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Japanese drama about bullying

Post by Ziza_prvni » Feb 25th, '15, 14:47


This year I'm going to write dissertation about Image of bullying at high schools in Japanese dramas which were airing after year 2000. Can I ask you for a little help? I found some dramas where students or teachers were bullied but I doubt that's all of them. So can you recommend or suggest me some japanese drama where bullying at high school was involved? It can be theme of whole drama or just one episode. And genre can be whatever you think of - drama, comedy, romantic etc. :-)

This is my current list: LIFE, Hana yori dango, Yankee bokou ni kaeru, 35sai no koukousei, Gakkou no kaidan, Kazoku Game, GTO, Kingyo Club

Thanks mate for your help! I really appreciate it! :thumright:

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Re: Japanese drama about bulling

Post by zenith777 » Feb 25th, '15, 15:59

I think, 35-sai no Koukousei is the most suitable one :P
Another recommendation might be Gokusen
This time, the "bullying" happened from student towards teacher
First Season : The story of a young, idealistic teacher who enters Shirokin Gakuen with hopes of making a difference in the students' lives. However, Yamaguchi Kumiko (Nakama Yukie) is in for a rude awakening when she finds that she will be the homeroom teacher of 3-D, the hardest class to maintain in the school. The students have multi-colored hair, sloppy uniforms, and show absolutely no respect to her. The leader of the class, Sawada Shin is lazy but bright and shows some interest in Yamaguchi when he notices that she is very different from other teachers. The students try to bully her to make her quit, but their attempts don't get them very far.

What the class and the rest of the school does not know is that Yamaguchi Kumiko is actually the 4th generation heir to the Ooedo Group, a notorious yakuza clan. Even though her family would like her to take the title of Ojou when her grandfather dies, they have accepted the fact that Yamaguchi would rather be a teacher.

Eventually, the students learn to respect their quirky teacher because of her devotion to them, and even give her a nickname: Yankumi.
Another one might be [Majisuka Gakuen, but it's much more about highschool fighting among clans, so I'm not sure this one would be appropriate :whistling:

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Re: Japanese drama about bullying

Post by forweg » Feb 25th, '15, 16:53

Definitely Life.

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Re: Japanese drama about bullying

Post by whiteadamas » Feb 25th, '15, 18:53

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Re: Japanese drama about bullying

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Re: Japanese drama about bullying

Post by slassagne » Feb 26th, '15, 02:10

I second the recommendation of "Watashitachi no Kyokasho" - an excellent drama.

"Joou no Kyoushitsu" is also about bullying in a way (about a teacher's strategy to prevent it). It's just an outstanding drama, so worth seeing in any event.

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Re: Japanese drama about bullying

Post by Ziza_prvni » Feb 26th, '15, 06:24

Thanks for you recommendation! I guess I have to watch more high school dramas. :roll If you anybody have any new suggestion just let me know please. :-)
bluepanda21 wrote: I really want to recommend Blackboard ~Jidai to Tatakatta Kyōshi tachi~! / Burakkubōdo ~Jidai to Tatakatta Kyōshi tachi~! but it set in junior high. :-(
Maybe I can talk to my teacher and then I can use this drama, too. I watched it and it's really good, especially the part with Matsushima Nao - maybe that part will be good for my dissertation. :D

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Re: Japanese drama about bullying

Post by axeroth » Feb 26th, '15, 08:51

try Kazoku Game

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Re: Japanese drama about bullying

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Re: Japanese drama about bullying

Post by fobdstn » Mar 4th, '15, 07:44

The best show I have seen involving bullying is Ao to Shiro de Mizuiro. It accomplishes in a single episode what all these other series attempt to do in multiple episodes. (And it does it so much more effectively)

I don't believe the show was ever posted on D-Addicts, but it is available on Bitsnoop. If you need me to seed then PM me.

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Re: Japanese drama about bullying

Post by uedajirou » Jul 23rd, '15, 18:34

Some of the recommendation is really bad, imho like gokusen and kazoku game.
My recommendation will be LIFE and Jyoou no Kyoushitsu (top notch acting, story, etc). If you still have time, you may try 35sai no Koukousei (tbh the acting of the students are horrible, with exception of Yonetan and maybe Nomura Shuhei. But the story is gold. Gokusen-like but with no cheesy scenes. ) and Watashitachi no Kyokasho as well, but most of japanese highschool dramas with idols on it arent good. That includes Kazoku game (this is based on a japanese story released long time ago. but the story is quite good but quitr similiar to Jyoou no Kyoushitsu, poor acting by lead male cast==> too bad, but the rest has top notch acting). Some of them are even out of question (Nobuta wo produce... )

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Re: Japanese drama about bullying

Post by sukida » Jul 25th, '18, 01:01

joou no kyoushitsu is excellent.

holyland also has bullying.

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Re: Japanese drama about bullying

Post by Yonson » Jun 24th, '22, 21:20

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Re: Japanese drama about bullying

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