Based on a novel by Manabu Manjome,Shikaotoko Aoniyoshi mixes the ancient lore with events happening in modern day Japan.
Takanobu Ogawa (Hiroshi Tamaki) showed up at a girl's high school in Nara (ancient capital of Japan) as a teacher, but his real reason for showing up was because he got kicked out from his college's grad school. He meets Ito Horita (Haruka Ayase) who's a student in his class. She gives snide remarks to Tadanobu, and from the get go he takes dislike to her. But she has a supernatural powers that allows her to see the truth about what's going on. Tadanobu meets a talking deer at Nara's deer park. The deer tells Tadanobu to bring the "Eye" that will save Japan from destruction, but Tadanobu has no clue as to what its all about. Deer puts a curse on Tadanobu, and when he sees himself in the mirror, his head has transformed into that of a deer. No one else can see this except Ito. Unless he succeeds in delivering the "Eye", he won't be freed from the curse. From that point on Ito and Tadanobu ends up as a team in finding the "Eye".
Manjome's stories have fantasy/ancient history type settings, and this story takes on this form as well. Hiroshi Tamaki takes on the unusual role of man with a deer's head after his spectacular success with Nodame Kantabire.
This is a pretty good TV drama that's intriguing and funny at the same time. Hiroshi Tamaki shows that his performance on Nodame was not a fluke, and keeps the story going.