How did I become an Asian drama addict?
Our story begins several years ago when I was laid up with a broken kneecap and I discovered YouTube. I came across a posting of the live-action movie of Cutey Honey and fell in love with the campy comedy in the movie. Later, I found the Cutey Honey live-action series and my addiction really took off. I think the first "drama" drama series I watched was Ghost Friends with Fukuda Saki. At first I would use the streaming sites, sometimes spending 2 or 3 hours to watch a single episode because of the tendency of the streams to stall in the middle. Back then I would watch one series at a time, but now, I watch 3,4,5 or more series each season, and fervently hope that the fansubber doesn't get pissed off and drop them. Lately, I've begun to watch Korean and Chinese dramas as well. I suppose I should just learn Japanese. I guess eventually I'll pick it up by osmosis. So you tell me: am I addicted? BTW: I don't own a TV and the last American series I watched was Star Trek: Enterprise.

My current dramas:
Assassination Classroom: Graduation
A mysterious creature destroys 70% of the moon. The creature then warns that if he is not destroyed by March of next year, Earth will be next. The creature also demands that he become the homeroom teacher for 3rd grade E class at Kunugigaoka Junior High School. The government is powerless to say no.
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Reason to watch: The first one was fun.
Country: Japan
Airdate: 2016.03.25
Episodes: Movie

Status: Complete
Love Song
The protagonist Kamishiro Kohei once worked as a professional musician, but after having only one hit, he left the music industryand now works as a corporate counselor. One day, Sano Sakura comes to his office for counseling. She happens to be gifted with beautiful singing voice, and through music and gradually find hope and inspiration in life
Reason to watch: Fujiwara Sakura romantic comedy-drama.
Country: Japan
Airdate: 2016.04.11-2016.06.13
Episodes: 10

Status: Episode 6
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Cinderella and Four Knights
Eun Ha-won is a high school student who dreams to be a vet, but she needs money for her education. One day, she meets the Chairperson of the Kang enterprise who offers her the chance to live in his house if she accomplishes the mission of reuniting his three grandsons
Reason to watch: Park So-dam, romantic comedy.
Country: South Korea
Airdate: 2016.08.12-2016.10.01
Episodes: 16

Status: Episode 10
Bring it on Ghost
A cohabitation comedy about a ghost of a high school girl who has been dead for 5 years and an exorcist college boy with the ability to see and hear ghosts.
Reason to watch: Kim S0-hyun, comedy fantasy.
Country: South Korea
Airdate: 2016.07.11-2016.08.30
Episodes: 16

Status: Complete
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My Amazing Boyfriend
A B-list actress accidentally awakens a 500 year-old man who's been asleep for a hundred years.
Reason to watch: Sci-Fi elements. Not inspired by My Love From the Star, but the lead looks very much like the other fellow.
Country: China
Airdate:
Episodes: 28
Pretty good! Can't wait for season 2!
Status: Complete
Omukae Death
Madoka Tsutsumi is a university student who can see ghosts. He takes a part-time job helping ease the newly departed into the afterlife.
Reason to watch: Tsuchiya Tao, comedy fantasy.
Country: Japan
Airdate: 2016.04.23-
Episodes:
Status: Complete
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Trot Lovers
A girl's journey to become a successful singer in the old-fashioned musical genre trot, with the help of a songwriter and music producer who detests trot.
Reason to watch: Jung Eun Ji
Country: South Korea
Airdate: 2014.06.23 to 2014.08.12
Episodes: 16
Status: Stalled at Episode 7
Tetsuwan Atom
The first adaptation of The Mighty Atom, known in the US as Astro Boy. I only have the first 3 episodes with subs.
Reason to watch: Historical significance, campy fun.
Country: Japan
Airdate: 1959.03.07 to 1960.05.28
Episodes: 65

Status: Episode 2
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Hatsumori Bemars
A group of high school girls accepts a softball challenge to save their park from redevelopment.
Reason to watch: Nogizaka46
Country: Japan
Airdate: 2015.07.11-2015.09.26
Episodes: 12
Cute school drama featuring members of idol group Nogazaka46. Not a very deep drama, but fun.
Status: Complete
Minami-kun no Koibito
While trying to avoid the rain, Chiyomi Horikiri wishes that she go back to her childhood. Suddenly, Chiyomi becomes 15 cm. tall.
Reason to watch: Yamamoto Maika
Country: Japan
Airdate: 2015.11.09 to 2016.01.11
Episodes: 10
Status: Complete

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Twenty Again
Ha No Ra married young and dropped out of school. But after two decades as a housewife, she finally gets the chance to experience college.
Reason to watch: I want to go to school too, except I'm not so cute or young.
Country: South Korea
Airdate: 2015.08.28-??
Episodes: 16
 

Status: Complete
Assassination Classroom
A mysterious creature destroys 70% of the moon. The creature then warns that if he is not destroyed by March of next year, Earth will be next. The creature also demands that he become the homeroom teacher for 3rd grade E class at Kunugigaoka Junior High School. The government is powerless to say no.
Reason to watch: Looks like fun.
Country: Japan
Airdate: 2015.03.15
Episodes: Movie

Status: Movie
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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Descriptions condensed from wiki.d-addicts.com,
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Last update:
October 27, 2016
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