http://d-addicts.com
 
Register
 
HOME DRAMAS WIKI STATS HELP (FAQ) SEARCH GROUPS PROFILE PRIVATE MESSAGES LOGIN
      

Your top 5 romantic/comedy JDrama

Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Reply to topic    D-Addicts Forum Index -> Japanese Culture & Entertainment -> JDrama Discussions
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
bigsoccerOffline
Joined: 09 Feb 2006
Total posts: 72
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:07 am    Post subject: Your top 5 romantic/comedy JDrama   Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

Your top 5 romantic/comedy JDrama.

Thank you.

Back to top
View user's profile 
nawidyOffline
Fansubber
Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Total posts: 262
Gender: Male
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:41 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

a tough one
especially since i don't remember all of the dramas i've seen by genre.
One that stands out, the rest may not be 100% love/comedy but comedy with some romance nonetheless.

There may be some typos in my list but here it is:

1. Manhattan Love Story
2. Dekichatta Kekkon
3 Nodame Cantabile
4. Himitsu no Hanazono
5. My Boss My Hero
Back to top
View user's profile 
yanieOffline
Avatar

Fansubber
Joined: 29 Mar 2005
Total posts: 1465
Gender: Female
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:47 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

1. Dekichatta Kekkon (Shotgun Marriage) - Takenouchi Yutaka, Hirosue Ryoko, Abe Hiroshi (2001)
2. Narita RIkon (Narita Divorce) - Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, Seto Asaka, Abe Hiroshi, Fukatsu Eri (1997)
3. Omiai Kekkon (Arranged Marriage) - Matsu Takako, Yusuke Santamaria (2000)

I can only recommend these three.

IMO, these 3 represents THE "Romantic Comedy" J-Drama. This 'kekkon' trilogy were all written by a housewife, Yoshida Noriko, and I think she is the BEST genuine-romantic-comedy writer in Japan. She writes very good stories, well-built and believable characters, great point of views on marriage, with full romantic moments plus hillarious, unforgettable comical/comedic moments that can make you laugh out loud.

Of course, there are other good romantic comedies, but the more recent ones mostly are just light romantic that doesn't has much comedy moments with so-so, not-funny-enough jokes.

Oh, wait a minute... NODAME CANTABILE is awesome too! But is that in the romance genre??^^ Or is it more in the musical genre? Love Shuffle was okay, just not enough comedic moments.

If you want both genuine romance and genuine comedy, then I definitely recommend the 'kekkon' trilogy^^

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile 
marina_khvOffline
Joined: 04 May 2010
Total posts: 2
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:39 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

Beautiful Life
Hitotsu yane no shita
Bara no nai hanaya
Pride
Hotaru no hikari
Smile
Back to top
View user's profile 
arakira
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:52 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

yanie, thanks for the rec, i'll definitely try these 3. Looking for older dramas atm anyway Big Smile

IMO Romance+true Comedy isn't very common in Japanese dramas, but i enyoyed those:

1. Hotaru no Hikari
2. Kekkon Dekinai Hito
3. Nodame Cantabile
4. Kimi Wa Petto
5. Zettai Kareshi

Beautiful Life and Bara No Nai Hanaya are also great romance dramas but rather tragic than comedy.
Back to top
View user's profile 
The ChaosOffline
Avatar

Upload Addict
Joined: 23 May 2009
Total posts: 3821
Age: 25
Gender: Female
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:16 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

I'm only gonna put two since I think they my only favorites :

Hana yori Dango
Nodame Cantabile


Mr. Green

_________________
twitter / My Anime List
Back to top
View user's profile 
menaineOffline
Joined: 19 Dec 2008
Total posts: 94
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:05 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

maybe not the best, but Proposal Daisakusen is my top one of romantic-comedy drama

The others:
Densha Otoko
Back to top
View user's profile 
KenedaaOffline
Joined: 08 Feb 2007
Total posts: 46
Location: France, Reims
Age: 35
Gender: Male
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:08 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

I can only think about Kekkon dekinai otoko and Hotaru no Hikari

marina_khv wrote:
Beautiful Life
Hitotsu yane no shita
Bara no nai hanaya
Pride
Hotaru no hikari
Smile


I really don't understand how you can consider Bara no nai hanaya and Beautiful Life comedies Oo.

thanks for the recommendation yanie!

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile 
GirOffline
Avatar

Joined: 27 Oct 2004
Total posts: 659
Gender: Male
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:01 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

Ok, my favorites would be:

Long Vacation
Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Narita Divorce
Last Christmas
Bus Stop
Double Kitchen
Magerarengi onna
And
Chakushin Ari


Well, I guess there is more than 5, but I just couldn't leave out a couple.


Whistling And the last one was in there just to see if people are paying attention. Laugh

But you have to admit there was some romance going on in it.

_________________
If you can remain calm while all around you others are panicking... Then you obviously have not adequately assessed the situation.
Back to top
View user's profile 
hiroshiOffline
Avatar

Joined: 26 May 2004
Total posts: 48
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:45 pm    Post subject: Lots to choose from ...   Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

Off the top of my head, here's my favorites in no particular order. I just listed them by the year they came out (or thereabouts).

Long Vacation (1996), Love Generation (1997), Great Teacher Onizuka (1998), Yamato Nadeshiko (2000), Mukudono! (2001 version), Hero (2001, SP, and movie), Densha Otoko (2005), Nodame Cantabile (2006), My Boss My Hero (2006), Kekkon Dekinai Otoko (2006), Haken no Hinkaku (2007).

Don't ask me to pick a top 5 'cause I can't!

Of course, there are others but these are my picks for dramas with both romance and comedy as main themes. As you can tell, I have a preference for the "classics"! Smile
Back to top
View user's profile 
yanieOffline
Avatar

Fansubber
Joined: 29 Mar 2005
Total posts: 1465
Gender: Female
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:59 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

Please allow me to comment on the drama's titles mentioned here Roll Eyes

I would put these dramas in the same group:
Beautiful Life
Bara no nai hanaya
Pride
Last Christmas
Long Vacation
Love Generation
Yamato Nadeshiko

They are genuine romance but were definitely not genuine comedy, some light jokes here and there, but it won't make you laugh "hahaha", probably just smile. These dramas also has quite amount of angst. But I'd recommend them, just because they ARE GOOD^^ I really enjoyed these dramas, too.
Long Vacation is probably the brightest and the funniest one in this group, though, thanks to Yamaguchi Tomoko and Inamori Izumi's characters Smile


Kekkon Dekinai Otoko - this is suppose to be in the romance genre, but actually we don't get much romantic moments afterall, due to Abe Hiroshi's character's quirky-ness. And it has less comedy than I expected. This is a light and entertaining drama. But I have to say this is not a genuine romance nor it is a genuine comedy pinch Abe Hiroshi and Natsukawa Yui's pairing is very good though!! thumright


Genuine romance, genuine comedy, yes, I'd recommend them too (in the best order):
1. Nodame Cantabile - AWESOME!
2. Hana yori Dango - GREAT!
3. Densha Otoko - ENTERTAINING!
4. Mukodono! - has the same romance and family moments amount
5. Hotaru no hikari - I didn't really enjoy this one, but seem like many people loves it, so maybe you should try it too^^


NOT romance:
Great Teacher Onizuka (1998) - LOVED IT! but this is a school drama
Hero (2001, SP, and movie) - My all-time fave! Awesome comedy, but this is definitely a law drama
Hitotsu yane no shita - it's a touching family drama, heavily focus on the siblings bond
Himitsu no Hanazono - focused on the brothers' bond, VERY GOOD COMEDY, but little romance
Chakushin Ari - Laugh should I even say anything? haha, in case anyone is seriously wondering, it's a horror movie^^


I'm explaining all these, just in case the starter of the thread is looking for the genuine romance, genuine comedy-type of dramas ^_^

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile 
hiroshiOffline
Avatar

Joined: 26 May 2004
Total posts: 48
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:20 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: -1 Reply with quote

Yanie, everyone has their own interpretation of what is comedy, what is drama, what is romance, what is a human drama. The initial poster asked a very open ended question without specifying she or he was looking for.

You have your opinion and interpretation of what romance is. Others have theirs. Instead of judging other posters' interpretation and questioning their judgment, it'd be much more respectful if you just let others express their opinions and leave it as is.

Just because in your opinion, Kekkon Dekinai Otoko doesn't have enough romantic moments for your liking, then it's not a genuine romance? Like I said, please be more respectful towards your fellow posters. Thank you.
Back to top
View user's profile 
kawaiimomoOffline
Joined: 24 Mar 2007
Total posts: 200
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:32 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

I agree with Yanie, as much as i loved Kekkon Dekinai Otoko it wasn't much of a love story. there was romantic tension and even a bit of romance but no out right love story in there like Long Vacation or Hana Yori Dango. I wish there were more genuine jdrama romantic comedies!! there aren't enough just a handful. sigh.... Glare
Back to top
View user's profile 
yanieOffline
Avatar

Fansubber
Joined: 29 Mar 2005
Total posts: 1465
Gender: Female
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:43 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

hiroshi wrote:
Yanie, everyone has their own interpretation of what is comedy, what is drama, what is romance, what is a human drama. The initial poster asked a very open ended question without specifying she or he was looking for.

You have your opinion and interpretation of what romance is. Others have theirs. Instead of judging other posters' interpretation and questioning their judgment, it'd be much more respectful if you just let others express their opinions and leave it as is.

Just because in your opinion, Kekkon Dekinai Otoko doesn't have enough romantic moments for your liking, then it's not a genuine romance? Like I said, please be more respectful towards your fellow posters. Thank you.


Oh, I really have no intention to offend anyone here. I'm very sorry >_< I was just stating my opinion on these dramas. And of course, it's not a romance JUST in my opinion. I agree that it might be romance/comedy for other people.

I'm very sorry. I'll be more careful next time.

I might have gone over the line, because I really like romantic comedy genre dramas. And I get excited talking about it.

I'm very, very sorry *bows*

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile 
chili01Offline
Joined: 09 Dec 2009
Total posts: 11
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:00 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

yanie wrote:
1. Dekichatta Kekkon (Shotgun Marriage) - Takenouchi Yutaka, Hirosue Ryoko, Abe Hiroshi (2001)
2. Narita RIkon (Narita Divorce) - Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, Seto Asaka, Abe Hiroshi, Fukatsu Eri (1997)
3. Omiai Kekkon (Arranged Marriage) - Matsu Takako, Yusuke Santamaria (2000)

I can only recommend these three.

IMO, these 3 represents THE "Romantic Comedy" J-Drama. This 'kekkon' trilogy were all written by a housewife, Yoshida Noriko, and I think she is the BEST genuine-romantic-comedy writer in Japan. She writes very good stories, well-built and believable characters, great point of views on marriage, with full romantic moments plus hillarious, unforgettable comical/comedic moments that can make you laugh out loud.

Of course, there are other good romantic comedies, but the more recent ones mostly are just light romantic that doesn't has much comedy moments with so-so, not-funny-enough jokes.

Oh, wait a minute... NODAME CANTABILE is awesome too! But is that in the romance genre??^^ Or is it more in the musical genre? Love Shuffle was okay, just not enough comedic moments.

If you want both genuine romance and genuine comedy, then I definitely recommend the 'kekkon' trilogy^^


where can I download or watch those? they are somewhat old so Im having trouble finding them
Back to top
View user's profile 
ohspicysrirachaOffline
Joined: 03 Jun 2010
Total posts: 1
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:12 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

I usually just frequent the boards to check out the good stuff that's out there.. because there are just so many shows to *attempt* to keep up on.. but as for the jdramas that I've kept because they were pretty awesome in no particular order:

More than Top 5
1) Nodame Cantabile - after the remake from animation --> live-action, although didn't entirely coincide, still brought plenty of laughter.. and Nodame's relationship woes.. are truly a unique one. Everybody's favorite

2) Orange days - Definitely a tear jerker and interesting story/plot

3) Ryokiteki no Kanojo - from what I heard, this is a remake from the korean version?

4) Proposal Daisakusen - Also one of those that I think, everybody would like

5) Lunch Queen w/ Takeuchi Yuko - I think the Japanese name of the drama was "Lunch no Joou", was one of the first jdramas I've started out with.. and to this day, I can pull out and watch again and fall in love with Takeuchi Yuko (who has a minor role in the American TV show "Flashforward"!!)

6) Honey & Clover

7) Waraeru koi wa shitakunai special - "Don't want a laughable love" - This if I remember correctly was a christmas special a few years ago that SARS subbed. If you're looking for something super short (3 eps) that'll give you about an hour fix of jdrama-ddiction, this will probably be the one for you

Cheers, and keep the lists comin!

P.S. It would be great if we can have the mod or someone with first page thread posts to edit/re-edit their posts to have "great comedy/romance jdrama" listed. Thanks!
Back to top
View user's profile 
gljangelOffline
Joined: 09 Jun 2007
Total posts: 303
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:24 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

Some that have made me laugh, cry and have throughly enjoyed - no order of preference or anything

Kimi wa Petto
Pride
Love Shuffle
Sapuri
Zettai Kureshi
Brother Beat
Back to top
View user's profile 
LaLaLaDRAMAOffline
Joined: 28 Jul 2007
Total posts: 156
Location: sunnytown CALI
Gender: Female
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:50 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

Not really going by substance, but I guess I can name a few that I was honestly hooked to from the get go:

1) Love Generation (pretty old, but kimutaku and the main girl had major chemistry)
2) To Heart (very light, but full of drama. Watched it for Tsuyoshi Domoto--sooo cute in this drama. He has great chemistry with fukada kyoko. This was before his weight gain)
3) Hana Yori Dango (watched it like 20 times!!)
4) Hanazakari no Kimi tachi e (not a fan of horikita maki, but this was fun to watch)
5) Love Revolution ( I really liked this drama! Pretty old, but liked all the characters)
Back to top
View user's profile 
lulu19Offline
Joined: 02 Jun 2010
Total posts: 4
Location: Australia
Age: 23
Gender: Female
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:37 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

not in particular order:

-Yamato Nadeshiko
-Hotaru no Hikari (super funny Big Smile )
-Nodame Cantabile
-Hana Kimi
-Zettai Kareshi
Back to top
View user's profile 
k361Offline
Joined: 29 Jan 2009
Total posts: 2577
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:41 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

chili01 wrote:
yanie wrote:
1. Dekichatta Kekkon (Shotgun Marriage) - Takenouchi Yutaka, Hirosue Ryoko, Abe Hiroshi (2001)
2. Narita RIkon (Narita Divorce) - Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, Seto Asaka, Abe Hiroshi, Fukatsu Eri (1997)
3. Omiai Kekkon (Arranged Marriage) - Matsu Takako, Yusuke Santamaria (2000)

If you want both genuine romance and genuine comedy, then I definitely recommend the 'kekkon' trilogy^^

where can I download or watch those? they are somewhat old so Im having trouble finding them

Omiai Kekkon was subbed by SARS
From Shotgun Wedding and Narita Rikon was a subbed batch torrent by jem. The jem torrents of the jdrama got lost on d-addicts, can be found at isohunt. http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/29899293/jem+shotgun?tab=summary and http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/12780655/jem+rikon?tab=summary (you can find both as DDL at some livejournal communities).
Back to top
View user's profile 
KazeyamaOffline
Joined: 15 Apr 2007
Total posts: 113
Location: United States
Gender: Female
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:02 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

1. Hotaru no Hikari
2. Anego
3. Haken no Hinkaku
4. Koi no Chikara
5. Star no Koi
Back to top
View user's profile 
ryoko11Offline
Avatar

Joined: 27 Jan 2006
Total posts: 630
Gender: Female
PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:02 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

1. Long Vacation (Most J-dramas seem to be primarily comedy with a little romance, but Long Vacation brings the romance. I think it's got plenty of comedy for the title "romantic comedy". It just deals with more subtle comedy instead of slapstick, cross dressing, and the other over the top stuff we often enjoy. The opening had me in stitches. First scenes are of a bride in full traditional attire as she runs full-tilt through the busy streets leaving everyone staring after her in surprise. After bounding up a series of stairs with her kimono nearly around her waist, she starts banging frantically on an apartment door and wakes the lone tenent. Sena opens the door to see a strange, frantic, out of breath bride staring back at him. Without a word he promptly closes the door in her face as though this must be a messed up dream and starts to head back to bed. It's shocking and hilarious for me even after watching the series multiple times, but it's not played over the top with exaggerated facial expressions and gimmicks. I love those too, but they aren't the only form of comedy. Long Vacation is solidly a romantic comedy without them, imo.)
2. Manhattan Love Story (crazy, funny, good. Just go with it.)
3. Kimi wa Petto (Oh the kisses! Found the ensemble quite funny too.)
4. Yama Onna Kabe Onna (Beyond the plethora of boob jokes stemming from Megumi's insecurities are some very lovable characters, and a couple of very nice potential OTPs.)
5. Hotaru no Hikari (Buchou! God, I can't wait for season 2!)

I also adored Nodame Cantabile, though I think it's lighter on the romance due to Chiaki's personality quirks. The comedic DV is rather like a Tom and Jerry cartoon, and it's pretty awesome. Yasuko to Kenji was also really enjoyable.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website 
riki_kunOffline
Joined: 06 Mar 2010
Total posts: 117
Location: Italy
Gender: Male
PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:14 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

1. Hana Yori Dango
2. Buzzer Beat
3. Proposal Daisakusen
4. Hana Kimi
5. Densha Otoko
Back to top
View user's profile 
«minah»
Avatar

Location: in a room
Gender: Female
PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:18 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

hm.... Not in any order

Anna-san no Omame
Stand Up!!
Celeb to Binbo
Nodame Cantabile


Out of all the dramas I've watched... I can only think of four favorite comedy/romance

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail 
tsurashi313Offline
Avatar

Joined: 24 Jul 2007
Total posts: 401
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:05 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

1. Nodame Cantabile
2. Yasuko to Kenji
3. Hana Yori Dango
4. Yukan Club
5. Buzzer Beat

I think some are more romantic than comedic and some are more comedic than romantic. Hanazakari no Kimi tachi e and Atashinchi no Danshi were some-what enjoyable as well.
A really good one that I'm not sure should be on the list is Ryusei no Kizuna. It has some humor in it throughout the drama. It's more on the mystery and dramatic side but there are some comedic reliefs in it that are fresh.

_________________
Watching: Flower Boy Next Door, Galileo 2
Back to top
View user's profile 
SoannieOffline
Joined: 09 Jun 2010
Total posts: 12
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:50 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

1) LONG VACATION.
Maybe a bit old, but still the best for me. Funny and touching.

2) ANEGO

3) SATORARE

4) HAKEN NO HINKAKU

5) ZETTAI KARESHI
Back to top
View user's profile 
MitsukaiKuroiOffline
Avatar

Joined: 16 Jan 2007
Total posts: 541
Location: Where Six Side Is Heaven And Nine Side Is Go...
Gender: Female
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:06 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

I would have to say (in no particular order) :

Hana Yori Dango
Ohitorisama
Densha Otoko
Kimi wa Petto
Star no Koi


But other really great ones that I liked were :

Manhattan Love Story
Hotaru no Hikari

_________________
Currently Watching :
Back to top
View user's profile 
isuzuOffline
Joined: 03 Aug 2004
Total posts: 42
Location: Southern California
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:13 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

Romantic Comedy
Hana Yori Dango
Hana Kimi
Hotari no Hikari
Nodame Cantabile
My Boss My Hero

Comedy
Stand Up
GTO
Atashinchi no Danshi

Romantic
Pride
Back to top
View user's profile 
hsthompsonOffline
Joined: 12 Aug 2009
Total posts: 10
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:57 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

My recommendations

1.- Long Vacation - Well written and acted characters, comedy is subtle, ending makes you go YES! It is one of the classic and it is not for naught.
Hidden:

(Not really a spoiler, more a curious aside: I think a good drinking game can be made with the product placements for this series... they might have gone a bit overboard... how many times can you spot the Konami logo?)



2.- Dekichatta Kekkon - Another classic. The main characters are charming and believable. However, Abe Hiroshi and Sonny Chiba show they can act, and between the two of them steal the show. Heartwarming, it doesn't have the obvious ending, and

3.- Densha Otoko - Proof that reality is sometimes stranger than fiction... Heavier on the comedy, but still a good rom-com. Misaki Itoh is just dreamy in this. She's very good at comedy, just not here (Yama Onna, Kabe Onna; Kiken no Aneki; Taiho Shichauzo are good examples). It is not needed, however, as everyone else makes up for it in spades.

4.- Manhattan Love Story - You'll need to make a diagram to keep track of all that's going on. In fact, it gets so topsy-turvy that the main character in the show fact HAS such a relationship diagram, and still has problems to keep up. It makes me want to make coffee and a Napolitan (which I can assure you, people in Naples would not recognize)

5.- Hanazakari no Kimitachi e - In a way, it is your quintessential high school love comedy. It has a small twist though. All characters are very likeable, even if some are a bit too quirky, and will reach you. It's not an acting, or production, or dialogue masterclass. But I'd say the whole is better than the sum of its parts.

Not sure where to classify those as rom-coms, but still recommended:

Kekkon Dekinai Otoko - Abe Hiroshi is awesome. Hell, everyone is very good in this show, no exceptions. Others have classified this as light on the romance. I'd say the romance is there, but it is very subtle. It has to be, because the guy Abe plays... has issues. Then again, who doesn't?

Himitsu no Hanazono - There is romance here, but the important part is the relationships between the brothers, all the little secrets and lies. Love conquers all, but can it fix it all?

101st Proposal - Not exactly a comedy, but it has very funny moments though. Humor not as understated as in Long Vacation. But the love story though...
Takeda Tetsuya is not good looking (1). You can see why he's been to 100 marriage meetings already without result. However, he's THE MAN. I won't spoil it for you, but I'll just say that my 3 favourite romantic scenes of all time are all in this series. So definitely recommended.



(1) Most probably only Spanish people will get this , he looks just like a Japanese version of El Fary, may he rest in peace. The saying goes: "You're uglier than El Fary sucking on lemons". If you do an image search you'll see what I mean...
Back to top
View user's profile 
forestmaiden71Offline
Avatar

Joined: 15 Jun 2010
Total posts: 52
Age: 32
Gender: Female
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:33 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

I would have to say that the romantic comedy genre is my fav....but these are my 5 favs Tongue

1. Hana Yori Dango <- my first drama and my measuring stick to all others. Honestly, I think I could get anyone to watch Japanese Dramas if they watched HYD first Tongue Besides, who can resist Oguri Shun as Rui... ;)

2. Zettai Kureshi <- biggest tear jerker show ever. And it's still soo cute!

3. Kimi wa Petto <- Yeah, the idea is odd, but the show is way cute. You'll want a Momo after you watch it, I'm sure. I do Smile

4. Hana Kimi <- this is going on here because it's a cute show and it did make me laugh. I thought the romance was much better between the underdog and the main chick then with Oguri Shun, but that's my opinion and besides the point Tongue

5. yamato nadeshiko shichi henge <- I know not that many people really liked this show, but I thought it was cute. The romance was fun and the show did make me laugh at times. Plus, it was just plain fun to watch Smile

Those are my top five Smile
Also, question...
Nodame Cantabile <- Romance? Really? I saw this online and it didn't describe it as a romance at all. In fact, the description made me not watch it. I'm thinking I may have to give it a chance after I saw it on so many lists here...
Back to top
View user's profile 
Razor.Offline
Avatar

Joined: 01 May 2009
Total posts: 78
Location: Japan.
Age: 22
Gender: Female
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:23 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

1. Gokusen
2. Zettai Kareshi
3. Boku Dake No Madona
4. First Kiss
5. My Boss My Hero

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile 
beanOffline
Avatar

Joined: 06 Oct 2006
Total posts: 415
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:47 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: -1 Reply with quote

hehe
one pound gospel
tatta hitotsu no koi
proposal daikusen
nodamel contabile
1 liter of tears
ninkyo helper

nt actualy comedy or romance bt rather d drama i love, hehe.
Back to top
View user's profile 
20centuryboyOffline
Avatar

Joined: 03 May 2005
Total posts: 698
Location: Paris
Age: 41
Gender: Male
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:33 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

I 've found out a few drama i 've never noticed before in this topic. Smile

_________________
Nankurunai sa!
Back to top
View user's profile 
browniethecatOffline
Avatar

Joined: 09 Jul 2010
Total posts: 3
Gender: Female
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:48 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

For me, it's:
- Otomen (especially funny in my opinion Laugh )
- Hana yori Dango
- Kimi wa Petto
- 1 Pound Gospel
also, less funny, but romantic: Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge and Buzzer Beat
Back to top
View user's profile 
amuoOochanOffline
Joined: 11 Jul 2010
Total posts: 1
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:57 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

My top 4 list!! <33

1, Hana yori dango ( have read the manga!! Love the comedy/romance!! Funny chara!!! <33
2, koizora ( A very very sad love story!! ) <33
3, personal test ( Funny chara!! )
4, Zettai karenchi ( A robotboyfriend!! Ahahaha!!!
Back to top
View user's profile 
mewificOffline
Avatar

Joined: 09 Jul 2007
Total posts: 76
Gender: Female
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:17 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

1. Hotaru no Hikari
2. Nodame Cantabile
3. Koi no Chikara
4. Hana Yori Dango
5. Around 40
Back to top
View user's profile 
blackstarOffline
Joined: 19 Nov 2005
Total posts: 39
Gender: Female
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:54 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

mukodono (nagase tomoya & takeuchi yuko are so cute together)
orange days
dekichatta kekkon
love shuffle
proposal daisakusen sp

actually i still have more in mind.. hahaha
Back to top
View user's profile 
piousmOffline
Joined: 07 May 2009
Total posts: 21
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:45 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

It's hard keeping it to 5, but these are the funniest romantic comedies that I can think of, rather than romantic dramas that have funny bits :
1. Hotaru no Hikari;
2. Proposal Daisakusen;
3. Otomen;
4. My Boss my Hero;
5. Ohitorisama.

If it was great romantic dramas with funny bits, i'd have another list easily.
Back to top
View user's profile 
12bucklemyshoeOffline
Avatar

Joined: 15 Jul 2007
Total posts: 171
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

For me, Long Vacation is the best of all romance dramas.

Romantic Comedies:

1) Long Vacation
2) Cupid no Itazura. It might seem "cheap" but I love this drama.
3) Love & Fight (Koi wa Tatakai)
4) Love Shuffle
4) Anego

Romance (excluding rom-com):
1) Orange Days
2) Buzzer Beat
3) Tatta Hitotsu no Koi
4) Virgin Road
5) Slow Dance
Back to top
View user's profile 
el_canuckOffline
Joined: 30 Apr 2008
Total posts: 209
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:17 pm    Post subject: Top 5 Japanese Romantic Comedies   Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

I think some people think the question is comedic romances. then romance would be the main point (Long Vacation). The original question focuses on comedy, correct?

1. Nodame Cantabile-funny all of the way through with a little romance and great music.
One special and two movies following, says it all. The perfect show.

2. Maison Ikkoku 1&2-funny group of characters

3. Ohitorisama-cute and funny

4. Mukudomo 2003-funny and he wore a sweatshirt with my college's logo.

5. Last Christmas-another great cast of nutty characters

There are others of course, but the Japanese tend to do more school and police type than the Koreans.
If this question were asked of Kdrama, there would be a much bigger reply. I think.
Back to top
View user's profile 
ojouprincessOffline
Avatar

Joined: 30 Jun 2007
Total posts: 81
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Age: 28
Gender: Female
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:56 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

1. hotaru no hikari (1&2)
2. hana yori dango (1&2)
3. my boss my hero
4. yamada taro monogatari
5. densha otoko (not the sp though)

_________________

CURRENTLY WATCHING: Hotaru no Hikari 2
credits to: mamalumimin for the lovely avatar and mayleann for the super pretty sig. ^_^
Back to top
View user's profile 
nescafemathOffline
Avatar

Joined: 28 Aug 2009
Total posts: 67
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:23 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

in the more comedy point of view... Roll Eyes
1.my boss my hero - no need to be explain Laugh
2.yamato nadeshiko shinci no henge -
3.tokyo dog - they argue about food at the crime place.. Argue
4.mukodono! - all characters play their role nicely..expecially the baka couple Tongue
5.nodame cantabile - mukya!! Blink kyaa!! Goggle eyes

in romantic view...
1.mukodono! - lovely+loving each time yuichiro&sakura together & episode 8 was so Wub
2.atashinci no danshi - mom+son Smile
3.hana yori dango - when domyoji that lost his memory suddenly remember makino was her gf. which is after she gave the same reaction as before when domyoji was ill.
4.futari - the wife takingcare of her paralize husband..so touching..
5.my boss my hero - makio didnt fight with the hoodlum because hikari hate yakuza Crying
Back to top
View user's profile 
jubies33Offline
Avatar

Joined: 17 Jul 2010
Total posts: 191
Location: U.S.A.
Gender: Female
PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:50 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

I haven't watched a ton of j dramas yet but these were the romantic/comedic ones that I liked so far

1)Nodame Cantabile- I thought this was so funny and the romance wasn't in your face but it was there and I found it very sweet

2)Orange days- not a comedy per se but had it's funny moments and a very good drama

3)Love shuffle- I loved all the characters, it was an entertaining drama with both comedy and romance

4) Hana yori dango- one of my first Japanese dramas and still love it

5)Buzzer Beat- not really comedy but had some sweet romantic moments and good overall

I also enjoyed Tatta Hitotsu no koi although this didn't have any comedy. It's a sweet romantic drama.
Back to top
View user's profile 
SorvasevenOffline
Avatar

Joined: 07 May 2007
Total posts: 594
Location: Europe
Gender: Male
PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:17 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

1) Pride (Kimura Takuya)
2) Love Generation (Kimura Takuya)
3) Orange Days (Shibasaki Kou)
4) Last Christmas (Oda Yuji)
5) Long Love Letter (Tokiwa Takako)

These are pure romantic dramas Laugh
Back to top
View user's profile 
bigsoccerOffline
Joined: 09 Feb 2006
Total posts: 72
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Top 5 Japanese Romantic Comedies   Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

el_canuck wrote:


There are others of course, but the Japanese tend to do more school and police type than the Koreans.
If this question were asked of Kdrama, there would be a much bigger reply. I think.


Yeah. More variety in this genre from Kdrama.

p.s. This is an identical thread for Kdrama if you're interested.

Your top 5 romantic/comedy Kdrama
http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_85621.htm
Back to top
View user's profile 
ladymoi14Offline
Avatar

Joined: 21 Dec 2011
Total posts: 53
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:13 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

1. Beautiful Life
2. My Boss My Hero
3. Tatta Hitotsu No Koi
4. Nodame Cantabile
5. First Kiss
Back to top
View user's profile 
rootabega
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:47 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

1. Manhattan Love Story
2. Manhattan Love Story
3. Manhattan Love Story
4. Manhattan Love Story
5. Manhattan Love Story

I guess you've caught my drift by now... Big Smile
Back to top
View user's profile 
kitty10
Avatar

Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:18 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

Off the top of my head:

Love Revolution
Over Time (not a lot of comedy)
Hotaru no Hikari
Long Vacation
Koi no Chikara
Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Slow Dance

(More than 5, but oh well...)

_________________
Beating heart 玉木宏、藤木直人... 大好き!Beating heart
Back to top
View user's profile 
YulingOffline
Avatar

Joined: 09 Jan 2012
Total posts: 6
Age: 27
Gender: Female
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:31 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

yanie wrote:
Love Shuffle was okay, just not enough comedic moments.


Sad I think Love Shuffle is underrated. I mean, it's not a super serious show, but it has some decent writing. Plus, I think Karina gives a good performance.
Back to top
View user's profile 
sunflower63Offline
Joined: 28 Jan 2012
Total posts: 208
Location: Italy
Gender: Female
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:14 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

My top five are:

Hotaru no Hikari
Nodame Cantabile
Long Vacation
Ikemen Desu Ne
Love Generation
Back to top
View user's profile 
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    D-Addicts Forum Index -> Japanese Culture & Entertainment -> JDrama Discussions All times are GMT - 1 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum