Best Japanese TV Shows to Watch on Rakuten Viki: Influence

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Influence is a new Japanese drama available to watch on Rakuten Viki, and it is a mystery/thriller show.

The main story revolves around three childhood friends who all went to the same high school. When they were in high school, they got caught up in a difficult situation, and it led to them having to kill a person in self-defense. After this incident though, the relationships between the three friends were changed forever, and it led to them manipulating and using each other for their own personal benefit.

The story of Influence is very interesting, but also relatively dark (especially compared to most shows on Rakuten Viki). Influence is a show that will keep you on your toes. Influence also goes back and forth between the past and the present, as it shows the girls when they were young and when they are grown up.

I think that Influence is a good show to watch for certain types of viewers, but it is not a show for everyone. If you are into thrillers/mysteries and do not mind a bit of blood/action, Influence could be a show worth checking out!

Influence 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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