Attention Please is a 2006 Japanese drama – adapted from a same title manga about the training of flight attendants for Japan Airlines – starring Aya Ueto, Ryo Nishikido, Saki Aibu, Miki Maya, Misa Uehara, Chihiro Otsuka, Kotaro Koizumi, Fumiyo Kohinata and Yuko Fueki etc.
One day, a member of her band and someone whom she admired, Tsukasa, had decided to leave for Tokyo. Misaki and her band members went to the airport to bid Tsukasa farewell, and that’s when Tsukasa jokingly said that he would love to see Misaki in flight attendant’s uniform.
Misaki somehow took Tsukasa’s joke seriously and went for a interview and got accepted into a training school, and that’s when trouble begins…
The drama was quite a hit when it aired in Japan, with two special episodes being produced in 2007 and 2008 respectively by popular demand.
The drama is a bit nonsense, funny and heart warming. The storyline is just ok, but it gives the audiences some lessons on how flight attendants are trained, and the importance and responsibilities of the cabin crew besides serving coffee and tea.
Aya Ueto and Ryo Nishikido look good as always, but it’s the supporting cast that provides the sparks. Veterans like Miki Maya, Fumiyo Kohinata and Mantaro Koichi show that good acting outshines good looks for most of the time.