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Kusanagi 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. (Source: ANN)

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Start Date10th Jan 2002
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Popularity Rank1085
Rating Rank4305
Age RatingPG
Age Rating GuideTeens 13 or older


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"Onegai Teacher" is a series I avoided watching for a quite a while despite its popularity at the time I was getting into anime. One of the reason I avoided it was because back then, I didn't think I would like romance anime. Eventually, I came across it being aired on an internet TV channel. So I watched it. And I hated it. Now, several years on, and having watched and liked plenty of anime of the romance genre, I've come to realise that it's not anime romance that I hate per se - it's bad anime romance. And the romance in "Onegai Teacher" isn't just bad... it's diabolical.But then, what do you expect, given the premises of "Onegai Teacher" (which, by the way, is my second reason for avoiding it for so long)? I mean... just look at its synopsis: An undercover alien - and it just so happens that she's a beautiful woman - who is working as a teacher has her secret identity discovered by a student. And this students ends up having to marry her in order to protect her... this has got to be a bad joke right? RIGHT? Sadly, it's not even a joke - the anime is dead serious about its story, and it is every bit as ridiculous as the synopsis suggests. So anyone who is put off by that should probably avoid this show at all cost (unless they're up for a good laugh about how bad it is). Rather unsurprisingly, the worst aspect of "Onegai Teacher" is its farcical story. The whole student marrying his fit teacher scenario is obviously a fantasy of forbidden love lifted straight out of someone's head and, like a typical fantasy of this type, it's seriously lacking in the coherency department. The whole thing is weakly held together by gimmicks, contrived twists and bucketload of cliched coincidences and compromising situations of the type often found in harems.Hand in hand with the bullsh\*t story is a weak cast of characters. Thanks to the unbelievably convoluted storyline, the characters are little more than poor puppets, constantly doing inexplicable things for inexplicable reasons, just so that the latest "twist" will keep the story on its intended track. As a result, most of them come off as horribly unconvincing. The majority of the characters have undeveloped personalities. The severity of the underdevelopment seems inversely proportional to the amount of screen time for the most part. Topping the leaderboard, we have the main characters Kei (the student) and Mizuho (the teacher). Kei is your average harem lead type loser, with a personality so bland that perhaps the most remarkable thing about him is how utterly unremarkable he is. Oh yeah, he's also armed with what's got to be one of the biggest character plot device gimmick ever - his "stand still" syndrome, which I nearly forgot about due to the overpowering blandness of his personality. As for Mizuho, note that the second half of the opening credits of "Onegai Teacher" mostly consist of her in various cute poses as though she's modelling for some "Monthly Moe" magazine... and that pretty much sums up what she does for most of the show neatly - even her voice sounds like that of a pr0n star.At the other end of the spectrum, we have the ship constrol system with an overdeveloped personality. The ship control system actually has a physical form - it's an obnoxious little... thing (for lack of a better word) called Maria. Despite just being a ship control system, it's been given a personality that, amongst other things, has a tendency to meddle in people's lives... presumably so that it can give the story a convenient push in the right direction when it needs it. It's probably meant to be a amusing, cute little mascot, but as you may have guessed already, I found it to be an annoying little sh\*t instead.The only character that I kinda liked is Herikawa, whose personality seems genuine enough that I was able to sympathise with her problems. I found out later that she is voiced by my favourite voice actress, so that might have something to do with it. Another character worth mentioning is only worth mentioning for being outstandingly annoying - it's that ultra cliched girl with the monotonous voice. I honestly don't see the point in those type of characters, and I can't even begin to describe how that flat, emotionless voice grated on my nerves. Good characterisation are often backed up good script. The reverse is also true. The piss poor characters of "Onegai Teacher" is underlined by its corny, lathargically repetitive script. In addition to having one of the lamest catch phrases ever - "It's top priority!" or "It's very important" depending on the translation (and it's one that doesn't improve with highly repetitive use either) - half the dialogues seem to involve calling Kei an idiot in one way or another. Most of the character's own monologues also involve calling Kei an idiot. OK! OK! I get it already - Kei's an idiot... I could have told you that from about 2 min into the first episode! Also, about half the epsiodes seems to end with our "hero" saying things along the lines of "It finally feels like the teacher and I are moving on!" Well, they seem to have trouble moving on from the same two lines in the script, let alone anything else!The one good aspect of "Onegai Teacher" is the music. Even though I didn't think the opening theme was all that, the rest of the music is several leagues above the story content in terms of quality. There's not much to complain about the animation either, though Mizuho's hair colour stands out in a bad way for being pink/purple. All these matters little though, as the story and the characters are what makes "Onegai Teacher" an unsalvageable wreck. Ultimately, "Onegai Teacher" is as bad, if not worse, than its title and synoposis suggest. It's an abomination of a romantic comedy where the attempted romance drama fails miserably thanks to its ludicrous story, and where the comedy is as lame as a legless camel (I suppose you could argue that's gone beyond lame, but lets not be too pedantic). Still, I can't deny that I laughed quite a lot - not with it, but at it, because it's one of those shows that's so bad it's actually really, really funny.One thing that does surprise me about "Onegai Teacher" though, is that it doesn't contain any obvious fanservice despite the nature of its premises. But if you're disappointed to hear that, don't worry - there's an OVA episode that makes up for this oversight... but that's another review for another day.

Try to watch and feel the same suffering i have. Good luck!! ♪───O(≧∇≦)O────♪

most people hate this show but i liked it a lot however there are a few things i did not like first the voice acting in Japanese and English was not the best second the side characters i found got in the way to much and were extremely annoying  third the animation was not the best it could have been better. the story is quite unigue although it had some romance cliches i found the romance to be the best part of this show and for the people that say he is a student well just remember IT'S AN ANIME like it or hate it but give it a chance i gave it a chance despite the bad reviews and i liked it it was entertaining 

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