It’s remarkably difficult trying to find Midnight Diner, with English subtitles, on DVD. This is partly because there are different Midnight Diner seasons that were given different names and numbering before and after the franchise was taken by Netflix. There have also been Chinese and Korean versions of Midnight Diner Made.
To further add to the confusion, there have been two Japanese movies made that were called Midnight Diner 1 & 2.
So here’s the basics of what you need to get and what order you need to watch things.
- Midnight Diner DVD & Series Order
- Where to buy Midnight Diner DVD Season 1-3
- Where to Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories DVD
- Midnight Diner Japanese Movies 1 & 2
- Midnight Diner Chinese Movie
Midnight Diner DVD & Series Order
Ok, so the Japanese Midnight Diner tv shows were made in series that were named and numbered like this.
Midnight Diner Season 1
Midnight Diner Season 2
Midnight Diner Season 3
Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories Season 1
Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories Season 2
This is confusing, because, of course, the fourth season of the show, you would think would be “season 4”. But it’s not, it’s actually “Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories Season 1”.
This is because there was a short break in production of the show before it was taken up and revamped by American streaming giant Netflix.
So you will see various Midnight Diner DVDs around that say “Season 1” on them, but if you look closely at the cover they actually say Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories.
We’ve tried to dispel the confusion about all the different parts of the Midnight Diner series and movie franchises here.
If you just want to know where to find the DVDs for each read on.
Where to buy Midnight Diner DVD Season 1-3
Midnight Diner Season 1-3 set on eBay
The best place we have found to buy the original Midnight Diner seasons 1-3 are on ebay
Japanese Drama DVD Midnight Canteen Shinya Shokudo Season 1-3 深夜食堂 English Sub
Luckily they are Region Free/Worldwide (region 0), so you can watch them wherever you are. For some reason, we haven’t found these available on Amazon or other stores.