July/August 2018 Drama List

Here are a list of drama series that I suggest watching this season. I think that some of these series will be amazing, but there will be some that are just so-so, however I still plan to watch them. I hope that I can catch them all as they are airing but if not I can always go back and binge watch them.

 

Manager Rinko Kazehana’s Love 

Romaji: Bucho Kazehana Rinko no Koi
Episodes: 2
Release Date: July 5 & 12, 2018
Runtime: Thursday 23:59-24:54
Rinko Kazehana (Ryo) is the manager of a big company. She is on a fast track at work and her love life is going equally as well. Her boyfriend runs a jazz cafe. Things change when her rivals at work scheme for her downfall and her relationship with her boyfriend begins to have problems.

Sachiiro no One Room

Romaji: Sachiiro no Wan Rumu
Episodes: ??
Release Date: July 7, 2018 — (TV Asahi) / July 8, 2018 — (ABC)
Runtime: Saturdays 26:30 (TV Asahi) / Sundays 23:35 (ABC)
A girl (Anna Yamada) is just 14-years-old, but she endures a difficult life. Her parents abuse her at home and she is bullied by students at her school. She doesn’t have a place where she can feel comfortable. One day, the girl is kidnapped by a man (Shuhei Uesugi) wearing a mask. The kidnapper names the girl Sachi, while wishing her to be happy. For the first time, Sachi can feel happiness.

Mr. Sunshine

Episodes: 24
Release Date: July 7, 2018 —
Runtime: Sat. & Sun. 21:00
During the United States expedition to Joseon (South Korea) in 1871, a boy from Joseon boards an American warship and goes to America. As an adult, he returns to his home country as an American soldier stationed in the country.

Your House Helper/Mr. House Helper

Episodes: 32
Release Date: July 4 – August 23, 2018
Runtime: Weds. & Thurs. 22:00
Kim Ji-Woon (Ha Seok-Jin) was born to a lawmaker father and doctor mother. He then went on to work at a big company, but he quit his job and stopped talking to his parents.Kim Ji-Woon meets a woman and begins to work as a housekeeper at her home. While doing his job, he listens to his customer’s worries and gives advice to help them solve their problems.

Absolute Zero 3

Romaji: Zettai Reido: Mizen Hanzai Sennyu Sousa
Episodes:
Release Date: July 9, 2018 —
Runtime: Mondays 21:00-21:54
The Japanese government carries out a secret project which entails collection of all personal information on its citizens. The data is then analyzed to determine who will likely commit serious crimes in the future and also discover details about their future crimes. Detectives go undercover to find out that information.
Norito Izawa (Ikki Sawamura) is a former elite detective at the security bureau. Due to a case, he was demoted to the documentation section of the general affairs department. Troublemakers at the National Police Agency are normally found in the documentation section. The troublemakers are purposely sent to to the documentation section to carry out the government’s secret project.

Giver: Revenge’s Giver

Romaji: Giver: Fukushu no Zoyosha
Episodes:
Release Date: July 13, 2018 —
Runtime: Fridays 24:12-24:52
Giba (Ryo Yoshizawa) and several of his colleagues work at a revenge agency. A mysterious girl called “Taker” leads the group. Giba lacks emotion for a person. The revenge agency takes on revenge requests on behalf of their clients. Their clients include a woman who is a victim of a fraud marriage and the family of a victim killed by a serial murderer.

Stepmom and Daughter Blues

Romaji: Gibo to Musume no Blues
Episodes:
Release Date: July 10, 2018 —
Runtime: Tuesdays 22:00~23:07
Akiko Iwaki (Haruka Ayase) is a career woman who works very hard at her job. She gets married to Ryoichi Miyamoto (Yutaka Takenouchi) who has a daughter. Akiko Iwaki must now deal with housework and raising her stepdaughter.

We Are Rockets!

Romaji: Chia Dan
Episodes:
Release Date: July 13, 2018 —
Runtime: Fridays 22:00-22:54
Wakaba (Tao Tsuchiya) is a 2nd grade high school student in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. When Wakaba was little, she admired the cheerleading club “JETS” from Fukui Chuo High School in Fukui Prefecture. She dreamed of joining the “JETS,” but she thought it was impossible for her to join and enrolled at another high school. One day, a transfer student from Tokyo talks to Wakaba and proposes “let’s do cheer dance together.”

Let’s Eat 3

Episodes:
Release Date: July 16, 2018 —
Runtime: Mondays & Tuesdays 21:30

Dele

Episodes:
Release Date: July 27, 2018
Runtime: 23:15-00:15 (60 min)
Wheelchair bound Keiji Sakagami (Takayuki Yamada) is a computer programmer and runs dele.LIFE. Clients sign up to the company and after their deaths, dele.LIFE will remove all their data on computers and cellphones. Yutaro Mashiba (Masaki Suda) works with Keiji Sakagami. His job is to verify clients’ death. During their work on deleting data, they get involved in the life and secrets of their clients.

Life

Episodes:
Release Date: July 23, 2018 —
Runtime: Mon & Tue 23:00
A power struggle ensues at a hospital. Ye Jin-Woo (Lee Dong-Wook) is a doctor in the emergency medical center at Sangkook University Hospital. He has a warm heart and charisma. Koo Seung-Hyo (Cho Seung-Woo) is the president at Sangkook University Hospital. Koo Seung-Hyo is cool-headed and ambitious.

Love And Fortune

Romaji: Koi no Tsuki
Episodes:
Release Date: July 26, 2018 — (TV Tokyo) / November 30, 2018 (Netflix)
Runtime: Thursdays 25:00-25:30 (TV Tokyo)
Wako Taira (Eri Tokunaga) is 31-years-old. She works part-time at a cinema close to her home. Her boyfriend is Fu-kun and they have lived together for 3 years. She has never thought of breaking up with her boyfriend, considering her age. One day, she meets high school student Yumeaki Iko. She can’t resist him. Wako Taira has an affair with Yumeaki Iko.

Risky Romance

Episodes:
Release Date: July 23, 2018 —
Runtime: Mondays & Tuesdays 22:00 (35 minutes each / 2 episodes per day)
A romance takes place between a neurosurgeon and an endocrinologist. The neurosurgeon is Han Seung-Joo (Ji Hyun-Woo). He has a strong desire for winning. The endocrinology doctor is Joo In-A (Lee Si-Young). She is obsessed about hormones.

Still 17 (English title) / Thirty But Seventeen (literal title)

Episodes:
Release Date: July 23, 2018 —
Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 22:00 (35 minutes each / 2 episodes per day)
Gong Woo-Jin (Yang Se-Jong) is a 30-year-old single man and he works as a set designer. Due to a trauma he experienced 13 years ago, he does not want to have a relationship with others.When Woo Seo-Ri (Shin Hye-Sun) was 17, she fell into a coma. 13 years later, she wakes up from her coma. Her mental age is still that of a 17-year-old, but she is now 30-years-old.Gong Woo-Jin and Woo Seo-Ri get involved with each other and fall in love.

Your Honor (English title) / Dear Judge (literal title)

Episodes:
Release Date: July 25, 2018 —
Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 22:00 (35 minutes / 2 episodes per day)
Han Soo-Ho and Han Kang-Ho were born as identical twins, but they live totally different lives. Han Soo-Ho works as a judge and he is guided by principles. Han Kang-Ho’s extensive criminal record contains 5 different arrests. One day, Han Soo-Ho suddenly disappears. Han Kang-Ho secretly takes his brother’s place as a judge. Han Kang-Ho, who was once considered trash, becomes “Dear Judge” and highly respected.

Lovely Horribly

Episodes:
Release Date: August, 2018 —
Runtime: Mon & Tue 22:00
Philip (Park Si-Hoo) and Eul-Soon (Song Ji-Hyo) were born at the same time and they seem to share fate. If one person is happy, the other person is unhappy. Philip has all the good luck in their fate and he is a top star. On the other, hand, Eul-Soon has all the bad luck and she works as a drama series screenwriter. They begin to work together for a drama series and mysterious things take place around them.

Voice 2

Episodes:
Release Date: August 11, 2018 —
Runtime: Sat. & Sun. 22:20
Set around an emergency 112 call center. During the golden time after a crime takes place, the call center chases criminals including a serial killer.

Familiar Wife (English title) / Wife That I Know (literal title)

Episodes: 16
Release Date: August 1, 2018 —
Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 21:30
Cha Joo-Hyuk (Ji Sung) has been married to Seo Woo-Jin (Han Ji-Min) for 5 years. Cha Joo-Hyuk works at a bank and Seo Woo-Jin also has a working career. Due to an unexpected case, Cha Joo-Hyuk makes a choice and that choice leads people, including himself and Seo Woo-Jin, to have totally different lives in the present day.