'Bromance' is when there is more than friendship between two male friends. Many dramas and movies show beautiful brothership. So here is a list of the top ten Bromances in Japanese cinema.
1. The Top Secret: Murder In Mind
'Himitsu: The Top Secret' is a 2016 thriller and mystery movie by Reiko Shimizu. The plot takes place in the past when brain scanners got perfected so that the government could retrieve memories from people's minds. The investigators of the National Research Institute weigh the ethical choices as they delve into people's minds to solve crimes.
2. Love Stage!!
'Love Stage!!' is a 2022 romance movie. The story gets adapted from the Manga by Eiki Eiki. The plot revolves around Anda, born to a well-known family in Thailand. He wants to become a manga artist and fulfill his dreams, but the world waits for his debut as an actor. He joins a shooting for a sequel to a commercial from the past, where his co-star Ryo is invited and waits to see the beautiful 'girl' who captured his hearts years ago.
3. Senpai, Danjite Koidewa!
Senpai, Danjite Koidewa! is a 2022 comedy-drama by Harekawa Shinta. Yanase, who worked as a 3D CG designer, returns to Japan. He is training a newbie, Kaneda Yuki, who is unfriendly toward Yanase. Keeping frustrations and disappointments aside, they need to work together on a new project.
4. Crows Zero
Crows Zero is a 2007 crime drama by Takashi Miike. The Suzuran High School, nicknamed 'The School o Crows,' is a poor achieving and violent school. The students are known as crows because they band together to battle each other for power. Genji Takiya, a transfer student, attempts to take over the school and gets mentored by a yakuza Katagiri when he faces Serizawa.
5. Bad Boys
Bad Boys is a 2011 movie based on a manga by Hiroshi Tanaka. The plot revolves around rival biker gangs in Hiroshima. A former delinquent, Yutaka Nomura, gets involved in a murder in Osaka and retreats to law low. Ishimoto seizes the opportunity to gain the upper hand on his rivals.
6. Beach Boys
Beach Boys is a 1997 comedy-drama by Ishizaka Reiko and Sawada Kensaku. Hiromi gets kicked out by his girlfriend and heads to the sea, where he meets Kaito, a young businessman. They start work at a B&B run by a surfer, Masaru.
Tumbling is a 2010 sports drama on gymnastics. A local high school's rhythmic gymnastics club gets joined by a gang of the 'worst' boys. A Japanese-born sport of men's gymnastics, Tumbling is an inspirational and uplifting drama about friendship, hard work, and dreams.
8. Kids On The Slope
Kids on the Slope is a 2018 drama by Izumi Takahashi. The plot talks about two students- a rebellious but kindhearted delinquent and an aloof but academically successful student. They form a friendship through their interest in music.
9. Final Life
Final Life is a 2017 drama by Karakata Masatoshi. The story is about Kawakubo Ryo, a detective. As a child, he lived in poverty. His mother is missing, and he is looking for her. Song Shi-On is a qualified medical graduate. An experiment causes his brain to lose memory. Ryo and Song work together in a team of police officers.
10. Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers (Hana Yori Dango) is a 2005 Tv drama based on manga by Yoko Kamio. Makino Tsukushi is the only student poor in academics at the Eitoku Gakuen, a school for the rich. A group of four powerful boys rules Eitoku Gakuen. Makino quietly passes her days without drawing any attention- but one day, Domyoji notices her, and she receives a dreaded notice.