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  • Drama: Taiyo to Umi no Kyoshitsu
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jul 21, 2008 - Sep 22, 2008
  • Aired On: Monday
  • Network: Fuji TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 482 users)
  • Ranked: #2187
  • Popularity: #2082
  • Watchers: 1,306

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Taiyo to Umi no Kyoshitsu
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A private high school by the sea... All of the senior students devote themselves only to their studies for college entrance exams from the end of the summer. One day, an unconventional teacher gets posted at this high academia-oriented school. His name is Sakurai Sakutaro. His background is a mystery. Nobody gets what he's talking about. He's pushy and bold. The students are reluctant to open up to him who sticks his nose into their private affairs. But Sakutaro keep trying to help them overcome their problems He also encourages and guides them, and they eventually develop a bond of trust. "Live in the moment which exists only now"... His message gradually gets through to his students.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Jul 21, 2008 - Sep 22, 2008
  • Aired On: Monday
  • Network: Fuji TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 482 users)
  • Ranked: #2187
  • Popularity: #2082
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Reviews

Completed
HaruNoRan
8 people found this review helpful
May 8, 2013
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
If you're looking for a good school drama, then look no further! As a second-year high school student, I find that this drama really does teach you, or rather remind you of what's right, and what should be done. It's aimed for the youth that are struggling with growing up and living in this world. It has a message, actually a lot of them! You begin to love every single character, relate to their feelings and I personally feel that each character couldn't be portrayed better by another actor. The casting really is outstanding!

I judge on whether a Movie/Drama is good by if it made me shed some tears or not, be it happy tears or sad ones. Even if it's a cliche moment, if the acting, music and atmosphere were able to make me cry, then they have succeeded in sending the message and illustrating those feelings. 'Taiyo to Umi no Kyoshitsu' made me cry many times.

Definitely worth the watch!

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Completed
CherryBunny
5 people found this review helpful
Oct 24, 2014
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
I chose this drama because the plot seemed entertaining. I was expecting the usual Japanese school drama. You know the fluffy, silly comedy. What I got was so much better. This is a story about a teacher who comes to a high school by the seashore and shakes up the daily routine of the students and faculty there. Yeah, I know. That plot has been done before, numerous times. What makes this drama different and special though, is the way the story is told. We get to know and care about each individual student. We watch each one face obstacles and also learn about thier hopes and dreams. We see them gradually start opening thier hearts and minds to Sakurai Sensei, and to the world around them. Ultimately, we watch them grow up, experience joy and grief.

What is really interesting, also, is that this drama shows how the education system is warped in Japan. How many schools focus only on teaching what is on the exams for the sole purpose of getting the most students into prestigious universities while neglecting to teach other educational material, such as history and physical education for example. This no doubt creates enormous pressure on students to devote themselves to studying, ignoring everything else.

Out of all the high school themed dramas I have watched so far, Taiyo to Umi no Kyoshitsu is by far one of the most realistically portrayed dramas. I highly, highly reccommend this to anyone looking for heartwarming, coming of age drama without all the over the top silliness.

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