Samurai High School

Samurai High School

Official Website
www.ntv.co.jp/samurai

Broadcast
Saturdays, 9.00 – 9.54 p.m. from 17 October 2009

Station
NTV

Story
Mochizuki Kotaro, a third-year high school student, is a soft, sensitive guy who is poor in studies as well as sports. Even though Kotaro encounters the bullying of his classmate, Nakamura Takeshi, he pretends that the situation does not exist and his childhood friend, Nagasawa Ai, is disheartened. One day, Kotaro borrows an old book on wars after he dreamt that he had fought in the “Siege of Osaka” (1615). Through the book, he learns that one of the samurai, who had bravely fought and died in the battle at the young age of 17, is his ancestor. That night, Kotaro stumbles upon Takeshi as he is threatened and forced to shoplift by female student(s). The spirit of the “samurai” that Kotaro had seen in his dream suddenly possesses the helpless and flustered Kotaro …

Characters
Miura Haruma as Mochizuki Kotaro
A 17-year-old, third-year student who attends a private high school. He is a so-called soft, sensitive guy who is not good in studies and sports, has no talents worth mentioning and is weak-willed. Then one day, when he gets into a tight spot, he transforms into a samurai who lived through the Sengoku (Warring States) period. And with the help of the mysterious power from an old book, his own abilities soon develop …

Shirota Yu as Nakamura Takeshi
Kotaro’s classmate. He is tall and good looking but is submissive to girls and gets bullied by those around him.

Anne as Nagasawa Ai
Kotaro’s childhood friend. She has a strong sense of justice and is always worrying about the hopeless Kotaro.

Kobayashi Ryoko as Minami Yurika
A classmate. She is Ai’s close friend but she looks down on Kotaro.

Kishitani Goro as Mochizuki Shinji
Kotaro’s father. A kind character. He tells Kotaro that his ancestor may have been a general in the Sengoku period.

Ohgo Suzuka as Mochizuki Yuna
Kotaro’s younger sister. She likes teasing her hopeless older brother.

Ichikawa Mikako as Miki Sayaka
The teacher-in-charge. She is strict with her students but is indifferent to the school’s policies.

Muroi Shigeru as Kamei Kyoko
The school principal. She proactively commends and is affectionate to the straight-A students but is cold to Kotaro and other student who have no talents.

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3 Responses to Samurai High School

  1. Emine says:

    Hey!!can’t wait to see it..This drama is great!!!Haruma Miura and Shirota Yu is so cutest!!

  2. luthien says:

    Hope Miura will entertain me to some degree because sadly, the synopsis is just so not interesting… So this is like Hikaru no Go samurai and drama version? The ghost from the past suddenly appears in the present. I thought Miura would be transported back to Sengoku period, which will make it weirder than it already is.

  3. ct says:

    My first thought? It’s gone kamen rider with powered-up character who may learn that the real strength is within you…

    Yea.

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