Upcoming Japanese Dramas to Watch in June 2024 | TheReviewGeek Recommends

The genre of J-dramas is now seeing newfound glory after Netflix and Disney+, among other popular international streaming platforms, announced interesting titles that initially catapulted with shows like Alice In Borderland.

Being shorter than regular Korean or Chinese dramas, Japanese dramas are quick to watch with an average of 10 to 12 episodes per season. This month there are a large number of Japanese dramas releasing and they all come from different genres like romance, comedy, historical, mystery and thriller.

Below you’ll find the most popular Japanese titles to be released this month. Here is a list of the most exciting J-dramas to watch in June 2024.


Game no Na wa Yukai

Release Date: June 9 
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Episodes: 4
Network: WOWOW

Plot: The show narrates the story of Sakuma Shunsuke who works with numerous clients as a planner for an advertising agency. He is somewhat of a mysterious man and popular with women. He deals with his work and his personal life in the same manner, like he is playing a game. He is currently working on a large project involving a car company.

The project is progressing well, but he is suddenly excluded from the project by the car company’s vice president, Katsuragi Katsutoshi.

Shunsuke’s pride is wounded from his exclusion and he becomes extremely upset at that. He happens to meet Katsuragi Juri, who is Katsutoshi’s daughter. She also holds a grudge against her father. Shunsuke and Juri decide to team up to get revenge. They take part in a kidnapping game.

Sacchan, Boku wa

Release Date: June 11 
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 10
Network: TBS

Plot: The show narrates the story of Katagiri Kyosuke who moves to Tokyo from the countryside to attend university. He is in a long-distance relationship with “Sacchan.” However, by chance, he ends up having a physical relationship with the married woman who lives near his apartment.

Thus begins a story surrounding an immoral love triangle… Kyosuke, who doesn’t understand love, must choose between a girlfriend from his hometown or a married woman in the city. What is the fate of this destructive love affair?

1122: For a Happy Marriage

Release Date: June 14
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 7
Network: Prime Video

Plot: The show narrates the story of Ichiko Aihara and her husband Otoya Aihara who have been married for the past 7 years. They get along well, but they are sexless and have no children. The duo agree to have an open marriage wherein they are free to have extramarital affairs. Otoya has an “affair” with a woman named Mitsuki and Ichiko is aware of it.

Looking at Otoya who has romance in his life with Mitsuki, Ichiko now begins to change her stance making her rethink her life decisions as a 30-year-old as well as the harsh reality of relationships and marriage.

Pandora no Kajitsu: Kagaku Hanzai Sosa File Season 3

Release Date: June 16
Genre: Mystery, Crime
Episodes: 5
Network: Hulu

Plot: The show depicts activities of the National Police Agency’s Scientific Crimes Control Office, which has the special mission of solving cases involving the latest science, such as “genome editing,” “cloning,” “science of immortality,” and “cryopreservation of the human body.”

The team includes police bureaucrat Kohiruimaki Yuichi, genius scientist Mogami Yukiko, veteran detective Hasebe Tsutomu and rookie investigator Okuda Rei. The story depicts Oto’s scientific crime control team tackling various mysterious cases with the cooperation of Saegusa Masuo from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

Tsuiraku JK to Haijin Kyoshi Lesson 2

Release Date: June 19
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Episodes: 6
Network: MBS

Plot: The show narrates the story of a high school student Ochiai Mikoto is about to commit suicide from the school rooftop when she is interrupted by listless, gambling-addicted “scum teacher” Haiba Jin, who thereafter follows her around at every opportunity. Over time, the smart but pessimistic Mikoto gradually began to open up to him.

One year has passed since the pair’s fateful meeting that day, and as they navigate high school assignments and celebrate birthdays, the origins of the mutual attraction between the two are gradually revealed…


Mitasarezu, Yamerarezu

Release Date: June 23
Genre: Life, Drama
Episodes: 10
Network: ABC

Plot: The show depicts the story of women confronting different kinds of addiction. Some of the characters include Murata Mai, a mother struggling with a shopping addiction and Machida Miho, an OL who is addicted to SNS. We also see a woman trying to help her husband who suffers from alcoholism.

Ano Ko no Kodomo

Release Date: June 25
Genre: Romance, Life, Drama
Episodes: N/A
Network: Fuji TV, KTV

Plot: The show tells the story of Sachi and her boyfriend Takara who are a young couple. The two attend different high schools but one night, Sachi gets the feeling something isn’t right with her body. She takes the test and discovers she is pregnant.

The two teenagers then have to face the harsh reality and question of whether they can give birth to and raise a child – a decision that will change their lives forever.

Hoshikuzu Telepath

Release Date: June 26
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Drama
Episodes: 10
Network: TV Tokyo

Plot: The show tells the story of Umika, a very kind and shy student. She finds it difficult to talk to other people and dreams of one day meeting someone from another planet. But her lonely school life takes a cosmic turn when she meets a new transfer student named Yu, an alien with telepathic powers!

Ryosangata Riko: Saigo no Puramo Joshi no Jinsei Kumitate Ki

Release Date: June 28
Genre: Romance, Life, Drama
Episodes: N/A
Network: TV Tokyo

Plot: The third and final chapter in this series follows Komukai Riko as a 25-year-old temporary worker in Tokyo. Komukai Riko is the family’s second daughter, with an elder sister who is sturdy and a younger sister who is more free-spirited. Riko was working briefly in Tokyo when she returned to her parent’s residence after her grandfather died.

While rummaging through her stuff on the roof where the family has gathered for the first time in four years, Riko comes across a half-completed plastic model. Riko was guided by Yassan to the Yajima model shop where her grandfather used to go, and she decided to make her first plastic model.

Riko, feeling that she knows a little more about her grandfather and family, resolves to spend the summer at her parent’s house so she can do what her grandfather regrets.

Double Cheat: Itsuwari no Keikan Season 2

Release Date: June 29
Genre: Crime, Investigative
Episodes: N/A
Network: WOWOW

Plot: The show follows Tago Yuto, a mysterious con man who takes on a huge fraud organization. Having once been arrested for involvement in sophisticated fraud operations overseas, he infiltrates the scam company Ride Clean after his release. Armed with overwhelming knowledge and a natural sense of fraud, Tago rises through the ranks. But what is his true objective…?

Evening Drink Style Season 3

Release Date: June 29
Genre: Food, Life, Drama
Episodes: 10
Network: TV Tokyo

Plot: The story follows Miyuki Izawa, a real estate company employee who pursues “how to make the last drink of the day taste better.” Until now, she has mainly sourced ingredients for her evening drink at the supermarket Tsur Mart, but this time, she will expand her food source to include shopping districts.

Black Jack

Release Date: June 30
Genre: Medical, Drama
Episodes: N/A
Network: TV Asahi

Plot: N/A

Which Japanese drama are you most looking forward to in June? Which do you think could become the best of 2024? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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