In Notsu, Oita Prefecture, there are many people with supernatural powers. High school student Yoshio Kamogawa is one of them and can read other people's minds. Yoshio uses his powers for trivial reasons. ~~ Based on the manga "Minna! Esupa Dayo!" by Kiminori Wakasugi. Edit Translation
Cast & Credits
The main character in this drama can read minds, and soon discovers others who have powers like he has. Those with powers are called Espers, thus the title. He meets other youths who can teleport, see through things, and a perverted older coffee shop owner who has telekinesis. The drama doesn't really revolve around suspense or twists and turns. It is a pretty straightforward slapstick erotic comedy. While other dramas tend to be very family friendly and pure, this drama pulls no stops. You will see lots of fanservice, underwear shots, references to masturbation, erections, breasts...you name it. This may be off putting to some, but most of these references are made in a humorous light and you will no doubt be laughing. However, some scenes do go to an extreme.
I can say that I fully enjoyed it, though it may not be some people's cup of tea. I personally like to watch dramas that go against the norm. Once you get to a certain point in your drama watching career, you can predict the plot of certain dramas before even getting past the first episode. This drama does not include the typical cliched plot lines you will see in many other dramas. While it doesn't have those romantic moments or strikingly handsome male leads, it has plenty of other elements to keep you interested. If you have a male friend or significant other that you want to watch a drama with, then this is definitely the one to choose.
Let me start by saying this drama is NOT for everyone. If you can stand adult humor that involves random erections, disappearing cellphones (Sergei~), and extensive sex toy product placement then give this a go.
The first 5 episodes were immensely enjoyable, seamlessly switching between comedic hi-jinks and moments of heart, but then the story hit a wall in episode 6 and, in my opinion, never recovered. That's not to say it didn't have funny moments after that; the story just severely lacked focus from episode 6 to the end.
The characters were fun (for the most part - some more than others) and their original mission seemed like it was going to deliver more than it did. The opening and ending songs were PERFECT, especially Ishizaki Huwie's Night Flight [ending song].
All in all, the show started with major promise that it, unfortunately, didn't deliver on. Oh well.