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Daddy is My Classmate

"I love my daughter so much that I decided to go to the same college!"

Author Taro Obika is an obsessed single father who loves his daughter so much, he decides to go to the same college. Nicknamed Gataro, he was widowed when his wife died of an illness and has raised his only child Sakura all on his own.

Things are about to change drastically as Sakura prepares to enter a coeducational university after going to an all-girls school all her life. Worried sick, Gataro enrolls not only in the same school, but also in the same department, and the madness begins!

Unable to control his anxiety, he sticks his nose in her every business, from classes to extracurricular activities, parties, dating events, cultural festivals, part-time jobs, and everything else college kids do. But as the 40-year-old middle-aged dad gets involved in the youthful pursuits of Sakura and her colleagues, he finds himself enjoying life even more than them.

"Back to School Daddy" is about a father and a daughter whose bond strengthens after they wind up becoming schoolmates. In this time of nuclear families, witness unconventional parenting as Gataro assumes the role of father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, friend, and even classmate. Theirs is a heartwarming family love that is sure to put a smile on your face.





Murotsuyoshi (ムロツヨシ)
Mei Nagano (永野芽郁)
Taishi Nakagawa (中川大志)
Mio Imada (今田美桜)
Junki Tozuka (戸塚純貴)
Karin Ono (小野花梨)
Shota Taniguchi (谷口翔太)
Megumi Hamada (濱田めぐみ)
Toru Nomaguchi (野間口徹)
Yui Aragaki (新垣結衣)
Scenario Writer
Ichiro Anabuki (穴吹一朗)
Production Year
60 min.
Movie Quality
International sales company
Nippon TV
Original broadcast:August, 2020