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Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Post by nowh3r3 » Nov 7th, '17, 15:54

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nowh3r3 wrote:Can someone recommend me best quality dramas that would be either really funny or mystery/detective/suspense etc?
I haven't been able to watch dramas actively in about 4 years.. now I want to catch up :D So preferrably dramas that have aired after 2013 or so...
Funny detective stuff: Bitter Blood, Watashi no Kirai na Tantei

Serious detective/mystery: BORDER, Kageri Yuku Natsu, Yami no Bansosha, Cold Case, Long Goodbye

Humour: Fuben na Benriya, Neko Zamurai

If you want older drama recs, just buzz.
Thanks for your suggestions! Cold Case is actually one of the very few I have watched recently. But the others I will definitely look for!
I'm happy I already got this many recommendations, yay :D

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Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Post by in2sky » Dec 4th, '17, 09:50

Any funny drama this Fall?
I know... it's been years since they dropped that genre but I might have missed something...

my favorite funny dramas are:

My Boss My Hero
Densha Otoko
Tokkyu Tanaka San Go
Kabe Onna Yama Onna

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Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Post by fairx » Jan 31st, '18, 17:07

Hi guys and gurls

Its been a while since I'm back here at DA. (5 years I guess?)

I'm not up to speed with current Jdrama but wanted to find some laid back drama with particular traits.
I'm a fan of Screenwriter Kizara Izumi (http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kizara_Izumi) and I watch all of her stuffs except Oyaji no Senaka. My favorite would be Suika, Nobuta wo Produce and Yuube no curry, Ashita no Pan.

So i'm looking for similar feel / type of drama which emphasize more on daily life and human connection imbued with some comedy.

the only drama that I watch recently having same kind of feels are Kahogo no Kahoko, so that's already in my watched list. I also enjoy both part of Koizumi's Saigo kara Nibanme no Koi series.

so pelase suggest me some more, especially the one that I missed i the past 5 years or so. Hopefully with completed sub if available. I might hunt for japan subs if its really good but untranslated.


Thank you very much

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Post by Keiko1981 » Jan 31st, '18, 20:42

fairx wrote:Hi guys and gurls

Its been a while since I'm back here at DA. (5 years I guess?)

I'm not up to speed with current Jdrama but wanted to find some laid back drama with particular traits.
I'm a fan of Screenwriter Kizara Izumi (http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kizara_Izumi) and I watch all of her stuffs except Oyaji no Senaka. My favorite would be Suika, Nobuta wo Produce and Yuube no curry, Ashita no Pan.

So i'm looking for similar feel / type of drama which emphasize more on daily life and human connection imbued with some comedy.

the only drama that I watch recently having same kind of feels are Kahogo no Kahoko, so that's already in my watched list. I also enjoy both part of Koizumi's Saigo kara Nibanme no Koi series.

so pelase suggest me some more, especially the one that I missed i the past 5 years or so. Hopefully with completed sub if available. I might hunt for japan subs if its really good but untranslated.


Thank you very much
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Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Post by bluchan » Feb 1st, '18, 06:02

Currently I'm in awe with:

Repeat (2018) this drama is a mysterious thriller with more than a turn of screw. Very recomended. :thumright:

http://www.d-addicts.com/forums/viewtop ... 0#p1795230

Joshiteki Seikatsu (2018) life as a transgerder girl who likes girls. Not your average cursi thing, very clever and recomended too. And it's only 4 episodes! :thumleft:

http://www.d-addicts.com/forums/viewtop ... 2#p1795222

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Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Post by catstreet » Feb 2nd, '18, 23:56

Hey everyone :)

I'm not overly new to jdramas as have watched some recently and in the past but am currently in a slump so am looking for some recommendations of dramas that might help me get out of that! I tend to get quite distracted if the story lulls or if it gets repetitive, and I'm not really into the following genres: detective/procedurals, medical, historical, western or sports

Drama genres I'm into: romance, school/youth, comedy, slice-of-life, mystery/thriller, friendship, psychological, manga
I especially love romantic dramas, friendship dramas, youth dramas or mystery thrillers!

Fave dramas: Ikebukuro West Gate Park, N no Tame Ni, Algernon Ni Hanataba O, Suki ga Hito ga Iru Koto, Hana Yori Dango, Nobuta Wo Produce

Other dramas I've seen and enjoyed: Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge, Long Love Letter, Orange Days, Bloody Monday, Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko, Stand Up!!

Actors I really like: Yamapi, Kento Yamazaki, Kubota Masataka, Kamenashi Kazuya, Miura Haruma, Miura Shohei, Sato Takeru, Nomura Shuhei, Kaku Kento, Sakaguchi Kentaro, Suda Masaki, Oguri Shun, Nagase Tomoya, Tsumabuki Satoshi, Kubozuka Yosuke, Sato Ryuta, Yamamoto Yusuke, Seto Koji

I hope someone has some recommendations that I'll really end up loving! Thank you!! :salut:

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Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Post by Jintetsu » Feb 3rd, '18, 10:55

Here's just a few of my alltime favorites, according to the genres you mention and actors you like. My favorite ones are written in bold :P
Some are pretty famous so you probably already watched them, but, just in case... :-)

Romantic drama: Itsuka Kono Koi wo Omoidashite Kitto Naite Shimau, Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu, Tatta Hitotsu no Koi, Love Song, Rich man Poor Woman, Summer Nude, Tokyo Tarareba Musume, Koinaka, Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu, Piece

School/Youth: My Boss My Hero, Yasuko to Kenji, 14sai no Hana, Seigi no Mikata, Koe Koi, Good Morning Call

Comedy: Hotaru no Hikari, Zenkai Girl, Attention Please, Watashi Kekkon Dekinai Janakute Shinain desu, Apoyan, Hito wa Mitame ga 100 Percent


Also, since you like mistery you could love (as much as I did, which means ten thousands tons of love :wub: ) Okitegami Kyoko no Biboroku (I always recommend this :lol )
And since you like Nobuta Wo produce, you could give a try watching Q10, that's a mix between school/youth/romance/scifi

Hope it helps :thumright:

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Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Post by catstreet » Feb 3rd, '18, 17:13

Ah, thank you! :wub: There were a few here that I actually hadn't come across before so I'm looking forward to checking them out! Q10 looks like something I'd enjoy! As does Summer Nude (which reminds me very much of Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto! I've been meaning to watch a few of those mentioned too, especially classics like My Boss, My Hero! :thumright:

I also found a recent drama Kahogo no Kahoko, which looks like it'd be cute and fun!

Appreciate your suggestions, this will definitely give me some to keep me going for the time being haha. :salut:

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Post by am00339 » Feb 3rd, '18, 17:26

Currently airing J-Dramas, recommendations please.

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Post by catstreet » Feb 4th, '18, 15:54

am00339 wrote:Currently airing J-Dramas, recommendations please.
I'm not sure about what genres you're into but currently I'm really enjoying Kuragehime and Todome no Kiss... however I'm also hearing good things about Repeat and Unnatural? :-)

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Post by yentsik » Feb 28th, '18, 17:15

am00339 wrote:Currently airing J-Dramas, recommendations please.
Winter 2018
I'm currently enjoying Anone. I can't explain what it's about. It's very deep but I enjoyed it for a change. + Hirose Suzu is in it!

KAKERUGUI ~ the acting is a little bit crazy but it fits the story if you have watched the anime.

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Post by exoduze » Mar 11th, '18, 05:53

Hey Guys!

The name is eXo. I'm new to this forum, obviously. I am also new to JDrama/KDrama in general. Got into it when i randomly saw Million Yen Women on netflix and just fell in love with the concept. Personally loved Nanami. Loved how forward her character is, i guess that makes it my thing.

I was wondering if you guys have any recommendations similar to the Million Yen Women or Harem RomComs?

Thank you!

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Post by sakara » Apr 30th, '18, 14:35

am00339 wrote:Currently airing J-Dramas, recommendations please.
I like very much Seigi no Se. I watched the first two episodes and I have been really impressed with Yoshitaka Yuriko, she's so cute and this drama fits her character like a glove, it's another great performance after Tokyo Tarareba Musume

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Serious J crime/detective dramas/thrillers? Does a Japanese The Wire exist?

Post by Makoto-Saurus » Nov 10th, '18, 21:20

Anyone got any recommendations for a tv series?
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Post by octavia » Nov 11th, '18, 00:03

Border (2014)
Kurokouchi (2013)

Personal faves ( these series are mystery series but highly recommended not that dark , tho. Two seasons have been aired so far.)
Namonaki Doku ( first season)
Petero no Souretsu ( second season)

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Re: Serious J crime/detective dramas/thrillers? Does a Japanese The Wire exist?

Post by Makoto-Saurus » Nov 11th, '18, 00:12

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll check them out. From a quick look though they're relatively short. Got me wondering, if there are any series that have many seasons.

A Yakuza series would be interesting as well. Any suggestions?
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Re: Serious J crime/detective dramas/thrillers? Does a Japanese The Wire exist?

Post by Madoka » Nov 11th, '18, 01:00

The Furuhata Ninzaburo Series.
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Post by kitty10 » Nov 11th, '18, 04:31

Aibou is long-running, but not sure if it fits The Wire type of drama.
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Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Post by Makoto-Saurus » Nov 11th, '18, 09:51

Thanks both! Furuhata seems to somewhat comedic and is not what I was looking for, Aibou seems more interesting. :)
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Re: Serious J crime/detective dramas/thrillers? Does a Japanese The Wire exist?

Post by SusieQ » Nov 13th, '18, 19:09

Makoto-Saurus wrote:
Nov 11th, '18, 00:12
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll check them out. From a quick look though they're relatively short. Got me wondering, if there are any series that have many seasons.

A Yakuza series would be interesting as well. Any suggestions?
There are a few long-running series, mostly (to my limited knowledge) they're formulaic detective series like Aibou and Kasouken no Onna. A single series of 8-12 episodes is the standard for most prime time dramas though. Other than Kodoku no Gurume (a long-running foodie drama), I can't think of any other long ones.

As for recs, I think you'll probably like Mozu and Cold Case. The latter is based on the American TV drama of the same name and is currently airing its second series. Mozu ran for 2 series for a total of 15 episodes, plus a theatrical film, and was very suspenseful and dark.

Actually,if you're looking for darker, more serious dramas in general, check out almost anything that aired on WOWOW. It puts out the best suspense dramas in Japan, imho.

I second Octavia's suggestions as well, especially Na mo na ki Doku and Peter no Souretsu. I loved both those series; Koizumi Kotaro is an excellent suspense actor while still being very versatile. Both series were based on books by Miyabe Miyuki; she also wrote the Solomon's Perjury series which was adapted into a TV drama and 2 movies, not quite suspense but still good. Others of her work have been adapted as well so if you end up liking the most excellent Na mo na ki Doku, for example, you may try others originally written by her. On a side note, she's written another book in the same series; I wonder if they'll ever bring it to TV... It sounds very interesting.

Border was also very good, though I warn it also has some supernatural elements, and has had some spin-offs/sequels I've yet to watch so it's not quite as short as others.

I also recommend both series (only two so far) of Yami no Bansousha. The second series aired earlier this year and it wouldn't surprise me to see a third. The first series was recommended to me in this thread and I fell in love. When I learned of the second series I was so excited. A truly awesome drama!
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Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Post by in2sky » Nov 13th, '18, 19:19

I really need that 2nd REPEAT season :)

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Re: Serious J crime/detective dramas/thrillers? Does a Japanese The Wire exist?

Post by Makoto-Saurus » Nov 14th, '18, 09:45

SusieQ wrote:
Nov 13th, '18, 19:09
Makoto-Saurus wrote:
Nov 11th, '18, 00:12
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll check them out. From a quick look though they're relatively short. Got me wondering, if there are any series that have many seasons.

A Yakuza series would be interesting as well. Any suggestions?
There are a few long-running series, mostly (to my limited knowledge) they're formulaic detective series like Aibou and Kasouken no Onna. A single series of 8-12 episodes is the standard for most prime time dramas though. Other than Kodoku no Gurume (a long-running foodie drama), I can't think of any other long ones.

As for recs, I think you'll probably like Mozu and Cold Case. The latter is based on the American TV drama of the same name and is currently airing its second series. Mozu ran for 2 series for a total of 15 episodes, plus a theatrical film, and was very suspenseful and dark.

Actually,if you're looking for darker, more serious dramas in general, check out almost anything that aired on WOWOW. It puts out the best suspense dramas in Japan, imho.

I second Octavia's suggestions as well, especially Na mo na ki Doku and Peter no Souretsu. I loved both those series; Koizumi Kotaro is an excellent suspense actor while still being very versatile. Both series were based on books by Miyabe Miyuki; she also wrote the Solomon's Perjury series which was adapted into a TV drama and 2 movies, not quite suspense but still good. Others of her work have been adapted as well so if you end up liking the most excellent Na mo na ki Doku, for example, you may try others originally written by her. On a side note, she's written another book in the same series; I wonder if they'll ever bring it to TV... It sounds very interesting.

Border was also very good, though I warn it also has some supernatural elements, and has had some spin-offs/sequels I've yet to watch so it's not quite as short as others.

I also recommend both series (only two so far) of Yami no Bansousha. The second series aired earlier this year and it wouldn't surprise me to see a third. The first series was recommended to me in this thread and I fell in love. When I learned of the second series I was so excited. A truly awesome drama!
Hi, thanks for these recommendations and informative post, I appreciate it. I found Mozu to be very interesting. Some I couldn’t find a good trailer of so I’ll still need to check out Yami no Banaousha. I’ll also try to see what they’ve aired on Wowow. :-)
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