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Please Teacher! 

Onegai Teacher (original title)
An alien who becomes a teacher, and a student start a relationship and have to keep it all secret.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sôichirô Hoshi Sôichirô Hoshi ...  Kei Kusanagi 5 episodes, 2002
Kikuko Inoue ...  Mizuho Kazami 5 episodes, 2002
Ayako Kawasumi ...  Koishi Herikawa 5 episodes, 2002
Sayaka Ôhara Sayaka Ôhara ...  Kaede Misumi 5 episodes, 2002
Hiroaki Miura Hiroaki Miura ...  Matagu Shidoh 5 episodes, 2002
Yukari Tamura Yukari Tamura ...  Ichigo Morino 5 episodes, 2002
Naoya Uchida Naoya Uchida ...  Minoru Edajima 5 episodes, 2002
Rei Sakuma Rei Sakuma ...  Konoha Edajima 5 episodes, 2002
Dave Wittenberg ...  Kei Kusanagi 5 episodes, 2002
Bridget Hoffman ...  Mizuho Kazami 5 episodes, 2002
Michelle Ruff ...  Koishi Herikawa / ... 5 episodes, 2002
Kirk Thornton ...  Hyosuke Magumo / ... 5 episodes, 2002
Michael McConnohie ...  Minoru Edajima 5 episodes, 2002
Julie Ann Taylor Julie Ann Taylor ...  Ichigo Morino / ... 5 episodes, 2002
Karen Strassman ...  Konoha Edajima 5 episodes, 2002
Mitsuo Iwata ...  Hyosuke Magumo 4 episodes, 2002
Tomoko Kaneda ...  Marie 4 episodes, 2002
Melissa Fahn ...  Kaede Misumi 4 episodes, 2002
Tony Schnur Tony Schnur ...  Matagu Shidoh 4 episodes, 2002
Sandy Fox ...  Maho Kazami / ... 4 episodes, 2002
Tomokazu Sugita ...  Masaomi Yamada 3 episodes, 2002
Rebecca Forstadt ...  Kaede Misumi 3 episodes, 2002
Hiroshi Nakano Hiroshi Nakano ...  Principal 2 episodes, 2002
Chinami Nishimura Chinami Nishimura ...  Nacchan 2 episodes, 2002
Wendee Lee ...  Hatsuho Kazami / ... 2 episodes, 2002
Doug Stone ...  Judge / ... 2 episodes, 2002
Tony Oliver ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2002
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Storyline

In this sci-fi romantic comedy, An alien is ordered to investigate earth, making sure that it's teachers are doing well, so she becomes a teacher herself. When she shows up, however, she is seen by one of the students, and must keep him quiet. He escapes into her ship and is transported to another realm, and she has to keep him from being erased. In the mean time, she begins to fall in Love with him, and due to a misunderstanding, they are forced to get married. Now, they must keep her identity and their marriage a secret, and try to live out normal lives. Written by Luke MacDonald

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

10 January 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Please Teacher! See more »

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Runtime:

(12 Episodes & 1 Special)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The character, Koishi Herikawa's given name means "pebble" in Japanese. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, Kei hits Marie which is the interface of the spacecraft. When this happens, the ship is out of control. At the moment when this happens, Kazami requests to be teleported to the bridge, but she doesn't use the phrase "This is a Priority One", as this is the phrase that carries the action. See more »

Quotes

Hyosuke Magumo: Seaweed!
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Connections

Followed by Please Twins! (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Sora no Mori de
(In the Forest of the Sky)
Ending Theme (Episodes 1-11 and 13)
Performed by Mami Kawada
Music by Shinji Orito
Lyrics by Mami Takubo
Arranged by Kazuya Takase
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Strange but entertaining
27 October 2003 | by petekrug17See all my reviews

The story, I guess, takes place in the mid-twenty first century. The teacher, who is probably in her mid-twenties, tells us that her parents met in 2009. The thing is, things don't look like they've advanced much since today.

Anyway, the plot revolves around Kei, a high school student whose body suffers from what he calls stand-stills, where he blacks out without warning when under stress. Once he blacked out and remained in a coma for three years, during which time his body for some strange reason ceased to age, so he is three years younger than he should be. His parents are dead, so he lives with his aunt and uncle.

One day while out at a lake a beautiful woman from another planet is beamed down to earth. Kei thinks it's a dream, but the next day the woman, who calls herself Mizuho, takes over for his class, as his old teacher quit (or so his class is told). Kei soon finds out she really is an alien, and promises to keep it a secret. But then things take a turn for the stranger when, after the two are accidentally locked in an outdoor shed together and are found by the principal, Kei, in order to prevent Mizuho from being fired, tells the principal they are married (because he is 18, after all, or rather he should be). The aunt and uncle decide to make it official, and soon a marriage certificate has been signed, the rings have been exchanged, and the aunt and uncle have moved Kei's things into Mizuho's apartment.

All this happens in just the first four episodes. (No, really, I'm serious.) I've only seen the first DVD so far, so I think I may watch the rest to see how it plays out.


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