I also considered making this post’s title “ROOKIES is a homerun among doramas”… but that’s just some lame crap you’d find in a newspaper. This, as we all know, is definitely not a newspaper.
As you can tell, I really like ROOKIES (based off the manga with the same name). But why, though? Me, I dont really understand myself. It’s like GTO with baseball (no, not this. Bonus point if you get why I linked there)… actually it’s pretty much like every other drama/anime/series that has to do with teaching + some extra baseball scenes.
Before I go into the show, you know what I’d like to see in a show involving a school setting? Besides romance and other fantastic shoujo-y stuff that I just cant get enough of, I’d like to see some role reversal. Ever hear of a manga that has a teacher that comes in and makes his class into a group of badass students who are scholars by day and delinquents by night? Yeah, that’d be awesome. After a long day of studying for Todai and having silly relationships… you go out and battle other gangs in fights or graffiti battles (Jet Set Radio/Air Gear style) or something totally legit like that. (If you actually do know of such a title, I’d sure as hell want to know). But I digress, let’s get to the show.