Asuko March!

Asuko March! (2011)

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Takei plays Nao Yoshino, a girl who fails the entrance exams of her target high school. She winds up enrolling in a technical high school called Kenritsu Asuka Kougyou Koukou, also known by the nickname "Asukou." Out of the 148 entering freshmen, only three are girls, and Nao is the only one in her class.

  • Native title:

    アスコーマーチ!

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ilovesuperman
22 of 26 people found this review helpful
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Jul 6, 2011
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
This reminded me a lot of Gokusen. Not necessarily because of the story but how its told. Its not really one storyline till the end but each episode has its own little story concentrating on one side character (...which is being helped by the female lead).

I really liked the idea of one girl being in a school full of boys.

(I mean what girl doesn't? ^.^) Sometimes it read more was cute and sometimes it was a little dramatic (ok, maybe sometimes a little too dramatic). The music was catchy, the acting was great and the boys were cute. This drama has a special atmosphere. You know, when you watch those (american) movies where the lead character dramatically gives a Speech/Explanation in front of an audience/other lead character towards the end and the audience so moved by his/her words that they all cheer/kiss or whatever. This kind of atmosphere leads you through all 9 episodes. Not much romance but a lot of "fighting"-attitude, so if you don't mind a little cheesiness on the side, you should give this a try. I did and I didnt regret it.

*Fighting* (makescutefistmoveintoair)
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KdramaQueen89
16 of 20 people found this review helpful
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Jul 21, 2011
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
At first I thought this drama would be boring because of the theme but it turned out be interesting enough. This is one of those dramas that is more about teaching life lessons. I was more interested in the relationship with the main girl and the actor boy. I did like most of the cast. Overall it is a very good watch but I wanted more from the ending.
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Same idea of trying to help a class of troublesome students, a life-changing school experience, array of characters and so on. Strongly recommend.
Recommended by ahmi_chan
Same idea of a class of troublesome students, and an optimistic person (in gokusen a teacher, and asuko march the only female student) who help turn everyone's lives around. Scheme of the episodes it similar, that it goes through various characters and shows the efforts of protagonist and their kind hearts that bring resolution to the issue.
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    Megane 13 days ago

    Music Box and Episode 8 are my favorite episodes <3

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    Delight 28 days ago
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    scarleT May 15, 2016 - edited
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      Syranus Jul 4, 2016

      No comedy?

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      scarleT Jul 6, 2016 - edited

      It has its parts where it's funny, but the show isn't overtly'comedic.' I'd say it's more stronger in the slice of life/drama/friendship theme here. There are a lot of things that Emi's character and those around her go through, so I'd say if you're looking for comedy, this wouldn't be the best dorama for comedy.

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      Syranus Jul 11, 2016

      Okay. Thanks. I'd probably give it a try. :-)

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      Megane 13 days ago

      Episode 8 is very funny! :-)

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    IkemenLover Apr 21, 2016

    Kaku Kento rock again my vote this time just like in the drama N no Tame ni in where I cheered for him to be with the main girl but still failed lol

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    peacewon Apr 17, 2016

    A little on the rose colored glasses side, but overall sweet and fun.

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    Zinneerah Feb 8, 2016

    I really loved this drama *just now I finished*

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    Helene Sep 29, 2015

    I could really use a second season for this drama :/
    It was much better than i anticipated.

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    khat_chan Jul 13, 2015 - edited

    love love this drama <3 I never thought my random pick will be great! I always love takeuchi, hirose, tamaki,aruto and the rest of the guys! :3

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    maiaiam Jun 11, 2015
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    OtakuMarianek May 28, 2015 - edited

    I was like : oh i will give it 6/10 if she chooses Tamaki but she didn't so 3/10 :/

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      maiaiam Jun 12, 2015

      It should have been Tamaki................. ;_;

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    jbeat Mar 11, 2015

    Enjoyable drama. Had good morals. Takeuchi was my favorite of the guys.

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    HAMEX Mar 8, 2015

    finally i finish this drama,, i wish there is SP movie for this drama to finish about the loveline between nao and aruto since he was promise her that he will return and say that he loves her,,, aaahhhh may be it just in dream.

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    Banana-chan Jan 1, 2015

    I really liked this drama. And MUSIC IS SUPERB!

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    realdeal Nov 29, 2014

    I think it has same music composers as waterboys, the music sounds the same.

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    realdeal Nov 29, 2014

    love the soundtrack the music not the songs......nao kawainess + that upbeat music = KAWAI LOL. Yuta kanai if i remember correctly did an emotional scene in ikigami movie where he sings then died, Im shock that he is good at comedy too.

Details

  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    9
  • Aired:

    Apr 24, 2011 to Jul 3, 2011
  • Aired On:

    Sunday
  • Network:

    TV Asahi
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    7.5 (scored by 2,600 users)
  • Ranked:

    #2170
  • Popularity:

    #772

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