by Old_Anime_Lady, December 20, 2020
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As requested the images will return this article to stay, all times are JST times and please remember Japan runs on a 26-hour clock for doramas that means anything after 24:00 is the following day any time from 12:01 am -2:00 am.

Asadora

Ochoyan 
Still airing because of Corona then

Okaeri Mone 

Momone Nagaura lives with her parents, grandfather and younger sister on an island in Kesennuma Bay, Miyagi Prefecture. In the spring of 2014, Momone Nagaura graduates from high school and moves to the city of Tome.


Every week day morning for 15 minutes
NHK 8:00 until the end of the Spring Season to be replaced by Come Come Everybody for the rest of 2021.



Taiga


Seiten wo Tsuke 

Shibusawa Eiichi was born in 1840 to a farmer’s family. He grew up helping his family with work, which was to manufacture and sell indigo production and also silk farming.  

Every Sunday NHK at 20:00
February 14, 2021 - December 2021



ImageDescriptionTime/StationFirst Airdate
Monday
More and more problems are created by the popularity of social media. In response to these problems caused by social media's influence, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department creates the Yubitai Department.
Website: www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anonymous
Twitter: twitter.com/txdrm_anonymous 
TV TOKYO
TV Osaka,
TV Aichi
TV Setouchi TVHokkaido TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting 22:00
January 2021

A love story that depicts the fate of a young college student who is taking a leave of absence from college aiming to become an astronomer and a woman suffering from heart disease who meet at the Star Festival.
Official: https://www.ntv.co.jp/hoshikimi/
NTV
24:59 --25:29
January 5, 2021
Hulu
0:59 --1:29
January 5, 2021
Tuesday
Tokyo decides to introduce a police system for schools. The school police will reside on campus at middle schools.  
Website: www.ktv.jp/schoolpolice
Twitter: twitter.com/bluesp_tue21 
Fuji TV
21:00
January 2021
Nami Suzuki was born and raised in a small rural town. She doesn't have a specific dream to pursue and she is an easy-going person.
Website: www.tbs.co.jp/BOSSKOI_tbs
Twitter: twitter.com/bosskoi_tbs 
TBS
22:00
January 2021
Maiko is 24 years old and she has never had a boyfriend. One day, with her father's recommendation, she has a meeting with Harumi about marriage.
Website: www.mbs.jp/toshinosakon
Twitter: twitter.com/toshinosakon 
TBS 25:28
 MBS  24:59
January 2021
Wednesday
Mutsumi is a rookie designer and she is employed at small design company Lemon Design.  
Website: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/tokyodesign/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tx_tokyodesign
TV Tokyo
25:28
December 2, 2020
Aoi Minase is in her 40's. She works as a popular writer of romance novels. She is also a single mother, who raised her daughter alone.
Website: www.ntv.co.jp/uchikare
Twitter: twitter.com/uchikare_ntv 

NTV
22:00
January 2021
It is a story about a young office worker of a beverage maker growing up with spicy food and unique bosses and friends.  
Official: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/gekikaradou/
TV Tokyo
24:12
January 6, 2021
It's a story that warms the hearts of an uncle and a cat who wanted to be loved by someone.
Will Masao Kusakari, who is an ugly cat and Fukumaru, lead the "Uncle Kawa" boom further !?
Website: www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/ozineko
Twitter: twitter.com/tx_ozineko 
TV Tokyo
 TV Osaka
24:58
January 6, 2021
In 20XX, it is not the strength of study or fighting that determines the superiority or inferiority of high school students, but "table tennis.
Official: https://www.fakemotion.jp/drama2/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fakemotion_pj
NTV
24:59
Hulu (Jan 21)
dTV (Jan 21)
January 20, 2021
Although admired at school for her amiability and academic prowess, high school student Kyouko Hori has been hiding another side of her.  
Official: http://horimiya-drama.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/horimiya_drama
TBS
26:28
Feb 16, 2021 - Mar 30, 2021

Official: https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/iryu_2021/#/?category=drama
TV Asahi
20:00
January 2021

Thursday

She decided to work at a rural clinic that she found by chance! A sharehouse under one roof with a strange surgeon & nurse !? It
is a team medical drama where three people who are not super doctors can laugh and cry.

Website: www.tv-asahi.co.jp/nijiiro
Twitter: twitter.com/nijiirokarte 
TV Asahi 21:00
Arisu—a listless, jobless and video-game-obsessed young man—suddenly finds himself in a strange, emptied-out version of Tokyo in which he and his friends must compete in dangerous games in order to survive.  
Website: www.netflix.com/jp/title/80200575
https://www.netflix.com/title/80200575 (US)
NetflixDecember 10, 2020
Based on 2018 tvN drama 'Familiar Wife'. Is about Motoharu who is not happy with his marriage life suddenly travels back in time and finds that he is married to another woman
Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/shitteruwife
Twitter: twitter.com/WifeShitteru 
FujiTV
22:00
January 7, 2021
 One day, a teacher by the name of Izumi (Kitano Kii) is found stabbed to death in her wedding dress in the pool on the rooftop of Seishun High School. A classmate confesses being her killer to Class 3C’s president Hibino Meina (Hibino Meina) and Goshima (Yamazaki Shigenori), the detective in charge of the case.
Website: www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/hanninjya_arimasen
Twitter: twitter.com/3c_tx 

TV Tokyo
25:00
January 8, 2021

Official: https://www.ytv.co.jp/edomoiselle/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/edomoiselle_ytv
Ntv
23:59
January 7, 2021
Friday
Set during the early Meiji era, Private Detective Shinjuro Yuki returns to Japan from abroad
Website: www.nhk.jp/p/ts/M3X38LNYN7 
NHK
NHK BS Premium
20:00
December 11, 2020
 A professional wrestler named Miyama Juichi, who belongs to a small wresting organization. When he learns that his father, a Noh actor, is on his dying bed, he returns home after having no contact.
Website: www.tbs.co.jp/oreie_tbs
Twitter: twitter.com/oreie2021
TBS
22:00
January 2021


Official: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/higuchiakira/
TV Tokyo
20:00
January 2021

Set in "Byplay Wood" a large film studio surrounded by forest, far from the city. The story depicts 100 days of turmoil caused by the gathering of serial dramas and movies from various TV stations at once in this remote…
Official: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/byplayers/
TV TOKYO TV Hokkaido
TV Aichi
TV Setouchi
TVQ
(Friday
24:12)
TV Osaka (Monday 24: 12)
January 2021
Kinoshita Mairu, is an unpopular high school student, who thinks she's ugly and plain. She is quickly transformed into a cute girl by the handsome and cool boy, Kumada Tenyu.
Official: https://www.hulu.jp/static/mairunovich/
HuluFebruary 12, 2021
Saturday
Third season of Cold Case: Shinjitsu no Tobira.

Website: www.wowow.co.jp/drama/original/coldcase3 

WOWOW
22:00
December 5, 2020
The Kanagawa Prefectural Police’s Investigation Support Analysis Centre is a unit which tackles criminal investigations by using big data collated such as footage from some 5 million surveillance cameras nationwide...
Website: www.ntv.co.jp/redeyes
Twitter: twitter.com/redeyes_ntv
NTV
22:00
January
2021

Official: https://www.tokai-tv.com/io/jitterbug/
Tokai TV/ Fuji TV
23:40

January 9, 2021

Official: https://www.tv-osaka.co.jp/keihan_story/
 BS TV Tokyo
BS
TV Tokyo 4K
24:00
TV Osaka
24:56
January 9, 2021

Official: https://www.nhk.or.jp/dramatopics-blog/20000/439100.html
NHK
23:30
January 16, 2021
Story describes how Mokomi gradually comes out from her own world and how her family which is falling apart, gradually mends their relationships with one another.
Official: https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/mokomi/#/?category=drama
TVAsahi
23:00

January 23, 2021
Keisuke Yoshimaru enjoyed watching drama series and wanted to become a screenwriter. He took part in contests to become a TV screenwriter, but he failed.
Official: https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/kakenai/#/?category=drama
TV Asahi
23:30
January 2021

Official: https://www.bs-tvtokyo.co.jp/nileperch/

BS TV Tokyo
BS TV Tokyo 4K
21:00
January 30, 2021

Official: https://www.nhk.or.jp/dramatopics-blog/20000/438887.html
NHKFebruary 06, 2021
Sunday
Ayako Mochizuki is a 35-year-old detective. She is a hard worker and seeks out justice, but she lacks flexibility.  
Website: www.tbs.co.jp/tengokutojigoku_tbs
Twitter: twitter.com/tengoku_tbs 
TBS
21:00
January 2021
In 1996, after the collapse of Japan's asset price bubble, Shibasaki Akira works in the loan department for the Yotsubashi branch office of Aoba Bank
Website: www.wowow.co.jp/drama/original/tokkai 
WOWOW
22:00
January 17, 2021
Hibiki Mamiya is a sincere young man with a bright personality. He works as a car mechanic and lives with his girlfriend Mirai Ogasawara.  
Website: www.ntv.co.jp/kimiseka
Twitter: twitter.com/kimiseka_ntv 
NTV
22:30
January 2021

Upon learning salaryman Aoyagi Seiichi will lose his job due to company cutbacks, his family deserts him! Given a reprieve, he must ensure a struggling ballet company achieves financial success  
Official: https://www.nhk.or.jp/dramatopics-blog/20000/435883.html
BS Premium
BS4K
22:00
January 10, 2021

Official: https://www.asahi.co.jp/miyakyo/
ABCTV
23:55
TV Kanagawa: 01/12 (Tue) 23: 00  
January 10, 2021
Former female members gathered at a farewell party for Katsuhito Ando, a teacher of the high school basketball club. Among them, three former captains who wear an aura of unhappiness.
Official: https://www.nhk.or.jp/dramatopics-blog/22000/439658.html
NHK
23:00
January 22, 2021
Kobayashi Haruka fell in love before finding out that her boyfriend was actually a married man. At that time, a regular customer predicts that she will wind up meeting 3 different men. She begins encountering them...

Official: https://www.asahi.co.jp/lover_3b/
TV Asahi
26:30
(Saturday)
ABC TV
23:25 (Sunday)
January 9/
January 10


Specials:

A drama special to the 2019 Drama
Official: https://www.nhk.or.jp/dramatopics-blog/20000/436873.html
NHK
22:00
December 04, 2020

Kazuki Kakurai is an elite doctor at a university hospital. One evening, Kazuki Kakurai and his wife Yoko attend a party. During the party, Kazuki Kakurai receives an emergency call from the hospital.  
Website: https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/tobosha/#/?category=drama
TvAsahi
Saturday-Sunday
21:00
December 5-December 6
2020

This time the stage is Miyakojima, Okinawa. Morimura and Taro (Nenji Kobayashi) went to Miyakojima, investigating the mysterious death of a former subordinate of Morimura (Soichiro Kitamura)
Website: https://www.bs-tbs.co.jp/madogiwa35/
TBS-TBS
Sunday
18:00
December 6, 2020

Official: https://www.nhk.or.jp/dramatopics-blog/20000/435277.html
NHK
Saturday
21:00
December 12, 2020

Official: https://www.nhk.or.jp/dramatopics-blog/20000/434842.html
BSPremium
Sunday
21:00
December 20, 2020

Official: https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/toukakushi/#/?category=drama
TV Asahi
Tuesday
21:00
December 27, 2020
The first episode will be based on the manga's "Fugō Mura" story, where Rohan is dragged into an incident inside a millionaire's mansion. The second episode will be based on the "Kushagara" short story by Ballad Kitaguni in the novel spinoffs, where Rohan receives a strange request from fellow manga creator Jugo Shishi. The third episode is titled "D.N.A.," and is also based on a story from the manga where Rohan is investigating his editor's memory loss through hypnosis.
Official: https://www.nhk.or.jp/dramatopics-blog/20000/437457.html
NHK Monday, Tues, Wed 22: 00
BS4K
 22: 00
 
December 28, 2020

Official: https://www.bs-tvtokyo.co.jp/wakako_zake/
 BS TV Tokyo
Tuesday
 23:00/
TV Tokyo 4K
Wednesday
23:00
December 29, 2020 / December 30, 2020

Official: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/kodokunogurume_omisoka2020/
TV Tokyo
Thursday
22:00
December 31, 2020

Official: https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/kurokawanotecho/
TV AsahiWinter 2020-2021

Official: https://www.nhk.or.jp/dramatopics-blog/7000/439655.html


January 1, 2021

Official: https://www6.nhk.or.jp/nhkpr/post/
original.html?i=25486
TBS/BS4K
Saturday
21:00
January 2, 2021
Kimichika Kazama is an instructor at the police academy. He teaches a new class of students having conflicts and holding secrets.
Official:https://www.fujitv.co.jp/kyojo2/
Fuji TV
Sunday
21:00
January 3, 2021

Official: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/greatest_gift/
TV Tokyo
Monday
20:00
January 4, 2021
Taeko Okajima is a 27-year-old, independent woman who spent her entire life in Tokyo. Looking to unwind from the rush of the big city, she decides to visit her family in the country to help out during the harvest.
Official: https://www.nhk.or.jp/dramatopics-blog/20000/434937.html
BS Premium/ BS4K
Saturday
21:00
January 9, 2021

Official: https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/doctors/#/?category=drama
TV Asahi
Sunday
21:00
January 10, 2021
Ichito Kurihara is a physician at a small hospital in Nagano Prefecture. The hospital doesn't have enough doctors, which causes Ichito Kurihara to cover many different medical fields.  
Official: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/kamisama_karte/
TV TokyoJanuary
2021


This was compiled over the course of 10 days from Here and Here. I know I did not get everything as I was on a time crunch this month with so many things ending or starting in January I have to juggle. Here is a link to 2021 on MDL for Japanese Drama and Specials.

I am also looking for an assistant to help me with these four articles in 2021 as well as the noodle cart monthly article for Japan. Please let me know either here, in DMs or if you are on discord with me.

So which drama are you most excited about in the next few months?


Editor: Yuanwei (1st editor)

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