Japanese dramas are usually dark themed, but their detective mystery stories are always interesting to watch.
So it comes as no surprise that the TOP 5 J-dramas that caught my interest in March and April are mainly mystery themes.
Kindachi Case Files Gate of Jail Private School Murders
The drama is based on Japanese mystery manga series about the crime solving adventures of a high school student Hajime Kindaichi. Two school friends Hajime (Ryosuke Yamada) and Miyuki (Haruna Kawaguchi) turn into detectives when they discover a death at their school.
Interesting school detective story that also has my favorite J-actor Hiroki Narimiya starring in it, and special appearance of Taiwanese Fahrenheit member Chun Wu and Korean 2PM member Nichkhun.
Oguri Shun plays a detective who after being shot in the head miraculously survives. With the bullet still in his brain he starts to see the ghosts of the victims in his cases and with their help he tries to catch their murderer.
Angel of Death
The Angel of Death (Satoshi Ono) appears in front of people who are about to die, to tell them they have a little time left to live. He is clumsy and keep meddling with his advice but has good intentions.
He carries a notebook with the names of the people to die which reminds me of the movie “Death Note”.
All About My Destiny
Aki Fuyuki (Hiromi Nagasaku) works for a large company. Her ex-boyfriend invites her to his wedding. That makes her remember that she got a letter from his mother years ago (when they broke up) that she never read. She decides to read it and it turns out it is a really important letter.
The Long Goodbye
Tadanobu Asano plays a private detective Banji in 1950s Tokyo, who solves high profile media cases. When his friend is suspected of murdering his actress wife and commits suicide, Banji tries to solve the case but something unexpected occurs.
Which J-Drama are you looking forward to watch?