Top 10 awesome shows like Enka: Gold Rush that you will enjoy watching
You just finished watching Enka: Gold Rush 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 Shôtarô Kobayashi, Mirai Moriyama and Mitsuki Takahata . Here goes the list -
- Juken no Cinderella
- Sakura: Jiken wo kiku onna
- SDB National Police Agency Special Defense Bureau
- Smoking Gun: Conclusive Evidence
- Eigyô Buchô Kira Natsuko
- Ferris Wheel at Night
- The Sakurazaka Story
- Nazotoki wa Dinner no ato de: Senjô Tantei Kageyama
- Perfect Blue
- Tokyo Bandwagon
Tooru Igarashi is a lecturer with charisma, working at a prestigious preparatory school. Recently, he drinks a lot and his life falls apart. Maki Endo is a student at a part-time high school. Every day, she is exhausted with working multiple jobs to cover her expenses. One day, Tooru and Maki happen to meet each other. Maki wants to graduate high school to get a regular job and asks Tooru to tutor her for her test-retest. After Tooru quit his prep school job, he has lost his pride and passion to teach. Tooru was also diagnosed to have only a year left to live. He decides to teach Maki and get her into the University of Tokyo.
This show, created by Yasushi Ueda, Kôtarô Koizumi and Haruna Kawaguchi, scores 8.5 on IMDb.
Genres - Drama
Researchers at the investigation lab solve cases using the latest scientific techniques including DNA testing, image analysis, handwriting analysis and fingerprint contrast. Enishi Nagareta works at the private investigation lab. He tries to solve small cases which the police may have overlooked. One of his favorite tools is asugary donut. At the site of the incident, Enishi finds clues by looking through the hole of the donut.
This show, created by Shôsuke Murakami, Shingo Katori and Mariya Nishiuchi, scores 5.9 on IMDb.
Genres - Drama
Career woman Kira Natsuko was a successful creative director at an advertising agency. However, she got married just before 40, had a child and took maternity leave. Three years later, she returns to the workplace. However, the situation has drastically changed and Takagi Keisuke is now the creative director. The agency is in a slump and there is employee turnover. Natsuko is assigned not to the creative department, but to the sales department against her wishes. She has to face a series of issues that erupt as she struggles to juggle both work and her family. Not wanting to get the help of her mother-in-law, she hires a babysitter. But the babysitter's presence ends up causing her happy family to drift apart. At the company, her confidence is shattered and she gets frustrated. Before long, she and her husband become estranged and she faces a crisis at home too.
This show, created by Shunsaku Kawake, Nanako Matsushima and Ryûhei Matsuda, scores 6.6 on IMDb.
Genres - Drama
Hasumi Kayoko (Takimoto Miori), the rookie investigator at the all-female Hasumi Detective Agency, always observes people and cases in a level-headed manner. She detests lies and secrets, and has a strong sense of justice. Her late father worked at the city news desk of a newspaper, but committed suicide 7 years ago. However, the truth lies in darkness and Kayoko's mother, Kyoko (Zaizen Naomi), the agency's director, has been secretly pursuing the facts. An incident becomes the catalyst that entwines Kayoko and the people around her, and she closes in on the truth behind her father's death.
This show, created by Akihiro Karaki, Miori Takimoto and Aya Hirayama, scores 7.0 on IMDb.
Genres - Mystery
The somewhat peculiar Hotta family runs Tokyo Bandwagon, a secondhand bookstore and cafe in the old part of Tokyo. They are a big four-generation family that is rare these days. The Hottas live by rather unusual family rules, and solve strange incidents that arise in the old town. 26-year-old Ao is the family's second son, and a freelance tour guide. Although he is the child of his father's mistress, he has been raised as the second son without prejudice. Ao is an irresistible playboy to females due to the gap between his frivolous behavior and occasional melancholic expressions, but then he encounters university student Makino Suzumi and falls deeply in love with her.
This show, created by Shunsuke Kariyama, Kazuya Kamenashi and Mikako Tabe, scores 8.5 on IMDb.
Genres - Drama