TV shows about Japan

TV shows about Japan
List of the best series about Japan, selected by visitors to our site: Erased, Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan, The Pacific, Alice in Borderland, Death Note, Shogun, Horimiya, ODDTAXI, March Comes in Like a Lion, Ouran High School Host Club.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Erased (2017)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryJapan
Duration01:32

After finding his mom killed, Satoru's time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent her death and those of three classmates.

Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan (2021)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, adventure, documentary, military, history
CountryUSA

Dynamic reenactments and expert commentaries bring to life the tumultuous history and power struggles of a warring 16th-century feudal Japan.

The Pacific (2010)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration09:00

Track the intertwined real-life stories of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie, John Basilone, and Eugene Sledge – across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II. A companion piece to the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers.

Alice in Borderland (2020)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, action, drama, detective
CountryJapan

With his two friends, a video-game-obsessed young man finds himself in a strange version of Tokyo where they must compete in dangerous games to win.

Death Note (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryJapan
Duration00:44

Light Yagami is an ordinary university student. One day, he receives a "Death Note", which changes his life. The Death Note awakens his warped sense of justice and genius. He becomes murderer Kira and punishes criminals. L is a well known private detective. L appears in front of Light Yagami. L defines Kira as evil and decides to catch Kira. Then N, who has a beautiful appearance but dangerous existence, appears.

Shogun (1980)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:00

A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.

Horimiya (2021)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan

A secret life is the one thing they have in common. At school, Hori is a prim and perfect social butterfly, but the truth is she's a brash homebody. Meanwhile, under a gloomy facade, Miyamura hides a gentle heart, along with piercings and tattoos. In a chance meeting, they both reveal a side they've never shown. Could this blossom into something new?

ODDTAXI (2021)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecartoon, crime, detective, anime
CountryJapan

This town should look familiar, but suddenly, it's not. The taxi driver Odokawa lives a very mundane life. He has no family, doesn't really hang out with others, and he's an oddball who is narrow-minded and doesn't talk much. The only people he can call his friends are his doctor, Gouriki and his classmate from high school, Kakibana. All of his patrons seem to be slightly odd themselves. The college student who wants to be noticed online, Kabasawa. A nurse with secrets, Shirakawa. A comedy duo, the Homosapiens... All these mundane conversations somehow lead to a girl who's gone missing.

March Comes in Like a Lion (2016)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama
CountryJapan

Rei is a 17-year old professional shōgi player, who lives by himself, not having a real family, and has scarcely any friends. Among his acquaintances is a family, which consists of a young woman, Akari, and two young girls, Hinata and Momo, and who also keep a numerous number of cats.

Ouran High School Host Club (2012)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryJapan
Duration00:23

Ouran Academy is a prestigious school with most students coming from wealthy families. One of the few students who comes from a modest background is Haruhi Fujioka (Haruna Kawaguchi). Through unexpected circumstances, Haruhi Fujioka ends up joining the male "host club," while hiding her gender. Friendship and love grows between Haruhi Fujioka and the male "host club" members.

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Heartbroken Chocolatier (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama
CountryJapan
Duration09:05

After graduating from high school, Sota Koyurugi (Jun Matsumoto) studies bakery at an institute. In high school, he fell in love with beautiful Saeko. Because of Sota's effort, he is able to have a romantic relationship with Saeko right before Christmas. Saeko though tells Sota that she will be unable to meet him on Valentine's Day, but can meet him on the day before Valentine's Day. On that day, Sota gives Saeko chocolate that he made, but she doesn't accept his gift. Saeko tells him that she didn't think they were dating. Sota is heartbroken, but he doesn't give up hope.To make Saeko love him, he travels to France with little money and studies chocolate there. This is because Saeko loves chocolate. 5 years later, Sota becomes a first-class Chocolatier. Now back in Japan, Sota opens his very own store.

Miss Sherlock (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryJapan
Duration01:35

Sherlock has a peculiar character flaw. She does not open her heart to strangers. She is Japanese, but was born in Britain. She now works as an investigation consultant for the police department. Wato Tachibana is an excellent surgeon and is guided by the principal of justice. Sherlock and Wato Tachibana get to know each other through a case and begin to rely on each other.

Moon Lovers (2010)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama
CountryJapan
Duration07:12

Tsuki no Koibito ~Moon Lovers~ is a Japanese television drama starting on Fuji TV on 10 May 2010. The drama is known also under the Japanese short name Getsukoi.

Yasuke (2021)

In a war-torn feudal Japan filled with mechs and magic, the greatest ronin never known, Yasuke, struggles to maintain a peaceful existence after a past life of violence. But when a local village becomes the center of social upheaval between warring daimyo, Yasuke must take up his sword and transport a mysterious child who is the target of dark forces and bloodthirsty warlords.

Devil (2008)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryJapan
Duration00:46

Ohno Satoshi will be playing the role of a two-faced lawyer, one of which is a kind hearted soul and the other who is plotting revenge, using his brilliant mind, on the person who killed his relative. On the other hand, Ikuta Toma will play the double lead role of the man, who has become a detective due to his dark past, who is pursuing the mysterious series of murders and fighting against the devil.

Street Fighter Assassin's Fist (2014)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:21

A multi-layered series that looks back to the formative years of Ryu and Ken as they live a traditional warrior's life in secluded Japan. The boys are, unknowingly, the last practitioners of the ancient fighting style known as "Ansatsuken" (Assassin's Fist). The series follows them as they learn about the mysterious past of their master, Goken, and the tragic, dark legacy of the Ansatsuken style. Can their destiny be changed, or will history repeat itself?

El Dragón: Return of a Warrior (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryMexico

A Tokyo business man returns to his home country of Mexico where he must battle rivals to replace his grandfather as the head of a cartel.

Wonder Egg Priority (2021)

Ai, a young girl with shut-in tendencies, who tries not to interact with others. She keeps one of her eyes hidden behind her hair. One day, she happens to stop by a deserted arcade, where she meets "Aka." Spinning the gacha at their urging, she acquires a "Wonder Egg," and from that moment, her fate begins to change...

Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro (2021)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan

"A girl in a lower grade just made me cry!" One day, Senpai visits the library after school and becomes the target of a super sadistic junior! The name of the girl who teases, torments, and tantalizes Senpai is "Nagatoro!" She's annoying yet adorable. It's painful, but you still want to be by her side. This is a story about an extremely sadistic and temperamental girl and you'll feel something awaken inside of you.

Blade (2011)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, cartoon, anime
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration04:48

Legendary half-vampire, half-human vampire hunter Blade is tracking Deacon Frost, a very powerful and influential vampire who killed his mother and who heads Existence, a secretive vampire organization that operates in Southeast Asia.

Xiaolin Showdown (2003)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA

Xiaolin Showdown is an American animated television series that aired on Kids WB and was created by Christy Hui. Set in a world where martial arts battles and Eastern magic are commonplace, the series follows four young warriors in training that battle the forces of evil. They do this by protecting Shen Gong Wu from villains that would use them to conquer the world.Originally airing on the Kids' WB block of programming on WB Network in 2003, the series ran for 3 seasons and 52 episodes. Typical episodes revolve around a specific Shen Gong Wu being revealed which results in both sides racing to find it. Episodes usually reach a head when one good and one evil character must challenge each other to a magical duel called a Xiaolin Showdown for possession of the artifact.A sequel series titled Xiaolin Chronicles was previewed on August 26, 2013 on Disney XD. It began its long-term run on September 14 the same year.

Another (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, drama, cartoon, detective, anime
CountryJapan
Duration05:00

When Kouichi Sasakibara transfers to his new school, he can sense something frightening in the atmosphere of his new class, a secret none of them will talk about. At the center is the beautiful girl Mei Misaki. Kouichi is immediately drawn to her mysterious aura, but then he begins to realize that no one else in the class is aware of her presence.

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (2010)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration00:25

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, known in Japan as Nurarihyon no Mago, is a manga series written and illustrated by Hiroshi Shiibashi. The series was first published in Shueisha as a oneshot in 2007. The manga has been continuously serialized in the Japanese manga anthology Weekly Shōnen Jump since March 2008 and has been collected into 25 tankōbon volumes as of December 2012. A Drama CD was released in December 2009. An anime adaptation by Studio DEEN began airing in Japan on July 5, 2010, with the first season consisting of 26 episodes.Viz Media acquired the licensing rights for a North American release of the manga and anime adaptations. The anime episodes have been streamed on Viz Media's anime streaming site, Viz Anime, since July 2010, while the first manga volume was released February 2011.

God Eater (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, short, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:35

In the early 2050s, unknown life forms called “Oracle cells” begin their uncontrolled consumption of all life on Earth. Their ravenous appetite and remarkable adaptability earn them first dread, then awe, and finally the name “aragami”. In the face of an enemy completely immune to conventional weapons, urban civilization collapses, and each day humanity is driven further and further toward extinction. One single ray of hope remains for humanity. Following the development of “God Arcs”—living weapons which incorporate Oracle cells—their wielders are organized into an elite force.

If Her Flag Breaks (2014)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan

Sota Hatate is a boy who has the unique ability to see "Flags" above the heads of other people. The "Flags" mark critical crossroads in people's lives — when the choices they make will determine love, friendship, victory, and even death. He transfers into Tokyo's elite Hatagaya Academy, but instead of living by himself in the boys' dormitory, he ends up living with many beautiful girls under one roof.

The Promised Neverland (2019)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, cartoon, detective, anime
CountryJapan
Duration00:30

The one adored as the mother is not the real parent. The people living here together are not actual siblings. The Gracefield House is where orphaned children live. An irreplaceable home where 38 siblings and Mom live happy lives, even with no blood relations. However, their everyday life suddenly came to an abrupt end one day...

Gabriel DropOut (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:23

Gabriel White graduated at the top of the class at angel school and attends a human school on earth in pursuit of knowledge, but then gets engrossed in an MMO and decides it's too much trouble to go anywhere. Based on the manga by Ukami.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (2018)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:52

"Rimuru Tempest" is the new name of a slime in a fantasy world taken by a former 37-year-old human Satou Mikami after he is killed by a passing robber. Broken free from ordinary, stale past life, his fresh adventure in a fantasy world as a slime monster with unique abilities begins.

Baki (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, cartoon, sport, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:53

The protagonist, Baki Hanma, trains with an intense focus to become strong enough to surpass his father, Yujiro Hanma, the strongest fighter in the world. Five of the world's most violent and brutal death row inmates are gathering to face Baki. Their objective is to taste defeat -- their unmatched strength and skill have led them to grow bored of life itself, and they now seek out Baki in the hopes that he can overwhelm and utterly crush them. In this crisis, other underground martial art warriors gather to fight by Baki's side: Kaoru Hanayama, Gouki Shibukawa, Retsu Kaioh, and Doppo Orochi. An epic showdown between violent death row inmates and Baki and his friends begins.

Kakegurui (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, cartoon, detective, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:43

Hyakkaou Private Academy. An institution for the privileged with a very peculiar curriculum. You see, when you're the sons and daughters of the wealthiest of the wealthy, it's not athletic prowess or book smarts that keep you ahead. It's reading your opponent, the art of the deal. What better way to hone those skills than with a rigorous curriculum of gambling? At Hyakkaou Private Academy, the winners live like kings, and the losers are put through the wringer. But when Yumeko Jabami enrolls, she's gonna teach these kids what a high roller really looks like!




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