Nobuta wo Produce [野ブタ。をプロデュース] One of the best [Rating: 9/10] This drama is one of the three best dramas I have ever seen. It makes you warm inside, and is great to watch when you are feeling down - well, sometimes not.
Nobuta wo Produce wouldn't be the same without Kusano Akira though, and that is a fact. His role brights up the drama, and even though he has his own problems, he just endure it and helps his friends no matter what.
But, overall, I think that all the characters are very admirable. Shuuji is strong too, and Nobuta is unbelievably strong indeed!
The OST is great, as expected actually.. (^^')