Hello Dramatics! It’s your favorite Drama Queen with some Japanese dramas that were a hit in 2017. As this year comes to an end, I wanted to share some of these titles that you may have missed earlier this year. No matter what genre peaks your interest, this list has something for everyone. Without further adieu, lets take a look at some Japanese Dramas of 2017 that were fan favorites!
Genre: Detective, Investigation
Aired: April 11, 2017 – June 13, 2017
Network: Fuji TV
Starring: Shun Oguri , Hidetoshi Nishijima
Synopsis: Inami and Tamaru work at the Public Security Mobile Investigation Unit Special Investigation Teaam. This is a team made up of specialists with different expertise. Inami tackles criminals with showy maneuvers, while Tamaru corners criminals with cool calculation. Together the team tackles terrorists, new religious cults, military spies, secret narcotics organisations, and complicit politicians.
Genre: Drama, Friendship, Music, Mystery, Romance
Aired: Jan 17, 2017 – Mar 21, 2017
Starring: Takako Matsu , Hikari Mitsushima
Synopsis: In this drama, four people’s paths cross one winter by chance. Two women and two men in their thirties all whose dreams have gone sadly unfulfilled. Instead of swelling toward the peak of their lives, their lives all seem to be headed gently downhill. Despite being total strangers, they decide to share a house together in the wooded resort area in Karuizawa.
Genre: Mystery, Psychological, Suspense
Aired: April 14, 2017 – June 16, 2017
Starring: Tatsuya Fujiwara , Erika Toda
Synopsis: Unremarkable office worker, Fukase Kazuhisa leads a boring life. The only place he can relax is the Clover Coffee Shop. Here he meets Ochi Mihoko and they begin to date. Just as he begins to grow accustomed to a more enjoyable life, something occurs that drives a wedge between the lovers.
I’m Your Destiny
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Aired: April 12, 2017 – June 17, 2017
Starring: Kazuya Kamenashi , Fumino Kimura
Synopsis: Masaki Makoto and Kogetsu Haruko are both twenty-nine years old and single. Since they were children, they have passed each other at various places like on the beach and shrines. Yet, the two are not aware of each other at all. One day, a man appears in front of Makoto and introduces himself as God. He tells Makoto about his destined soulmate.
Beautiful Bones: Sakurakos Investigation
Genre: Crime, Detective, Manga, Mystery, Suspense
Aired: April 23, 2017
Network: Fuji TV
Starring: Arisa Mizuki , Taisuke Fujigaya
Synopsis: When Shoutarou Tatewaki first meets Sakurako Kujo, he knows his life will never be the same. Initially believing her to be responsible for a disappearance in the neighborhood, he later learns of her true talent, analyzing bone specimens. This drama is based on the novel “Sakurako-san No Ashimoto Ni Wa Shitai Ga Umatteiru” written by Shiori Ota.
What was your favorite Japanese Drama of 2017? Have you seen any of these series? Leave a comment down below and lets discuss! Happy Holidays Dramatics! Remember To Keep Calm And Drama On! Happy Drama Watching!
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