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5 J-Drama TV Show Recommendations That You Should Watch

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Japanese drama,Hanzawa Naoki

Last Updated on August 1, 2021 by OtakuKart Staff

Japanese dramas have been ruling our hearts for quite many decades now. 5 J-Drama TV Show Recommendations and more on Japanese dramas is something we will be taking up today. Dramas and Especially Asian dramas serve as a great source of entertainment for the audience all over the world. Even before k-drama and c-dramas were at their peak, J-dramas also maintained quite a decent hold on their popularity. Not just Japanese dramas but even movies and television shows are also loved by all. Japanese dramas have no doubt always been a pivotal part of Asian entertainment. Though it at times seems like K-dramas and C-dramas are competing quite a lot and are clearly taking the lead, but J-Dramas are no different.

If you want to watch something interesting, and captivating, which is fun yet short at the same time, then j-dramas is definitely the right choice for you. These dramas are often quite short, having an average of 10 to 12 episodes, and can even be watched in a single sitting. So, being a drama fan, you should definitely catch them out. These  Japanese dramas are always on-trend, and hence today, we will be taking 5 J-Drama TV Show Recommendations which will quite make your day, so let’s get started.

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1. 1 Litre no Namida

The drama 1 Litre no Namida is quite an old J-drama but, to date holds its firm grip in the entertainment world. The drama aired back in 2005 and had a total of three main characters. Ikeuchi Aya is the main female protagonist of the story and is a daughter of a family who works at a tofu shop. One day she faces some problems with her health, and her mother takes her to the doctor. Where they get to know she has spinocerebellar degeneration. How the story proceeds further and the life of Aya is shown in the story. The drama has a total of 11 episodes and aired on its original network Fuji Tv.

1 Litre no Namida

1 Litre no Namida

2. Hanzawa Naoki

Next in line we have, Hanzawa Naoki. The drama was released back in 2013 and made its impact soon after it was released. The suspense business drama was liked by quite many, and to date, the drama has quite many of its fans. Hanzawa Naoki was adapted from two novels, “Oretachi Bubble Nyukougumi” and “Oretachi Hana no Baburugumi” by Jun Ikeido. Hanzawa Naoki is the main lead character of the drama. The story of the drama focuses on an idealistic banker. Who takes on corruption and wrongdoing at his large corporate bank. The drama has a total of just 10 episodes and aired on its original network TBS.

10 J-Drama TV Show Recommendations

Japanese drama, Hanzawa Naoki.

3. Mother

Next, we have the 2010 released drama, Mother. The drama aired on 14th April 2010 and became quite a hit back then. Mother is above all, and this gets proved time and again. But one necessarily doesn’t have to be a birth mother all the time to be a real mother. The drama tells us the story of Suzuhara Nao, who is an Elementary school teacher. She one day decides to abduct Michiki Rena, who is one of her fellow students. Since she was being mistreated and abused by her mother. Together they flee Hokkaido to Tokyo. And start off a new journey in their life. The drama became a huge sensational hit, and several remakes of the drama were also made. It has a total of 11 episodes and aired on its original network NTV. The drama is also streaming on Hulu and can be easily watched online.

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Japanese drama, Mother

4. Tenno no Ryoriban

Next in line, we have the famous Japanese drama Tenno no Ryoriban. The drama was released in the year 2015 and is based on the life of a young man named Tokuzo Akiyama. He is a talented man from a rural area and is married with a child along the way. He had a passion for learning and strives to become a chef, specializing in Parisian cuisine. In search of learning the best, he travels to Tokyo, then Paris, France. Finally, after overcoming quite many hurdles, he learns the culinary arts and became the chef at the Hotel Ritz in Paris. As a result of which just at the age of 26, he became the personal chef for the Emperor of Japan. The drama has a total of 12 episodes and aired on its original network, TBS.

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Tenno no Ryoriban, Japanese drama

5. Boku Dake ga Inai Machi

Last but not the least we have, Boku Dake ga Inai Machi. The drama aired back in 2017 and gathered quite a lot of attention. The drama is about an aspiring manga artist named Fujinuma Satoru. He has the ability to travel back in time moments. He prevents life-threatening incidents from happening. The suspense thriller drama is also streaming globally on Netflix and has a total of 12 episodes. The drama is also popularly known as Erased.

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Japanese drama, Boku Dake ga Inai Machi

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