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Sakuragi Kenji is a destitute lawyer and one-time member of a motorcycle gang trying to guide failing high school students with an average score of 36 into Japan's most prestigious educational institution, Tokyo University (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 school. 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. (Source: DramaWiki) ~~ Adapted from the manga "Dragon Zakura" (ドラゴン桜) by Mita Norifusa (三田 紀房). Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(简体)
  • Русский
  • Deutsch
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Jul 8, 2005 - Sep 16, 2005
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 54 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 4,430 users)
  • Ranked: #4323
  • Popularity: #1883
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
shoujo85
10 people found this review helpful
Jun 24, 2011
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
Loved: Abe Hiroshi is excellent in this role (it was the first I saw him in and probably still my favourite) - he maintains the balance of strictness, understanding and self-interest well and the students develop a real rapport with him. While the students were all quite young when Dragon Zakura was filmed most of them are now big names (Yamashita Tomohisa, Koike Teppei, Nagasawa Masami, Aragaki Yui) and it's interesting to see where they started out (although the acting of some has definitely improved with time!).



Didn't Love: The student's homeroom teacher (played by Hasegawa Kyoko) can be annoying at times but she always has the student's best interests at heart. Like most high school doramas there is a whole bunch of anti-change teachers to irritate the viewer and an incompetent but well-meaning principal with a penchant for hats tops it off.



Dragon Zakura isn't just another high school dorama - it's unique, funny and focuses on encouraging the students to want to improve themselves and their lives, rather than just mass-producing exam bots who can't think for themselves. A feel good show with some wacky characters and teaching methods thrown in for good measure.



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Completed
XiaoMei
5 people found this review helpful
Aug 4, 2011
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 0.0
It's incredibly motivating drama! The special class has good way to exams... Though.. The end was very surprising... !

Aww.. Fiction. Why did great techears die out? This story shoud be a video tutorial for schools.

I like the main characters so much, everybody are young, pretty and ambitous.. Only Miss Ino was annoying. The woman definately talk to much...
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  • Drama: Dragon Zakura
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Jul 8, 2005 - Sep 16, 2005
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 54 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 4,430 users)
  • Ranked: #4323
  • Popularity: #1883
  • Watchers: 7,859

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