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Best Japanese dramas on Netflix

We have a list of the best Japanese dramas on Netflix. Check out if you have watched them or not. And if not, they certainly need to be on your watchlist.

Best Japanese dramas on Netflix

Posters of a few Japanese dramas. 

Last Updated: 10.10 PM, May 29, 2024


Netflix has a variety of content, from dramas to action movies and a lot more. The popularity of Japanese cinema is on the rise. Many in India are fond of viewing Japanese films, series, and mini-series. So, we decided to help you out a little and create a list of Japanese dramas that are available on Netflix. It's time to check out the list and place the series on your watchlist.

Popular Japanese dramas on Netflix

House of Ninjas (2024)


Based on a story by Kento Kaku, House of Ninjas is a new Japanese TV series developed by Dave Boyle. The story follows the Tawaras, a Shinobi or family of Ninjas. The series explores how the ancient ninja family tries to adapt to the modern world but returns to the Shinobi lifestyle as a crisis unfolds.

IMDb – 7.2/10

The Days is an 8-episode-long Japanese TV series starring Koji Yakusho. It is about what happens at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in the immediate aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The plot is a quest to identify the series of events, the culprits and the heroes of the Nuclear Disaster.

IMDb – 7.2/10

First Love (2022)

Inspired by two Utada songs, First Love is a romantic Japanese television series. Hikari Mitsushima and Takeru Satoh star in the leading roles as two teenagers who grew up together in the early 2000s. The plot explores their journey as they try to rekindle their love after 15 years.

IMDb – 8.4/10

I Will Be Your Bloom (2022)

Released in 2022, I Will Be Your Bloom is a Japanese romantic TV drama series. Tsubasa Honda plays the leading role of Asuka Nakamachi, a high school teacher who wants to be pleasing. Through the turn of events, Asuka becomes the dormitory mother of 8LOOM, a seven-member boy group.

IMDb – 7.2/10

Alice in Borderland (2020)

Based on the manga series by Haro Aso, Alice in Borderland is a science-fiction television drama directed by Shinsuke Sato. Spanning two seasons, it stars Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya in the roles of two associates compelled to contest dangerous games in an abandoned Tokyo. The thriller received appreciation for its action and survival sequences.

IMDb – 7.7/10

The Naked Director (2019)

The Naked Director is a 2-season-long Japanese Series about the life of Japanese adult video director Toru Muranishi. Takayuki Yamada plays the role of the protagonist, navigating the Japanese porn industry through his successes and failures. It is a semi-biographical comedy that explores his odd yet thrilling life.

IMDb – 7.7/10

Sanctuary (2023)

Sanctuary is a Japanese sports drama TV series by Kan Eguchi based on sumo wrestlers. Wataru Ichinose plays the role of Kiyoshi Oze, a rookie sumo wrestler under the Shikona or ring name Enno. This 8-episode-long series tracks Enno’s broken family, violent childhood and financial woes that led him to professional sumo.

IMDb – 8/10

YuYu Hakusho

Akira Morii and Kaata Sakamoto are the creators of the Japanese action-fantasy adventure television series YuYu Hakusho. The show is a live-action adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi's manga series of the same name, which ran from 1990 to 1994. Starring are Takumi Kitamura, Jun Shison, Kanata Hongō, and Shuhei Uesugi. The action and fight scenes in the series won accolades. Yusuke Urameshi (Takumi Kitamura), a delinquent junior high school student who spends his days picking fights, is the main character of the story. He is raised from the dead to work as a paranormal investigator after dying in a vehicle accident while rescuing a child.

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

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