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The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix

Updated April 2, 2020 8.8k votes 3.5k voters 246.4k 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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  • Switched1
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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.

    Switched (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese teen drama. Two high school girls switch bodies, but... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Erased2
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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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  • Good Morning Call3
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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
  • Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories4
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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
  • Million Yen Women5
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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
  • Terrace House6
    Terrace House (Netflix, 2015) is a Japanese reality television show franchise consisting of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Samurai Gourmet7
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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
  • The Naked Director8
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    The Naked Director

    Takayuki Yamada, Shinnosuke Mitsushima

    Premiered2019

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  • Atelier9
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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
  • Stay Tuned!10
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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.

    Stay Tuned! is a 2019 Japanese drama television series. An unlikely candidate stumbles into... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Re:Mind11
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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
  • Japanese Style Originator12
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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
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV Dad of Light13
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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
  • Kantaro: Sweet Tooth Salaryman14
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    Kantaro: Sweet Tooth Salaryman

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  • Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey15
    Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese reality series, and a reboot of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • REA(L)OVE16
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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
  • Followers17
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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
  • The Many Faces of Ito18
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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
  • Mob Psycho 10019
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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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  • Smoking20
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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
  • Scams21
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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
  • Hibana: Spark22
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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
  • Blazing Transfer Students23
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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
  • Love and Hong Kong24
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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