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The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix

Updated April 2, 2020 8.5k votes 3.4k voters 235.4k views24 items

List RulesOnly 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? 

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  • 1
    Switched is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    Switched

    Kaya Kiyohara, Daiki Shigeoka

    PremieredAugust,

    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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  • 2
    Erased is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    Erased

    Yûki Furukawa, Tomoka Kurotani
    Erased (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese drama series based on the manga by Kei Sanbe. After... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 3
    Good Morning Call is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    Good Morning Call

    Moe Arai, Haruka Fukuhara
    Good Morning Call (Netflix, 2016) is a Japanese live-action television series directed by Yo... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 4
    Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories

    Kaoru Kobayashi, Joe Odagiri
    Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (Netflix, 2016) is the fourth season of the Japanese TV series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 5
    Million Yen Women is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    Million Yen Women

    Yôjirô Noda, Rila Fukushima
    Million Yen Women (Netflix, 2017) is a live-action mystery drama series based on the Japanese... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 6
    Terrace House is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
    Terrace House (Netflix, 2015) is a Japanese reality television show franchise consisting of... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 7
    Samurai Gourmet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    Samurai Gourmet

    Naoto Takenaka, Tetsuji Tamayama
    Samurai Gourmet (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese comedy series. Recent retiree Takeshi...amazon buy button
  • 8
    The Naked Director is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    The Naked Director

    Takayuki Yamada, Shinnosuke Mitsushima

    Premiered2019

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  • 9
    Atelier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    Atelier

    Mirei Kiritani, Mao Daichi
    Atelier (Netflix, 2015) is a Japanese web television drama series. A new employee struggles to... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 10
    Stay Tuned! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    Stay Tuned!

    Kyoko Yoshine, Hiroki Iijima

    Premiered2019

    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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  • 11
    Re:Mind is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    Re:Mind

    Mirei Sasaki, Sarina Ushio
    Re:Mind (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese psychological thriller web television series. After... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    Japanese Style Originator is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    Japanese Style Originator

    Japanese Style Originator is a Japanese reality series that features Japanese rules and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    Kantaro: Sweet Tooth Salaryman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    Kantaro: Sweet Tooth Salaryman

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  • 14
    FINAL FANTASY XIV Dad of Light is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    FINAL FANTASY XIV Dad of Light

    Yûdai Chiba, Ren Osugi
    Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese miniseries. A son tries to...amazon buy button
  • 15
    Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journ is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
    Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese reality series, and a reboot of... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 16
    REA(L)OVE is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    REA(L)OVE

    Atsushi Tamura, Mari Yaguchi
    REA(L)OVE (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese dating reality show. A group of men and women, each...amazon buy button
  • 17
    Followers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    Followers

    Elaiza Ikeda, Miki Nakatani
    Followers (Netflix, 2020) is a Japanese drama series. The series follows an aspiring actress... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 18
    Mob Psycho 100 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    Mob Psycho 100

    Tatsuomi Hamada, Kazuki Namioka
    Mob Psycho 100 (Netflix, 2018) is a live-action television series adaptation of the Japanese...amazon buy button

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    The Many Faces of Ito is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    The Many Faces of Ito

    Fumino Kimura, Nozomi Sasaki
    The Many Faces of Ito (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese romantic comedy series. A thirty-something... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 20
    Scams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    Scams

    Yosuke Sugino, Tomoya Maeno

    Premiered2019

    Scams (TBS/MBS 2019) is a Japanese drama series created by Tsugita Jun and Kobayashi Yuki. Hit... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 21
    Blazing Transfer Students is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    Blazing Transfer Students

    Daiki Shigeoka, Akito Kiriyama
    Blazing Transfer Students (Netflix, 2017) is a live-action series directed by Toshio Lee,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 22
    Hibana: Spark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    Hibana: Spark

    Kento Hayashi, Kazuki Namioka
    Hibana: Spark (Netflix, 2016) is a web television series based on the novel by Naoki... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 23
    Smoking is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    Smoking

    Rin Furukawa, Ryo Ishibashi

    Premiered2018

    Smoking (Netflix, 2018) Japanese crime drama. Seeking a greater justice, a band of homeless... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 24
    Love and Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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    Love and Hong Kong

    Eiko Koike, Ryô Yoshizawa

    Premiered2017

    Love and Hong Kong (MBT, 2017) is a Japanese drama series.amazon buy button
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