Gekokujo Juken

Gekokujo Juken (2017)

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Shinichi Sakurai (Sadao Abe) is married to Kanako (Kyoko Fukada) and they have a daughter named Kaori (Mikuu Yamada). Both, Shinichi and Kanako received only a middle school level education. Even though they don't have much money, they are a happy family. At work though, Shinichi experiences effects of only having a middle school education.

One day, Shinichi sees Kaori’s poor score for a national test. He freaks out and decides to read moreimprove Kaori's education. Thus, 41-year-old Shinichi begins studying with Kaori and instructs her for the upcoming middle school entrance exam.

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    chibiladychoi Apr 20, 2017

    I initially watched this drama because of Fukada Kyoko, this is her first mother role if I can remember correctly. But of course, the plot does not focus on her but rather to Shinichi and Kaori. This drama depicts marriage and parenthood as commitments and should not be taken lightly. It was a good family drama and a must watch!

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    Max Apr 10, 2017
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    soracantabile Mar 21, 2017 - edited

    Love how it ends...
    Love Kanako's character...
    I just don't really like how Shinichi's character changed in the middle of drama..

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      NanaChin Mar 26, 2017

      Yeah, I think he became exactly like one of those overly ambitious parents that he said he wouldn't. It felt like he didn't have Kaori's best interest in mind anymore but just wanted her to succeed no matter what (especially when he didn't let her apply to another school just to be safe). And then it wasn't even acknowledged. :/

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      soracantabile Mar 27, 2017
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    NanaChin Mar 19, 2017

    Just finished it and I really enjoyed this drama over the last couple weeks. There were some things I couldn't quite agree with, but I guess it's a drama, so it's gonna be a bit overdramatic lol. But if you like family dramas, I think you're gonna like this one too.

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    NanaChin Mar 13, 2017

    I take back what I said about him not pushing her. She's feeling discouraged and his reaction is to scream at her and insult her. And that's supposed to work great to motivate her again? Uhm no. Like sure, if this was a highschool sports drama that's usually what they're like. But Kaori is a 12 year old child.

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    chocopuff Mar 5, 2017

    It isn't bad. The problem is that most of the drama has been pushed to the father character, whose response is the shout when things get tough. These middle episodes are tough - hope it ends well.

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    NanaChin Feb 23, 2017

    I really love how this is going. They never stop making sure Kaori is able to handle the stress and are always ready to quit if she stops wanting it or can't handle it anymore. And I love how the whole role reversal of the parents went.

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    NewKDramaAddict Feb 10, 2017

    It actually isn't bad. How kids can stay awake with all this studying is beyond me

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    Kisugi Jan 16, 2017

    The first episode was really good! The story is interesting. We have a family, not well-educated, but happy. But this family lives in a society where diplomas are highly valued, so the father worries for his elementary school daughter, whose results are bad. I think the first episode gave a good view of what the situation is in Japan regarding education. Also, the first episode was often funny without being stupid. And the little girl playing Kaori, the daughter, is incredibly cute!

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    Kikka Jan 4, 2017

    interesting and cute! ^_^

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    soracantabile Dec 13, 2016

    looks interesting!!!

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    roseprincess Dec 10, 2016



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    Jan 13, 2017 to Mar 17, 2017
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    54 min.


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