I had been watching Japanese dramas for a while and definitely I won’t miss out the current season dramas. The current season is Spring season and it actually going to enter the 2nd half of the season. I watched a couple of shows and would like to share which drama I quite enjoy watching it.
First is Shiroi Haru. The story involves around Haruo, a former yakuza member who is just released from prison after completing his sentence. With nine years worth of prison gratuities in hand, he stops at a restaurant to enjoy a good meal, but all of his money ends up being stolen. With nothing left, he spends the night at a net cafe, and he manages to look up his old friend from his yakuza days.
When Haruo visits the next day, he learns that his old girlfriend Mariko was living with another man, but later died of illness. Haruo, who had committed murder 9 years earlier to earn the money for Mariko’s medical treatment, is shocked and angered. He decides to track down that other man, who runs a bakery with his wife and daughter Sachi. Haruo later runs into Sachi at the park, but he has yet to find out the truth about her.
Shiroi Haru is mainly acted by Abe Hiroshi as Haruo and Sachi by Ohashi Nozomi who is also sings the theme song of Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea. Abe Hiroshi has great acting in this drama.
Second is BOSS. This series revolves around a group of peculiar detectives in a new division created to fight against an increase in atrocious crimes. Osawa Eriko is a beautiful career woman who has just returned from training in the U.S. and is appointed as the “boss” of this division. But despite her intelligence and capabilities, she can never understand a man’s heart, so she remains unable to find a husband.
In fact, her assignment in the U.S. was really a demotion after she ruined her career track over a man. So why was she chosen as the boss of the new division? Even though the detectives are talented, they all have some kind of issue or flaw, and they are considered to be the “problem children” of the police force. In the end, the division’s true purpose is just to isolate these problematic detectives.
BOSS is quite a tense drama and pretty enjoyable to watch. Toda Erika is pretty in there.
The third one is SMILE, acted by ARASHI’s Matsumoto Jun and Yui Aragaki. This drama talks about a guy call Hayakawa Vito has a Filipino father and a Japanese mother, but he was born and raised in Japan and has never visited the Philippines. The ever-smiling Vito works at Machimura Foods during the day, and at night, he works a part-time job trying to make his dreams come true. One day during an incident at a bookstore, he meets a girl named Mishima Hana, who lost her ability to speak due to an accident. But even though she can’t speak, Vito is drawn to her beautiful smile. However, Vito becomes wrongly suspected by the police for a crime, and after meeting the lawyer Kazuma, the issue begins to grow… Together, Vito, Hana, and Kazuma will go through challenging times and have to overcome many obstacles.
SMILE is quite a touching and courage drama because the main character has a dream but he has a lot of obstacles and bad stuff to overcome, but he never give up. Because of all of this experience, his smile are really nice. So do Yui Aragaki’s :D.
Above are the recommended dramas that I think are pretty good. Besides that, I also watch The Quiz Show, Konkatsu! and Godhand Teru, they aren’t bad too. What this season’s drama you recommend too which is not included here?