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The Most-Watched Asian Netflix Originals

"Erased" made its Netflix debut in 2017 - Have you watched yet? Netflix

Whether you're a fan of anime, manga or live-action, Netflix has beefed up their Asian original content to make sure there is something for everyone. 

But which of the streaming service's Asian series ranks No. 1 among TV Time users? Scroll below to see if your favorite made the list! 

15. YG Future Strategy Office (South Korean)

YG FSO stars Seungri as the head of YG’s newly formed department, The Future Strategy Office, where many of YG’s troublemakers have been sent. The sitcom series follows Seungri and his team of misfits as they work to regain their place in the company.

14. Kingdom (South Korean)

In a kingdom defeated by corruption and famine, a mysterious rumor of the king’s death spreads, as does a strange plague that renders the infected immune to death and hungry for flesh. The crown prince, fallen victim to a conspiracy, sets out on a journey to unveil the evil scheme and save his people.

13. Samurai Gourmet (Japanese)

The live action series based on Masayuki Kusumi’s essay and the manga of the same title, follows the life of Takeshi Kasumi, who has spent his entire life devoted to his job. Now a retired man, he finds himself with plenty of extra time on his hands. While on an afternoon walk, Kasumi discovers the joys of day time drinking and the realization that he is now free to eat and drink what he wants, when he wants. This awakens his inner persona - a wandering samurai living life freely in Japan’s age of civil wars. Thus begins his search for blissfully delectable delights to satisfy his stomach and the samurai’s soul. A retired man’s tales of adventure in twelve episodes.

12. Hero Mask (Japanese Anime)

James Blood is a hot-blooded officer working for the elite "Special Service of Crime" (SSC) division within the Capital Police Department. Sarah Sinclair is a subordinate to Crown Prosecutor Monica Campbell, who witnesses her suddenly drop dead while working on a high-profile case involving the LIVE Corporation. Shortly thereafter, the police station is attacked by an enemy James thought long dead. James ends up teaming with Sarah to uncover the perpetrators behind these events, dragging them into a conspiracy involving LIVE, escaped prisoners who supposedly died years ago, and masks that give their wearers superhuman abilities.

11. Busted! (South Korean)

A hilarious panel of Korean entertainment icons team up with some of the biggest names in K-Drama in this madcap whodunit variety show. More “Keystone Cops” than “Sherlock Holmes," each episode sees the cast of bumbling detectives solve a different mystery based on vignettes presented by famous Korean actors and comedians. An overarching plot unfolds throughout the series, and the tension mounts as the panel edges closer to the awful truth.

10. GHOUL (Hindi)

From the makers of Insidious, Get Out and Udta Punjab comes a chilling series about a prisoner who arrives at a remote military interrogation centre and turns the tables on his interrogators, exposing their most shameful secrets. You can fight the demons of this world but what about the ones that aren't?

9. Neo Yokio (American-Japanese)

The new animated series boasts an all-star voice cast and a collaboration with Japanese anime studios Production IG and Studio Deen, along with MOI, the Seoul-based animation studio, for a postmodern collage of homages to classic anime, English literature and modern New York fashion and culture. 

8. My Only Love Song (South Korean)

A conceited celebrity who only sees people for their wealth travels back in time and meets an ambitious man who loves nothing more than money.

7. A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- (Japanese Anime)

In Japan in the year 2035, an accident known as the "Burst" occurs during a research project, spawning an out-of-control artificial life form called "Matter" that has spread throughout the Kurobe Gorge. The research city that was once hailed as the hope for humanity is cordoned off by the government. Two years later, 15-year-old Aiko Tachibana, who lost her family in the Burst, learns something unbelievable from Yuya Kanzaki, a new student at her school. A secret is hidden within her body, and the answer to the puzzle lies at the "Primary Point" that was the center of the Burst. Aiko resolves to infiltrate the restricted area, escorted by a team of divers and with Yuya as her guide. When boy meets girl with the fate of humanity in their hands, what new truth will come to light?

6. Sacred Games (Hindi)

A policeman, a criminal overlord, a Bollywood film star, politicians, cultists, spies, and terrorists — the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched, and the bloodthirsty interweave with cataclysmic consequences amid the chaos of modern-day Mumbai. Based on the critically-acclaimed best-selling novel Sacred Games, the adaptation focuses on Sartaj Singh, a seasoned and cynical Bombay police officer, summoned by an anonymous tip one morning, a voice which promises him an opportunity to capture the powerful Ganesh Gaitonde, criminal overlord of the G-Company. As the stakes mount and Sartaj seeks knowledge of his prey, it becomes clear that the game the two players thought they were engaged in is in fact part of a much larger scenario, one that expands beyond their city.

5. ERASED (Japanese)

Struggling manga author Satoru Fujinuma lives with his mother and works part time delivering pizza. He occasionally experiences something he calls a "revival," in which he's thrown back in time a few minutes in order to stop something bad from happening. When he comes home one day to find his mother has been stabbed to death in their apartment, he goes on a revival back to the time of his boyhood days, when three school children were kidnapped and found murdered. He befriends the first of the three to go missing in an attempt to stop it from happening and as a consequence, possibly stop his mother's murder as well. 

4. SWORDGAI The Animation (Japanese Anime)

A legendary weapon that has soaked the blood of countless victims comes to life once in a while. When a human who possesses such a weapon within themselves is consumed with hatred and murderous intent, they transform into the bloodthirsty creature Busoma. For ages, an organization called Shoshidai has been opposing the Busoma. A young man named Gai is fated to live as a weapon. As destinies become intricately intertwined, the fate of humanity hangs in the balance at the start of a great battle.

3. Baki (Japanese Anime)

Baki Hanma trains with an intense focus to become strong enough to surpass his father, Yujiro Hanma, the strongest fighter in the world. Five of the world's most violent and brutal death row inmates are gathering to face Baki. Their objective is to taste defeat - their unmatched strength and skill have led them to grow bored of life itself, and they now seek out Baki in the hopes that he can overwhelm and utterly crush them. In this crisis, other underground martial art warriors gather to fight by Baki's side: Doppo Orochi, Kaoru Hanayama, Goki Shibukawa, and Kaioh Retsu.

2. B: The Beginning (Japanese Anime)

In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action unfold in the archipelagic nation of Cremona. Koku, the protagonist. Keith, the legendary investigator of the royal police force RIS. A mysterious criminal organization. A wide variety of characters race through the fortified city as it is beset by the serial killer, Killer B, and a chain of crimes in this suspense drama.

1. Devilman Crybaby (Japanese Anime) 

Akira Fudo is informed by his best friend, Ryo Asuka, that an ancient race of demons has returned to take back the world from humans. Believing that the only way to defeat the demons is to incorporate their powers, Ryo suggests to Akira that he unite with a demon. Succeeding in doing so, Akira transforms into Devilman, possessing the powers of a demon but retaining the soul of a human.

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