7 Best Japanese Dramas with Cold Male Lead to Watch

Are you looking for a list of J-dramas where the male lead is cold? here we have compiled it. This is a list of the best Japanese dramas with a cold male lead that you must watch.


Best Japanese Dramas with Cold Male Lead


1. Renai Mangaka

Japanese Dramas with Cold Male Lead

Karibe Seiichiro is a genius manga artist who is socially inept and aloof. He has a cold demeanor and an unusual way of thinking.

One day, Seiichiro runs into his late brother’s ex-girlfriend, Kuon Aiko, and asks her to be his fake love partner. This J-drama where the male lead is cold was released in 2021 and has 11 episodes


2. Koi wa Tsuzuku yo Doko Made mo

Japanese Dramas with Cold Male Lead

Sakura Nanase is a 22-year-old rookie nurse who as an intern meets Doctor Tendo Kairi and falls in love with him. In order to meet her again, she studied hard and became a nurse.

After 5 years, she finally meets Tendo again, but he has a completely different personality than she imagined. Tendo, who is 33 years old, is often referred to as the “Devil” at work.

He is a level-headed perfectionist and often makes scathing remarks at doctors and nurses. Sakura worked hard to earn Tendo’s acknowledgment and she also confessed her feelings honestly to him.

This is one of the best Japanese dramas with a cold male lead. This Japanese medical drama was released in 2020 with 10 episodes.


3. Kanojo wa Kirei datta

Japanese Dramas with Cold Male Lead

It tells about Hasebe Sosuke, deputy editor-in-chief of the Japanese edition of a fashion magazine, ‘The Most’, a world publication.

He is an unfriendly and cold rationalist who was transferred from New York to complete missions here. When he was young, he was overweight and often bullied. But now he is elite, handsome, and aims to reunite with his first love.

Meanwhile, the first love named Sato Ai is currently unemployed and living with his best friend since his company went bankrupt. Hired as an intern at ‘The Most’, Ai is an energetic, cheerful, and honest co-worker.

Once a pretty model student, she can be shy and completely self-conscious. When she meets Sosuke again, she hides her true identity.

This Japanese series with a cold male lead was released in 2021 and has 10 episodes. You can watch this Japanese drama on Netflix.


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The drama’s storyline follows Astronaut Takamura Soichi who spends a year in outer space to collect data samples that will allow humanity to live comfortably in space.

As someone who hates people and avoids troublesome human relations, he enjoys living alone with the AI Yuri some 400,000 km from Earth.

Then one day, Soichi conducts an interview with his ex-girlfriend Ayuhara Sakiko via satellite connection. Their reunion on a computer screen eventually turns into a fight but it makes him rediscover his feelings.

Then Yuri realizes that her feelings for Soichi are close to human love and begins to question the meaning of her own existence.

An unexpected love triangle develops between an astronaut, his ex-girlfriend on Earth, and an AI! On top of that, all sorts of trouble happened in outer space.

One of the best Japanese dramas with a cold male lead was released in 2020 and has 4 episodes.


5. Yakuza Lover

Japanese Dramas with Cold Male Lead

It tells the story of Yuri, an excited student at a party but has to be confronted by a drug dealer attack. He is then rescued by Toshiomi Oya, the young boss of a yakuza syndicate.

At that time, Yuri started to take an interest in Toshiomi Oya but brushed it off and she convinced herself that she wasn’t attracted to the bad boy type.

But when they meet again, she finds herself deeply attracted to him and begins a steamy and dangerous love affair that threatens to consume both body and soul. This Japanese drama was released in 2022 with 6 episodes and is available on Disney+.


6. Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto

Sakurai Misaki is a pastry chef who dreams of one day working for a famous overseas pastry shop. He had prioritized work to the point where he had forgotten how to kiss.

When she loses her job at the bakery and has trouble finding another one, Misaki suddenly meets Shibasaki Chiaki, her first and unrequited love from her school days.

Learning about her situation, Chiaki offers her a summer job at a beachside restaurant, her family runs Shonan and invites her to live in the family home there, along with her two younger brothers.

The second brother, Kanata, is a talented chef, while the third brother Toma is a student at a culinary school. Misaki jumps at the chance to spend the summer working with three handsome siblings.

This is one of the best Japanese dramas with a cold male lead. It was released in 2016 with 10 episodes and is available on Amazon Prime Video.


7. Mirai e no 10 Count

Kirisawa Shogo was a brilliant amateur boxer while still a high school student. He won 4 boxing tournaments in that time and he seems to have a bright future in the sport.

During his student days, he quit boxing to move on with his life. But, after his beloved wife died, his life has now become a complete mess. He had no hope or desire to live.

He only spends his days working part-time for a living and his attitude is very cold. One day, his friend asked him to coach the boxing team at the high school they attended.

Kirisawa Shogo accepts the coaching position. Being around young boxers, who work very hard, Kirisawa Shogo begins to feel alive once again. This J-drama was released in 2022 with 9 episodes.


That was the list of the best Japanese dramas with cold male lead that you must watch. Thanks for reading this article, have a nice day!

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