My Skirt, Where Did It Go? – Japanese drama

My Skirt, Where Did It Go? or Ore no Sukato, Doko Itta? is a Japanese drama about a cross-dressing gay teacher who starts working at a high school. I have not watched a J-drama series in years but this show was recommended by one of my JHS students and he seems very interested in getting me to watch it.

My Skirt, Where Did It Go?

I was burnt out on j-dramas set in schools many years ago but fast forward to now and I really like the twist on this drama. As someone now employed in the education system in Japan it’s interesting how relatable many of the characters are and how similar the school setting is. Mr Harada is hilarious, and as the series goes on you really get an understanding of his motivations. I’m only a couple of episodes in but I am hooked already.

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No subtitles

I am watching each episode of Ore no Sukato, Doko Itta (My Skirt Where Did It Go) without subtitles first, then I watch a second time with subtitles. In a big way, this is also Japanese language practice for me, similar to how I have been trying to play my video games in Japanese. The school setting allows conversations that I could definitely find useful in my own day to day job as an educator and the comedy has been golden so far. I try to consume only one episode in a sitting to keep my brain fresh to all the translating that my brain has to do while watching.

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My Skirt, Where Did It Go? - Japanese drama

I am looking forward to more of Mr Harada’s adventures in My Skirt Where Did It Go. Check it out if you think its something you would like and share your thoughts in a comment below or tweet me @Jamaipanese. Also please recommend any comedy j-dramas as well!