The Queen's Classroom (2005) poster


  • Drama: The Queen's Classroom
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Jul 2, 2005 - Sep 17, 2005
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: NTV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Genres: School, Drama
  • Tags: Elementary School, Teacher, Child Abuse
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older


  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 963 users)
  • Ranked: #784
  • Popularity: #1704
  • Watchers: 2,366

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The Japanese version is actually the original version. It's good. I just preferred the Korean version. There's some differences with the storytelling. I recommend you watch both. One of the best dramas I've seen.
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Both drama deal with school life and bullying.But Queen's Classroom is more realistic, intense, significant and has a wonderful story.
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Stories have similar vibe. Both deal with school life and both female leads are out of place in their own ways (one as a student, the other as a teacher). Also as the background stories of the leads is slowly revealed, you gain an understanding into why the characters behave the way that they do.
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Firstly, both dramas are presenting school life from the students' perspective. They make it in a comedy-driven way, but they are also serious and deep in some depicted situations. Especially, when you consider the problems of acceptance by other classmates. That's why, there are some motives of bullying in both of them, more visible in "Nobuta wo produce".

Futhermore, dramas are very similar when you think about the main characters and their influence on the story. In "Nobuta wo produce" you obviously see the friendship of three protagonists (Kiritani Shuji, Kusano Akira and Kotani Nobuko) and in my opinion "The Queen's Classroom" shares this pattern (Kanda Kazumi, Manabe Yusuke and Shindo Hikaru). The story revolves around their forming friendship and making memories from school.

Finally, episodes in both dramas are construced in the same scheme, IDEA => PROBLEM => SOLUTION. So there are specific subjects which the stories are devoted to, but every episode is a stand-alone story strongly connected to the main plot.
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Both about school life and the impact a teacher can have on the lives of the students
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If you watched 11 episodes of Japanese's Queen's Classroom then you should also watch these two special. It explains how Maya became teacher from hell.
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I would say when i first watched the suspicious housekeeper, the housekeeper reminds me of the teacher in the queen's classroom. They don't smile, they kept hiding their feelings, that's why people tend to misunderstood a lot, make people around them uncomfortable at first but then when they realize their true nature, they came to like them, they have a reason why they act that way, it seems that both of their son died.
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