The Best Japanese TV Shows You Have to Watch Now

I thought it would be good to compile a list of all of my previous Japanese TV show recommendations. I will continue to add to this list as I find more great Japanese shows, but it is just an easy, condensed way to view all of my recommendations. Also, it is a good way to review any shows that you might have missed along the way.

If you are curious about knowing in more detail about a certain show, just click on the hyper-link to view my full recommendation.

I hope this list is useful to refer to as a guide, and I hope you find these shows as fun to watch as I did!

HBO:

Miss Sherlock (Sherlock Holmes with Sherlock and Watson being women)

Netflix:

Samurai Gourmet (A super entertaining show about a recently retired man and his love for food)

Midnight Diner (A show about a diner only open from midnight-7 AM and the stories within it)

Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot (A hilarious comedy about the comedian Jimmy Onishi)

Million Yen Women (Based on a manga, a fictional story about 5 women who pay 1 million yen each month to live in an author’s house)

Atelier (One of the most popular Japanese dramas about a lingerie shop)

Giri/Haji (A crossover between Japanese TV and British TV, produced by BBC and set in both London and Tokyo)

Rakuten Viki:

Criminologist Himura and Mystery Writer Arisugawa (Similar to Sherlock Holmes, with a slightly different plot/characters)

In Time With You (A love story based on a Taiwanese drama of the same name)

Pretty Proofreader (One of the most entertaining shows I have watched, especially considering the title)

Signal (A crime/detective drama involving time travel)

Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo (A classic love story drama about an average girl and a genius, handsome guy)

Mischievous Kiss 2: (A follow up to the previously mentioned Mischievous Kiss 2, it follows the lives of the characters once they have graduated from high school)

Caution, Hazardous Housewife: (A drama about a former spy turned housewife, and how she tries to adjust to daily life)

Movies:

Spirited Away (One of the most famous Japanese movies of all time by the iconic Studio Ghibli)

Howl’s Moving Castle (Another Ghibli classic)

Other:

Suits (A Japanese remake of the US show starring Meghan Markle)

Entertainment Guides Japanese TV Show Guide

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Hi,
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.

NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.

I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!

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