K Dramas VS J Dramas: Which one is better? Comment now

Korean and Japanese dramas have gained prominence all around the world in the past few years. Tell us in the comments section which do you prefer.
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There’s no denying that Asian cinema has gained popularity in the past few years. Korean dramas, in particular, have become famous worldwide with people watching and falling in love with different storylines and characters. People have started exploring dramas from other Asian countries as well, including Japan. Japanese dramas are as engaging as Korean dramas, but it all depends on your preference. 

From interesting storylines that give you a slice of life to the ones that keep you on the edge of your seat, both Japanese and Korean dramas have the ability to keep you hooked till the last episode. Both genres have a certain charm only drama lovers can explain. If you’re someone who loves K-dramas and J-dramas both, it can be tough to choose between the two. However, there is no harm in loving both.

That said, let’s look at why K-dramas and J-dramas are so popular. 

Korean dramas aka K-dramas

Did you know that K-dramas dates back to the 1960s? That’s right, Korean dramas started airing a long time ago when having a television was still considered a luxury. Thanks to our smartphones and a good internet connection, we have access to most of these dramas. 

Korean dramas are known for their amazing storytelling, plot-twists, beautiful setting, incredible chemistry between the leads, excellent cinematography and extraordinary screenplay. They offer so much in a short period that you can’t help but get hooked. Not just that, the background score perfectly complements the drama and the characters. Plus, there is a drama to suit every taste – from light romantic comedies to melodramas and action series, they have it all. 

But there are some limitations to what Korean dramas show. They have a few tropes that almost every K-drama has such as the fish kiss, destined childhood connection or disappointing parents. They can also be over-the-top sometimes. Well, nothing is perfect, and if you can move past such things, Korean dramas might be your favourite. 

Japanese dramas aka J-dramas 

Japanese dramas started in the 1980s. They are also known as ‘dorama’. Just like K-dramas, J-dramas also explore an array of genres from horror to romance to thriller. They are known for their well-written, brilliant and thought-provoking themes. However, J-dramas tend to focus less on romance and more on the development of the character and storyline. 

However, there are dramas like Izatura Na Kiss (Love in Tokyo) that focuses on romance along with the other aspects of the drama. They also have amazing storylines, plot-twists and more. They can be exaggerated and theatrical too. 

K-dramas VS J-dramas 

1. Korean dramas run for 16-20 episodes with some filler episodes in between., but most dramas are engaging. Japanese dramas, on the other hand, only run for 10-12 episodes where the action never slows down. 

2. Japanese dramas are mostly based on mangas, whereas, they are slowly becoming more common in Korean dramas. 

3. Korean dramas can be strict with skinship and kissing in their dramas, which is not the case with Japanese dramas. 

4. Korean romances are perfect, a fairytale vibe that people love. Japanese dramas, on the other hand, deals with real-life issues and focuses on other parts of the plot as well. 

There are many such differences between the two genres which are nearly impossible to squeeze in just one article. So, you tell us what you think of these dramas. 

Tell us which one do you prefer: K-dramas or J-dramas?

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Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Oh c'mon there no doubt. Kdrama

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

I've watched Taiwanese dramas, J-dramas, J-dramas, Thai -dramas, mainland C_dramas... and others if I had to choose in terms of quality and plot wise I'll definitely choose K-dramas.

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-drama. J-anime

Anonymous 1 month ago

Obviously k drama

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kdrama

Anonymous 1 month ago

K drama for sure

Anonymous 1 month ago

K drama for sure! They are better than j drama in stories

Anonymous 1 month ago

i dont like jdrama ending

Anonymous 1 month ago

If the storyline is good whether its jdrama or kdrama ..i'll watch it ..

Anonymous 1 month ago

It doesn't matter to me. Usually when I find out there is another one out there I will binge watch it anyways

Anonymous 1 month ago

K dramas, of course. They are my all time favourite dramas.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I don't care. They're both watchable. Usually when I hear that there's another version, I end up binging it that day.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Having tried to watch both dramas my personal choice is K drama followed by J drama. I tend to identify with K-dramas

Anonymous 1 month ago

Y'all need to stop comparing between two cultures.... Previously too y'all posted something like K-pop Vs jpop ...if u do not have content then stop making fights between two cultures... you all need to culture Ur minds ....y'all are so greedy hoping for more fans from these two worlds by making them fight.... You greedy uncultured pplss stop it...

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-DRAMA FOR SUURREEEEEER

Anonymous 1 month ago

I'm a k-drama lover. Definitely it's k- drama which takes me to another world.

Anonymous 1 month ago

K dramas all the way.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Korean drama for sure

Anonymous 1 month ago

Korean dramas always ❤

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-drama is so much better than J- drama! I feel the stories are better written and acted in K-dramas. I love Japan for their anime, but even when they try to make a drama or movie based on a manga/anime it's not as entertaining as the source material. The Koreans have done a much better job turning manga/anime into dramas. I also feel that Korean actors and actresses are more appealing than Japanese ones when it comes to acting. Though Japan has the best voice actors I have encountered.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Probably K-dramas. J dramas go to far story wise. Not such good endings

Anonymous 1 month ago

I prefer J drama because it's natural emotion when you watch their drama and very actual situation on our daily live

Anonymous 1 month ago

Love watching both.

Anonymous 1 month ago

ya me too

Anonymous 1 month ago

Both are good

Anonymous 1 month ago

J drama at the moment. K drama Rom-coms became so predictable lately. I watched both at the moment Kdrama dominates as to availability. If you give J drama The same attention youLl definitely find it very interesting. Enjoy watching both.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kdrama is the best i love the drama chemistry and story .

Anonymous 1 month ago

Korean dramas ✌️✌️

Anonymous 1 month ago

K Rama's all the way

Anonymous 1 month ago

K dramas obvi I didn't even know that ppl acc watched j dramas

Anonymous 1 month ago

K dramas!!! I just love the language,limited sexual content and the plots..

Anonymous 1 month ago

K Dramas!!!!! I watch Japanese anime but their movies and dramas no... They’re bad sorry

Anonymous 1 month ago

K Dramas ......I love love them!!!❤️❤️❤️

Anonymous 1 month ago

Jdrama, because i prefer more development in the plot and character rather than developing a romance line. I have watched both, and Jdrama really is one of the best in asia Kdrama will tend to add in boring melodrama, as if without it the plot cannot be developed further. With just 10-12 ep, jdrama can wrap up with a good closure, compared to kdrama with 20+ ep and yet a closure that left you bemoaned watching it.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Of corse its KDRAMA You don't need to ask

Anonymous 1 month ago

Jdrama. Kdramas are too much like factory-made. Too stretchy. Too much sexual. Kissing is too many scene and exeggerated. Like their reality shows better

Anonymous 1 month ago

Too much kissing in k dramas? That’s not true..there is actually limited skinship.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Jdorama make people think, Kdrama entertain only. Jdorama first, then Kdrama

Anonymous 1 month ago

Forever J dramas. More real. Its weird to watch fake face in k dramas.

Anonymous 1 month ago

K drama always❤️

Anonymous 1 month ago

I really loved k drama ... I enjoyed alot ...thanku for that ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️

Anonymous 1 month ago

I like and enjoy them both but I love K -dramas more

Anonymous 1 month ago

K drama. No question about it!

Anonymous 1 month ago

K dramas.......

Anonymous 1 month ago

I watch both.. I even watch Taiwan and Chinese drama and movies.. However, i still prefer watching JDrama.. 8-10 average episodes like of US. Straight to the point and the flow of story will not put you on a roller coaster ride. Not too much drama and kissing scenes but story wise I put it at the top. I put K-drama on the next particular if im looking for romantic stories.. I like Chinese stories as well.. however, most episodes are reaching 45 episodes up.

Anonymous 1 month ago

K drama

Anonymous 1 month ago

Dude, dont cancel comments that are building. It seem you guys are too bias to K-Drama & cancel any comment not favouring them. You got bribbed or what? Not all people heavily favour K-Drama. Too long, too repititious contents, too sexualized, too much kissing. Visually more appealling though

Anonymous 1 month ago

J-Drama then HK-Drama then K-Drama. Too much skinship & overkissing in K-Drama.

Anonymous 1 month ago

35 years ago I listened to JPop and thought they were great but over the years I have seen KPop begin to dominate between the two. I have seen the same trend between K drama and J drama. When it comes to cinematography- I think K drama is awesome. The Chinese drama especially in cinematography has come a long way, but the politics and propaganda sometimes distracts the production.

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-drama. They have a good story, better actors and better reproduction. Even though I love Japanese language more, their movies and series look like they're made in beggining of 2000's and it's so weird to watch people acting like they're in an anime. Anime is one thing, this is another, so their acting should be like normal people.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I have watched some Japanese drama but I think they miss the flow...while kdramas are always entertaining.. I love kdramas

Anonymous 1 month ago

C drama

Anonymous 1 month ago

K Drama always warms my heart... So I love Romace K Drama, especially the Kissing Scenes❤

Anonymous 1 month ago

I stop watching American dramas after i discover KDRAMAS. Jdramas BORING, BORING, & BORING.

Anonymous 1 month ago

K drama even Japanese

Anonymous 1 month ago

DEFINITELY KDRAMS!

Anonymous 1 month ago

I like both, but I don't like how kdramas have wasted scenes as this article describes. Some scenes have nothing to do with story.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Jdramas of course. Kdramas are trash. Stories are too fake and too good to be true. Just like the casts fake faces that were improved by multiple plastic surgeries lololol. Kdramas doesn't reflect the true nature of Korea which is trash.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I've watched some Japanese drama clips and they looked so boring I think Korean actors have this kind of expression and acting style that other Asian countries try to mimick And they are really funny So I choose k drama

Anonymous 1 month ago

K Drama

Anonymous 1 month ago

I love the Japanese language more. But Korean shows fun, entertaining, action packed and funny

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kdrama.. I have nt watch jdrama till now but i love aime... I guess both are good in their own way

Anonymous 1 month ago

I like both.it's hard to choose

Anonymous 1 month ago

Japan Drama

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kdramas all the way!!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Jdrama for me because jdrama not fake like kdrama

Anonymous 1 month ago

Japanese Drama..

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-drama of course

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kdrama is better ofc, the acting in jdrama sucks in my opinion so f**king cringe to look at.

Anonymous 1 month ago

K dramas

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kdramas definitely.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Absolutely Jdramas

Anonymous 1 month ago

K drama is better

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kdrama is always love

Anonymous 1 month ago

J-Drama. K-Drama too sexualized. Even kissing scenes are too much.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Jdrama obviously by a far margin. Ever thai dramas or lakorn is better than kdrama. Jdrama are more flexible genre & story wise unlike kdrama which are 90% centered around unrealistic love, love and more love. Sure there are interesting kdrama but it is so rare you have better chance at the lottery. If i have to rank them, 1) Jdrama (by a wide margin) 2) THdrama 3)TWdrama 4) the rest At the dead bottom of the list 5) NA drama or series (never like any except maybe 1 or 2 in a billion)

Anonymous 1 month ago

K dramas

Anonymous 1 month ago

K drama

Anonymous 1 month ago

K drama. J drama was good in olden days but they need some change, it feels like old-fashioned now.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Lee min hooo....saraghaeee

Anonymous 1 month ago

K drama k drama k drama K drama k drama k drama k drama K drama k drama k drama K drama k drama k drama K drama k drama k drama k drama K drama k drama k drama

Anonymous 1 month ago

J dramas obviously

Anonymous 1 month ago

K drama not even a question

Anonymous 1 month ago

K drama...just like manga better than most webtoons( just my opinion though)

Anonymous 1 month ago

Obviously k drama come everyone knows it is the best

Anonymous 1 month ago

Ilove korean drama... Ilove it

Anonymous 1 month ago

They both have their advantages and disadvantages but I prefer K- dramas

Anonymous 1 month ago

There are good and bad dramas from both countries therefore I don’t feel it’s right to compare. However I admit, I will probably prefer watching a Korean drama over a Japanese one mainly because they are easier to find online and I love their cinematography. I think K dramas do romance and comedy much better whilst J dramas excel in the thriller/slice of life genres.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Without any doubt K-drama's 100%!!

Anonymous 1 month ago

It varies, consider budget, script, and cast chemistry. I have watched dramas from both that were real duds. And some that were very good good and compelling. I have watched versions of the same drama from each to make comparisons. There again budget, script manipulation and cast are important.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Korean dramas

Anonymous 1 month ago

99.9% of people says Korean dramas.

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-Dramas = FC Barcelona J-Dramas = Shanghái SIPG This is the BIG difference between them.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Those comparison is "ridiculous". K-DRAMAS have more fans around the world and more quality in their productions and talented. Japan is old fashioned since the 2000s Korea defeated to Japan in entertainment (music, TV, films).

Anonymous 1 month ago

Korean dramas have a different plot of story.Japanese Drama plots are quite old

Anonymous 1 month ago

J Drama. It’s more relaxing to watch. Most K overdid romance. Once you remove the who’s loving whom, there’s nothing else left. Like soup with just water, and no meat in it.

Anonymous 1 month ago

K drama

Anonymous 1 month ago

K dramas all the way

Anonymous 1 month ago

Korean dramas

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kdrama by far... Better acting, better stories, better visuals, better music +++

Anonymous 1 month ago

K drama

Anonymous 1 month ago

Of course k drama

Anonymous 1 month ago

K dramas only, Not even Hollywood

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kdrama

Anonymous 1 month ago

I really love Korean Drama.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I love k drama

Anonymous 1 month ago

I love k drama

Anonymous 1 month ago

K DRAMA

Anonymous 1 month ago

K DRAMA

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-drama obviously

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-dramas are the best. idon't like the Japanese language I feel like they are yelling at me all the time.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Don't say like that! I like both dramas, but you're like insulting japanese language, sometimes korean language can also sound that way so please don't!

Anonymous 1 month ago

I love Kdramas much better. Jdramas are so weird. The are depressing, dark and never make a sense. I lreally enjoy Cdramas, they are a ton of fun and the historicals/costume dramas just keep getting more amazing every year. The sets and the costumes are thrilling. The Thais are definitely up and coming. All in all..The Koreans are much better looking ... and the OST's are the best.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kdrama are the best in the world

Anonymous 1 month ago

K Dramas the best

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kdramas are the best!

Anonymous 1 month ago

J-drama!!

Anonymous 1 month ago

K drama is d best for me

Anonymous 1 month ago

K drama is d best for me.

Anonymous 1 month ago

J- drama

Anonymous 1 month ago

Both are okay... But i'll vote for J drama...

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-drama and C-drama are so much better than J-dramas.

Anonymous 1 month ago

K-Drama for lifeuuu even if my fav country is Japan. K-Drama are way better. But for the most beautiful country it is Japan all the way

Anonymous 1 month ago

I actually like k-drama and prefer it alot

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