Good Morning Call

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Good Morning Call
GoodMorningCall vol2.jpg
Cover of volume 2 with Nao and Uehara
グッドモーニング・コール
(Guddo Mōningu kōru)
GenreRomance
Manga
Written byYue Takasuka
Published byShueisha
ImprintRibon Mascot Comics
MagazineRibon
DemographicShōjo
Original runSeptember 1997April 2002
Volumes11
Original video animation
StudioShueisha
NAS
ReleasedAugust 2, 2001
Runtime19 minutes
Manga
Good Morning Kiss
Written byYue Takasuka
Published byShueisha
MagazineCookie
DemographicShōjo
Original runMay 15, 2007 – present
Volumes18
Television drama
Directed byYo Kawahara, Takashi Fujio
Written byKeiko Kanome, Yuna Suzuki, Rieko Obayashi, Yu Kanda
Original networkFuji TV on Demand
Original run February 12, 2016 June 10, 2016
Episodes17 (List of episodes)
Television drama
Good Morning Call: Our Campus Days
Directed byYo Kawahara, Kenta Noda, Eiki Shimomukai
Produced byMayuko Okamoto, Akimitsu Sasaki
Written byRieko Obayashi, Yuna Suzuki, Keiko Kanome
Music byteam K
StudioTelepack, Fuji Television
Original networkFuji TV on Demand, Netflix
Original runSeptember 22, 2017
Episodes10 (List of episodes)
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Good Morning Call (グッドモーニング・コール, Guddo Mōningu Kōru) is a Japanese shōjo manga series by Yue Takasuka that ran in the monthly magazine Ribon from 1997 to 2002. Part of the story has been adapted into an OVA. In 2007, a sequel manga, Good Morning Kiss (グッドモーニング・キス, guddomōningu kisu), was serialized in Cookie. As of December 2019, eighteen volumes have been released.

A live-action television adaptation was co-produced by Fuji TV (Japan) & Netflix (worldwide).[1] Like the manga, the series is set in Tokyo and follows the relationships of the main characters from high school to university. Season one streamed on Fuji on Demand and Netflix Japan from February 12, 2016 to June 10, 2016. A second season aired on September 22, 2017 under the title Good Morning Call: Our Campus Days. According to the program's social media, there is currently discussion of a third season.

Plot[edit]

Teenager Nao Yoshikawa has moved into her own 2DK apartment in the city as her parents have returned to the country to manage the family farm. However, she soon discovers that Hisashi Uehara, a good-looking classmate, is also moving in. Realizing that they have been scammed into renting the same apartment, they agree to become roommates in order to make the rental payment. The story follows their adventures as they try to keep their cohabitation a secret from their classmates, with Nao developing romantic feelings for Hisashi as she gets to know him better.

Characters[edit]

Nao Yoshikawa (吉川 菜緒, Yoshikawa Nao)
Voiced by: Yuka Tokumitsu; Played by: Haruka Fukuhara[2]
Nao is a teenage girl who tends to be a little air-headed and easygoing.[2] Because of a scam in her rental agreement, she and Hisashi Uehara end up sharing an apartment until other options open up.Ch. 1 Nao is more often annoyed by Hisashi than attracted by his looks like her classmates. However, she begins to care about getting along with him and grows to like him more than just as a roommate. She starts to date Hisashi later in the story. In the end of the manga, Nao and Uehara move into different apartments, due to the landlady of their previous apartment having a son who wanted to rent out a room for him and his girlfriend.
Hisashi Uehara (上原 久志, Uehara Hisashi)
Voiced by: Eiji Moriyama; Played by: Shunya Shiraishi[2]
Hisashi is a good-looking boy, and unsurprisingly has a bunch of fan-girls. He had a big crush on Yuri for 6 years (8 years in the live-action drama), but was heartbroken when she had married his older brother despite her knowing about his crush on her. Later in the story, Hisashi and Nao live next door in the apartment.
Marina Konno (紺野 まりな, Konno Marina)
Voiced by: Maki Saitō; Played by: Moe Arai[2]
Marine is Nao's best friend who keeps a book of all the hot boys she knows. Although Marina is very knowledgeable about them, she would never go out with anyone she doesn't like. Later in the story, she starts going out with Yuichi Mitsuishi.
Yuichi Mitsuishi
Played by: Shugo Nagashima[2]
One of Nao's other best friend who is the son of a doctor.Ch. 3 He starts dating Marina later on in the series.
Yuri Uehara
Voiced by: Michiko Neya; Played by: Erika Mori[2]
Yuri is Hsashi's sister-in-lawCh. 3 who enjoys shopping.Ch. 4
Jun Abe (阿部 順, Abe Jun)
Voiced by: Ryō Naitō; Played by: Koya Nagasawa[2]
Jun is Nao's classmate, who is called the "King of Confessions" because he often goes around asking girls out, but gets rejected every single time.
Nanako Kusanagi
Played by: Hinako Tanaka[2]
Nanako is the twelve-year-old daughter of the owner of the shop that Hisashi works at. Being a spoiled brat, she wants Hisashi to be her boyfriend and loves to make fun of Nao. In the final chapter, she realizes that her feelings for Hisashi were nothing more than admiration and was not truly love.
Issei Sata
Played by: Kentaro Matsuo[2]
Issei is the son of the owner of a ramen shop.
Ota
Ota is Nao's friend in university. She is single, and often daydreams about what it would be like to be in a relationship with.
Daichi Shinozaki
Played by: Dori Sakurada[2]
A drama original character,[2] Daichi is Nao's childhood friend. He is usually helping out his classmates on various activities. Daichi acts kind and caring, but also protective when it comes to Nao.
Takuya Uehara
Played by; Kei Tanaka[2]
Hisashi's brother and Yuri's husband.[3]

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Good Morning Call is written and illustrated by Yue Takasuka. It was serialized in the monthly magazine Ribon from September 1997 to April 2002. The chapters were later released in 11 bound volumes by Shueisha under the Ribon Mascot Comics imprint.

A sequel to the series, titled Good Morning Kiss, is running in Cookie.

Good Morning Call[edit]

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN
1 May 15, 1998 (1998-05-15)4-08-856079-5
2 October 15, 1998 (1998-10-15)4-08-856104-X
3 March 15, 1999 (1999-03-15)4-08-856131-7
4 August 6, 1999 (1999-08-06)4-08-856157-0
5 January 14, 2000 (2000-01-14)4-08-856184-8
6 July 15, 2000 (2000-07-15)4-08-856216-X
7 December 15, 2000 (2000-12-15)4-08-856243-7
8 April 15, 2001 (2001-04-15)4-08-856273-9
9 September 15, 2001 (2001-09-15)4-08-856311-5
10 February 15, 2002 (2002-02-15)4-08-856349-2
11 May 15, 2002 (2002-05-15)4-08-856373-5

Good Morning Kiss[edit]

  1. ISBN 978-4-08-856746-4 published on May 15, 2007

OVA[edit]

An original video animation adaptation of Good Morning Call was screened as a short film at the 2001 Ribon Festival on August 2, 2001 as a double-feature with Time Strange Kyoko: Leave it to Chocola!

Television drama[edit]

A live-action television drama adaptation was released weekly on Fuji on Demand and Netflix Japan starting February 12, 2016[4] The series stars as Haruka Fukuhara as Nao Yoshikawa and Shunya Shiraishi as Hisashi Uehara. It ran for 17 episodes, running through June 10, 2016. It was later streamed on Netflix worldwide starting on May 13.[citation needed] It was broadcast on Fuji TV from October 12, 2016 to January 11, 2017.[5][6]

A second season, titled Good Morning Call: Our Campus Days was released on Fuji on Demand and Netflix Japan on September 22, 2017 for 10 episodes. The season follows Nao and Hisashi as college students.[7][8] It was released on Netflix worldwide in November 28, 2017.[9][10][11]

According to the program's social media, there is currently discussion of a third season.[9]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
First releasedLast released
117February 12, 2016 (2016-02-12)June 10, 2016 (2016-06-10)
210September 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)September 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)

Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [12]
11"Alone at Last"
"Longing to live alone, a start?"
Transcription: "Akogareno hitorigurashi, hajimemasu! ?" (Japanese: 憧れの一人暮らし、はじめます!?)
Yo KawaharaKeiko KanomeFebruary 12, 2016 (2016-02-12)
High school girl Nao Yoshikawa is moving into a new apartment, but she discovers that the school prince, the popular but aloof Hisashi Uehara is also going to live there. They discover they've been scammed into renting the same apartment, but agree they would have to live together to afford the rent until they can find other places. Hisashi sets some house rules, including not having friends over, not entering each other's rooms, not interacting at school, or telling anyone about their living arrangement. One morning, Nao finds Hisashi has left all his alarms on but accidentally knocks over and breaks a family photo frame. Although she apologizes, he acts more cold to her. Nao learns from his friends that Hisashi lost his parents in a car crash, so she tries to buy a replacement frame. At night, she eats one of his puddings, Hisashi gets upset and scolds her. She goes out at night looking for one. Hisashi discovers Nao got him a replacement frame. Hisashi finds her hiding from a supposed assaulter, and carries her home. The next morning, Nao tries to wake Hisashi again, but he suddenly pulls Nao close and gives her a kiss.
22"A Kiss to Remember"
"Sudden kiss"
Transcription: "Totsuzen no fāsutokisu" (Japanese: 突然のファーストキス)
Yo KawaharaYuna SuzukiFebruary 12, 2016 (2016-02-12)
33"Rumor Has It"
"The secret of living together, I found out"
Transcription: "Dōkyo no himitsu, bare chatta" (Japanese: 同居の秘密、バレちゃった)
Fujio TakashiYuna SuzukiFebruary 19, 2016 (2016-02-19)
44"Christmas Is Coming"
"Countdown to Christmas Eve"
Transcription: "Kurisumasu ibu made kauntodaun" (Japanese: クリスマス・イブまでカウントダウン)
Fujio TakashiRieko ObayashiFebruary 26, 2016 (2016-02-26)
55"Party of One"
"New Year Alone"
Transcription: "2-Ri kiri no toshikoshi" (Japanese: 2人きりの年越し)
Yo KawaharaKeiko KanomeMarch 4, 2016 (2016-03-04)
66"Faking Up Is Hard to Do"
"Confession of love from Dai-chan?"
Transcription: "Daichan kara ai no kokuhaku! ?" (Japanese: 大ちゃんから愛の告白!?)
Yo KawaharaKeiko KanomeMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
77"Baby, It's Cold Outside"
"Yuki-rin's divorce declaration"
Transcription: "Yuri Rin no rikon sengen" (Japanese: ゆりりんの離婚宣言)
Takashi Fujio, Atsushi YoshikawaYuna SuzukiMarch 25, 2016 (2016-03-25)
88"He's Not Sexy, He's My Brother"
"Super handsome? Uehara's brother appears"
Transcription: "Chō ikemen! ? Uehara ani tōjō" (Japanese: 超イケメン!?上原兄登場)
Atsushi YoshikawaRieko ObayashiApril 1, 2016 (2016-04-01)
99"A Valentine Surprise"
"Valentine's is coming"
Transcription: "Mōsugu Barentain" (Japanese: もうすぐバレンタイン)
Yo KawaharaKeiko KanomeApril 8, 2016 (2016-04-08)
1010"A Change of Scenery"
"I will enter the girls dormitory!"
Transcription: "Joshi ryō ni, hairimasu! !" (Japanese: 女子寮に、入ります!!)
Yo KawaharaKeiko KanomeApril 15, 2016 (2016-04-15)
1111"Father Knows Best"
"I was living together"
Transcription: "Bareta! ! Dōkyo kaishō" (Japanese: バレた!!同居解消)
Takashi FujioKeiko Kanome, Yu KandaApril 22, 2016 (2016-04-22)
1212"Tagging Along"
"Let's set the heart on fire!"
Transcription: "Hāto ni hi o tsukero dai sakusen!" (Japanese: ハートに火をつけろ大作戦!)
Yo KawaharaRieko ObayashiApril 29, 2016 (2016-04-29)
1313"The Getaway (Part 1)"
"Hot springs trip is full of happenings: Part 1"
Transcription: "Onsen ryokō wa hapuningu-darake zenpen" (Japanese: 温泉旅行はハプニングだらけ・前編)
Atsushi YoshikawaYuna SuzukiMay 13, 2016 (2016-05-13)
1414"The Getaway (Part 2)"
"Hot springs trip is full of happenings: Part 2"
Transcription: "Onsen ryokō wa hapuningu-darake kōhen" (Japanese: 温泉旅行はハプニングだらけ・後編)
Yo KawaharaYuna SuzukiMay 20, 2016 (2016-05-20)
1515"Surprise!"
(Japanese: Happy Birthday!?)
Kenji YamauchiRieko ObayashiMay 27, 2016 (2016-05-27)
1616"Two is Company..."
"Let's start living with a mysterious trio"
Transcription: "Nazo no san'nin kurashi, hajimemasu! ?" (Japanese: 謎の三人暮らし、はじめます!?)
Yo KawaharaKeiko KanomeJune 3, 2016 (2016-06-03)
1717"A Modest Proposal"
"Proposal? The future of the two"
Transcription: "Puropōzu! ? Futari no mirai" (Japanese: プロポーズ!? 二人の未来)
Yo KawaharaKeiko KanomeJune 10, 2016 (2016-06-10)

Season 2: Our Campus Days (2017) [edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
181"Campus Life Is Full of Temptation"
Transcription: "Kyanpasu raifu wa yūwaku-darake" (Japanese: キャンパスライフは誘惑だらけ)
TBARieko ObayashiSeptember 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)
192"Mission: Get More Girly"
"Aim, increase female power!!"
Transcription: "Mezase, joshidjikara UP! !" (Japanese: 目指せ、女子力UP!!)
TBARieko ObayashiSeptember 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)
203"Love or Friendship?"
"Love or friendship, that is the problem"
Transcription: "Koi ka yūjō ka, sore ga mondaida" (Japanese: 恋か友情か、それが問題だ)
TBATBASeptember 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)
214"First Love Never Lasts"
"I say my first love will not come true"
Transcription: "Hatsukoi wa kanawanai tte iukeredo" (Japanese: 初恋は叶わないって言うけれど)
TBARieko ObayashiSeptember 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)
225"Playing a Tragic Heroine Is Fun!"
"I hate the tragic heroine !?"
Transcription: "Higekinohiroin wa kiraijanai! ?" (Japanese: 悲劇のヒロインは嫌いじゃない!?)
TBAYuna SuzukiSeptember 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)
236"His Birthday Surprise"
"Surprise your birthday!"
Transcription: "Tanjōbi wa sapuraizu de!" (Japanese: 誕生日はサプライズで!)
TBATBASeptember 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)
247"For Friendship"
"Cheering flag is a friend's seal"
Transcription: "Ōenbata wa tomodachi no shirushi" (Japanese: 応援旗は友達の印)
TBATBASeptember 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)
258"Careful When Camping at Night"
Transcription: "Kyanpu no yoru ni hago chūi o" (Japanese: キャンプの夜にはご注意を)
TBATBASeptember 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)
269"Can You Fall Out of Love?"
"Does the feeling of love change?"
Transcription: "Koisurukimochi tte kawaru mono?" (Japanese: 恋する気持ちって変わるもの?)
TBATBASeptember 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)
2710"Give Me a Good Morning Call Tomorrow"
"Good morning call tomorrow"
Transcription: "Ashita mo guddomōningu kōru" (Japanese: 明日もグッドモーニング・コール)
TBATBASeptember 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)

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