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The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix To Watch Now

Updated February 3, 2021 8.8k votes 3.7k voters 262.1k views26 items

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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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    Switched

    Kaya Kiyohara, Daiki Shigeoka
    Switched (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese teen drama. Two high school girls switch bodies, but...  more
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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
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    Erased

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

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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
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    Million Yen Women

    Yojiro Noda, Rila Fukushima
    Million Yen Women (Netflix, 2017) is a live-action mystery drama series based on the Japanese...  more
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    Terrace House

    Reina Triendl, Yoshimi Tokui
    Terrace House (Netflix, 2015) is a Japanese reality television show franchise consisting of...  more
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    Alice in Borderland

    Kento Yamazaki, Tao Tsuchiya
    Alice in Borderland (Netflix, 2020) is a Japanese thriller television series based on the...  more

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    The Naked Director

    Takayuki Yamada, Shinnosuke Mitsushima
    The Naked Director (Netflix, 2019) is a Japanese semi-biographical comedy-drama series based...  more
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    Samurai Gourmet

    Naoto Takenaka, Tetsuji Tamayama
    Samurai Gourmet (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese comedy series. Recent retiree Takeshi...  more
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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
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    Stay Tuned!

    Kyoko Yoshine, Hiroki Iijima
    Stay Tuned! is a 2019 Japanese drama television series. An unlikely candidate stumbles into...  more
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    Re:Mind

    Mirei Sasaki, Sarina Ushio
    Re:Mind (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese psychological thriller web television series. After...  more
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    Japanese Style Originator

    Takeo Chii, Hisako Manda
    Japanese Style Originator (TV Tokyo, 2008) is a Japanese reality series that features Japanese...  more
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    Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman

    Onoe Matsuya, Ishikawa Ren
    Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese comedy-drama series. Although...  more
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    FINAL FANTASY XIV Dad of Light

    Yudai Chiba, Ren Osugi
    Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese miniseries. A son tries to...  more
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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...  more
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    Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese reality series, and a reboot of...  more
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    Followers

    Elaiza Ikeda, Miki Nakatani
    Followers (Netflix, 2020) is a Japanese drama series. The series follows an aspiring actress...  more
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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...  more

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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
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    Scams

    Yosuke Sugino, Tomoya Maeno
    Scams (TBS/MBS 2019) is a Japanese drama series created by Tsugita Jun and Kobayashi Yuki. Hit...  more
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    Smoking

    Rin Furukawa, Ryo Ishibashi
    Smoking (Netflix, 2018) Japanese crime drama. Seeking a greater justice, a band of homeless...  more
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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
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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
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    Kakegurui

    Minami Hamabe, Aoi Morikawa
    Kakegurui (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese gambling drama series based on a manga of the same...  more

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