List of Japanese television dramas

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This is a list of Japanese television dramas often called dorama (ドラマ) by fans.

The list is not complete, and aims to include all those Japanese television dramas that are somehow of interest for Wikipedia contents.

By decades[edit]

1980s[edit]

1982[edit]

  1. Hiatari Ryōkō!, based on the manga series of the same name by Mitsuru Adachi

1983[edit]

  1. Oshin, created by Sugako Hashida, starring Ayako Kobayashi and Yūko Tanaka. It is based on the fictional biography of a Japanese woman.

1985[edit]

  1. Sukeban Deka, based on the manga series of the same name by Shinji Wada
  2. Sukeban Deka II: Shōjo Tekkamen Densetsu
  3. Ponytail wa Furimukanai

1986[edit]

  1. Abunai Deka
  2. Sukeban Deka 3: Shōjo Ninpōjō Denki
  3. Danjo Shichinin Natsu Monogatari (男女7人夏物語) (TBS)

1987[edit]

  1. Kamen Rider Black
  2. Danjo Shichinin Akimonogatari (男女7人秋物語) (TBS)

1990s[edit]

1991[edit]

  1. Tokyo Love Story (東京ラブストーリー) starring Yūji Oda, Honami Suzuki

1992[edit]

  1. Sono toki Heartwa Nusumareta (その時ハ-トは盜まれた) - starring Sae Isshiki, Takuya Kimura and Yuki Uchida

1993[edit]

  1. Kou Kou Kyoushi (高校教師) - starring Hiroyuki Sanada and Sachiko Sakurai

1995[edit]

  1. Aishiteiru to Itte Kure (愛していると言ってくれ)
  2. Koibito Yo (恋人よ)

1996[edit]

  1. Long Vacation – starring Takuya Kimura, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Takako Matsu, Yutaka Takenouchi, Ryō, and Ryōko Hirosue
  2. Furuhata Ninzaburo - by Kōki Mitani starring Masakazu Tamura, and Masahiko Nishimura.
  3. Iguana Girl
  4. Itazura Na Kiss - starring Aiko Sato and Takashi Kashiwabara
  5. Mahiru No Tsuki - starring Oda Yuji

1997[edit]

  1. Bayside Shakedown (踊る大捜査線) - starring Yūji Oda.
  2. Sore Ga Kotae Da! (踊る大捜査線) - starring Hiroshi Mikami, Masato Hagiwara, Michiko Hada, Miki Sakai, Kyoko Fukada, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Oguri Shun, and Norika Fujiwara
  3. Glass Mask (Series 1) (ガラスの仮面) - starring Yumi Adachi, Megumi Matsumoto, Seiichi Tanabe, and Hinako Saeki
  4. Nonchan Noriben
  5. Love Generation (ラブ ジェネレーション)
  6. Beach Boys

1998[edit]

  1. News no Onna (ニュースの女) - starring Honami Suzuki, Hideaki Takizawa, Kyoko Fukada, Hiroshi Abe, and Mamoru Miyano and features music by Judy and Mary (Theme song - Sanpomichi)
  2. Glass Mask (Series 2) (ガラスの仮面2) - starring Yumi Adachi, Megumi Matsumoto, Seiichi Tanabe, and Hinako Saeki
  3. God, Please Give Me More Time (神様、もう少しだけ) - starring Takeshi Kaneshiro and Kyoko Fukada
  4. Great Teacher Onizuka - starring Takashi Sorimachi, Nanako Matsushima, Oguri Shun, and Yōsuke Kubozuka
  5. Shomuni, an office lady comedy starring Makiko Esumi
  6. Nemureru Mori (A Sleeping Forest), It is written by Nozawa Hisashi, starring Miho Nakayama and Takuya Kimura, and features music by Mariya Takeuchi (Theme song - Camouflage) and U2 (With or Without You).
  7. Nonchan Noriben

1999[edit]

  1. Heaven Cannot Wait (天国に一番近い男) - starring Ai Kato
  2. Kasoken no Onna (Investigator Mariko) - starring Yasuko Sawaguchi [1][permanent dead link]
  3. Forbidden Love (魔女の条件, Majo no Jōken) - starring Nanako Matsushima and Hideaki Takizawa
  4. Don't Be a Cry Baby (鬼の棲家) - starring Kyoko Fukada, Kelly Chen, Naohito Fujiki, and Mari Hoshino
  5. Ringu- Saishūshō-
  6. Out

2000s[edit]

2000[edit]

  1. Beautiful Life - starring Takuya Kimura, Takako Tokiwa, and Koyuki
  2. Food Fight - starring Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Kyoko Fukada, Rie Miyazawa, and Takuya Kimura
  3. The 6th Sayoko (六番目の小夜子) - starring Suzuki Anne, Chiaki Kuriyama, Takayuki Yamada, Ryo Katsuji, and Marika Matsumoto
  4. Renai Chudoku (恋愛中毒) - starring Hiroko Yakushimaru, Takeshi Kaga, Yasufumi Terawaki, and Maho Nonami
  5. Lawyer Mariko Sakono 3 - starring Keiko Saito, Masami Nagasawa, Kyōko Kishida, Kiriko Isono, Eriko Tamura, Kaori Momoi, and Kenichi Endō
  6. Cinderella Never Sleeps - starring Sachie Hara, Yumi Adachi, Takaya Kamikawa, Jinpachi Nezu, Kumiko Akiyoshi, and Kazuki Kitamura
  7. Manatsu no Merry Christmas (真夏のメリークリスマス) - starring Yutaka Takenouchi, Miki Nakatani, Ai Kato, Haruma Miura, and Reina Asami
  8. Friends (フレンズ) - starring Masatoshi Hamada, Emi Wakui, Yūko Takeuchi, and Sawa Suzuki
  9. Summer Snow - starring Tsuyoshi Domoto, Ryōko Hirosue, Tsubasa Imai, Ikewaki Chizuru, and Oguri Shun
  10. Aikotoba wa Yūki - starring Kōji Yakusho, Shingo Katori, Kyōka Suzuki, Akira Terao, Jun Kunimura, Kōichi Yamadera, and Zen Kajiwara
  11. Ikebukuro West Gate Park (池袋ウエストゲートパーク) - starring Tomoya Nagase, Ai Kato, Yamashita Tomohisa, Ken Watanabe, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Yōsuke Kubozuka, Shun Oguri, and Koyuki
  12. Nisennen no Koi - starring Nakayama Miho, Takeshi Kaneshiro

2001[edit]

  1. Ashita ga Arusa - starring Masatoshi Hamada, Izumi Inamori, Takashi Fujii, Shozo Endo and Naoki Tanaka, and Hitoshi Matsumoto
  2. Hero - starring Takuya Kimura, Takako Matsu, and Hiroshi Abe
  3. Mukodono! (ムコ殿/女婿大人) - starring Tomoya Nagase, Yūko Takeuchi Ryoko Shinohara, Anju Suzuki, Masaki Aiba, Koyuki, Ryunosuke Kamiki, and Shōsuke Tanihara
  4. Shotgun Marriage (できちゃった結婚) - starring Yutaka Takenouchi, Ryōko Hirosue, Yuriko Ishida, Hiroshi Abe, Nana Katase, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Sonny Chiba, and Yūsuke Santamaria
  5. Mukai Arata's Animal Diary: The Disaster of My Dog Rosinante (向井荒太の動物日記) - starring Tsuyoshi Domoto, Natsumi Abe, Maki Mizuno, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, and Masato Furuoya
  6. Kochira Dai San Shakaibu (ナショナル劇場:こちら第三社会部) - starring Masato Hagiwara, Ken Watanabe, Miki Sakai, Kenji Sakaguchi, Keiko Toda, Masaki Kyomoto, Yumi Asō, Shigeki Hosokawa, Aki Maeda, and Daiki Arioka
  7. Strawberry on the Shortcake (ストロベリー・オンザ・ショートケーキ) - starring Hideaki Takizawa, Kyoko Fukada, Yōsuke Kubozuka, and Rina Uchiyama
  8. The Files of Young Kindaichi (Series 3) (金田一少年の事件簿 thirdseason) - starring Matsumoto Jun, Suzuki Anne, Kazue Fukiishi, and Haruka Ayase
  9. Pure Soul (Pure Soul〜君が僕を忘れても〜) - starring Hiromi Nagasaku, Naoto Ogata, Shun Oguri, Masami Nagasawa, and Shigeru Muroi
  10. Good Combination (グッド☆コンビネーション) - starring Jun Toba, Ittoku Kishibe, Akiko Kinouchi, Yumi Adachi, and Yoshihiko Hakamada
  11. Kabachitare (カバチタレ) - starring Takako Tokiwa, Eri Fukatsu, Takanori Jinnai, Yamashita Tomohisa, Shinohara Ryoko, Karina Nose, and Satoshi Tsumabuki
  12. San nen B-gumi Kinpachi Sensei (Series 6) - starring Tetsuya Takeda, Aya Ueto, Mari Hoshino, Takahisa Masuda, and Shigeaki Kato

2002[edit]

  1. Artificial Beauty
  2. Gokusen (ごくせん) - starring Yukie Nakama, Oguri Shun, and Jun Matsumoto
  3. Season of the Sun (太陽の季節) - starring Hideaki Takizawa, Ikewaki Chizuru, Yoshinori Okada, Rio Matsumoto, Sousuke Takaoka, Marika Matsumoto, Shugo Oshinari, and Kota Yabu
  4. Sakura (さくら) - starring Shiho Takano, Hiromi Ōta, Asei Kobayashi, Miyoko Asada, and Masami Nagasawa
  5. Kids War 4: Zaken na yo (キッズ・ウォー4 〜ざけんなよ〜) - starring Akiko Ikuina, Yosuke Asari, Mao Inoue, Shota Saito, and Keita Saito
  6. Mama no Idenshi (ママの遺伝子) - starring Hiroko Yakushimaru, and Takaya Kamikawa
  7. Otosan (おとうさん) - starring Masakazu Tamura, Naoko Iijima, Miki Nakatani, Ryōko Hirosue, Kyoko Fukada, Shōsuke Tanihara, Takashi Tsukamoto, and Taichi Kokubun
  8. Leave It to the Nurses 4 (ナースのお仕事 4) - starring Arisa Mizuki, Naohito Fujiki, Yumi Adachi, Kazue Itoh, and Yuki Matsushita
  9. The Other Side of Midnight (真夜中は別の顔) - starring Asaka Seto, Kōji Kikkawa, Koyuki, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, and Tetsuji Tamayama and features music by Miki Imai (Theme song - Hohoemi no hito) and Maaya Sakamoto (Danieru)
  10. Lovely Complex - starring Takashi Sorimachi and Ryō
  11. Lunch no Joou (ランチの女王) - starring Yūko Takeuchi, Yōsuke Eguchi, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Yamashita Tomohisa, Takayuki Yamada, Eita, and Shinichi Tsutsumi
  12. The Long Love Letter - starring Takako Tokiwa, Yōsuke Kubozuka, Takayuki Yamada, Yamashita Tomohisa, and Ren Osugi
  13. Bara no Jujika (薔薇の十字架) - starring Hiroshi Mikami and Yūki Amami
  14. Wedding Planner (ウエディングプランナー) - starring Naoko Iijima, Yūsuke Santamaria, Yoshino Kimura, Hiroshi Abe, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Ayumi Ito, and Ryunosuke Kamiki
  15. Kisarazu Cat's Eye (木更津キャッツアイ) - starring Okada Junichi, Sakurai Sho, Okada Yoshinori, Sato Ryuta, and Tsukamoto Takashi

2003[edit]

  1. Egao no Hosoku (笑顔の法則) - starring Yūko Takeuchi and Abe Hiroshi
  2. Good Luck!! (グッドラック!!) - starring Kimura Takuya and Shibasaki Kou
  3. Koukou Kyoushi 2003 (高校教師 2003) - starring Ueto Aya and Fujiki Naohito
  4. Moto Kare (元カレ) - starring Ryōko Hirosue, Domoto Tsuyoshi, and Uchiyama Rina
  5. Kimi wa Petto (きみはペット) - starring Koyuki and Matsumoto Jun
  6. Boku dake no Madonna (僕だけのマドンナ) - starring Takizawa Hideaki and Hasegawa Kyoko
  7. Ōoku (大奥) - starring Miho Kanno, Yuko Asano, Ikewaki Chizuru, Yumi Adachi, Kazuki Kitamura, and Shingo Katsurayama
  8. The Eldest Boy and His Three Elder Sisters (末っ子長男姉三人) - starring Junichi Okada, Eri Fukatsu, Tomoyo Harada, Koyuki, Keiko Kishi, Ryo Katsuji, and Maaya Sakamoto
  9. Stand Up!! (スタンドアップ!!) - starring Ninomiya Kazunari, Yamashita Tomohisa, Oguri Shun, Narimiya Hiroki, and Suzuki Anne
  10. Innocence in Bloom (ハコイリムスメ!) - starring Naoko Iijima, Kyoko Fukada, Tetsuji Tamayama, Arata Furuta, and Kuranosuke Sasaki
  11. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン) - starring Miyuu Sawai, Rika Izumi, Keiko Kitagawa, Mew Azama, and Ayaka Komatsu
  12. Water Boys (ウォーターボーイズ) - starring Yamada Takayuki
  13. Young Father (やんパパ) – starring Goto Maki and Kato Ai
  14. Shiroi Kyotō(白い巨塔)- starring Toshiaki Karasawa and Yōsuke Eguchi
  15. Hotman (ホットマン, Hottoman)- starring Takashi Sorimachi, Akiko Yada, Manami Konishi & Nana Yamauchi

2004[edit]

  1. Ace wo Nerae! (エースをねらえ!) - starring Aya Ueto and Natsuki Kato
  2. Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World (Sekai no Chūshin de Ai wo Sakebu – 世界の中心で、愛をさけぶ) – starring Takayuki Yamada and Haruka Ayase
  3. Itoshi Kimi e (愛し君へ) – starring Miho Kanno, Naohito Fujiki, Misaki Ito, Hiroshi Tamaki, and Mirai Moriyama
  4. Summer with Grandpa (ジイジ〜孫といた夏) – starring Toshiyuki Nishida, Nana Eikura, Yūko Kotegawa, Motoki Ochiai, Yōko Ishino, and Hironobu Nomura
  5. Minami-kun no Koibito (南くんの恋人) – starring Ninomiya Kazunari, Kyoko Fukada, Mao Miyaji, and Seiichi Tanabe
  6. Tobosha (逃亡者) - starring Yōsuke Eguchi, Hiroshi Abe, Masami Nagasawa, Miki Mizuno, and Mieko Harada, and features music by Takako Matsu (Theme song - Toki no Fune)
  7. My Life After Her Death (彼女が死んじゃった) - starring Tomoya Nagase, Kyoko Fukada, Teruyuki Kagawa, Takanori Jinnai, Keiko Toda, Kaho, and Yoshino Kimura
  8. It was sudden, like a storm... (それは、突然、嵐のように…) - starring Makiko Esumi, Yamashita Tomohisa, Toshirō Yanagiba, Mao Miyaji, Tae Kimura, Takako Katou, and Haruka Ayase
  9. Home Drama (ホームドラマ!) - starring Tsuyoshi Domoto, Yūsuke Santamaria, Mao Inoue, Wakana Sakai, and Mahiru Konno
  10. Orange Days (オレンジデイズ) - starring Satoshi Tsumabuki, Kou Shibasaki, and Eita
  11. Pride (プライド) - starring Takuya Kimura and Yūko Takeuchi

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010s[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

Tokyo Alien Bros.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Che'Nelle to sing the theme song for drama 'Dear Sister'". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. October 7, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.