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The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix

Updated April 2, 2020 8.6k votes 3.4k voters 239.3k 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
    1,066
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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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    Erased
    827
    118

    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
    1,154
    200

    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
    572
    69

    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
    516
    73

    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
    Terrace House (Netflix, 2015) is a Japanese reality television show franchise consisting of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Samurai Gourmet
    285
    64

    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
    239
    49

    The Naked Director

    Takayuki Yamada, Shinnosuke Mitsushima

    Premiered2019

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  • 9
    Atelier
    248
    68

    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!
    146
    20

    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
    261
    89

    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
    161
    53

    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
    162
    60

    Kantaro: Sweet Tooth Salaryman

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  • 14
    FINAL FANTASY XIV Dad of Light
    129
    40

    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 Journey
    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
    162
    73

    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
    62
    10

    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
    102
    47

    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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  • 19
    The Many Faces of Ito
    110
    55

    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
    34
    4

    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
    Hibana: Spark
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    42

    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
  • 22
    Blazing Transfer Students
    40
    13

    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
  • 23
    Smoking
    28
    4

    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
    26
    36

    Love and Hong Kong

    Eiko Koike, Ryô Yoshizawa

    Premiered2017

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