The Best Japanese Dramas of 2020 (part 1)

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Dec 222020

If you’re looking forward to watching a Japanese drama for the last days of the year, you have come to the right place. Here we have compiled a list of the best Japanese dramas of 2020.

Kotaki Kyodai to Shikuhakku

Regarded as quirky benriya drama, Kotaki Kyodai to Shikuhakku is fun to watch at first but finally came out a heartwarming ending. Although this drama didn’t start quite strong, it only shows its brilliance at the middle part but its 2 last episodes is what makes it a masterpiece for many viewers. Once you get to the last part of this series, everything will make sense. Particularly, the last two episodes is surely the last piece of a wonderful heartwarming tale.

This drama stars two middle aged actors, Takito Kenichi and Furutachi Kanji, both are tremendous actors with a solid reputation in Japanese movies and a long list of different type of characters. The key role goes to Kyoko Yoshine, who is an excellent actress. There are moments when she really shines in this series, which makes it the perfect choice to cast her.

Kokoro no Kizu wo Iyasu to Iu Koto

This is a timely and heavily emotional drama with a theme that is particularly relevant right now. It follows An Kazutaka, a second generation Zainichi Korean, and due to that, he attempted to find his own identity during his youth as well as find his position in this world. However, he found that place by helping other people when he became a psychiatrist.

Kokoro no Kizu wo Iyasu to Iu Koto will teach you about mental care and the reason why it is important. It shows how to treat people with mental illness. It contradicts what other popular Japanese dramas that treated this issue with forceful means. You can’t fix mental illness by shouting that you can’t fix mental illness at all!