Japanese TV

by dnpian0 | created - 06 Oct 2019 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

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1. Boys Over Flowers (2005)

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Makino Tsukushi is an ordinary student at Eitoku Gakuen, a school for the ridiculously rich and privileged which is ruled by the Flower 4, or otherwise known as the F4, a group of four boys who come from extremely powerful families.

Stars: Mao Inoue, Jun Matsumoto, Shun Oguri, Shôta Matsuda

Votes: 2,940

2. 1 Litre of Tears (2005–2007)

48 min | Drama, Romance

The story of a 15-year-old high school student, Ikeuchi Aya, who soon discovers she has an incurable disease that affects the cerebellum of the brain. Aya lived her life to the fullest until her death at 25.

Stars: Erika Sawajiri, Ryô Nishikido, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Takanori Jinnai

Votes: 2,193

4. Yuuki (2006 TV Movie)

107 min | Drama

A drama about friendship that spans ages, this is based on a true story which chronicles the life of a man who died at the age of 23 after an illness that started with the partial collapse ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Yoshino | Stars: Kazue Fukiishi, Kazuya Kamenashi, Megumi, Shun Oguri

Votes: 67

6. Right Way of Playing with a Girl (2007 TV Movie)

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The story is about the secret game between two childhood friends. In that game, Kurokawa is a princess and her friend Mizushima is her servant. They promised to keep on playing the game until someone finds about it.

Director: Mayumi Kiuchi | Stars: Tomoka Kurokawa, Hiro Mizushima, Rina Ezawa, Gaku Hamada

Votes: 51

7. Shinkansen gâru (2007 TV Movie)


The films tells a story about Shinkansen train attendants and their everyday lives and duties. Although their job is demanding and often hard they find a lot of satisfaction in it.

Director: Gô Shichitaka | Star: Sakura

8. Dansou no reijin (2008 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Director: Meiji Fujita | Stars: Meisa Kuroki, Miki Maya, Yûki Yagi, Jiro Dan

Votes: 8

9. Butterfly at the Ganges River (2007 TV Movie)


Teruko, a third year university student, comes across as a forthright and sunny girl but is in truth a rather timid person. She's also the sort who easily gets carried away and does things ... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Lee | Stars: Renji Ishibashi, Masami Nagasawa, Takashi Tsukamoto

Votes: 342

10. Dark Tales of Japan (2004 TV Movie)

92 min | Horror

Dark Tales of Japan is a collection of five short horror films that are directed by five notable Japanese film directors.

Directors: Yoshihiro Nakamura, Masayuki Ochiai, Takashi Shimizu, Kôji Shiraishi, Norio Tsuruta | Stars: Kayoko Shiraishi, Shôzô Endô, Yoshinori Okada, Kanako Fukaura

Votes: 475

11. The Last Promise (2010 TV Movie)

130 min | Drama

Saigo no Yakusoku (The Last Promise) is a suspense drama about five men working in or for a company that is hijacked by terrorists. Satoshi Ohno plays a janitor who cleans the offices ... See full summary »

Director: Yûichi Satô | Stars: Satoshi Ohno, Masaki Aiba, Shô Sakurai, Kazunari Ninomiya

Votes: 118

13. 6 Jikango ni kimi wa shinu (2008 TV Movie)

114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

"You will die six hours later." Keishi, a youth who proclaims himself a seer, suddenly says this to Mio, who is walking along the streets of Shibuya. At first, Mio scoffs at it as nonsense ... See full summary »

Directors: Kazuya Konaka, Kazuaki Takano | Stars: Jûdai Ikeshita, Takeshi Katô, Yôko Maki, Eiko Nashizawa

Votes: 13

14. Threads of Our Hearts (2010 TV Movie)

68 min | Drama, Family, Music

"Kokoro no Ito" tells the story of a deaf woman (Matsuyuki) who has raised her son (Kamiki) with hopes of him becoming a top-class pianist. The son is burdened by her high expectations, but then he learns about her past.

Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Shôta Sometani, Mitsuki Tanimura, Yasuko Matsuyuki

Votes: 17

17. Hebi no Hito (2010 TV Movie)


One morning, Sanbe Youko comes to work and learns that department manager Ito has committed suicide and section manager Imanishi is missing. Furthermore, Imanishi is suspected of ... See full summary »

Director: Jun'ichi Mori | Stars: Eri Fuse, Gekidan Hitori, Mako Ishino, Itsuji Itao

Votes: 14

18. Ranma ½ (2011 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Romance

Ranma, who suffers from a curse that turns him into a girl whenever he is splashed with cold water. In order to remove the curse and inherit a dojo, Ranma seeks out a secret hot spring, but he encounters a mysterious enemy.

Director: Ryo Nishimura | Stars: Yui Aragaki, Kento Kaku, Natsuna, Arata Furuta

Votes: 273

19. Sutekina kakushi dori -kanzen muketsu no concierge- (2011 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy

A comedy about a concierge at a plush hotel who deals with a series of unusual guests.

Director: Kôki Mitani | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Kazuyuki Aijima, Kazuyuki Asano, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 79

21. The Young Black Jack (2011 TV Movie)


The drama will be an original story about the past of the brilliant mercenary doctor Black Jack, during his days as a medical student.

Director: Kentarô Ohtani | Stars: Masaki Okada, Riisa Naka, Haru, Roi Hayashi

Votes: 50

24. Kaze no shounen: Ozaki Yutaka Towa no densetsu (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary, Drama

A documentation of a real-life musician Ozaki Yutaka.

Director: Takashi Fujio | Stars: Hiroki Narimiya, Satomi Tezuka, Masahiro Takashima, Takashi Naitô

Votes: 8

28. Double Face: Sen'nyû sôsa hen (2012 TV Movie)


A Japanese made-for-TV remake of Hong Kong crime thriller Infernal Affairs (2002).

Director: Eiichirô Hasumi | Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Teruyuki Kagawa, Emi Wakui, Yû Aoi

Votes: 68

31. Hana no kusari (2013 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

The story is about three women who all live in the same countryside town but who never interact with one another even though they are all tied by the same tragedy. While newly-unemployed ... See full summary »

Director: Isamu Nakae | Stars: Nao Matsushita, Erika Toda, Miki Nakatani, Jun Kaname

Votes: 21

32. Family Complex (2012 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy

Yamamura Shuji runs staffing "Family Romance Company" - a company that rents out people to act like their client's family members for occasions like weddings, funerals and meeting with ... See full summary »

Director: Mitsuru Kubota | Stars: Hiroshi Tamaki, Rena Tanaka, Kazue Fukiishi, Izumi Yamaguchi

Votes: 8

33. Short Cut (2011 TV Movie)

112 min | Comedy

After 10 years of marriage, a couple finds itself walking on a small path in the mountain. Allowing them to discover one another.

Director: Kôki Mitani | Stars: Kiichi Nakai, Kyôka Suzuki, Zen Kajihara

Votes: 26

34. Kamen Rider G (2009 TV Short)

16 min | Short, Action

Kamen Rider G was a television special featured on Japanese boy band SMAP's television show SmaSTATION on January 31, 2009. Produced in association with Toei Company, TV Asahi, and Ishimori... See full summary »

Director: Naoki Tamura | Stars: Gorô Inagaki, Yumiko Shaku, Yusuke Kamiji, Show Aikawa

Votes: 29

35. Murder on the Orient Express (2015– )

280 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Japanese adaption of Agatha Christie's famous whodunit "Murder on the Orient Express".

Stars: Mansai Nomura, Sayaka Aoki, Sumiko Fuji, Takahiro Fujimoto

Votes: 155

36. The Eternal Zero (2015– )

361 min | Drama, Mystery, War

The story of Saeki Kentaro, who continues to fail the National Bar Examinations and lose sight of the goal of his life, and his old sister Keiko, who is a freelance writer looking up their ... See full summary »

Stars: Osamu Mukai, Mikako Tabe, Kenta Kiritani, Ryôko Hirosue

Votes: 40

38. Kôhaku ga umareta hi (2015 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama

This drama focuses on the story of how NHK's famous New Year's Eve program "Kohaku Uta Gassen" came about in 1945, when the country was under General Headquarters. It depicts sweat and ... See full summary »

Director: Kentaro Horikirizono | Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Tamiyasu Chô, Fumina Hara, Tsubasa Honda

Votes: 9

39. Airport 2013 (2013 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy

An airplane lands due to bad weather. A family, who rode on that airplane, goes through various troubles and it gets worse.

Director: Kôki Mitani | Stars: Sayaka Aoki, Toshiki Ayata, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Anna Ishibashi

Votes: 371

40. Stranger: bakemono ga jiken wo abaku (2016 TV Movie)

130 min | Mystery

A doctor loses his family and tries to commit suicide, only to be saved by a female vampire and turned into one himself.

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Mika Aihara, Yasunori Danta, Masato Hagiwara, Shingo Katori

Votes: 18

44. The Ice Ruts (2016 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama

Mayu Daimon (Ko Shibasaki) is a rookie detective. There are secrets about her birth. In Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, two old men's bodies are found in a row. Their deaths seem unrelated, but ... See full summary »

Director: Tomoyuki Takimoto | Stars: Tatsu Kaneko, Ittoku Kishibe, Nobuko Miyamoto, Toshie Negishi

Votes: 24