Thanks again for this poll, it's always entertaining to participate.
I'm also surprised at the numerous votes for Suki na hito ga iru koto, as enjoyable as it was, it's far from being the best drama of the year. it was a nice watch for summer time, but you can't seriously call it (the drama) and its actors the best of this year. the favourite, maybe, the best, no!
maybe the poll should be called "favourite of", instead of "best of"...
i'm still sad Kiseki no Hito was not qualified for the best drama category. it was the most striking one imo.
All in all, contrary to what most of people are saying, i found that 2016 was quite a good year (drama speaking only), with topics people from my age can relate a lot to. probably 2016 dramas are not strong plot and acting speaking, but some are definitely worth the watch.
Strong year for J-Movies. Hard to pick which movie is the best but I kinda agree with "when cats disappper in the world", though I prefer bride for riple winkle and the one that is not nominated "Sweet red bean paste". I also agree that chihayafuru is the best live action this year. Again strong movie year for japanese movies, I am very much happy about it especially thinking that we have lackluster j-dramas this year.
Koe koi is family drama??? Yamaneko is comedy???? Kiritani Mirei and Yamazaki Kento are the best actors of this year? Yamazaki Kento is IDOL?????
I like Yamazaki Kento, but Suki no hito is the worst drama of 2016. I didn't write my variants, but I'm confused now.
@TroubleMcTrouble suki na hito ga iru koto is currently winning in every category it's listed in, even best idol actor (which is very confusing to me). people are free to vote for whatever they want, but this does make me wonder how many 2016 jdramas most suki na hito ga iru koto voters have really seen.
chingus, I love J dramas but the problem is most of them is hard to find them with sub. In the best of situation you have to wait like ......foreeeeever for the next episode to be subbed . Main reason I dont follow many J dramas is that. Seeing this list with all the dramas makes me wondering if they are all translated and where did you watch it. As I said I love Jseries but when I have seen only 5-7 dramas of them I dont find it fair to vote.
I'll give the same advice here that I did on the Korean poll - You can seem to pick two - so be heartless and remember which ones you sobbed at (and how many boxes of tissues, bottles of water and blocks of chocolate were consumed), which ones you laughed until you cried at (and obviously ALL in the RIGHT places), remember which ones you've watched over and over and over........then....HAVE AT THOSE TICK BOXES!
hmmm, seirei no moribito is a historical? it's a fantasy counterpart culture, so much more of a fantasy action/adventure in a fictional universe/alternate east asia, for sure, but I wouldn't label it as historical.
love this as a live-action adaptation, tho (even despite the emperor being a ridiculous pain)
he worked it perfectly for how his character is intended to be portrayed, but I am overall disappointed with how his character is written (esp compared to anime's & book's emperor). his actions in the drama are counterproductive, so I found it befuddling & don't understand why they opted to write the emperor this way. it might be the only major change in the live-action from uehashi's work that I don't agree with.