I really wish Viki would update people on what - if any - progress it’s making on getting new Japanese dramas added. The virus-panic has likely hit Viki as hard financially as everybody else so maybe it’s particularly difficult right now, but as a subscriber it feels a little hopeless because there’s been nothing new for a long time.
Another question I have - maybe fit subject for its own separate thread: Why don’t more Viki viewers watch Japanese dramas? Korean dramas seem to be the most popular by far, and my theory is that this is simply because K-dramas are the the dramas from Asia that most people see first, simply because they’re easier to license and are therefore more plentiful by far. 'Really wish the balance were more even.
I’m thinking that the more Japanese dramas that are added to Viki, in more genres than just Rom-Coms - and with increased promotion - people will catch on and get as addicted to them as the rest of us. For my own perspective I prefer J-dramas simply because I’m more interested in Japanese culture and history than any other country right now and am studying the Japanese language (along with Thai.)
At the same time I’d like to see dramas from Thailand and Taiwan, and even though Viki’s catalog is heavily lopsided toward K-dramas, anything new from Korea is a good thing too. (Greedy, ain’t I?)
So… any updates on Japanese dramas? If so, which ones are planned?