Kano Haruko is a charismatic shop assistant who has such excellent fashion sense that she has been featured in fashion magazines. However, she is unable to give up her dream of being a high school teacher. Haruko is asked by her former teacher to teach Japanese to foreigners for three months on the understanding that he would introduce her for the high school’s Japanese language teaching position. And so, she becomes a trainee teacher at a Japanese language school where she coaches nine foreign students with strong personalities, including an Italian anime enthusiast and a Swede who is in love with ninjas, according to her own convictions, while setting her sights on becoming a high school teacher.
Naka Riisa as Kano Haruko
Aoki Munetaka as Shibuya Taiyo
Harada Natsuki as Catherine (Katori Miyuki)
Asaka Mayumi as Akimoto Kuniko
Ikeda Narushi as Takasu Kazuki
Sethna Cyrus Nozomu as Paul (England)
Blake Crawford as Jack (America)
Camilla as Elaine (Sweden)
ZOE as Kinrei (China)
Olga Alex as Diana (Russia)
Mayo as Bob (America)
Sebastiano Serafini as Luca (Italy)
Dasha as Marie (France)
Zhang Mo(張沫) as Ou (China)
Source: TV File Format: AVI Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Video: Xvid 704x396 29.97fps Audio: MPEG Audio Layer 3 48000Hz stereo 192kbps Audio Language: Japanese Softsubs: English (credits go to Rollins Fansubs)
This is a decent show, a bit corny. Only complaint is that the last few episodes have obviously different English subtitles which are of really poor quality. At times its hard to understand what is being said, mostly its ok though.
29/04/2011 11.41 pm
27/12/2010 09.10 am
A serie parece legal, pena nao ter legendas em portugues(Brasil)... mas obrigado pelo up! arigatou gozaimasu.
16/12/2010 03.53 am
cool series.. fun/learning experience naka riisa fans should love this 1000 thanksz
07/12/2010 10.28 pm
I've read the first manga, this should be fun. thanks
07/12/2010 05.41 pm
Looks like fun, Thanx!
04/12/2010 02.11 am
this looks AWESOME,kinda reminds me of american movie called 'Party Girl' , thank you so much! ^_^
02/12/2010 02.58 am
I can not wait ^^
Thank again ../
27/11/2010 04.28 pm
it was great, sooo funny
23/11/2010 04.45 pm
omg this i have to see
21/11/2010 11.16 am
it definitely sounds funny as hell!
21/11/2010 02.41 am
Thank you it looks interessting
21/11/2010 12.28 am
Glad you folks liked it. It's a pity the show wasn't that successful in terms of ratings, though. I guess the Japanese are not interested in gaijins, lol. Also worth a mention is that the story is loosely based on a manga with the same name:
There's also a lot of interesting background on the Japanese language, like where certain words came from and such. For example, masu/desu is now standard Japanese, but it used to be geisha-speak. Men came to the capital, heard geisha speaking that way, and took it home and spread it, thinking it was the way everyone in the capital spoke.
20/11/2010 10.50 pm
thanks, looks great
20/11/2010 07.09 pm
Thank you zultrix for sharing this series! Sounds like a cross between "Gokusen" and Nishida Toshiyuki's "Gakko" movies (A Class To Remember). Kind of uncomfortable watching all the "gaijin" stereotypes on display in the classroom. Of course it also doesn't help when you have your atypical "non-actor" foreigners who seem to also frequently mug and overact in front of the cameras. Still interesting to watch as an indicator of how Japanese still view some foreigners.
20/11/2010 06.12 pm
This show is hilarious and somewhat educational, I recommend it!