Genre: School dramaEpisodes: 12
Broadcast period: 2012-Apr to 2012-Jun
Theme song: Shake it up! by Kiss-my-ft2
Cast: Morimoto Shintaro, Matsumura Hokuto, Shimazaki Haruka, Oba Mina and Takaki Yuya
This story is about two schools, Bakada High School an all-boys yankee school and Cattelya High School a prestige all-girl school, merges.
When Bakada High School is to be closed the chairman decides to merge the two schools in order to save the school. Bakada is an infamous school known for the Yankees that fight all the time and students getting into trouble with the law outside the school. He decides to merge it with Cattaleya High School, famous with an amazing reputation for perfect scores and decent rich girls, with great manners.
The merging not only leaves both sides shocked of the difference, but as the girls see it as a mission, they decide to change the boys, from top to bottom. The boys on the other hand refuse to even be changed, so they rebel, with all they have.
This is the beginning of two different worlds colliding, but they start mutual understandings…
First of all, I don’t know any of these Johnnys (except Yuya) or any of the AKB48. Second of all, that doesn’t even matter: they are worth watching! Even though the acting is a bit… well bad, they somehow grow on you. But generally Yankees grow on me :P I didn’t really like the Yankee school + pretty girl school love story idea, since in my eyes Yankees are either innocent when it comes to girls, or too vulgar, but somehow they managed to keep it on a friendly basis, so it wasn’t all that bad. My favorite would be Yuya, not because I knew him, but because of his character. The rest was good too, considering it’s their first real drama, lol, I think. Okay, anyways, a drama about guys fighting, girls trying to change them, the higher ups ruining everything, and love stories here and there…
☆☆☆½ / 3½ out of 5 stars
♥♥♥♥ / 4 out of 5 hearts