30 June 2015

Gakkou no Kaiden Review

Title: Gakkou no Kaiden
AKA: School’s Steps / The Steps of School
Genre: School, Human Drama
Episodes: 10
Broadcast period: 2015-Jan to 2015-Mar
Cast: Hirose Suzu, Kamiki Ryunosuke, Ishibashi Anna, Sugisaki Hana and Suga Kenta.

“If you have friends there, school is fun. For the strong, school is a paradise. But for the weak...it's a mine-ridden battlefield. There are no passionate teachers who will help you, and you can't rely on your parents. All you can do is try to avoid the mines and wait for graduation. That's right... You should keep your breath hushed, and not move. If you move even a little, you'll become a target. When that happens... I've lost? Fight back and break it all! This is the story of the world's biggest weakling... And her rebellion.” (Intro of the drama)
Haruna Tsubame (Hirose Suzu) is a student at a prestige school, where rich kids are enrolling. She, with numerous of other students, is part of a program where children from ‘not-so-rich’ families are enrolled. Due to the money given by 8 riches students, called Platinum 8, or rather their families, the 8 are allowed to do anything without being put responsible.  As a joke the Platinum 8 put Tsubame as the president of the school’s council, knowing that Tsubame has a fear of big crowds. This leads to Tsubame encountering Shizukui Kei (Kamiki Ryunosuke), who tells her that she need to fight and that he will help her.
At first she refuses him, but when her best friend is at the verge of being expelled, she seeks the help of Kei…

As a fan of Kamiki’s I have to say, one great drama! I didn’t really know what to expect since I didn’t read the summary of the drama, but I really enjoyed watching it. You would think that 10 episodes with speeches would make you bored, but somehow the monologues where nice to hear. I call them monologues, but when talking you really felt like she was talking to you. So it wasn’t boring to be honest.
Kamiki was great; I am officially going to watch all his dramas/movies. Besides him, the rest was good too. I kind of thought they were all good actors.
All in all: a great drama with great acting.

☆☆☆☆ / 4 out of 5 stars

♥♥♥♥ / 4 out of 5 hearts

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