Need a break from Japanese textbooks and vocabulary flashcards? One nice thing about Japanese dramas? Well, you can learn Japanese from TV shows! In fact, I highly recommend including Japanese TV shows as part of your language learning routine. All work and no play makes language learning dull. But, if you want to really learn something from Japanese dramas, you have to learn how to use your TV time effectively.
10 Japanese Dramas To Binge On Netflix - Savvy Tokyo
Japanese dramas are kicking off with some quality entertainment in , with multiple new dramas hitting the Japanese television channels. With so many to choose from it can be tough to know where to start, so here's eight of our faves that are kicking off the new year with a dramatic bang! Fukada Kyoko stars as the lead in this romantic comedy meets drama. She plays a year-old teacher whose life hasn't gone smoothly since her teen years when she failed to enter a prestigious university. Having a hard time with finding love and her work, she suddenly has three men appear in her life, played by Yokohama Ryusei , Nagayama Kento and Nakamura Tomoya. An adaptation of the film by the same name, this drama stars Nomura Shuhei and Sakurai Hinako as the leads, Takuma and Mayu who are childhood friends.
5 Japanese Dramas That Will Improve Your Language Skills
Is watching Japanese drama a magic pill that will make you fluent? Probably not. It will absolutely help your non-native ears become acclimated to the natural rhythm and pitch of Japanese. Not only that, but many Japanese shows include subtitles in Japanese that you can find online.
All major TV networks in Japan produce a variety of drama series including romance , comedy , detective stories, horror , jidaigeki , thriller , and many others. Single episode, or "tanpatsu" dramas that are usually two hours in length are also broadcast. For special occasions, there may be a one or two-episode drama with a specific theme, such as one produced in for the year anniversary of the end of World War II. Japanese drama series are broadcast in three-month seasons: winter January—March , spring April—June , summer July—September , and autumn or fall October—December. Some series may start in another month though it may still be counted as a series of a specific season.