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Flying Colors (2015)

Birigyaru (original title)
Story about a problematic blonde girl, Sayaka who knows nothing about academic but wants to enter one of the prestige university in Japan in just one year?

Director:

Nobuhiro Doi

Writers:

Hiroshi Hashimoto (screenplay), Nobutaka Tsubota (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kasumi Arimura ... Sayaka Kudo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nanami Abe Nanami Abe ... Sayaka's friend Yui
Morio Agata Morio Agata ... Cram-school's president
Atsushi Itô Atsushi Itô ... Tsubota-Sensei
Honami Kurashita Honami Kurashita ... Sayaka's friend Maki
Airi Matsui Airi Matsui ... Sayaka's friend Mika
Rie Minemura Rie Minemura
Yasuhi Nakamura Yasuhi Nakamura
Shûhei Nomura Shûhei Nomura ... Reiji
Yûhei Ohuchida Yûhei Ohuchida ... Sayaka's younger brother
Kokoro Okuda Kokoro Okuda ... Mayumi Kudo (Sayaka's younger sister)
Tetsushi Tanaka Tetsushi Tanaka ... Toru Kudo
Ken'ichi Yajima Ken'ichi Yajima
Mochika Yamada Mochika Yamada ... 12 years old Sayaka
Ken Yasuda ... Takashi-sensei
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Storyline

Sayaka Kudo is a gyaru who wears miniskirts and dyes her hair blonde. Although she is a 2nd year senior high school student, she is on par academically with 4th grade elementary school students. She frequently transfers between school because she is unable to make friends, and was once suspended for being caught with cigarettes. To prepare her for her university entrance examination, her mother decides to send her to Seiho Cram School. However, when the school director, Yoshitaka Tsubota, hears about Sayaka's academic problem, he makes it his personal achievement to help her enter the university of her choice, Keio University, a prestigious university that is considered one of the most difficult to enter in Japan. After her father labels her an "air-head", Sayaka became determined to study hard to prove her father wrong. Over the course of the summer holidays of her second year through to the exams at the end of her third year in senior high school, Sayaka studies extremely hard. She ...

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Miracles can happen to you !

Genres:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 May 2015 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Flying Colors See more »

Filming Locations:

Sakae, Nagoya, Japan

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The novel that this movie based on is a true story about the author himself Nobutaka Tsubota, who runs a private institute, and his student Sayaka Kobayashi. See more »

Crazy Credits

Members of the crew are seen during different scenes in groups with the cast members singing along with the closing theme song, as well as performing their jobs. See more »

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Powerful motivation
20 April 2016 | by d-81286See all my reviews

As a student who is aiming the exams to university, I was encouraged by this a lot, I mean, really a lot!

Well, this movie does not have much rank here, I suppose it is because people living under Western education system or examination system cannot understand properly that pressure of university-entry exams in Asian countries like Japan.

In my opinion is a really excellent movie, the relationships between the characters are also touching such as family and friends...

So I rated 10

Believe in your efforts!


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