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Dragon Zakura
Network
Episodes
11
Directed by
Tsukamoto Renpei, Karaki Marehiro, Komatsu Takashi
Written by
Hata Takehiko
Producer
Enda Kouichi, Shimizu Mayumi
Cast
Abe Hiroshi
Release Date
July 08, 2005

Sakuragi Kenji is a destitute lawyer and one-time member of a motorcyle gang trying to guide failing high school students with an average score of 36 into Japan's most prestigious educational institution, Tokyo University (Toudai).

"If you want to change your life, get into Toudai!"

For no other reason than Sakuragi's personal ambition, he has advertised his intention to produce 5 successful Toudai applicants from the students of a nearly bankrupt failure of a school.

"If you want to change your life, get into Toudai!" He will get them from this lowest of all schools into Japan's number one!!

Our protagonist, Sakuragi Kenji, played by Abe Hiroshi in his first role as a high school teacher, is a must see in this summer's new show. This third rate lawyer soon becomes the homeroom teacher for the special advanced class aiming for Toudai University entrance. Hasegawa Kyouko costars as english teacher and Sakuragi's opponent, and Yamashita Tomohisa from NEWS and Nagasawa Masami also appear in the role of students. This awaited original work and fascinating world view is brought to you from the popular serialized comic in Shuukan Morning (Kodansha) and has even been updated!

In addition to revealing essential test taking techniques for everyone who wants to know how to get into Toudai, Dragon Zakura will also teach the essentials of living one's life.

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Overall rating 
 
5.8
Story 
 
5.0  (1)
Acting 
 
7.0  (1)
Music 
 
5.0  (1)
Satisfaction 
 
6.0  (1)
 
Dragon Zakura 2009-10-02 22:24:23 bengalifob
Overall rating 
 
5.8
Story 
 
5.0
Acting 
 
7.0
Music 
 
5.0
Satisfaction 
 
6.0
bengalifob Reviewed by bengalifob    October 02, 2009
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Go to Todai!

Story:
Definitely similar to GTO, but still different. The drama was really brought down by the scene involving the chairman and the other teachers who constantly bicker. I ended up fast-forwarding all of that.

Acting:
The main actors were the ones that really really held up this drama. All the actors who had minor roles did very little to support the series. In fact their contribution made the drama worse...

Music:
Background music fits the scenes, but the insert and theme songs are much to talk about. Bored me completely actually...

Overall:
I learnt a lot about how to study. Interesting tidbits about effective studying methods. The series ends well though.

Decision:
Ummm... If you have nothing else to do then try this drama. It's not good, but it's not bad either.

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