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Posted 4/7/18 , edited 4/8/18
The selection in Anime is very good but the Japanese dramas and movies is too poor. There are viewers, like me, that also want to see something more besides anime. Some plan to update the Drama library soon? Or is there another site where I can find a descent selection of Japanese Dramas and movies?
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Posted 4/7/18 , edited 4/7/18

Hinoke wrote:

The selection in Anime is very good but the Japanese dramas and movies is too poor. There are viewers, like me, that also want to see something more besides anime. Some plan to update the Drama library soon? Or is there another site where I can find a descent selection of Japanese Dramas and movies?


I've moved this to the Advice, Info, Recommendations forum. To be honest, the Japanese selections in Crunchyroll drama were never all that plentiful--though at one time CR had quite a bit of Korean content and seemed to be trying to work out more deals for Japanese TV shows. The Kdrama got gutted significantly a while ago though, and it doesn't look to me like Crunchyroll is headed in a direction to beef up their selections of Asian drama and live action material, Japanese or otherwise.

I really can't speak to places that are particularly good for Japanese content specifically, but two good places for Asian Drama are DramaFever and Viki.

In addition to having its own site and apps, DramaFever is one of the channels on VRV ( https://vrv.co) so if you are in the US you might want to check that out. Even without paying for a premium membership there will be a lot available with ads. If you do want to pay for premium you can pay just $9.99 a month for a combo package that includes all the channels on VRV (which includes Crunchyroll, Funimation. DramaFever and several others) -- that's less per month than purchasing separate CR and DramaFever subscriptions separately.
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Posted 4/9/18 , edited 4/9/18
What Lorreen said. Additionally, AsianCrush has a decent selection of Korean/Asian films that generally aren't found on DramaFever or Viki, which mainly seem to concentrate on series.

edit: I believe Viki has a bigger selection of Japanese dramas.
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Posted 4/9/18 , edited 4/9/18
It's sad how J-Drama is so misrepresented these days as compared to K-Drama but as Lorreen and Sena3927 point out there are very few options for legally watching J-Drama out there these days it's truly a sad sad thing. One of the latest offerings though is slowly starting to grow; Netflix as of late has been expanding it's J-Drama selection with titles such as Re:Mind, Erased, The FMA Live-Action movie, the Death Note movie and a few others just over the recent months. As Sena3927 said Viki definitely has the best selection available still though (with both free with commercials and paid without commercials versions) while Dramafever has mostly K-Drama with almost all their J-Drama already on Viki and Crunchyroll.
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