Title: Yankee-kun to Megane-chan
Also known as: Flunk Punk Rumble
Broadcast dates: 4/23/10 – 6/25/10
Number of episodes: 10
Cast: Narimiya Hiroki, Naka Riisa, Hongo Kanata, Koyanagi Yu, Kawaguchi Haruna
Plot: Shinagawa Daichi (Narimiya) used to be a good student. Now he is a yankee deliquent. He meets Adachi Hana (Naka) and finds out her secret. She used to be a yankee. Adachi takes it upon herself to reform Shinagawa’s bad habits.
What is good: I love Narimiya’s facial expressions!
What is bad: Some of the side characters are a little one-dimensional.
Letter rating: B
I heard a lot of good things about Yankee-kun to Megane-chan so I decided to give it a try. Thankfully, the series lived up to the rumors. Both Narimiya and Naka performed their roles beautifully. Not only did they handle the comedy bits well, they also had great chemistry together and pulled off the drama aspects too. I was a little disappointed in some of the secondary characters, but they are secondary so it doesn’t detract from the series as a whole.
This is a definite must-watch.