New Japanese romantic drama Spring Has Come is a welcome addition to our collection of Asian dramas at DramaFever. It reminds us to not neglect the other diverse and fascinating dramas we have from Japan. Here is a list of 7 binge-worthy J-dramas for your consideration. Tell us which J-dramas have been your favorites too! 

1. Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo and its sequel Mischievous Kiss 2

Two young rising actors were selected to star in the all-new adaptation of the ever-popular manga Itazura na Kiss about a high school girl who falls for a genius classmate who rejects her. It so happens that she and her father move into her crush's home after an earthquake, and hijinks ensue!  

Even if you didn't know anything about the manga, or have never watched the other adaptions, such as It Started With A Kiss (Taiwan) and Playful Kiss (South Korea), you'll be enchanted by this delightful and heart-warming romantic tale.

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Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo

Starring Miki Honoka and Furukawa Yuki

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Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Tokyo

Starring Furukawa Yuki and Miki Honoka

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2. The Perfect Insider

Associate Professor Sohei Saikawa joins forces with Moe Nishinosono, the daughter of his mentor, to solve mysteries and murders across Japan, starting with a puzzling case of a murder that occurs inside a locked research room. Based on an award-winning novel, the thrilling mystery series is further enhanced by the couple's on-screen chemistry. 

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The Perfect Insider

Starring Takei Emi and Ayano Gou

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3. The Hours of My Life

An aimless college student discovers that he has ALS, an incurable neurodegenerative disease. With not much time left to live, he decides to turn his life around and live actively and meaningfully for the rest of his days. This inspiring hit drama about life also has a touching love story.

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The Hours of My Life

Starring Miura Haruma and Tabe Mikako

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4. Secret Message

While Woo Hyun (Big Bang's T.O.P.) and Haruka (Juri Ueno) live entirely different lives in different countries, both harbor intense emotional baggage that translates across Korea and Japan. Despite being an optimist at heart, Woo Hyun struggles with the idea of ever finding that special person, while Haruka is obsessed with finding the answer to that thing called love.

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Secret Message

Starring Choi Seung Hyun aka T.O.P and Ueno Juri

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5. Yae's Sakura

Yae's Sakura, or Yae no Sakura in Japanese, means "Yae's Cherry Blossom." It is a very unique Japanese historical drama based on a real 19th-century heroine whose life was full of amazing surprises. Even as a young woman, Yae was skilled in gunnery and earned the nickname “Bakumatsu Joan of Arc” for her heroism in defending the Aizu domain during the Boshin War. (Read more about the drama HERE.)

NHK decided to present Yae's dramatic life for its annual "big" historical drama in 2013, as a story to hopefully provide healing inspiration after the great 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck east Japan and inflicted tremendous suffering and damage. 

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Yae's Sakura

Starring Ayase Haruka and Nishijima Hidetoshi

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6. A Clinic On The Sea

In this romantic comedy, genius doctor Sezaki Kota's talent is undermined by his tendency to instantly fall in love with beautiful women as he travels the Inland Sea searching simultaneously for patients and a bride-to-be. Keeping him in line is nurse Togami Mako, a former delinquent now dedicated to helping the less fortunate. Will Kota find his bride-to-be waiting on an upcoming island, or could his true love be the woman he hasn't fallen for?

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A Clinic On The Sea

Starring Matsuda Shota and Takei Emi

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7. And, of course, let's not forget EXO's Kai and Kurashina Kana in the new romantic J-drama Spring Has Come!

Life as a sales associate will blossom when a photographer brings about change she never expected. But when the sales associate and the photographer are both so different, will their new spring of change end in a warm summer?

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Spring Has Come

Starring Kim Jong In (Kai) and Kurashina Kana

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Which Japanese drama would you like to watch? Which ones do you recommend?

~ NancyZdramaland

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