Best new Japanese TV Shows in 2024 & 2023 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & TV List)



List of the latest Japanese TV series in 2024 on tv and the best Japanese TV series of 2023 & the 2010's. Top Japanese TV series to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ & other Streaming services, out on DVD/Blu-ray or on tv right now.

New Japanese TV series in 2024

Top series up for release in 2024


  • House of Ninjas

    CREATOR: Dave Boyle
    CAST: Kento Kaku, Yosuke Eguchi & Tae Kimura
    The Tawara family is unique in that they are the last remaining of a ninja clan. Due to an incident in their past, the old ways of the ninja have been shed from their family. But they may have to face this history when faced with the greatest of disasters in Japan. With a national crisis looming, the Tawara family will have to rise to the occasion. Directed by Dave Boyle with a story by Takafumi Imai, Kento Kaku, and Yoshiaki Murao, this Japanese drama series stars the talents of Kento Kaku, Yôsuke Eguchi, Tae Kimura, Kengo Kôra, Aju Makita, and Nobuko Miyamoto. Watch the trailer of House of Ninjas

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  • Uzumaki

    CAST: Uki Satake, Shin-ichiro Miki & Mariya Ise
    Legendary horror artist Junji Ito has his most popular work of terror adapted into an anime series. Based on his manga of the same title, Uzumaki explores the eerie discoveries of a town plagued by spirals. It seems that everywhere you look, there’s a spiral in something, from the hair of people to the clouds in the sky. But is there something more sinister that lies under the surface? The swirls soon turn deadly and the town finds itself faced with a series of weird tortures and murders that befoul the community. Depicted in stark black and white, this animated series comes from director Hiroshi Nagahama (Detroit Metal City) and screenwriter Aki Itami (Fly Me to Minami). Watch the trailer of Uzumaki

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  • Shogun

    CREATOR: Justin Marks
    CAST: Cosmo Jarvis, Hiroyuki Sanada & Anna Sawai
    1600s Japan was a time of major conflict. Pilot Major John Blackthorne ends up thrust into this conflict when his European ship is marooned close to a fishing village. Taken in by Lord Yoshii Toranaga, he learns more about the way of Japan and has his perspective on the world forever changed. This historical epic loaded with action and drama comes from the novel of the same title by James Clavell and was adapted for television by Rachel Kondo. the cast includes the talents of Cosmo Jarvis (Persuasion), Hiroyuki Sanada (Westworld, Hawkeye), Anna Sawai (Pachinko), Tadanobu Asano (Mortal Kombat, Midway), Fumi Nikaido (In This Corner of the World), Tokuma Nishioka, Takehiro Hira, Shinnosuke Abe, and Ako. Read more

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Best Japanese TV series on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ or DVD in 2024

2023, 2022, 2021, 2020 & the 2010's best rated Japanese TV series out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime & Hulu).
  • The Makanai

    CREATOR: Hirokazu Kore-eda
    CAST: Nana Mori, Natsuki Deguchi & Aju Makita
    Kiyo intends to learn everything about being a Makanai when she comes to live with a collective of geishas. Under the guidance of master geishas, the apprentices, referred to as Maikos, soon learn the joys and challenges of being a woman who cares for a home in more ways than one. Namely, Kiyo takes a great interest in cooking for this role. Little joys and heartfelt drama follow in this Japanese slice-of-life series that takes a tender and emotional approach to the world of geishas and cooking. Based on the manga by Aiko Koyama, the series stars Harrison Xu, Keisuke Hoashi, Mayu Matsuoka, and Ai Hashimoto. Watch the trailer of The Makanai

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  • Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre

    Junji Ito, the master Japanese horror known for such illustrations as the graphic novel Uzumaki, helms his anthology of terrifying tales of the supernatural, paranormal, and unknown. Portrayed in Ito’s trademark scary drawing style, these tales contain some of the most surreal stories brimming with death and dread with grotesque imagery and disturbing contemplations on the human mind and body. Directed by Shinobu Tagashira and written by Kaoru Sawada, this horror anthology features the voices of Romi Park, Tomoko Kaneda, Yûki Kaji, Takahiro Sakurai, Yoshimasa Hosoya, and Hiro Shimono. Watch the trailer of Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre

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  • The Journalist

    CAST: Ryoko Yonekura, Go Ayano & Ryusei Yokohama
    The Korean-Japanese reporter Anna Matsuda is highly regarded for her journalistic work at the Toto Newspaper. She aims to get the truth out of anything she covers, earning her a highly-regarded reputation. She may be facing her toughest job yet when she starts digging deep into the darkest corruptions that lurk within modern Japanese society. Based on the movie of the same title, this political thriller series stars Ren Hanami, Ryôko Yonekura, and Johanna Yukiko Haneda. Watch the trailer of The Journalist

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  • Chainsaw Man

    CREATOR: Tatsuki Fujimoto
    CAST: Kikunosuke Toya, Tomori Kusunoki & Shogo Sakata
    Based on the Japanese manga created by Tatsuki Fujimoto, this anime follows the life of the down-on-his-luck Denji. He recently lost his father and finds himself struggling to pay off a heavy debt. He’s only saved from the beatings of yakuza and dealing with dangerous jobs by Pochita, a Devil dog. When Pochita sacrifices himself for Denji, the human becomes a hybrid-demon with the power of chainsaws. This dark and violent urban fantasy comes from directors Ryū Nakayama and Makoto Nakazono. Watch the trailer of Chainsaw Man

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  • Shogun

    Based on James Clavell’s most acclaimed of novel, previously adapted into a miniseries, Shogun takes place in feudal Japan where the west collides with the east. John Blackthorne is an English sailor who finds himself shipwrecked off the Japanese coast. Unfamiliar with the land, he soon comes to know the strict daimyo of Lord Toranaga and the dedicated Lady Mariko who hopes to prove her worth. It is a stirring an exciting tale of an aging Japan ripe with political strife and questioning of culture. Watch the trailer of Shogun

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  • Shaman King

    CREATOR: Hiroyuki Takei
    CAST: Katsuyuki Konishi, Minami Takayama & Yōko Hikasa
    As the second animated adaptation of the manga by Hiroyuki Takei, Shaman King follows the adventures of Yoh Asakura seeking to prove his worth as a shaman. If he masters such skills, he will become powerful enough to win the Shaman Fight and become the greatly revered Shaman King. But the battle itself is only held once every 500 years by the most powerful of shamans, making Yoh’s journey to the top one of the toughest challenges of his entire life. Watch the trailer of Shaman King

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  • Jujutsu Kaisen

    CREATOR: Gege Akutami
    Based on the manga series by Gege Akutami, the dark anime series follows the highschooler Yūji Itadori as he attends the Occult Club of his school. After the death of his grandfather, Yūji finds himself and his club thrown into a world of dark magic and curses. He’ll meet the sorcerer Megumi Fushiguro and the evil spirit of Sukuna. Packed with fantasy and horror, Jujutsu Kaisen is an action-packed series of paranormal thrills and grotesque monsters. Watch the trailer of Jujutsu Kaisen

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  • Uzumaki

    CREATOR: Hiroshi Nagahama
    CAST: Uki Satake, &
    The citizens of Kurōzu-cho occupy an eerie city of supernatural forces. Spirals are seen all around the city that signal a horrific curse is in the air. Teenager Kirie Goshima and her boyfriend Shuichi Saito soon discover the power of the spiral that begin to affect every resident. Kirie becomes aware of how her hair seems to curl and spiral which drains her life and hypnotizes others. Any attempt to cut her hair results in it trying to strangle her. The curse becomes even more troubling when natural disasters threaten the Kurōzu-cho. Based on the iconic Japanese dark fantasy graphic novel series by Junji Ito. Watch the trailer of Uzumaki

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  • ID: INVADED

    CAST: Kenjirou Tsuda, Yoshimasa Hosoya & M·A·O
    In an alternative future, investigators now have the ability to tap directly into the psyche of killers and witness their unconscious. Sakaido is one such detective who specializes in tapping into the minds of serial killers. Though seemingly unemotional on the job, he hides a dark secret of a tragic past of murder and revenge, as well as another life he had left behind. His methods are also questionable as the killers he seek often commit suicide. Watch the trailer of ID: INVADED

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  • Kengan Ashura

    CAST: Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Chô, Junya Enoki
    Tokita Ohma is the ultimate underground warrior who does battle for the mogul Nogi Hideki. As Nogi arranges big money deals on these matches, Tokita delivers the blows that’ll win in these literal fights for corporate rights known as Kengan Matches. Kazuo Yamashita, a middle-aged salaryman, soon learns all about this world of underground fights that decide the fate of businesses as he becomes the manager of Tokita in this intense anime based on the manga. Watch the trailer of Kengan Ashura

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  • Vinland Saga

    CREATOR: Shuuhei Yabuta
    CAST: Naoya Uchida, Hiroki Yasumoto, Yûto Uemura, Kenshô Ono
    Thorfinn, son of the viking's greatest warriors of the 11th century, had his whole family murdered and his land ravaged by mercenary leader Askeladd. The vikings then raised Thorfinn to grow up as a strong and terrifying warrior of fierce strength and fury. Now out for revenge, Thorfinn finds himself challenging Askeladd to a duel and ends up in a plot involving the next King of England in this action-packed anime based on the manga. Watch the trailer of Vinland Saga

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  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

    CREATOR: Gotōge Koyoharu
    CAST: Natsuki Hanae, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka & Akari Kito
    Though the kind-hearted and intelligent Tanjirō Kamado is a young boy, he must become a man rather quickly when a demon slaughters his entire family with the exception of his sister Nezuko. Tanjirō takes on the role of a demon slayer, being trained by the experienced slayer Giyu Tomioka. Driven by more than revenge, Tanjirō seeks a means of removing the curse that has transformed his sister into a demon. Based on the best-selling manga by Koyoharu Gotōge and animated by Studio Ufotable, this Japanese animated series features bold animation and fantasy action. Watch the trailer of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

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  • The Promised Neverland

    CREATOR: Kaiu Shirai
    CAST: Sumire Morohoshi, Mariya Ise & Lynn
    The TV Show based on Japanese manga series written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. The series is about a group of orphaned children who try to escape from a farm. Watch the trailer of The Promised Neverland

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  • B: The Beginning

    CREATOR: Katsuya Ishida
    CAST: Asami Seto, Hiroaki Hirata & Yuki Kaji
    A 2018 Japanese Netflix show that premiered worldwide in march 2018. A highly technologically advanced world is swept by crime, and in particular by a serial killer called Killer B. Watch the trailer of B: The Beginning

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  • Mob Psycho 100

    CREATOR: N/A
    CAST: 濱田 龍臣, Kazuki Namioka & Yuki Yoda
    This very popular Japanese comic book is yet again brought to live. It's about a young kid, Mob, who uses his psychic abilities to fight of evil entities. Watch the trailer of Mob Psycho 100

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  • Miss Sherlock

    CREATOR: N/A
    CAST: Yuko Takeuchi, Shihori Kanjiya & Kenichi Takito
    Miss Sherlock is the Japanese take on the old detective story by Conan O'Doyle. However, in this version, both the role of Watson and Sherlock are played by woman.... Watch the trailer of Miss Sherlock

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  • Karei-naru ichizoku

    CREATOR: N/A
    CAST: Takuya Kimura, Kyôka Suzuki, Kazue Fukiishi, Kyoko Hasegawa
    A close-up of the power struggles within the very rich Manpyo family. RATING: 81/100

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  • Tiger & Dragon

    CREATOR: TBS Television
    CAST: Tomoya Nagase, Junichi Okada & Yu Aoi
    The paths of a debt-collector and a comedian cross through a gril named Megumi. RATING: 84/100

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  • Hana yori dango

    CREATOR: Yasuharu Ishii
    CAST: Mao Inoue, Jun Matsumoto & Shun Oguri
    Hana yori dango ('Boys over Flowers') follows Makino, who is repelled by her superficial classmates during high school. RATING: 83/100

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  • Change

    CREATOR: Hiroyuki Goto, Kazuyuki Shimizu
    CAST: Takuya Kimura, Eri Fukatsu, Akira Terao
    A simple school teacher - with no particular interest in politics - becomes the Prime Minister within a few seconds. Talk about change! Fun and interesting show. RATING: 78/100

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  • Liar Game

    CREATOR: Hiroaki Matsuyama
    CAST: Su-yeon Cha, Jin-ho Choi, Hyo-Seob Eom, Jae-yoon Jo
    A manga series about a girl who is dragged into 'The Liar Game Tournament', a real-life game in wich participants have cheat and lie to win other participants' money. RATING: 84/100

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  • Ao No Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen

    CREATOR: N/A
    CAST: Nobuhiko Okamoto, Rina Satô, Bryce Papenbrook
    The animated series depicts a group of boys who are after the thief who has stolen the eye of the demon and taken a child hostage; the investigation takes the group to... RATING: 82/100

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  • A Life: Itoshiki Hito

    CREATOR: N/A
    CAST: Takuya Kimura, Yuko Takeuchi & Kenichi Matsuyama
    One of the few Japanese shows coming out that is not animated. A Medical drama. RATING: 69/100

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  • Violet Evergarden

    CREATOR: N/A
    CAST: Yui Ishikawa, Kouki Uchiyama & Aya Endo
    The Japanese Animation sensation Violet Ever Garden hits Netflix in 2018. When Violet comes back from the war she needs a job, and at her job writing letters she... Read more

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‘J Drama’ isn’t a genre for everyone. It’s soapy, kitschy, to say the least, just like its South-Korean counterpart. Still, a fun pool to dive into if you’re in for something else. Below you’ll find our selection of the best Japanese television series.