My Little Nightmare

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My Little Nightmare (悪夢ちゃん, Akumu-chan) is a 2012 Japanese television drama series. Based on the novel Yumechigai by Riku Onda, this television series stars actress Keiko Kitagawa, singer Gackt, and also child actress Manatsu Kimura.[1] A movie was announced for 2014.

My Little Nightmare
GenreScience fiction, Fantasy, School Life
Written bySumio Omori
Directed byNoriyoshi Sakuma, Ryuichi Inomata, Shintaro Sugawara
StarringKeiko Kitagawa, Manatsu Kimura
Theme music composerHotei Tomoyasu
Opening themeSaraba, Itoshiki Kanashimitachi yo
ComposerMasaru Yokoyama
Country of originJapan
Original languageJapanese
No. of seasons1
Executive producerFutoshi Ohira
ProducersKazuya Toda, Yukitoshi Chiba, Eiji Otsuka
Running time54 minutes
Original release
ReleaseOctober 13 (2012-10-13) –
December 22, 2012 (2012-12-22)

This television series was broadcast in Japan from October 13, 2012, to December 22, 2012, as part of Nippon Television's Saturday Dramas time slot, which airs every Saturday from 9 pm to 9:54 pm.[2] In addition, it was simulcast on the streaming service Crunchyroll in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.[3]

Plot edit

Ayami is a beautiful and intelligent teacher who is popular with both her students and colleagues alike. However, she has a darker side- she does not genuinely feel for others nor does she believe in love or trust. One day, however, Yuiko, a girl whose dreams are able to predict terrible events of the future, transfers into Ayami's class after dreaming that Ayami is a saviour of the world. Ayami reluctantly gets dragged into helping Yuiko change the terrible fate of the people around them.

Cast edit

Child actress Hirasawa Kokoro plays the role of young Ayami.

Teachers edit

Production edit

My Little Nightmare was announced on August 17, 2012.[2] It was announced that actress Keiko Kitagawa would star as the main lead of this drama series, making this her first role as a teacher.[2] Child actress Manatsu Kimura was selected from a group of more than 500 hopefuls who auditioned for this drama series.[2]

Episodes edit

Episode title Romanized title Translation of title Broadcast date Ratings[4]
Ep. 1 教室襲う赤いワニ!!予知夢の謎解きで腹黒教師が世界を救う!? Kyōshitsu osou akai wani!! Yochi yume no nazotoki de haraguro kyōshi ga sekai o sukuu!? A red crocodile is attacking the classroom!! A black-hearted teacher solves the mystery of the dream prediction and saves the world!? October 13, 2012 13.6%
Ep. 2 姉弟の絆裂く悪魔!夢で救え!涙の教室 Kyōdai no kizuna saku akuma! Yume de sukue! Namida no kyōshitsu The devil who tore apart the bond between brother and sister! Saved by a dream! A whole classroom in tears October 20, 2012 10.7%
Ep. 3 学校狙う透明人間!?腹黒教師が衝撃変身 Gakkō nerau tōmei ningen!? Haraguro kyōshi ga shōgeki henshin An invisible man targeting the school!? The transformation of the black-hearted teacher October 27, 2012 12.9%
Ep. 4 笑顔やめます。生徒達の反撃!混乱学級 Egao yamemasu. Seito-tachi no hangeki! Konran gakkyū I quit smiling. The counterattack of students. Pandemonium in the classroom. November 3, 2012 10.4%
Ep. 5 鈴木福VS腹黒教師!夢食うゾンビの復讐 Suzuki Fuku VS haraguro kyōshi! Yume kuu zonbi no fukushū Fuku Suzuki VS the black-hearted teacher! The revenge of the dream-eating zombies November 10, 2012 12.8%
Ep. 6 私は…人殺し!?彩未遂に甦る衝撃の記憶 Watashi wa… hitogoroshi! ? Ayami ni yomigaeru shōgeki no kioku I am a ... murderer!? Ayami finally recalls a shocking memory November 17, 2012 11.5%
Ep. 7 ドラキュラの呪い!?学校やめる腹黒教師 Dorakyura no noroi! ? Gakkō yameru haraguro kyōshi The curse of Dracula!? The black-hearted teacher quits the school November 24, 2012 11.5%
Ep. 8 魔女ト未来少女ハルカゼ反逆ノつぶやきデ夢破壊 Majo to mirai shōjo harukaze hangyaku no tsubuyaki de yume hakai The girl with magical powers from the future destroys dreams December 1, 2012 11.5%
Ep. 9 仮面のヒーローと邪悪な人魚謎と呪いの神隠し! Kamen no hīrō to jaakuna ningyo nazo to noroi no kamigakushi! The curse of the masked rider and the mysterious mermaid spirit away! December 8, 2012 10.4%
Ep. 10 仮面のヒーローと邪悪な人魚謎と呪いの神隠し! Yochi yume ga genjitsu ni! Anata wa aisuruhito o korosemasu ka? The dream comes true! Did you kill a loved one? December 15, 2012 9.8%
Ep. 11 私達の未来を切り拓け!涙と希望のカーニバル Watashitachi no mirai o kiri hirake! Namida to kibō no kānibaru Let us open up the future together! The carnival of hope and tears December 22, 2012 11.2%
Ratings for Kanto region (average rating: 11.53%)[4]

Theme song edit

The theme song for My Little Nightmare is "Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimitachi yo" (サラバ、愛しき悲しみたちよ) by Momoiro Clover Z.[5] This song is the title track for this idol group's 9th single, and it was released in Japan on 21 November 2012.[5] This single was produced by Tomoyasu Hotei.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ 北川景子 : 腹黒い小学教師役で新境地に挑戦. Mainichi Shimbun Digital Co.Ltd (in Japanese). 2012-08-17. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
  2. ^ a b c d "北川景子、"腹黒"教師役で連ドラ主演 共演にGACKT、優香ら". Oricon, Inc. (in Japanese). 2012-08-17. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
  3. ^ "Crunchyroll Adds Live-Action My Little Nightmare Show". Anime News Network. 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
  4. ^ a b "Show schedule and ratings". Audience Rating Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-11-16.
  5. ^ a b c 布袋寅泰がももクロに楽曲提供!北川景子主演ドラマ「悪夢ちゃん」主題歌に決定!. Cinema Today (in Japanese). 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2012-10-23.

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Preceded by
Ghost Mama Sousasen
(7/7/2012 - 15/9/2012)
NTV Saturday Dramas
Saturdays 21:00 - 21:54 (JST)
Succeeded by
Nakuna, Hara-chan
(January 2013 - March 2013)