7 Late Night J-Dramas That Raise The Bar — 7 Comments

  1. Thank you for introducing these dramas, I will definitely have a look at them.
    I really liked the first 2 seasons of 深夜食堂 (Shinya Shokudo) and I did not know there is a 3rd one as well. Now I know what to watch next.
    There is even a movie which was released in January (“Master” is still played by Kobayashi Kaoru).

  2. I haven’t seen any of these yet, but I’ll make sure to watch the one with Eita :3

    I really liked both seasons of Switch Girl. (If only just for the super adorable Mizuki Nana song that’s part of the soundtrack)

  3. Thank you so much for this awesome list. I didn’t know many dramas when I discovered your list and started Shinya Shokudo, which quickly became my favourite drama.
    Then I watched Kodoku no Gurume and No Con Kid which did not cease to surprise me, can’t wait to watch the rest of the list!

    Maybe it is not “late” enough, but another drama that I could see on this list is 時効警察 Jikou Keisatsu, I absolutely loved it!

  4. 孤独のグルメ is easily the most addictive J show I’ve ever seen–I binge-watched the first two seasons within 24 hours. リバースエッジ 大川端探偵社 was a bit of an acquired taste for me, but I got completely sucked in after about 3 episodes and loved it. Thanks for the great recommendations!

  5. Recently become addicted to these kind of dramas after watching High&Low (which originally aired at 1am). They’re different but good! Absolutely adore the High&Low franchise and made me check out all the other late night show the original company put out – Sugarless, Rokudenashi Blues, Prince of Legend. They’re not amazing shows but they’re really enjoyable and made me laugh quite a bit.

    The Garo franchise also comes to mind as a late night show – I’m only on the 2nd series but I really love it as well. Though I think half the reason it was put on so late at night is because of the nudity…

    Will have to check out some of these other ones on this list :)

    • Interesting thing is that if it’s aired that late at night they usually don’t air with subtitles. Sometimes the DVD’s have them (Sugarless and Rokudenashi Blues did) but usually they don’t have them at all. So if you’re like me and usually watch with subtitles, these types of shows are excellent practice for watching without subs.

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