When I saw this story in the Japan Times for a webisode series called "English Teachers" about the antics of teaching at Be Yes! School of English, I thought it would be a live version of Charisma Man.
So much for my suspicions. The first episode was good. I'm always a sucker for the narrated style of movie. I'm also a little slow on the uptake and thought that Be Yes! was suitably inane name for a school until I actually heard it spoken. Let's have a Be Yes! day!
The Japan Times' article mentions that the series draws upon the bankruptcies of Nova and GEOS. It'll be interesting to see what they do with that. Will the teachers be teaching for food in the park? Will they be lied to and robbed blind by the manager? I'm looking forward to more.
P.S. That has to be the most spacious eikaiwa I have ever seen. It looks like it was shot in a hospital. The water cooler in the lobby must mean that it is a serious, high-end school.