RECOMMENDED / FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

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

Post by Jarfrufe » Apr 14th, '21, 13:33

Any other series like "My boss my hero" ??

Preferably set in highschool and with similar humor. I'll watch more Nagase Tomoya down the line too
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Re: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)

Post by in2sky » Apr 14th, '21, 13:52

My Boss My Hero absolutely!!! Loved the show. Really miss such shows. Try Tokkyu Tanaka 3 go as well :)
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Post by Jarfrufe » Apr 14th, '21, 14:00

in2sky wrote: Apr 14th, '21, 13:52 My Boss My Hero absolutely!!! Loved the show. Really miss such shows. Try Tokkyo Tanaka 3 go as well :)
Oh my god, "Mikki" is the protagonist hahaha and it looks pretty funny!! Thank you

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

Post by stanburr » Jun 13th, '21, 17:38

I'd love to give "Tokkyu Tanaka 3-go" a try. Do you have any idea where I can find it? I've looked everywhere that I can think of.
I'm looking for comedies to watch. My favourites are Kekkon Dekinai Otoko because it is funny but also has reality to it and My Boss My Hero (just funny).
I just finished "Watashi Kekkon Dekinai Janakute Shinain desu", a recommendation from 2018, futher up this thread. A pretty good show, some humour, some social insight and believable characters (with perhaps the exception of the kimono clad mother). Based on the same post I'm trying to get "Apoyan" but nobody is seeding. My next choice was "Freeter, Ie wo Kau" (2010) because the title sounded funny and Japanese subtitles are available. Unfortuanately it turned out to be a gritty and depressing story about the pressures of suburban life for average people in Japan, so I would like to get back to some more light hearted drama.
Does anybody have comedy recommendations from the last few years? They seem to be much more available.

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

Post by in2sky » Jun 14th, '21, 08:01

"Watashi Kekkon Dekinai Janakute Shinain desu" is pretty good indeed!! I kinda want to rewatch!!
Tokkyu Tanaka 3-go > pm

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Yasha.

Ito Hideaki & Kashiwabara Shuji is sublime.

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Post by Pavlova Megaflop » Jul 19th, '21, 09:57

Ore no Ie no Hanashi may turn out to be my favourite dorama this year.

I like Kudo Kankuro's work, and think this is one of his best. Definite echos of particularly Tiger and Dragon and to a lesser extent Unubore Deka. Surely many fan-service that I missed, but remember callbacks to T&D "Manju Kowai" and "Jugemu" Rakugo stories.

I'd avoided Kudo Kankuro's Amachan because too many GB, but think I'll try.



One that didn't quite work for me was Kyouen NG. I'd been interested as Nakai Kiichi starred, and the idea very vaguely resembled Mada Koi wa Hajimarenai to Saigo kara Nibanme no Koi (all time favourite) journey of Nakai Kiichi/KyonKyon gone wrong.

But story was full of gaslighting and cruel manipulation, which seemed to be rewarded in the end, so for me a feel-bad dorama, not uplifting at all. Also power structures were quite noticeable in terms of who adhered to COVID precautions, and who put others at risk.



Both dorama had the pandemic as a backdrop, but the pandemic was not a direct topic. These were my first dorama viewed to acknowledge pandemic, I'd wondered whether that would interfere with my escapism, but it was actually good to get it over with.

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Post by SusieQ » Sep 9th, '21, 18:00

I'm re-watching Kagi no Kakatta Heya right now, and realized I haven't watched many murder mysteries in recent memory. Anyone have some unique recommendations?

My watchlist is here: https://mydramalist.com/dramalist/Susan

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Post by Jarfrufe » Sep 15th, '21, 09:47

SusieQ wrote: Sep 9th, '21, 18:00 I'm re-watching Kagi no Kakatta Heya right now, and realized I haven't watched many murder mysteries in recent memory. Anyone have some unique recommendations?

My watchlist is here: https://mydramalist.com/dramalist/Susan
  • 3 Nen A Gumi: Ima kara Mina-san wa, Hitojichi Desu (not a murder mystery per se i think. But i think its a good sugestion anyway)
  • Kisaragi (Comedy-Murder Mystery movie)
  • 12 Suicidal Teens (Movie)
  • Kokucho no Mizuumi (Its really recent, summer 2021)
  • Mask Ward (Movie)
  • Re:Mind
  • Signal 100 (Movie)
  • The Werewolf Game (Movie series)
Most of them aren't that great, but check them out if any of it catch your attention. What are your favorites? Murder Mystery is one of my favorite genres alongside Battle Royale/Death Game so im always eager to watch something along those lines.

Also check the SPEC (Keizoku sequel, you watched it! haha) it has lots of Sci-fi elements but its entertaining.

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

Post by in2sky » Sep 15th, '21, 10:29

what's good this season (summer) ? plz no medical, no cops thx!!

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Post by Jarfrufe » Sep 15th, '21, 11:07

in2sky wrote: Sep 15th, '21, 10:29 what's good this season (summer) ? plz no medical, no cops thx!!
If you like romance, Promise Cinderella is okay (Also has Fumi Nikaido)

My favorite was Enjiya. Hachigatsu wa Yoru no Batting Center de, Hyochakusha (This one has Mystery/detectives and romance. I don't know if that counts as cops tho) and Omimi ni Aimashitara are pretty fun as well.

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Post by in2sky » Sep 15th, '21, 19:42

Thank you Jarfrufe :)
Promise Cinderella sounds actually interesting, just read the pitch :)
Hachigatsu wa Yoru no Batting Center de definitely on my list now, sounds excellent.
Omimi ni Aimashitara... podcast girl, yes sounds fantastic.
Enjiya sounds fantastic too, let me check.

That's a lot of drama to watch, let me first check nyaa if they're available :)

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

Post by sakara » Sep 17th, '21, 18:59

I would recommend Tokyo MER (medical) , Hakozume (comedy) , Kazoku Boshu Shimasu (slice of life/family) and Enjiya (Mistery,Revenge)

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

Post by tamoriClub » Oct 23rd, '21, 15:46

I am looking for suggestions!
What I liked so far:
Dramas that have that Fuji terebi vibe from late 90s, early 00s: Osama no restaurant, Shomuni, Hero, Odoru
All good dramas from director Tsutsumi: Kindaichi, Keizoku, IWGP, Trick, Spec, Handoku, H2, Shimokita
Kankuro + Kumiko combination: Kisarazu, Tiger and Dragon, Ryuusei, Gomen ne
Also the best directed Kankuro drama (except IWGP, both are peak TBS): Manhattan Love Story
Finally something epic like Hanzawa (the acting was so unnatural but who cares, loved it)
in2sky wrote: Jun 14th, '21, 08:01 "Watashi Kekkon Dekinai Janakute Shinain desu" is pretty good indeed!! I kinda want to rewatch!!
Tokkyu Tanaka 3-go > pm
I am also interested in Tokkyu Tanaka 3-go, can you send it to me as well?

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

Post by in2sky » Oct 23rd, '21, 18:21

yup OK :)

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Re: Japanese drama about bullying

Post by Yonson » Jun 24th, '22, 21:20

So many interesting and new things to see here.

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Re: Japanese drama about bullying

Post by Keiko1981 » Jun 24th, '22, 21:55

List of Jdramas about bullying

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Re: Japanese drama about bullying

Post by lelebc99 » Nov 24th, '22, 07:25

Crime and Punishment: A Falsified romance (kind of adaptation of Dostoevsky Crime and Punishment but in Japan and with japanese schoolgirls, bullying is one of the themes) - darker than Life.

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