- Drama: Grade A Reversal (English title)
- Romaji: Gekokujo Juken
- Japanese: 下剋上受験
- Director: Ryosuke Fukuda
- Writer: Shinichi Sakurai (novel), Kazuyuki Morosawa
- Network: TBS
- Release Date: January 13, 2017 —
- Runtime: Fridays 22:00
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Shinichi Sakurai (Sadao Abe) is married to Kanako (Kyoko Fukada) and they have a daughter named Kaori (Mikuu Yamada). Both, Shinichi and Kanako received only a middle school level education. Even though they don’t have much money, they are a happy family. At work though, Shinichi experiences effects of only having a middle school education.
One day, Shinichi sees Kaori’s poor score for a national test. He freaks out and decides to improve Kaori’s education. Thus, 41-year-old Shinichi begins studying with Kaori and instructs her for the upcoming middle school entrance exam.
- Based on the novel “Gekokujo Juken” by Shinichi Sakurai (published July 18, 2014 by Sankei Shinbun Syuppan). The story is based on the true story of author Shinichi Sakurai.
- Mikuu Yamada was selected for the daughter role after taking part in auditions involving 250 applicants.
|Sadao Abe||Kyoko Fukada||Mikuu Yamada||Jun Kaname||Kaoru Kobayashi|
|Shinichi Sakurai||Kanako Sakurai||Kaori Sakurai||Naohiro Tokugawa||Kazuo Sakurai|
|Shunsuke Kazama||Toru Tezuka||Fuka Koshiba||Momone Shinokawa||Wakadanna|
|Tetsuya Narazaki||Hasegawa||Midori Koyama||Maria Tokugawa||Matsuo|
|Sarutoki Minagawa||Kohki Okada||Yosuke Kawamura|