What are the best Japanese shows you can watch on Netflix?

Looking for some Japanese content to binge-watch? Say no more! Below, we give recommendations on the best shows you should not miss out on Netflix. Whatever genre you're into, may it be drama, rom-com, or even horror, we got them all here for you to keep you entertained.

asked by Rainier Sulla - Binge.co Contributor
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    #1Midnight Diner

    Midnight Diner

    Midnight Diner, also known as Shinya shokudō, is a Japanese anthology television series based on the manga written by Yarō Abe. Set on a midnight diner, it follows a chef (The Master) and his interactions with his customers.

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    Betty Ruiz
    Written on November 7, 2019
    "I love the sullen style of everyday life. It's so peaceful and yet you learn so much about life."
  2. 11

    #2Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020

    Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020

    Terrace House: Tokyo is a reality TV show that follows a group of six unrelated individuals (three boys and three girls) as they share an exquisite house. It was debuted on Netflix Japan as one of the streaming giant's original programs on May 14, 2019. 

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    Nicole Richards
    Written on November 7, 2019
    "Without a doubt the best Japanese show on Netflix. Wildly entertaining and so funny!"
  3. 10

    #3Million Yen Women

    Million Yen Women

    Million Yen Women (100 Manen no Onnatachi) is a Japanese romantic comedy series based on the manga of the same name by Shunju Aono. It aired on TV Tokyo from April to June 2017 and became available on Netflix U.S. on August 15, 2017.

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    Russell Jones
    Written on November 7, 2019
    "Rile Fukushima is one of my favorite Japanese actress currently. Glad I discovered her thru this show. Not to be a weeaboo or anything, but damn I'd love to be Japanese."
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    #4Samurai Gourmet

    Samurai Gourmet

    Samurai Gourmet is a slice of life comedy series based on Masayuki Kusumi's manga of the same name. It follows a retired man who indulges in the joys of drinking and eating, which leads to the awakening of the inner samurai in him.

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    Andrea Burke
    Written on November 7, 2019
    "AMAZING manga as well... I know so many people who loved the shwo so much they ended reading the mange. In fact, I'm one of those people as well. :P "
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    #5Devilman Crybaby

    Devilman Crybaby

    Devilman Crybaby is a horror anime TV series based on Go Nagai's manga. It debuted on Netflix on January 5, 2018 as a Netflix Original. It follows a timid boy who merges with a demon to save humanity from an impending invasion.

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    Emily Harris
    Written on November 7, 2019
    "MAN.. My friends all told me this was a waste of time but I would beg to differ."
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    #6Atelier

    Atelier

    Atelier is a Japanese coming-of-age television series. It takes place in a deluxe Japanese lingerie company and follows a young employee who finds it hard to scale the heights of her new job. It stars Mirei Kiritani, Mao Daichi, and Wakana Sakai.

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    Christina Davidson
    Written on November 7, 2019
    "This show has made me cry so many times!"
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    #7Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light

    Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light

    Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light is an eight-part miniseries centered on Akio Inaba, who is trying to reconnect with his estranged, once-workaholic father through Final Fantasy XIV. It stars Yûdai Chiba, Ren Osugi and Mako Ishino.

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    Craig Patel
    Written on November 7, 2019
    "Final Fantasy is just straight up the best series ever. Greatest video game, show, just the absolute best, really."
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    #8Good Morning Call

    Good Morning Call

    Good Morning Call is a romantic comedy-drama live-action adaptation of Yue Takasuka's manga series. It follows the adventures of a high school girl and a heartthrob as they go through the pitfalls of love and life.

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    Harold Rice
    Written on November 7, 2019
    "I'm a sucker for romance shows... What can I say?"

Summary

Best What are the best Japanese shows you can watch on Netflix
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Midnight DinerTV Shows 16 Paid
2Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020TV Shows 11 Paid
3Million Yen WomenTV Shows 10 Paid
4Samurai GourmetTV Shows 3 Paid
5Devilman CrybabyTV Shows 2 Paid
6AtelierTV Shows 2 Paid
7Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of LightTV Shows 1 Paid
8Good Morning CallTV Shows 1 Paid
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