Characteristics of Japanese Dramas

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Apr 032019
 

Japanese dramas always have their own characteristics that make audiences easy to remember and identify.

Describe many characters

Compared to Korean or Taiwanese dramas, Japanese dramas tend to portray more characters. Japanese films often have large actors and often appear between 3 and 4 central characters. Besides, supporting characters are also very important and they are often mentioned quite a lot in the episodes.

The system of supporting characters in Japanese films all has different roles. In each scene and every situation, they are the ones who influence the main character. One audience shared that Japanese films sometimes have up to 6 central characters. For example, in Love Shuffle and Sunao ni Narenakute, inner scenes depicting characters are divided equally among all 6 people.

Seasonal drama

This is a unique feature of Japanese drama. In general, Japanese television programs are divided into 4 parts equivalent to 4 seasons: January to March (winter), from April to June (spring), July to September (summer ), and October to December (fall). During the cold weather months, when people spend more time at home and watch more TV, the TV station will be especially interested in the TV series that will be broadcast. Usually, it will be a movie with famous casts.

Pay attention to friendship

Japanese movies have a variety of genres such as detective, health, horror, romance, murder mystery and more. However, the common feature of most Japanese films is often to mention friendship. In Japanese films, friendship often takes the place of romantic love elements in stories. Many Japanese films describe friendship as a very important part of life. It is stronger than the romantic love factor. The most important relationship in the film is also friendship.

Japanese films often go in the direction of depicting the dark corners inside people’s hearts quite a lot. Besides, Japan also has a lot of romantic romance films from shoujo (comic for girls) and shounen (Comics for men) based on special characters.

Top 10 Japanese Dramas of 2018

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Mar 042019
 

A survey of favorite dramas was conducted with readers of the Modelpress newspaper from December 8, 2018 to December 15, 2018, collecting 14,570 votes. Here are 10 best dramas that received the most votes from Japanese audiences.

The top three spots are Ossan’s Love, Chugaku Sei Nikki, and Hana Nochi Hare. All are pure romantic love movies that explode Japanese forums and social networks in the past year. The Blu-ray Box and DVD Box Ossan’s Love ranked No. 1 in 2018 film sales, showing that the love of old-fashioned young people is still very hot even though the movie aired on TV. In particular, Ossan’s love is a rare Japanese love movie that is officially shown on television and is currently hot to the social network.

Medical and criminal dramas are also two types of dramas that are extremely popular with Japanese people. These genre dramas have been aired throughout the year. Therefore, it is not surprising that the list appears some detective dramas like 99.9 Criminal Lawyer Season II or Unnatural. And the hot drama in the medical section are Black Pean and Good Doctor. 99.9 Criminal Lawyer Season II and Black Pean are both films with the highest average rating by period, with the numbers surpassing 17.4% and 14.2% respectively.

Meanwhile, Unnatural not only won the audience but also scored with hard-hitting critics when receiving a lot of important prizes at 96th Drama Academy Awards ceremony. In it, we can’t ignore the best TV Drama category. A lot of viewers are waiting for Unnatural to come out next season 2 next year. As for Good Doctor, the Korean drama remake has set the highest record of the highest rewatching in the Fuji TV drama series renzoku history through FOD-paid movie service.

Below is a specific ranking.

1. Ossan’s Love

2. Chugaku Sei Nikki

3. Hana Nochi Hare

4. Dorokei

5. 99.9 Criminal Lawyer Season II

6. Boku to Shippo to Kagurazaka

7. Black Pean

8. Unnatural

9. Dai Renai

10. Good Doctor