Top 10 awesome shows like Natsume Sôseki no Tsuma that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Natsume Sôseki no Tsuma 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 Takeshi Shibata, Machiko Ono and Hiroki Hasegawa . Here goes the list -

  1. Sniffer the Investigation Officer
  2. Hello, We Love You
  3. Yôkoso, Wagaya e
  4. Mi o Tsukushi ryôrichô
  5. Akagi: Yami ni oritatta tensai
  6. Zero no shinjitsu: Kansatsui Matsumoto Mao
  7. Time Spiral
  8. Okaasan, Musume wo yamete ii desuka?
  9. The Island Teacher
  10. Napoleon Ville
  1. Sniffer the Investigation Officer

    Sniffer the Investigation Officer

    "My nose is never wrong". Hanaoka Shinichiro's other name is "The Sniffer". He is a consultant who only solves particular important criminal cases. Once Hanaoka gets a whiff, he can uncover all the riddles with his extraordinary, keen sense of smell. He solves difficult, bizarre cases with the compassionate detective Komukai Tatsuro.

    This show, created by Kentaro Horikirizono, Hiroshi Abe and Teruyuki Kagawa, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. Hello, We Love You

    Hello, We Love You

    Umeda Mina (Ono Machiko) is a pianist whose father is a famous conductor. She has set her sights on winning an international piano competition. However, she has faced countless setbacks and this is her last chance at the age of 35. Mina has been married to her husband Shinji (Eguchi Yosuke) for 10 years, but they do not have children for some reason. One day, a filthy boy with an impassive face breaks into their garden. It turns out that he has been abused and he is put in a home. But several days later, he appears in their garden again. Believing that it is fate that brought him to their house twice, Shinji secretly starts to look up on child adoption...

    This show, created by Ken Higure, Machiko Ono and Yôsuke Eguchi, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  3. Yôkoso, Wagaya e

    Yôkoso, Wagaya e

    Kurata Kenta lives with his father, Taichi, his mother, Keiko, and his younger sister, Nana in an isolated home in the suburbs. He works as an unpopular commercial designer. Kurata Kenta possesses a timid personality, which he picked up from his father. Kenta doesn't like his father. One day, while waiting for the train, Kenta warns a man who pushed a woman and cut in line. Kenta is surprised that he spoke out with his normally timid personality. After that incident, Kenta's family home is targeted by an unknown person with flowers from their garden being pulled out and the seat of a bicycle being torn. Also, Kenta's younger sister Nana is stalked by her ex-boyfriend. Kenta and his family try to find out who is responsible. This mini series is based on the novel "Yokoso Wagaya e" by Jun Ikeido.

    This show, created by Isamu Nakae, Masaki Aiba and Kasumi Arimura, scores 6.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. Mi o Tsukushi ryôrichô

    Mi o Tsukushi ryôrichô

    In 1802, 8-year-old Mio lost her parents in a river flood in Osaka and feels all alone after she is also separated from her childhood friend Noe. She is saved by Yoshi, the proprietress of 'Tenman Icchoan', one of Osaka's famous restaurants, whom she happened to meet. Mio begins training as a cook because of her gift for taste in a time when females were still banned from the kitchen. However, the restaurant was burnt down in a fire and she sets off for Edo with Yoshi and her husband Kahei. By some lucky coincidence, they are invited by Taneichi, the owner of 'Tsurya', to work at his soba shop. Mio is bewildered by the contrasting flavors of the Kansai region and Edo, and also has to deal with the obstructions of a rival shop and a status difference in her love with the samurai Komatsubara. She overcomes these difficulties and eventually becomes a top female cook.

    This show, created by Takeshi Shibata, Haru Kuroki and Mirai Moriyama, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. Akagi: Yami ni oritatta tensai

    Akagi: Yami ni oritatta tensai

    This show, created by Hitoshi Iwamoto, Kanata Hongô and Satoshi Jinbo, scores 8.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Okaasan, Musume wo yamete ii desuka?

    Okaasan, Musume wo yamete ii desuka?

    This story describes how the mother Akiko and daughter Mizuki are like best friends and lovers. The nature of their relationship does bother Mizuki's father Koji but he is too busy with work to do anything about it. Just then, when the family is planning to build a new house, they meet Matsushima who is assigned to be in charge of their construction project. At first, both Akiko and Mizuki hit it off with Matsushima which leads Akiko to encourage Mizuki to date him. However, once Mizuki starts going out with Matsushima, she realizes how she had been tightly controlled by her mother all this while and attempts to break free from this unhealthy relationship between them. When Akiko realizes what is going on, she resorts to extreme measures i.e. seducing Matsushima in order to get her beloved daughter back.

    This show, created by Tomochika Kasaura, Haru and Yuki Saitô, scores 5.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. 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

  10. Napoleon Ville

    Napoleon Ville

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

    Genres - Drama

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