Who needs The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones? We’ve got shows about ten-way affairs, detectives with magic eyes and at least two shows that give the Ace Attorney games a run for their money. Here’s what I watched this year.
Akio has fond memories of playing Final Fantasy III with his dad as a child. Many years later the two have grown distant, rarely talking to each other even though they live in the same house. With his dad quitting his job and retiring to everyone’s surprise, Akio hatches a plan to get the two on good terms again. Akio will go on adventures with his dad in Final Fantasy XIV, while pretending to be a stranger. Only after beating Twintania together will he reveal who he’s been travelling with.
Shin Michima is a published author with a few books to his name, but his unpopularity has shattered his confidence. He returns home after grocery shopping to discover that five women have been invited to live in his house, by someone unknown, for a million yen in rent per month, per person.
Tabito Higurashi runs a small but successful detective agency that specialises in finding lost items. Even though he has lost every sense besides sight, he is helped greatly by his ability to see emotions.
Working late? Need some company? Come to the Midnight Diner for a couple of drinks and a chat.
A shinigami drops a killer notebook down to Earth and a teenager decides to become judge, jury and executioner. You know the one.
There’s no better way to avoid the drama of 2016 than by watching drama. And hey, it was a decent year for foreign J-drama fans. Here’s what I watched this year.