Best TV Shows to Watch on Netflix: Million Yen Women

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Million Yen Women, or 1,000,000 Yen No Onnatachi in Japanese, is one of the first Japanese shows that I ever watched on Netflix.

The main star in the show is Yojiro Noda, who is also a singer in the group Radwimps. According to some of my friends, he also sang most of the songs in the movie Your Name.

The series is about a struggling author, who one day has 5 women randomly show up to his front door step. They each show up individually, and they tell him that they will be paying him 1 million yen each month ($10,000) to live at his house. He is shocked when he hears this, but of course he accepts their strange offer.

Over the course of the series, each of the 5 women that move in with him are slowly introduced, and it is also gradually revealed why they are paying him 1 million yen each month. It is a slow, but dramatic build up, and I thought it was good enough to keep my attention throughout the entire series. The show is only 12 episodes of 24 minutes each, so you can get through it all super fast.

Overall, it is definitely an interesting show and concept, even if it is a tad predictable in my opinion. If you have read the anime that it was based on, or are just looking for a new show to watch, be sure to give it an episode or so!

Million Yen Women 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


One response to “Best TV Shows to Watch on Netflix: Million Yen Women”

  1. […] 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) […]


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