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February 18, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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MOMOKO DOLLS


(モモコドール?) is a 1/6 scale (27 cm, 10.6 inch) Japanese fashion doll, roughly similar in size to Robert Tonner‘s Tiny Kitty Collier.

Momoko was created in 2001[1] as a side project by a Japanese software company called Petworks[2]. (The creator was Namie Manabe (真鍋 奈見江), the art director.)[3]

In 2004, Petworks handed the line over to doll-making firm Sekiguchi[4]. Sekiguchi altered the doll somewhat and turned it into a mass-market item competitively priced with other fashion dolls, but retained the general concept of an “everyday” modern woman one might find walking down the street in Japan[5].

Petworks continues to produce a limited number of Momokos every year in their Close-Clipped Sheep (CCS) line, using the Sekiguchi body but a slightly different face paint style, and sometimes a slightly different head.

The Momoko doll, like most Asian fashion dolls, has visible joints and good flexibility, able to tilt and rotate her head, bend and rotate the elbows, bend the knees, slightly flex and bend near the waist, flex the wrists and ankles, and so on. The Momoko doll is able to stand on her own without help, though a white metal stand is included.

Momoko outfits display a characteristic normality and simple elegance in a range of styles[6], such as a variety of modern casual looks, typically Japanese school girl uniforms, Japanese office lady style, Western bridal gowns, Japanese summer yukata, and a variety of other looks. In addition to the main line of doll releases, Sekiguchi also releases numerous special edition dolls with apparently even more limited availability. These include such things as Isetan special Momokos[7], or collaboration pieces such as Gainax Momoko dolls[8].

Momoko has the same Asian target market as the highly popular Blythe and Pullip dolls, and is able to wear most Asian and some American fashion doll outfits, including a number of 1/6 scale Pullip, Jenny, Azone, Obitsu, Annz, Barbie My Scene, and other such products. Although Momoko’s audience is largely female, a few Momokos (such as one of the schoolgirl dolls) have had male purchasers[9].

As with other Asian doll fans, Momoko fans are known for proudly posting photographs of the doll posed in different clothing styles, in different situations, and in different countries.

(モモコドール?) is a 1/6 scale (27 cm, 10.6 inch) Japanese fashion doll, roughly similar in size to Robert Tonner‘s Tiny Kitty Collier.

Momoko was created in 2001[1] as a side project by a Japanese software company called Petworks[2]. (The creator was Namie Manabe (真鍋 奈見江), the art director.)[3]

In 2004, Petworks handed the line over to doll-making firm Sekiguchi[4]. Sekiguchi altered the doll somewhat and turned it into a mass-market item competitively priced with other fashion dolls, but retained the general concept of an “everyday” modern woman one might find walking down the street in Japan[5].

Petworks continues to produce a limited number of Momokos every year in their Close-Clipped Sheep (CCS) line, using the Sekiguchi body but a slightly different face paint style, and sometimes a slightly different head.

The Momoko doll, like most Asian fashion dolls, has visible joints and good flexibility, able to tilt and rotate her head, bend and rotate the elbows, bend the knees, slightly flex and bend near the waist, flex the wrists and ankles, and so on. The Momoko doll is able to stand on her own without help, though a white metal stand is included.

Momoko outfits display a characteristic normality and simple elegance in a range of styles[6], such as a variety of modern casual looks, typically Japanese school girl uniforms, Japanese office lady style, Western bridal gowns, Japanese summer yukata, and a variety of other looks. In addition to the main line of doll releases, Sekiguchi also releases numerous special edition dolls with apparently even more limited availability. These include such things as Isetan special Momokos[7], or collaboration pieces such as Gainax Momoko dolls[8].

Momoko has the same Asian target market as the highly popular Blythe and Pullip dolls, and is able to wear most Asian and some American fashion doll outfits, including a number of 1/6 scale Pullip, Jenny, Azone, Obitsu, Annz, Barbie My Scene, and other such products. Although Momoko’s audience is largely female, a few Momokos (such as one of the schoolgirl dolls) have had male purchasers[9].

As with other Asian doll fans, Momoko fans are known for proudly posting photographs of the doll posed in different clothing styles, in different situations, and in different countries.

FOLLOW THIS LINKS:

http://www.momokodoll.com/

http://vi.sualize.us/sketch/doll/?sort=url_asc

http://www.mimiwoo.com/index.php?cPath=58

http://tokyofashion.com/japanese-momoko-doll-lingerie-fashion-show/

http://angelboutique.wordpress.com/category/photo-gallery/azone-pure-neemo/

KOKESHI DOLLS

(こけし, kokeshi?), are Japanese dolls, originally from northern Japan. They are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face. The body has a floral design painted in red, black, and sometimes yellow, and covered with a layer of wax. One characteristic of kokeshi dolls is their lack of arms or legs. The bottom is marked with the signature of the artist.

The origin and naming of kokeshi is unclear,[1] with historical ateji kanji spellings including 小芥子, 木牌子, 木形子, 木芥子, 木削子, etc. The hiragana spelling こけし was agreed on at the All-Japan Kokeshi Exhibition (全国こけし大会) in Naruko Onsen in August 1939.

In Looking for the Lost, Alan Booth suggests[2] that kokeshi may be fetish substitutes for unwanted babies killed after birth and the characters can be understood as 子消し, or “extinguish the child”. While infanticide was commonly practiced in Japan until the 20th century,[3] there is little if any evidence to support the theory that kokeshi have anything to do with the practice, with the earliest references in literature dating only from 1965.[4] The word kokeshi itself is originally Sendai dialect, with the dolls being known as e.g. deko, kideko, dekoroko in Fukushima, kibako, kihohoko, obokko in Miyagi, hangyo, kiningyō in Naruko, none of which support the theory.[4] Instead, a more plausible explanation is that kokeshi are simply wooden (木, ki, ko?) or small (小, ko?) dolls (芥子, keshi?).

Kokeshi were first produced by Kiji-shi (wood artisans) at the Shinchi Shuraku, near the Togatta Onsen, Zaō, Miyagi Prefecture[5] from where kokeshi making techniques spread to other spa areas in the Tōhoku Region. It is said that these dolls were originally made during the middle of the Edo period (1600–1868) to be sold to people who were visiting the hot springs in the north-east of the country.

The design of the Mii avatars on Nintendo’s Wii video game console is based on that of kokeshi.

FOLLOW THIS LINKS:

http://www.kokeshi-dolls.com/

http://www.kimonoplace.com/kokeshi.html

 

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February 17, 2011. STUFF I LIKE, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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February 17, 2011. FREE SERIES TO WATCH, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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Synopsis

Tantei Gakuen Q revolves around a team of genius students studying in a detective academy run by a famous detective, Morihiko Dan.

Cast

(GEEZ ~ thiEr sO damN adOrabLE whEn thiEr yOuNg)

TANTEI GAKUEN Q

Synopsis

Notebooks that foretell deaths, numerous urban legends, and murders with no clues… a series of strange incidents occur, and people are lead into a deep labyrinth of mysteries. Five fledgling teen detectives of the Dan Detective Academy, which was founded by the legendary and renowned detective, Morihiko Dan, work together to solve such difficult cases. Stealthily at work behind the strange incidents is an evil crime syndicate called the “Meiosei”. They are a group of intellectuals who have long antagonized the Detective Academy run by Morihiko Dan. The five youngsters make their way forward a step at a time as they come face to face with death, clash with one another at times, reconcile, and deepen their friendship. This is a pop mystery drama series about youth friendship and adventure in the face of united efforts against dark forces. —NTV

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February 17, 2011. GOKUSEN, HANA YORI DANGO, SUKINA DORAMA, TANTEI GAKUEN, THE PRINCE OF TENNIS, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

HANA YORI DANGO

(花より男子) is a Japanese television drama series, broadcast on TBS in 2005. It is based on Japanese shōjo manga series, Boys Over Flowers (花より男子, Hana Yori Dango?), written by Yoko Kamio. The series is the third television adaptation of the manga following Meteor Garden and its’ sequel Meteor Garden II in Taiwan. It also resulted in a sequel Hana Yori Dango Returns and a movie adaptation Hana Yori Dango Final. It was one of the most popular dramas of the year and won many major awards.

Synopsis

Makino Tsukushi is a tough, hard working, middle-class student at the prestigious Eitoku Gakuen school attended by the rich and influential. Initially Makino wanted to attend Eitoku because her idol, an internationally-renowned model named Todou Shizuka, was an alumna of the school. Not long after however, Makino discovers the superficial nature of her classmates. Their arrogance and her inability to relate to them because of her social status limit her chances at making friends. Worse yet, the school is ruled by the F4 (Flower 4), sons of Japan’s wealthiest and most powerful tycoons who bully fellow students out of boredom or malevolence until they are expelled or quit.

Tsukushi is immersed into the lives of the F4 after defending her first and only friend at school, Sanjo Sakurako. She receives a red tag from F4, and as a result, the whole school turns against her. Despite the harassment, Tsukushi, the “tough weed”, decides to clean up the F4’s act and declares a war back on them. Her defiance and steadfast resistance ironically earn the respect and love of the F4 leader, violent and impetuous Domyouji Tsukasa. But Tsukushi is in love with Hanazawa Rui, a quiet and mysterious violinist and Tsukasa’s bestfriend.

The courtship between the two leads Tsukasa and Tsukushi is the main theme throughout the series. Various challenges threaten their blossoming relationship such as the envy of fellow students, an obsessed childhood classmate, their differences in social class, Tsukasa’s violent and possessive nature, and the animosity of Domyouji Kaede (Tsukasa’s mother). The first season ends with Domyouji giving the saturn necklace to Makino and her confession of love right before he leaves for New York.

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Main Cast

Supporting Cast

February 16, 2011. GOKUSEN, HANA YORI DANGO, SUKINA DORAMA, THE PRINCE OF TENNIS, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

SUKINA DORAMA

SEIGI NO MIKATA

 

(正義の味方?, Ally of Justice) is a story first published by Shueisha as a manga, and then made into a short-running TV drama in 2008 by Nihon Television, directed by Satoru Nakajima. The story is about a 15-year-old girl named Yoko, who is being tormented by her older sister Makiko. Only Yoko and her parents know her sister’s true nature, while other people are fooled by her unbelievable good luck.

Synopsis

15-year-old Yoko is constantly tormented by her self-centered and fiendish older sister Makiko, who works for a government office after having graduated from a famous university. But despite her ill nature, Makiko’s actions tend to somehow make things better for those around her, causing others to praise her as an “ally of justice.”

Because of her sister’s attitude, Yoko longs to be free. She decides to get her sister married so she will move out. However her plan backfires. There is also a boy called Riku who always teases her because he has a major crush on her. He becomes one of her closest confidants.

Makiko eventually reveals her true nature to her husband, Naoki, who decides to get a divorce. Meanwhile a close friend of Riku’s, Chika, tells Yoko that he is about to move away. Her friends attempt to get Yoko to confess through a live T.V. program, but her sister storms in and starts yelling at her, right before Yoko confessed and when she (Makiko) is taken away by security.

A few days, Naoki and his parents arrive to talk with Makiko. As the divorce is about to be finalized, Makiko tells everyone that she is pregnant. The series ends with Yoko finally talking to Riku before he went to Osaka and Makiko giving birth to a baby. Yoko is the one left caring for it.

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FIRST KISS

Synopsis

A bitter-sweet and uplifting comedy drama about a young girl Mio and her brother Kazuki. To treat her illness overseas, Mio has been living away from her older brother Kazuki for the past ten years. After learning about the upcoming surgery, which she has only a fifty percent chance of survival, Mio decides to fly back to Japan to spend time with Kazuki. Looking forward to seeing his sweet younger sister, Kazuki anxiously awaits Mio’s return in Japan. However, their reunion is nothing but full of surprises as Mio has transformed from the innocent sickly girl Kazuki remembers from ten years ago into a sassy woman with an attitude. Kazuki has difficulty dealing with his wickedly selfish younger sister, but soon learns about the truth of her medical condition and has a change of heart. —groink

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NOBUTA WO PRODUCE

(野ブタ。をプロデュース, Nobuta. wo Purodyūsu?) is a Japanese drama produced and aired in 2005 by NTV. The television show is based on the book of the same name by Gen Shiraiwa (ISBN 4-309-01683-9). The story follows the high school lives of Kiritani and Kusano as they attempt to make a shy Kotani into the most popular girl in school.

Introducing Nobuta

Shuji Kiritani (Kazuya Kamenashi) is a very popular high school boy who is close to Mariko Uehara (Erika Toda), the most popular girl in school, but whom he does not actually love. Akira Kusano (Tomohisa Yamashita), his classmate, does not really have any friends – something that is attributed to the fact that he cannot read the atmosphere well. One day, a very shy girl, Nobuko Kotani (Maki Horikita) transfers to their school and is instantly picked on by a group of girls for her shyness. As a testimony to their youth, Shuji and Akira team up and decide to “produce” her, to make her popular. They nickname her “Nobuta”.

The various episodes deal with the pair’s attempts at making Kotani popular by making her more appealing. Amidst this, a mysterious person insidiously attempts to waylay all of Kiritani and Kusano’s efforts. Fortunately, the trio always manages pulls through with ingenuity.

Kiritani has to cope with his loss of popularity after he is caught out lying about Uehara and does not assist when a classmate is beaten up. Despite this, with the knowledge that his two true friends, Kusano and Kotani, will always be there for him, Kiritani gets over it. There is also the revelation of Aoi, Kotani’s first friend besides Shuji and Akira, as the mysterious antagonist of the story. In the final episode, Kiritani discovers that he and his family must move out of Tokyo because of his father’s job. Kusano follows Kiritani to his new hometown and surprises him by showing up at his new school. Kotani is left alone in Tokyo, but she has overcome her shyness, and is finally able to smile. She also becomes popular among the other students, and is no longer bullied. The end of the drama sees all three characters being able to “live wherever [they] are”, having learned the meaning of friendship and love.

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YANKEE KUN TO MEGANE CHAN

(ヤンキー君とメガネちゃん, Yankī-kun to Megane-chan?) is an ongoing manga series written and illustrated by Miki Yoshikawa. The series began as a three-part short story that was later developed into a full series and serialized in Kodansha‘s Weekly Shōnen Magazine starting October 18, 2006. The manga is collected into tankōbon volumes by Kodansha, who has released 21 volumes and an official guidebook as of June 17, 2010.

Plot

Daichi Shinagawa was just a Yankee (Japanese term for delinquent) who wanted nothing to do with his high school life. Hana Adachi, the dedicated class representative, however would not allow it and constantly bothers him to be involved in school life. Shinagawa is first confused on why she keeps pestering him until he discovers her secret. While she may look like a typical class representative stereotype, Adachi is actually not very smart and lacks common sense, and Shinagawa eventually learns that Adachi is a former delinquent. Regretting being a yankee during her middle school years, Adachi decides to change her ways to achieve her dream of becoming the best class representative. She decides to help Shinagawa so he will not continue to make the same mistake that she did. Thus begins the adventures of these two unlikely friends and their classmates at Mon Shiro High School.

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February 16, 2011. Tags: . SUKINA DORAMA, THE PRINCE OF TENNIS, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

PRINCE OF TENNIS

(テニスの王子様, Tenisu no Ōjisama?) is a 2006 live-action movie directed by Yuichi Abe and based on The Prince of Tennis manga series by Takeshi Konomi. It condenses the storyline from when Ryoma arrives in Japan to the match against Hyotei Academy. The film was released in Japan on May 13, 2006.

Synopsis

(MY OJI-SAMA KANATA HONGO♥)

Ryoma Echizen, a tennis prodigy, attends Seishun Academy (also known as Seishun Gakuen or Seigaku, for short), a school famous for its strong tennis club and talented players. Ryoma quickly defeats numerous upperclassmen shortly after entrance to secure himself a spot on the regulars team.

Plot

Further information: The Prince of Tennis

Twelve-year-old Ryoma Echizen is a tennis prodigy who has won four American Junior Tennis tournaments. His father, Nanjiro a famous tennis player, calls Ryoma back to Japan to attend the distinguished Seishun Academy. Ryoma, a first year, wants to be on the school team.

A girl watches Ryoma. Her name is Shioin Higaki, whose parents died in accident. She is mute. She first meets Ryoma when he protects her on a train from a loud group of boys.

Ryoma arrives at Seigaku, and is immediately challenged by Kaoru Kaidoh, a second year team regular, known as “the Viper,” whose is known for his “Snake Shot”. The members of the team watch the match: Vice-captain Shuichiro Oishi and his doubles partner Eiji Kikumaru, third year Shusuke Fuji, a tactical “genius”; Sadaharu Inui, who collects info on his opponents; and Takashi Kawamura, whose personality instantly changes when he grabs his racquet. The other second year regular is Takeshi Momoshiro, known for his power plays. Ryoma surprises everyone by pulling off the Snake Shot himself, but says it’s just the Buggy Whip. Kaidoh and Ryoma’s match is interrupted by Kunimitsu Tezuka, the nationally-ranked captain of the tennis club. Tezuka makes Kaidoh run laps for playing a match without an approval and takes an interest in Ryoma.

Ryoma is in time for the monthly ranking tournament, but due to his youth some do not take him seriously; during the tournament, Ryoma is quick to prove his skills and become the only first year on the team, just in time for the prefectual preliminary rounds.

In a crucial match against Fudomine Middle School, Ryoma injures his eye, but his determination to finish the match helps Seigaku advance to the Kanto Tournament. Tezuka is deeply troubled by Ryoma’s style; it’s an exact copy of his father’s. He is also worried about his injured arm. Tezuka plays Ryoma and beats him, disregarding his physician’s advice. He tells Ryoma to develop his own style of tennis.

As the Kanto Tournament draws near, Seigaku learn of their first opponent: rivals Hyotei Academy. All the regulars are chosen except Momoshiro, as Echizen is chosen over him. However, Echizen says he has to go back to America. Momoshiro is angry and refuses the jersey Ryoma offers. Egate Mcleod Higaki of Hyotei tries to provoke the players until Tezuka tells him to leave. Echizen goes to the park to think about his decision, and Shioin, Egate’s little sister, comes by and plays her flute. The music reaches Echizen’s ears, and he makes his choice.

At the Kanto Tournament, Momo still has decided not to come. Oishi and Eiji play Doubles 2. They begin a losing streak until Momo reveals himself in the cheering crowd for Seigaku. With new confidence from their returning teammate, the Golden Pair make a comeback, but lose to Hyotei 5-7. In the crowd, Kaidoh finds Echizen, who decided to stay. Kaidoh and Inui begin their Doubles 1 match. Kaidoh continually takes all the shots and uses his Boomerang Snake, while Inui stands and watches. Finally, he tells Kaidoh he has their opponents’ data and they win the match 7-5. Kawamura plays Singles 3 and tries his Hadokyuu, but his big opponent copies the move. They both keep using Hadokyuu until Kawamura does the unthinkable: the dangerous one-handed Hadokyuu. His opponent copies, and both keep hitting until both of them drop their racquets, their hands and racquet handles covered in blood. The match is considered a No Game. Fuji, playing Singles 2, borrows Kawamura’s racquet, and amazes his opponent with his Disappearing Serve and his Hakugei Triple Counter; he wins 6-0. Tezuka plays Singles 1 against the popular Atobe; Echizen comes and takes his place as bench coach, and, despite some of the other Seigaku players, Tezuka allows him to rejoin the team.

Atobe seems to gain the early lead, but Tezuka comes back with his Tezuka Zone and Drop Shot. Tezuka gets to match point, but as he tries to serve, his arm gives out. Tezuka continues to play as Echizen takes off his jacket, revealing his Seigaku uniform, and goes to practice. Tezuka loses in the tiebreak, 6-7. Because both teams have two wins, their reserve players will determine the winner. Echizen faces off against Egate, and wins the first game using his teammates’ moves. However, as an eclipse passes over the court, Egate uses his brutal tennis form and injures Echizen’s leg. Remembering his vow to become stronger, Echizen surprises everyone by using the COOL Drive attack to come back, break the eclipse, and win. Shioin finally cheers. Tezuka rewards Echizen with his Seigaku jacket he kept for him.

As Echizen looks up in the stands at their future opponents, his only reply to them is, “mada mada da ne” (a long ways to go).

Cast

Role Actor
Ryoma Echizen Kanata Hongo
Kunimitsu Tezuka Yuu Shirota
Shuichiro Oishi Hiroki Suzuki
Shusuke Fuji Hiroki Aiba
Eiji Kikumaru Osamu Adachi
Sadaharu Inui Hirofumi Araki
Takashi Kawamura Yoshikazu Kotani
Takeshi Momoshiro Masaki Kaji
Kaoru Kaidoh Kousuke Kujirai
Keigo Atobe Ryuji Sainei
Egate Mcleod Higaki RIKIYA
Yuushi Oshitari Daiki Nakae
Ryoh Shishido Junpei Suzuki
Choutarou Ohtori Koji Date
Gakuto Mukahi Tokio Emoto
Jiroh Akutagawa Genki Ishii
Munehiro Kabaji Kazutoshi Yamakawa
Nanjiroh Echizen Goro Kishitani
Sumire Ryuzaki Hitomi Shimatani
Shinji Ibu Yasuka Saitoh
Akira Kamio Yuuki Fujiwara
Genichirou Sanada Eiji Moriyama
Renji Yanagi Mamoru Miyano
Kintarou Tooyama Masato Wada
Shioin Higaki Sayuri Iwata
Aoi Kentarou Daiki Sano
Hikaru Amane JURI
Masaya Sakurai Shun Takagi
Sasabe Mitsuyoshi Shinoda
Sasabe’s friend #1 Kenta Kamakari
Sasabe’s friend #2 Takashi Nagayama
Referee Yusuke Ishibashi
Bystander Ruito Aoyagi
Bystander Takumi Saito
Bystander Ryou Washimi
Bystander YOH
Kite Eishiro Yuichi Tsuchiya
Shiraishi Kuranosuke Noboru Washio

 

 

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February 16, 2011. GOKUSEN, SUKINA DORAMA, THE PRINCE OF TENNIS, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

GOKUSEN

(ごくせん?) is a manga series by Kozueko Morimoto. The story follows Kumiko Yamaguchi, the granddaughter of a Yakuza boss and teacher at an all-male private high school.

The plot involves Kumiko Yamaguchi, the granddaughter of a Yakuza boss, Kuroda of the Kuroda Ikka. Her parents died when she was younger, and her grandfather has no other descendants, so Kumiko is next in line to head the family business with the title of Ojou. However, her lifelong dream has been to become a teacher. While her grandfather approves of her choice, others in the family want her to become the next boss.

Kumiko (known by her students as “Yankumi”) becomes a teacher at an all-boys private high school. Her class is full of delinquents, but she tries her hardest to teach them not just about academics (her subject is Mathematics), but about lessons of life, much like any “dedicated teacher” story. Though she’s forced to keep her family a secret from the public, her Yakuza upbringing gives her the strength and the experience to reach out to her students, while also providing comedic relief.

NAKAMA YUKIE

She is a 23-year-old university graduate and is newly hired at Shirokin Gakuen. She is very idealistic and wants to inspire her students and help them graduate high school. Since the age of 7, when her parents died, Kumiko has been living with her grandfather, who is the head of an influential Tokyo Ninkyo group. Despite this strange upbringing and the bizarre mannerisms she has picked up from it like her use of yakuza slang and a habit of running from the cops when she sees them, Kumiko is a good-hearted girl who has a strong faith in her students even when they think the world is against them. Her belief in them and her combat skills help her earn their respect. They give her the nickname “Yankumi,” something she greatly likes. In the drama, she wished for her new students to refer her by it and in the SP manga, despite being injured she becomes energetic and wishes for her class to play soccer when her new student calls her it (something Shin told them to call her to make up for what they did). It is also revealed that she is attracted to men in a fundoshi; going into a trance when she saw Shin in one. In the 2008 SP manga, Yankumi finally returned Sawada’s feeling after Sawada saved her from a gang of bikers. A running gag for the drama series is that with each new series almost everyone has completely forgotten she is next in line to run the yakuza, even when asking a fellow teacher from a previous series he replied only with a puzzled look on his face. Another running gag is in the beginning of each new series, she is shown incapable of teaching unless she is teaching the delinquents of the school and, more often than not, scaring her students with her unusual behavior.

 

GOKUSEN 1

Synopsis

The story of a young, idealistic teacher who enters Shirokin Gakuen with hopes of making a difference in the students’ lives. However, Yamaguchi Kumiko (Nakama Yukie) is in for a rude awakening when she finds that she will be the homeroom teacher of 3-D, the hardest class to maintain in the school. The students have multi-colored hair, sloppy uniforms, and show absolutely no respect to her. The leader of the class, Sawada Shin is lazy but bright and shows some interest in Yamaguchi when he notices that she is very different from other teachers. The students try to bully her to make her quit, but their attempts don’t get them very far.

What the class and the rest of the school does not know is that Yamaguchi Kumiko is actually the 4th generation heir to the Ooedo Group, a notorious yakuza clan. Even though her family would like her to take the title of Ojou when her grandfather dies, they have accepted the fact that Yamaguchi would rather be a teacher.

Eventually, the students learn to respect their quirky teacher because of her devotion to them, and even give her a nickname: Yankumi.

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Class 3D

 

GOKUSEN 2

Synopsis

Half a year has passed and Shirokin Gakuen has closed down. Yamaguchi Kumiko (Nakama Yukie) finds herself a teacher of a few young kids who don’t really benefit much from her style of teaching. Through some twist of fate, she is offered a job as a teacher in Kurogin Gakuen.

She becomes the teacher of a delinquent 3D class which make her previous students look like angels. In order to protect her job, she must again hide her true identity — the fact that she is the 4th generation of the Oedo Family, a prominent yakuza group.

Cast

 

Class 3D

 

GOKUSEN 3

 

Synopsis

Sawatari Goro now works at Akado High School as a vice principal. Although the head director of the school board speficically orders him to handle the problematic class 3-D, the students are just too much for him. So Sawatari goes far away to a southern island to search for Yankumi, and convince her to work for Akado. Yankumi accepts the offer, only to find that her class (again) is full of punks, where two rival groups of students are always at each other’s throats. Will Yankumi’s strong belief in students and teaching work this time?

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Class 3D

 

GOKUSEN THE MOVIE

Plot

A passionate teacher, Kumiko Yamaguchi, a.k.a. Yankumi, is now overseeing the new students of Class 3D of Akado High School, who still have not opened up to her and are giving her a hard time.

One day, the students of 3D get harassed by street hoodlums. Then, Reita, a leader figure of 3D, shows up and beats up the hoodlums, yelling “Keep your hands off my friends.” The next day, the guys beat up by Reita come storming into their school. Principal Sawatari berates the students for getting mixed up with a gang, and gives Kumiko an ultimatum: “You’re fired the next time a 3D student gets into trouble.” Then Reita tells Kumiko that he doesn’t want to owe her anything, and he takes off by himself to settle the score with the gang…

Meanwhile, trouble was also brewing for the former 3D student who just graduated. The police are after Ren for being involved in an illegal drug transaction. Upset Kumiko tries to find him with the other former 3D students. However, they later find out from her grandfather, the head of the Oedo Family, the shocking identity of the mastermind pulling the strings of the drug deal Ren is being accused of…

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February 15, 2011. GOKUSEN, SUKINA DORAMA, THE PRINCE OF TENNIS. Leave a comment.