Hi, dear MDL'ers! Spring has just begun so let's take a look at what kind of dramas we can expect in April and the beginning of May 2019! March wasn't a very active month IMO but April has a lot of surprises for us in its store, especially in Japan (where it's considered a month of prosperity so it's no wonder they will be releasing so many dramas!)
What kind of dramas do you like to watch in spring? Share with us in the comment section below!
Note: drama specials and sequels have been excluded on purpose. Drama synopses have been taken or rewritten from MDL respectively. The article does not guarantee accuracy since the info regarding these dramas can change in the future.
The 100th Asadora (morning drama) takes us back to the Showa era and it follows the adventures of a girl Natsu who lost her parents during the war so she moves to the Tokachi region in Hokkaido with her foster father who is a dairy farmer. Upon graduating from senior high school, Natsu moves to Tokyo and joins the budding animation industry in order to fulfil her dream of becoming an animator.Starring: Hirose Suzu, Okada Masaki
Genre: slice of life, historical, romance, agriculture, animation industry
This criminal drama shows a story that a con man, who marries a police officer, gets involved with unexpected incidents.
Genre: romance, comedy, action, politics, conman, policewoman, crime
Shiro’s daily routine is to leave work on time and head to a discount supermarket nearby. His partner Yabuki Kenji is the affable hairdresser. The two of them share a two-bedroom apartment and the finer points of two men living together come up at the dining table every day.
Genre: food, romance, gay relationship
Genre: drama, family, school, bullying
Architect Ayukawa Itsuki is left paralyzed from the waist down by a sudden accident and is confined to using a wheelchair. Kawana Tsugumi works at an interior design company who one day runs into the senior she had a crush on during high school, Itsuki. Tsugumi is charmed by Itsuki and endeavours to optimistically live life together.
Genre: romance, disability, life, drama
Due to various personal reasons, a group of Yoon Tae-oh's friends move into his house, where they experience love, friendship, and everything in between.
Genre: romance, youth, comedy
Two girlfriends decide to rent "perfect" boyfriends in order to get more experienced in love.
Genre: romance, school, comedy, arranged relationship
A police officer and a gang leader were killed in a gunshot attack. What's the secret behind this case? The only survivor, Tang Yi, is now the gang leader. He's striving to find the murderer by setting a trap…but the police officer, Meng Shao Fei, who has a sense of justice, gradually falls into the "love trap" set by Tang Yi.
Genre: action, thriller, romance, gay relationship
A romantic comedy about a talented gallery curator named Sung Duk Mi, who is an idol fangirl underneath her professional veneer. Meanwhile, her boss Ryan becomes a passionate fanboy of her.
Genre: comedy, romance
Igarashi Iori is a talented radiographer who believes the “truth” is definitely captured in CT and MRI images. He and radiologist Amakasu An work at a hospital’s radiology department where they determine the causes of patients’ illnesses and injuries.
Genre: medical, mystery
An arrogant and eccentric CEO and a poor and humble stuntwoman swap bodies after a strange sequence of events.
Genre: romance, fantasy, comedy, body swap
An espionage melodrama that takes place in Gyeongseong (now known as Seoul), Manchuria, and Singapore during the Japanese colonial occupation. Lee Yo Won will play a surgeon who has been raised by Japanese parents. Yoo Ji Tae plays the leader of a secret society fighting for Korean independence. The two characters become undercover operatives for the Korean provisional government based in Shanghai.
Genre: historical, action, thriller
Genre: romance, drama, gay relationship, twins
Do Min Ik is an intelligent man with a heart of stone and the Chief of Team 1 at T&T Mobile Media who always relies on his secretary. After losing his vision, he begins to find his true identity and in the process, learns to respect the people around him, including his secretary, Jung Gal Hee.
Genre: romance, comedy, boss-employee
Himokura Tetsu is a scientist who specialises in the study of parasites. He loathes people and is very sadistic. Tetsu bought a huge botanical garden in Hakone which he converted into his home and lab. He holes up in the conservatory where he researches his favourite parasites.
Genre: eccentric male lead, animals
The drama about a man and a woman who tragically dies and is given another chance at life through soul-reviving marbles in a magical abyss. Go Se Yeon and Cha Min begin to work as a lawyer and an administrator at a private law firm and decides to investigate the magical incident. Romance blooms in the office as the two intertwine together to accept their same fate.
Genre: fantasy, law, romance
An attempted murder takes place. Detective Katsuragi Keigo investigates the case. The only evidence found at the crime scene is the same DNA as Detective Keigo. He believes the criminal in the attempted murder case may be his older twin brother Yugo. At a young age, Yugo was kidnapped.
Genre: thriller, suspense, crime, twins
As Si Tu Mo’s graduation is nearing, she is confused about her future plans. She tries out all sorts of things all the time and is unable to make her own decisions. Her ordinary days are suddenly shaken up when the genius Physics student Gu Wei Yi appears in her life. The two accidentally end up living together and chaos begins.
Genre: school, romance
Set during the Donghak Peasant Revolution which took place from 1894-1895. Two half-brothers fight on opposite sides of this rebellion.
Genre: historical, drama, political