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Sailor Fuku to Kikanju [セーラー服と機関銃]

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Title:Sailor Fuku to Kikanju
Sailor Suit and Machine Gun
Telecast:2006-10-13 to 2006-11-24
Season:Fall 2006

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TV Station:TBS
Duration:7 Episodes

High school student Hoshi Izumi (Nagasawa Masami) loses her father suddenly in an accident. One day, Sakuma (Tsutsumi Shinichi), the waka gashira of a small and weak Yakuza gang in Asakusa �| the Medaka Gumi �| pays Izumi a visit along with the gang members. The death of their former kumicho (Boss) puts Medaka Gumi on the verge of a breakup. Therefore, Sakuma begs Izumi, the former boss�fs only distant relative left, to succeed to the kumicho position. Izumi is taken by surprise and keeps refusing at first. However, she ends up becoming the 8th kumicho of the Medaka Gumi!
The police tell her that her father�fs death may possibly be a homicide case. There�fs also Mayumi (Koizumi Kyoko), a mysterious woman staring closely at Izumi�fs father�fs photograph at his funeral. The situation becomes complicated when the drug-dealing vicious yakuza, Hamaguchi Gumi, comes into the picture as well as Sandaiji Hajime (Ogata Ken), a politician whose public stance is to eliminate drugs

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Actor/Actress Cast (9)
Nagasawa Masami
Koizumi Kyoko
Nakao Akiyoshi
Taguchi Hiromasa
Okayama Hajime
Tsutsumi Shinichi
Koichi Mantaro
Nakano Hideo
Honda Hirotaro

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1. Horrible [Rating: 2/10]
This is the worst drama I've ever seen. As someone mentioned, the only redeeming quality is the fact that it's 7 episodes long. It's shocking how many big names are in this. The actors do their best but the script is just too poor. I'm still not sure why they felt a need to kill off so many characters. It's the sort of show that's so bad you want to watch something else immediately afterward to clear your head.
Reviewed by dokaben on 20 September 2009
2. �K�b�J�� [Rating: 3/10]
This series had a great start, with its refreshing theme and decent cast, but it started to stink of cheese from the second episode. Nagasawa Masami is horrible in this series. This role doesn't fit her at all, and it gets very predictable after a while. The cheesiness is from poor acting as well as poor script. The only thing that caused me to keep watching is the knowledge that there are only 7 episodes in total.
Reviewed by 8thSin on 19 October 2006

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1. Comments by epin8 [Rating: 9/10]
I don't understand the low ratings this series is getting reading the comments from this site. I thought it was a really great series. Perhaps it's because i haven't seen the original movie. Watching this series was the first time i got in thouch with this story. Although i agree Nagasawa Masami being a bit of a cry baby in the series. But the acting was great, not forgetting the amazingly emotional background music, which altogether almost got a tear out of me (which doesn't happen very often) after each episode. Because of the good acting, as a watcher, you can identify with the characters, and wish them happiness. Each life that's lost from the small yakuza group is a sad experience. Eventhough i wished the members a better faith, their death is in fact the strength of this tv-series. I recommend this tv-series to anyone who likes dramas filled with strong emotions en outstanding acting.
2. Comments by nishishi [Rating: 7/10]
I kind like this dorama... Altough i tough it was a comedy (judging from what i've seen on the first episode) i was really shocked to find out that it was a tragedy...

And thats something unusual... Nagasawa Masami's character would fit a comedy dorama better. Nothing agaisnt Nagasawa~chan... but they could give her a character that would actually fit the plot. The rest of the casting is ok... nothing spetacular nor bad.

Well... i liked the plot... very original!! The only huge problem is the one mention before... tha main char. doesnt fit the story...

But overall its a nice dorama...
3. Comments by natzumi [Rating: 8/10]
Great! High school girl with machine guns.. what can you ask for more? I'll definately stick around to see the finale for this one. The Yakuza looks cozy (just the 5 of them.. and they are kind hearted too).

The succeeding episodes are quite lame in my opinion. Their gang isn't very well managed, and the members aren't very strong. They all just died at the end, which I thought some of the way the member died are purly out of stupidity. They should have planned it better. It breaks my heart to see them die like that. To me, it's just so pitiful.
4. Comments by loveaomori [Rating: 5/10]
It's a bad dorama. Great actors with potential but only tsutsumi acts at his level. The girl is so loudy, I want to punch her. How could have they decide to obey her and accept her as thier leader! Anyway, if the story is bad and everybody die all the time (I just wanted the girl to die) you'll be able to see good view of asakusa! which is already a good point! And the theme song is original.a-------i shitaaa otokotachi wo.... lalalala
5. Comments by Susan [Rating: 6/10]
Well, at least it was short. I did not enjoy Nagasawa Masami very much in this drama (or any other so far). Her character was superbly annoying. I liked Tsutsumi Shinichi but I was sad how his character ended. This drama was, overall, very depressing and also boring at times. It's watchable if you have nothing better to do, though.
6. Comments by atheon [Rating: 5/10]
Dec 2006: I like Masami's character is this drama, with squeeky high pitched tone xD But the whole yakuza theme turns me off. The plot is cheesy and predictable, and the ending sucked. Luckily it's only 7 episodes, but then the show could have ended in 2-3 episodes actually, since it's a remake of the movie version.
7. Comments by compaqmac321 [Rating: 3/10]
if want sailor no fuku to kikanju, WATCH THE MOVIE, this is TERRRRRRRIBLE..the movie is WAY better than this...i dnt even know wat this was...u seriously dont have to watch anything but the last episode. i gave it a 3 cus nagasawa masami, ogata ken, and tsutsumi shinichi were in it, a point for each actor
8. Comments by tabana [Rating: 8/10]
I liked it. Not as mass market, light or "friendly" as gokusen, yet not a full blown bloody Yakuza thing.

A few parts bothered me, mostly due to the production and effects. That kind of left me thinking "what the..." .

It might look kind of short, but it wouldn't been as good with more episodes.
9. Comments by aik0 [Rating: 4/10]
Gangster films are always cool. Nice pace so far. But the story does not make much sense; given the fact that enemy gang is so dominating, they could have annihilate the protagonist's gang in 2 episodes...yet I bet they will take the entire serie to finish the business. Getting worse and worse
10. Comments by russia [Rating: 2/10]
this should never have been made. none of it made sense. for those who want to see a school girl carrying a machine gun, just skip the first chapters and watch the last episode. for that matter, just watch the last episode. the rest are shown in flashback and that is already too much info.
11. Comments by moonchyld [Rating: 6/10]
ok, i was really hopeful since this has masami in it (loved her performance in sekachuu movie)... but ack! i couldn't continue after the 1st episode.. it had a i-already-know-what-will-happen feel from the beginning, and masami didn't shine at all! very disappointed.
12. Comments by calico [Rating: 3/10]
I anticipated this series, but I was bored from the first few episodes onwards. I thought the plot was cheesy and weak, and while I understand Nagasawa Masami is highly regarded for her thespian skills these days, I was not convince through this drama.
13. Comments by Jeanxi [Rating: 6/10]
Had a good start, but tries to include to much cheesy "important lessons of life" throughout the drama. Kind of like a GTO thing (i.e. fun, but needs to teach the audience a cheesy lesson with every episode). It's entertaining, but not for long.
14. Comments by Eyeyore [Rating: ?/10]
still watching. Quite a refreshing theme. I have taken a liking to Masami's acting but i thought the rest of the artiste look sheepish.I think i prefer the gangster smell from My boss,my hero.
15. Comments by Mali [Rating: 1/10]
Very disappointing. Stupid story, stupid characters, stupid plot... The first episode makes you think it is a comedy, and then it turns out to be a tragedy. Very boring... Waist of time.
16. Comments by xxhiroxx [Rating: 7/10]
The show was decent, interesting, and engaging all the way up until the last two episodes--when everything seemed so rushed and left a lot of things unexplained and confusing.
17. Comments by onigiriman [Rating: 7/10]
I think they made this a bit too cute. My memory is not so great, but I think the original movie with Yakushimaru Hiroko was grittier. The yakuza types were like real yakuza.
18. Comments by Nermal [Rating: 6/10]
I personally prefered the original movie despite the good cast of actors in this drama. It had a great start but ended up going below my expectations of it I guess.
19. Comments by Oba-chan [Rating: 5/10]
Akira Shock!!!!
because of masami nagasawa and tsutsumi shinichi, i give 5 points.. it must be the worst drama i ever watch..
Soundtrack: Masami nagasawa: 2
20. Comments by Super No. 1 [Rating: 5/10]
Not too great. It's a good idea, but it would probably be a better movie than a series. It just takes too long to reach a very predictable ending.
21. Comments by neonloneliness [Rating: ?/10]
Currently downloading.
Can't wait to watch my beloved Masamichan in the roles of very very ordinady high school girl but she's got machine gun.
22. Comments by akitsu [Rating: 1/10]
I was sooo not able to endure this to the very end. This angle of yakuza story - as family touching somehing was just pathetic and boring
23. Comments by oldasianguy [Rating: 3/10]
Sailor suit and machine gun!!!! sounds good...but this series was terrible...Nagasawa is a fine actress but the plot really sucked....
24. Comments by Signo [Rating: 8/10]
cruel story with good actors, specially nagasawa masami and tsutsumi shinichi. the end is a little bit sad but that's not unexpected.
25. Comments by shozen [Rating: 10/10]
Nagasawa Masami was pretty good. I love the ending. How the characters ended up was so 80s. Also was good that the show was short.
26. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 2/10]
Is this the worst drama ever made? Hard to say, but it should definitely be on everybody's short list.
27. Comments by irwinner [Rating: 5/10]
Nothing much about the story. Only good thing was the few comedic moments in the first few episodes.
28. Comments by natni [Rating: 7/10]
Interesting story....do not expect the ending will be like that...however..it's quite touching....
29. Comments by ShinYo [Rating: 8/10]
kinda sad, everyone sacrificed themselves for the person that they like & loved.
30. Comments by 8thSin [Rating: 3/10]
Great potential, but was not executed properly. Turned out to be cheesey as hell.

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1. sanugrah
good story though ..