Majisuka High is an all-girls school that is full of delinquents and is constructed of dysfunctional classrooms that have no discipline whatsoever. There is constant physical fighting within the school walls sprayed with graffiti, and students take naps on the littered floors of the school. But here in this jungle, a group of girls called the "Rappapa" are the claimed leaders as they have won their position by fist. Being the strongest in fist-fights is indeed the social currency at this deteriorating school. The leader of the Rappapa pack is Salt; she reigns as the queen of the chaotic hierarchy. But one day, a new student, Sakura is transferred to Majisuka High with an aim to overthrow Salt and take over the school. On first glance, she looks like a student who would make the honor roll, vulnerable, and easily beatable. Yet, when the second year groupie, Team Hinabe, pick a fight with her, they find out that she is someone who should not be trifled with... at all!
Cast & Credits
The story is interesting yet it could be better. The way Sakura makes her way into the School seems way too easy. I mean, we understood since the first episode that she's strong, but there is no interest if she's THAT strong. The fighting scene are mostly greatly done and interesting. However, some special effects looks totally unrealistic and you can sometimes totally see that the fist (or other body part) wasn't touched.
The acting is quite good. Salt (Shimazaki Haruka) can be a little bit disappointing at first. However I grow to like her more and more. My favorite was Antonio (Yamamoto Sayaka) who was really really cool. Magic (Kizaki Yuria) also made her episode really interesting! However I must say that I'm quite disappointed with Sakura (Miyawaki Sakura). She was almost always the same to me, and I wasn't that fond of her. I also liked that there were old members of the school having guest appearances.
To tell the truth, the music didn't affect me much. That mean it wasn't bad (at least), yet wasn't particularly good. I did like the opening theme through so I'll keep the rating for the music to 8. However, I must say that the sound effects can be pretty bad (the fist sounding like leather gloves, the card crushing sounding like glass crushing, ...).
I put the Rewatch Value to high because I might want to see a small part sometimes again and I'll still remember this drama. I'll be like "Oh that part was good, let's watch again!". However, I don't think I would watch it COMPLETELY again. Only small and short cuts.
Overall, it's an easy, fresh and no-fuss drama that I would highly recommend for people wanting to relax an evening or two. Even more because the drama is only made of 10 episodes of 20-25min! So if you feel like you don't want to play a 40min episode long because it's getting late, why not watch Majisuka Gakuen 4?