Best TV Channels to Subscribe to: Rakuten Viki

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If you have a Roku or any other smart TV stick at home, you should definitely add the Rakuten Viki channel to your list. It is home to a large number of Korean, Chinese, and Japanese TV shows, and it is free to watch (although there are some ads you have to watch).

Also, the great thing about Rakuten Viki is that all of the shows on it have English subtitles, so it is incredibly useful if you are trying to learn an Asian language. In addition to having English subtitles, most of the shows are also really entertaining shows that you cannot find anywhere else.

One example of a great show that is on Rakuten Viki is my previously recommended Criminolgist Himura and Mystery Writer Arisugawa. Still, I have watched many shows on Viki, and they all seem to be high quality; also, they have a star rating system which is really helpful to find shows you may like.

Rakuten is a large e-commerce platform in Japan (you can think of it as the Amazon of Japan). If you think you have heard of it before, you may have seen Rakuten’s logo on the jerseys of the Golden State Warriors. They have many other things besides just Viki, but I have never actually used any of it.

If you are tired of watching American shows, or are just a fan of watching Asian TV shows in general, be sure to give Rakuten Viki a look. It is probably the best (legal) channel to watch Asian dramas on!

Rakuten Viki Recommendation Rating: 4

1: Something worth checking out if you have time

2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone

3: Something worth prioritizing if interested

4: Something worth making time to check out

5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for

12 responses to “Best TV Channels to Subscribe to: Rakuten Viki”

  1. […] most recent Japanese drama that I finished is called Pretty Proofreader, and it is on Rakuten Viki. The title sounds super unappealing, and there is no way I would have watched it if I didn’t […]

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  2. […] Time With You is a Japanese drama available to watch on Rakuten Viki. It is based on a Taiwanese drama of the same name, and the drama is so popular that there is also […]

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  3. […] Kiss: Love In Tokyo is one of the highest rated Japanese shows that I have found on Rakuten Viki, with a rating of 9.3/10. It is also one of the older shows available, as the show came out in […]

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  4. […] Hazardous Housewife is the latest Japanese TV show that I finished on Rakuten Viki. The show is about a former spy who is trying to transition to life as a housewife. After faking […]

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  5. […] Hazardous Housewife is the latest Japanese TV show that I finished on Rakuten Viki. The show is about a former spy who is trying to transition to life as a housewife. After faking […]

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  6. […] I Blackmail You is a show on Rakuten Viki starring Dean Fujioka and Emi Takei as the main characters. The show is about a professional […]

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  7. […] I do not watch many Japanese shows on Amazon Prime Video (most are either from Rakuten Viki or Netflix), the couple that I have found are really good. They are typically older shows, but they […]

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  8. […] the Miracle Cherry Tree is a Japanese drama on Rakuten Viki. It is about a boy who was killed but comes back to life seven years […]

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  9. […] to find, as it is not available on the traditional stations I watch such as Amazon Prime and Rakuten Viki. However, if you can find the show anywhere online, I would highly recommend watching all 10 […]

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  10. […] Boys is an 18-episode drama available to watch on Rakuten Viki. Each episode is only 15 minutes long, so it is a super binge-watchable show (in total it comes out […]

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  11. […] Detectives is one of the newest shows available on Rakuten Viki, as it was produced in September of 2020 (and only recently added to […]

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  12. […] is a new Japanese drama available to watch on Rakuten Viki, and it is a mystery/thriller […]

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