Do you ever wake up for school and wonder “why is my school so weird?” Well, perhaps you may unknowingly be a student in a Japanese drama! Check out these signs and see for yourself!
1.) Some of your classmates never speak, but they’re always around.
It’s like they’re just extra people to fill up space in your classroom.
2.) Some of your classmates are super weird and quirky.
Between the guy who thinks he’s a yankee, the guy trying to hide that he’s too old for school, and that weirdo who flaps his arms like wings whenever he goes down the stairs, there’s no telling what will happen next!
3.) All the delinquents at your school end up in the same class.
And they’re the only ones allowed to decorate their classrooms with spray paint, those lucky devils.
4.) Your school’s always in danger of being shut down for some reason.
But it’s okay because you and your friends always have a plan to save it. And if that fails, no one can resist your heartfelt apologetic plea.
5.) Speaking of apologies, you never get detention for rule-breaking because you’re really good at saying sorry.
Bonus points if you can muster up some tears.
6.) One of your teachers, usually the Vice Principle, is really really mean.
“I became a teacher because I hate kids.”
7.) One of your teachers is hiding a secret/living a double life. She’s probably like the daughter of a yakuza boss or a hostess or something else as equally scandalous.
You discover the secret, of course, but keep it because the teacher is pretty cool and kinda like just another one of your friends.
8.) One of your teachers is really good at giving long-winded inspirational speeches, usually to help with a problem you’re having.
They always take up a looooot of class time.
9.) Actually… you don’t ever really learn anything in class because, well, you’re hardly ever there.
It’s okay. You don’t need math in the real world anyway.
10.) If you go to a school full of rich kids, there’s always a group of students who secretly run the whole school.
But don’t worry, you’ll be friends with them by the end of the school year.
11.) Sometimes, the best way to make new friends is by punching them in the face.
For reals. That’s all you need to do.
12.) Your school has some weird clubs.
The school board is totally okay with a bunch of high schoolers running a host club on school grounds. Totally okay.
13.) The cultural festival is Very Serious Business. Most important event of the year. No question.
My Boss, My Hero (2006)
And, yes, there will always be singing involved.
Scrap Teacher (2008)
14.) There is occasional crossdressing.
Whether you want to or not.
15.) You get used to weird things happening. Like pudding fights in the cafeteria.
My Boss, My Hero (2006)
That’s just the way your school is, and you wouldn’t want to change a thing.
So… are you a student in a jdrama?