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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Asian Movies To Watch: December 2017

Hello Dramatics! It’s your favorite Drama Queen back once again with a list of 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. Without further adieu, here are your recommendations for Asian Movies To Watch in 2017!

Midnight Runners

Genre: Action, Comedy, Detective, Investigation

Country: South Korea

Release Date: August 9, 2017

Duration: 1 hr. 49 min.

Starring: Kang Ha Neul , Park Seo Joon

Synopsis: Two police academy students who only have their majors and books to trust, witness a kidnapping and try it down. The two police cadets try to save the young woman’s life before it’s too late.


Source: Movie.Daum.Net

Min & Max

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Country: China

Release Date: November 25, 2016

Duration: 1 hr. 35 min.

Starring: Godfrey Gao ,  Wang Shuilin

Synopsis: This romantic comedy is about the relationship between Zhang Xiao and Xia Xil Ling. The shortest taekwondo master female Xia Xil Ling, and the tall and very handsome basketball player, Zhang Xiao. Whenever they meet they always fight but end up falling in love with each other.

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Day Time Shooting Star

Genre: Romance, School, Youth, Manga

Country: Japan

Release Date: March 24, 2017

Duration: 1 hr. 59 min.

Starring: Shohei Miura, Mei Nagano

Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old country girl Suzume Yosano has to move to Tokyo to live with her uncle due to her father’s transfer. She bumps into a mysterious man who ends up taking her to her uncle’s place after she gets lost. Suzume will be seeing him a lot more often once she starts school because the mysterious man happens to be her homeroom teacher.


Source: IMDB

My Love Story

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Manga

Country: Japan

Release Date: October 31, 2015

Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.

Starring: Ryohei SuzukiMei Nagano

Synopsis: Gouda Takeo is a big guy with a big heart. Unfortunately, the girls are not interested in him and only want his good looking best friend, Sunakawa. Accepting the fact, Takeo is content wit his single life. One day, after saving a girl named Yamato from being harassed, he unexpectedly turns his life around.


Source: IMDB

Back To The 90’s

Genre: Romance, Fantasy

Country: Thailand

Release Date: March 19, 2015

Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.

Starring: Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon , Achita Pramoj Na Ayudhya

Synopsis: About a  young guy who discovers a message on an old pager and is transported twenty years back in time to 1995. altering the events in which his parents met and fell in love. backtothe90












Source: IMDB

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! Remember To Keep Calm And Drama On! Happy Drama Watching!

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Tonari No Kaibutsu Kun Coming Soon In Live Action

Hello Dramatics and welcome back! It’s your favorite Drama Queen here with some exciting news for anime fans! Have you  read the manga Tonari No Kaibutsu Kun?


Photo Source: Wikia

Or have you seen the anime Tonari No Kaibutsu Kun?


Photo Source: Crunchyroll


The anime and manga Tonari No Kaibutsu Kun (My Little Monster) will be getting its own live-action adaptation in 2018! This fan favorite is a romantic comedy with a good story and hilarious characters.

The Story

Haru Yoshida is a high school student. He is viewed as a problem child with unpredictable behavior. He also doesn’t have any friends.


Photo Source: Wikia

Shizuku Mizutani is a high school student who studies too much. She is very cold and also doesn’t have any friends.


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Haru Yoshida and Shizuku Mizutani sit next to each other in class. One day, small thing happens which causes Haru Yoshida to have feelings for Shizuku Mizutani. He then confesses to her about how he feels.

This live adaption of the well received manga and anime is originally written by Robico.

The Cast

Masaki Suda as Haru Yoshida


Tsuchiya Tao as Shizuku Mizutani


Yuki Furukawa as Yuuzan Yoshida


Hamabe Minami as Chizuru Oshima


Hayami Mokomichi as Mitsuyoshi Misawa


Ikeda Elaiza as Asako Natsume


Sano Gaku as Sohei Sasahara


Yamada Yuki as Kenji Yamaguchi


Photo Source: AsianWiki


Tonari No Kaibutsu Kun also known as My Little Monster, will release on April 27, 2018. Are you excited?

Watch the anime Tonari No Kaibutsu on  Crunchyroll

Are you excited for the live action version of this series? What do you think about the cast? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think! Remember To Keep Calm And Drama On! Happy Drama Watching!

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