Article: Best Sci-Fi Thriller Japanese Dramas You Must Watch

Japanese dramas are always a treat to the eyes. Japanese dramas are made in many different genres, but the authenticity of Japanese culture is constant. If we talk about Japanese science fiction and thriller dramas, they are always entertaining. From interesting science notions to thrilling plots manages to keep the audience at the edge of their seats. There are many Japanese dramas which has the seamless blends of these two genres. The futuristic concepts which are tricky to understand, always keeps the audience wondering about the mystery that the story holds. If you like to watch this seamless blend, here is a compilation of best sci-fi thriller Japanese dramas you must watch.

1. Alice In Borderland

Alice in Borderland was released in 2020. The drama tells the story of a man named Arisu Ryohei. Arisu is a jobless man and he is obsessed with video game. One day, he finds himself trapped in the video game which was an empty version of Tokyo. Now, he and his friends must complete dangerous tasks to survive in the game. There, he meets a young woman named Usagi. Usagi’s task was to navigate the game. As the drama progresses, they discover mystery after mystery by risking their life. Yamazaki Kento and Tsuchiya Tao play the leading roles in the drama.

2. Pending Train: 8:32, Ashita Kimi To

Pending Train: 8:32, Ashita Kimi was released in 2023. The drama tells the story of three individuals landing in an unfamiliar place. Naoya Kayashima is a famous hairdresser and is quite active in his social media, Yuti Shirahama is a young firefighter, and Sae Hatano is a P.E. teacher at a high school. One spring morning, all three boarded a train, and were in the same car. They had no connection with each other. Suddenly, a flash of light appeared and the train went to an unfamiliar place, in the future where there is no food and water. Yamada Yuki, Akaso Eiji, and Kamishiraishi Moka play the leading role.

3. Code: Negai no Daisho

Code Negai no Daisho was released in 2023. The drama tells the tragic life of Ninomiya Minato. Ninomiya Minato works as a detective in Kanagawa Prefecture Police. He was a child when his parents passed away, after that he is unable to trust anyone. He then meets Yuka and falls in love with her. After five years of their relationship, Yuka became pregnant, and Ninomiya promised to take care of her and their baby. But tragically, Yuka passed away in a mysterious accident. To find the truth about her death, he came across an app called Code that fulfills the wishes of its user. Sakaguchi Kentaro plays the leading role in the drama.

4. Kamen Rider Amazons

Kamen Rider Amazons was released in 2016. The drama tells the story of Haruka Mizusawa. Haruka Mizusawa is a young man who is infected with Amazon cells, which is created by Nozama Pharmacy company. Due to this he is unable to step outside and transforms into Amazon Omega to assert his humanity. Fujita Tom, Taniguchi Masashi, and Asahina Hiroshi play the leading roles in the drama.

5. Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel was released in 2012. The drama tells the story of three brothers. Aiba Tsubasa is the eldest and has phenomenal mathematics power, Riku is a naive and kind-hearted university student, and Umi is born with a weak heart. The only way to save Umi was through organ transplantation. Their mother left Tsubasa and Riku, who were young, and took Umi to a medical research facility to seek help. The medical center was shady as many unethical human experiments were done here. The story progressed as the three discovers the truth about the medical center while protecting Umi. Kato Kazuki, Uehara Takuya, and Kitamura Takumi play the leading roles in the drama.

6. Repeat

Repeat was released in 2018. The drama is based on time travel. Shinozaki Ayumi receives a strange phone call saying there will be an earthquake one hour later. She hangs up the call thinking it as prank call. But precisely one hour later she experienced an earthquake with time and epicenter were exact as the phone call stated. She receives another call, and the caller identified himself as Kazama and invited her and eight other people to be his guest. Kanjiya Shihori, Hongo Kanta, and Gori play the leading role in the drama.

7. Signal: Choki Mikaiketsu Jiken Sosahan

Signal: Choki Mikaiketsu Jiken Sosahan was released in 2018. The drama revolves around three police officers who are on a journey to solve a cold case. Saegusa Kento is a first-grader elementary school student and a witness of a little girl getting kidnapped. A few days later, the body of the girl was found. Despite the continuous efforts of officer Ooyama Takeshi and Iwata Kazuo, they were unable to find the culprit. Fifteen years later, Kento became a police Officer and a criminal profiler and found an old walkie-talkie, which connected him to the past Takeshi. He then reopened the cold case and Kento, Takeshi, and Misaki aet on a quest to solve the case.

8. Crow’s Blood

Crow’s blood was released in 2016. The drama is a sci-fi horror thriller drama. Maki Togawa joins the International Dolly Girl’s College. Soon, strange things kept on happening around the school. Later, another student, Kaoru Isozaki, learned that. Maki had died in a hit and run, and was revived by her father, Dr. Akihito Seto, by doing a regenerative experiment. But this experiment had its consequences and side effects. Watanabe Mayu and Miyawaki Sakura play the leading role in the drama.

9. Time Spiral

Time Spiral was released in 2014. The drama has a story of time travel. Natsuki Aizawa was kidnapped when she was a child, this left her with a life long trauma. As an adult she only trust friend, Kentaro Yuki. She now studies physics at a university. She then meets Shuya Tatsumi, a newly appointed professor, and is a time traveler. GACKT and Kuroki Meisa play the leading role in the drama.

10. Orphan Black: Nanatsu no Idenshi

Orphan Black: Nanatsu no Idenshi was released in 2017. The drama tells the story of Aoyama Sara. Aoyama Sara is a single mother with a daughter. She wishes to live with her daughter peacefully. She then, witness a woman who committed suicide and shockingly looked like her. Later she discovers that the woman was genetically identical to her and there are many more clones look like her. Kang Ji Young plays the leading role in the drama.