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Tomoya Nagase ...
 Sakaki Makio (10 episodes, 2006)
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 Umemura Hikari / ... (10 episodes, 2006)
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 Sakasurakoji Jun (10 episodes, 2006)
Yû Kashii ...
 Yuriko Minami (10 episodes, 2006)
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 Kuroi Teruyuki / ... (10 episodes, 2006)
Kôki Tanaka ...
 Manabe Kazuya / ... (10 episodes, 2006)
Masafumi Senô
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The series is mainly about a 27 year old man named Makio Sakaki. His purpose is to become a successor after his father. However, he must pass high school first in order to prove himself worthy in the family for if he fails, his younger brother will take over, instead of him. Through the school years, he faces many obstacles such as righteousness, friendship, and perhaps even love. Written by marcvalenzuela

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Mai bosu, Mai hîrô  »

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Remake of My Boss, My Hero (2001) See more »

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Written by Miyuki Nakajima
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Well balanced drama comedy
18 January 2009 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

My general knowledge about Japaese TV is rather limited, as in non existing. Sure enough, I know something about Japanese movies, mainly of Kurosawa's work, so I really had no expectations, when a friend suggested "My Boss, My Hero" to me. And despite some of the cultural references fly over my head, as a comedy oriented drama the series really was a pleasant surprise.

Sakaki Makio (Tomoya Nagase) is a bit slow, yet furiously strong member of Yakuza crime family, that his father is leading with a firm hand. After Makio blunders a huge deal his father decides to throw his 27-years old son back in high school to get some wisdom is his head. So from that forward Makio must pretend to be a 17-years old and study, while he tries to balance between his other duties as an upcoming third boss of the family.

The comedy is a mixture of situation comedy, that arises from the whole fact of 27-years old pretending to be a 17-years old, and slapstick. The episodes are reasonably well balanced, but some episodes are more drama oriented than others and all in all, the series is a pleasant experience despite I have clear gap in my understatement of Japanese culture.


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