Article: Top 10 Japanese On-Screen Teachers We Would Love To Have As Our Own

It's kind of a fantasy for many of us to have a teacher in real life from the fictional world of dramas and movies, especially from Japanese movies and dramas as the genre of teachers and students are very much well portrayed. The student-teacher relationship genre is quite popular in the Japanese entertainment industry though it is a bit controversial too. The perfect teacher not only imposes their knowledge and experiences upon the students but also helps shape our character. In this article, we have included ten fictional Japanese teachers from movies and dramas whom we would love to have as our own! If you want to binge-watch on some teacher-student genre, you should keep on reading this article.

1. Close Range Love

Close Range Love which is also popularly known as A Short Distance Relationship is a Japanese movie portraying student-teacher relationships. The romantic film can easily be fantasied by us because the role of the charming teacher was portrayed by Tomohisa Yamashita! The story involves a school prodigy, Yuni (Nana Komatsu) who has difficulty expressing emotions, while she scores top grade in every subject except English, so she gets tutored by the English teacher, Haruka Sakurai portrayed by Tomohisa Yamashita, the bond later develops into a romance between the two of them.


2. My Teacher

My Teacher is another Japanese movie based on teacher and student relationships. We wish we had a teacher like Kosaku Ito, portrayed by Toma Ikuta in our school life! Though the relationship between teacher and student is considered taboo depending on some factors, this film shows very natural acting which will touch your heart.


3. Kou Kou Kyoushi

Kou Kou Kyoushi is a Japanese drama that mixes up the different genres of romance, life, school, drama together. In this drama too, the relationship between the two leads is of teacher and student. But unlike other romantic teacher-student relationships, here the relationship between the two is vague as to whether this is love or dependence.


4. Children Who Chase Lost Voices

Children Who Chase Lost Voices is quite different from all of the mentioned movies and dramas in this list, as this anime doesn't portray a student-teacher relationship rather the teacher is portrayed as a guiding figure in this anime film. This anime film was released in 2011 and is considered one of the lengthy Japanese anime films to date.


5. My Teacher, My Love

My Teacher, My Love is a romantic comedy Japanese drama that revolves around a high school student who believes that her fated love is her substitute homeroom teacher who had once helped her out. We would want to have such a substitute homeroom teacher for ourselves as well.


6. You Taught Me All The Precious Things

This Japanese drama stars Haruma Miura, Erika Toda, and Emi Takei in the lead role. Though the story involved the love triangle between the three characters, the factor that stands out the most is how great of a teacher Shuji Kashiwagi (Haruma Miura) is, who genuinely cares for his students and Natsumi Uemura (Erika Toda) too plays the role of teacher, whom we wouldn't mind as our teacher.


7. Omaera Zenin Mendokusai!

Omaera Zenin Mendokusai! Or All of Them Are Troublesome Girls! Is a Japanese movie that got released in 2019. The plotline involves the lead male who is a high school language teacher, Kunihiko accepting the offer of one of his students, Kazumi to be her friend as she has no friend. However, Kunihiko gets annoyed when Kazumi keeps on following him everywhere.


8. Meet Me After School

Meet Me After School is a Japanese drama series that aired in 2018. Meet Me After School is based on a manga series. The plotline involves a student falling for his teacher, while the teacher is in a serious relationship.


9. Daytime Shooting Star

Daytime Shooting Star is another romantic comedy Japanese movie on this list. The plotline involves a love triangle where the female lead falls for her teacher while her classmate likes her. The film got released in 2017. We would imagine ourselves in such a dreamy love triangle with the fictional teacher.


10. Sensei Ni Koishita Natsu

Sensei Ni Koishita Natsu is a Japanese short drama that portrays a student-teacher relationship. The plotline involved a student falling for her teacher. The drama aired in 2016 and stars Yûki Tamaki and Chika Yamane in the lead role.