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.

1980s

1980

  1. Covert Journal of Yukihime's Journey (TBS)

1981

  1. Father's kitchen (おやじの台所) (TV Asahi)

1982

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

1983

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

1984

  1. Sanga Moyu, starring Matsumoto Hakuō II and Kenji Sawada. (NHK)

1985

  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

  1. Abunai Deka
  2. Sukeban Deka 3: Shōjo Ninpōjō Denki

1987

  1. Kamen Rider Black

1990s

1991

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

1992

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

1995

  1. Aishiteiru to Itte Kure (愛していると言ってくれ)

1996

  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

1997

  1. Bayside Shakedown (踊る大捜査線) - starring Yūji Oda.
  2. Glass Mask (Series 1) (ガラスの仮面) - starring Yumi Adachi, Megumi Matsumoto, Seiichi Tanabe, and Hinako Saeki
  3. Love Generation (ラブ ジェネレーション)

1998

  1. Glass Mask (Series 2) (ガラスの仮面2) - starring Yumi Adachi, Megumi Matsumoto, Seiichi Tanabe, and Hinako Saeki
  2. Great Teacher Onizuka - starring Takashi Sorimachi, Nanako Matsushima, Oguri Shun, and Yōsuke Kubozuka
  3. Shomuni, an office lady comedy starring Makiko Esumi
  4. 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).

1999

  1. Forbidden Love (魔女の条件, Majo no Jōken) - starring Nanako Matsushima and Hideaki Takizawa
  2. Ringu- Saishūshō-

2000s

2000

  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. Summer Snow - starring Tsuyoshi Domoto, Ryōko Hirosue, Tsubasa Imai, Ikewaki Chizuru, and Oguri Shun
  5. Aikotoba wa Yūki - starring Kōji Yakusho, Shingo Katori, Kyōka Suzuki, Akira Terao, Jun Kunimura, Kōichi Yamadera, and Zen Kajiwara
  6. 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
  7. Trick (トリック)- starring Yukie Nakama, Hiroshi Abe

2001

  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. 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
  4. 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
  5. San nen B-gumi Kinpachi Sensei (Series 6) - starring Tetsuya Takeda, Aya Ueto, Mari Hoshino, Takahisa Masuda, and Shigeaki Kato

2002

  1. Artificial Beauty
  2. 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)
  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. 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
  5. Sakura (さくら) - starring Shiho Takano, Hiromi Ōta, Asei Kobayashi, Miyoko Asada, and Masami Nagasawa
  6. The Long Love Letter - starring Takako Tokiwa, Yōsuke Kubozuka, Takayuki Yamada, Yamashita Tomohisa, and Ren Osugi
  7. 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
  8. Trick 2 (トリック2)- starring Yukie Nakama, Hiroshi Abe

2003

  1. Good Luck!! (グッドラック!!) - starring Kimura Takuya and Shibasaki Kou
  2. Kimi wa Petto (きみはペット) - starring Koyuki and Matsumoto Jun
  3. Boku dake no Madonna (僕だけのマドンナ) - starring Takizawa Hideaki and Hasegawa Kyoko
  4. Ōoku (大奥) - starring Miho Kanno, Yuko Asano, Ikewaki Chizuru, Yumi Adachi, Kazuki Kitamura, and Shingo Katsurayama
  5. Stand Up!! (スタンドアップ!!) - starring Ninomiya Kazunari, Yamashita Tomohisa, Oguri Shun, Narimiya Hiroki, and Suzuki Anne
  6. 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
  7. Water Boys (ウォーターボーイズ) - starring Yamada Takayuki
  8. Shiroi Kyotō(白い巨塔)- starring Toshiaki Karasawa and Yōsuke Eguchi
  9. Hotman (ホットマン, Hottoman)- starring Takashi Sorimachi, Akiko Yada, Manami Konishi & Nana Yamauchi
  10. Trick 3 (トリック3) - starring Yukie Nakama, Hiroshi Abe

2004

  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. Minami-kun no Koibito (南くんの恋人) – starring Ninomiya Kazunari, Kyoko Fukada, Mao Miyaji, and Seiichi Tanabe
  5. Orange Days (オレンジデイズ) - starring Satoshi Tsumabuki, Kou Shibasaki, and Eita
  6. Pride (プライド) - starring Takuya Kimura and Yūko Takeuchi

2005

Main article: 2005 Japanese television dramas

2006

Main article: 2006 Japanese television dramas

2007

Main article: 2007 Japanese television dramas

2008

Main article: 2008 Japanese television dramas

2009

Main article: 2009 Japanese television dramas

2010s

2010

Main article: 2010 Japanese television dramas

  1. Magerarenai Onna - starring Miho Kanno, Hiromi Nagasaku, Shosuke Tanihara and Mayumi Asaka
  2. Perfect Girl Evolution - starring Kazuya Kamenashi, Aya Ōmasa, Seishiro Kato and Ranko Kanbe
  3. Code Blue 2 - starring Tomohisa Yamashita, Yui Aragaki, Yosuke Asari and Erika Toda
  1. Asu no Hikari o Tsukame
  2. Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
  3. Mother

2011

Main article: 2011 Japanese television dramas

2012

Main article: 2012 Japanese television dramas

2013

Main article: 2013 Japanese television dramas

2014

  1. Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi
  2. Yowakutemo Katemasu
  3. Dear Sister[1]
  4. Water Polo Yankees
  5. Massan

2015

Main article: 2015 Japanese television dramas

2016

  1. Specialist, starring Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Natsuna Watanabe
  2. Never Let Me Go, starring Haruka Ayase, Haruma Miura, Asami Mizukawa
  3. Love Song, starring Masaharu Fukuyama, Sakura Fujiwara, Masaki Suda
  4. Kazoku no Katachi, starring Shingo Katori, Kiko Mizuhara, and Juri Ueno
  5. Love That Makes You Cry, starring Kasumi Arimura, Mitsuki Takahata, Takahiro Nishijima and Kentaro Sakaguchi
  1. House Selling Lady, starring Keiko Kitagawa, Tōru Nakamura and Yuko Araki
  2. Girl Who Takes Time, starring Yuina Kuroshima, Fuma Kikuchi and Ryoma Takeuchi
  3. Hope: Kitai Zero no Shinnyu Shain, starring Yuto Nakajima, Mizuki Yamamoto and Masaki Kaji
  4. And, There Were None
  5. Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto, starring Mirei Kiritani, Kento Yamazaki, Shohei Miura, and Shūhei Nomura

2017

  1. Tokyo Tarareba Musume
  1. Kounodori

2018

  1. Kuragehime
  2. Hana Nochi Hare ~HanaDan Next Season~
  3. City Hunter
  4. Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

2019

  1. Return of House Selling Lady - starring Keiko Kitagawa, Tōru Nakamura
  2. Good Wife - starring Takako Tokiwa, Kotaro Koizumi, Toshiaki Karasawa
  1. Voice 110 HQ - starring Toshiaki Karasawa, Yoko Maki
  1. Sherlock: Untold Stories - starring Dean Fujioka, Takanori Iwata, Kuranosuke Sasaki

2020s

2020

  1. Absolute Zero-Criminal Undercover Investigation (S4)
  1. Detective Novice - starring Kento Nakajima, Sho Hirano, Michiko Kichise, Yusuke Iseya, and Taizo Harada
  2. Hanzawa Naoki 2020 - starring Masato Sakai, Mitsuhiro Oikawa, Kento Kaku, Teruyuki Kagawa, Arata Furuta and Akira Emoto
  3. Suits Season 2 - starring Yuji Oda, Yuto Nakajima, Yuko Araki, Anne Nakamura, Shinya Kote, Honami Suzuki, and Kōtarō Yoshida

References

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