Stars: Sei Hiraizumi, Yoshie Ichige, Guts Ishimatsu, Masaki Aiba

Votes: 22

34. Prescription Police (2006– )

Comedy

Kiriyama Shuichiro works as an information management officer in the prefectural police station. As he is very observant and has interest in the unresolved cases which have gone past the ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Odagiri, Kumiko Asô, Kosuke Toyohara, Eri Fuse

Votes: 105

35. Before Prescription Police (2007– )

Drama

One year has past, Kiriyama works at the same police station and he is still interested in unsolved cases which belong to the statute of limitations. Together with his assistance Mizazuki, ... See full summary »

Stars: Maki Kubota, Joe Odagiri, Kumiko Asô, Kosuke Toyohara

Votes: 58

36. Shibuya Fifteen (2005– )

Action, Sci-Fi

" If you are with me you can get it. This is Shibuya but it is not Shibuya. This is where Shibuya 109 is next to 108 (Tokyo), and the highways signs write Shibuya. The people who live in ... See full summary »

Stars: Saya Yuki, Yui Aragaki, Yuria Haga, Toru Yamashita

Votes: 32

37. Rondo (2006– )

Action, Drama

Japan and Korea's biggest names star in this big-scale drama. Nishijima Sho is a Japanese detective whose father was murdered in Korea when he was still a boy. In hopes of discovering the ... See full summary »

Stars: Yuka Hôshaku, Terunosuke Takezai, Chisato Morishita, Ryushin Tei

Votes: 46

38. 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

39. Tantei gakuen Q (2007– )

Mystery

Notebooks that foretell deaths, numerous urban legends, and murders with no clues - a series of strange incidents occur, and people are lead into a deep labyrinth of mysteries. Five ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mirai Shida, Ryôsuke Yamada, Jun Kaname

Votes: 51

40. Tantei gakuen Q (2006 TV Movie)

Adventure, Family

Tantei Gakuen Q revolves around a team of genius students studying in a detective academy run by a famous detective, Morihiko Dan.

Director: Satoru Nakajima | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mirai Shida, Ryôsuke Yamada, Naruki Matsukawa

Votes: 41

41. Yamada Tarô monogatari (2007– )

Comedy

An extremely intelligent young man in Japan simply lives his life as a high school student and as the one in a considerably poor family who is hired for various part-time jobs, all sprinkled with cheezy but hilarious moments.

Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Shô Sakurai, Kazue Fukiishi, Momoko Kikuchi

Votes: 128

42. Kôkô kyôshi (2003– )

45 min | Drama, Romance

The story revolves around doomed relationship between a teacher Koga Ikumi, who is dying of an inoperable brain tumor, and his 16-year-old student Hina.

Stars: Aya Ueto, Shôta Saitô, Hijiri Kojima, Naohito Fujiki

Votes: 51

43. 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

44. Yûkan kurabu (2007– )

Comedy, Drama, Mystery

A comedy about six student council members at an elite, private high school that caters to the wealthy, who start their own "Leisure Club."

Stars: Jin Akanishi, Yû Kashii, Minami, Emi Suzuki

Votes: 102

45. 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

46. The Fantastic Deer-Man (2008– )

Drama

Forced out of his research group after conflicts with his colleagues, Ogawa Takanobu takes up an offer to teach at a girls' high school in Nara. When taking roll call on the first day one ... See full summary »

Stars: Mina Fujii, Natsuki Obama, Yukina Takase, Ayako Yoshitani

Votes: 53

47. Ashita no Kita Yoshio (2008– )

Drama

Can a coward commit suicide? Meet Kita Yoshio, a very unlucky man who has chosen his close friend's death anniversary as his suicide date, which is 11 days away. The number 11 has been ... See full summary »

Stars: Fumiyo Kohinata, Ryûhei Matsuda, Masayuki Imai, Ryô Iwamatsu

Votes: 32