20 Upcoming Spring Dramas Everyone Is Excited About!

Spring is finally here! ☆ It is the season of love, awakening, and new exciting things... (lol j/k) So which dramas are we getting this year? Hopefully, this list will help you find a drama that will spark your interest, but if it doesn't, let us know which ones you are looking forward to! Perhaps you have a gem you would like everyone to know about, or have you already started watching some spring dramas? Do not hesitate to write about it in the comment section below, but first, let us check out the new stuff!

NOTE: The article does not guarantee the accuracy since the info regarding these dramas can change in the future.

Fighter of the Destiny


The hype is really strong around this Chinese drama! Mainly because of the ex-member of EXO - Lu Han. He stars as an abandoned prince, who goes on a journey in order to find a cure for his illness and by doing so he encounters numerous characters, one of them being the love of his life. The drama is based on the the novel of the same name by Mao Ni.
Check it out if you're into: historical, fantasy CGI elements, romance

Song of Phoenix


This drama is about a wealthy nobleman who falls in love with a slave. Is their love going to win and will he be able to save the country?
Check it out if you're into: forbidden romance, master x slave, historical, melodrama

Princess Hours Thai


The Thai remake of Goong. If you're not familiar with that drama, the story follows an ordinary girl who suddenly finds out that she must marry a member of the royalty because of a promise their grandfather's made in the past. I'm not sure if this lakorn will follow the same story as the original Kdrama though. A piece of advice: Thai lakorns tend to be rather extreme in portrayal of contract relationships, so who knows how this remake will turn out.
Check it out if you're into: love-hate relationships, school, contract marriages

Ruler: Master of the Mask


Set in the 18th century, the drama follows the Crown Prince Lee Sun who fights against corruption. His love interest is played by Kim So Hyun. This is her first main role in a historical drama, while Yoo Seung Ho has already starred in a couple of them as the main protagonist, such as Queen Seon Duk and Warrior Baek Dong Soo.
Check it out if you're into: historical dramas, politics, melodrama

Operation Love


The story of a man who travels back in time to change his fate with his first love who is in the present about to marry another man. A Chinese remake of Proposal Daisakusen.
Check it out if you're into: time traveling, drama, romance

Anata no Koto wa Sore Hodo


Watanabe Mitsu is happily married to her second love Ryota. Then one day on the way back from a drinking session, Mitsu happens to meet her first love Arishima. She believes him to be the man of her destiny, and they begin an affair. Based on the manga of the same name by Ryo Ikuemi.
Check it out if you're into: marriage drama, romance, infidelity, betrayal

My Secret Romance


A push-pull romance between a wealthy guy and and an inexperienced girl with whom he shares a one night stand. 
Check it out if you're into: push-pull relationships, rich x poor, romance

Seven Female Prisoners


A modern-day geisha Kamiwatari Kotone gets accused of her colleague's murder and is sent to prison. Soon she finds out why she was framed for the murder.
Check it out if you're into: modern geishas, framed-for-murder plots, drama

The Queen Returns


Ai Mi Er is a rich girl who is forced to marry for a business alliance. She runs away but ends up as a maid to the man who is the younger brother of the man she was running away in the first place.
Check it out if you're into: romance, drama, comedy

3 Papas


These three guys have never really been the responsible types, so when a baby lands on their doorstep with a note  “the baby is yours”, they cannot figure out who the father is. And since they already live as roommates, they decide to care for the baby together.
Check it out if you're into: family, comedy, friendship

My Son


In the spring, when Kashiwazaki Yui and her 3 years old son were coming back home from kindergarten, she let go of her son's hand for a moment and then he was gone. 9 years later, her son appears in front of her again.
Check it out of you're into: family drama, mystery, suspense

I'm Your Destiny


Makoto Masaki and Haruko Kogetsu have been passing each other since they were children, but they are still unaware of each other. That is, until a mysterious figure appears in front of Makoto and tells him that he and Haruko are destined for each other.
Check it out if you're into: romance, fantasy, destiny

Advance Bravely


A love story between a sergeant and an ex-soldier. It is based on the novel of the same name by Chai Ji Dan. *Note: the uncut version will be posted on Iqiyi Taiwan.
Check it out if you're into: BL, romance, yaoi



Fukase Kazuhisa's past finally comes to haunt him when he receives a letter accusing him of murder. 10 years ago, his friend tragically dies in a snowboarding accident. But was it really an accident? The same kind of letter is sent to everyone involved in that accident. Fukase decides to confront the truth of the past in order to protect the people dear to him.
Check it out if you're into: suspense, mystery, I-know-what-you-did-last-summer

Woman's All About the Looks


Jounouchi Jun is a researcher who works at a paper manufacturer. She has been so immersed in research that she is at the bottom rung of stylishness. She lacks self-confidence, is unpopular with men and also poor at girls talk. Seeking to free herself from her current situation, Jun starts to research trendy makeup, fashion, and beauty with her two colleagues.
Check it out if you're into: friendship, comedy, slice of life

I Live Even Though I Am Poor at Love


The drama follows the love relationships of two friends, Misa and Chihiro. Their personalities are the exact opposites, but they support each other through everyday struggles. However, everything changes when two men enter their lives.
Check it out if you're into: friendship, romance, drama, slice of life

Man to Man


A longtime celebrity Yeo Woon Gwang suddenly has a need for a bodyguard and hires Kim Seol Woo, a man trained in special investigations. He’s described as a mysterious man of many talents, and the drama is about the twisty events they encounter and the budding bromance between the star and bodyguard.
Check it out if you're into: bromance, action, comedy, thriller

There's No Easy Job In This World


Kasumi gets a job as a teacher at an elementary school. This fulfills a lifelong dream for her, but Kasumi is too passionate about her job. She overworks herself and gets burnt out from her job. So Kasumi quits her teaching job. She is still only 28 years old. Kasumi needs to find work and begins to take short-term jobs. During on of these jobs she meets the mysterious employee Masakado of Hello Work.
Check it out if you're into: slice of life, finding work, business, friendship

Frankenstein's Love


An incident 100 years ago led to a professor’s creation of a monster with a human-like form but definitely not a human-like appearance. And yet, this immortal monster has more compassion than humans do. He quietly hides deep in the forest and dreams of the day he can live as a human being even though he knows this is impossible. Then something results in his encounter with a young woman Tsugaru-san and he falls in love with her. He starts to learn about love, friendship and the world.
Check it out if you're into: romance, supernatural, classics

Queen of Mystery


Yoo Seol Ok liked mystery novels and wanted to become a detective, but she gave up her dream after marrying. Now, she is a housewife with a husband who works as a prosecutor. She meets Ha Wan Seung. He is a passionate detective and they decide to collaborate to solve cases.
Check it out if you're into: detectives, mystery, romance, suspense

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Tomodachi Game follows Yuichi and his friends who become involved in the "Friends Games" which carries large amounts of money. (mystery, suspense, psychological, mind games)

Tunnel is about a detective who time travels from the 80's to the present time in order to pursue a killer. (detective, crime, thriller, time traveling)

The Liar and His Lover is about a genius sound creator and his fan who is a high school student. (romance, music, youth)

Love or Not is about Mako who receives an email from her first love. However, when she goes to meet him, she realizes that the man who appears before her is not the one whom she knew in high school. (romance, drama, mystery)

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The Perfect Match is about two culinary chefs who compete and fall in love. (romance, food)

Ice Fantasy Destiny is an epic fantasy adventure set in 2020. (romance, fantasy, futuristic)

Queen of the Ring is about Nan-hee, a smart but unattractive girl, Se-Gun, a confident and shallow guy, and their seemingly unique romance. (romance, fantasy)

Chicago Typewriter is about three writers who lived under Japanese rule in the 1930's and get reincarnated into a bestselling writer who is in a slump, a mysterious ghostwriter and an anti-fan of the bestselling writer. (romance, fantasy, reincarnation)


Thanks for reading and have a nice day!

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    Anna Apr 12, 2017 - edited

    I look forward Ruler: Master of the Mask (since I'm a sageuk fan :D) and Man to Man (since it was partly filmed in my beloved hometown last year <3).

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    SimonaP Apr 12, 2017

    Quite hyped for I'm Your Destiny and Ruler: Master of the Mask

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    Kate Apr 12, 2017

    Luhan is so ridiculously pretty in that poster. I thought it was a female disguising as a guy at first...

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    KittyxGrell Apr 12, 2017

    Definitely gonna watch 3 Papas and Advance Bravely. *u*

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    101Rubellite Apr 12, 2017

    Ruler: Master of the Mask
    Queen of Mystery
    Frankenstein's Love
    Man to Man
    I'm Your Destiny
    and Crisis!!
    oh and maybe Operation Love (Chinese)

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    Mighty_Brosia Apr 12, 2017

    Love chinese historical dramas.. sooo excited.... :)

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    femmedesneiges Apr 11, 2017 - edited

    The Japanese drama pages being linked to have titles in romaji, so why are those titles listed in English translation in the article?

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      Skye-N-Rain Apr 12, 2017

      The author of this awesome article simply chose to use those titles instead of the romaji ones.

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    Nana8 Apr 11, 2017

    Yay for the remakes <3 I can't wait for Princess Hours Thai version <3 and Frankenstein's Love *-*

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    exe Apr 11, 2017

    Thank you for the list! I'm looking forward to Fighter of Destiny and Ruler: Master of the Mask.

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    Liang-Ying Apr 11, 2017

    Fighter of Destiny and Operation Love ~

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    blacklatina Apr 11, 2017 - edited

    A piece of advice: Thai lakorns tend to be rather extreme in portrayal of contract relationships.

    Translation: A lot of them ( I believe the majority) of those lakorns,the male lead RAPE the female lead,then asked for forgiveness, she felt in love with her rapist(ugh!) and then they married.I'd love to people to stop "sugarcoiting" the mistreatment and raping of women in those dramas.Girls! Is not normal, is a crime! and the guy who commits the crime is a coward,is NOT a real man and shld be in jail !!!

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      WowCreations Apr 11, 2017

      Ooh wow..wtf.

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      Ceki Apr 12, 2017

      I haven't watched them all, so I couldn't write "all of them", I get what you mean though, I wrote the article on that topic.

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    Fillers Apr 11, 2017 - edited

    I had no idea about Seven Female Prisoners but the plot sounds so interesting that I'm hoping that someone will sub it. Woman all about her looks sound interesting as well. Thanks for the article for introducing these dramas to me.

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    Elle Apr 11, 2017

    mostly looking forward to boku, unmei no hito desu, man to man and 100 man yen no onnatachi.

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    Trouble-chan Apr 11, 2017

    Advance Bravely and Frankenstein's Love most of all and then My Secret Romance. There's others listed that I'll also watch, but those are the three I MUST see.

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    Gulsen Apr 11, 2017

    I'm curious to see hae jin in ManxMan...I don't think the ounnie from Gap dong really suits for the star role here, but I'm glad that it's her rather than someone else beside hae jin.^^
    (I'm in a glass case of emotion,what can I do? :/ )

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