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The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix To Watch Now

Updated February 3, 2021 8.7k votes 3.6k voters 254.9k 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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  • Switched1
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    Switched

    Kaya Kiyohara, Daiki Shigeoka

    Premiered2018

    Switched (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese teen drama. Two high school girls switch bodies, but...  more
  • Erased2
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    Erased

    Yuki Furukawa, Tomoka Kurotani

    Premiered2017

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

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  • Good Morning Call3
    1,130
    194

    Good Morning Call

    Moe Arai, Haruka Fukuhara

    Premiered2016

    Good Morning Call (Netflix, 2016) is a Japanese live-action television series directed by Yo...  more
  • Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories4
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    Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories

    Kaoru Kobayashi, Joe Odagiri

    Premiered2016

    Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (Netflix, 2016) is the fourth season of the Japanese TV series...  more
  • Million Yen Women5
    514
    71

    Million Yen Women

    Yojiro Noda, Rila Fukushima

    Premiered2017

    Million Yen Women (Netflix, 2017) is a live-action mystery drama series based on the Japanese...  more
  • Terrace House6
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    Terrace House

    Reina Triendl, Yoshimi Tokui

    Premiered2015

    Terrace House (Netflix, 2015) is a Japanese reality television show franchise consisting of...  more
  • Samurai Gourmet7
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    66

    Samurai Gourmet

    Naoto Takenaka, Tetsuji Tamayama

    Premiered2017

    Samurai Gourmet (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese comedy series. Recent retiree Takeshi...  more
  • The Naked Director8
    243
    51

    The Naked Director

    Takayuki Yamada, Shinnosuke Mitsushima

    Premiered2019

    The Naked Director (Netflix, 2019) is a Japanese semi-biographical comedy-drama series based...  more
  • Atelier9
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    Atelier

    Mirei Kiritani, Mao Daichi

    Premiered2015

    Atelier (Netflix, 2015) is a Japanese web television drama series. A new employee struggles to...  more
  • Stay Tuned!10
    146
    21

    Stay Tuned!

    Kyoko Yoshine, Hiroki Iijima

    Premiered2019

    Stay Tuned! is a 2019 Japanese drama television series. An unlikely candidate stumbles into...  more
  • Re:Mind11
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    90

    Re:Mind

    Mirei Sasaki, Sarina Ushio

    Premiered2017

    Re:Mind (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese psychological thriller web television series. After...  more
  • Alice in Borderland12
    85
    0

    Alice in Borderland

    Kento Yamazaki, Tao Tsuchiya

    Premiered2020

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

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  • Japanese Style Originator13
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    54

    Japanese Style Originator

    Takeo Chii, Hisako Manda

    Premiered2008

    Japanese Style Originator (TV Tokyo, 2008) is a Japanese reality series that features Japanese...  more
  • Kakegurui14
    4
    0

    Kakegurui

    Minami Hamabe, Aoi Morikawa

    Premiered2018

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

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  • FINAL FANTASY XIV Dad of Light15
    123
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    FINAL FANTASY XIV Dad of Light

    Yudai Chiba, Ren Osugi

    Premiered2017

    Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese miniseries. A son tries to...  more
  • Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey16

    Premiered2017

    Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese reality series, and a reboot of...  more
  • Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman17
    190
    93

    Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman

    Onoe Matsuya, Ishikawa Ren
    Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese comedy-drama series. Although...  more
  • REA(L)OVE18
    159
    71

    REA(L)OVE

    Atsushi Tamura, Mari Yaguchi

    Premiered2018

    REA(L)OVE (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese dating reality show. A group of men and women, each...  more
  • Followers19
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    Followers

    Elaiza Ikeda, Miki Nakatani

    Premiered2020

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

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  • Mob Psycho 10020
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    Mob Psycho 100

    Tatsuomi Hamada, Kazuki Namioka

    Premiered2018

    Mob Psycho 100 (Netflix, 2018) is a live-action television series adaptation of the Japanese...  more

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  • The Many Faces of Ito21
    110
    54

    The Many Faces of Ito

    Fumino Kimura, Nozomi Sasaki

    Premiered2017

    The Many Faces of Ito (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese romantic comedy series. A thirty-something...  more
  • Scams22
    45
    8

    Scams

    Yosuke Sugino, Tomoya Maeno

    Premiered2019

    Scams (TBS/MBS 2019) is a Japanese drama series created by Tsugita Jun and Kobayashi Yuki. Hit...  more
  • Smoking23
    42
    5

    Smoking

    Rin Furukawa, Ryo Ishibashi

    Premiered2018

    Smoking (Netflix, 2018) Japanese crime drama. Seeking a greater justice, a band of homeless...  more
  • Blazing Transfer Students24
    42
    15

    Blazing Transfer Students

    Daiki Shigeoka, Akito Kiriyama

    Premiered2017

    Blazing Transfer Students (Netflix, 2017) is a live-action series directed by Toshio Lee,...  more
  • Hibana: Spark25
    67
    41

    Hibana: Spark

    Kento Hayashi, Kazuki Namioka

    Premiered2016

    Hibana: Spark (Netflix, 2016) is a web television series based on the novel by Naoki...  more