Mizuki disguises herself as a boy and transfers to the same all-boys high school her idol, Izumi Sano, a high-jump athlete that gave up on the sport, attends. In between the antics of their classmates, she'll try to get him to jump again.
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Maki Horikita ...
 Mizuki Ashiya / ... (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Shun Oguri ...
 Izumi Sano / ... (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tôma Ikuta ...
 Shuichi Nakatsu / ... (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yûma Ishigaki ...
 Megumi Tennoji / ... (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Takaya Kamikawa ...
 Hokuto Umeda / ... (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mahiru Konno ...
 Akiha Hara / ... (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Nobuo Kyô ...
 Masao 'Oscar' Himejima / ... (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Minami Nanba / ... (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yû Shirota ...
 Kagurazaka / ... (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ryo Tajima ...
 Joe arashiyama / ... (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yûsuke Yamamoto ...
 Taiki Kayashima / ... (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
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Already a successful television series in Taiwan, this Japanese language drama is also based on the manga by Nakajo Hisaya. Horikita Maki plays Ashiya Mizuki, a Japanese girl who has been living in the U.S. until she sees a young man named Sano Izumi (Oguri Shun) compete in the high jump on television. She begins to idolize him, and decides to move to Japan so she can attend the same school. The catch? Izumi goes to an all-boys school, so Mizuki can't be a student there. Unwilling to let such a trifling thing as being the wrong gender stop her, Mizuki disguises herself as a boy and enrolls at the school anyway. Written by Karumi

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Shuichi Nakatsu: [dancing on a table with panties on his head, wearing a bra, singing] I'm not a homo!
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A dramedy well worth watching! Fun and very enjoyable.
22 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ashiya Mizuki is a Japanese teenager living in California. She is a star runner at her high school. One day she finds out that Sano Izumi, a famous high jumper from Japan, is competing at a meet in California. She goes to see him and is immediately enamored by his graceful jump. On her way home, she is jumped by a group of thugs. Sano happens to be close by and comes to her rescue. She gets away. However, she later discovers that Sano was stabbed right under his ankle that night, which required him to stop competing until he fully healed. Even after he healed, though, he refused to jump again. Ashiya, feeling guilty because she blames herself for his injury, decides to move to Japan and find a way to make Sano jump again. Since Sano goes to an all-boys school, she must disguise herself as boy to be a student there and get close to Sano. The adventure begins.

This show has a large cast, yet there are 3 main characters that move the plot. The rest offer an incredible amount of comedy, so the show is not too serious. The school's only criteria for acceptance is that the applicant be good-looking, so there are groupies outside their school everyday. In addition, a group of four girls, that attend their sister school, have made it their mission to make sure all the good-looking boys are happy. If that is not enough, there are three dormitories that compete with each other, thanks to the school's principal. They are hilariously competitive, with so many unique characters.

There is so much going on. I've only touched on all the things that are set up in the first episode. It is a must-see and very enjoyable.


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