Favorite Japanese Dramas Of 2017

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

Episodes: 10

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

Episodes: 10

Aired: Jan 17, 2017 – Mar 21, 2017

Network: TBS

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

Episodes: 10

Network: TBS

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

Episodes: 10

Network: NTV

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

Episodes: 10

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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More Asian Movies To Watch: December 2017

Hello Dramatics! It’s your favorite Drama Queen back once again with a list of  More Asian movies to watch for the month of December 2017. This list is very special because the movies on this list are the ones Dramatics recommended that I watch. Dramatics from all over the world participated in this poll via Twitter recently. With that being said, some of these titles have been out for some time and others have been released in 2017. What I like about this list is that it is very diverse with movie recommendations from South Korea, Japan, and China to name a few.  I would like to thank the readers of KDramaParadise for their recommendations. In case you missed my part one of Asiam Movies To Watch In December 2017, click here for more recommendations. Without further adieu, here are your recommendations for More Asian Movies To Watch in December 2017!


Genre: Historical, Drama, Fantasy

Country: China

Release Date: July 13, 2017

Duration: 2 hr. 10 min.

Starring: Eddie Peng , Shawn Yue

Synopsis: This story is set 500 years before the Monkey King wreaks havoc in the heavenly kingdom. It tells the stories of Wukong who is unwilling to bow down to his own destiny so he sets out to rebel against the gods. This movie is based on the popular internet novel  Wukong Biography written by Jin Hezai.


Source: IMDB

The Snow White Murder Case

Genre: Mystery, Drama, Investigaion

Country: Japan

Release Date: March 29, 2014

Duration: 2 hr. 6 min.

Starring: Mao Inoue , Go Ayano

Synopsis: A young woman who works at an cosmetic company becomes the prime suspect after her beautiful co-worker is murdered.


Source: IMDB

A Taxi Driver

Genre: Drama

Country: South Korea

Release Date: August 2, 2017

Duration: 2 hr. 17 min.

Starring: Kang Ho Song , Thomas Kretchmann

Synopsis: A taxi driver from Seoul accidentally gets involved in a German journalist’s reporting of the events of the Gwangju Democratization Movement, also known as the Gwanju Uprising in 1980.



Genre: Historical, Comedy, Drama, Political

Country: South Korea

Release Date: September 12, 2012

Duration: 2 hr. 11 min.

Starring: Byung Hun Lee, Seung Ryong Ryu

Synopsis: King Gwanghae suspects that someone within the royal court is attempting to poison him. He orders his councilor, Heo Gyun, to find someone that resembles him to sit on his throne.


Source: IMDB


Genre: Suspense, Mystery, Horror, Romance, Supernatural

Country: Thailand

Release Date: January 14, 2016

Duration: 1 hr. 53 min.

Starring: Sa-Ard Piempongsan , Kara Polasit 

Synopsis: A student who can smell ghosts works together with a dead senior classmate to investigate a murder from fifty years ago.


Have you seen any of these movies? What did you like about them? Are there any other movies you would recommend? Leave a comment down below and lets discuss! For other movies check out my previous article here. Remember To Keep Calm And Drama On! Happy Drama Watching!

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