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The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix 

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Updated April 2, 2020 7k votes 3k voters 202.5k views 24 items

List Rules Only 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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Good Morning Call is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Moe Arai, Haruka Fukuhara, Shun'ya Shiraishi
Good Morning Call (Netflix, 2016) is a Japanese live-action television series directed by Yo Kawahara, based on the manga series by Yue Takasuka. Nao rents her dream apartment, but things are ...more
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Switched is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Aisha Azeemah added Kaya Kiyohara, Daiki Shigeoka, Tomohiro Kamiyama

Premiered: August,

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 after the girls experience the others lives, one of them refuses to switch back.
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Erased is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Yûki Furukawa, Tomoka Kurotani, Reo Uchikawa
Erased (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese drama series based on the manga by Kei Sanbe. After finding his mom killed, Satoru's time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent ...more

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Terrace House is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix

Premiered: 2015

Terrace House (Netflix, 2015) is a Japanese reality television show franchise consisting of five series and one film. The show follows the lives of six strangers, three men and three women from ...more
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Midnight Diner: Tokyo St... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Kaoru Kobayashi, Joe Odagiri, Asako Kobayashi
Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (Netflix, 2016) is the fourth season of the Japanese TV series based on the manga by Yarō Abe. An anthology of human relationship stories connected by the only open ...more
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Million Yen Women is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Million Yen Women Yôjirô Noda, Rila Fukushima, Rena Matsui
Million Yen Women (Netflix, 2017) is a live-action mystery drama series based on the Japanese manga by Shunju Aono. Five women move into Shin's house, a frustrated writer who organizes a homely ...more
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Samurai Gourmet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Naoto Takenaka, Tetsuji Tamayama, Honami Suzuki
Samurai Gourmet (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese comedy series. Recent retiree Takeshi rediscovers his passion for food and life by getting in touch with his inner warrior and eating what he truly ...more
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Atelier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Mirei Kiritani, Mao Daichi, Mayuko Kawakita
Atelier (Netflix, 2015) is a Japanese web television drama series. A new employee struggles to find her place at a high-class lingerie design house.
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Re:Mind is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Mirei Sasaki, Sarina Ushio, Mei Higashimura
Re:Mind (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese psychological thriller web television series. After awaking in an old European-style room, eleven high school classmates find themselves sitting at a large ...more
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The Naked Director is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Takayuki Yamada, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Tetsuji Tamayama

Premiered: 2019

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Stay Tuned! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Kyoko Yoshine, Hiroki Iijima, Kanako Miyashita

Premiered: 2019

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 the role of a reporter and she keeps everyone on their toes with her eccentric ways.
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Japanese Style Originato... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Japanese Style Originator
Japanese Style Originator is a Japanese reality series that features Japanese rules and cultures.
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Kantaro: Sweet Tooth Sal... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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REA(L)OVE is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Atsushi Tamura, Mari Yaguchi
REA(L)OVE (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese dating reality show. A group of men and women, each burdened with a dark secret, look for love in this dating show with a twist.
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Ainori Love Wagon: Asian... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Becky, Audrey, Mayuko Kawakita
Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese reality series, and a reboot of the 1999 series. Searching for true love, seven men and women board a pink bus and journey through ...more
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Final Fantasy XIV: Dad o... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Yûdai Chiba, Ren Osugi, Mako Ishino
Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese miniseries. A son tries to reconnect with his father by secretly interacting with him in the fantasy MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer ...more
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The Many Faces of Ito is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Fumino Kimura, Nozomi Sasaki, Kaho
The Many Faces of Ito (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese romantic comedy series. A thirty-something rom-com screenwriter manipulates four lovesick women for their stories under the guise of giving ...more
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Mob Psycho 100 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Tatsuomi Hamada, Kazuki Namioka, Yûki Yoda
Mob Psycho 100 (Netflix, 2018) is a live-action television series adaptation of the Japanese franchise, directed by Kōichi Sakamoto. Average middle school boy Shigeo Kageyama (Tatsuomi Hamada) ...more

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Followers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Elaiza Ikeda, Miki Nakatani
Followers (Netflix, 2020) is a Japanese drama series. The series follows an aspiring actress whose life changes when she suddenly gains a large following on Instagram.
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Hibana: Spark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Kento Hayashi, Kazuki Namioka, Mugi Kadowaki
Hibana: Spark (Netflix, 2016) is a web television series based on the novel by Naoki Matayoshi. An aspiring stand-up comedian Tokunaga (Kento Hayashi) embarks on an apprenticeship with Kamiya ...more
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Blazing Transfer Student... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Daiki Shigeoka, Akito Kiriyama, Junta Nakama
Blazing Transfer Students (Netflix, 2017) is a live-action series directed by Toshio Lee, based on the manga by Kazuhiko Shimamoto. Set years after the original story, the show revolves around ...more
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Smoking is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Rin Furukawa, Ryo Ishibashi, Nobuaki Kaneko

Premiered: 2018

Smoking (Netflix, 2018) Japanese crime drama. Seeking a greater justice, a band of homeless assassins flays their human targets and delivers the tattooed skins as proof of a contract fulfilled.
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Scams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Yosuke Sugino, Tomoya Maeno, Maika Yamamoto

Premiered: 2019

Scams (TBS/MBS 2019) is a Japanese drama series created by Tsugita Jun and Kobayashi Yuki. Hit hard by the Lehman shock, a well-meaning young man joins a phone scam operation and gets ...more
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Love And Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Eiko Koike, Ryô Yoshizawa, Fumika Baba

Premiered: 2017

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