Japanorama was a series of documentaries presented by Jonathan Ross, exploring various facets of popular culture and trends of modern-day Japan.
Japanorama - Series One consisted of six episodes on BBC Choice in June of 2002. Series Two began airing its six episodes on BBC3 in September of 2006.
Jonathan Ross presented a quirky series of documentaries that break down six facets of classic and popular Japanese culture. In each he reviewed examples of movies, music, and art that exemplified each. The series was colorful in both its creative use of subject matter, and its use of bright colors that helped accent the action on screen rather than distract from it. Subjects were separated by eye catches that often featured the artwork of Junko Mizuno. Ross hosted each episode in suits so bright and styleized they could have been stolen from an anime character.
Fans have credited the series for the care that both Ross and the BBC have placed in its production. Time was given to delve into each subject, and Ross was able to interview various figureheads of culture and industry, including Hayao Miyazaki, Takashi Miike, and Takeshi Kitano.