Top 10 awesome shows like Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories 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 Joji Matsuoka, Kaoru Kobayashi and Mansaku Fuwa . Here goes the list -

  1. The Sakurazaka Story
  2. Smoking Gun: Conclusive Evidence
  3. Eigyô Buchô Kira Natsuko
  4. Ieuru onna
  5. Fruits Takuhaibin
  6. Saki ni umaretadake no boku
  7. Napoleon Ville
  8. Ryûsei Wagon
  9. Miss Devil
  10. Akira & Akira
  1. The Sakurazaka Story

    The Sakurazaka Story

    This show, created by Kensaku Sawada, Masaharu Fukuyama and Yoshihiko Hakamada, scores 6.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. Smoking Gun: Conclusive Evidence

    Smoking Gun: Conclusive Evidence

    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

  3. Eigyô Buchô Kira Natsuko

    Eigyô Buchô Kira Natsuko

    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

  4. Ieuru onna

    Ieuru onna

    Machi Sangenya is an excellent real estate agent who will do anything to sell the property to her customers, including meeting their families and solving their personal problems.

    This show, created by Ryûichi Inomata, Tôru Nakamura and Ayako Imoto, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. Fruits Takuhaibin

    Fruits Takuhaibin

    This show, created by Kazuya Shiraishi, Yoshiyoshi Arakawa and Gaku Hamada, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. Saki ni umaretadake no boku

    Saki ni umaretadake no boku

    Ryosuke Narumi works at a trading company and he is pretty good at his job. He dates Satoko Matsubara. The trading company has a business relationship with a private high school experiencing some difficulties. One day, Ryosuke is appointed as the principle of the private high school. He soon discovers how different the work environment is from his previous job. In order for the school to run in the black, Ryosuke implements cost-cutting measures. However, school staff members, including Chihiro Mashiba, oppose his plan.

    This show, created by Nobuo Mizuta, Shô Sakurai and Yû Aoi, scores 6.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. Napoleon Ville

    Napoleon Ville

    This show, created by Shingo Okamoto, Toshiaki Karasawa and Kumiko Asô, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  8. Ryûsei Wagon

    Ryûsei Wagon

    In the past six months, Nagata Kazuo has been told that he is being laid off, his wife Miyoko wants divorce and their son Hiroki will not stop violence at home. And in Kazuo's heart is an antagonism with his father Tadao who has terminal cancer. As Kazuo sits on a bench in front of a train station wondering where he has gone wrong, a wine-colored wagon suddenly appears. The person driving it is Hashimoto Yoshiaki who should have died five years ago. His son Kenta riding with him should be dead too. Kazuo boards this mysterious wagon with the two of them and in the course of going round to important places of the past, he starts to realize what went wrong with his wife and son.

    This show, created by Katsuo Fukuzawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima and Teruyuki Kagawa, scores 7.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. Miss Devil

    Miss Devil

    Mako Tsubaki works as a HR consultant at a company. Her job entails solving problems like sexual harassment, power harassment and factional disputes using bold methods like a devil.

    This show, created by Noriyoshi Sakuma, Eiichirô Funakoshi and Manabu Ino, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  10. Akira & Akira

    Akira & Akira

    The story begins in April 1986 and is set during the days of the bubble economy. Kaidou Akira comes from a wealthy background and is the heir of a large company Tokai Yuusen. On the other hand, his genius classmate from the University of Tokyo, Yamazaki Akira had a tough life due to the bankruptcy of his father's company and having to run away from creditors but overcomes the odds to graduate from the top-notch school. The two are employed at the same bank and get caught in a battle lasting over 10 years which causes upheavals in their lives.

    This show, created by Yoshiyuki Mizutani, Osamu Mukai and Takumi Saitoh, scores 8.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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