Japanese entertainment is more than just manga and anime, you know. While it's true that the land of the rising has been a paradise for otakus all over the world, it has so much more to offer still. Asian programming and dramas have been sweeping the world right now and Japanese dramas should deservedly be on your radar as well. These Japanese dramas - referred to by citizens as "dorama" - offer just as many compelling shows as its Korean or Chinese counterparts. Not convinced? Take a look at some of the best Japanese drama that you can watch today and you might find yourself pleasantly surprised with them. As always, we would love to hear your thoughts on these things so hit us up in the comments section below as well.
When Terrace House first landed on Netflix a few years back, it has been a guilty pleasure of ours ever since. It's a light-hearted reality TV show compared to what you get in other countries and that works in its favor. If you've never tried watching any Japanese drama before, this should be at the top of your list.
Samurai Gourmet is as much a celebration of life as it is a showcase of delectable food. It tells the story of a former salesman enjoying retirement by going on an epic culinary adventure filled with good food and fine booze. You won't help but feel relaxed - and super hungry - as you watch this amazing Japanese drama.
Atelier will remind you very much of The Devil Wears Prada when you first see it. From the fashion-centric themes to the volatile dynamic between the show's main cast, a lot of it feels very familiar. This is one Japanese drama that's worth checking out. You'll probably love it just as much as we did.
The Many Faces of Ito is an exploration of love and all of its complicated, messy, and mascara-smeared drama. It aims to dissect the various tropes surrounding romance such as unrequited love, rivalries, and the dangers of "love at first sight". This is a Japanese drama that you will surely find interesting to watch.
If you're familiar with the Erased manga and anime, then you'll have an idea of what to expect. Erased is a thrilling time-travel soap drama with a compelling narrative that will have you hooked from the start. For a show about time, this Japanese drama also doesn't waste much of it as the pacing is superb.
Japanese dramas more popular than Korean dramas in East Asia? A bit surprising isn't it? Why is that, you may wonder? First, its geographical location not only makes it easy to distribute content to its neighboring countries but their cultures actually kind of mix together, making the shows more relevant and relatable. Second, is the quality of the shows themselves. From the charming and well-acted characters to the interesting themes and storylines, it all just speaks quality. At the end of the day though, it's you, dear viewer, who wins out. More choices mean more and better entertainment options. Nice!
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