Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Romantic Comedy J-drama: High School Category

Romantic Comedy J-drama: High School Category

Moshi-moshi. Most of my friend like Korean drama than Japanese drama. A few year ago, I also one of them. I never try to like other drama when my brain always told me to stand what I like. That why, I also thought that Korea is the best country in making drama. One day,my aunt told me to try this drama. Hana Yori Dango. Just in one day, I had finish watch the drama. I start to Google more about Japanese drama. That time I realize that Japanese drama more interesting that Korean Drama. I think our country should look after Japanese drama too. Watching Korean drama sometime make me want to cry. But watching Japanese drama, I can’t stand from laughLaugh is better than cry, Ok?

Why Japanese drama more interesting than Korean drama?
  • The actor more interesting.
  • Their acting look more interesting. The female actor don't mine make ugly face to look funny.
  • Funny. When the actor like to someone, their face and action had told everything.
  • High School Romantic Comedy is the most interesting genre for Japanese Drama
  • Out of the box. Somethings that we can't imagine. Sometime about gay. It's funny by looking their expression.
  • Without any shy. For a guy to kiss other guy? Japanese drama already show it.
  • Many interesting scene been show.
  • Full of moral value.
  • The song and effect more interesting.
  • Conflict to slow down the drama? How annoying way to make the female actor cry all the time. Just straight to the point!
  • We get the "spirit" and alive in our life once we go through their story
  • Unexpectable, for me,I can predict what will happen next in Korean drama but for Japanese? no!

Types Of Favourite J-Drama

  • Romantic Comedy
  • Based on Mangga/Comics
  • For teenager
  • Funny
  • High School Drama
  • Actress: Flower Boy
  • Female actor: Undetectable

  • Hana Kimi

Based on a popular comic, this hilarious comedy follows the chaos, troubles and friendship at a boys’ boarding school after a girl-disguising-a-boy joins. Ashiya Mizuki has just come back to Japan from California where she was raised. She fell in love with Sano Izumi, a hopeful high jump hero, who has quit after an accident. As she wants him to go back to the sport once again, she enters the same high school as a boy! With a short hair, flattened chest and lowered voice, she starts sharing the same room with Sano. --Fuji Creative

This is an extremely campy drama.  The serious parts bore me at times, because I have a very short attention span.  However, the absurd characters and events that take place are hilarious.  Nakatsu spends half the time trying to make sure he is not a homo because he has feelings for Mizuki and the other half swooning over Mizuki's cuteness, which I have to say is my favorite part.

  • Hana Yori Dango

Makino Tsukushi is the only poor student at Eitoku Gakuen, the school of the ridiculously rich and privileged that is ruled by Flower 4 or F4, a group of four boys who come from extremely powerful families: Domyoji Tsukasa, the leader and heir of the Domyoji World Finance Group; Hanazawa Rui, the introverted son of a large company; Nishikado Sojiro, a player who is the heir of a tea ceremony school; and Mimasaka Akira, a madam killer with ties to the underground. If a student gets on the F4’s bad side, he/she gets a red notice and is bullied and driven out of school.  Makino hopes to pass her days quietly-- without drawing any attention to herself-- but one day, she stands up to Domyoji in defense of her friend. The next day, Makino gets the dreaded red notice. Even though she is harassed, Makino decides to keep going to school because she is a "tough weed". She declares war right back on the F4. Her resolve gets the attention of her crush Hanazawa Rui and oddly enough, rouses romantic feelings in her worst enemy, Domyoji Tsukasa.  The series is based on the Japanese shoujo manga "Hana Yori Dango" (Boys Before Flowers) by Kamio Yoko.

-This is one of the series I insist people watch.  I've loved every season and movie related to this drama.  Unlike some comedies that bore me to tears anytime they try to make things serious, this one keeps my attention (and is actually interesting half of the time).  This series has an amazing cast.  I've bought the box set of the first season because I love this one so much.   

  • Lovely Complex [movie]

Risa (Ema Fujisawa), a tall Japanese girl, gets rejected by a boy because she is taller than him. Otani (Teppei Koike), a short Japanese guy, gets rejected by a girl because he is shorter than her. Obviously these two would make the oddest of couples and would never be a good match for each other right? Well love doesn’t always follow such logic as Love Complex shows.

High School Debut [movie]

Haruna Nagashima (Ito Ono) devoted herself to softball while in middle school. Now that she is in high school, Haruna believes its time find a boyfriend. Unfortunately for Haruna, she didn't pay attention to trends and is now clueless on how to attract a boy. Through a fortuitous event, Haruna encounters popular upperclassman You Komiyama (Junpei Mizobata) Haruna asks You to teach her how to become attractive to boys. You agrees but with one catch. She can't fall in love with him ...

The Tales Of Yamada
Taro Yamada, a freshman on a scholarship at Ichinomiya Private Senior High School, is high-achieving, strikingly handsome, and truly athletic and seems perfect. But he is actually extremely poor. The story humorously portrays Taro, who tackles problems that occur because of his poverty, and his six younger brothers and sisters. The original comic book sold a cumulative total of over 7 million copies. The book was translated into many languages and sold worldwide, and it was made into a drama entitled “Píng Qióng Guì Gōng Zǐ” in Taiwan in 2001.

  • Ouran High School Club

Haruhi Fujioka (Haruna Kawaguchi) is a female high school student the prestigious Ouran Academy. Unlike most of the students who come from wealthy families, Haruhi Fujioka comes from a modest family background and entered the school with an academic scholarship. One day, she wanders around the campus and stumbles by accident into the school's "host club". The host club consists of six handsome male students who entertain female students.
In the room, Haruhi unintentionally breaks an antique vase worth 8 million YEN. To repay for the broken vase, the six male members of the host club makes Haruhi join them - not realizing that Haruhi is actually a girl!

  • Yukan Club

Shochikubai Miroku (Jin Akanishi) is the son of a police commissioner (father) and also a traveller (mother). Miroku has lots of connections and is a very good fighter. His interest is his motorcycle.
Kikumasamune Seishiro (Yu Yokoyama) is the rich son of a large hospital. He also fights as well as Miroku. He is a good fighter with smarts.
Bido Granmarie (Junnosuke Taguchi) is the son of a Swedish ambassador. He's also a playboy, dating many girls at once. Granmarie can't see himself going steady because he thinks the world can't handle it.
Kenbishi Yuri (Minami) is the rich daughter of a world-renowned president of the Kenbishi Business. She loves to indulge on eating. She's also a good fighter, but can never beat Seishiro.
Hakushika Noriko ([[Yu Kashii]) is the daughter of a famous japanese painter (father) and her mother is from a tradition tea ceremony family. Her only hate is men and can get very violent when they touch her.
Kizakura Karen ([[Emi Suzuki]) lives with her mother, a rich jewel dealer. Her dream is to marry into a rich family using her attractive body and style.
Together, they formed the Yukan Club, solving mysteries to pass time

  • Ikemen Desu Ne(Not High School,sorry)

Miko (Miori Takimoto) is a 20-year-old girl. She is pure, but prone to make mistakes. Since her father, who was a composer, died, she stayed at orphanage with her twin brother Mio Sakuraba (Miori Takimoto). Now she is at a convent dreaming of becoming a nun. But, one day, Mabuchi asks her to join A.N.JELL instead of her twin brother Mio who fought.
Ren Katsuragi (Yuta Tamamori) is 23 years old. He is self-centered and often nervous. His father is a famous conductor. Ren is a perfectionist and musical genius. He is very clear about what he likes and doesn't like. At first, Ren is against Mio becoming a member of A.N.JELL.
Shu Fujishiro (Taisuke Fujigaya) ) is a 23-year-old guitarist. He is soft and generous. His personality is the opposite of Ren Katsuragi. He is also as popular as Ren Katsuragi. He raises herbs and likes to drink herbal tea during breaks. He is the first one to realize that Mio is different.
Yuki Hongo (Hikaru Yaotome) is 21 years old. He is the drummer for A.N.JELL. Yuki likes hanging around people and is bright. He also makes the mood around the band bright. In real life he is like a boy, but on stage he shows a tougher side. His tough persona makes people crazy about him. Yuki totally trusts Ren and Shu, so he doesn't like Mio, because he thinks Mio makes Ren nervous.
*It's not high school genre..but still good for teenager

  • Mei-chan no Shitsuji

One day Mei (Nana Eikura) loses her parents because of an accident. Her rich grandfather (that she doesn't know about) of the Hongo Family appears in her life with a butler named, Shitbata-Rihito (Hiro Mizushima). Even knowing she's rich she detests going with Rihito to a school for Heiress to inherit her grandfather's riches. However, not only does she not want to be a heiress to the Hongo Family, it's impossible to say no because her life and her friends depends on it after her parent's noodle house was blown away by her enemies leaving her homeless. To protect her friends, she decides to attend to a school for rich heiress. However, the place she has to go doesn't accept her because they feel that she doesn't belong there. Using all the method they have to have her kicked out, Mei decides to leave the school and go back to her home, only she doesn't have a home.
When she reaches home, her grandfather calls her up and threatens her that he's going to take is son's body back with him. With all the plead in the world, Mei wants both her father and mother's bodies in one burial her grandfather threatens to Mei, that if she is able to go to the school and become the Hongo Family's heiress he will bury both her mom and dad into one burial, but it's only if she can prove to her grandfather that she's worthy of being a bloodline of Hongo then her wish will be his command.
With the help of Rihito, Mei decides to have a reason to become a heiress. But as the time goes on and problems build up between other heiresses including one she doesn't know about, "Lucia" aka Hongo Shiori (Yu Yamada) also wants to be the heiress for the Hongo family. Shiori, is a beautiful young lady that people called worthy of being called Lucia (name for the lady who is true, beautiful, smart, etc.) Mei's life was almost stable with the girls at school, however, there are problems that keeps aiming for Mei to be kicked out of school. However, with her first rank butler Rihito helping all the way, she doesn't worry but the one thing that worries him are the threats to kill and kick Mei out of school and the Hongo Family. With problems coming up and Mei and Rihito getting along. Rihito's younger brother, also Mei's friend, Shitbata Kento (Takeru Sato) joins his brother as a butler. Though Rihito and Mei are getting along well, butlers and heiress are forbidden to fall in love, but will this forbidden lovebe broken and will Kento allow the person he love go to his brother? Will Lucia give up Rihito and the position of a heiress? How will Mei decide her path?

  • Yankee-kun to Megane-chan

"Yankee-kun to Megane-chan" covers the relationship between high school delinquent Daichi Shinagawa (Hiroki Narimiya) and bespectacled class representative Hana Adachi (Riisa Naka). Although they may appear to be polar opposites, Hana was once a legendary delinquent back in her junior high school days. Now, Hana attempts to get Daichi to change his ways for the better ...

  • Yamada-kun to nananin no majo

Shiraishi Urara is the top student in her school. One day, due to an accidental kiss, Urara finds herself in the body of the school delinquent, Yamada Ryu! In trying to switch back to their own bodies, Urara and Ryo discovers that the body-switch-through-kissing is the work of 7 witches in their school. They need to discover the identities of these 7 witches in order for them to be able to switch back to their own bodies

  • Proposal daisakusen
Iwase Ken is late for the wedding of his childhood friend, Yoshida Rei. Luckily it’s not his wedding. Unfortunately, the shy Ken is going to watch his childhood love marry another man. At the wedding reception, after downing a couple of beers during a Rei-themed slideshow, a fairy comes to his aid. This fairy (who looks nothing like Tinkerbell) gives him a chance to go back into the photographs of the slideshow not only to make Rei smile in the photographs but also to tell Rei his feelings. Ken goes back in time to relive the moments so that he can right wrongs, but there are only so many photographs and only so many chances…


  • Itazura na Kiss Love In Tokyo  
  • Determined Aihara Kotoko (Honoka) has never been considered smart or talented, but that doesn’t stop her from confessing to the star student, the icy Irie Naoki (Furukawa Yuki). After Naoki refuses to even take her letter, Kotoko is resolved to move on with her life. That is until a small meteor hits her family’s new home and destroys its fragile structure. With nowhere else to go, Kotoko and her father (Tanaka Yoji) move in with his long lost friend. When Kotoko and her father move in, she realizes that this is the home of Naoki and their fathers are childhood friends. Kotoko’s resolve to forget Naoki are shaken living in the room next door, especially when his energetic mom (Nishimura Tomomi) takes a strong liking to Kotoko. All this only serves to frustrate Naoki, who doesn’t know what to do with the total mess that is Aihara Kotoko.

  • Zenkai Girl (Not High School,sorry)
Hardworking, ambitious lawyer-to-be Ayukawa Wakaba (Aragaki Yui), meet stay-at-home daddy Yamada Sota (Nishikido Ryo). Add some kids. Watch the sparks fly. Then fizzle. Then die away. Add more cute kid scenes, and you’ve got a Jdrama. Oh, Zenkai Girl, how I wanted to like you so much. You were sharp, fast-faced and totally fun for the first few episodes. You had a completely adorable nice guy who’s destined to get the girl. Why we gotta get so boring and episodic? Why must our lead girl be so silly and anti-love for sooo long? 

  • Good Morning Call

Yoshikawa Nao stays behind to live by herself when her parents leave to inherit her grandpa's farm in the country. On the day she moves into her new apartment, she discovers that it was rented also to Uehara Hisashi; a cute, super-cool, popular guy from her school. Not only did their housing agency unexpectedly close down, the landlord of the apartment tells them that they had to pay more for their apartment

      • I'm Not Just Going to Do What Kurosaki-kun Says [movie]
        • Akahane Yu moves to a dormitory room after her father's transfer from work. She is excited that she will live in the same dorm as Shirakawa Takumi aka "White Prince." Yet, Kurosaki Haruto aka "Black Devil" kisses her as punishment for going against him. It is Yu’s first kiss. Since then, she becomes obedient to Kurosaki Haruto.

    • Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride)  [movie]
        When she was a middle school student, Yoshioka Futaba liked Tanaka Kou who was unlike the other boys and quite gentle. Kou then moved away and they lost contact. At the end of Futaba's first year as a high school student she meets Kou again. Kou’s name has changed to Mabuchi Kou and his personality seems different from his middle school days.

    Heroin Disqualified [movie]

    Matsuzaki Hatori is a female high school student who has a crush on her childhood friend, Terasaka Rita. She believes her life is like a shojo manga and Rita will eventually choose her as his heroine. However, Rita begins dating Adachi Miho, a nerdy girl in their classroom. Even though Rita dated before, Hatori feels that Rita really likes Miho and it is the first time Hatori feels threatened by Rita's girl. Because of Hatori's jealousy, the most popular playboy student, Hiromitsu Kosuke, takes an interest in Hatori.

    L-DK [movie]
    ishimori Aoi's parents moved to another city for work, but Aoi didn't want to transfer to a new high school. She stays behind and lives in an apartment by herself. Shusei Kugayama moves in next to Aoi's apartment. Shusei is a very popular student at their high school. Due to a mistake, Aoi makes the fire sprinkler go off in his room. Until Shusei's room is fixed, he stays with Aoi.

    My Love Story!! (Ore Monogatari!! ) [movie]
    Gouda Takeo is a freshman in high school. (Both estimates) Weight: 120kg, Height: 2 meters. He spends his days peacefully with his super-popular-with-girls, yet insensitive childhood friend, Sunakawa. One morning, on the train to school, Takeo saves a girl, Yamato, from being molested by a pervert. Could this be the beginning of spring for Takeo?

    Say I Love You [movie]
    Tachibana Mei is a 16-year-old high school student. Due to traumatic incident when she was a kid, Mei has been unable to make friends or have boyfriends. By mistake, Mei then injures the most popular male student named Kurosawa Yamato. Somehow, Yamato likes Mei and tells everyone unilaterally that Mei is his friend. One day, Yamato saves Mei from a stalker by kissing her. From that kiss, their love story begins. ~~ Based on the manga series "Sukitte Ii nayo" by Kanae Hazuki.

    Wolf Girl & Black Prince [movie]
    Shinohara Erika is a first year of high school student. While talking to friends, she makes up a story about her "boyfriend." In reality, Erika doesn't have a boyfriend. Erika's friends soon begin to doubt her story and Erika is also running out of lies. Erika then sees a pretty boy on the street and takes his picture discreetly. She later shows his picture to her friends as her boyfriend. The boy in the picture is Sata Kyouya and happens to attend the same school as Erika. She tells Kyouya about her situation and asks him to be her pretend boyfriend. Even though Kyouya has a pretty appearance, he has a dark side.

    kimi ni todoke [movie]
    Well-meaning, but socially awkward, Sawako Kuronuma is nicknamed "Sadako" by her classmates because of her similar hair cut with the main character from the horror movie "Ring". Her life then takes a turn when Shota Kazehaya, the most popular boy in school, falls for her ...

    Anohana The Flower We Saw That Day [movie]
    High school student Jinta is a hikikomori and lives in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. One summer day, when Jinta is absorbed in a video game, a girl suddenly appears in front of him. The girl is Jinta's childhood friend Meiko, but it seems impossible because Meiko died on a summer day. Meiko wears the same white dress when she died, but she looks a little taller. She tells Jinta that she has a wish and that's why she came back as a ghost, but Meiko can't remember what her wish was. To grant Meiko's wish, Jinta along with his friends Atsumu, Naruko, Chiriko, Tetsudo and Meiko gather together for the first time in 7 years. Jinta soon realizes that he is the only one able to see Meiko.

      Thank you for givin
      g your list
      Some of them very enjoy to watch
      I hope you can give me more list since 'google' does not give much help to me
      Your opinion very amazing. thank you
      I really look forward for more Japanese drama romantic comedy:High School Category
      Thank for your list, I'm now can update my post :)


    1. You have a great selection if jdramas, ive watched some of it and were realy cute, ill watch those i havent seen yet, thanks for this list

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    4. Hi! I'm jdrama fan. You have nice taste of jdrama. I'm happy that you also like jdrama since you're kdrama fan and your blog not too related about j-entertainment. Maybe I can suggesting to you some of jdrama romantic comedy genre. Here are my suggestions: Itazura na Kiss Love In Tokyo (they will have season 2 coming soon and this drama is must watch! ^^), Pin to Kona, Risou no Musuko, Seigi no Mikata, Yasuko to Kenji. Try to watch it k! ^^

    5. hi! thanks for the list. i suggest you to watch yamato nadeshiko shichi henge.

    6. hii, i've watched some of your list. n yes, they're great. huu
      i suggest you to watch 'proposal daisakusen' and 'rich man, poor woman'. these two are my top list favourite jdrama. hope you will like them too. :)

    7. Thank you for the list! Now loading the ones you mentioned. May I suggest 'Switch Girl'. The lead girl, Nishiuchi Mariya, is also in Yamada-kun to nananin no majo. :D

    8. Thanks for the list ! I also enjoyed Kingyo Club, Koizora, Akai Ito (one of my favorite), Sprout, Koukou Kyoushi... but they're not comedy, much more dramatic.

    9. thank you very much for the list! I really enjoyed most of the j-dramas that you have listed! :D

    10. "My Boss My Hero" is the best Jdrama i ever wacthed.. try it

    11. Yamato nadeshiko shichi henge is great. Better than the anime in my opinion. Male lead is hot

    12. the best jdrama i've ever watched is "suikyu yankees" !! especially chiba yudai is so cute in it >w<!!
      besides this one, there's also "seigi no mikata" i loved it from the first episode

    13. hey! Do you know what movies are similar to fushigi yuugi?

    14. Already watch all these drama & movie. Love jdrama! Tq. Do you have another romantic comedy to suggest? I really love to watch jdrama. Very different from kdrama. But now jdrama got to many actor/actress whom I don't even know.

    15. You know what? Youre just like me, my friends use to love korean dramas.. and there's me, im the only one who watch japanese drama cause I feel much better watching them than k-dramas.

    16. Yaaa my chingu thank u for the list.I wil watch alll

    17. Totally agree with your points! :) I too prefer J Dorama more than korean, idk why but I feel a bit numb when watching K-drama. But J Dorama will always cheer you up in many ways ���� they're full of silly jokes, moral value, and expressions hahahha totally! Japanese guys are cooler too since they're sooo cold at first.(and I like those voice hehehe) btw I think you can add Otomen in your list if you want :D

    18. nice taste babe, but can i suggest you one more jdrama? this called sukina hito ga iru koto it's about a girl that lives with three boys who likes her and lalal you better watch it 💕💕

    19. for those who drop the comment and suggestion, thank you so much. i do watch some of the drama/movie that you mentioned. Unfortunately, lately i doing my internship, so i bit busy. Some of the dramas that you mentioned are very good and amazing. i do want to updated soon. Thank you for you all suggestion. what a great help!!

    20. Try Nobita Wo Produce and My Boss My Hero
      Thats my fav

    21. Do anybody knows japanese drama similar to proposal daisakusen??

    22. im a kdrama fan for 16yrs now and i just watched my 1st jdrama online and its rich man poor girl. its so amazing. the chemistry was awesome.

    23. Domo Arigato for your List. Other High School Dramas I enjoyed Nobuta Wo Produce (2005) which introduced: Yamashita Tomohisa and Horikita Maki
      Gokusen 1-3 (2002-2009) which introduced Matsumoto Jun, Oguri Shun, Narimiya Hiroki, Ishigaki Yuma, Kamenashi Kazuya, Akanishi Jin, Koike Teppei, Koide Keisuke and Ito Misaki.


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