Netflix The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix  

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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? 

One of the best Japanese shows on Netflix, Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman, is a drama following a book salesman who'd much rather be finding the ultimate sweets for his blog. Accordingly, he skips work to find and try a range of sweet treats. Other good Japanese TV dramas and reality shows on Netflix include My Little Lover, Atelier, and Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo, among many others.

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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 Switched Kaya Kiyohara, Daiki Shigeoka, Tomohiro Kamiyama

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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Erased 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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Mischievous Kiss: Love in Toky... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo is a 2013 Fuji TV Japanese television drama, starring Miki Honoka and Yuki Furukawa in the lead roles. It aired from March 29, 2013 to July 19, 2013 with a total ...more

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Million Yen Women is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories 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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Terrace House is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Terrace House Terrace House is a Japanese reality series about six strangers living together.

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Samurai Gourmet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Samurai Gourmet 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) 9 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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My Little Lover is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
My Little Lover Maika Yamamoto, Taishi Nakagawa, Erina Nakayama My Little Lover (Netflix, 2015) is a Japanese comedy series based on the manga by Shungicu Uchida. When a girl magically shrinks to 15 cm, her childhood friend must keep her secret.

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Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Ligh... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
FINAL FANTASY XIV Dad of Light 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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Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey 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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Japanese Style Originator is listed (or ranked) 13 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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REA(L)OVE is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
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 burdened with a dark secret, look for love in this dating show with a twist.

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Re:Mind is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Re:Mind 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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Kantaro: Sweet Tooth Salaryman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Kantaro: Sweet Tooth Salaryman

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Hibana: Spark is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Hibana: Spark 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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The Many Faces of Ito is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
The Many Faces of Ito 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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Jimmy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Jimmy

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Mob Psycho 100 is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Love and Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
Love and Hong Kong

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The Could've-Gone-All-the-Way ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Japanese Shows On Netflix
The Could've-Gone-All-the-Way Committee