Gendai-geki (現代劇) is a genre of film and television or theater play in Japan.[1][2] Unlike the jidai-geki genre of period dramas, whose stories are set in the Edo period, gendai-geki stories are contemporary dramas set in the modern world.

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  1. ^ Thornton, S. A. (2015-03-26). The Japanese Period Film: A Critical Analysis. McFarland. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-7864-9216-9.
  2. ^ Osnes, Beth (2001). Acting: An International Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 119. ISBN 978-0-87436-795-9.