Are you looking for a Japanese drama to watch this summer and need recommendations? Well, you are at the right place! Check out the list of dramas below:


Noguchi Tomoya, a fifth grader gets arrested for being the main suspect for the murder of a second grader called Ozawa Kiyotaka. The family of the deceased and suspect suffer and shows love for their own family. The mother of Tomoya tries to figure out her son and discovers parts of him. The drama is very sad and touching. It has made me cry through out the episodes as it deals with the emotions and family issues.

Atashinchi no danshi

A girl named Chisato lost her mom to illness and lives her life running away from the huge debt her father left her. One day Okura Shinzo, a rich man saved her by paying off her debt. He promises to eraser her debt if she marries him and becomes the mother to his 6 sons.

Bloody Monday

Takagi Fujimaru, a genius hacker helps THIRD-i one of the Japanese Public Safety units. He hacks to figure out what happened in Russia, and to prevent the terrorist from spreading the virus called Bloody X. Soon his friends get involved into the mess and he figures there is a lot more to it, and tries to figure out the truth behind Blood Monday.

Liar Game

Kanzaki Nao, a naive and honest girl receives one hundred million yen one day and is told she has been invited to join Liar game where she has to trick other players out of their one hundred million yen. While the winner keeps the one hundred million yen, the loser is one hundred million yen in debt. She gets tricked when seeking help from her opponent which was her former teacher and seeks for help from the police. Since the police has no power over this matter she learns about a master swindler, Akiyama Shinichi, and seeks him for help.


Azuma Wataru, a person with a bad reputation is told he has to join a club. One day he sees a beautiful transfer student who is in the female rhythmic sports gymnastics club. He decides to join the male rhythmic sports gymnastics club where the members have a problem with him because he isn’t taking it seriously. The female team and coach look down on the male team. The story shows us the stories of the different characters and show their passion for tumbling.

What are your Jdrama recommendations?

This blog post is part of the 2012 Summer Hot List Special.

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I need to watch them later

I’ve watched 3 of 5 already...and they’re actually my top fave Japanese movies xD

saw one of these already, was also thinking of watching tumbling, maybe I’ll do that this summer!

Woot, I will keep this list in mind and watch some of these in the summer:D

Bloody Monday and Liar Game are two of my absolute favorites! Though still waiting on Liar Game: Reborn to be subbed lol nice recs :]

All of these seem really interesting! I think my friend told me about Liar Game, if it’s based off of the anime. I would definitely recommend Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (Hana Kimi), the Japanese version, because it’s so funny even though it’s a bit older!