Drama: Hikikomori Sensei
Native Title: ひきこもり先生
Also Known As: Socially Withdrawn Teacher , Hikikomori Teacher , Shut-in Teacher
Director: Nishitani Shinichi
Genres: Life, School, Drama
Aired: Jun 12, 2021 – Jul 10, 2021
Aired On: Saturday
Original Network: NHK
Duration: 50 min.
Sato Jiro,Takahashi Katsunori,Suzuki Honami,Sakuma Yui,Suzuki Rio,Tamaoki Reo
Yohei Ueshima (Jiro Sato) is a so-called “hikikomori survivor” who has been withdrawn for 11 years since he was 38 years old and finally escaped from the room three years ago.
After his escape from hikikomori, he opened a yakitori restaurant with the help of local people, but he could not talk to customers properly and was still in the process of reintegrating into society.
Yohei is asked to be a part-time lecturer at a municipal junior high school. The principal, Tetsuzo Sakaki (Katsunori Takahashi), set a white arrow on Yohei in order to help the students who did not attend school with the experience of hikikomori.
It was an epoch-making idea as school social worker Aiko Isozaki (Honami Suzuki) and young teacher Shoko Fukano (Yui Sakuma) got stuck in running a classroom for school refusal students. Yohei confessed that the load was too heavy for him, but he overlapped the school refusal child Nana (Rio Suzuki) who happened to meet with his only daughter who had survived.
Yoda (Reo Tamaoki) who is a “hikikomori companion”, supporter Nagamine (Kazuaki Hankai), mother Mitsuko (Kayoko Shiraishi) and others support the swaying Yohei, and finally decide to stand on the podium. was….