悪夢ちゃん / My Little Nightmare (Akumu Chan)
Noriyoshi Sakuma, Ryuichi Inomata, Shintaro Sugawara
Riku Onda, Sumio Omori
13th October to 22nd December 2012
Keiko Kitagawa, Yuka, Gackt, Fumiyo Kohinata
School, dreams, fantasy, mystery
A cold-hearted school teacher finds herself enmeshed with a strange new pupil who has fantastical prophetic dreams. Try as she may to avoid it her life is turned upside down and inside out.
At one level each episode is the pupil Yuiko Koto has a weird dream, and the teacher Ayami Mutoi does her best to avoid that dream coming true. On that level the drama is quite acceptable and involving and interesting, adding a twist to the usual formula.
Where the drama shines is the character arcs, particularly the teacher strongly played by Keiko Kitagawa. That holds the whole drama together and lifts it to greatness. The characters grow through the episodes.
Wonderful and fun.