School (TV series)
School!! (スクール!!, Sukūru!!) is a Japanese television series which premiered on Fuji TV on January 16, 2011. It was aired on Fuji TV's Sunday 9:00pm slot "Dramatic Sunday" in the 2011 winter drama season.
|Directed by||Hijikata Masato, Iwata Kazuyuki, Hirano Shin|
|Theme music composer||Sambomaster|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Running time||54 minutes|
|Original network||Fuji TV|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Original release||January 16 –|
March 20, 2011
The story is about Shingū Elementary School which is beset by a lot of problems. Seichiro Naruse, a construction worker whose company closed down, suddenly becomes the principal of his old school. He must save the school from closing down.
The construction company he was working in went bankrupt and he was appointed as the civilian principal of the Shingū Elementary School. Having devoted 20 years in the construction industry, he has no teaching license. He takes up the job in order to keep a promise he made with his former teacher and ex-principal Takeichi. Nonetheless, he has a cheerful personality and takes positive action at every turn, and he frequently describes himself as a "X X demon". He was greatly appalled by the appearance and the change in his alma mater, which was struggling to change the status quo. In the last episode, Shingū Elementary School narrowly avoided closing down, but at the same time, he resigned to take responsibility for the incident that was caused by Akira Hara in the school.
- Hidetoshi Nishijima as Iori Kirihara
He is the class teacher and curriculum coordinator for the sixth graders in Shingū Elementary School. Born April 10, 1971, he graduated from the Tokyo Gakugei University. Being one of the super-primary school teachers from the District Board of Education, he has the confidence from other faculty members. The realist can compete with Naruse and they are at odds with each other. He observes the students better than any other teacher and actually knows about the situation. He was transferred to Shingū Elementary School because of the accusation that he used violence on a student eight years ago. He used to be as enthusiastic as Naruse, but changed as a result of that incident.
- Kie Kitano as Kanoko Takeichi
- Takashi Tsukamoto as Hitoshi Ohashi
- Ittoku Kishibe as Mikishiro Takechi
- Miwako Ichikawa as Yukie Okamoto
She is the school nurse and a Gundam otaku. She is indifferent to politics in school, and owns a number of Gundam models. She is very sensitive of her own age and was the first amongst the school staff to know about the Kirihara's incident eight years ago.
- Abe Kōshō as Abe Takashi
- Nana Akashi as Nana Ishida
- Satoshinori Ichikawa as Ichimura Satoshinori
- Ayanatsu Itō as Kasumi Ito
- Shigeru Agatsuma as Ueno Shigeru
- Daiki Dakeyū as Daiki Dake
- Shārokku Reira as Reira Ogasawara
- Ābīarīya Asuka as Kyanberu Asuka
- Shimizu Yūshiya as Shimizu Toshiya
Gaten-kei no nekketsu minkan-jin kōchō ga yattekita!!
Here comes the enthusiastic civilian principal!!
Kodomo no kiki ka? Haikō no kiki ka?
The problem of the children? The danger of the school closing?
Kirihirakeyo kibō no michi
Opening up a path of hope
|Ratings for Kanto region (average rating: 9.2%)|
- "Yosuke Eguchi to lead "School!!" drama". Sankei Sports, Tokyograph. November 25, 2010. Retrieved 2011-04-22.
- "Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Winter 2011): Aibou Season 9". Nikkan Sports, Tokyograph. April 11, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-22.
(17/10/2011 - 19/12/2011)
| Fuji TV Dramatic Sunday
Sundays 21:00 - 21:54 (JST)
Marumo no Okite
(24/4/2011 - 3/7/2011)