Korean content has dominated the Netflix chart in Japan.
On November 19th, the video streaming ranking website FlixPatrol revealed the Japanese Netflix’s TOP 10 dramas. KBS2’s drama “The King’s Affection”, which is currently airing in Korea, ranked No.1 in the rankings. The 2nd place went to Netflix’s original Korean drama “Squid Game”, which recently became popular all around the world. In 3rd place was tvN’s “Touch Your Heart”, which tells the sweet romance of Lee Dong-wook and Yoo In-na.
Surprisingly, tvN’s “Crash Landing On You”, JTBC’s “Itaewon Class”, Netlfix’s “My Name” and tvN’s “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” were also found in the TOP 10. As a result, Japan’s Netflix TOP 10 now looks so much like Korean Netflix rankings. In fact, Internet users who saw the TOP 10 rankings were amazed and commented, saying, “It looks like the rankings of popular Korean Netflix series.”
Netizens gave various reactions, such as “This is so cool”, “The King’s Affection is really famous. That’s amazing”, “Itaewon Class and Crash Landing on You is still on the list”. A netizen also mentioned Netflix’s “Hellbound”, which was released the previous day (November 19th), saying, “Now Hellbound will soon be added”. Meanwhile, the Korean Wave craze in Japan has happened for a long time, but this phenomenon has recently been growing even more.
According to a report from Japanese broadcaster TV Tokyo in July, the streaming time of Korean dramas on Netflix increased over 6 times compared to that of one year ago thanks to the series “Crash Landing On You”, starring Hyunbin and Son Ye-jin. Therefore, it is true that Korean dramas have a great influence in Japan and are getting more and more popula