English: Please Teacher!
Synonyms: Onegai Sensei
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2002 to Mar 28, 2002
25 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.461 (scored by 42444 users)
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comedy drama ecchi romance school
SynopsisKusanagi Kei, a high-school student living with his aunt and uncle, has an encounter with a female alien. This alien is revealed to be a new teacher at his school. Later, he is forced to marry this alien to preserve her secrets. From there, various romantically-inclined problems crop up repeatedly.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Onegai Teacher, Onegai Teacher - Mizuho to Kei no Milk Diary
Spin-off: Onegai Twins, Onegai Twins OVA
Sequel: Onegai Teacher OVA
Side story: Onegai Teacher: Marie Love Theater
Summary: Onegai Teacher: Reminiscence
Characters & Voice Actors
This is an interesting series to review. First because I think a lot of people are going to read the summery of this show and dismiss it right away without even giving it a try and that is really a shame. As far as romances go this is one of the more satisfying series I have watched.
Let’s face it that for a large number of people the student teacher romance that is the core of this show is probably going to offend or at the least make people feel a little uncomfortable. With so many high profile real life cases, this sort of thing doesn’t feel like the innocent school crush that I think almost everyone (boy or girl) had for a teacher at their school at some point in their life. To be honest I felt a little uncomfortable at times with it. Even though they do point out that Kei is 18 and do to an illness that caused him to miss 3 years of school he was held back. So legally at least no laws are being broken I suppose.
The premise of the story is, well to put it bluntly, one of the silliest if not the silliest I have ever seen in an anime (and that’s saying something really). But what develops out of this turns into a very touching romance as both develop their love and feelings for one another. The supporting characters also have romances of their own and it was refreshing to see a show in which all the female characters were not in love with the same guy. The whole alien aspect of the show and Mizuho's really reason for being on earth is really just a small subplot of the series and the story is pretty much totally focused on the romantic elements. Which is great! Also you might think a show like this would be pretty echii but it really isn’t, which was a pleasant surprise for me. Sure there is fan service but it’s pretty tame for the most part. There are a lot of adult themes as well so this isn’t a show for kids.
The show does a great job in developing all its characters. The two leads and the main supporting characters all get fleshed out very nicely and by the end of the series I really felt they changed and grew. This is really a strong point of the show. However a couple things did annoy me that forced me to knock down the rating I gave it a little. One, Kei constantly refers to Mizuho as Sensei, even when they are alone and intimate. I expected him to grow in this way but with few exceptions he almost never refers to her by her name. I know that may sound like a silly thing to some but I think it’s important. In addition it constantly reminds you of the whole indecency of the relationship I talked about above. Also Kei is also kind of an annoying wussy.
The acting is pretty good, Kei's voice actor is not that great. He kind of reinforces the whole weakling aspect of his character that got on my nerves as the show went on. The music shines though, with KOTOKO and Mami Kawada doing the songs pretty much saves my view of the overall sound. The art is great too, especially Mizuho and her mother. I love Mizuho's school hairstyle and dress! Again Kei suffers here as well as sometimes he almost looks like a girl.
I think I could have gone higher in my rating on this show, but really some of the discomfort I felt about the story takes away from my overall enjoyment of this series. But don’t get me wrong this was a great show! If you even like romance anime even a little you should watch this.
Onegai Teacher is a love story about a forbidden relationship between a teacher and her student. Their relationship starts out as a cover up, but grows into something much deeper and meaningful. There is a fair share of comedic moments, twists, and misunderstandings, but this story is essentially about their marriage: its highs and lows, happy and sad moments, fights and makeups.
It is a very short series, only 12 episodes long, so there is no elaborate plot. The alien aspect does not even play that big of a role. They are merely devices used to create obstacles in their marriage. Sometimes these obstacles can be annoying since they seem to drag the series out in the middle and stunt the relationship development. However, they do a really great job of giving you a lot of ooh and ahh moments where you are overwhelmed with the amount of cuteness as well as suspenseful moments when you just want to scream at the tv.
Art and Sound
When it comes to reviewing art and sound, I admit I am not the best judge. I tend to think of the two elements as enhancers rather than essentials. However, I will say that I never felt like the art or sound clashed with the story. It seemed like they fit well and created a believable world. There were a lot of attractive characters in this anime and very little fan service. The OP was pretty good too, it kind of reminded me of Air (others will probably disagree).
I won't lie, I watch anime for the characters. Everything else takes a backseat for me. I have to feel like I can relate to the characters and that they could be real people that I would hang out with. Onegai Teacher's characters were the real selling point for me. If I could describe them in one word, I would say they are all adorable. The main characters are two people whose relationship you really want to watch develop as it can be described as an honest, caring exchange between two people who are trying to get to know each other and discover feelings within themselves that they struggle to come to grips with. The director does a great job of putting you into the heads of the characters and if you are empathetic enough, you can really feel what the characters are feeling. I think the best part for me was that I felt like their relationship was realistic as both of them weren't shy enough to be obnoxious but weren't falling for each other easily either. It was clearly a mutual exchange of feelings that came about gradually.
The other characters were also a great supporting cast. The "other girl" was very cute and if the two main characters weren't married then you wouldn't mind Kei getting together with her. I don't want to spoil the show, but let's just say that love is all around in this series.
This anime really serves its purpose well. It is easy watching and leaves you with good feelings after almost ever episode. I smiled a lot while I watched it and I have to say that the little alien dolls were so cute that they made me laugh every time. If you are someone who is looking for a good romance and likes to laugh, cry, and empathize with characters then you will love Onegai Teacher. Also, if you are one of those people who has ever had a crush on a teacher (who hasn't) then you will probably also like this show.
I started watching this show because I heard some people referring to it after an episode of Gurren Lagann and I thought it sounded like good fun. In the end, the series is short, but it is oh so sweet. Highly recommended.
Until finishing Ano Natsu, I had thought the OBVIOUS similarities between the two were nothing more than examples of the anime industry's lack of originality. But it turns out they were written by the same person, with Ano Natsu linking into Onegai Teacher at the very end. So, it wasn't theft: it was just the writer being lazy. Glad that's clear, now.
Two alien Mary Sues come from space. They have the same basic character designs. One becomes a teacher; one becomes a student. They fall in love with scrawny, four-eyed midgets. There's drama.
Same producer, same style, same atmosphere. Both stories are about an alien girl (with red hair) come to earth and meet the Hero. Both stories are happened in a school at remote area. Both Hero are wearing glasses and are students. Both Heroine are older than the Heros. Both have a girl likes the Hero. Yukari is acting very similar characters in both animes.
Same writer, story, character designs, setting and even opening theme singer (KOTOKO)
If you've watched one then you've practically watched the other and can update your MAL list accordingly ... disappointingly unoriginal ..
First episode of Ano Natsu - is it Onegai Teacher's remake?
Looks like author is the same also
story feels very similar and even the opening gives same feeling
Oh come on, how similar can you get with these two? Good looking aliens? Check. Guy romantically involved with said alien? Check. School setting? Check. The main difference I can point out is the storyline. Onegai Teacher tipped more on the drama scale. AnoNatsu has better art style and animation though. Anyway, both were entertaining to watch.
Aside from the having the same writer, Yousuke Kuroda, the overall tone of the series follows the same structure as Onegai Teacher.
1) A lot of inner monologues between the two main characters' and exploring their emotions with each other. The viewers are shown all the worries and thoughts of the characters. As if they were living in the character's shoes.
2) Easy to understand conflicts. A lot of explanations with dialogues, monologues, and clearly structured scenes to reassure all aspects of the viewer's thoughts.
The story is practically the same, only with characters with different names, but if they liked the romantic theme of the boy who falls in love with the beautiful alien woman and the existence of a strong love triangle, then I think this series should of interest.
A beautiful story of love, friendship, comedy and drama.
-Both have the same genres
-Both have Hero & Heroine wearing glasses
-Similar Character & Artworks
-Both have something to with girl from another planet
-Both give the same feeling/atmosphere
Ano Natsu de Matteru and Onegai Teacher are romance anime that have a very similar storyline where the main male protagonists fall in love with an alien girl from outer space. Both series feature amazing animation and character design. The conflicts that carry the story are pretty much the same and many of the characters bear a strong resemblance, in terms of design and personality. It's safe to say that, if you enjoyed watching Ano Natsu de Matteru, you will most likely enjoy Onegai Teacher, and vice versa.
It's the pseudo-remake of Onegai Teacher. Rejoice.
-They're both straight romances.
-They both showcase a high school boy as the protagonist.
-The heroines are both older (senpai in Ano Natsu and sensei in Onegai) then the protagonist.
-The female leads are both red-haired bespectacled aliens with cute companions (Rinon and Marie).
-The cast in general feel similar.
-They eventually live together.
-They occur in a rural setting.
-They both showcase a love triangle with the protagonist's close female friend.
-They have the same writer.
-The story also feels similar.
-The art feels similar.
-Even the sound feel similar.
-Most importantly, They're both interesting.
As alot of people have already pointed out, this anime is very similar to onegai teacher. (same writer/producer) However, i'd like to extrapolate from that and go as far as to say that the two animes occur in the same universe.
Firstly, lets compare Ichigo (strawberry) vs. Remon (lemon). Looks very similar and have the same VA. They've implied in the last couple of episodes that Remon had standstills. She mentions about being "eternally 17" and how Tetsurou teases Remon for "still being in highschool". In addition, her personality is almost one in the same as ichigo. Also Remon reiterates the words ichigo spoke, "Don't stop. Stay in motion. Go forward."
Lake and the trees. Seems like a reoccurring theme. Nagano lake was where onegai teacher took place, hinting at the same location.
Ichika Takatsuki is in fact Kei x Mizhuo's daughter???
Mizuho is known to have been half human and half alien. The implication is such that it is acceptable in her society to bring back humans to live together.
Lastly Kei was 155cm and Mizuho was 170cm
assuming basic mandelian genetics (which height is pretty well approximated to be)
155+170 / 2 = 162.5.
Ichika is 163cm. Coincidence? Well you can say so is everything else.
Kei has red eyes, Mizuho has purple eyes and Ichika has blue eyes.
Both story revolve around a "normal" high school kid and his life along with his friend, where suddenly an alien girl/lady pops in.
Even the personalities of the characters are kinda similar.
Both have a red headed main female character and both females have a similar objective or desire involving earth plus both females come from space
The story line of both is similar. Both have an alien and human romance in it with a good ending, give the same feeling/atmosphere, have something to do with the theme of summer, have similar art, and are interesting.
Alot of similarities in both series over all if u like 1 you will definitely like the other!
-Both have a relationship with a girl not from earth
- Both good comedy/romance
Both Series is about alien girls (Both have red hair and glasses) come to earth and fall in love with a human boy (both have glasses). Both series have more than one love triangle going on and spuriously the main setting is at school (Like any other high school harem) Both series also sharing the same genres such as Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Ecchi & Drama.
The only differance between Please Teacher and Ano Natsu de matteru is that the alien became a teacher at the school (Please Teacher) instead of a Grade 12 student.
Never seen two series that's so much alike with each other so if like either show then i'm about 99% sure that you'll enjoy the other one.
Alien crashes into both towns
The alien moves in with kid
Both have aliens try to break them up
Onegai teacher feels like the predecessor to Ano Natsu
Is the same thing!! really, sometimes i think..is kei kusanagi and mizuho-sensei in cosplay?? :S
The story is very very very similar, the personalities of characters, etc
Ano natsu de matteru has better animation.
-Both have an alien that comes to earth
-In Both the main character finds out and has to keep it a secret
-In both the guy falls for the girl (in Onegai Teacher The girl also falls for the boy right away)
-Both have another girl that likes him and he has to chose between the two
-They both have the same concept
-Both are extremly Fantastic anime that made me wont to meet an alien :)
So If you've loved Ano Natsu de Matteru You'll love Onegai Teacher
The same story
Tell about human and alien love story
Opening Theme"Shooting Star" by Kotoko
Ending Theme#1: "Sora no Mori De" by Mami Kawada [ Eps 1-11 ]
#2: "Love a Riddle" by KOTOKO [ Ep 12 ]
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