RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

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Post by arakira » Oct 25th, '10, 15:15

GTO isGreat Teacher Onizuka
I didn't like Abarenbo Mama but don't remember why. The other one I didn't see.

You might likebrother beat and stand up, too.

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Post by doram » Oct 26th, '10, 10:28

arakira wrote:GTO isGreat Teacher Onizuka
I didn't like Abarenbo Mama but don't remember why. The other one I didn't see.

You might likebrother beat and stand up, too.
it's an old drama, eh? no wonder I don't know that drama (GTO) :lol
ah I see..well then..GTO, Brother beat and stand up. okay they're on my list :thumright: sankyu

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Post by killermike » Oct 28th, '10, 12:39

can anyone suggest a drama similar to love shuffle?

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Post by prince_vantran » Oct 30th, '10, 09:27

is someone able to recommend some dramas similar to: kimi wa pet and sapuri, older women and younger guy dramas

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Post by killermike » Oct 30th, '10, 11:22

have u tried long vacation?

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Post by TylerDurden2604 » Oct 30th, '10, 11:47

@prince_vantran:

Try "Slow Dance" !!!

A Japanese Drama with Fukatsu Eri and Tsumabuki Satoshi !!!
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Post by quantocks » Oct 30th, '10, 13:56

hi guys, not new to the site just never signed up before :)

thought it was time to join and get amongst it...I need a new show to watch, currently this is what I have seen and been absolutely addicted ever since to jdoramas!

Ikebukuro West Gate Park
GTO
Gokusen (season1 only)
Densha Otoko
Akihabara@Deep
My Boss My Hero (currently watching now)
Kisazaru Cats Eye


I tried Tiger and Dragon, got mid-way through episode one and haven't continued. Can anyone recommend anything along the same lines as these shows? it would be greatly appreciated!

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Post by prince_vantran » Oct 30th, '10, 23:12

thanks for the help, I haven't seen either, will check them out

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Post by saayan » Oct 30th, '10, 23:30

quantocks wrote:hi guys, not new to the site just never signed up before :)

thought it was time to join and get amongst it...I need a new show to watch, currently this is what I have seen and been absolutely addicted ever since to jdoramas!

Ikebukuro West Gate Park
GTO
Gokusen (season1 only)
Densha Otoko
Akihabara@Deep
My Boss My Hero (currently watching now)
Kisazaru Cats Eye


I tried Tiger and Dragon, got mid-way through episode one and haven't continued. Can anyone recommend anything along the same lines as these shows? it would be greatly appreciated!
Unubore Deka
Manahattan Love Story
(both because they're written by the same guy as KCE, T&D and share the same kind of humor)

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Post by summonrune28 » Nov 1st, '10, 17:54

Hello. I'm looking for more school dramas. Do you guys have any recommendations?

My favorite school dramas are: Joou no Kyoushitsu, Nobuta wo produce, yamada taro monogatari, etc.

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Post by Keiko1981 » Nov 1st, '10, 18:35

summonrune28 wrote:Hello. I'm looking for more school dramas. Do you guys have any recommendations?
My favorite school dramas are: Joou no Kyoushitsu, Nobuta wo produce, yamada taro monogatari, etc.
Listing a few
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Asunaro_Hakusho (romance)
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Gokusen (comedy)
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Great_Teacher_Onizuka (comedy)
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Hakusen_Nagashi (romance)
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kou_Kou_Kyoushi (controversial/serious)
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kou_Kou_Kyoushi_2003 (controversial/serious)
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/LIFE (serious)
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Sensei_Shiranaino (haven't watched this one yet, so I can't say anything about it)

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Post by summonrune28 » Nov 2nd, '10, 09:10

Keiko1981 wrote:
summonrune28 wrote:Hello. I'm looking for more school dramas. Do you guys have any recommendations?
My favorite school dramas are: Joou no Kyoushitsu, Nobuta wo produce, yamada taro monogatari, etc.
Listing a few
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Asunaro_Hakusho (romance)
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Gokusen (comedy)
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Great_Teacher_Onizuka (comedy)
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Hakusen_Nagashi (romance)
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kou_Kou_Kyoushi (controversial/serious)
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kou_Kou_Kyoushi_2003 (controversial/serious)
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/LIFE (serious)
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Sensei_Shiranaino (haven't watched this one yet, so I can't say anything about it)
Thank you for the suggestions! I have watched Gokusen and GTO. For now, i'll download kou kou kyoushi and life. Thank you so much! (^_^)

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Post by darji » Nov 2nd, '10, 10:49

hi^^

I am really looking for jdramas which are good/great but also have a strong ending. I watched most of the old ones already and cant really figure out why are there no jdramas with great endings anymore.

Yesterday I finally watched the last ep of Tsuki no koibito and thought "this ending is really good why are most new drams lacking in the end?"

genre is almost irrelevant except these "harem" school dramas XD


So plz help me where can i find strong endings like in Love generation, Long vacation even wedding planner had a great ending^^

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Post by MisS Lonliah » Nov 2nd, '10, 20:30

darji wrote: I am really looking for jdramas which are good/great but also have a strong ending.
Hi :-)

I think the following dramas had a strong ending:

Human drama - Mother
Politics - CHANGE
Crime - Maou / Tantei Gakuen Q / Majo Saiban

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Post by darji » Nov 2nd, '10, 20:57

MisS Lonliah wrote:
darji wrote: I am really looking for jdramas which are good/great but also have a strong ending.
Hi :-)

I think the following dramas had a strong ending:

Human drama - Mother
Politics - CHANGE
Crime - Maou / Tantei Gakuen Q / Majo Saiban
thanks for the suggestions. And yeah i really liked the ending of change. Basicly every drama with Takyua Kimura is great and also have strong endings^^

I will give the other ones a try^^

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Post by MisS Lonliah » Nov 3rd, '10, 00:37

darji wrote:
MisS Lonliah wrote:
darji wrote: I am really looking for jdramas which are good/great but also have a strong ending.
Hi :-)

I think the following dramas had a strong ending:

Human drama - Mother
Politics - CHANGE
Crime - Maou / Tantei Gakuen Q / Majo Saiban
thanks for the suggestions. And yeah i really liked the ending of change. Basicly every drama with Takyua Kimura is great and also have strong endings^^

I will give the other ones a try^^
No problem at all! Yeah, I agreeeee! <3 :mrgreen:

hope you will enjoy them! :-)

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Post by serene012 » Nov 11th, '10, 08:55

hey, can anyone recommend j-dramas based on manga?

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Post by JaJe » Nov 11th, '10, 17:33

serene012 wrote:hey, can anyone recommend j-dramas based on manga?
Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (comedy, romance)
Kurosagi (law, swindling)
P.P.O.I (comedy, school, romance)
Itazura no Kiss (same as Taiwanese "It started with a kiss" and Korean "Playful Kiss" - I recommend one of the last ones, because the Japanese one is quite old and doesn´t have so fantastic actors)
Hokaben (law)

Those are just some that I found from my list.

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Post by The Chaos » Nov 11th, '10, 17:39

serene012 wrote:hey, can anyone recommend j-dramas based on manga?
Hana Yori Dango
Gokusen
Hana Kimi

these what I remember :P

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Post by Amerowolf » Nov 12th, '10, 00:53

Hello everyone.

I'm here fishing for recommendations. >_>

I loved Hana Kimi, Hana Yori Dango, Gokusen, GTO, and Kimi wa Petto. Lol, as you can see there is a trend of liking dramas relating to anime/manga, but I also thoroughly enjoyed Stand Up!! and am currently looking for something new.

Having it based in a school setting would be nice, but I'm open to others. Romance is a must (I'm a big sappy person), and I am rather fond of silly comedies. Any suggestions?

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Post by 12bucklemyshoe » Nov 12th, '10, 01:24

Amerowolf wrote:Hello everyone.

I'm here fishing for recommendations. >_>

I loved Hana Kimi, Hana Yori Dango, Gokusen, GTO, and Kimi wa Petto. Lol, as you can see there is a trend of liking dramas relating to anime/manga, but I also thoroughly enjoyed Stand Up!! and am currently looking for something new.

Having it based in a school setting would be nice, but I'm open to others. Romance is a must (I'm a big sappy person), and I am rather fond of silly comedies. Any suggestions?
Silly school romance based on a manga - Mei-Chan no Shitsuji.
Music School - Nodame Cantabile

Partly school and romance but not based on a manga - Proposal Daisakusen
College and romance but not based on a manga - Orange Days

Romance and somewhat silly story but adults - Love Shuffle

Not school, not silly and not based on a manga. But at least they are young, lol - Tatta Hitotsu no Koi

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Post by WaikikiJFan » Nov 14th, '10, 04:57

MisS Lonliah wrote:
darji wrote:
MisS Lonliah wrote:
Hi :-)

I think the following dramas had a strong ending:

Human drama - Mother
Politics - CHANGE
Crime - Maou / Tantei Gakuen Q / Majo Saiban
thanks for the suggestions. And yeah i really liked the ending of change. Basicly every drama with Takyua Kimura is great and also have strong endings^^

I will give the other ones a try^^
No problem at all! Yeah, I agreeeee! <3 :mrgreen:

hope you will enjoy them! :-)
I just finished Mother, and I can recommend it strongly. One of the best dramas I have seen. Deep, realistic, complex--very emotional and moving. It is definitely not light, casual stuff. The acting is really amazing, the characters multilayered. Keep tissues handy.

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Post by netfinds4u » Nov 15th, '10, 17:56

The very first Jdrama I have ever seen was Shimokita Glory Days. I watched that just last week. That is how new I am to this, but I loved it. What other Jdramas are out there that are similar to Shimokita Glory Days? Again, I am seriously new to this. So be kind!

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Post by OhSnap » Nov 17th, '10, 03:43

Gosh its so hard to go through all 200 of these pages lol! Seriously ^-^ But all jokes aside, I've been watching dramas for awhile. On and off but mostly on. Wondering what other people's opinions on the best j-dramas or specials from 2005-Present are? Anything OTHER than era, sports, cheese, bad endings or high school (gokusen, gto etc.) is good. Haha I like darker themed, funny, family, romantic (both dramatic and or comedic/romance) and or sad themed dramas. Doesn't have to have all those things but that's just to sort out some of the rubbish. This thread is great btw. Now if only I had the energy to go through all the pages haha PM or write to me on here I guess :D

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Post by saayan » Nov 18th, '10, 09:34

OhSnap wrote:Gosh its so hard to go through all 200 of these pages lol! Seriously ^-^ But all jokes aside, I've been watching dramas for awhile. On and off but mostly on. Wondering what other people's opinions on the best j-dramas or specials from 2005-Present are? Anything OTHER than era, sports, cheese, bad endings or high school (gokusen, gto etc.) is good. Haha I like darker themed, funny, family, romantic (both dramatic and or comedic/romance) and or sad themed dramas. Doesn't have to have all those things but that's just to sort out some of the rubbish. This thread is great btw. Now if only I had the energy to go through all the pages haha PM or write to me on here I guess :D
Ryusei no Kizuna sounds right up your alley:
post-2005? check
dark? check
funny? check
family? check check
romantic? yeeaah a little, check
sad? check
dramatic? check
comedic? check
As a Kudo Kankuro fan, I am obligated to add that it's not one of his best, but it's worth watching anyway.

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Post by yami_no_himesama » Nov 18th, '10, 09:35

OhSnap wrote:Gosh its so hard to go through all 200 of these pages lol! Seriously ^-^ But all jokes aside, I've been watching dramas for awhile. On and off but mostly on. Wondering what other people's opinions on the best j-dramas or specials from 2005-Present are? Anything OTHER than era, sports, cheese, bad endings or high school (gokusen, gto etc.) is good. Haha I like darker themed, funny, family, romantic (both dramatic and or comedic/romance) and or sad themed dramas. Doesn't have to have all those things but that's just to sort out some of the rubbish. This thread is great btw. Now if only I had the energy to go through all the pages haha PM or write to me on here I guess :D
Hmmm...let's see...you could try Utahime, Zettai Kareshi, Unubore Deka, Mr.Brain, Shinzanmono, Guests of Room no. 0, Maou, Ohitorisama. These are all I can remember for now. You could try My Boss My Hero, it's one of my favorites...I've never watched something more hilarious. But, it's high school. So yeah.

Also, there are a couple of nice dramas, which are pre-2005 but amazing nonetheless - the Trick series and A Million Stars Falling From the Sky. You could try those. ^__^
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Post by Cyborg Ninja » Nov 18th, '10, 18:20

Looking for some serious doramas. Maybe even Chinese and Korean ones too. I'm tired of silly comedy dramas. I thought Tokyo Dogs was going to be interesting but it turned out to be a comedy too. Anybody?

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Post by arakira » Nov 18th, '10, 18:48

Cyborg Ninja wrote:Looking for some serious doramas. Maybe even Chinese and Korean ones too. I'm tired of silly comedy dramas. I thought Tokyo Dogs was going to be interesting but it turned out to be a comedy too. Anybody?
Hm, a prefered genre would be helpful. But these come in mind right away:
Mother (best drama in recent years imo), Soratobu Taiya (social), Hagetaka (business), Bara no nai Hanaya (love),

Just started watching a kdrama called Thank You today (little girl gets infected with HIV) maybe you'd like that too...

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Post by OhSnap » Nov 18th, '10, 23:11

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I've seen most of those before. Besides Ryusei No Kizuna and Trick the others recommended weren't my cup of tea. The ones I'm looking for don't have to be all of those genres though :D They can be ANY of them. DLed Mother as well and going to get into it soon. Any other recommendations? Maybe it would help if I listed what I have and watched?

Tiger & Dragon
Ashita no Kita Yoshio
Yasha
Antique Bakery Store
Camouflage
Kisarazu Cats Eye
Love Shuffle
Mother
Hitotsu Yane No Shita
Love Revolution
Tokyo Love Story
Manhattan Love Story
Lunch Queen
Ruri No Shima
Guilty
Freeter, Ie Wo Kau
Nagareboshi
Tsuki No Koibito
Sunao Ni Narenakute
Hitsudan Hostess SP
MW Chapter 0 - Akuma no Game SP
Orthros No Inu
Door To Door SP
The Quiz Show Season 1-2
Aishiteru
Smile
Seigi No Mikata
Yume Wo Kanaeru Zo + SP
Innocent Love
Bara No Nai Hanaya
Ryusei No Kizuna
Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru SP
Kimi ga Kureta Natsu SP
Takumi Kun Soshite Harukaze Ni Sasayaite Movies 1-2
Zettai Kareshi + SP
Last Friends + SP
Koi Ni Ochitara
Aikurushii
Ai No Uta
One Pound Gospel
Stand Up
Boku Kano
Ren Ai Shindan
Shomuni 1-3
Strawberry On The Shortcake
Itoshi Kimi E
Kami wa Saikoro wo Furanai
Koi Ga Shitai
Long Vacation
Hard Gay TV
Last Christmas
Konna Koi No Hanashi
Million Stars Falling From The Sky
Denshi Ga Kireru Made
Liar Game Season 1
Proposal Daisakusen
Hana Yori Dango Season 1-2
Yanpapa
Nodame Cantabile + SP 1-2
Love & Fight
Flowers For Algernon
Brother Beat
Nobuta Wo Produce
Romeo & Juliet SP
Densha Otoko DX
Densha Otoko
Densha Otoko Another Story
Star No Koi
Kou Kou Kyoushi
Ima Ai Ni Yukimas
Seikei Bijin
Hero
God Give Me More Time
Orange Days
Beautiful Life
1 Litre Of Tears & SP
Friends
News No Onna
GTO + SP, Movie
Yamato Nadeshiko
Summer Snow
Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Kimi Wa Petto
Hanazakari

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Post by k361 » Nov 18th, '10, 23:45

@OhSnap: you seen a lot of drama :)

some good drama missing in your list
Watashitachi no Kyokasho
At home dad
Jyoou no Kyoushitsu
Dekichatta Kekkon
Pride
Tatta hitotsu no koi

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Post by OhSnap » Nov 19th, '10, 01:18

At Home Dad is there lol Its just in Romanji

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Post by yami_no_himesama » Nov 19th, '10, 06:17

Cyborg Ninja wrote:Looking for some serious doramas. Maybe even Chinese and Korean ones too. I'm tired of silly comedy dramas. I thought Tokyo Dogs was going to be interesting but it turned out to be a comedy too. Anybody?
Hmmm...serious dramas...you could try
Ima Ai ni Yukimasu,
A Million Stars Falling From the Sky,
1 Litre of Tears,
14sai no Haha,

and if you like period dramas, I'd say
Fuurin Kazan.
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Post by OhSnap » Nov 25th, '10, 00:15

Mother is great.

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Post by Cyborg Ninja » Nov 25th, '10, 04:25

I'm watching Maou and while it has a subject matter that's more up my alley, the acting is atrocious by one of the leads. He overacts sooo bad.

I've watched Million Stars Falling From the Sky (whatever it's called) and 1 Litre of Tears. The latter is a great drama. I might watch Mother some time, but appreciate more suggestions for serious dramas geared towards men.

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Post by saayan » Nov 25th, '10, 05:20

Cyborg Ninja wrote:I'm watching Maou and while it has a subject matter that's more up my alley, the acting is atrocious by one of the leads. He overacts sooo bad.

I've watched Million Stars Falling From the Sky (whatever it's called) and 1 Litre of Tears. The latter is a great drama. I might watch Mother some time, but appreciate more suggestions for serious dramas geared towards men.
Maybe try Zeni Geba and Byakuyakou. Both are very serious and dark.

Zenigeba takes the cake as the most intense drama I've ever seen. The music can get a bit overbearing at times, but they get a better handle of it over time. The whole thing is only 9 episodes long and the final episode is crazy. Definitely worth a try, just be prepared to have your soul potentially crushed. XD
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Post by Jiro_Wolf » Nov 25th, '10, 06:43

I've recently been getting an interest in dramas about siblings. Recommendations please (: Doesn't matter what genre or language.

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Post by xploring » Nov 25th, '10, 08:16

Jiro_Wolf wrote:I've recently been getting an interest in dramas about siblings. Recommendations please (: Doesn't matter what genre or language.
Hitotsu yane no shita definitely

Home Drama is a good one even though they are not actually related.

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Post by Mwulf » Nov 28th, '10, 06:17

Jiro_Wolf wrote:I've recently been getting an interest in dramas about siblings. Recommendations please (: Doesn't matter what genre or language.
I can't think of many off the top of my head.

Seigi no Mikata (about two sisters) was really good. Other than that, the only show I can remember is Yasuko to Keiji (younger sister, older brother... Yankee Comedy). I never finished it... it started out real good, but each episode tended to end the same way. (little sister ends up in a warehous surrounded by thugs, brother saves her, ends up staring and love interest w/ crazy eyes).

Well, it's worth a watch, certainly. While I never finished it, what I saw was definitely pretty good, if redundant.
Cyborg Ninja wrote:Looking for some serious doramas. Maybe even Chinese and Korean ones too. I'm tired of silly comedy dramas. I thought Tokyo Dogs was going to be interesting but it turned out to be a comedy too. Anybody?
Personally, I find the best dramas tend to have funny moments. Not silly, just... light.
Anyway, you've already got some good recommendations.

Personally, I'd avoid 1 Litre of Tears. It's... depressing. Most serious shows tend to go in the "tragedy," direction, but there have been a number of pretty good ones.

I'd recommend....

-Shiroi Haru (Abe Hiroshi is the lead, so you know it's good).
-Orange Days
-Jin (modern doctor warps back in time to the Bakamatsu. Medical + Mystery + Drama = Good)


OhSnap wrote:Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I've seen most of those before. Besides Ryusei No Kizuna and Trick the others recommended weren't my cup of tea. The ones I'm looking for don't have to be all of those genres though Big Smile They can be ANY of them. DLed Mother as well and going to get into it soon. Any other recommendations? Maybe it would help if I listed what I have and watched?
That's quite the list. I don't feel like cross-checking it, but here's MY crazy-long list of shows I've seen and really liked. Virtually all of them are winners, so if you spot any that aren't on your list, give 'em a try.

Trick (3 seasons + 1 special + 2 movies... 3 movies? 4? I dunno)
Shiroi Haru
Orange Days
Hero (Kimura Takuya stars)
Attention Please
Dream Again (really fun)
Gonzo ~ Densetsu no Keiji
Good Luck (romcom)
Kekkon Dekinai Otoko (a "straight" comedy w/ Abe Hiroshi... VERY GOOD).
Last Christmas
Seigi no Mikata (only manga-based anime I think is really worth the time)
Shinzanmono
Kisarazu Cat's Eye (silly/absurd humor)
CHANGE (...a heartwarming political drama about a kindergarten teacher who becomes prime minister? starring kimura takuya? That much info alone should make anyone want to watch it).
Jikou Keisatsu (really... oddball police/mystery show).
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Anything similiar to poposal daisakusen or nodame cantabile?

Post by coachrapture » Nov 29th, '10, 02:20

Haven't watched anything in a few years and wanted to get started again. Anything lighthearted and fun like the two mentioned to ease myself back in?
Thanks in advance.

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Post by blue-usagi » Nov 30th, '10, 01:48

Hi all, I'm doing a school project about bento and how it has affect Japanese culture.

I'm looking for recommendations on specific episodes of drama that mention bento at all. (Please tell me the name, episode and where the scene is in the episode) Thanks!!

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Post by Cyborg Ninja » Dec 1st, '10, 02:48

saayan wrote: Maybe try Zeni Geba and Byakuyakou. Both are very serious and dark.

Zenigeba takes the cake as the most intense drama I've ever seen. The music can get a bit overbearing at times, but they get a better handle of it over time. The whole thing is only 9 episodes long and the final episode is crazy. Definitely worth a try, just be prepared to have your soul potentially crushed. XD
Thanks for the recommendations. I watched Zeni Geba and it is an excellent drama. It's well-acted by everyone, the direction is great, and the show leaves a permanent impression. There is a lot of symbolism there that has left me going back. One example is when a little girl lets go of her red balloon while money comes drifting in from the sky. I can't give any more examples without spoiling the show unfortunately. Thanks again for the excellent recommendation.

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Hi~~ recommend me some jdrama plss

Post by Haruka91 » Dec 1st, '10, 04:30

hi i'm still new with jdrama, before this i always watching anime n someday my fren ask me to watch My Boss My Hero, he says this drama damn funny..
so i give it a try, then i feel like, huh!! wtf!! this jdrama not bad, and it's really funny
so can anyone suggest me jdrama like these?
maybe the genre like School Drama, Comedy, romance or something that pretty funny like My Boss My Hero? :lol
thanks in advance

EDIT: btw, how to search jdrama based on genre? :unsure:

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Re: Hi~~ recommend me some jdrama plss

Post by JaJe » Dec 1st, '10, 22:21

Haruka91 wrote:hi i'm still new with jdrama, before this i always watching anime n someday my fren ask me to watch My Boss My Hero, he says this drama damn funny..
so i give it a try, then i feel like, huh!! wtf!! this jdrama not bad, and it's really funny
so can anyone suggest me jdrama like these?
maybe the genre like School Drama, Comedy, romance or something that pretty funny like My Boss My Hero? :lol
thanks in advance

EDIT: btw, how to search jdrama based on genre? :unsure:
I have no idea about how to search jdrama based on genre - but you can look through the recommendetation threads.
My recommendation:
Stand Up!! - it´s even funnier than MBMH and well you have to see it to understand how great it is :whistling:
Yankee-kun to Megane-chan - I haven´t watched the jdrama yet, but I´ve read the manga - and it´s awesome

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Post by saayan » Dec 2nd, '10, 05:21

Cyborg Ninja wrote: Thanks for the recommendations. I watched Zeni Geba and it is an excellent drama. It's well-acted by everyone, the direction is great, and the show leaves a permanent impression. There is a lot of symbolism there that has left me going back. One example is when a little girl lets go of her red balloon while money comes drifting in from the sky. I can't give any more examples without spoiling the show unfortunately. Thanks again for the excellent recommendation.
I'm glad you enjoyed it! Zeni Geba is terribly underrated so I try to recommend it whenever I can. It's not your typical trendy drama at all. It's not afraid to take risks and I agree, it leaves a lasting impression. Spread the word! :D

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Post by panadol » Dec 3rd, '10, 08:52

I just watched White Spring... ;_; touching and the small kid is so cuteee and adorableee... recommended for touching dramas...

I need recommendations on more funny and touching family show... currently watching At Home Dad... and little chef... I like Abe lead role dramas... they're really good dramas...

I also need some recommendations on more comedy shows... I've watched My Boss My Hero... damn funny... and also Moteki and Kekkon Dekinai Otoko...

I also need some recommendations with psychological terms shows... such as Liar Game or Kaiji or Quiz Show or Maou... makes my blood boil... lol...

please do not recommed dramas that have too much romance and talk talk dramas... very boring...

thanks before... :)

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Post by Just--ME » Dec 3rd, '10, 09:11

panadol wrote:I just watched White Spring... ;_; touching and the small kid is so cuteee and adorableee... recommended for touching dramas...

I need recommendations on more funny and touching family show... currently watching At Home Dad... and little chef... I like Abe lead role dramas... they're really good dramas...

I also need some recommendations on more comedy shows... I've watched My Boss My Hero... damn funny... and also Moteki and Kekkon Dekinai Otoko...

I also need some recommendations with psychological terms shows... such as Liar Game or Kaiji or Quiz Show or Maou... makes my blood boil... lol...

please do not recommed dramas that have too much romance and talk talk dramas... very boring...

thanks before... :)
More Touching Jdrama If you want :
and as you liked White Spring , I think you may also like
- Mother
- I love You (aishiteru)
(both have a kid playing main role)
- Smile

Some of the funniest dramas :
- For You in Full Blossom (hanazakari no kimitachi e)
- Atashinchi no danshi

I hope you find my answer helpful :-)

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Post by panadol » Dec 3rd, '10, 10:14

Thank you Just Me. I will try your recommendations and will keep posting after watching.

I haven't watched Atashinchi no danshi yet. I heard it is a good show and it has got Mori hehehe I liked her when she was on Densha Otoko...

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Post by Mwulf » Dec 3rd, '10, 20:49

Give Hero and CHANGE a try.

I wouldn't call them touching, but they have a nice balance of emotional bits with comedic bits with... I dunno, "feel good" bits. It's impossible not to love either one.

Both, coincidentally, feature Kimura Takuya and Hiroshi Abe (whom you saw in Kekkon Dekinai Otoko).

And if you haven't already, watch Trick. It's also got Abe Hiroshi, along with Nakama Yukie (in probably her best role) and is... pretty much the best comedy/mystery show Japan has ever produced.

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Post by panadol » Dec 4th, '10, 07:12

Cool. Thanx Mwulf. Will try Change and Hero.

I've watched all seasons of Trick. Pretty good stuffs. Nakama Yukie was ok, not really my favourite actress. Abe is still good though... hehe definitely my favourite actor. :)

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Post by Mwulf » Dec 5th, '10, 03:41

Well, her other roles are... pretty bad.

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Post by Haruka91 » Dec 6th, '10, 09:18

hi, i aldy watch My Boss My Hero, Tiger & Dragon and Hanazakari no kimitachi e
so can someone recommend me some jdrama that funny like these?
maybe some comedy, high school romance, ....

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Post by bugs_3v » Dec 6th, '10, 18:06

have u watch proposal daisakusen?nobuta wo produce?if u havent try it proposal daisakusen is one of my favorite romantic drama....

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Post by Haruka91 » Dec 6th, '10, 22:59

bugs_3v wrote:have u watch proposal daisakusen?nobuta wo produce?if u havent try it proposal daisakusen is one of my favorite romantic drama....
i aldy watch proposal daisuken, i'll try nobuta wo produce

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Post by karin-chan » Dec 7th, '10, 03:14

hi! im looking for light love stories. my type would be like Ohitorisama, Gakko ja Oshierenai, Densha Otoko .... something that will make me cry

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Post by bugs_3v » Dec 8th, '10, 17:14

try zettai kareshi.....

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Post by karin-chan » Dec 8th, '10, 23:49

^^ thanks.... anything else?

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Post by Haruka91 » Dec 9th, '10, 06:52

Hi, i need JDrama recommendation, something like Hana yori Dango :D

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Post by bugs_3v » Dec 9th, '10, 07:38

this r the drams ive watched already...boku dake no madona-the 1st dorama ive watched starring tackey and hasegawa kyoko,forbidden love-tackey and nanako 1 of the best love story ive watch,proposal daisakusen(yamapi)- one of my favorite,densha otoko,zettai kareshi-love this too,tata hitotso no koi-kame and ayase-nice story also,taiyo no uta-because of this sawajiri became my faorite actress and she looks so beautiful,hana kimi-funny allstar cast also,last friend-allstar cast more like a heavy drama the actors are good,ortros no inu(tackey and ryo),liar game-love this,maou....kimi wa petto-romantic comedy im a matsujun fan also,koizora seris-i love the movie version more than this seris...and many more cant remember others...can you recommend dramas to me also...

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Post by wishingstar » Dec 10th, '10, 12:56

I think Buzzer Beat's a really good drama for those who are looking for romance. I'm currently watching Keizoku 2:SPEC which is quite good!

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Post by Mwulf » Dec 10th, '10, 23:10

Haruka91 wrote:hi, i aldy watch My Boss My Hero, Tiger & Dragon and Hanazakari no kimitachi e
so can someone recommend me some jdrama that funny like these?
maybe some comedy, high school romance, ....
Kudo Kankuro.

Remember the name.

Check out IWGP and Kisarazu Cat's Eye.

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Post by wishingstar » Dec 11th, '10, 03:55

Hey, I'm looking for dramas that have romance [ like Proposal Daisakusen and Buzzer Beat ] and dramas that have mystery and brains [ like Liar Game, Keizoku 2:SPEC, Kindaichi etc]

Please help me, thanks! :D

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Post by bugs_3v » Dec 13th, '10, 07:03

try kimi wa petto and orthros no inu or 1 eye detective eye...

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Post by HandofFate » Dec 13th, '10, 17:46

Not sure if there's a categorization for it, but looking for recommendations on "hot-blooded teacher" jdramas. Preferably ones with english subtitles available.

I seen GTO, heard of Kinpachi Sensei, but seems there's no eng. subtitles for it.

Also, some jdramas set in the Edo period. But not historical drams where it acts out the historical events, but rather fiction stories that just happen to be set in the Edo period. (kind of like Jin)

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Post by Haruka91 » Dec 16th, '10, 05:29

Hi, i wonder if there have Ecchi n harem JDorama?

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Post by arakira » Dec 16th, '10, 21:59

HandofFate
try Yankee Bokou ni Kaeru. the BEST teacher drama IMO.
Last season there was also a drama bout an unconventional teacher, Hammer Session, but I didn't watch that one...

Haruka91
dunno about ecchi but maybe u'll like Cupid no Itazura

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Post by xploring » Dec 16th, '10, 22:17

HandofFate wrote:Not sure if there's a categorization for it, but looking for recommendations on "hot-blooded teacher" jdramas. Preferably ones with english subtitles available.
I like Medaka, although she is not that hot-blooded. There are english subtitles for kinpachi 6, check on livejournal.

With fictionalized drama set in Edo period, actually almost all historical dramas are fictionalized anyway...

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Post by CHibli » Dec 17th, '10, 09:39

hey guys i need some recommendation; i prefer romantic/comedy type dramas. ones that i seen/liked so far were nodame cantible, love shuffle,gokusen, goong, densha otoko, bad family, etc.

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Post by justintorque » Dec 17th, '10, 09:57

Hi guys any suggestion for medical dramas like IRYU, GM Odore and God Hand Teru... ^_^ any suggestions would be appreciated. Arigato in advance. Hopefully it will still be downloadable via torrent and have softsubs or hardsubs would be great. I love Japanese Drama because they are so cool like Asada Ryutaro in IRYU. ^_^

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Post by Haruka91 » Dec 19th, '10, 16:39

need some recommendation, something like Meichan no Shitsuji or maybe some maid :lol

i aldy watch kimi wa petto, My Boss My Hero, Ataschinchi no Danshi, Gokusen, Hana Yori Dango, Hanazakari no Kimi Tachie, Nihonjin No Shiranai, Nobuta wo Produce, Proposal Daisuken, Yukan Club, Kanojo to no Tadashii Asobikata, Cupid no Itazura, IKWGP, Karei Naru Spy, Stand Up, Tiger & Dragon

thanks in advance~~

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Post by bugs_3v » Dec 20th, '10, 05:51

justintorque wrote:Hi guys any suggestion for medical dramas like IRYU, GM Odore and God Hand Teru... ^_^ any suggestions would be appreciated. Arigato in advance. Hopefully it will still be downloadable via torrent and have softsubs or hardsubs would be great. I love Japanese Drama because they are so cool like Asada Ryutaro in IRYU. ^_^

have you try code blue?its an all star cast medical drama....

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Post by justintorque » Dec 20th, '10, 09:56

bugs_3v wrote:
justintorque wrote:Hi guys any suggestion for medical dramas like IRYU, GM Odore and God Hand Teru... ^_^ any suggestions would be appreciated. Arigato in advance. Hopefully it will still be downloadable via torrent and have softsubs or hardsubs would be great. I love Japanese Drama because they are so cool like Asada Ryutaro in IRYU. ^_^

have you try code blue?its an all star cast medical drama....
thanks for this suggestion. I haven't watch it yet. I'll search for it. Domo arigato! ^_^

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Post by xploring » Dec 20th, '10, 10:22

CHibli wrote:hey guys i need some recommendation; i prefer romantic/comedy type dramas. ones that i seen/liked so far were nodame cantible, love shuffle,gokusen, goong, densha otoko, bad family, etc.
Satorare

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Post by hey9 » Dec 23rd, '10, 05:00

justintorque wrote:Hi guys any suggestion for medical dramas like IRYU, GM Odore and God Hand Teru... ^_^ any suggestions would be appreciated. Arigato in advance. Hopefully it will still be downloadable via torrent and have softsubs or hardsubs would be great. I love Japanese Drama because they are so cool like Asada Ryutaro in IRYU. ^_^
JIN - modern doctor sent back in time. Near the end I think it veers more towards the political and human drama, rather than the medical stuff. Very good drama tho.

Nurse Aoi - somewhat light-hearted medical drama, if you like GM Odore you might like this one.

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Post by royal_phunkz » Dec 23rd, '10, 12:11

Do you know any JDrama with a dark/psychological theme just like Liar Game and the Quiz Show?

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