Stand Up! Drama Review?

Stuff happened and this is one of it.

(Those who are not a fan of Japanese dramas, look around now, turn back, close the tab, punch your screen, pull the plug, log out,  or  move to a different country) ( ^ . ^)

(Just kidding)

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(While others are studying or having their vacation. I’m having a marathon of dramas)

The story of 4 boys struggling through high school as the only virgins left ( Yes, virgins ). As simple as it may seem, they are struggling more than just high school. Being constantly teased as the only virgins left, they have made up their mind to lose their virginity as soon as possible. This drama will make you laugh, cry and scream the top of your lungs just because of the stupidity

As cute and innocent as it maybe, it’s not. It’s also filled with various adult humour and some things that won’t make sense unless you keep replaying it over and over again. (Believe me, I’ve tried)

This story of summer – love, friendship, school, family, the hypocrisy of adults, complications of life, experience and failure is set in an everyday shopping district and shows the clumsiness of children who have developed a little later than their peers. It’s a bright romantic comedy that both young and old can appreciate.


  • Ninomiya Kazunari as Asai Shouhei
  • Yamashita Tomohisa as Iwasaki Kengo
  • Suzuki Anne as Oowada Chie
  • Narimiya Hiroki as Udagawa Hayato
  • Oguri Shun as Enami Kouji



Ninomiya Kazunari plays a young, shy, high school boy named Asai Shouhei who initially had a crush toward one of his teacher. As the story moves on, he discovered that love is something more than just giving away your virginity, it’s about the emotions and memories that is cherished between two souls. (or more)


Iwasaki Kengo or simply known as Ken Ken is played by Yamashita Tomohisa. Among the 4 members of the virgins, he’s the only one who has a girlfriend. Eventhough he broke up with her later on. 
Ken Ken is a train lover. One of the gag in the drama is he can name any train that passes by their neighbourhood everytime. He’s also very intelligent compared to the others by getting a higher score in a certain exam. His mother runs a Love Hotel where he and his friends hangs out and talk about their dire situation.


The most annoyingly loud member of the group is Udagawa Hayato (Udayan) played by Narimiya Hiroki. He’s also the most perverted among them. (So perverted that his nickname is Togoshi’s Erotic Prince)
He’s guitar player and big fan of Sharam Q. (A japanese rock band)

He also over-react quite frequently during the whole story.


Next is Enami Kouji played by Shun Oguri. The captain of their school football team and the most hyped up person in the group. Although he’s the captain of their football team, he’s still single even after a girl confessed her love to him. He hates field trip because of a weird/funny incident that happened when he was a kid.