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Gakkou no sensei [ガッコの先生]




Drama Details
Title:Gakkou no sensei
Telecast:2001-10-07 to 2001-12-16
Season:Fall 2001

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TV Station:TBS
Duration:11 Episodes

The story greatly resembles 3 Nen B Gumi Kimpachi-sensei with some stereotypical characters tacked on. There's the hardheaded father figure, who is a ramen shop chef, his tough school teacher daughter (Yuko Takeuchi), who hates Sakuragi, and an estranged older sister, who dad has disowned. Dad is renting Sakuragi the estranged sister's old room. Takeuchi and Sentaro teach with a guy who has a huge Oedipus complex. We have seen it all before, but done better elsewhere. However, the real problem is not the scenario, but the school. It would be hard to find a less likeable class.

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (4)
1. Hey! Minna genki kai? Hey!みんな元気かい? [Kinki Kids]LYRICS ]
2. Miagete Goran Yoru no Hoshi wo [Dohmoto Tsuyoshi 堂本剛]
3. Tomodachi [Dohmoto Tsuyoshi 堂本剛]
4. Namidakun Sayonara [Dohmoto Tsuyoshi 堂本剛]

Actor/Actress Cast (7)
Dohmoto Tsuyoshi
桜木仙太郎 (23)
Takeuchi Yuko
朝倉素子 (23)
Sakurai Atsuko
朝倉綾子 (28)
Tanaka Naoki
小野寺敦 (30)
Ikariya Chosuke
Shintani Mayumi
西尾真理子 (28)
Washio Machiko
小野寺美智子 (55)

Related Links (1)
1. Gakkou no Sensei Official Website (TBS)

Drama Reviews (16)
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1. Enjoyable! [Rating: 9/10]
Given the number of titles featuring this genre, it is inevitable that the storyline features plenty of cliches. But of course that does not mean the show isn't good. On the contrary, Gakkou No Sensei managed to string together the various storylines in a balanced and well-crafted fashion, that at the end of the show you can't help but feel sad that the show has ended.

The two leads Tsuyoshi & Yuko hams it up as a pair of loggerheads who are staying together under the same roof. But as time goes, one notice the bickering stems from their affection for each other, and thus it was really nice to see them reveal their feeling at the end.

Of course this is a show about primary school kids and the despite the selfish and very naughty antics of the Tsuyoshi's class, it was really heartwarming to see how they grew and matured under his care.

All in all, this is one of the more meaningful and touching "teaching" drama out there along side GTO:)

Reviewed by dashx on 28 September 2005
2. Very funny & touching! [Rating: 10/10]
From the same writer and producer of Tsuyoshi's "Summer Snow", "to Heart", etc, you bet this is yet another good drama. There is laughter and yet touching moments in the show. Tsuyoshi, Yuko, Naoki and all the kids did a great job in the show. I like it when Sentaro & Motoko (Takeuchi Yuko) always quarrel in the show but finally realising they love each other, Motoko confessed her love for Sentaro, which is the sweetest part of the show. The songs in the show are very good too. The theme song "Hey! Minna Genki Kai?" by Kinki Kids gives people a very happy feel. And the insertion songs, "Miagete Goran Yoru no Hoshi wo", "Tomodachi" & "Namidakun Sayonara", all solo by Tsuyoshi himself are so good and fit just right in the show. His singing and acting skills is no doubt the best in Johnny's Entertainment. For those who are still considering whether to watch this drama, no more doubts, do buy the VCD when it is out, this is truly one of the best drama!
Reviewed by kooltotoro on 16 December 2001
3. Good Dorama !! [Rating: 9/10]
At first i wonder how will this dorama would be for i always compare any school teacher dorama with my most fave Great Teacher Onizuka.
But as i begin to watch it, geeezzz, it's indeed a great dorama, there are also many funny and touchy things in elementary school's life.
I didn't to interest at the love story between the main characters, what i really love is the characters of the students in class 5-3 with all their problematics. I laugh and also touch with how they react.
It just so natural how they act in this dorama. I like almost every scene of it, how Sakuragi Sentaro sensei (Dohmoto Tusyoshi) helps his students to overcome their problems, to reveal who they truly are.
The scene when the students prepare a farewell party for Sakuragi sensei is the best scene, i really love it, also when they say goodbye from the bridge.
Well, what could i write, i like this dorama !!
Reviewed by HimuraGirl on 10 September 2002
4. Touching, yet fun! [Rating: 9/10]
This is a really touching and funny drama. In each episode, something really touching happens between the teacher (Tsuysoshi or the others) with the cute little students. Also, from every episode, I have learnt something from it, how people should tackle with problems in life and should not give up, and that is what Tsuyoshi does in the drama, making sure that no one gives up until the very end.
Tsuyoshi's character in this drama is so cute. He did a very good job. So did the others who were teachers in the drama such as Takeuchi Yuko and Tanaka Naoki.
I recommend this drama to those who like to watch funny dramas and at the same time, also touching!
Reviewed by princess on 4 March 2005
5. Gakkou no sensei IS TOPS but not the best [Rating: 9/10]
Gakkou no sensei is a good drama! I loved it Dohmoto Tsuyoshi played a grade school teacher. He was very good in it I loved the characters. The show is great but these kids shure did like to abuse teachers man. I didn't realy like Yuko's character all that much but oh well and i didn't like the ending. But other then that it was good.

(Adding to old review)
Takeuchi Yuko's role in this drama was kind of anoyying becuase all she did was fight with Tsuyoshi though the intire thing! I but toward's the end I saw some good in that character. Maybe that is one of the reasons I didn't give it a ten. It is still very good!
Reviewed by johuth on 20 November 2004
6. the school kids were the highlight [Rating: 8/10]
this is a fairly amusing drama. in my opinion, most of the credits go to the fascinating bunch of kids. :) they were really adorable & why anyone would actually feel annoyed by them is way beyond my comprehension ^^;
dohmoto & takeuchi did a decent job in this drama, but i think they should have indicated their growing fondness towards each other. not a struck-in-the-head realisation towards the end. :p
Reviewed by youhei_mito on 10 June 2005
7. Funny, cool and interesting story [Rating: 10/10]
I like it..it's a story about a caring loving teacher by Tsuyoshi ....who cares about his primary school student..and have a greater ambition in making the class numbor one in japan..It's funny ...the kids a re cool....Watch it....
Reviewed by Lilynadia on 12 February 2002
8. Nice and Feel Good Drama [Rating: 9/10]
Score for Tsuyoshi and Yuko! Their chemistry is great and funny. The stories about the students were also very interesting and sometimes quite touching too. My fave is the kid who always washes Tsuyoshi's hair.
Reviewed by genji_cat on 12 July 2002
9. A Good Drama [Rating: 10/10]
I Really love watching this drama. it is sooo different from GTO and Noami because the approach is towards the primary school children! What can I saya more... this is a must watch!!!
Reviewed by syu77 on 10 December 2002
10. daymn kids! [Rating: 6/10]
i haven't watched all of it yet, but so far i'm tired of watching teachers being terrified of their own bratty students... if i was the teacher, it wouuld be the other way around >=)
Reviewed by InSearchOf on 3 June 2003
11. Good Drama [Rating: 7/10]
This is one of the better dramas from Tsuyoshi. Not dark and quite funny. Takeuchi's character is quite tom boy. Interesting to watch the little squibbling between her and Tsuyoshi.
Reviewed by piglet44 on 15 April 2002
12. Worth a viewing [Rating: 7/10]
Enjoyable, a bit predictable but charming nevertheless.
The school kids are delightful and Dohmoto and Takeuchi quite amusing.
Reviewed by Eve on 9 October 2005
13. Good [Rating: 8/10]
This is a nice drama with a few touching moments. The lead actors were great. The ending is wide open for a part 2 series.
Reviewed by jdfan on 1 July 2002
14. damn kids.. [Rating: 7/10]
A typical teacher-student type of drama...
Some might felt like punching these kids after watching...
Reviewed by juliana_phang on 23 December 2004
15. Funny & intresting Dorama [Rating: 10/10]
The story is good n funny. I like it!!
Reviewed by Samuel on 30 January 2003
16. Sugoi!!!! [Rating: 10/10]
I give this drama a two thumb up!
Reviewed by iceman on 24 October 2002

Comments From Users (55)
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1. Comments by apple_grenade [Rating: 8/10]
Ahh... What can I say. I'm a sucker for teacher-student dramas, I'm a sucker for Tsuyoshi AND I'm a sucker for Kansai-ben spouting enthusiastic guys who loves kids. And the kids are bloody cute and funny, too. Yes yes, another school drama. And the plots are of the same knd as that of the rest of its extended genre. But I seriously prefer this one compared to GTO. For one thing, the kids here are better actors than the students of Musashino Seirin Academy, IMHO. And somehow, the weekly plots and results seem more sincere and less cliched here. In fact, I prefer this drama to Gokusen 2. In other words, I would rate this one second best among the group of school dramas I've watched, the best being Kimpachi-sensei.
2. Comments by princess [Rating: 9/10]
This is a really touching and funny drama. In each episode, something really touching happens between the teacher (Tsuysoshi or the others) with the cute little students. Also, from every episode, I have learnt something from it, how people should tackle with problems in life and should not give up, and that is what Tsuyoshi does in the drama, making sure that no one gives up until the very end.
Tsuyoshi's character in this drama is so cute. He did a very good job. So did the others who were teachers in the drama such as Takeuchi Yuko and Tanaka Naoki.
I recommend this drama to those who like to watch funny dramas and at the same time, also touching!
3. Comments by maui [Rating: 9/10]
This drama is so enjoyable and have some touching moments at last 5 episodes that can make you drop your tears.I love tsuyoshi character in this drama and of course i love the annoying yuko-chan too(she's my fav actress).I like GTO, Gokusen, Jyoou no Kyoushitsu, Medaka and Sensei Shiranaino but i like this series the most.This drama is kind of similar to Kinpachi Sensei but with a different age student. Watch! if you can find this drama.
4. Comments by marzyu [Rating: 9/10]
really really good drama!!!! really recommend u people to watch!!!! super good!!!! i'm gonana make it short . . .TSUYOSHI IS SOOOOOO KAKKOII inside!!!! HOHOHOHOHOHO I like this drama wayyyy better than GTO or Naomi, no offense or anything, but I think watching how little kids are today instead of highschool students are better, probably because it'z too similiar? but little kids are sooo kawaii haha
5. Comments by DragonSpirit164 [Rating: 8/10]
Although similar to GTO in style, the fact that this was based in an elementary school makes the whole drama heartwarming in character. There was not a lot of romantic development between Sentaro and Motoko, but you know there's definitely a love-hate realationship here... Like 'Hero" and 'Good Luck", Gakkou no Sensei focuses more on the occupation than the romance. Highly enjoyable.
6. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 8/10]
There's "GTO" with high school kids, "Medaka" with adult students, "Gakkou no Sensei" is with elementary school kids. Dohmoto and Yuko were great as was the supporting cast. My only complaint, and it's a small one is some of the kid actors weren't up to it. But they're kids so you make allowances, otherwise a very good drama.
7. Comments by youhei_mito [Rating: 7/10]
another drama about out-of-the-box teacher. :) wonder y i keep buying the concept of these dramas? haha. but this one is yet another adorable drama. coz the elementary school kids were really cute & lively. yeah, i give most of the credits to the interesting bunch of children rather than the 2 main characters.
8. Comments by yukari_no_hoshi [Rating: 9/10]
Although it's another one of those teachers drama and GTO is still the best I've seen, I still loved this one! It was really heartwarming and I just LOVE Tsuyoshi!!! Hehe, Yuko was really good in this drama as well! It made me laugh and cry and I love the little kids, they acted so well too!
9. Comments by pumpkin puff [Rating: 8/10]
Actually, this drama is a bit blend for me in the beginning few episodes, but the plot starts getting more edgy as the serires progresses. This drama clearly has Tsuyoshi written all over it. So if you're a fan of his dramas (Summer Snow, Moto Kare, etc.), watch this!
10. Comments by dnie [Rating: 9/10]
i wasnt expecting much fm this dorama, but i was light heartened by it..DoTsuyo with another role-a school teacher whom is very hard to hate! aaahh..if only my school teacher is as cute as him! betcha i'll do more than what Miyuki(one of the students) do..!!
11. Comments by iluvhyde [Rating: 9/10]
This show is really great, because Tsuyoshi is too cute in it! The regrettable part of this drama was that they didn't focus much on the relationship between the 2 leads. It totally ruined the ending of me. Well, if only there was a part 2.
12. Comments by arashilove [Rating: 7/10]
Very light-hearted. I don't very much like the ending when Sentaro leaves Tokyo. The kids were extremely annoying and loud, but Sentaro and Motoko's bickering was the best. The part when Motoko confesses to Sentaro was very cute!
13. Comments by jade_sylvia [Rating: 9/10]
This drama is heartwarming and a great "light" drama to watch. The kids are totemo kawaii. However, I wish the story between Sentaro and Motoko was more developed. I won't say more or else I will spoil the drama.....
14. Comments by miakasan21 [Rating: 10/10]
TSUYOSHI....I LOVE HIM...This drama shows how his (tsuyoshi's character's) dream is to become a teacher and he helps the children with all their problems, but Tsuyoshi really learns from the children.
15. Comments by 100aw [Rating: 6/10]
Alright chemistry between Domoto Tsuyoshi and Takeuchi Yuko. Normal teacher / student drama. Nothing out of the ordinary. Just one funny thing though......Domoto speaking Osaka Ben.
16. Comments by piglet44 [Rating: 7/10]
Good Drama. Good chemistry between Tekeuchi Yuko and Domoto Tsuyoushi. They always seem to be quarrelling. Too bad there wasn't enough romantic interest between them.
17. Comments by jdfan [Rating: 7/10]
This is a nice drama with a few touching GTO type of moments at the ending. The lead actors were great. The ending is wide open for a part 2 series. Copy cat of GTO?!
18. Comments by laylowmay [Rating: 10/10]
Very enjoyable! This drama will keep you laughing till the end. And the fat kid is so adorable! I couldn't help laughing just seeing his chubby face. Wahaha!!
19. Comments by Q-chan [Rating: 9/10]
So funny with lots of crazy kids!!! Love the soundtack! Love the chemistry between Doumoto Tsuyoshi and Takeuchi Yuki... I want a teacher like him...
20. Comments by maguro666 [Rating: 3/10]
recommend for kids below the age of 6... any kid older will find it too childish. Honestly, I don't really like Yuko hair style in the drama...
21. Comments by oyaduras [Rating: 8/10]
First drama with Dohmoto Tsuyoshi I saw. Impressive actor. Takeuchi Yuko's presence was the big draw, though. Good chemisty between the two.
22. Comments by Eve [Rating: 7/10]
A fun school room drama.
The kids are charming, the teachers fun. Maybe a bit formula but certainly enjoyable and touching despite that.
23. Comments by ashibakazu [Rating: 9/10]
its much better than gto. age&size doesn't matter for 'them' to act incrediblely.of course
for sakuragi's student.
24. Comments by tiesw [Rating: 8/10]
Actress is great, actor lack the charisma. Great children & supporting cast and storyline. Not to be missed.
25. Comments by glyq [Rating: 10/10]
one of the best loved it ! love the characters.. love the storyline the kids r cute!~ n love the cast.
26. Comments by Tsuki [Rating: 8/10]
A touching drama which shows how a teacher cares for each of his students. A worth to watch drama :P
27. Comments by masnita [Rating: 8/10]
Sweet and touching...another great drama by tsuyoshi. And the kids in the drama are really great.
28. Comments by 4julls [Rating: 6/10]
wonder ... that little kids so complex hahahahahaha ... and got alot of nerve also :D
29. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 8/10]
its hilarious!!tsuyoshi with his kansai-ben...& the kids were really profesional...kewl acting...
30. Comments by Tsuyoshi's girl [Rating: 5/10]
bought this because of tsuyo only but the story line is too average..... support tsuyo always!

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Users who voted for this drama (11)
1. houseki
this drama is so touching!! sakuragi sensei n motoko acted very well in the drama, and the students are great!! The ending is so sad though. I love this drama so much and wish that sakuragi sensei really exists and can teach me instead of the boring teachers we have at at school here.. !! I simply love this drama so much!!!
2. kiimura+akuya
i'm delighted by how this drama twisted the teacher-student bond with the student's problems.. extremely nice drama by tsuyoshi, not to be missed.
3. anton
those kids really ....... he he
4. moniker79
surprisingly good...
5. Selena
very funny!!!!!
6. nehq
7. Ororo_munroe
8. aquarius*star*
9. lil gaea
10. mariedare
11. belle83