Nigatsu no Shosha: Zettai Gokaku no Kyoshitsu – EPISODE01-10 [COMPLETE]

  • Drama: Pay to Ace (English title)
  • Romaji: Nigatsu no Shosha: Zettai Gokaku no Kyoshitsu
  • Japanese: 二月の勝者-絶対合格の教室-
  • Director: Yuma SuzukiNobuyoshi Yamada
  • Writer: Shiho Takase (manga), Katsuo Naruse
  • Network: NTV
  • Episodes: 10
  • Release Date: October 16 – December 18, 2021
  • Runtime: Saturday 22:00-22:54
  • TV Ratings: 7.5%
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

Kurodo Kuroki (Yuya Yagira) was an extremely competent teacher at a prestigious cram school for the middle school entrance exam. He begins to work as the director of a cram school with poor performance. He declares that the students here will pass their middle school examinations. Kurodo Kuroki states a cram school is a service business and the school is a place to sell children’s future to parents.


  1. “Pay to Ace” takes over NTV‘s Saturday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by “Voice II” and followed by “Duty and Revenge” on January 15, 2022.
  2. Based on manga series “Nigatsu no Shosha: Zettai Gokaku no Kyoshitsu” by Shiho Takase (first published December 4, 2017 in Japanese seinen manga magazine Big Comic Spirits).
  3. Drama series was scheduled to first air July, 2020, but was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.


Pay to Ace-Yuya Yagira.jpg Pay to Ace-Mao Inoue.jpg Pay to Ace-Shigeaki Kato.jpg Pay to Ace-Tetsuhiro Ikeda.jpg Pay to Ace-Kumi Takiuchi.jpg
Yuya Yagira Mao Inoue Shigeaki Kato Tetsuhiro Ikeda Kumi Takiuchi
Kurodo Kuroki Mai Sakura Jun Haitani Yusaku Tachibana Utako Katsura
Pay to Ace-Takafumi Imai.jpg Pay to Ace-Masaki Kaji.jpg Pay to Ace-Moeno Sumida.jpg Pay to Ace-Ittoku Kishibe.jpg
Takafumi Imai Masaki Kaji Moeno Sumida Ittoku Kishibe
Daishi Kimura Shinpei Omori Sara Omori Tokumichi Shiroyanagai

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