Best new Japanese TV Shows (2017 list - TV & Netflix)

‘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.
The Vore's TV staff selects the top best Japanese TV series of 2017 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Yasuharu Ishii, Hiroaki Matsuyama & TBS Television Japan's best creators?

Japanese TV series2017
Popular actorsTakuya Kimura, Kyôka Suzuki & Kazue Fukiishi
Trending TV SeriesKarei naru ichizoku, Liar Game & Change

2017 releases - most anticipated Japanese TV series to watch

Best Japanese TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

Best Japanese TV series out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

    Karei-naru ichizoku (Sunday January 14, 2007)

    Karei-naru ichizoku tv poster Creator

    Takuya Kimura
    Kyôka Suzuk
    Kazue Fukiishi

    A close-up of the power struggles within the very rich Manpyo family....Read more

    Liar Game (Saturday April 14, 2007)

    Liar Game tv poster Creator
    Hiroaki Matsuyama
    Erika Toda
    Shôta Matsuda
    Michiko Kichise

    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....Read more

    Change (Monday May 12, 2008)

    Change tv poster Creator
    Hiroyuki Goto, Kazuyuki Shimizu
    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....Read more

    Hana yori dango (Friday October 21, 2005)

    Hana yori dango tv poster Creator
    Yasuharu Ishii
    Mao Inoue
    Jun Matsumoto
    Shun Oguri

    Hana yori dango ('Boys over Flowers') follows Makino, who is repelled by her superficial classmates during high school....Read more

    Tiger & Dragon (Sunday January 9, 2005)

    Tiger & Dragon tv poster Creator
    TBS Television
    Gen Hoshino
    Jun'ichi Kômoto
    Arata Furuta

    The paths of a debt-collector and a comedian cross through a gril named Megumi....Read more

Japan country statistics

Country popularity
Country ranking#7
Familiar facesTakuya Kimura, Kyôka Suzuki & Kazue Fukiishi
Trending showsKarei naru ichizoku, Liar Game & Change
Amount of country shows per year from 2010 to 2017

28 Japanese TV series scheduled for release this year.

A decline in the production of Japanese films is taking place. From 304 tv shows in 2010 down to 171 in 171 in 2016. It' still an impressive number. The majority of the shows released are Anime or animation.