Samurai High School

  • Title: Samurai High School / サムライ・ハイスクール
  • Episode: 9
  • Broadcast network: NTV
  • Theme song: Kodoku no Taiyo by Monobright
  • Synopsis: Mochizuki Kotaro is a mild-mannered, unmanly high school student. One day, he visits a library and meets the mysterious librarian Himiko, who recommends to him an ancient book about a heroic general from the Sengoku period 400 years ago. Kotaro notices that he has the same name and age as the general described in the book, and he experiences a flashback… Kotaro later mentions the book to his father, who tells him that he may be the descendent of a powerful samurai. At that moment, Kotaro receives a message from his childhood friend Ai telling him that their classmate Nakamura Tsuyoshi is in trouble. He rushes to the scene but doesn’t have the guts to help, until another flashback transforms him into a samurai! —Tokyograph

Samurai High School is…interesting.  I’m not going to lie, this series is packed with corny moments, but that’s one of the things that makes it so entertaining.  One of my favorite moments of this drama is to watch the main character transform in and out of samurai mode. At some points I caught myself thinking “Oh, this guy isn’t that great of an actor”, but then his character would switch into samurai mode and everything about him would change, including his posture.  I found myself constantly paying attention to his posture change, it was the most amusing and fascinating thing ever. Miura Haruma must have gone through a lot of training in order to play that role.  On the other hand, the other cast members did not do that great of an acting job.

The plot was pretty good.  It’s a great watch if you’re bored or looking for something different (especially for the semi action).  This series is probably meant more for middle and high school students, but it’s still all good and fun even if you’re older.

My Rating: (3/5)

Summary credits: DramawikiTokyograph
You can watch this series over at Dramacrazy or Viki.


~ by misunderst0od on July 1, 2011.

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