The Year in Review – 2015: Japanese Dramas that made waves during the year + Favorite dramatic scenes & performances! [ Spring Shows – Part 2/4]

Unpredictable, concise, exciting – these are some of the adjectives most often used to describe Japanese dramas.  I often smile when I read that someone who has left the J-dorama scene and went over to Korean dramas would exclaim that they have been “far removed” from such shows that they felt elated and happy to be back. On the other hand, those who left the scene (for good) would often complain about the lack of originality and the over-acting of most Japanese drama performers. I guess we have to follow what we like and never settle for anything less. 

Spring 2015 Japanese drama list is one filled with many notable (and otherwise) titles and the case of loving (or hating) as describe above continues.

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Kento Yamazaki leads the cast for latest version of Satomi Hakkenden! Baba Ryoma and Mahiro Takasugi also star!

Kento Yamazaki (who is already making waves in both movies and drama series) grabs the lead in the 2014 edition of the Satomi Hakkenden saga – considered as the “greatest samurai novel in Japan”.

He is to play Inuzuka Shino-Moritaka, previously portrayed by Hideaki Takizawa in the 2006 TBS broadcast version.

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