List of Low Risk Japanese Dramas for #Jdrama Beginners (Part 1)


Hello. This is professor AKIA!

Recently someone ask me to recommend her a Japanese drama as she was new to the genre.
It was rather difficult because nothing immediately came to mind since the heyday of #Jdrama seemed to be rather over since the early 2010s.

I let a lot of those shows go from my memory banks

All of my good memories in regards to Japanese dramas go back even to the late 90s really with Long Vacation (1996) and Beach Boys (1997).



Then I was really taken with Dekichatta Kekkon / Shotgun_Wedding (2001) and it was off to the races.

However, for someone who has been only accustomed to modern Korean dramas and a novice to Japanese dramas, these simply maybe too old to start out from. And more recent Jdramas tend to be uneven at best.

The thing with Japanese dramas is that they can go "out to left field" commonly unlike Korean dramas that tend to stick to narrowly defined parameters. I actually think the Popular Korean culture is more or less a less crazy and less eccentric version of Japanese popular culture. 

Oh and more feminine centric also.

It makes Japanese popular culture more palatable for everyone. 

So, trying out a Japanese drama can get a little risky at times. They could either be very crazy and odd or very dull depending on your selections.

So, I thought to compile a non-ranked list of Japanese dramas that are solid in what they are. Thus, you can just try the first episode of each show and, if you do not like it, then you can move on. It is not that the show is poorly made.

 It is simply not your cup of tea!


This is just part 1 of this list!
Leave comments below!

Long Vacation

1996

Dekichatta Kekkon / Shotgun_Wedding 

2001


Star no Koi /Love with a Super Star

2001




Gokusen

2002


Lunch Queen

2002




Golden Bowl

2004

2005

Anego
2005


Attention Please
2006


2006



Hanayome to Papa /The_Bride_and_Her_Father

2006


Triple Kitchen

2006



Dragon Zakura

2006

Hanayome wa Yakudoshi / Bad Luck Bride

2006


Haken No Hinkaku / The Pride of the Temp

2007

Erai Tokoro ni Totsuide Shimatta!

2007

Hatachi no Koibito


2007


Hataraki Man

2007

Proposal Daisakusen /Operation_Love


2007


2007

2008


Celeb to Binbo Taro / Celeb_and_Poor

2008

2008

CHANGE

2008

Dandy Daddy

2009

Shokojo Seira / A Little Princess

2009

Magerarenai Onna /  The_Woman_Who_Never_Compromises


2010


Kaseifu no Mita / Mita, Your Housekeeper

2011



2013

Himitsu

2013






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