My Top 5 all-time Favorite Japanese Drama

I’ve watched many doramas in my life but none of them managed to beat my top 5. I’m not into those love doramas and I prefer watching guys as the main actors than  girls. Needless to say, no dorama is as awesome as my top 5~ 

5. 謎解きはディナーのあとで (Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de)

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In short, Nazo-di, means Mystery solved after Dinner.  Reiko(Kitagwa Keiko) is the only daughter to the CEO of a major enterprise, “Hosho Group,” known worldwide. Hiding her true identity behind her day time job as a rookie police officer, Reiko comes home to her butler and driver, Kageyama(Sakurai Sho) whenever she is faced with a complex case, being a perfectionist, Kageyama is flawless when it comes to serving meals full course from hors d’oeuvre to dessert. In every episode, Kageyama helps Keiko solves police cases(by going rogue) and evry case has intersting turns to it. Plus, I loved the ending song, Meikyu Love Song by Arashi. ^^

4. 怪物くん(Kaibutsu-kun)

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Kaibutsu-kun means little monster. You can trust Satoshi Ohno as Kaibutsu-kun because I enjoyed every episode of the dorama. The dorama tells the story of the prince of the land of monsters. As part of his training to succeed the throne, he visits the human world, where he has various adventures with other monsters. In every episode, there is always a moral to the story. I really enjoyed watching the drama and the ending song, Monster by Arashi really suits (Y)

3. 魔王(Maou)

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This drama is a remake of the popular suspense drama The Devil that was aired in Korea in 2007. Ohno Satoshi  plays the role of a two-faced lawyer, one of which is a kind hearted soul and the other who is plotting revenge, using his brilliant mind, on the person who killed his relative. On the other hand, Ikuta Toma plays the double lead role of the man, who has become a detective due to his dark past, who is pursuing the mysterious series of murders and fighting against the devil (maou). Yes, Ohno Satoshi was amazing in this dorama and I can’t help myself to cry at the last episode. If you cry at the last episode, you know the dorama is good. Ikuta Toma also did a great job! Ending song was Truth by Arashi which really matched the dorama theme~

2.サムライ・ハイスクール (Samurai haisukūru)

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Mochizuki Kotaro(Miura Haruma) is a mild-mannered, unmanly high school student. One day, he visits a library and meets the mysterious librarian Himiko, who recommends to him an ancient book about a heroic general from the Sengoku period 400 years ago. Kotaro notices that he has the same name and age as the general described in the book, and he experiences a flashback… Kotaro later mentions the book to his father, who tells him that he may be the descendent of a powerful samurai. At that moment, Kotaro receives a message from his childhood friend Ai (Anne Watanabe) telling him that their classmate Nakamura Tsuyoshi (Shirota Yuu) is in trouble. He rushes to the scene but doesn’t have the guts to help, until another flashback transforms him into a samurai! I have been a huge fan of Haruma Miura since Koizora movie and Bloody Monday but SHS will always be my favorite. He can really portray a silly student slash samurai~

And my all time favorite would be…

1. タンブリング (Tanburingu)

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Azuma Wataru(Yamamoto Yusuke), a third-year student at Karasumori High School, is a devil who strikes fear in the hearts of people. One day, Azuma is told by his form teacher that he has to participate in a club activity in order to make up for the lack of second-year students. The short-tempered Azuma cannot last long in whatever he does. At that moment, he learns that Satonaka Mari, the beautiful transfer student in his class, has joined the female rhythmic sports gymnastics club. He joins the male rhythmic sports gymnastics club, a club activity with very few people under the captain, Takenaka Yuta(Seto Koji). They are ridiculed by the coach of the female rhythmic sports gymnastics club, and others, and are also hardly allowed to use the gym. However, when a sixth boy joins the club, Yuta decides to take part in a team competition with his long-sought six members.

This dorama is really inspirational and at the same time, you can laugh a lot while watching! All of the actors are amazing like Yamamoto Yusuke, Seto Koji, Nishijima Takahiro and more because they acted their hearts out. After the last episode, everyone cried because the dorama is over and they were practically a family. Definitely touching and worth watching. To make it better, Manazashi by Honey L Days song still inspires me until now. 🙂

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