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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. EDIT: I forgot Iryu Sosa (5 seasons, last aired Summer 2018) and Iryu: Team Medical Dragon (4 seasons). The latter is likely over for good as its lead, Sakaguchi Kenji, has possibly retired permanently due to illness.

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

Post by UsagiYojimbo » Nov 15th, '18, 17:46

Makoto-Saurus wrote:
Nov 10th, '18, 21:20
Anyone got any recommendations for a tv series?
My favs are:
  • Shinzanmono: irt solves a single murder case over the 10 episodes... Also has TV-movie and movie spin offs.
  • Ouroboros: Based on a manga: two brothers became detective and yakuza to revenge someone...
  • Kiina: Extreme special detective for extremely special cases...
  • Trick: A naive physics professor and a female magician solve mystical cases. It has 3 seasons, and also some TV-movies...
As for long running series, i would recommend 3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi Sensei: It is about a junior-high teacher, and his students... It has 8 seasons, each with 22 episodes, some with some double episodes, and many TV-movies, including a "Final SP" in which the protagonist meets almost all his students from previous seasons...

Oh, another long running series "category" would be NHK's Taiga Drama: these are 50 episode long, mostly historical series...
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Re: Serious J crime/detective dramas/thrillers? Does a Japanese The Wire exist?

Post by Makoto-Saurus » Nov 17th, '18, 10:53

UsagiYojimbo wrote:
Nov 15th, '18, 17:46
Makoto-Saurus wrote:
Nov 10th, '18, 21:20
Anyone got any recommendations for a tv series?
My favs are:
  • Shinzanmono: irt solves a single murder case over the 10 episodes... Also has TV-movie and movie spin offs.
  • Ouroboros: Based on a manga: two brothers became detective and yakuza to revenge someone...
  • Kiina: Extreme special detective for extremely special cases...
  • Trick: A naive physics professor and a female magician solve mystical cases. It has 3 seasons, and also some TV-movies...
As for long running series, i would recommend 3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi Sensei: It is about a junior-high teacher, and his students... It has 8 seasons, each with 22 episodes, some with some double episodes, and many TV-movies, including a "Final SP" in which the protagonist meets almost all his students from previous seasons...

Oh, another long running series "category" would be NHK's Taiga Drama: these are 50 episode long, mostly historical series...
Thanks UsagiYojimbo, I will check these out. Also, I’ve seen quite many taiga dramas already. They are my favorites. :)
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Japanese shows about food +/ cooking

Post by str5x » Nov 29th, '18, 16:36

Sooo, yeah. A little over three years ago I posted a request for recommendations of Japanese shows about food. I've checked and watched them all in these years and I've had great fun with them. My favorite show remains Kodoku no Gurume, I love its simplicity, pure enjoyment of food by the protagonist, and how each episode is a thing on its own; it's like therapy for me. That said, I've had some pretty good times with most of the recommended ones. Osen, and Shinya Shokudo were amazing. A huge thank you to all of you.

Now... I'm out, so I'm asking again ^^. Tell me:
  • Which shows have you most enjoyed where at least one of the central themes revolves around food or cooking?
  • Also, are there any other tv shows, whatever the theme or setting, that give you a similar vibe to what explained about Kodoku no Gurume?

PS. My listening comprehension has improved quite a bit since, so feel free to recommend anything, even if it's not subtitled.

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Post by kitty10 » Nov 30th, '18, 02:13

str5x wrote:
Nov 29th, '18, 16:36
Sooo, yeah. A little over three years ago I posted a request for recommendations of Japanese shows about food. I've checked and watched them all in these years and I've had great fun with them. My favorite show remains Kodoku no Gurume, I love its simplicity, pure enjoyment of food by the protagonist, and how each episode is a thing on its own; it's like therapy for me. That said, I've had some pretty good times with most of the recommended ones. Osen, and Shinya Shokudo were amazing. A huge thank you to all of you.

Now... I'm out, so I'm asking again ^^. Tell me:
  • Which shows have you most enjoyed where at least one of the central themes revolves around food or cooking?
  • Also, are there any other tv shows, whatever the theme or setting, that give you a similar vibe to what explained about Kodoku no Gurume?
PS. My listening comprehension has improved quite a bit since, so feel free to recommend anything, even if it's not subtitled.
Not a drama, but you can try NHK's Trails to Tsukiji. Each episode introduces a type of food, and explores where and how it's grown, and the various dishes that can be made from it.

For food dramas, maybe try these?
Tenno no Ryoriban - about the famous imperial chef Akiyama Tokuzo
Samurai Gourmet - retiree who likes eating and samurai comics
Ando Natsu - making wagashi
Hungry - guy who gave up his music dreams to run his family's French restaurant
Gochisousan - asadora about a woman whose parents run a western style restaurant, and experiences the differences between Tokyo and Osaka

Film:
Little Forest - 2-parter film about food throughout the seasons

I recommend Tenno no Ryoriban, Little Forest and Trails to Tsukiji. Haven't seen the rest.
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Re: Japanese shows about food +/ cooking

Post by str5x » Nov 30th, '18, 07:42

kitty10 wrote:
Nov 30th, '18, 02:13
Not a drama, but you can try NHK's Trails to Tsukiji. Each episode introduces a type of food, and explores where and how it's grown, and the various dishes that can be made from it.

For food dramas, maybe try these?
Tenno no Ryoriban - about the famous imperial chef Akiyama Tokuzo
Samurai Gourmet - retiree who likes eating and samurai comics
Ando Natsu - making wagashi
Hungry - guy who gave up his music dreams to run his family's French restaurant
Gochisousan - asadora about a woman whose parents run a western style restaurant, and experiences the differences between Tokyo and Osaka

Film:
Little Forest - 2-parter film about food throughout the seasons

I recommend Tenno no Ryoriban, Little Forest and Trails to Tsukiji. Haven't seen the rest.
Trails to Tsukiji looks really interesting, I'll get on it. Gochisousan is also new to me; I'm unsure, but curious! Thank you!!

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

Post by SusieQ » Dec 8th, '18, 14:28

Best of 2018!

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Post by JackBauer2424 » Jan 7th, '19, 22:30

Is there a Japanese drama about street racing a bit similar to Fast and the Furious? I'm guessing maybe the racing would make it too cost prohibitive.

I already saw Engine which was pretty funny.

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

Post by JackBauer2424 » Jan 7th, '19, 22:32

Makoto-Saurus wrote:
Nov 17th, '18, 10:53
UsagiYojimbo wrote:
Nov 15th, '18, 17:46
Makoto-Saurus wrote:
Nov 10th, '18, 21:20
Anyone got any recommendations for a tv series?
My favs are:
  • Shinzanmono: irt solves a single murder case over the 10 episodes... Also has TV-movie and movie spin offs.
  • Ouroboros: Based on a manga: two brothers became detective and yakuza to revenge someone...
  • Kiina: Extreme special detective for extremely special cases...
  • Trick: A naive physics professor and a female magician solve mystical cases. It has 3 seasons, and also some TV-movies...
As for long running series, i would recommend 3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi Sensei: It is about a junior-high teacher, and his students... It has 8 seasons, each with 22 episodes, some with some double episodes, and many TV-movies, including a "Final SP" in which the protagonist meets almost all his students from previous seasons...

Oh, another long running series "category" would be NHK's Taiga Drama: these are 50 episode long, mostly historical series...
Thanks UsagiYojimbo, I will check these out. Also, I’ve seen quite many taiga dramas already. They are my favorites. :)
I saw two recently that I think were spin offs of Shinzamono. I forgot the names, but Hiroshi Abe is in them. One has Nanako Matsushima. They weren't bad.

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

Post by SusieQ » Jan 28th, '19, 00:11

JackBauer2424 wrote:
Jan 7th, '19, 22:32
Makoto-Saurus wrote:
Nov 17th, '18, 10:53
UsagiYojimbo wrote:
Nov 15th, '18, 17:46

My favs are:
  • Shinzanmono: irt solves a single murder case over the 10 episodes... Also has TV-movie and movie spin offs.
  • Ouroboros: Based on a manga: two brothers became detective and yakuza to revenge someone...
  • Kiina: Extreme special detective for extremely special cases...
  • Trick: A naive physics professor and a female magician solve mystical cases. It has 3 seasons, and also some TV-movies...
As for long running series, i would recommend 3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi Sensei: It is about a junior-high teacher, and his students... It has 8 seasons, each with 22 episodes, some with some double episodes, and many TV-movies, including a "Final SP" in which the protagonist meets almost all his students from previous seasons...

Oh, another long running series "category" would be NHK's Taiga Drama: these are 50 episode long, mostly historical series...
Thanks UsagiYojimbo, I will check these out. Also, I’ve seen quite many taiga dramas already. They are my favorites. :)
I saw two recently that I think were spin offs of Shinzamono. I forgot the names, but Hiroshi Abe is in them. One has Nanako Matsushima. They weren't bad.
Were they the movies? The first one is Kirin no Tsubasa and the second and most recent was Inori no Maku ga Oriru Toki (The Crimes That Bind).

There are also 2 TV specials.

I'm not even sure any more what I've seen and what I haven't, outside the series. So far I've found the TV series to be the most entertaining!
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Re: Serious J crime/detective dramas/thrillers? Does a Japanese The Wire exist?

Post by Makoto-Saurus » Mar 7th, '19, 16:22

Please help!

What dramas would be good for teaching business/office culture in Japan? You can recommend anything. I just hope it depicts the office business, non-office business, sparetime and family environments, their etiquettes, somewhat realistically so you could see the contrast. Also, are there any that include foreigners too?

Thanks!
JackBauer2424 wrote:
Jan 7th, '19, 22:32
Makoto-Saurus wrote:
Nov 17th, '18, 10:53
UsagiYojimbo wrote:
Nov 15th, '18, 17:46

My favs are:
  • Shinzanmono: irt solves a single murder case over the 10 episodes... Also has TV-movie and movie spin offs.
  • Ouroboros: Based on a manga: two brothers became detective and yakuza to revenge someone...
  • Kiina: Extreme special detective for extremely special cases...
  • Trick: A naive physics professor and a female magician solve mystical cases. It has 3 seasons, and also some TV-movies...
As for long running series, i would recommend 3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi Sensei: It is about a junior-high teacher, and his students... It has 8 seasons, each with 22 episodes, some with some double episodes, and many TV-movies, including a "Final SP" in which the protagonist meets almost all his students from previous seasons...

Oh, another long running series "category" would be NHK's Taiga Drama: these are 50 episode long, mostly historical series...
Thanks UsagiYojimbo, I will check these out. Also, I’ve seen quite many taiga dramas already. They are my favorites. :)
I saw two recently that I think were spin offs of Shinzamono. I forgot the names, but Hiroshi Abe is in them. One has Nanako Matsushima. They weren't bad.
Thanks!
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Re: Japanese shows about food +/ cooking

Post by UsagiYojimbo » Mar 8th, '19, 23:57

kitty10 wrote:
Nov 30th, '18, 02:13
str5x wrote:
Nov 29th, '18, 16:36
  • Which shows have you most enjoyed where at least one of the central themes revolves around food or cooking?
  • Also, are there any other tv shows, whatever the theme or setting, that give you a similar vibe to what explained about Kodoku no Gurume?
Not a drama, but you can try NHK's Trails to Tsukiji. Each episode introduces a type of food, and explores where and how it's grown, and the various dishes that can be made from it.
A few picks:
  • Teppan: A asadora that centers around a girl, who ends up opening a okonomiyaki shop with her grandmother.
  • Rāmen Daisuki Koizumi-san: About a schoolgirl who each and every day eats rāmen at a different shop...
  • Shūden Gohan: A short dorama about a couple, that works late, but always found time to cook dinner.
  • Yamada Tarō Monogatari: Story of a very poor schoolboy, who attends an elite high school, and has to work all nights to fed his 4 siblings and the very incapable mother. It features many dishes, that the children are dreaming of, or are trying to get, as they are always hungry...
  • Sushi Ōji: Is a comedy about the "martial art" of sushi making. :mrgreen:
Also, if it must not be drama, then:
  • There are TV shows, like the aforementioned Trails to Tsukiji, or Dining with the Chef, that center around food. There are food themed episodes in the series Begin Japanology, or its Mini or Plus spinoffs.
  • There are many movies, that center around food, EG:
    • Chonmage Purin: A samurai gets into the 20th century and learns to make confectionery for a little boy.
    • Tampopo: A truck driver helps a widow to renew her shop. The movie is consisting many different scenes, that are somehow interconnected, and each has something to do with food...
    • The American movie The Ramen Girl is about an American girl who becomes a rāmen chef, without knowing a single word Japanese...
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Re: Japanese shows about food +/ cooking

Post by nuve » Apr 2nd, '19, 19:50

str5x wrote:
Nov 29th, '18, 16:36
Now... I'm out, so I'm asking again ^^. Tell me:
  • Which shows have you most enjoyed where at least one of the central themes revolves around food or cooking?
  • Also, are there any other tv shows, whatever the theme or setting, that give you a similar vibe to what explained about Kodoku no Gurume?

PS. My listening comprehension has improved quite a bit since, so feel free to recommend anything, even if it's not subtitled.
There's Teppan shojo Akane about a girl who ends in 'kind of' food contests when she tries to help people out of their problems.
As far as I remember (I watched it few years ago ...)

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

Post by JackBauer2424 » Apr 3rd, '19, 06:36

Makoto-Saurus wrote:
Mar 7th, '19, 16:22
Please help!

What dramas would be good for teaching business/office culture in Japan? You can recommend anything. I just hope it depicts the office business, non-office business, sparetime and family environments, their etiquettes, somewhat realistically so you could see the contrast. Also, are there any that include foreigners too?

Thanks!
JackBauer2424 wrote:
Jan 7th, '19, 22:32
Makoto-Saurus wrote:
Nov 17th, '18, 10:53

Thanks UsagiYojimbo, I will check these out. Also, I’ve seen quite many taiga dramas already. They are my favorites. :)
I saw two recently that I think were spin offs of Shinzamono. I forgot the names, but Hiroshi Abe is in them. One has Nanako Matsushima. They weren't bad.
Thanks!
For office culture:

Eigyo Bucho something starring Nanako Matsushima
Hotaru no Hikari

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

Post by Makoto-Saurus » Apr 5th, '19, 13:53

JackBauer2424 wrote:
Apr 3rd, '19, 06:36
Makoto-Saurus wrote:
Mar 7th, '19, 16:22
Please help!

What dramas would be good for teaching business/office culture in Japan? You can recommend anything. I just hope it depicts the office business, non-office business, sparetime and family environments, their etiquettes, somewhat realistically so you could see the contrast. Also, are there any that include foreigners too?

Thanks!
JackBauer2424 wrote:
Jan 7th, '19, 22:32

I saw two recently that I think were spin offs of Shinzamono. I forgot the names, but Hiroshi Abe is in them. One has Nanako Matsushima. They weren't bad.
Thanks!
For office culture:

Eigyo Bucho something starring Nanako Matsushima
Hotaru no Hikari
Thanks JackBauer for the suggestions! =)
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Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Post by Nezumi.chan » Apr 29th, '19, 23:55

Hello ^^

Does anyone know any dramas with the same kind of humour as in Kyou Kara Ore Wa?

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

Post by Pavlova Megaflop » May 31st, '19, 10:14

yentsik wrote:
Feb 28th, '18, 17:15
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.

Fall 2017

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I really enjoyed Anone so will check your others out.

Also really enjoyed Quartet and Mondai no Aru Restaurant - same scriptwriter I think?

str5x wrote:
Nov 29th, '18, 16:36
  • Which shows have you most enjoyed where at least one of the central themes revolves around food or cooking?
Didn't see your previous post - did you catch Pan to Soup to Neko Biyori (2013)? Really enjoyed this one, very shibui and soothing.

Otoko Meshi (2016) - a student ends up unwillingly housing a couple of gangsters, one of whom is a great cook, taking over the kitchen area. The student is gross, but I loved the dorama.

Or Mondai no Aru Restaurant - it is not relaxing or soothing to begin, everything seems rather precarious. But gradually, through gentle (or not) persistence, most of the problems are worked through, and satisfying conclusion.

Gu Ra Me (2016) is food themed, interesting opening, but story extremely thin, and many plot points abandoned unanswered.

Mi wo Tsukushi Ryoricho (2017) is period dorama about small restaurant in Edo, 1814. Period not usually my thing, but was OK.






My own question - recommendations based on my recent viewing list?
  • Itsuka Kono Koi wo Omoidashite Kitto Naite Shimau
  • Anone
  • Quartet
  • Mondai no Aru Restaurant
  • Little Forest
  • 99.9 Criminal Lawyer
  • Juhan Shuttai
Some of all times favourites:
  • Trick
  • Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
  • Manhattan Love Story
  • Saigo kara Nibanme no Koi
  • Suteki na Sen Taxi
  • Tiger & Dragon
  • Hero

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

Post by BBally » Jun 16th, '19, 03:23

Has the live action Sukeban Deka-like series Hana no Asuka Gumi been subbed before?

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Note: The link is of a review/retrospect of the series from a Youtuber named kenny lauderdale (he's one of the less annoying or less judgmental and more calm YouTube reviewers) plus info of the OVA based on the original manga just to give an idea to those who haven't heard of it.

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Re: Japanese shows about food +/ cooking

Post by Pavlova Megaflop » Jun 18th, '19, 20:09

str5x wrote:
Nov 29th, '18, 16:36
  • Which shows have you most enjoyed where at least one of the central themes revolves around food or cooking?
I forgot another that is food based and soothing https://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kamogawa_Shokudo.

"Kamogawa Shokudo, a hidden restaurant in Kyoto, has no signs or curtains in front of it. That magazine ad "we'll search your meal of memories" is the only guide for the customers. In each episode, a customer with problem visit the restaurant to have one's unforgettable meal and discover joy in life..."



Random Recommendation for the room: http://asianwiki.com/Mr._Nietzsche_in_t ... ence_Store

Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store - Whole family loved it. Appears to have had no budget whatsoever, single location, cardboard backdrops, props from hyaku-en store, cast can't stop laughing in background, but it's awesome.

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Re: Japanese shows about food +/ cooking

Post by Yanez » Jun 22nd, '19, 04:18

str5x wrote:
Nov 29th, '18, 16:36
... are there any other tv shows, whatever the theme or setting, that give you a similar vibe to what explained about Kodoku no Gurume?[/list]


PS. My listening comprehension has improved quite a bit since, so feel free to recommend anything, even if it's not subtitled.

Have you already watched "Wakako Zake"? Four seasons so far, the third being still unsubbed. Pretty similar to "Kodoku No Gurume" imho. :wink:

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