Densetsu no Kyoshi
- Title: 伝説の教師
- Title (romaji): Densetsu no Kyoshi
- Also known as: Legendary Teachers/Legend of Teachers
- Format: Renzoku
- Genre: School, Comedy
- Episodes: 11
- Viewership ratings: 18.97
- Broadcast network: NTV
- Broadcast period: 2000-Apr-15 to 2000-Jun-24
- Air time: Saturday 21:00
- Theme song: Seishun by The High Lows
A man who appears to have no particular passion for anything ironically proves effective with troubled high school students. Known as a legendary savior of problem schools, he shows up one day to salvage what's left of a class that had fallen apart completely. His highly unpredictable reactions and controversial advice to students shock the teachers and staffs much as they do the problem students themselves.
- Screenwriter: Ishihara Bull, Fukuda Chizuko (福田千津子), Yoshida Tomoko, Goto Noriko
- Producer: Sato Atsushi, Ikeda Kenji
- Director: Kurata Takaya (倉田貴也), Hasumi Eiichiro (羽住英一郎), Otani Taro, Inomata Ryuichi
Episode Titles & Ratings
|Episode||Title||English Translation||Ranting |
|01||「出現!! キレる教師」||Appeareance! Crazy Teacher||26.1%|
|02||「女子高生拉致監禁!! ベストフレンドの条件」||High School Girl Kidnapping!! Conditions for Best Friends||20.1%|
|03||「学級裁判開始!! チカン教師は有罪?無罪?」||Class Trial Starts!! Vatican Teachers are Guilty? Innocent?||17.4%|
|04||「イジメのすすめ 死への秒読み始まる!!」||Countdown Begins to the Death of Bullying!!||18.5%|
|05||「愛のコンドーム!! 恋愛中毒生徒の妊娠!?」||Condoms of Love!! Pregnancy of Love Addict Student!?||18.9%|
|06||「カンニングして何が悪い!? 下着泥棒の秘密」||What's Wrong with Cheating!? An Underwear Thief's Secret||17.6%|
|07||「タダ食い大作戦！学食美人母・涙の献立」||Ta-Da! Eating Battle! School Cafeteria's Beautiful Mother, Menu of Tears||18.4%|
|08||「少女の命燃えつきて･･･教師漫才最後の贈物」||It Burned out a Girl's Life... Teacher's Last Gift||15.9%|
|09||「恐怖の転校生! 美少年が教師風間を殺す!」||Transfer Student of Fear! Teenage Kills Teacher Kazama!||16.9%|
|10||「顔のない17才爆破予告!! 2年D組監禁事件」||Faceless 17-year-old Bomb Threat!! 2 Years Confined to D-Group||17.5%|
|11||「最後の授業･･･落ちこぼれ無免許教師の秘密が遂に!? 今世紀最後のキャスト登場||Last Lecture... Finally the Secret of the Unlicensed Teacher!? Appearance of the Cast Last Century||21.4%|
A hopeless inveterate gambler in debt (Matsumoto Hitoshi) is beaten up by a gangboss (Takenaka Naoto), and forced to work in a highschool as a lead teacher til he pays his debts off. His co-teacher is demoted by the gangboss (secretly) and is played by Nakai Masahiro. Hitoshi and Masahiro have incredible rapport, stunning comedic dialogues, and a brilliant staging during their 11 adventures as they problem solve difficulties in the high school in areas such as: bullying, a mother/son problem, an arrogant girl with no friends, a suicide, and all along Hitoshi is shaken down by the gangboss everytime he receives a paycheck.
Some call it the comic side of GTO.
For Americans it is the equivalent of "Room 222" or "Welcome back Kotter", but with an IQ of 150, not 25. A smart series, with unpredictable incredible plotting, superb comic patter (the comic routines were scripted by Hitoshi/Naoto, and at times improvised).
No script for this on the internet in English, and no translations on any disk available in English, but was available for a time in HK with Chinese subtitles as a bootleg.
Waiting to be made into a film.