Top 10 awesome shows like Arisu no toge that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Arisu no toge and you can't get over how good this show was. Now you want to watch more of such masterpieces. We have curated a list of similar shows which are created by the likes of Ayuko Tsukahara, Orie Tôjô and Juri Ueno . Here goes the list -

  1. Specialist
  2. A Wonderful Single Life
  3. The Higashino Keigo Mysteries
  4. IQ246: The Cases of a Royal Genius
  5. Little Giants
  6. Sandtower: The Neighbor Knows Too Much
  7. S: Saigo no keikan
  8. The Roosevelt Game
  9. Okashi no ie
  10. Gakkô no kaidan
  1. Specialist

    Specialist

    Years ago, Takuma Yoshito (Kusanagi Tsuyoshi) was arrested and prosecuted for attempted murder. He received a 15-year prison sentence, but it was proven that he was wrongfully convicted and he got out of prison with his name cleared. Takuma was reinstated to the Kyoto Prefectural Police. A specialist who understands criminal psychology, all information regarding criminals are imprinted in his memory. This time, he leaves Kyoto and goes to Tokyo where he is assigned to a newly established unit that doesn't even have a name. The devastating death of an important person is the greatest catalyst for his decision to get into the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department in order to expose a big conspiracy surrounding him. A young female detective, Maria, begins to work with Yoshito. Her uncle is the Commissioner General of the National Police Agency and she seems to have another secret.

    This show, created by Gô Shichitaka, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Kaho Minami, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Thriller

  2. A Wonderful Single Life

    A Wonderful Single Life

    Tanaka Chiharu is a contract employee for a travel agent. She's 34 years old and hasn't had a boyfriend in over five years. All of her friends of similar age are getting married, so she's starting to feel anxious that she might not be able to get married. Kirishima Haruko is a successful landscape gardening planner. She's 44 years old and was having an affair with her boss for a quite some time. Therefore, she is looking at romance from a farsighted perspective and resigned herself from getting married. Chiharu and Haruko happen to meet each other for the first time at the wedding of Chiharu's sister, where they hit it off right away and decided to move together at Haruko's place. They are very different in terms of personality and age, which leads to a very delightful interaction between the two. Of course they frequently fight with each other, but they also support each other as much as they can. Kudo Junpei is a part-time worker at a flower shop. He's 32 years old and a very kindhearted and sensitive man who is not very proactive when it comes to love. Kudo doesn't have the confidence to get married and to support another person let alone a whole family.

    This show, created by Yûsuke Ishii, Miho Kanno and Yûki Amami, scores 7.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  3. The Higashino Keigo Mysteries

    The Higashino Keigo Mysteries

    11 mysteries, 11 actors. Japan's favorite mystery author, the world of Higashino Keigo comes to life on screen through an assortment of short stories. For every episode, there will be a different lead actor and story, it's themes varying from mystery to comedy to horror to human drama. Nakai Kiichi is the navigator as he takes you on a journey through each episode, seasoned with Higashino's authentic spices, failing your assumptions with vivid story composition and an even bigger betrayal before the finale.

    This show, created by Shunsaku Kawake, Kiichi Nakai and Yukari Kanasawa, scores 5.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Mystery

  4. IQ246: The Cases of a Royal Genius

    IQ246: The Cases of a Royal Genius

    This show, created by Hisashi Kimura, Yûji Oda and Tao Tsuchiya, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. Little Giants

    Little Giants

    Little Giants will track down pint-sized beasts in their natural habitats, and with cutting edge camera techniques and lenses, we will make these mini-monsters look as big as they believe they are to see what they're really capable of.

    This show, created by Kenta Tanaka, Hiroki Hasegawa and Masaki Okada, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  6. Sandtower: The Neighbor Knows Too Much

    Sandtower: The Neighbor Knows Too Much

    This show, created by Ayuko Tsukahara, Miho Kanno and Ken Mitsuishi, scores 6.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Mystery

  7. S: Saigo no keikan

    S: Saigo no keikan

    This show, created by Shunichi Hirano, Osamu Mukai and Gô Ayano, scores 6.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action

  8. The Roosevelt Game

    The Roosevelt Game

    Hosokawa Mitsuru is the company president of Aoshima Manufacturing, a medium-sized precision instrument maker caught in a crisis of survival due to the recession and intense competition with other companies in the industry. Hosokawa joined Aoshima Manufacturing mid-career. His ability was appreciated by the founder and chairman, Aoshima Tsuyoshi and he became the president through an unprecedented promotion. However, Hosokawa's promotion over all other executives who have been at Aoshima Manufacturing all their lives is greatly criticised by the people in the company. Shortly after he assumed his post, the world is plunged into a recession which has its roots in a financial crisis, and Aoshima Manufacturing is no exception. Its business falters. Hosokawa has to face the ordeal of betting on the company's survival as its president. How will he overcome life's greatest predicament?

    This show, created by Katsuo Fukuzawa, Toshiaki Karasawa and Rei Dan, scores 7.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. Okashi no ie

    Okashi no ie

    Also called Candy House, this drama revolves around Taro's (OdagiriJoe) candy shop named "Sakuraya" and the lives of the four people who frequent this place as the shop, despite turning in no profit, holds treasured memories of their childhood days and all the guys including Taro spends their days chatting about the mundane topics and just being content with no aspiration. The story is simple and about day to day life of these characters and each episode is a lesson about life and happiness.

    This show, created by Yûya Ishii, Joe Odagiri and Machiko Ono, scores 7.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  10. Gakkô no kaidan

    Gakkô no kaidan

    Haruna Tsubame (Hirose Suzu), an inconspicuous high school girl, is always sensitive to people's moods and keeps the peace in school. One day, she gets pushed to become the president of the student council by the people around her. Tsubame's encounter with a man who is a genius speechwriter, leads to a revolution in school. She struggles to change a school full of irrationality and dissatisfaction with the power of words.

    This show, created by Seiichi Nagumo, Suzu Hirose and Ryûnosuke Kamiki, scores 7.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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