Although I’m currently watching (and so far LOVING) the New Korean Drama ‘Cheese and the Trap’, one of my first loves of ALL TIME has to be Japanese Dramas. If you’ve been a fan of this channel for any length of time you may already know this :)


This new year seems to be launching a new set of Japanese Dramas that are hopeful and full of potential! And yet, this January there are 2 dramas that are really catching my attention as dramas that could really change the impression of jdramaland and create an “awakening” to jdramas if you will. The first of these is Never Let Me Go. A dystopian science fiction based off of a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, it’s the story of a group of young people who grow up in an idealistic setting only to find out that their life is anything but idealistic. They are clones, raised thinking that they were orphans with the sole purpose of being live organ donors to “normal” humans.. Back in 2010, Hollywood made it into a tragically beautiful movie starring Keira Knightly and Carrie Mulligan. While I certainly cried, I loved it and I really look forward to seeing the Jdrama adaption starring Miura Haruma and Ayase Haruka. Especially so, since they are beautiful and exceptionally talented actors who’ve blown me away in the past with their dramatic roles.

The other drama I’m looking forward to is MARS. It’s an amazing manga (that I currently just binge read) and one of my favorite melodramatic dramas of all time. The only version that’s ever been released is a 2004 Taiwanese version starring Barbie Hsu and Vic Zhou – and it was 21 mind blowing episodes. Needless to say, I’m really looking forward to a more updated interpretation of the story – ’cause it’s about time!

Which New Japanese Drama in 2016 are you most looking forward to checking out? Let me know in the comments! ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy Drama Watching everyone!!!!

Full List from the Video:
5. Yamaneko the Phantom Thief – ๆ€ช็›—ๆŽขๅตๅฑฑ็Œซ
4. Someday, When I Recall this Love, I Will Surely Cry – ใ„ใคใ‹ใ“ใฎๆ‹ใ‚’ๆ€ใ„ๅ‡บใ—ใฆใใฃใจๆณฃใ„ใฆใ—ใพใ†
3. Please Love the Useless Me – ใƒ€ใƒกใช็งใซๆ‹ใ—ใฆใใ ใ•ใ„
2. MARS – MARS~ใŸใ , ๅ›ใ‚’ๆ„›ใ—ใฆใ‚‹~
1. Never Let Me Go – ใ‚ใŸใ—ใ‚’้›ขใ•ใชใ„ใง

the bloopers

  • Maria Giovanopoulou


  • Gina Cahill

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  • ken

    Japanese Drama been popular for over 35 years, since then Korean drama was not popular at all. People watch Japanese Drama in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam etc. Basically, whatever Korean drama have shown now, are most similar to what Japanese shown in the past and present.

    • Ere Lent

      I also find that Korean dramas are far more shallow and glossy. In nearly every one of them, the lead guy lives in an expensive/chic looking house, and they’re either the CEO of a company, or the son of the CEO.

  • Samanhta

    I loved love loved Never Let Me Go. I think I might need to follow all your recommendations!
    Miura Haruma by the way. Loved him in NLMG.

  • Wilma Altonji

    Please check out Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu. It’s super cute.