Japanese Series V/S Korean Series: What Makes Them Different?

 Japanese Series V/S Korean Series: What Makes Them Different?


Asian cinema has undeniably become popular in recent times. The global audience is particularly hooked to Korean series, their exciting characters, and stories. The  Hindi News  success of Korean drama has paved the way for drama from other countries like Japanese series, which are seen to be as engaging as Korean drama.

Subject and Genre

Japanese drama take up subjects that are considered taboo in K-series. Japanese drama is more revolutionary in their subjects; their stories may involve a woman having sex with multiple partners, a man and a woman having sex because their real lovers do not provide them with the “comfort,” and many more.

Korean drama is restricted to three genres: historical, family, and romance, which can be attributed to the historical pride of Koreans in their history and their desire to educate Asians and, ultimately, the world about the Korean culture. However, Korean drama is driven by romance. Even in non-romantic genres, there is an element of romance in the story. Mangas are the source of Japanese series, which is comedic and light-hearted. There will not be any romantic elements in a Japanese series unless the series is in the romance genre. The most common Japanese series genres are detective, mystery, and crime.

Korean series have a utopian, fairytale-like setting that resonates with the audience. However, a Japanese drama has a more real-life setting. Some characters in a Japanese series are considered outcasts because of their intelligence or appearance. Japanese drama seeks to educate the global audience about the Japanese social scenario and create a specific image of Japan.


Actors in Korean series have the upper edge over the actors in Japanese drama as the actor train for years before making an appearance. Nevertheless, the Japanese actors put forth an impressive performance, and the




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