Finally Taking the Japanese Drama Plunge

Lately I have been practicing more Japanese and will be making more updates on my progress in Japanese this year in the form of Japanese only posts, reviews of Japanese study resources and I am actively seeking a Japanese friend in Japan that hopefully I will correspond with for more than a few weeks like all the others I have had. While reading posts from various blogs and looking into various ways to stay inspired while studying I decided to start watching Japanese dramas.

my-boss-my-heroI started out watching My Boss My Hero

….need to hear more Japanese…

I am not completely new to Japanese Dramas as I have scanned through a few in the past but now I will be watching a few series completely from start to finish with the aim of getting used to hearing Japanese being spoken more. I’ve found that through my practicing and writing Japanese my main obstacle is not having the opportunity to hear natural Japanese being spoken much and while anime watching is cool and I do a lot of that I am aware that only listening and learning from Japanese spoken in anime is not such a good idea.

innocent-love-japaneseInnocent love is next on the “to watch list”

I welcome your J-Drama recommendations

I’ve started watching  “My Boss My Hero” (hilarious!) and through requests via twitter and other mediums for names of hopefully subtitled J-Drama I have so far compiled a list of shows I’m considering watching and them will eventually review. Are you a fan of or have experience watching Japanese Dramas? Please suggest a few by leaving the name in a comment below or contact me directly.

Suggestions so far (updated Jan-7-09)

  • Innocent Love
  • Nobuta wo Produce
  • Great Teacher Onizuka
  • Taiyo to Umi no Kyoshitsu
  • 1 Litre of Tears
  • Koizora
  • Stand Up!!
  • Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
  • Akihabara@DEEP
  • Ryuusei no Kizuna
  • Bloody Monday
  • Kaze no Garden
  • Remote
  • Liar Game
  • One Missed Call
  • The Ring
  • Battle Royale
  • Nodame Cantabile
  • Boku wa Imouto Ni Koi wo Suru
  • Tada Kimi wo Aishiteru
  • Tokyo Boy
  • Kurosagi
  • Absolute Boyfriend
  • Last Friends
  • Satorare
  • Trick
  • Mop Girl
  • Crying Out Love
  • Center of the World
  • Kikujiro
  • Danishi Man
  • Okane ga nai
  • Odorudaisosasen
  • Nodame Kantabire