Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Please Teacher - Hot for Teacher - With Series Box|
Actors: Soichiro Hoshi, Kikuko Inoue, Ayako Kawasumi, Sayaka Ohara, Hiroaki Miura
Director: Yasunori Ide
Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
Kei Kusanagi has a mysterious illness that causes him to enter a comatose state whenever he gets upset. One "standstill" lasted three years, so Kei looks like he's only 15, although he's actually 18. One night, he sees a... more »
Jelani Ellington | Farmington Hills, Michigan United States | 10/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Please Teacher is, without a doubt, one of the best anime series I have ever seen. At first I thought that this was going to be reminiscent of Love Hina or maybe even Tenchi Muyo, but it was not. The anime has its own flavor, a nice set of supporting cast and a good developing story line.In standard anime theme, a voluptuous twenty-one year old alien falls from the sky and a geeky fifteen year old boy (who was in a coma for three years so he is actually eighteen) sees her. The alien is actually on a mission to spy on the earth and watch the primitive planet develop. Said alien goes to the local school and becomes a teacher. There she finds Kei, the geeky guy, and confronts him to make sure that he won't tell she is an alien. They accidentally get locked in the room together and the principal finds them together. To prevent the alien (Mizuho) from getting fired and starting a scandal, they say that they are married. The series then develops around the two trying to start a relationship at home while keeping everything secret from the class and faculty.This anime has a more mature theme then other animes. If you are looking for martial arts, alien invasions, and cosmic battles, you'll have to go elsewhere. The artwork and music is excellent. I would highly recommend this anime."
A Pleasant Surprise
asu-san | Cartersville, GA United States | 11/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Please Teacher was a series that I'd seen selling at Japanese online stores, like Amazon Japan. Based on it's popularity there, I decided it would be worth the investment ($100 for all four DVDs), and immediately bought the first DVD when it became available. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was definitely pleasantly surprised. I found the story to be emotionally charged but with enough fun to keep things in control.
Though it can be viewed as a bit predictable and cliche, Please Teacher's story deals with a simple question. Why must there be both happiness and sadness? Kei, the male lead, faces the dilema head on and finds the answer with the help Mizuho, the female lead, and his friends. They learn that life is NOT all laughs; a person must deal with the highs and lows of life. That you can't be happy 100% of the time unless you come to a complete stand still. That you can't force someone else to be happy nor should you sacrifice your happiness in order to create happiness in someone else's life.
This series is not for someone who is looking for a whimsical story, but, if you're an emotional person who empathizes with movie characters, I recommend Please Teacher."
"This is a priority one."
Michael Valdivielso | Alexandria, VA | 07/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You'll hear Mizuho Kazami, the main character - the alien teacher, say that a lot. First off, this DVD has nothing but art in it. The lovely backgrounds, the animated characters and everything seems perfect. The characters seem like real people, at least they're not too flat, and the stories are about relationships with a lot of humor and fan service tossed in. The voices were well selected and even the sci-fi elements seem both interesting and cool. Even the trailer and the promo clip which are on the DVD extras, along with a design gallery, are nice.
Well drawn, well written and well done. I plan to get them all!
Oh, no sex. Sorry guys/gals."
A pleasant suprise
Jared | California | 05/13/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I can honestly say, being a fan of anime completely different from Please Teacher, that this is a great series. It's a terrific blend of romance and comedy (Sometimes, extremely funny) and enough seriousness to keep things in balance.A couple things keep it away from 5 stars, however. It is a bit predictable, and some of the main characters are neglected or just plain uninteresting. In the last few episodes, be ready for a complete change in atmosphere, and even though this is done on purpose, it is pretty taxing on the viewer.Also, the OVA (Which I'm guessing will be released in the future) is downright silly, but essential for fans of Please Teacher.The content is cleaner than you might expect. There is naturally some talk about sex and risque dialogue, but nothing really beyond that. 13 and up is a good range for viewers.Check this one out. No matter what type of anime you're in, you may be pleasantly suprised."