“Naniwa Shonen Tanteidan” is based on a novel of the same name by mystery writer Higashino Keigo.The story about Takeuchi Shinobu, a curious and energetic elementary school teacher who is never one to let herself be outdone by her students. Set at the fictitious Ooji Elementary School in Osaka, the newly transfered temporary instructor who loves mystery novels and hates dishonesty, together with her lively students, often help the local police detectives with difficult cases. This will be the second time the work has been adapted into a drama series. The first was by NHK in year 2000 and starred Yamada Mariya.
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It's a nice drama to watch. I always looked forward on watching the next episode.
The stories/cases are well established and also make sense. I was first a bit skeptical, because I made the experience that some Japanese detective dramas lack logical cases and solvings. However, here, you can think along and the conclusions always match the evidences.
Alongside those cases in every episode is a love story. Two men are opposing each other in order to win the main's heart, though she isn't interested into men at all. She's more into the cases. However, this gives the drama a funny side and you cannot help, but feel pityful for the two men that try their best for her sake :)
I liked the children's acting a lot. They had quite big roles and did a great job. Also, the two inspectors were very enjoyable as well as the mother of the main actress.
What I didn't like was the acting of the main actress. I have to say that I like Tabe and basically her way of acting, I just think she isn't made for the role of a very self-conscious teacher that gets mad easily. I couldn't really see her getting angry, you could just tell from the volume of her voice.
That's the only thing I'd mark as negative in this enjoyable drama.
So, if you're looking for a detective drama, involving a lot of kids, a teacher that is very forward, a funny team of an old and a young inspector, a very caring mom and some other nice and lovable characters, this one should be the right for you ;)
For Episode 1
I will prankly say that I don't like it when sensei gets angry because I think it was hard for her to get angry or should I say that it doesn't suit her. It's better if she's calm and kind. But I guess that bad side of her add something to make the story not that plain.
The kids are good at acting. I salute them. Especially the little boy Fukishiyama ? since he's driving at such young age D:
About the inspectors, the two of them, well they don't give such good relationship. But teppei, hahah, he's trying to interview too good thing that he can sometime manage to ask the witness and suspects. And oh, he always take that kind of role, that made him more adorable. And like in real life, he's a crybaby with a soft heart :)
I'll rate it good for now
For Episode 2
I'm starting to think that sensei is really cute, I like her when she's happy and really she does have a nice legs ;D
Teppei was so cute when he's smiling because of sensei. Does his co-inspector and the little boys xD
Boys are really cute when they fall in love :))
oK, mrs. ahm.. the woman was a fangirl right. It was cute, but I don't like being obsessed like that.
The ending was really cute, I mean between her and her husband :)
I'm happy for them~
Can't wait for the next episode because sensei will be engage to another man~ I wonder what will inspector teppei do :))
For Episode 3
Haha, Teppei is jealous and acting like a grumpy person xD
His face is too adorable can't help laughing :))
chibi Teppei is cute too
So for now, i'll just give my overall review:
Firstly, I am a fan of Teppei Koike since 2007 but it doesn't mean that i will rate this high. I will rate it fairly.
Ahm, the drama is ok, but not that exciting, entertaining.. or has a strong impact. But it's not boring also. Just Fine. Good enough.
The actors are good enough, their acting is just right, not too Wow though but not too Boo as well. Just fine
The music, yeah it's good and I like the idea of removing background music during the talks with the murder in ep 12 and you will hear their cries. That made me really focus and affected... About Sensei's sermon, well first honestly I was like, "What? What she's saying is not that relate in the scene." But then, I realized where her talks going, so i guess we should do let someone finish their talk first. But I do don't like when she well,, for me it's like boastful, telling who she is... Well, i don't know maybe it's just in her character....
What else... Ahm.. that's all... This drama is just fine, good enough ^^