To get through the quarantine, distractions like Netflix and video games are essentials, we get it. But how come Nintendo Switch console video game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons met unprecedented success and became the biggest hit during this pandemic?

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Since its debut on March 20, 2020, Animal Crossing: New Horizons broke several records in the video game history:

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In January 2020, I started 12+ freshly released J-dramas. They have various genres and very easy to get sucked into. I personally prefer comedy and suspense over romance and jidaigeki (historical dramas), but I also enjoy rotating my watch list every day during the week so that I don’t get fed up too soon too easily.

With that many new Japanese dramas online, watching them and finding the ones you like can be very overwhelming and time-consuming. Hence I generally stick to 7 or 8 dramas each season and ditch the ones that I am not genuinely interested in.

Now that the winter season of J-dramas is almost over, I have a mixed feeling of fulfillment and nostalgia (and it is recurrent on a three-month basis when I think of it). Here is my list of the best 5 Japanese dramas in winter 2020 if you don’t know where to start. Be ready to binge-watch! …

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Life-time world traveler. Full-time Japanese TV series enthusiast. Part-time digital marketer.

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