[Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)

Discuss Japanese drama series here.
User avatar
ruthie24
Posts: 2
Joined: Sep 26th, '08, 23:45
Location: MANILA PHILIPPINES

Post by ruthie24 » Sep 26th, '08, 23:53

here's my top picks:

1. orange days - tsumabuki and shibasaki are so cute together plus the story is moving.

2. hana yori dango - the casts are superb. it has everything - romance, comedy, action

3. 1 litre of tears - excellently done. although i didn't shed a tear, it left a lump on my throat.

way to go, JDramas!!!

silencio
Posts: 97
Joined: Sep 29th, '08, 06:11

Post by silencio » Sep 29th, '08, 07:03

1. Densha Otoko!

(yah, i know, i need more JDramas, just couldn't resist posting it)

dontknockny
Posts: 2
Joined: Sep 9th, '08, 10:33

Post by dontknockny » Sep 29th, '08, 11:37

i've watched so many it's gonna be difficult for me to just choose three. What's more, each time i watch a new drama i find it better than the last. But of the drama i've watched so far my top three would be:
1. Long vacation - absolutely loved that drama
2. Good Luck - Kimura takuya as a pilot is just amazing
3. Proposal Daisakusen - my favourite yamapi drama thus far

User avatar
gamercloud
Posts: 38
Joined: Sep 9th, '08, 20:10
Location: Brazil

Post by gamercloud » Sep 29th, '08, 20:27

1-) Life
2-) Liar Game
3-) Maou

User avatar
sv3xl
Posts: 12
Joined: Dec 26th, '06, 21:58
Location: Canada

Post by sv3xl » Sep 30th, '08, 04:00

... it's so hard to pick only 3...but here's mine! :wub:
1. Hana Yori Dango (season 1)
2. Hana Yori Dango (season 2)
3. HERO

User avatar
Cait-chan
Posts: 3
Joined: Aug 23rd, '08, 00:31
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post by Cait-chan » Sep 30th, '08, 04:14

1. Hana Yori Dango season 1
2. 1 Pound no fukuin
3. Hanazakari no kimitachi e

User avatar
Pnoy11
Posts: 49
Joined: Sep 10th, '05, 04:41
Location: Queens, NY

Post by Pnoy11 » Sep 30th, '08, 08:57

1. Long Vacation
2. Pride
3. Stand Up!!

User avatar
Yoshiko
Posts: 55
Joined: Jul 4th, '07, 17:27
Location: Poland

Post by Yoshiko » Sep 30th, '08, 09:53

2000-2006 my best drama:
1) Engine
2) Double Score
3) Tatta Hitotsu no Koi
4) Regatta

User avatar
kuro570
Posts: 510
Joined: Feb 4th, '08, 23:50
Location: United States

Post by kuro570 » Sep 30th, '08, 15:21

1. Byakuyakou
2. Ikebukuro West Gate Park
3. Iryu 2
VSS: Warui Yatsura

shrinerr
Posts: 5
Joined: Sep 25th, '08, 04:10

Post by shrinerr » Oct 2nd, '08, 02:47

1. Densha Otoko - just finished, totally loved it

2. Nodame Cantabile - crushing on Juri-chan

3. Proposal Daisakusen - my 1st jdrama, Tsuru is da bomb

i was going back and forth between Prodai and Hana Kimi, which I really liked, but in the end I went with prodai because I'm a sucker for time travel :)

Stariella
Posts: 11
Joined: Aug 9th, '07, 20:02

Post by Stariella » Oct 17th, '08, 08:47

1. Nodame Cantabile
2. Proposal Daisakusen
3. Long Vacation

This is a very difficult decision as I have watched and loved so many dramas. But these 3 choices are chosen based on personal reasons, which I'm sure we all have. (:

Honorable mentions: 1 litre of tears, My Boss my hero, Bara no Nai Hanaya, Hanayome to Papa, 14 Sai no Haha

gordon_br
Posts: 19
Joined: Oct 16th, '08, 00:40
Location: San Diego, CA

Post by gordon_br » Oct 26th, '08, 23:00

1. Summer Snow - This covered a lot of topics and did it so well. It was fantastic.
2. Heaven's Coins - First Season was the best, but second and third seasons were also good.
3. Kaikyo wo Wataru Violin - The biographical story of Shogen Shin. I'm a bit of a sucker for true stories.

It's hard to stop at just three, so I'll add a couple more
4. Densha Otoko - Another series based on actual events.
5. Tokyo Wankei - Yukie Nakama really did a good job on this one.

User avatar
totemokakkoii
Posts: 199
Joined: Jan 13th, '08, 15:32

Post by totemokakkoii » Oct 27th, '08, 12:57

Ah... this is tough... there are so many that I like.
I shall just put the one I have re-watched the most..

- Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo 1 & 2 -

terence_hideyoshi
Posts: 110
Joined: Sep 15th, '06, 07:04

Post by terence_hideyoshi » Nov 1st, '08, 03:39

My vote will be Team Medical Dragon Season 2 since I just finished this drama not long ago. :D

User avatar
hitsugayalove
Posts: 2
Joined: May 21st, '08, 23:50

Post by hitsugayalove » Nov 1st, '08, 04:29

my picks

1) tatta hitotsu no koi
2) Life
3) Nodame cantabile

User avatar
shorto
Posts: 19
Joined: Sep 28th, '08, 20:09
Location: Slovenia
Contact:

Post by shorto » Nov 3rd, '08, 21:27

My List:

1.) My Boss My Hero
2.) Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (Hana Kimi)
3.) Papa to Musume no Nanokakan

User avatar
KuroSawa
Posts: 19
Joined: Apr 17th, '08, 12:09
Location: Neverwere

Post by KuroSawa » Nov 3rd, '08, 22:07

Jdramas, that I would absolutely recommend to anyone:

1. Galileo :thumleft:
2. Anego :wub:
3. Jikou Keisatsu 1&2 :D

User avatar
fleng
Posts: 229
Joined: Nov 6th, '07, 14:24
Location: Singapore

Post by fleng » Nov 4th, '08, 16:32

Without order it would be.

IWGP

Hana Kimi

Utahime

Change

GTO

Shotgun Marriage (Dekichatta Kekkon)

Summer Snow

Beach Boys

Nodame Cantible

All of Takuya Kimura's Dorama..

Currently thats about whats in my head right now, will add more when more comes to mind.

shadowxp
Posts: 3
Joined: Nov 5th, '08, 19:05
Location: California

Post by shadowxp » Nov 5th, '08, 19:30

Kurosagi
Liar game

User avatar
kellis
Posts: 5
Joined: Sep 24th, '08, 01:41
Location: earth

Post by kellis » Nov 6th, '08, 02:26

hana yori dango

hana kimi

nobuto wo produce

nodame Cantabile

liar game

mister88
Posts: 5
Joined: Jun 22nd, '08, 20:10

Post by mister88 » Nov 7th, '08, 15:43

1. Nodame Cantabile - FUNNY!!!
2. My Boss My Hero - FUNNY!!!
3. Orange Days - Serious but very good

User avatar
Silvestre
Fansubber
Fansubber
Posts: 77
Joined: Aug 19th, '05, 23:38
Location: Hnvr, DE

Post by Silvestre » Nov 8th, '08, 00:23

1. Nodame
2. Change
3. Hana Yori Dango

Syphire
Posts: 11
Joined: Nov 8th, '08, 00:52

Post by Syphire » Nov 8th, '08, 00:53

1. Orange Days
2. Pride
3. Hero

nofsummer
Posts: 20
Joined: Oct 30th, '08, 14:05

Post by nofsummer » Nov 8th, '08, 01:33

extremely hard to just pick 3 out of so many...
ROOKIES, enjoy the chemistry, good editing, believable and intense casts, no doubt it has been done many times in the past. ROOKIES is about long forgotten idealism, morals, values, yes, nothing new here but trust me this one is a treat. Their passion just extremely shines, it makes me tear up just because they hit me right at heart.

NOBUTA WO PRODUCE, great storyline, smart and wicked. The star power is there, I admit, but give it a chance , watch it minus the forever dismissal and skeptical on JE boys, and you will find it worth watching

NODAME CANTABILE, I would love to say CHANGE but this one drama feels incomplete to me, they were skimming and not digging deeper, NODAME however is like a breath of a fresh air to a mundane jdorama selections at that time. So yes, it should be NODAME.

User avatar
Sanrein
Posts: 28
Joined: Mar 9th, '08, 13:06
Contact:

Post by Sanrein » Nov 8th, '08, 01:49

1. Hana Yori Dango
2. Hana Yori Dango II
3. Nodame Cantabile

User avatar
herie_marie
Posts: 15
Joined: Jul 19th, '08, 17:36

Post by herie_marie » Nov 8th, '08, 02:34

Liar Game - I love it, not boring. When I watched it its as if I'm always thinking..
Hana Kimi - Very funny, very lively, joyful drama.
Kurosagi - I like this, Pi is so hot here. I love his disguises and his chemistry w/ Maki chan
Nobuta - I love the storyline, not usual, very unique.

User avatar
Hitorijime
Posts: 9
Joined: Nov 10th, '08, 18:27
Location: Himitsu!
Contact:

Post by Hitorijime » Nov 11th, '08, 19:22

Tough, but I'll try:

(in no particular order)

Long Vacation
Orange Days
Nodame Cantabile
Hana Yori Dango (S1, mostly)
Ichi Ritoru no Namida

I tried to pick only one Jdrama with Kimura Takuya, otherwise my list would be nothing but shows with him playing the leading role. :whistling:

CHiccups
Posts: 1
Joined: May 3rd, '08, 03:21

Post by CHiccups » Nov 11th, '08, 19:48

1. Hana Kimi
2. Liar Game
3. 1 Litre of Tears

User avatar
Jun-pon
Posts: 12
Joined: Nov 12th, '08, 11:26
Location: Russia, SPb

Post by Jun-pon » Nov 12th, '08, 11:49

1. Hana Yori Dango
2.Hana Yori Dango 2
3. Hanazakari no kimitachi e

User avatar
Endroine
Posts: 60
Joined: Jul 5th, '08, 22:41
Location: Breda, The Netherlands

Post by Endroine » Nov 12th, '08, 13:13

1. Hana Yori Dango
2. Hanazakari No Kimitachi E
3. Nobuta Wo Produce

silencio
Posts: 97
Joined: Sep 29th, '08, 06:11

Post by silencio » Nov 13th, '08, 01:56

i only have a short list.

no particular order

Densha Otoko - comedy with heart

Itoshi Kimi e - thought provoking love story

Yama Onna Kame Onna - slice of life comedy in a department store

User avatar
rossie8785
Posts: 23
Joined: Oct 24th, '08, 03:56

Post by rossie8785 » Nov 14th, '08, 03:37

#1 Hanazakari No Kimitachi E
#2 One Litre of Tears
#3 Pride

Zeldrias
Posts: 9
Joined: Nov 24th, '07, 12:13
Location: Germany

Post by Zeldrias » Nov 15th, '08, 23:43

Okay, here are mine:

#1 Nobuta wo Produce
#2 Hotaru no Hikari
#3 Kamisama, mou sukoshi dake

User avatar
evigsinne
Posts: 13
Joined: Jun 1st, '07, 01:08
Location: Tokyo

Post by evigsinne » Nov 18th, '08, 16:42

1. Ikebukuro West Gate Park
2. Maou
3. Sekai no Chuushin de, Ai wo Sakebu

JennyLupin
Posts: 1
Joined: Nov 18th, '08, 17:10

Post by JennyLupin » Nov 18th, '08, 17:12

1. Nobuta wo Produce
2. 1 Litre of Tears
3. Hanazakari no Kimitachi e

truewt
Posts: 12
Joined: Dec 11th, '07, 00:20
Location: sg

Post by truewt » Nov 20th, '08, 04:46

1. Hana Yori Dango!
2. One Litre of Tears
3. Nodame Cantabile

br4nd0n
Posts: 72
Joined: Sep 13th, '08, 05:41
Location: USA

Post by br4nd0n » Nov 20th, '08, 05:13

1.Hana Yori Dango both seasons (haven't seen the movie)
2. 1 Litre of Tears
3. Love Generation

User avatar
plain_love
Posts: 87
Joined: Jul 21st, '08, 07:21

Post by plain_love » Nov 20th, '08, 06:35

1. Long Vacation
2. Hanazakari no kimitachie
3. Nodame
Real life are tough, but i have my own sanctuary

Image
credits to :lamchika

firstriker
Posts: 9
Joined: Dec 22nd, '08, 14:46

Post by firstriker » Dec 22nd, '08, 15:04

1. Jyoou no Kyoushitsu
2. 1 litre of tears
3. Hanazakari no Kimitachi e

avieamber
Fansubber
Fansubber
Posts: 721
Joined: Jun 4th, '08, 04:54
Location: Malaysia

Post by avieamber » Dec 23rd, '08, 05:30

without order:

Nodame Cantabile - totally caught me off guard with all their ridculous but hilarious moments and great acting too :wub:

1 Litre of Tears - drained most of the liquid in my poor dehydrated body throughout the show so it must count for sth :whistling:

HanaKimi - well basically it's just the influence of good looking guys in there (although some of the comical scenes were pretty lame) still it's a good laugh and heart warming.

(i'd list Last Friends too but it's more on the personal level, i guess this type of drama depends on the individual's liking)

User avatar
ayaseharukaftw
Posts: 62
Joined: Oct 14th, '08, 01:17
Location: Montreal, Canada

Post by ayaseharukaftw » Dec 24th, '08, 03:50

1. Nodame Cantabile - A really great romance/comedy drama with classical music as a background. Excellent chemistry between the characters, very funny and great story. Highly recommended.

2. Sekai No Chuushin De Ai Wo Sakebu - sad and very touching flashback love story. Ayase Haruka and Yamada Takayuki perform their roles very well. I guarantee you will cry eventually. Recommended to those who like love stories or sad dramas.

3. Pride - Sports/Romance drama about some guy who plays hockey and an OL waiting for her boyfriend to come back. Their relationship is a large focus of the drama and I'm Canadian so I love the hockey drama parts as well. And yeah I cried. I think Kimtaku (Kimura Takuya) and Takeuchi Yuko worked well together.

4ddd4
Posts: 20
Joined: Dec 19th, '08, 13:16
Contact:

Post by 4ddd4 » Dec 24th, '08, 13:46

1. GTO
2. Hero
3. Nodame

User avatar
Jaja
Posts: 230
Joined: Oct 30th, '04, 06:41
Location: Philippines

Post by Jaja » Dec 27th, '08, 04:08

There are so many good jdorama, to name a few:

Nodame Cantabile, Pride, Orange Days, Seigi no Mikata, Good Luck, Beautiful Life

User avatar
mujiri
Posts: 19
Joined: Dec 25th, '08, 09:07
Location: Singapore
Contact:

Post by mujiri » Dec 27th, '08, 04:56

New to the forum:)

my order of preference:
#1 - Nobuta wo Produce
#2 - Rookies
#3 - Odoru Daisousasen
Image

User avatar
karla_gemi
Posts: 113
Joined: Dec 21st, '07, 20:47
Location: Chile

Post by karla_gemi » Dec 27th, '08, 05:46

1. Oshin (1983)
He is the only one that I know of your list ... jajajja
Image

DoS wifey
Posts: 9
Joined: Sep 25th, '08, 13:07

Post by DoS wifey » Dec 27th, '08, 05:58

1. Ryuusei no Kizuna
2. My Boss My Hero
3. Hotaru no Hikari

jas_cuzzie
Posts: 1
Joined: Jan 6th, '09, 15:15

Post by jas_cuzzie » Jan 6th, '09, 15:18

1. BLOODY MONDAY
2. KOIZORA
3. UNFAIR

immaperson
Posts: 25
Joined: Jun 22nd, '07, 08:18

Post by immaperson » Jan 6th, '09, 16:33

1. bloody monday
2. maou
3. hotaru no hikari

User avatar
colyn7
Posts: 261
Joined: Jul 8th, '08, 03:46
Location: @your side...

Post by colyn7 » Jan 6th, '09, 16:49

My Favorite and Recommended JDramas of aLL times in order.. hehehe

1. Taiyou no Uta (Yamada Takayuki & Erika Sawajiri) movie & drama
2. KOIZORA movie & drama (i Love Haruma Miura in this)
3. GOKUSEN 1,2 & 3
4. Densha Otoko
5. Zettai Kareshi (Absolute boyfriend)

Movies...
1. Taiyou no Uta
2. KOIZORA
3. DEATHNOTE 1,2,& 3
4. Crows Zero
5. Azumi

am gonna watch "Bloody Monday"... hehehe...

User avatar
chibi chibi
Posts: 17
Joined: Dec 8th, '08, 01:20
Location: Australia

Post by chibi chibi » Jan 7th, '09, 09:51

1. 1 litre of tears
2. Nodame Cantabile
3. Zettai Kareshi

would add Bloody Monday but i havent finished it yet XD and only can have three lol
Image

Nantosh
Posts: 1
Joined: Sep 23rd, '08, 20:38

Post by Nantosh » Jan 10th, '09, 06:04

1. Nobuto wo Produce
2. Kurosagi
3. Dragon Zakura

aaendaus
Posts: 11
Joined: Nov 6th, '08, 16:15

Post by aaendaus » Jan 10th, '09, 07:21

Bara no nai Hanaya =3pts
Byakuyakou =2pts
Bloody Monday =1pts

I'm not sure exactly where to place Bloody Monday, but it's somewhere in the top 3
There are many others that I really like and would put at similar rankings so I'll also suggest some of my favourites:

HanaKimi
Last Friends
Hotaru no Hikari
Maou!
Seigi no Mikata
Anego
Ryuusei no Kizuna

Some Very Promising Currently Airing Dramas:

Akai Ito
Koi no Chikara

klyd
Posts: 2
Joined: Jan 11th, '09, 03:41

Post by klyd » Jan 11th, '09, 03:50

1.) Densha otoko
2.) Taiyo to Umi no Kyoshitsu
3.) LIFE

Lichan_
Posts: 9
Joined: Aug 26th, '05, 23:06

Post by Lichan_ » Jan 11th, '09, 04:34

My votes go for:
1# 1 Litre of Tears
2 # Nodame Cantabile
3# Hana Yori Dango

User avatar
colyn7
Posts: 261
Joined: Jul 8th, '08, 03:46
Location: @your side...

Post by colyn7 » Jan 12th, '09, 12:54

am watching KOIZORA again.. hays.. it never fails to make me cry and want to fall in love again.. hehehe..

sob* sob*

makuii
Posts: 14
Joined: Jan 15th, '09, 06:57
Location: Earth

Post by makuii » Jan 15th, '09, 08:53

1. Hana Yori Dango Season 1
2. Proposal Daisakusen
3. Hana Yori Dango Season 2

User avatar
Tukata
Posts: 6
Joined: Jul 28th, '06, 04:24
Location: Bangkok

Post by Tukata » Jan 15th, '09, 09:14

#1 Nodame Cantabile
#2 Summer Snow
#3 Tokyo Wankei
Image

yabu_hikaru
Posts: 14
Joined: Nov 16th, '08, 14:58
Location: malaysia

Post by yabu_hikaru » Jan 15th, '09, 11:04

1- BLOODY MONDAY
2-RYUSEI NO KIZUNA
3-SEIGI NO MIKATA


babe....i love jdramas!

koopisa
Posts: 53
Joined: Feb 10th, '05, 19:23

Post by koopisa » Jan 15th, '09, 11:38

My First Ranking

1.Iryu Team Medical Dragon season 1
2.Watashitachi no Kyoukasho
3.Bloody Monday

User avatar
uezurii
Posts: 28
Joined: Jul 6th, '06, 18:35
Location: MN, US

Post by uezurii » Jan 16th, '09, 01:59

1. Last Friends
2. Densha Otoko
3. Hana Yori Dango

User avatar
Aoki Yuu
Posts: 3
Joined: Jun 16th, '08, 18:08

Post by Aoki Yuu » Jan 18th, '09, 02:56

1. Nodame Cantabile
2. My Boss, My Hero
3. Liar Game

sinthus
Posts: 1
Joined: Dec 4th, '08, 11:40

Post by sinthus » Jan 20th, '09, 11:34

1) Nobuta wo Produce
2) Sapuri
3) Proposal Daisakusen

master
Posts: 4
Joined: May 30th, '07, 20:36

Post by master » Jan 20th, '09, 21:14

1/ Hana Yori Dango
2/ Proposal Daisakusen
3/ Kurosagi

User avatar
Keiko1981
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 6223
Joined: Apr 9th, '06, 11:27
Location: Sweden
Been thanked: 3 times
Contact:
Sweden

Post by Keiko1981 » Jan 20th, '09, 22:06

New vote
1. Byakuyakou
2. Last Friends
3. Koukou Kyoushi 2003

Old vote - found on pg 25
1. Byakuyakou
2. Koukou Kyoushi 2003
3. Asunaro Hakusho

User avatar
colyn7
Posts: 261
Joined: Jul 8th, '08, 03:46
Location: @your side...

Post by colyn7 » Jan 21st, '09, 03:43

Is Byakuyakou also Midnight Sun Journey?

User avatar
Keiko1981
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 6223
Joined: Apr 9th, '06, 11:27
Location: Sweden
Been thanked: 3 times
Contact:
Sweden

Post by Keiko1981 » Jan 21st, '09, 12:06

colyn7 wrote:Is Byakuyakou also Midnight Sun Journey?
Yes, also known as "Journey Under a Midnight Sun"
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Byakuyako

User avatar
colyn7
Posts: 261
Joined: Jul 8th, '08, 03:46
Location: @your side...

Post by colyn7 » Jan 23rd, '09, 02:10

i can't download it anywhere...Can you suggest something funny and good..

User avatar
Keiko1981
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 6223
Joined: Apr 9th, '06, 11:27
Location: Sweden
Been thanked: 3 times
Contact:
Sweden

Post by Keiko1981 » Jan 23rd, '09, 12:33

colyn7 wrote:i can't download it anywhere...Can you suggest something funny and good..
Here it is:
http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/torrents ... +all&sort=

But it's not funny, it's sad and tragic.

xXReb0rnXx
Posts: 2
Joined: Jan 23rd, '09, 13:05

Post by xXReb0rnXx » Jan 23rd, '09, 13:12

1. 14 sai no haha 十四才の母
2. Jyoou no Kyoushitsu 女王の教室
3. Suppli サプリ

ssih
Posts: 232
Joined: Sep 6th, '08, 18:34
Location: Boston

Post by ssih » Feb 10th, '09, 19:09

1) Nobuta wo Produce
2) Seito Shokun!
3) Saito San

Koizora2005
Posts: 5
Joined: Oct 17th, '08, 09:23

Post by Koizora2005 » Feb 16th, '09, 13:44

1- Gokusen 3
2- Akai Ito
3- Maou
4- LIFE
5- Nobuta wo produce

Calevera
Posts: 19
Joined: Feb 25th, '09, 14:06
Location: Sydney, Australia

Post by Calevera » Mar 9th, '09, 10:50

1. Hanazakari No Kimitachi e
2. Zettai Kareshi
3. Nobuta Wo Produce

bluriishh
Posts: 12
Joined: Jul 22nd, '07, 14:54
Location: Singapore

Post by bluriishh » Mar 13th, '09, 17:53

1. Hana Yori Dango [be it season 1 or 2] :D
2. MAOU
3. Ryusei no kizuna

User avatar
ushiushi
Posts: 83
Joined: May 1st, '06, 20:50
Location: Canada
Contact:

Post by ushiushi » Mar 16th, '09, 03:08

GOOD GOD, this thread is still alive even after I haven't updated it in 2 years??? I created a monster! lol

I almost feel bad enough to go back and update it (although I'm guessing HanaDan will still be at #1 :P ) but my current job just isn't keen on giving many days off and this thing used to take me hours to calculate.

User avatar
Mayura
Posts: 24
Joined: Feb 27th, '09, 11:28
Location: Paris

Post by Mayura » Mar 18th, '09, 15:10

1. Kurosagi
2. Proposal Daisakusen
3. Bloody Monday

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest