The best Japanese dramas to enjoy while practicing social distancing (part 2)

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Sep 262020
 

4. Todome No Kiss (Kiss That Kills)

Airing in 2018, Todome No Kiss (Kiss That Kills)quickly gained wide fame. It tells the story of Dojima Otaro, who is nothing but cocky and only strives for power and money. Suddenly one day, a mysterious lady with a pale face and red lips kisses him. Otaro dies but quickly regains consciousness the next moment but with a big difference: he wakes up seven days in the past.

5. 3 Nen A Gumi: Ima Kara Mina-san Wa, Hitojichi Desu (or Mr. Hiiragi’s Homeroom)

If you are finding something a little suspense mixed with mystery, 3 Nen A Gumi: Ima Kara Mina-san Wa (or Mr. Hiiragi’s Homeroom) is the Japanese drama of your choice. The major character, Ibuki Hiiragi, is a teacher to Class three A. While his career started normally two years ago, it was a twist just a few months before graduation day. Hiiragi brings with him all of his students only ten days before graduation and allows none of them to leave or graduate until the truth behind a past student’s suicide is showed out.

6. Good Doctor

The 2018 Japanese drama Good Doctor follows the journey of Minato Shindo, a passionate man with savant syndrome. Due to his older brother’s death when they were young, Minato wants to become a doctor. He has an incredible memory. He can memorize the human organs at the age of seven, which amazes the doctor Akira Shiga. After Minato passes the national exam for medical practitioners, Dr. Shiga recommends him for a position in the pediatric surgery department.

7. 99.9: Criminal Lawyer

Airing in 2016, 99.9: Criminal Lawyer tells the story of Hiroto Miyama, a lawyer who takes on criminal cases. Since the conviction rate for such cases in Japan is 99.9%, Hiroto finds it not easy to make money in his line of work. Teaming up with Atsuhiro Sada, a successful civil lawyer, the duo manages to uncover the truth about the remaining 0.1%.

Characteristics of Japanese Dramas

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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.