Article: 10 Best Japanese Dramas To Binge & Learn Japanese

Want to spend some time away from vocabulary flashcards and Japanese textbooks? After that, relax with some Japanese dramas! J-dramas are simple to be caught into, especially given how unusual their structure is from most Western television. They're also a great way to learn more about Japanese culture and language. Do Japanese dramas have a wonderful quality, perhaps? Typically, they consist of 10–12 episodes in a single season. Even if they occasionally occur, shows with extensive runs or numerous seasons are uncommon. Being able to binge through one show before moving on to another is fantastic since you won't get locked into one particular style of story or character cast. And by doing so, you're exposing yourself to more dialects and styles of language.

1. Ouroboros

This Japanese TV drama follows two orphans, Ryuzaki Ikuo and Danno Tatsuya, who were raised by orphanage personnel who treated them as older sisters. When these two were in primary school, they witnessed their elder sister's murder right in front of their eyes. Despite the police statements, it was buried by an officer wearing a platinum watch. Furthermore, the same individual covered up the case for unknown reasons. Ikuo became a detective a decade and a half later, while Tatsuya became a key member of an underground organized crime syndicate. Despite living in two separate worlds, these two people band together to uncover the truth about what happened to their older sister while also bringing down the powerful organization that is responsible.

2. Mou Ichido Kimi Ni Propose,

This English-language drama, titled "Will You Marry Me Again?" is a highly engaging romance drama. Emi Wakui portrays a happily married wife who passes out as a result of a subarachnoid hemorrhage. When her husband, Yutaka Takenouchi, an enormously popular model and TV celebrity, hears this, he hurries to the hospital and is there when she wakes up. She has unfortunately lost several years of her memories, including her entire life with her spouse, and has no idea who he is. She lives with her husband despite her apparent discomfort in the hope that being at home will help her regain her memories, and with everyone presuming that this is merely a temporary occurrence. She rapidly finds this to be intolerable because she just sees her husband as a stranger and doesn't consider this to be her home or her possessions. She then returns to live with her family. Her ex-boyfriend makes an appearance, and it turns out that her younger brother didn't like her marriage in the first place. Her husband also seems to have a major admirer at work. We have to wonder if they were destined to be together, about what true love is, and of course, what the outcome will be in this immensely captivating drama.

3. Million Yen Women

Based on Shunju Aono's manga, Shin Michima, an author, lives with five other ladies who rent out rooms in his home. They each pay him 1 million yen per month — far more than is necessary — on the condition that no inquiries about the women are ever asked. But what are they concealing? This rom-com mystery stars RADWIMPS frontman, Yojiro Noda.

4. Mr. Hiiragi’s Homeroom

With ten days till graduation, homeroom teacher Mr. Hiiragi gathers all 29 of his class 3-A students and holds them hostage. His final lesson is about the passing of a pupil who died a few months before. Until the truth is revealed, nobody can graduate. With only 10 episodes, this is unquestionably a must-watch; the journey is quick but riveting.

5. Death Office

The death office is where the departed must go to complete all of the proper paperwork (in the Japanese government style, of course) before proceeding to the hereafter -or worse. You have several parts based on the cause of death, such as disease, accident, natural cause, suicide, and so on. We follow Michiru's voyage to the afterlife, a pleasant and cheery girl who finds herself aiding "clients" and the personnel of the death office even though she is dead herself. This series offers a slice of life with different individuals for each episode, making it very easy to watch even though there are only ten episodes!

6. Good Morning Call

The adorable romantic comedy Good Morning Call is a typical high school drama. Nao, a senior in high school, is finally able to rent her dream apartment in this narrative, but she's in for a shock. She is dismayed that Hisashi, a handsome and well-known student, must share her apartment. They realize they were tricked into renting the apartment, but they decide to split the rent and live together nevertheless. They must, of course, keep this a secret from those around them as well. The drama here is excellent for beginners. It includes the introduction and adolescent conversations that are necessary to navigate Japanese culture.

7. Mare

Your heart and soul will undoubtedly warm by watching this Japanese drama. Mare, the book's protagonist, narrates the tale of a little girl who was forced to move frequently as a result of her family's financial difficulties. She settles in and begins to rebuild her life after she and her family end up in the small village of Noto. Mare didn't want to grow up to be like her family, who were constantly rushing around without a goal in mind. Instead, she is adamant about pursuing her childhood ambition of opening a patisserie. Follow Mare's journey through life as she aspires to open a patisserie of international renown, sprinkled with sporadic romance.

8. Samurai Gourmet

An ex-salaryman finds delight in day drinking and having time on his hands. It awakens his inner samurai fantasist, who encourages him to indulge freely in food and drink and explore delicious cuisine.

9. Don’t Call It Mystery

Mystery to Iunakare, a movie based on the same-named manga, is currently streaming online. It centers around Kuno Totono, a student who enjoys solving mysteries, and who has lately been questioned by police on suspicion of killing a classmate. This is a compelling series that everyone should watch because the episodes are true murder mysteries with a lot of unanswered issues in the plot.

10. The Blue Period

Japan is an animation genius, and this gorgeous anime demonstrates the complex symbolism and significance that art can express. It's encouraging because the main character begins a new hobby from the beginning with absolutely no abilities. It deals with the feelings and difficulties that teenagers face as they transition from school to adulthood. The show is beautiful and uplifting, with many values to admire. The language is simple and easy to comprehend, making it an ideal show for all of you young adults and art enthusiasts.