Finally i got to watch this series (although being 8 years late since its live broadcasting). Attention Please is a series basically adapted from the shōjo manga and also a reboot from the 1971 version (same characters; names and title but with different plot, setting, and story). It tells about a Japanese girl named Youko Misaki who tries to achieve her dream becoming a cabin attendant (i.e. flight crew) which looks impossible to her. Surely unlike the 1971 version, this series changes all things into the more sophisticated version, also this one apparently focused targeting on young viewers unlike its predecessor which's more general for all ages in its style.
Aya Ueto as the main star really fits the character well which's cute, naive, sweet, a bit self-embarrassing, tough, full of energy, easy going, self centered, annoying, childish, immature, cheerful. That's why it's a must see film for her fans. Other than Ueto, there's certainly Maya Miki who's quite adept at delivering her character as Instructor Mikami and deserved appraisals for the acting. Being a strict and firm yet caring figure, the character's exceptional and an important part of the series as well. Other recurring characters like Shota, Yayoi, Sekiyama, etc support the story well and make the drama livelier with emotional conflicts added with the typical comedy that can make viewers smiling "Hmphh", tittering "Pfftt", and laughing "Haha".
In each episode,there's a major conflict (whether it's personal, professional, or technical) that needs to be overcome and that makes the main character to evolve step by step, and and change to be better till finally into the perfect cabin attendant. That just makes the viewers kept watching it. Some local Japanese cuisines're also introduced in some episodes and it might make the viewers hungry and curious to taste them. The theme song ("Oh, Pretty Woman") and bgm also quite fit and are memorable enough. Personally i find it just slightly better than the 1971 version. Though it only received one award as Best Titleback in Japanese Television Drama Academy Awards, the spirit to stand all obstacles & challenges, the attitude to never give up, the hard-work to reach the dedication and integrity in professions, also the cheerfulness which's shown especially by Youko (as well as other characters) are set and appreciated as good examples for viewers, so you can't help but admire the characters.
The series consists of 11 episodes, when it seems the story'd become a bit monotone after some episodes there's still an intriguing thing especially in the romance aspect which's also solved quite well in the finale. There're also 2 more TV specials (In Hawaii & In Australia) they show more about the continuation in story and shouldn't be missed (the former especially) although because they're longer in duration, some viewers might found them a bit less interesting & funny compared with the main series.
Attention Please certainly gives plenty educations generally about the airline personnel system (e.g. cabin crews, pilots/co-pilots, engine technicians, training instructors, & so on) for laymen and broaden the viewers with some new knowledges mainly about commercial aviation that can be useful and applied when dealing with them in real life situations, undoubtedly it also gives even some better perspectives/aspects about cabin attendants that there're still more than giving services, comforting, helping, and ensuring the safety of everyone on board (i.e. passengers/customers).
Fun & entertaining, a good choice to watch.
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