Best Japanese TV Shows to Watch: The Confidence Man JP

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If you enjoyed watching shows like Sherlock, Lupin, and Ocean’s Eleven, The Confidence Man JP is a show worth checking out.

The Confidence Man JP is a show about 3 con artists who create elaborate schemes to scam yakuza members and evil businessman. They choose who to scam based on who they want to help, as a portion of the money they make from scamming traditionally goes to victims of the people they choose to scam.

I enjoyed watching The Confidence Man JP because it had a good mixture of drama, mystery, humor, etc.; also, the three main characters in the show, Dako (the lead), Boku (the looks), and Richard (a little bit of everything), make for a great team. Each episode follows a similar pattern, in which they create a scheme, then watch it seemingly fall apart, and finally show how all of the “failures” were actually planned by Dako to dupe the yakuza/businessman.

Some of the scenes in The Confidence Man JP are a bit unrealistic or overdramatic, but oftentimes it is the theatrics that make the show interesting. If you enjoy shows with a likable antihero (or at least a hero that does not always make the best decisions), The Confidence Man JP could be a show worth checking out!

The Confidence Man JP Recommendation Rating: 3

This post has now been updated to reflect a new ratings system that I have implemented, which is scored as follows:

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

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