Jyoou no Kyoushitsu

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Jyoou no Kyoushitsu


  • Title: 女王の教室 (じょおうのきょうしつ)
  • Title (romaji): Jyoou no Kyoushitsu
  • Also known as: The Queen's Classroom
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: School, human drama
  • Episodes: 11 + 2-part special
  • Viewership rating: 16.9
  • Broadcast network: NTV
  • Broadcast period: 2005-Jul-02 to 2005-Sep-17
  • Air time: Saturday 21:00
  • Theme song: Exit by EXILE
  • Related TV shows: The Queen’s Classroom (MBC, 2013)


Yuki Amami plays Maya Akutsu, a sixth-grade teacher who dresses all in black and is repeatedly referred to as "oni sensei" (the teacher from hell), when, in fact, she seems to be an ultrarealist at heart. The drama focuses on a year in her classroom and, particularly, the effect it has on 12-year-old Kazumi--a nice but mediocre student whose parents want to send her to a private secondary school.

Akutsu-sensei accomplished this feat by introducing a test-based rank and privilege system on the first day. The highest scorers on the Monday morning test get their choice of seats and other perks while the two lowest scorers are burdened with all the chores for the week from blackboard and toilet cleaning to serving lunch. The system also disallows toilet breaks during class because this reflects an inability to manage one's own schedule.

Kazumi gets the first week's work assignment along with the class clown, a warmhearted boy who is not nearly as silly as he acts. The child actors in the series are all likeable pros who give realistic portrayals of the wide spectrum of an average classroom from the isolated serious students to the sophisticated girls who think they already know what life is all about. Akutsu-sensei lets them know immediately that they do not have a clue.

When the students protest her system and call it unfair, she tells them to open their eyes. In Japanese society, she lectures, those who work hard or have influence get all the privileges, and the lazy or less affluent end up with the leftovers. She says only six in 100 people can expect to be happy and the elite already have most of the advantages and access to the best medical care. She tells them that, as products of the public school system, they will have to scramble to get anything at all, and most of them will end up as "bonjin" (ordinary people), to whom those on the top will be happy to leave the soldiering and service-sector jobs. --

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Hanzaki Elementary School, 6th Grade, 3rd Class

6th Grade, 3rd Class
6th Grade, 3rd Class



Episode Titles

  • Ep. 01: A sixth grade class' one-year battle with a wicked demonic teacher!
  • Ep. 02: Tears in the wicked teacher's eyes!? A child's hidden past and a sad confession of friendship!
  • Ep. 03: Friendship, betrayal, tears. The last memories of grade school... Teacher, please let me dance!
  • Ep. 04: After they all called me a thief, the collapse of the class and the search for the culprit. Teacher, give me my friends back!!
  • Ep. 05: Even my friends have vanished... Forget about school! Teacher, why are you picking on me?
  • Ep. 06: There's no summer vacation! The tragedies and miracles brought about by cornered children!!
  • Ep. 07: As the school burns in flames one night, the wicked teacher sheds tears of blood... Teacher, please help my friends!
  • Ep. 08: There's no graduation ceremony! Are you a demon or an angel? The painful past of the wicked teacher the students know
  • Ep. 09: The wicked teacher's assassin
  • Ep. 10: It's the final class for Maya
  • Ep. 11: A graduation ceremony without Maya
  • SP (Part 1): Fallen angel
  • SP (Part 2): The demon descends

Episode Ratings

  • Ep 01: 14.4%
  • Ep 02: 16.6%
  • Ep 03: 17.0%
  • Ep 04: 20.1%
  • Ep 05: 13.8%
  • Ep 06: 16.9%
  • Ep 07: 16.5%
  • Ep 08: 14.6%
  • Ep 09: 17.4%
  • Ep 10: 19.7%
  • Ep 11: 25.3%
  • SP (Part 1): 18.7%
  • SP (Part 2): 21.2%

Production Credits


External Links

Spring 2005
Autumn 2005
Ruri no Shima
Saturday 21:00
Nobuta wo Produce