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The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix  

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List Rules Only live-action shows currently streaming on Netflix. No anime.

Here are the best Japanese shows streaming now on Netflix. Whether you're looking for a romantic drama series or a good comedy, this list of Japanese live-action shows currently on Netflix is regularly updated with new and popular TV series. What are the best Japanese series to watch on Netflix? 

One of the best Japanese shows on Netflix, Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman, is a drama following a book salesman who'd much rather be finding the ultimate sweets for his blog. Accordingly, he skips work to find and try a range of sweet treats. Other good Japanese TV dramas and reality shows on Netflix include Devilman Crybaby, My Little Lover, Atelier, and Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo, among many others.

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Erased is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Yûki Furukawa, Tomoka Kurotani, Reo Uchikawa
Erased (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese drama series based on the manga by Kei Sanbe. After finding his mom killed, Satoru's time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent ...more
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Switched is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Aisha Azeemah added Switched Kaya Kiyohara, Daiki Shigeoka, Tomohiro Kamiyama

In this sci-fi teen drama based on a Japanese comic book series, 2 high school girls swapped bodies. After the unattractive girl switched with a cute popular girl, she refused to switch back.

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Good Morning Call is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Moe Arai, Haruka Fukuhara, Shun'ya Shiraishi
Good Morning Call (Netflix, 2016) is a Japanese live-action television series directed by Yo Kawahara, based on the manga series by Yue Takasuka. Nao rents her dream apartment, but things are ...more
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Mischievous Kiss: Love in Toky... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo
Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo is a 2013 Fuji TV Japanese television drama, starring Miki Honoka and Yuki Furukawa in the lead roles. It aired from March 29, 2013 to July 19, 2013 with a total ...more
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Million Yen Women is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Yôjirô Noda, Rila Fukushima, Rena Matsui
Million Yen Women (Netflix, 2017) is a live-action mystery drama series based on the Japanese manga by Shunju Aono. Five women move into Shin's house, a frustrated writer who organizes a homely ...more
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Terrace House is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Terrace House is a Japanese reality series about six strangers living together.
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Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Kaoru Kobayashi, Joe Odagiri, Asako Kobayashi
Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (Netflix, 2016) is the fourth season of the Japanese TV series based on the manga by Yarō Abe. An anthology of human relationship stories connected by the only open ...more
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Samurai Gourmet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Naoto Takenaka, Tetsuji Tamayama, Honami Suzuki
Samurai Gourmet (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese comedy series. Recent retiree Takeshi rediscovers his passion for food and life by getting in touch with his inner warrior and eating what he truly ...more
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Atelier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Mirei Kiritani, Mao Daichi, Mayuko Kawakita
Atelier (Netflix, 2015) is a Japanese web television drama series. A new employee struggles to find her place at a high-class lingerie design house.
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My Little Lover is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Maika Yamamoto, Taishi Nakagawa, Erina Nakayama
My Little Lover (Netflix, 2015) is a Japanese comedy series based on the manga by Shungicu Uchida. When a girl magically shrinks to 15 cm, her childhood friend must keep her secret.
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Re:Mind is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Mirei Sasaki, Sarina Ushio, Mei Higashimura
Re:Mind (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese psychological thriller web television series. After awaking in an old European-style room, eleven high school classmates find themselves sitting at a large ...more
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Japanese Style Originator is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Japanese Style Originator
Japanese Style Originator is a Japanese reality series that features Japanese rules and cultures.
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Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Becky, Audrey, Mayuko Kawakita
Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese reality series, and a reboot of the 1999 series. Searching for true love, seven men and women board a pink bus and journey through ...more
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REA(L)OVE is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Atsushi Tamura, Mari Yaguchi
REA(L)OVE (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese dating reality show. A group of men and women, each burdened with a dark secret, look for love in this dating show with a twist.
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Stay Tuned! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Stay Tuned!

She's the most unlikely candidate to ever stumble into the role of a reporter, and she’s keeping her colleagues on their toes with her eccentric ways.

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The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Yuki Kaji, Rintarou Nishi, Sora Amamiya
The Seven Deadly Sins (Netflix, 2014) is a Japanese animated series based on the manga by Nakaba Suzuki. A once-active group of knights called the Seven Deadly Sins must band together to defeat ...more
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Kantaro: Sweet Tooth Salaryman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Kantaro: Sweet Tooth Salaryman
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Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Ligh... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Yûdai Chiba, Ren Osugi, Mako Ishino
Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese miniseries. A son tries to reconnect with his father by secretly interacting with him in the fantasy MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer ...more
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Love and Fortune is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Love and Fortune

Frustrated by life with her boyfriend, thirty-something Wako can’t stop herself from being interested in high schooler Yumeaki, despite their age gap.

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Mob Psycho 100 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Tatsuomi Hamada, Kazuki Namioka, Yûki Yoda
Mob Psycho 100 (Netflix, 2018) is a live-action television series adaptation of the Japanese franchise, directed by Kōichi Sakamoto. Average middle school boy Shigeo Kageyama (Tatsuomi Hamada) ...more
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Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Ajin: Demi-Human is a Japanese manga series and 2015 anime series written and illustrated by Gamon Sakurai. After he is hit by a truck, a student named Kei Nagai discovers he is an immortal ...more
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The Many Faces of Ito is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Fumino Kimura, Nozomi Sasaki, Kaho
The Many Faces of Ito (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese romantic comedy series. A thirty-something rom-com screenwriter manipulates four lovesick women for their stories under the guise of giving ...more
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My Husband Won't Fit is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
My Husband Won't Fit

Kumiko and Kenichi meet in college and build a happy marriage together. But over time, an unusual problem threatens to destroy their relationship.

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Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Griffin Burns, Kyle McCarley, Cristina Vee
Devilman Crybaby (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese anime series directed by Masaaki Yuasa, based on the manga by Go Nagai. When an ancient race of demons invades the world, Akira Fudo transform into ...more
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The Naked Director is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Takayuki Yamada, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Tetsuji Tamayama
The Naked Director (Netflix, 2019) is a Japanese biographical drama television series. The series follows the true story of the career of Pinku (the Japanese softcore film sub-genre) director ...more