Article: Must-Watch Hilarious Japanese Sitcom Dramas

Sitcoms are a different genre altogether. Sitcoms, also known as situational comedy, are often based on the same backdrop and entertain the audience with humor. Earlier in the day, American sitcoms were popular, but with time, sitcoms from many different countries are getting recognition worldwide. One such country is Japan. Japanese entertainment is most famous for its anime, but its sitcoms are worth watching. Japanese situational comedy takes us through a laughter parade. You will end up holding your stomach at the end of the show. So, to make things easier for you, here is a compilation of must-watch hilarious Japanese sitcom dramas.

1. Legal High

Legal High is a Japanese sitcom released in 2012. The drama has two seasons so far. It is a legal comedy-drama featuring Kensuke Komikado, played by Masato Sakai, a highly skilled lawyer who has never lost a case. On the other hand, we have a newly qualified lawyer named Machiko Mayuzumi, played by Yui Aragaki, who has a great sense of justice. The story progresses as she is assigned cases to fight.

2. Mr. Nietzsche In The Convenience Store

Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store is a Comedy drama released in 2016. The drama revolves around Nietzsche Sensei, a newbie in a convenience store. He was a Buddhist student at a university. He has an unusual way of customer service that confuses and sometimes makes Matsukoma Kun angry. Matsukoma Kun had graduated from university but is unemployed and only works part-time. The story progresses as Nietzsche attends to different customers in the store and gives a comic ending. The drama is a manga adaptation of the same title.

3. Japanese Style

Japanese Style is a sitcom drama released in 2022. The drama revolves around a 30-year-old man named Kakioka Tetsuro, who returned to his village after a long time as his father was ill. The family runs a traditional inn which is now completely changed because of the neglecting inn staff. When he started to enter the inn, he faced many difficulties as the staff did not cooperate and disagreed with him. The story progresses as Kakioka Tetsuro tries his best to change the system of the traditional inn with a lot of comic elements involved in it.

4. Dareka Ga, Mite Iru

Dareka Ga, Mite Iru is a sitcom released in 2020. The drama’s plot revolves around a man named Toneri Sinichi, who lives in a small unit in an apartment building and fails in anything he does. He also got fired after a short time of his joining. On the other side, there is Kashiya Jiro, who lives next door in the same apartment. One day Kashiya discovers a holein the walls and watched Toneri in secret. The story progresses as his daughter Akane found out about the hole and things started to escalate.

5. Otosan, Watashi, Kono Hito To Kekkon Shimasu

Otosan, Watashi, Kono Hito to Kekkon Shimasu is a Japanese sitcom drama released in 2022. The drama revolves around an impatient and old-fashioned office worker named Yabu Shintaro. He lived with his nuclear family, his wife, and a daughter. He raised his daughter with love and care, and now she is at a marriageable age. But he gets confused when his daughter brings a new boyfriend every week and introduces him to him as a man whom she wants to marry.

6. Shizuka Chan To Papa

Shizuka Chan to Papa is a Japanese sitcom drama released in 2022. The drama’s plot revolves around a girl named Shizuka, who lived with her deaf father as her mother passed away when she was young. She communicates with her father through gestures. Her father owned a small photo studio in the local shopping district. However, things started to change as Shizuka met a regular dinner in the restaurant where she worked, named Keiichi.

7. Let’s Get Divorce

Let’s Get Divorce is a romantic sitcom drama released in 2023. The drama’s plot revolves around a couple named Tashi Shoji, played by Tori Matsuzaka, and Yui Kurosawa, played by Riisa Naka. Tashi comes from a family of politicians and is a third-generation politician. On the other hand, Riisa is an actress. They have been married for almost five years. But, their marriage was not a happy one. They pretended to be a happy couple in public but did not have a good relationship with each other. They were not divorcing each other because of the family pressure. Eventually, they decided to split up.

8. Police X Heroine Lovepatrina!

Police x Heroine Lovepatrina is a sitcom drama released in 2020. The drama’s plot revolves around a lovepatrina. Lovepatrina is a group of four young girls on a mission to save love from Warupyoko, who wants to remove love from the world. The four girls are backed by director Loveji, who also guides them to fight against the Warupyoko troupe. Each of the four girls has their own story of joining the truth. The drama is made more entertaining by adding some humor elements to it.

9. Gomen Ne Seishun

Gomen ne Seishun is a sitcom drama released in 2014. The drama’s plot revolves around an all-boys Buddisht high school teacher named Heisuke Hara, played by Ryo Nishikido. He teaches there with a guilt of a wrongdoing in his childhood days. Things started to change when the boys' school merged with the all-girls Catholic school due to some circumstances, and his class was combined with the class led by Risa Hachiya, played by Hikari Mitsushima.

10. Ghost Friends

Ghost Friends is a Japanese sitcom drama released in 2009. The drama’s plot revolves around a girl named Asuka Kamiya, played by Saki Fukuda, who develops a superpower to see ghosts after she meets with an accident. The story progresses as she tries to fulfill the wishes of the ghosts. She then falls in love with a mysterious man named Kaito Hayami, played by Takahiro Nishijima, who is a reincarnation of a ghost.