I've watched a lot of jdrama in my life so I'll try to put a few with differents genres. My favorite are definitely the one written by Sakamoto Yuji but since i don't know what you like i thought it'd be best to put other kind of dramas:
- Kisarazu Cat's eye (comedy/friendship)
- Woman (slice of life/family)
- Kazoku Game (psychological/family)
- 3 nen B gumi Kinpachi sensei season 7 (school/drama)
- Legal High (law/comedy)
- Soredemo ikite yuku (slice of life)
- Nodame cantabile (classic dorama/music/comedy)
- Nigeru wa haji da ga yaku ni tatsu (romance/comedy)
Hana yori dango – it’s a must see it’s the classical Cinderella story but one of the bests ever done (2 seasons and 1 movie) Buzzer Beat – good romance drama about 2 people that meet and fall in love but first they have to find the perfect timing for them to be together Love Shuffle – it’s a story involving 4 couples and how they learn what love is Pride – a classic romance drama with a mature couple who grow and learn from each other and also heal each others wounds Tatta Hitotsu no koi – a very good romance and it’s a Cinderella story but inverse (rich girl, poor boy) Hotaru no Hikari – this has 2 seasons and a movie, and it’s a bout a couple that has to live together due to some circumstances and gradually fall in love We married as a job - As mentioned before this one is compared to Because this is my first life. I liked both of them but I'll have to say I liked better how they managed the "contract relationship" at the final episodes here.
Soratobu Kouhoushitsu - I like this one, because is also about 2 persons who had their dreams broken about their ideal jobs but with the help of each other discover a new passion in life.
Kahogo no Kahoko - This one is pretty sweet and lighthearted, the OTP is very cute and it centers alot on family.
Boku unmei no hito desu - This one is also pretty lighthearted, the male lead is very sweet and kind and it's totally focused on romance.
Byakuyako – this is a very intense drama about 2 people that met since childhood and develop a strange relationship in which both of them are united by a serious of crimes
Taiyou no kisetsu – a romance drama but with melo in it
Soredemo, ikite yuku – this drama is also very heavy and it’s about a man whose sister is killed and the the killer’s sister who meets and falls in love with that man
Sekai no Chuushin de, Ai wo sakebu – kind of like Koizora and 1 liter of tears
Atashinchi no Danshi -
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e – reverse harem a girl crossdressing and living in a boys shcool
Ouran High school host club – reverse harem a girl crossdressing so she can be part of the school’s host club
Mei-chan no shitsuji
My Boss, my hero – this drama is hilarious and it’s about a yakuza that has to go back to highschool in order to get his high school diploma, but he has to keep his yakuza status a secret
SLICE OF LIFE
Nodame Cantabile – very good drama with romance an music it has 1 season, 2 specials and 2 movies
My girl – it’s a drama of a man that suddenly finds out he has a daughter and has to live wit her.
GTO – If you liked Dragon Zakura you’ll like this one and the following one (Gokusen) It’s about teachers and troublesome students
Maou – the best suspense drama ever!
The quiz show 2 – it’s about a Quiz show were they ask the contestants very personal questions in order to reveal their deepest secrets
N no tame ni – it’s about a group of friends that are united due to a double assassination and they hide who the killer is
Ryusei no Kizuna – a revenge drama about 3 siblings who look for the killer of their parents before the statute of limitations ends
Liar Game – it’s about a game that involves lying a deception in order to win
Kazoku game – it’s a psychological drama about a teacher and a family and his strange ways of teaching
Kurosagi – it’s about a swindler who targets swindlers due to his personal vendetta
H2 – baseball and romance united in a story about highschool life
Tumbling – a group of boys who bond through tumbling and find a dream to follow
Yowakutemo Katemasu – a different kind of underdog drama about a baseball team who challenges winning a baseball game with new strategies involving their weakness