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Title:Dandori
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Dance Drill
Telecast:2006-07-11 to 2006-09-19



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TV Station:Fuji TV



Synopsis
The last summer vacation in high school is a time when unforgettable memories are made and everything seems so bright.

July 2006. For 18 girls, their unforgettable summer has arrived! At first, the girls in this drama are leading mundane lives, uncertain of their future. What's more, they feel there's nothing special about them. But when they discover cheerleading, their world changes completely.

Suddenly, their lives are centered around cheerleading. More than fashion, studies, and romance, they are obsessed with cheerleading. Join the girls as they work together towards the same goal and experience the most exciting summer ever!
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Drama Reviews (5)
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1. Cute Cast + Bad Acting = Another Waterboys Clone [Rating: 5/10]
Okay, firstly, as an 18 year old male myself, I find Nana Eikura one of the cutest girls I've ever seen. But as a drama, this is pretty lame. Obviously attempting to steal some of the "Waterboysish" spotlight of the past, this cheerleading drama (yes, you heard me right) throws up all sorts of mini-concoctions to make it last 10 or so episodes. But hey, who cares? It's got Nana and Rosa in it and that was good enough for me to watch it and besides, its cleverly directed at its intended audience being the teenage demographic.
Reviewed by dekatrain on 20 October 2006
2. Not waterboys [Rating: 6/10]
A lot of people are comparing it to waterboys, but it's not... really. They are both based on a school sports club and both have cross dresser, but that's it. Waterboys is way better.

Some episodes are so cheesy, it's unbelievable. Not funny like waterboys and not as spectacular as well. Some aren't so bad, so you may watch it till the end.

I'd prefer putting a pineapple up my butt than to watch that again. Yes, a pineapple... Pretty girls doesn't make up for boring story.
Reviewed by tabana on 27 April 2007
3. Cuteness, squared [Rating: 7/10]
Okay, it's not Waterboys, but the first appeal of Dandori comes the irrepressible cuteness of the cast, particularly the head. The plot is strictly by the numbers, and it's difficult to point out memorable scenes (much less gags). Certainly, some may find it difficult to forgive its weaknesses - but the girls are really kind of adorable. If you're willing to enjoy it for what it is, Dandori is an engaging-enough teen drama.
Reviewed by jdoramadotcom on 1 December 2008
4. Carlos is adorable [Rating: 8/10]
Just by having too many cute people here, it gets such a high score, I mean Rosa, Nana and Massu are the cutest! Although this is just another water boys and ganbatte show.. it gets quite boring and predictable. But Im still gonna finish watching this!
Reviewed by mhaellix on 4 August 2006
5. Massu [Rating: 6/10]
What the most interesting thing in this dorama is massu's character as carlos saburouta
Reviewed by ester_grace on 11 February 2011

Comments From Users (37)
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1. Comments by Kitsuchi [Rating: 4/10]
Actually pretty boring storyline, but gets interesting at times anyways.. Don't have much else to say about this o; Just.. watch this when you have free time and nothing else to do.. but you probably shouldn't be so bored because this is already pretty boring itself, so you'd be overbored.. so watch this when you're feeling somewhere at the top or something.

And um, great ending song by UVERworld, a plus ^_^.. and some sweet actors/actresses.

Also, the dancesteps were pretty awesome actually.. much in sync. These girls aren't cheerleaders otherwise, they are merely actresses.. so they must have been practicing alot for this series. They did good!~
2. Comments by nishishi [Rating: 4/10]
I didnt like the main story.. most of the time i was more interested in the side-stories..

The casting... damn.. it sucks!! Really.... in this dorama the only actor that i would give Thumbs up would be Masaki (who was really funny in this dorama) and Keiko Toda (damn!! I miss the Shomuni!!!!!! Shes so talentous!!!)

The girls.... well... imo they r not even THAT cute.. i mean... if u r looking for a dorama with cute girls just go watch Gyarusa...

And if u r looking for a good "sport"'s related dorama... go watch H2, Waterboys or even Attack No.1... Dandori is just BAD!!!!
3. Comments by dekatrain [Rating: 5/10]
Okay, firstly, as an 18 year old male myself, I find Nana Eikura one of the cutest girls I've ever seen. But as a drama, this is pretty lame. Obviously attempting to steal some of the "Waterboysish" spotlight of the past, this cheerleading drama (yes, you heard me right) throws up all sorts of mini-concoctions to make it last 10 or so episodes. But hey, who cares? It's got Nana and Rosa in it and that was good enough for me to watch it and besides, its cleverly directed at its intended audience being the teenage demographic.
4. Comments by MRStakahisa [Rating: 9/10]
Dance Drill! Will appeal to people who're interested in cheer dancing. But this show appealed to me because of another reason... TAKAHISA MASUDA!!! He acts by the name of Suzuki Carlos Suborata, a Brzailian-Japanese.
An irritating but determined and helpful guy from baseball club.

-People from NEWS-
Masuda Takahisa:
MY GOSH he's so cute! Can sense and see from the drama that he put in lotsa efforts. Good job Massu!!! =) I'll be supporting you always~~~
5. Comments by rikastar [Rating: 7/10]
The whole series feels a bit low budget to me somehow, and the script/plotlines is quite average. Eikura Nana as head cheerleader Kaname really brings on the charm here, her giddy enthusiasm is quite infectious. The rest of the girls are about as interesting as the story... which is not really. Carlos is quite a funny and sweet guy, Massu and Nana can battle it out in the Cheesiest Smile competition.
6. Comments by butterLiLy [Rating: 1/10]
One Word: Bad.

I was expecting some cool cheerleading stunts as its sort of based on this Japanese cheerleading champion. Instead, its just some cheesy dance moves. Yes! they can't even dance. Not to mention, bad acting by the cast. Eikura Nana annoys me for the whole series >.< Not recommended
7. Comments by raynawashere [Rating: 7/10]
honestly this drama wasnt that good. i only watched it because of masuda takahisa. i mean there are some parts i did like. butttt.. the whole cheerleading thing isnt that good. well i guess thats a personal opinion. but yea. i did think carlos was a cute character though. hehe :D
8. Comments by K.T.Tran [Rating: 8/10]
not that bad. Cheerleading doesn't interest me at all, but this drama showed the girls struggling to get a team together and all that good stuff so it was good. The dance they do doesn't seem that complicated for any high school cheer team though.........
9. Comments by Kawaii Kinomoto [Rating: 5/10]
i gave it a 5 cuz massu's in it but the plot is pretty boring and slow... about a group of cheer leaders... watched 1 episode and kinda stopped after that... even massu couldn't really save it:S
10. Comments by Veilen [Rating: 10/10]
From barely interesting beginning to really powerful finale. Enjoyed it very much. Ponder material for those who don't believe that people can change. ;)
11. Comments by g_hunter1 [Rating: 7/10]
I can't really believe I watched this, but it was somewhat entertaining. I really liked that they put actual effort in their last routine.
12. Comments by Dreamchaser [Rating: 7/10]
A sweet drama if you want to relieve some stress while some cute teenagers try to learn chearleading. I definitely like it
13. Comments by oldasianguy [Rating: 10/10]
What a fun show!!!!the cast were all cute...so it's hard not to like this show based on a real live situation in Japan....
14. Comments by x_XJules [Rating: 1/10]
I didn't watch all of it.. it was just too terrible. I'm sorry Massu, i love you but this show plain sucks.
15. Comments by dbesthair23 [Rating: 6/10]
This was a fun show, nothing much more to it, not the most memorable show, but it was fun to watch.
16. Comments by JackClark [Rating: 10/10]
No rivals or enemies. Just friendship and following their dreams like cheerleading. I loved it.
17. Comments by miszJLi [Rating: 7/10]
The girl acts toooooo excited.. kinda annoyin though, carlos saburouta ( masu ) wa kawaii!
18. Comments by natzumi [Rating: 4/10]
Seen ep 1. Matsu is funny, the main character is cute, the story is boring.
19. Comments by Eve [Rating: 8/10]
Very cute. The young actors fresh and natural.
It's a feel good story.
20. Comments by adrxuan [Rating: 3/10]
i'm watchin it only cuz of masuda...the storyline is BORING.
21. Comments by ShinYo [Rating: 7/10]
like a girl version of Water Boys, Nana Eikura is cute !
22. Comments by aik0 [Rating: 5/10]
Another summer; another 'water boys'. Skipped
23. Comments by tabana [Rating: 6/10]
Boring, cheesy, annoying. Not worth watching.
24. Comments by beccy-chan [Rating: 6/10]
just started with that...hm...
25. Comments by caitlincoffee [Rating: ?/10]
Taichi-kun!!! Kawaii!! >.<
26. Comments by akitsu [Rating: 4/10]
I expected more dancing...
27. Comments by Paine_kun [Rating: ?/10]
I'll try to watch it =p
28. Comments by jepy_east [Rating: 8/10]
an interesting story!!!
29. Comments by tachan [Rating: 6/10]
kinda forgettable
30. Comments by simpletoad [Rating: 6/10]
uninteresting

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Users who voted for this drama (6)
1. mhaellix
Chou kawaii! Massu-chan and Nana-chan are really cute (not together, but they're cute) Also think Rosa is adorable. :)
2. Freefall
Very good mix of sports, school and comedy dorama.
I liked the cast very much, too. Very much fun to watch.
3. Veilen
One of those dramas that makes you feel happy and energetic.
4. buagie_goofybua
narak kam kam..
5. Kimbles
6. m0m0e