Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Please Teacher - Hot for Teacher |
Actor: Artist Not Provided
Genres: 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 »
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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."
A great series....
J. Fink | 04/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think this series is the best series to date that I have seen. I have wathced Kirumi and Aoi Yori Oshi (check title spelling) and Angle links. All of which are excellent series in and of themselves. However, I think that of Please teacher is the best one to date. At no point in th eSeries does it seem to lag or drag on. Granted there are about 2 times throughout the series where the gesturing of the main characters seems a bit off. But, they really are not an issue. I especially enjoy the family scenes and the final DVD installment they seem to be wonderful additions and a nice wrap up to the series. THey actually have facilitated me to watch it again. I think this series is one I will view several times over. It is simple a joy to read... All the characters seem to have a wonderful personality that really contribute to that participatory feeling inherent in the series.... I would recommend this series to anyone who likes a well paced series with sincere relationship and character development that fit personalities and the storyline."
J. Fink | 06/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I gave this movie a 5 because the story was good and it had comedy. This movie is for anime fans but some people that are not anime fans will still like it. The story is about a boy named Kei who has a disease that makes him fall in a near death state whenever he is depressed, he meets an alien named Mizuho an by some circumstances he marries her. I won't spoil the rest."
Cute, but nothing really grabs me...
J. Fink | St. Louis, MO | 08/09/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There are quite a few good things about Please Teacher. First of all, there are some fairly unique story elements. (at least one or two). The girl who came from the heavens isn't quite unique, but it was a notch above the standard girl meets boy routine. And Kei's illness is quite an interesting idea. Secondly, the animation is gorgeous...at least in the main characters. Kei's aunt and uncle aren't very pretty (and why does the aunt NEVER open her eyes?), but Kei, Koishi, Miss Kazumi, and the rest of Kei's friends are all very nicely done.
This is one series where I don't just think that the English dub is better than the japanese, I don't like the japanese at all. Everyone sounds the same! There is very little of the emotion you usually hear in the japanese voice acting. And while I'm not overly fond of the English dub, at least you can tell who is talking if you have your eyes closed. And I love Ichigo's dead pan, indifferent style of talking. (although I must admit it threw me for a loop at first).
But beyond that...nothing really grabs me. Even though I did watch the first 3 (of 4) DVDs to this series in a stretch, it wasn't because I HAD to know what happened, or really felt connected with the characters...it was mainly because I was just, well...bored. This is a very easy series to watch. It doesn't take any effort at all. But the charcters are slightly annoying at times. Kei, while I understand is dealing with some HUGE issues, is a little too whiny for me, especially in the 1st DVD. And Miss Kazumi, though she comes from a far more civilized race, and has been selected out of her entire race to gather information (and therefore must have SOMETHING on the ball)...she's just a little too dim witted for my liking.
The music is OK, but it doesn't draw me in like the opening sequences of Pretear, His and Her Circumstances, Neon Genesis Evangelion, or Noir. (I gave the range of anime genres for top music) The DVD extras aren't really too exciting. Just the standard clean opening/closing sequences. And, as with all 13 episode series, after the first DVD, there are only 3 episodes per DVD.
All in all, I don't dislike this series. It is cute, it is warm spirited...it just doesn't grab me and pull me in. It doesn't make me want to start reading the manga, or collecting the figures, or even the sound track. I believe it fully deserves a place in any anime lovers collection, but there are many other series out there that are much more...convincing."