Japanese Dorama – List of the top 10 J-DRAMAS

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It’s complicated to rank Japanese doramas, or any kind of dorama. after all, this, as well as original films and series, is such a diverse art. These arts flirt with comedy, romance and drama. But those who are a fan always have their favorite list.

Based on popularity, history, cast and quality of production, here is a list of the top 10 doramas of all time, for those who did not see time to watch immediately, and who saw, review, for they deserve to be assisted many times.


Bloody Monday (Buraddi Mandei) is a 2008 adaptation of a homonymous manga starring Haruma Miura. For those who like suspense with a pinch of action is a full dish.

The series deals with a hacker young man who will help the police solve a mystery involving terrorists and a deadly virus that may have gone to Tokyo. With this, he ends up entering the eye of the hurricane of international research involving futurism, genetic experiences and virtual world.

Japanese Doramas - List of the top 10

Well recommended by fans of dorama, is an intriguing series full of amazing plottwists, for hold the viewer’s attention.


My Boss My Hero is the Japanese serial version of 2006 from the 2001 South Korean film. The Japanese version can bring lightness and comedy for mafia themes, in one of the favorite environments of doramas, manga and anime: the school.

The synopsis itself is already worth checking out. A son of a 27-year-old Japanese mafia member is about replacing his father in business, but due to his little skill with numbers and for having abandoned his studies when you’re young, you may not get what you want.

Japanese Doramas - List of the top 10

To have the chance to be the successor in the mafia, the boy will have to return to school pretending to be a teenager and go through a few and good to be able to graduate and learn mathematics.

Guarantee of good laughs and an exciting plot and addictive, there is no way not to enter the list of the best of all time.

JAPANESE DORAMA: Itazura at Kiss 

Itazura District at kiss was based on a manga is not finished, due to the sudden death of the writer. The story has gained several versions. The first and oldest is Japanese and takes the same name as the manga. Filmed in 1996, it has only 9 episodes, so it’s easy and quick to watch.

Tells the story of Kotoko Aihara, a passionate young woman, who decides to confess her love for a colleague, who says it is unmatched. Because of an earthquake, the two end up having to divide the same ceiling and lots of stories.

Japanese Doramas - List of the top 10

A classic of the doramas, with novel and introspective emotions, that only the dramas Japanese people know how to translate.

It is worth noting that Itazura na Kiss also inspired the Itazura series in Kiss: Love in Tokyo and Itazura in Kiss 2, the most recent Japanese series, 2013 and the great Korean hits (Playful kiss, 2010) and twaines (It started with a kiss, 2005).

JAPANESE DORAMA: The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov (Karamazofu no Kyoudai) it’s not that popular, but it’s worth watching a lot. Karamazov Brothers version, novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, famous Russian writer, the series brings the drama and density of the original story, with a wonderful emotional touch.

Japanese Doramas - List of the top 10

Set in the days of today, in a provincial city, three brothers are accused of murdering their father, after visiting him for a family reunion, unrolling a psychological drama of the history of all the characters and society as a whole, bringing philosophical and political reflections of human behavior.


Another gift of school romance, this adaptation of a manga, from 2002, brings the relationship of a teacher, with a troubled life story, and its students, a rebellious class. A story of overcoming and tuning. After the first series, two sequels were made, one in 2005 and one in 2008. Worth watching them all, but the first is for sure the best.

Japanese Doramas - List of the top 10


An intriguing story, not so dramatic, but fun. Liar game is also version of a manga, which tells the story of a game, where the winner should fool the other participants and get 100 million yen Them. A chosen participant is the extremely honest student Nao Mr. Kanzaki. Worth watching for fun and seeing the ethical limits of players being tested.

Japanese Doramas - List of the top 10

JAPANESE DORAMA : Unnatural (2018)

Newest series on the list, which is worth being watched. Medical suspense drama, which puts many famous medical series in the slipper. Set in the UDI (Unnatural Death Investigation), a medical pathologist leads a team that each episode investigates deaths that look natural but are not. Intriguing and exciting.

Japanese Doramas - List of the top 10

JAPANESE DRAMA – 3rd PLACE: 1 litre of tears Ichi rittoru no namide

The translation of the title is 1 liter of tears, that’s what you’re going to spill watching this dorama.

The series is based on the book of the same name, which sold more than 1.1 million Copies. Inspired by the royal diary of Aya, a young woman discovers to have a disease Degenerative. Very exciting and dramatic, the story tells the whole involvement of family and friends in the search for healing for her. It is worth watching with the hand-held scarf box.

Japanese Doramas - List of the top 10


To break the whole atmosphere of 3rd place, our 2nd place dorama is funny and fun, one of the most popular doramas of all time. Based on a manga, filmed in 2007, Hana kimi brings the story of a student who tries to impersonate a boy in an exclusive men’s school, to try to convince her idol to return to sports. Imagine the confusions and delicious stories that come out of it.

Japanese Dorama - List of the top 10 J-DRAMAS - hana kimi 1


Loved by many and hated by few (there are always the haters), Hana Yori Dango is certainly number 1 of the doramas, filmed in 2007, the series was so successful that it returned for a second season in 2008.

Japanese Doramas - List of the top 10

The scenario: school. The theme: Sex war and class conflict. It couldn’t be better. A poor student manages to enter an extremely reputable school and attended by the richest in the city. There, they have an elite group called F4 (flower four), which he sends at school.

If you enter their red list, you are decreed your end in school life. And of course the protagonist will fall out with them and receive the red stripe. You have to watch and review as many times as you can!

It is worth remembering that the series had the Korean version Flowers over boys, banging success of k-dorama.

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