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JDorama 2019 in Review: A look back on Winter, Spring and Summer of 2019

This article is meant to refresh your memory or maybe bring to your attention the dramas that aired in Japan in 2019. This is an effort to help bolster the MDL awards when they come out in January 2020. I have counted the ballots 2 years in a row now and I can tell you we usually only get votes for the Fall season. I want this year to be different and this is the best way I know how to do that.

Wanna know what Jdorama has been subbed in 2019? Giftedones map is a good place to start but it does not have all of them.

Winter (Fuyu)

Jan-March

Nusumareta Kao: Miatari Sosahan Monroe ga Shinda Hi
3Nen A Gumi: Ima Kara Mina-san wa, Hitojichi Desu Yuube wa Otanoshimi Deshita ne
Trace: Kasouken na Otoko Wakako Zake Season 4
Atarashii Osama Atarashii Osama Season 2
Ie Uru Onna no Gyakushu Scandal Senmon Bengoshi QUEEN
Keiji Zero Jinsei ga Tanoshikunaru Shiawase no Housoku
Shiba Park Maison de Police
Watashi no Ojisan: Wataoji Fruits Takuhaibin
Tokyo Coin Laundry Kokichi no Nyobo
Miki Clinic de Kanpai o Kokou no Mesu
The Good Wife Omoshiro Nankyoku Ryorinin
JOKER x FACE Hajimete Koi o Shita Hi ni Yomu Hanashi
Koukoku Gaisha Danshi Ryou no Okazu-kun MAGI Tenshou Kenou Shounen Shisetsu
Haken Uranaishi Ataru Sasurai Onsen
Tokusatsu Gagaga Kioku Sosa – Shinjuku Higashi-sho Jiken File
Perfect Crime Boku no Hatsukoi o Kimi ni Sasagu
Innocence: Enzai Bengoshi Zombie ga Kita kara Jinsei Mitsumenaoshita Ken
Setsuyaku Rock Yotsuba Ginko Harashima Hiromi ga Mono mosu!
Gosaigyo Zambi
Mikazuki Nihon Boro Yado Kiko
Zettai Seigi Banjo no Alpha
Sore o Ai to Machigaeru kara BACK STREET GIRLS – Gokudoruzu
1 Page no Koi Zebra
Mood Indigo Wagaya no Himitsu
Itsuka, Nemuri Ni Tsuku Hi Dying Eye
Channel wa Sonomama!! Takane to Hana
Otto no Chinpo ga Hairanai Mushikago no Joumae
Hana ni Keda Mono: Second Season Zekkyou
I”s

Tanpatsu (or Drama Specials)

Tasuku to Rinko Two Homelands
Boku ga Warau to Shitamachi Rocket New Year SP
Onna no Kigen no Naoshi Kata Tadaima Osu Shotengai
Cocoa Tsuribakka Nisshi
Haha Kaeru – AI no Yuigon Les Miserables
Vietnam no Hikari Choi Dora
BRIDGE: Hajimari wa 1995.1.17 Kobe Video Girl Ai 2018 SP
Giwaku Yakusoku no Stage
Suteneko ni Hirowareta Otoko Iryu Sousa SP 6
Kamera o Tomeru na! Kyou, Kaerimasu
3Nen A Gumi: Ima kara minasan dake no, Sotsugyoshiki desu Sagi no Ko
Vocab Rider Special Drama: Sorezore no Yume Hyokko 2
Ooku Saishusho Suna no Utsuwa
TUNA Girl Shukyu Yokka de Onegaishimasu
Meitantei Akechi Kogoro

YORUDORA:
Zombie ga Kita kara Jinsei Mitsumenaoshita Ken

ASADORA: Manpuku (lasts 2 seasons)
TAIGA: Idaten ~ Tokyo Olympic-banashi


Spring (Haru)

April-Jun

Kakegurui Season  Mukai no Bazoru Kazoku
What Did You Eat Yesterday? Yaji x Kita Ganzo Tokaidochu Hizakurige
Mirror Twins Season 1 Mirror Twins Season 2
Dai Zenryoku Shissou Kami Tunes
Radiation House Hakui no Senshi
Tokusou 9 Season 2 Denei Shoujo: Video Girl Mai 2019
Iyasaretai Otoko Strawberry Night Saga
Kinkyu Torishirabeshitsu 3 In Hand
Tokyo 23-ku Onna Tokyo Dokushin Danshi
Kabukicho Bengonin Rinka Anata no Ban Desu
Spiral – Machikouba no Kiseki Watashi, Teiji de Kaerimasu
Perfect World Kasouken no Onna Season 19
Game Mitai ni Ikanai Mistress – Onnatachi no Himitsu
Kaseifu no Mitazono 3 Shitsuji Saionji no Meisuiri 2
Ore no Skirt, Doko Itta? Fujoshi, Ukkari Gay ni Kokuru
Shudan Sasen Tobira no Mukou
Atama ni Kitemo Aho towa Tatakauna Shousetsu Ou
Kakafukaka Minami no Teiou ZERO
Saka no Tochu no Ie Onzoshi Boys
Oshii Keiji Toritsu Mizusho!
Daifugou Doushin Akuto: Kagaisha Suiseki Chosa
Vile Van! Digital Tattoo
Shiroi Kyoto Yuri Dano Kan Dano
Kamen Dosokai Nodoka no Niwa
Akari to Kuzu Yasuragi no Toki – Michi
Babysitter Gin

Tanpatsu (or Drama Specials)

Rikon na Futari Tokusou 9 SP
Yokoku Satsujin Koi to Shukatsu no Danpa
Mikaiketsu no Onna Special The Confidence Man JP Special
Shimei: Keiji no Time Limit Eien no Nispa
Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari: 2019 Rain Special Anata no Ban Desu Special
Radiation House Special Momikeshite Fuyu 2019 Natsu
Metropolitan Police Mobile Investigation Unit 216 X Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san 2019 Spring SP 
Jinrui Gakusha Misaki Kumiko no Satsujin Kantei 

ASADORA: Natsuzora (lasts 2 seasons)


Summer (Natsu)

July-September

Scams Anata no Ban Desu – Counterattack
Bishonure Tantei Mizuno Hagoromo Watashi Danna o Share Shiteta
Coffee & Vanilla Jikuu Tantei Oyu
Afro Tanaka Poison Daughter, Holy Mother
Runway 24 No Side Game
Kansatsui Asagao Ogamiya Kaidan II
Heaven? Gokuraku Restaurant Gisou Furin
Kami no Te Keiji 7-nin Season 5
Lupin no Musume Sign
I Turn Junichi
Voice 110 Kinkyuu Shireishitsu Madoromi Barmaid
Boku wa Mada Kimi o Aisanai Koto ga Dekiru TWO WEEKS
HIGH&LOW THE WORST EPISODE.0 Taka Kara Mariko: Yakyuu Mo Watashi Mo “Ura” Ga Aru
Nagi no Oitoma Keishicho Zero Gakari: Season 4
Koi no Yamai to Yarougumi Legal Heart
Kantan na Oshigoto dese. Ni obo shite Mita. Kore wa Keihi de Ochimasen!
Semi Otoko Hotarugusa
Sa Do Beshari Gurashi
Dakara Watashi wa Oshimashita W Kankei no Higeki
Sorezore no Dangai Soshite, Ikiru
The Naked Director Ubai Ai, Natsu
Janus no Kagami Sauna-Man: Ase ka Namida ka Wakaranai
Sagi Deka Real⇔Fake
Shujin-ko Banjo no Himawari
Kafka no Tokyo Zetsubou Nikki Busu no Hitomi ni Koishiteru
Papa, Hajimemashita Yakiniku Pro-Wrestling
Konatsu Biyori Namonaki Fukushuusha ZEGEN
Furin Shokudou 2 Sagideka 

I Shared My Husband  W Kenkei no Higeki 
I Don’t Love You Yet 

Tanpatsu (or Drama Specials)

Pure! Rinshou Hanzai Gakusha Himura Hideo no Suiri 2019
Rapper ni Kamaretara Rapper ni Naru Don’t You Think Girls Who Talk in Hakata Dialect Are Cute?
Yume Shokudo no Ryourinin Enter the Anime
Mango no Ki no Shita de Koshien to Oba to Bakudan Nabe
Kizuna no Pedal Kurobara 2
FLY! BOYS, FLY! Bokutachi, CA Hajimemashita Keiji Zero SP
Jikou Keisatsu Fukkatsu SP Wataru Seken wa Oni Bakari SP
Ano Ie ni Kurasu Yo-nin no Onna Haitoku no Yashoku
Haitoku no Yashoku 2 Kansatsui Asagao Sp
Hinata no Sawa-chan, Naminoru!

Sources: aramajapan, jdramas.wordpress.com, wikidaddicts, Gifted ones, thetv.jp, oricon.co.jp, Yuuhime.xyz, nhk.or.jp, yorozu-do.com.

Fall Dramas here.


Which of these dramas have you seen? Which are you planning to see? Did I miss any?

Me? Oh, 3Nen A Gumi: Ima Kara Mina-san wa, Hitojichi Desu, Setsuyaku Rock, Two Homelands, Radiation House, Strawberry Night Saga, In Hand, Eien no Nispa, Semi Otoko and Hajimete Koi o Shita Hi ni Yomu Hanashi are what I have watched already, Also waiting for someone to pick up the rest of Idaten. : ) Looking forward to your comments to decide what to watch next.

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