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Telecast:2002-10-09 to 2003-03-26
Season:Fall 2002

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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:23 Episodes

The setting: A night school somewhere in Tokyo; the teachers are young, and their students vary in age and occupation. Each week's episode is sure to bring more laughs than the last!

The main character of HR is a 25-year-old English teacher by the name of Shingo. He wants to be the best teacher that he can be, but his mild-mannered personality and tendency to look for the easy way out gets in the way.

Tomohiko is another teacher who works at the school. He teaches Social Studies, is a realist, and tries to be cool by adding the right words to a conversation just at the perfect time.

And then there are the students...Judging by his age, Takehiko, who runs an electric shop, doesn't look much like a high school student. At first glimpse, one would actually think he is a teacher. He even uses the teachers' office as if it's his own.

The single, 44-year-old Shunichi, another student, is a veteran carpenter. His bad temper helps him to hide his delicate personality, which brings him to tears quicker than most.

Next there is Akira, who works at a printing company. Akira had to drop out of high school due to family reasons. He's developed a complex about college grads, so he wants to become one.

A perfect match with his looks, Mikihiro was kicked out of his high school for bad behavior, so that's why he's going to night school. His looks are deceiving too; he is actually rather naïve, and gets hurt easily.

Ryoko is what anyone would consider an "adult woman." She's 28, and used to work at a night club. Going to college is a dream of hers, so she quit the club to go back to get her diploma.

Keiko has a pleasant personality, and takes good care of others. She's 45 and works part-time during the day at a supermarket running a cash register. She is kind of careless, which causes her to get into trouble sometimes.

Last but not least there is the 22-year-old Miki. She comes all the way to school, just to sit in the teachers' office. The reason why she dropped out of high school is because she is afraid of others.

Each week, Shingo and his students go round and round with each other. Will he ever be able to get them to march to the beat of the same drum?
Fuji TV

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Man wo Jishite まんをじして [Okuda Tamio 奥田民生]

Actor/Actress Cast (9)
Katori Shingo
Todoroki Shingo
轟 慎吾
Imai Tomohiko
Murai Tomohiko
Ono Takehiko
Suma Takehiko
Kunimura Jun
Yagita Shunichi
Sakai Miki
Kanno Miki
Shinohara Ryoko
Awashima Ryoko
Shirai Akira
Wakui Akira
Toda Keiko
Ube Keiko
Nakamura Shido
Washio Mikihiro

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1. shingo mama rocks me [Rating: ?/10]
Shingo cracks me up.
Reviewed by ephesus on 4 September 2004

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1. Comments by Mink [Rating: 6/10]
Japan's first sitcom! And it's only appropriate that you have Katori Shingo on board...

The supporting cast is easily amusing, but Japanese humor is typically in a different style than American humor, which is why sitcom format doesn't seem to flow too well. It's a bit jerky and a bit odd, but the idea of the entire show is pretty fun.
2. Comments by atheon [Rating: ?/10]
Based on the first 3 episodes, i will give a 5 out of 10 *sweat* Well this is the first japanese sitcom......i dont think the jokes are funny........-_-""
3. Comments by natzumi [Rating: 7/10]
A live recording comedy. Shingo did a great job with his character. Overall the storyline is mediocre.
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really funny
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