Top Japanese Youth Romance Films / Movies

by - August 08, 2017

So for some reason my recommended Japanese movies and drama list on Youtube are actually doing really well, I’ve decided to post them on my blog because the first one I did was my most popular blog post.
Here’s my Top Japanese Youth-Romance Films:
1.    The Liar & His Lover (カノジョは嘘を愛しすぎてる)
Japanese Title: Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru
Cast: Takeru Satoh, Sakurako Ohara, Shohei Miura
Year: 2013

Set within music field, "Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru" depicts a love story between a 25-year-old sound engineer and 16-year-old high school student Riko, who posessess a gifted voice.
25-year-old sound engineer Aki (Takeru Satoh) is a member of popular band "Crude Play," but right after the band decides to make their major record debut Aki quits the band. But, Aki provides his music to Crude Play under the name of producer Soichiro. Aki begins to date Riko (Sakurako Ohara), whose father runs a fruit and vegetable shop. Riko doesn't know about Aki's background, but she likes to listen to him hum. Riko is in a band herself, with childhood friend Yuichi and Sota. One day she is scouted by producer Soichiro.

2.   Your Lie in April (四月は君の嘘)
Japanese Title: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
Cast: Suzu Hirose, Kento Yamazaki
Year: 2016

Kosei Arima (Kento Yamazaki) won numerous piano competitions while under the strict watch of his mother. He was known as the human metronome during that time. Since the death of his mother, Kosei Arima has been unable to hear the sound of his piano. Kosei Arima then meets Kaori Miyazono (Suzu Hirose) through childhood friend Tsubaki Sawabe (Anna Ishii). Kaori Miyazono plays the violin and has a free sprit. Since meeting her, Kosei Arima is able to face the piano again. Meanwhile, Kaori holds a secret.

3.   I Just Wanna Hug You (抱きしめたい ―真実の物語)
Japanese Title: Dakishimetai - Shinjitsu No Monogatari
Cast: Keiko Kitagawa, Ryo Nishikido
Year: 2014

Set in Abashiri, Hokkaido. Tsukasa (Keiko Kitagawa) got into a severe car accident when she was a high school student. She still suffers from the aftereffects of that accident, with memory impairment and needing to use a wheelchair. Nevertheless, she tries to live life to the fullest. Tsukasa then falls in love with taxi driver Masaki (Ryo Nishikido), who likes playing basketball. Even though they have various difficulties, they try to make a happy family together, but they encounter another serious situation.

4.   High School Debut (高校デビュー)
Japanese Title: Koko Debut
Cast: Junpei Mizobata, Ito Ono
Year: 2011

Haruna Nagashima (Ito Ono) devoted herself to softball while in middle school. Now that she is in high school, Haruna believes its time find a boyfriend. Unfortunately for Haruna, she didn't pay attention to trends and is now clueless on how to attract a boy. Through a fortuitous event, Haruna encounters popular upperclassman You Komiyama (Junpei Mizobata) Haruna asks You to teach her how to become attractive to boys. You agrees but with one catch. She can't fall in love with him ...
5.   Strobe Edge (ストロボ・エッジ)
Japanese Title: Sutorobo Ejji
Cast: Sota Fukushi, Kasumi Arimura, Yuki Yamada
Year: 2015

Ninako is a female high school student. She has a pure and honest personality. Her classmate Daiki likes her and she knows how he feels about her, but she isn't sure how she feels about him. Ninako does feel something unusual when she is around him.  One day, on the way home on the train, Ninako meets Ren. He attends the same high school as Ninako. Ren is popular with the female students. They spend more time together and Ninako begins to have feelings for Ren.
6.   The Land of Rain Trees (レインツリーの国)   
Japanese Title: Rein Tsuri no Kuni
Cast: Yuta Tamamori, Mariya Nishiuchi
Year: 2015

Nobuyuki Sakisaka (Yuta Tamamori) is a salaryman. When he was in middle school student, he read light novel "Fairy Game”. He still has that light novel, because he was so shocked by the ending. One day, Nobuyuki Sakisaka browses the internet and comes across the blog "Rein Tsuri no Kuni.” He learns that the blog writer, Rika Hitomi (Mariya Nishiuchi), also was shocked by the ending in light novel "Fairy Game." Nobuyuki and Rika soon begin to exchange emails. Nobuyuki wants to meet Rika, but she refuses due to her secret.

7.    Commuting to School Series Commuter (通学シリーズ 通学電車)
Cast: Yudai Chiba, Airi Matsui
Year: 2015

Yuna (Airi Matsui) has a crush on Haru (Yudai Chiba). She sees him on the train every morning when she goes to school. She doesn't know anything about him and he goes to a different school from her. One morning, she wakes up and finds Haru sleeping right next to her.

8.   Tomorrow I will date the Yesterday's You (ぼくは明日昨日のきみとデートす)
Japanese Title:  Boku wa Ashita, Kinou no Kimi to Date Suru
Cast: Sota Fukushi, Nana Komatsu
Year: 2016

Takatoshi Minamiyama (Sota Fukushi) majors in art at an university in Kyoto. On the train to the school, he sees Emi Fukuju (Nana Komatsu) and falls in love with her at first sight. Gathering up all his courage, he speaks to her. They begin to date and enjoy happy days together, but Emi reveals her secret to him.

9.   Blue Spring Ride (アオハライド)
Japanese Title: Aoharaido
Cast: Tsubasa Honda, Masahiro Higashide
Year: 2014

When she was a middle school student, Futaba Yoshioka liked Kou Tanaka who was unlike the other boys and quite gentle. Kou Tanaka then moved away and they lost contact. At the end of Futaba Yoshioka's first year as a high school student she meets Kou Tanaka again. Kou Tanaka’s name has changed to Kou Mabuchi and his personality seems different from his middle school days.
Hope You Like My recommendations! I'll definitely do more! Here's the video version on my YouTube

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