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Your top 5 romantic/comedy JDrama

Postby bigsoccer » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:07 am

Your top 5 romantic/comedy JDrama.

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Postby nawidy » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:41 am

a tough one
especially since i don't remember all of the dramas i've seen by genre.
One that stands out, the rest may not be 100% love/comedy but comedy with some romance nonetheless.

There may be some typos in my list but here it is:

1. Manhattan Love Story
2. Dekichatta Kekkon
3 Nodame Cantabile
4. Himitsu no Hanazono
5. My Boss My Hero

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Postby yanie » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:47 am

1. Dekichatta Kekkon (Shotgun Marriage) - Takenouchi Yutaka, Hirosue Ryoko, Abe Hiroshi (2001)
2. Narita RIkon (Narita Divorce) - Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, Seto Asaka, Abe Hiroshi, Fukatsu Eri (1997)
3. Omiai Kekkon (Arranged Marriage) - Matsu Takako, Yusuke Santamaria (2000)

I can only recommend these three.

IMO, these 3 represents THE "Romantic Comedy" J-Drama. This 'kekkon' trilogy were all written by a housewife, Yoshida Noriko, and I think she is the BEST genuine-romantic-comedy writer in Japan. She writes very good stories, well-built and believable characters, great point of views on marriage, with full romantic moments plus hillarious, unforgettable comical/comedic moments that can make you laugh out loud.

Of course, there are other good romantic comedies, but the more recent ones mostly are just light romantic that doesn't has much comedy moments with so-so, not-funny-enough jokes.

Oh, wait a minute... NODAME CANTABILE is awesome too! But is that in the romance genre??^^ Or is it more in the musical genre? Love Shuffle was okay, just not enough comedic moments.

If you want both genuine romance and genuine comedy, then I definitely recommend the 'kekkon' trilogy^^

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Postby marina_khv » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:39 am

Beautiful Life
Hitotsu yane no shita
Bara no nai hanaya
Pride
Hotaru no hikari
:)

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Postby arakira » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:52 am

yanie, thanks for the rec, i'll definitely try these 3. Looking for older dramas atm anyway :D

IMO Romance+true Comedy isn't very common in Japanese dramas, but i enyoyed those:

1. Hotaru no Hikari
2. Kekkon Dekinai Hito
3. Nodame Cantabile
4. Kimi Wa Petto
5. Zettai Kareshi

Beautiful Life and Bara No Nai Hanaya are also great romance dramas but rather tragic than comedy.

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Postby The Chaos » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:16 am

I'm only gonna put two since I think they my only favorites :

Hana yori Dango
Nodame Cantabile


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Postby menaine » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:05 pm

maybe not the best, but Proposal Daisakusen is my top one of romantic-comedy drama

The others:
Densha Otoko

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Postby Kenedaa » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:08 pm

I can only think about Kekkon dekinai otoko and Hotaru no Hikari

marina_khv wrote:Beautiful Life
Hitotsu yane no shita
Bara no nai hanaya
Pride
Hotaru no hikari
:)


I really don't understand how you can consider Bara no nai hanaya and Beautiful Life comedies Oo.

thanks for the recommendation yanie!
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Postby Gir » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:01 pm

Ok, my favorites would be:

Long Vacation
Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Narita Divorce
Last Christmas
Bus Stop
Double Kitchen
Magerarengi onna
And
Chakushin Ari


Well, I guess there is more than 5, but I just couldn't leave out a couple.


:whistling: And the last one was in there just to see if people are paying attention. :lol

But you have to admit there was some romance going on in it.
If you can remain calm while all around you others are panicking... Then you obviously have not adequately assessed the situation.

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Lots to choose from ...

Postby hiroshi » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:45 pm

Off the top of my head, here's my favorites in no particular order. I just listed them by the year they came out (or thereabouts).

Long Vacation (1996), Love Generation (1997), Great Teacher Onizuka (1998), Yamato Nadeshiko (2000), Mukudono! (2001 version), Hero (2001, SP, and movie), Densha Otoko (2005), Nodame Cantabile (2006), My Boss My Hero (2006), Kekkon Dekinai Otoko (2006), Haken no Hinkaku (2007).

Don't ask me to pick a top 5 'cause I can't!

Of course, there are others but these are my picks for dramas with both romance and comedy as main themes. As you can tell, I have a preference for the "classics"! :)

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Postby yanie » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:59 am

Please allow me to comment on the drama's titles mentioned here :roll

I would put these dramas in the same group:
Beautiful Life
Bara no nai hanaya
Pride
Last Christmas
Long Vacation
Love Generation
Yamato Nadeshiko

They are genuine romance but were definitely not genuine comedy, some light jokes here and there, but it won't make you laugh "hahaha", probably just smile. These dramas also has quite amount of angst. But I'd recommend them, just because they ARE GOOD^^ I really enjoyed these dramas, too.
Long Vacation is probably the brightest and the funniest one in this group, though, thanks to Yamaguchi Tomoko and Inamori Izumi's characters :)


Kekkon Dekinai Otoko - this is suppose to be in the romance genre, but actually we don't get much romantic moments afterall, due to Abe Hiroshi's character's quirky-ness. And it has less comedy than I expected. This is a light and entertaining drama. But I have to say this is not a genuine romance nor it is a genuine comedy XD Abe Hiroshi and Natsukawa Yui's pairing is very good though!! :thumright:


Genuine romance, genuine comedy, yes, I'd recommend them too (in the best order):
1. Nodame Cantabile - AWESOME!
2. Hana yori Dango - GREAT!
3. Densha Otoko - ENTERTAINING!
4. Mukodono! - has the same romance and family moments amount
5. Hotaru no hikari - I didn't really enjoy this one, but seem like many people loves it, so maybe you should try it too^^


NOT romance:
Great Teacher Onizuka (1998) - LOVED IT! but this is a school drama
Hero (2001, SP, and movie) - My all-time fave! Awesome comedy, but this is definitely a law drama
Hitotsu yane no shita - it's a touching family drama, heavily focus on the siblings bond
Himitsu no Hanazono - focused on the brothers' bond, VERY GOOD COMEDY, but little romance
Chakushin Ari - :lol should I even say anything? haha, in case anyone is seriously wondering, it's a horror movie^^


I'm explaining all these, just in case the starter of the thread is looking for the genuine romance, genuine comedy-type of dramas ^_^

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Postby hiroshi » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:20 am

Yanie, everyone has their own interpretation of what is comedy, what is drama, what is romance, what is a human drama. The initial poster asked a very open ended question without specifying she or he was looking for.

You have your opinion and interpretation of what romance is. Others have theirs. Instead of judging other posters' interpretation and questioning their judgment, it'd be much more respectful if you just let others express their opinions and leave it as is.

Just because in your opinion, Kekkon Dekinai Otoko doesn't have enough romantic moments for your liking, then it's not a genuine romance? Like I said, please be more respectful towards your fellow posters. Thank you.

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Postby kawaiimomo » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:32 am

I agree with Yanie, as much as i loved Kekkon Dekinai Otoko it wasn't much of a love story. there was romantic tension and even a bit of romance but no out right love story in there like Long Vacation or Hana Yori Dango. I wish there were more genuine jdrama romantic comedies!! there aren't enough just a handful. sigh.... :glare:

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Postby yanie » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:43 am

hiroshi wrote:Yanie, everyone has their own interpretation of what is comedy, what is drama, what is romance, what is a human drama. The initial poster asked a very open ended question without specifying she or he was looking for.

You have your opinion and interpretation of what romance is. Others have theirs. Instead of judging other posters' interpretation and questioning their judgment, it'd be much more respectful if you just let others express their opinions and leave it as is.

Just because in your opinion, Kekkon Dekinai Otoko doesn't have enough romantic moments for your liking, then it's not a genuine romance? Like I said, please be more respectful towards your fellow posters. Thank you.


Oh, I really have no intention to offend anyone here. I'm very sorry >_< I was just stating my opinion on these dramas. And of course, it's not a romance JUST in my opinion. I agree that it might be romance/comedy for other people.

I'm very sorry. I'll be more careful next time.

I might have gone over the line, because I really like romantic comedy genre dramas. And I get excited talking about it.

I'm very, very sorry *bows*

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Postby chili01 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:00 am

yanie wrote:1. Dekichatta Kekkon (Shotgun Marriage) - Takenouchi Yutaka, Hirosue Ryoko, Abe Hiroshi (2001)
2. Narita RIkon (Narita Divorce) - Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, Seto Asaka, Abe Hiroshi, Fukatsu Eri (1997)
3. Omiai Kekkon (Arranged Marriage) - Matsu Takako, Yusuke Santamaria (2000)

I can only recommend these three.

IMO, these 3 represents THE "Romantic Comedy" J-Drama. This 'kekkon' trilogy were all written by a housewife, Yoshida Noriko, and I think she is the BEST genuine-romantic-comedy writer in Japan. She writes very good stories, well-built and believable characters, great point of views on marriage, with full romantic moments plus hillarious, unforgettable comical/comedic moments that can make you laugh out loud.

Of course, there are other good romantic comedies, but the more recent ones mostly are just light romantic that doesn't has much comedy moments with so-so, not-funny-enough jokes.

Oh, wait a minute... NODAME CANTABILE is awesome too! But is that in the romance genre??^^ Or is it more in the musical genre? Love Shuffle was okay, just not enough comedic moments.

If you want both genuine romance and genuine comedy, then I definitely recommend the 'kekkon' trilogy^^


where can I download or watch those? they are somewhat old so Im having trouble finding them

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Postby ohspicysriracha » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:12 am

I usually just frequent the boards to check out the good stuff that's out there.. because there are just so many shows to *attempt* to keep up on.. but as for the jdramas that I've kept because they were pretty awesome in no particular order:

More than Top 5
1) Nodame Cantabile - after the remake from animation --> live-action, although didn't entirely coincide, still brought plenty of laughter.. and Nodame's relationship woes.. are truly a unique one. Everybody's favorite

2) Orange days - Definitely a tear jerker and interesting story/plot

3) Ryokiteki no Kanojo - from what I heard, this is a remake from the korean version?

4) Proposal Daisakusen - Also one of those that I think, everybody would like

5) Lunch Queen w/ Takeuchi Yuko - I think the Japanese name of the drama was "Lunch no Joou", was one of the first jdramas I've started out with.. and to this day, I can pull out and watch again and fall in love with Takeuchi Yuko (who has a minor role in the American TV show "Flashforward"!!)

6) Honey & Clover

7) Waraeru koi wa shitakunai special - "Don't want a laughable love" - This if I remember correctly was a christmas special a few years ago that SARS subbed. If you're looking for something super short (3 eps) that'll give you about an hour fix of jdrama-ddiction, this will probably be the one for you

Cheers, and keep the lists comin!

P.S. It would be great if we can have the mod or someone with first page thread posts to edit/re-edit their posts to have "great comedy/romance jdrama" listed. Thanks!

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Postby gljangel » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:24 am

Some that have made me laugh, cry and have throughly enjoyed - no order of preference or anything

Kimi wa Petto
Pride
Love Shuffle
Sapuri
Zettai Kureshi
Brother Beat

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Postby LaLaLaDRAMA » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:50 am

Not really going by substance, but I guess I can name a few that I was honestly hooked to from the get go:

1) Love Generation (pretty old, but kimutaku and the main girl had major chemistry)
2) To Heart (very light, but full of drama. Watched it for Tsuyoshi Domoto--sooo cute in this drama. He has great chemistry with fukada kyoko. This was before his weight gain)
3) Hana Yori Dango (watched it like 20 times!!)
4) Hanazakari no Kimi tachi e (not a fan of horikita maki, but this was fun to watch)
5) Love Revolution ( I really liked this drama! Pretty old, but liked all the characters)

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Postby lulu19 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:37 am

not in particular order:

-Yamato Nadeshiko
-Hotaru no Hikari (super funny :D )
-Nodame Cantabile
-Hana Kimi
-Zettai Kareshi

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Postby k361 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:41 am

chili01 wrote:
yanie wrote:1. Dekichatta Kekkon (Shotgun Marriage) - Takenouchi Yutaka, Hirosue Ryoko, Abe Hiroshi (2001)
2. Narita RIkon (Narita Divorce) - Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, Seto Asaka, Abe Hiroshi, Fukatsu Eri (1997)
3. Omiai Kekkon (Arranged Marriage) - Matsu Takako, Yusuke Santamaria (2000)

If you want both genuine romance and genuine comedy, then I definitely recommend the 'kekkon' trilogy^^

where can I download or watch those? they are somewhat old so Im having trouble finding them

Omiai Kekkon was subbed by SARS
From Shotgun Wedding and Narita Rikon was a subbed batch torrent by jem. The jem torrents of the jdrama got lost on d-addicts, can be found at isohunt. http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/2989 ... ab=summary and http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/1278 ... ab=summary (you can find both as DDL at some livejournal communities).

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Postby Kazeyama » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:02 pm

1. Hotaru no Hikari
2. Anego
3. Haken no Hinkaku
4. Koi no Chikara
5. Star no Koi

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Postby ryoko11 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:02 pm

1. Long Vacation (Most J-dramas seem to be primarily comedy with a little romance, but Long Vacation brings the romance. I think it's got plenty of comedy for the title "romantic comedy". It just deals with more subtle comedy instead of slapstick, cross dressing, and the other over the top stuff we often enjoy. The opening had me in stitches. First scenes are of a bride in full traditional attire as she runs full-tilt through the busy streets leaving everyone staring after her in surprise. After bounding up a series of stairs with her kimono nearly around her waist, she starts banging frantically on an apartment door and wakes the lone tenent. Sena opens the door to see a strange, frantic, out of breath bride staring back at him. Without a word he promptly closes the door in her face as though this must be a messed up dream and starts to head back to bed. It's shocking and hilarious for me even after watching the series multiple times, but it's not played over the top with exaggerated facial expressions and gimmicks. I love those too, but they aren't the only form of comedy. Long Vacation is solidly a romantic comedy without them, imo.)
2. Manhattan Love Story (crazy, funny, good. Just go with it.)
3. Kimi wa Petto (Oh the kisses! Found the ensemble quite funny too.)
4. Yama Onna Kabe Onna (Beyond the plethora of boob jokes stemming from Megumi's insecurities are some very lovable characters, and a couple of very nice potential OTPs.)
5. Hotaru no Hikari (Buchou! God, I can't wait for season 2!)

I also adored Nodame Cantabile, though I think it's lighter on the romance due to Chiaki's personality quirks. The comedic DV is rather like a Tom and Jerry cartoon, and it's pretty awesome. Yasuko to Kenji was also really enjoyable.

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Postby riki_kun » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:14 pm

1. Hana Yori Dango
2. Buzzer Beat
3. Proposal Daisakusen
4. Hana Kimi
5. Densha Otoko

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Postby «minah» » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:18 am

hm.... Not in any order

Anna-san no Omame
Stand Up!!
Celeb to Binbo
Nodame Cantabile


Out of all the dramas I've watched... I can only think of four favorite comedy/romance
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Postby tsurashi313 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:05 am

1. Nodame Cantabile
2. Yasuko to Kenji
3. Hana Yori Dango
4. Yukan Club
5. Buzzer Beat

I think some are more romantic than comedic and some are more comedic than romantic. Hanazakari no Kimi tachi e and Atashinchi no Danshi were some-what enjoyable as well.
A really good one that I'm not sure should be on the list is Ryusei no Kizuna. It has some humor in it throughout the drama. It's more on the mystery and dramatic side but there are some comedic reliefs in it that are fresh.
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Postby Soannie » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:50 pm

1) LONG VACATION.
Maybe a bit old, but still the best for me. Funny and touching.

2) ANEGO

3) SATORARE

4) HAKEN NO HINKAKU

5) ZETTAI KARESHI

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Postby MitsukaiKuroi » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:06 am

I would have to say (in no particular order) :

Hana Yori Dango
Ohitorisama
Densha Otoko
Kimi wa Petto
Star no Koi


But other really great ones that I liked were :

Manhattan Love Story
Hotaru no Hikari
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Postby isuzu » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:13 am

Romantic Comedy
Hana Yori Dango
Hana Kimi
Hotari no Hikari
Nodame Cantabile
My Boss My Hero

Comedy
Stand Up
GTO
Atashinchi no Danshi

Romantic
Pride

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Postby hsthompson » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:57 pm

My recommendations

1.- Long Vacation - Well written and acted characters, comedy is subtle, ending makes you go YES! It is one of the classic and it is not for naught.
[spoiler](Not really a spoiler, more a curious aside: I think a good drinking game can be made with the product placements for this series... they might have gone a bit overboard... how many times can you spot the Konami logo?)[/spoiler]

2.- Dekichatta Kekkon - Another classic. The main characters are charming and believable. However, Abe Hiroshi and Sonny Chiba show they can act, and between the two of them steal the show. Heartwarming, it doesn't have the obvious ending, and

3.- Densha Otoko - Proof that reality is sometimes stranger than fiction... Heavier on the comedy, but still a good rom-com. Misaki Itoh is just dreamy in this. She's very good at comedy, just not here (Yama Onna, Kabe Onna; Kiken no Aneki; Taiho Shichauzo are good examples). It is not needed, however, as everyone else makes up for it in spades.

4.- Manhattan Love Story - You'll need to make a diagram to keep track of all that's going on. In fact, it gets so topsy-turvy that the main character in the show fact HAS such a relationship diagram, and still has problems to keep up. It makes me want to make coffee and a Napolitan (which I can assure you, people in Naples would not recognize)

5.- Hanazakari no Kimitachi e - In a way, it is your quintessential high school love comedy. It has a small twist though. All characters are very likeable, even if some are a bit too quirky, and will reach you. It's not an acting, or production, or dialogue masterclass. But I'd say the whole is better than the sum of its parts.

Not sure where to classify those as rom-coms, but still recommended:

Kekkon Dekinai Otoko - Abe Hiroshi is awesome. Hell, everyone is very good in this show, no exceptions. Others have classified this as light on the romance. I'd say the romance is there, but it is very subtle. It has to be, because the guy Abe plays... has issues. Then again, who doesn't?

Himitsu no Hanazono - There is romance here, but the important part is the relationships between the brothers, all the little secrets and lies. Love conquers all, but can it fix it all?

101st Proposal - Not exactly a comedy, but it has very funny moments though. Humor not as understated as in Long Vacation. But the love story though...
Takeda Tetsuya is not good looking (1). You can see why he's been to 100 marriage meetings already without result. However, he's THE MAN. I won't spoil it for you, but I'll just say that my 3 favourite romantic scenes of all time are all in this series. So definitely recommended.



(1) Most probably only Spanish people will get this , he looks just like a Japanese version of El Fary, may he rest in peace. The saying goes: "You're uglier than El Fary sucking on lemons". If you do an image search you'll see what I mean...

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Postby forestmaiden71 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:33 am

I would have to say that the romantic comedy genre is my fav....but these are my 5 favs :P

1. Hana Yori Dango <- my first drama and my measuring stick to all others. Honestly, I think I could get anyone to watch Japanese Dramas if they watched HYD first :P Besides, who can resist Oguri Shun as Rui... ;)

2. Zettai Kureshi <- biggest tear jerker show ever. And it's still soo cute!

3. Kimi wa Petto <- Yeah, the idea is odd, but the show is way cute. You'll want a Momo after you watch it, I'm sure. I do :)

4. Hana Kimi <- this is going on here because it's a cute show and it did make me laugh. I thought the romance was much better between the underdog and the main chick then with Oguri Shun, but that's my opinion and besides the point :P

5. yamato nadeshiko shichi henge <- I know not that many people really liked this show, but I thought it was cute. The romance was fun and the show did make me laugh at times. Plus, it was just plain fun to watch :)

Those are my top five :)
Also, question...
Nodame Cantabile <- Romance? Really? I saw this online and it didn't describe it as a romance at all. In fact, the description made me not watch it. I'm thinking I may have to give it a chance after I saw it on so many lists here...

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Postby Razor. » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:23 pm

1. Gokusen
2. Zettai Kareshi
3. Boku Dake No Madona
4. First Kiss
5. My Boss My Hero
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Postby bean » Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:47 pm

hehe
one pound gospel
tatta hitotsu no koi
proposal daikusen
nodamel contabile
1 liter of tears
ninkyo helper

nt actualy comedy or romance bt rather d drama i love, hehe.

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Postby 20centuryboy » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:33 pm

I 've found out a few drama i 've never noticed before in this topic. :)
Nankurunai sa!

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Postby browniethecat » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:48 am

For me, it's:
- Otomen (especially funny in my opinion :lol )
- Hana yori Dango
- Kimi wa Petto
- 1 Pound Gospel
also, less funny, but romantic: Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge and Buzzer Beat

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Postby amuoOochan » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:57 am

My top 4 list!! <33

1, Hana yori dango ( have read the manga!! Love the comedy/romance!! Funny chara!!! <33
2, koizora ( A very very sad love story!! ) <33
3, personal test ( Funny chara!! )
4, Zettai karenchi ( A robotboyfriend!! Ahahaha!!!

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Postby mewific » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:17 am

1. Hotaru no Hikari
2. Nodame Cantabile
3. Koi no Chikara
4. Hana Yori Dango
5. Around 40

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Postby blackstar » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:54 am

mukodono (nagase tomoya & takeuchi yuko are so cute together)
orange days
dekichatta kekkon
love shuffle
proposal daisakusen sp

actually i still have more in mind.. hahaha

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Postby piousm » Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:45 am

It's hard keeping it to 5, but these are the funniest romantic comedies that I can think of, rather than romantic dramas that have funny bits :
1. Hotaru no Hikari;
2. Proposal Daisakusen;
3. Otomen;
4. My Boss my Hero;
5. Ohitorisama.

If it was great romantic dramas with funny bits, i'd have another list easily.

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Postby 12bucklemyshoe » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:18 pm

For me, Long Vacation is the best of all romance dramas.

Romantic Comedies:

1) Long Vacation
2) Cupid no Itazura. It might seem "cheap" but I love this drama.
3) Love & Fight (Koi wa Tatakai)
4) Love Shuffle
4) Anego

Romance (excluding rom-com):
1) Orange Days
2) Buzzer Beat
3) Tatta Hitotsu no Koi
4) Virgin Road
5) Slow Dance

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Top 5 Japanese Romantic Comedies

Postby el_canuck » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:17 pm

I think some people think the question is comedic romances. then romance would be the main point (Long Vacation). The original question focuses on comedy, correct?

1. Nodame Cantabile-funny all of the way through with a little romance and great music.
One special and two movies following, says it all. The perfect show.

2. Maison Ikkoku 1&2-funny group of characters

3. Ohitorisama-cute and funny

4. Mukudomo 2003-funny and he wore a sweatshirt with my college's logo.

5. Last Christmas-another great cast of nutty characters

There are others of course, but the Japanese tend to do more school and police type than the Koreans.
If this question were asked of Kdrama, there would be a much bigger reply. I think.

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Postby ojouprincess » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:56 am

1. hotaru no hikari (1&2)
2. hana yori dango (1&2)
3. my boss my hero
4. yamada taro monogatari
5. densha otoko (not the sp though)
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Postby nescafemath » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:23 pm

in the more comedy point of view... :roll
1.my boss my hero - no need to be explain :lol
2.yamato nadeshiko shinci no henge -
3.tokyo dog - they argue about food at the crime place.. :argue:
4.mukodono! - all characters play their role nicely..expecially the baka couple :P
5.nodame cantabile - mukya!! :blink kyaa!! :goggle:

in romantic view...
1.mukodono! - lovely+loving each time yuichiro&sakura together & episode 8 was so :wub:
2.atashinci no danshi - mom+son :-)
3.hana yori dango - when domyoji that lost his memory suddenly remember makino was her gf. which is after she gave the same reaction as before when domyoji was ill.
4.futari - the wife takingcare of her paralize husband..so touching..
5.my boss my hero - makio didnt fight with the hoodlum because hikari hate yakuza :cry:

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Postby jubies33 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:50 pm

I haven't watched a ton of j dramas yet but these were the romantic/comedic ones that I liked so far

1)Nodame Cantabile- I thought this was so funny and the romance wasn't in your face but it was there and I found it very sweet

2)Orange days- not a comedy per se but had it's funny moments and a very good drama

3)Love shuffle- I loved all the characters, it was an entertaining drama with both comedy and romance

4) Hana yori dango- one of my first Japanese dramas and still love it

5)Buzzer Beat- not really comedy but had some sweet romantic moments and good overall

I also enjoyed Tatta Hitotsu no koi although this didn't have any comedy. It's a sweet romantic drama.

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Postby Sorvaseven » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:17 pm

1) Pride (Kimura Takuya)
2) Love Generation (Kimura Takuya)
3) Orange Days (Shibasaki Kou)
4) Last Christmas (Oda Yuji)
5) Long Love Letter (Tokiwa Takako)

These are pure romantic dramas :lol

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Re: Top 5 Japanese Romantic Comedies

Postby bigsoccer » Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:46 pm

el_canuck wrote:
There are others of course, but the Japanese tend to do more school and police type than the Koreans.
If this question were asked of Kdrama, there would be a much bigger reply. I think.


Yeah. More variety in this genre from Kdrama.

p.s. This is an identical thread for Kdrama if you're interested.

Your top 5 romantic/comedy Kdrama
http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_85621.htm

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Postby ladymoi14 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:13 am

1. Beautiful Life
2. My Boss My Hero
3. Tatta Hitotsu No Koi
4. Nodame Cantabile
5. First Kiss

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Postby rootabega » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:47 am

1. Manhattan Love Story
2. Manhattan Love Story
3. Manhattan Love Story
4. Manhattan Love Story
5. Manhattan Love Story

I guess you've caught my drift by now... :D

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Postby kitty10 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:18 am

Off the top of my head:

Love Revolution
Over Time (not a lot of comedy)
Hotaru no Hikari
Long Vacation
Koi no Chikara
Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Slow Dance

(More than 5, but oh well...)
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Postby Yuling » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:31 pm

yanie wrote: Love Shuffle was okay, just not enough comedic moments.


:( I think Love Shuffle is underrated. I mean, it's not a super serious show, but it has some decent writing. Plus, I think Karina gives a good performance.

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Postby sunflower63 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:14 pm

My top five are:

Hotaru no Hikari
Nodame Cantabile
Long Vacation
Ikemen Desu Ne
Love Generation

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Postby Divadive » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:35 pm

May I?

1. Buzzer Beat
2. Hana kimi ikemen
3.Yamato Nadeshiko
4. Hana yori dango
5. Itazurana Kiss

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Postby Chrono » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:12 pm

I really miss the good romance / comedy jdramas like Nodame and so on.

I just feel there are too much police dramas lately. They should diversify more or else there'll be more and more people attached to korean dramas and less people watching jdramas.

Just my opinion. :-)

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Postby moraima » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:48 pm

Some of my favourites:
Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku
Zenkai Girl
Buzzer Beat
Kimi wa Petto
Orange Days
Boku dake no Madonna

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Postby j_halo7 » Thu May 03, 2012 11:05 am

These are mine.

Nodame Cantabile
Hotaru no Hikari
Boku Dake no Madonna
Oishii Proposal (Nobody seems to know about this drama...)
Otomen
Now watching: Too many to count. XD

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Postby EriKira » Tue May 08, 2012 10:45 am

1. Hana Yori Dango
2. Proposal daisakusen
3. Taiyou no Uta

I bet you will keep crying if you watch these :wub:

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Postby in2sky » Wed May 16, 2012 8:05 am

1 MY BOSS MY HERO
2 TOKKYU TANAKA 3 GO
3 DENSHA OTOKO
4 HIMITSU NO HANAZONO
5 YAMA ONNA KABE ONNA

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Postby Gaston » Wed May 16, 2012 12:07 pm

Here is one that I am unsure if EVERYONE would categorize as RomCom but I do and doesn't seem like it has been mentioned: Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu.

1) Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu (not over the top but more like fish-out-of-water comedy)
2) Proposal Daisakusen (funny in a Back to The Future kind of way)
3) Last Christmas (only RomCom on this list that could really happen in real life)
4) Densha Otoko (zany funny but strangely still believable -- it could happen)
5) Hana Yori Dango / Nodame Cantabile / Zettai Kareshi (zany funny but unbelievable -- still romantic)

If you take away the need for LOL moments, Bara no Nai Hanaya would be up there.

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Postby sl0w » Thu May 17, 2012 11:01 pm

Maybe i didn't read the 4 pages well enough but...

Hanazakari no Kimitachi e ?

Noone mentioned it? Maybe a bit too much comedy and less romance but that's a pure romantic/commedy drama!

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Postby «minah» » Fri May 18, 2012 2:03 pm

rootabega wrote:1. Manhattan Love Story
2. Manhattan Love Story
3. Manhattan Love Story
4. Manhattan Love Story
5. Manhattan Love Story

I guess you've caught my drift by now... :D


I watched this about 2 months ago and... very upset that... very very few seem to rave about this AWESOME show!!! Omg I only checked it out because I was starting to get into Matsuoka and Kyoko and noticed Takashi was in it but omg... this drama is pure genius! Definitely on my list of top romance/comedy!!!
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Postby tarumpaw » Sun May 27, 2012 3:34 pm

Hallelujah Chance

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Postby Yaaisan » Sun May 27, 2012 6:51 pm

My list (note might not always end happily). Those that I can think of are these:

1. Hotaru no Hikari
2. Nagareboshi
3. Fuyu no Sakura
4. Around 40
5. Saigo kara Nibanme no Koi

Thanks for the recommendations that have be written previously. I'll try to give them a chance at some point. Any recommendation of good alternatives that features older than high school is always interesting.

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My favourites

Postby doramaworld » Thu May 31, 2012 9:36 am

Can only think of the following at the moment...

Long Vacation (1996)
Love Revolution (2001)
Koi no Chikara (2002)
Hakusen Nagashi (1996)
Renai Hensachi (2002)

Coincidentally, they are all at least 10 years old! :O

Somehow, the romance stories these days don't pack as much of a punch to me like those in the 90s and early 2000s. I guess the most recent romance drama I enjoyed would have been Love Shuffle.
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Re: My favourites

Postby RetroHelix » Thu May 31, 2012 10:37 am

doramaworld wrote:Somehow, the romance stories these days don't pack as much of a punch to me like those in the 90s and early 2000s. I guess the most recent romance drama I enjoyed would have been Love Shuffle.


Word!

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Postby bean » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:05 pm

Pride
One pound gospel
Tatta hitotsu no koi
Buzzer beat
No dame contabella
Hotaru no hikari
The list can goes on and on hehe......

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Postby darji » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:47 pm

I want too^^

So romantic comedy huh?

1. Manhattan Love Story.
2 Star no Koi
3. Wedding Planner
4. Yamato Nadeshiko
5. Dekichatta Kekkon

Note these are great romantic comedy jdrama but not the best romantic dramaXD

Best romantic Jdrama: (I don't include the sad ones XD)

1. Long Vacation
2. Love Generation
3. Pride
4 Last Christmas
5. Wedding Planner (totally cheesy but sooooooooo good)

Hmm a bit Kimura heavy but its not my fault that he is always in the best jdrama XD

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Postby Ranggawuni » Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:46 pm

1. Boku to Star no 99 Nichi
2. Shiawase ni Narou yo
3. Juunen Saki mo Kimi ni Koishite
4. Love Shuffle
5. Dokushin Kizoku

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Postby el_canuck » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:42 pm

I went back to the first page to see what I said back in 2010, the list has changed.

1. Nodame Cantabile
2. Kimi wa Petto
3. Maison Ikkoku
4. Priceless
5. Summer Nude
I still have not found anything that can top Nodame, nothing. If I see this again in four years, who knows.

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Postby am00339 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:17 pm

great topic ! arigatou !

around 40
anego
anna-san no omame
densha otoko
konkatsu

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Postby pondloso » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:55 am

for me will be
1. Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
2. long vacation
3. 101st Marriage Proposal
4. Koi no Chikara
5. manhattan love story

well i love all in same amount

but if about pure romance

1.Aishiteiru
2. Kono yo no hate
3. Koukou Kyoushi
4. Beautiful Life
5.with.love

well i still love a lot more that can easy be in this 5 list

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Re: Your top 5 romantic/comedy JDrama

Postby PinkyRibbon » Mon May 04, 2015 4:42 am

1. Rich Man Poor Woman
2. Buzzer Beat
3. Shitsuren Chocolatier
4. Suppli
5. Last Cinderella

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Re: Your top 5 romantic/comedy JDrama

Postby Ziza_prvni » Mon May 04, 2015 7:59 am

1. Nodame Cantabile
2. Love Shuffle
3. Date
4. Hotaru no Hikari
5. Dekichatta Kekkon

Beside that I really like Nagareboshi (pure romance, no comedy), school drama like Hana yori dango or Hana Kimi, crimi drama like Koori no sekai and so on. Most of dramas with Takenouchi Yutaka are fitting this category. :mrgreen:

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Re: Your top 5 romantic/comedy JDrama

Postby JackBauer2424 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:53 am

Long Vacation was good and had great music. CAGNET is awesome.

Tatta Hitotsu no Koi was poignant. So was Love Generation, which will turn on the water faucet multiple times.

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Re: Your top 5 romantic/comedy JDrama

Postby JennySolln » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:47 pm

1. Hana yori dango 1+2 (will always and forever be my favourite)
2. Kyo wa kaisha yasumimasu
3.Kimi wa petto
4.Zettai Kareshi
5. Yamato Nadeshiko


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