Top 10 awesome shows like Kenja no ai that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Kenja no ai 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 Takashi Minamoto, Miho Nakayama and Saki Takaoka . Here goes the list -

  1. The 37.5°C Tears
  2. Kazokugari
  3. Time Spiral
  4. Saki
  5. Repeat
  6. Rikon na Futari
  7. Kataomoi
  8. The Island Teacher
  9. The Glass Reed
  10. Zero no shinjitsu: Kansatsui Matsumoto Mao
  1. The 37.5°C Tears

    The 37.5°C Tears

    A woman with poor people skills but a love for children is recruited by a child home care service. On her assignments she encounters different parenting styles and works hard to ensure the happiness of the children in her care.

    This show, created by Takeshi Furusawa, Misako Renbutsu and Hiroki Narimiya, scores 8.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  2. Kazokugari

    Kazokugari

    Hizaki Yuko is a child psychologist working at the Childcare Center. At work, her heart goes out to the children at the center. At home, she has to endure the grumblings of her mother, Tamiko, who is the sole caregiver of Seitaro, Yuko's father suffering from Alzheimer's. With the suffering of the children at work and the complaints of her mother at home, Yuko can hardly get any rest and peace of mind. Sudo Shunsuke is a teaching art at a high school, but the days just flow by aimlessly for him. He dreams of creating a masterpiece and have his talent recognized by the world. His girlfriend, Kiyoka Miho, is pressuring him to get married, but Shunsuke is reluctant to do so. One day, a crime takes place in Shunsuke's neighbor's apartment. The police had deemed it a murder-suicide, based on the suicide note left behind by the son, claiming that he had killed his grandfather and parents. Detective Mamihara Koki feels there is more to it, as the brutality of the parents' murder seems uncharacteristic of the child perpetrator. He decides to pursue the case further, and soon, Shunsuke and Yuko are unwittingly pulled into the investigations.

    This show, created by Toshio Tsuboi, Yasuko Matsuyuki and Atsushi Itô, scores 7.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  3. Time Spiral

    Time Spiral

    When Natsuki Aizawa was a child, she was kidnapped which left her traumatized. Natsuki grew up relying on her friend Kentaro Yuki. She now studies physics at a university. One day, she meets newly appointed professor Shuya Tatsumi. Afterwards, mysterious events continually happen around Natsuki Aizawa. Shuya is time traveler who travels between the future and the past.

    This show, created by Nozomu Amamiya, Naomi Akimoto and Gackt, scores 6.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. Saki

    Saki

    This show, created by Hisashi Ueda, Yukie Nakama and Shôhei Miura, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Amazon Prime Video.

  5. Repeat

    Repeat

    Ayumi Shinozaki receives a strange call telling her that an earthquake will occur one hour from now. She hangs up the phone thinking it was just a prank call. One hour later, she feels herself sway a little. When she turns on the television, she realizes that what the caller said about the time and the epicenter was on the mark. After that, she receives another phone call from the same caller who identifies himself as Kazama. He says that he knows what will happen in the future because he went back to a certain spot from the future and made a fresh start in life. Calling this time travel "Repeat", he invites Ayumi to be his guest. Besides Ayumi, Keisuke Mori and Tendo Taro are among the eight people who have been invited by Kazama to participate in "Repeat". These eight people who are making a repeat as a result of past regrets, are hit with a series of unanticipated events. Under the difficult situation, Ayumi and Keisuke develop feelings for each other.

    This show, created by Kenji Katagiri, Shihori Kanjiya and Kanata Hongô, scores 5.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. Rikon na Futari

    Rikon na Futari

    Noda Ryusuke is a popular scriptwriter specializing in stories about the perfect married couple but is shocked when his wife of 23 years suddenly wants to get a divorce.

    This show, created by Daihachi Yoshida, Lily Franky and Satomi Kobayashi, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. Kataomoi

    Kataomoi

    One day, Hiura Mizuki, the former manager of the American football club members in university days, suddenly shows up in front of ace quarterback Nishiwaki Tetsuro and his buddies who are on their way back from a reunion of American football club members. She makes a shocking confession to them, "I killed a person." Mizuki also confesses to having gender identity disorder and now lives as a man. Nishiwaki and his buddies feel disturbed but scramble to protect their brilliant youth and friend. How did the incident happen? As they try to get to the truth, distressing facts are gradually revealed. What decision will Mizuki and the team members reach?

    This show, created by Koto Nagata, Miki Nakatani and Masaaki Akahori, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Netflix.

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  8. The Island Teacher

    The Island Teacher

    Students at a special school on an island are there because of their traumatic past or need for special attention. These students need to be handled with care. They are there to benefit from the support mechanism around them. One teacher works diligently for her students.

    This show, created by Yûsuke Noda, Yukie Nakama and Arata Iura, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. The Glass Reed

    The Glass Reed

    Kichiro runs a hotel. His wife is the younger Setsuko. he encourages her to publish her poetry and so she did. The tome is entitled Garasu no Ashi. Unffortunately, she is a betrayer and is having an affair with Masahiro. Kichiro is involved in a severe accident.

    This show, created by Yukiko Mishima, Saki Aibu and Yukiyoshi Ozawa, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  10. Zero no shinjitsu: Kansatsui Matsumoto Mao

    Zero no shinjitsu: Kansatsui Matsumoto Mao

    Matsumoto Mao is suppose to become the new medical examiner and visit the USA at the age of 10. While there she is to study advanced placement 3rd year Forensics. she has an IQ of over 150. Suddenly she becomes like an ordinary person confusing everybody, except Kyoko. A rush of bodies come in for autopsy. A middle aged man who apparently fell for a scaffolding at a construction site comes in. Mao begins the autopsy without a speck of the days exhaustion showing. She discoveries that he did not simply head his head while falling.

    This show, created by Kazunari Hoshino, Emi Takei and Kuranosuke Sasaki, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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