Why the hell are you here, Teacher!? Special

Why the hell are you here, Teacher!? Special

Special Overview

Why the hell are you here, Teacher!? (Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!? / なんでここに先生が!?) is an ecchi series made up of 12-minute episodes. I originally reviewed the series when it finished airing, and now I’m coming back to the series to review the special.

Reviewing specials and OVAs separately from their main series is something I’ve tried to limit doing more recently. Usually, there isn’t all that much to discuss in regards to the single episode or few episodes that make up Specials and OVAs on their own.

But since it’s been so long since I watched the main series (almost a year), there’s a major update to the series I’ll be addressing in the final section of this review. And if you couldn’t guess, it’s the fact that the uncensored version was released with this special.

Anyway, this special follows all four couples from the main series as they go on a trip together to celebrate the end of the year — and graduation of two of the students. They take a trip to an onsen (hot springs) hotel, and once there the couples all split up and do their own thing.

Chizuru and Kou

Chizuru Tachibana is the school nurse, and her boyfriend Kou Tanaka is one of the two graduating seniors. Chizuru is your typical dandere character, which means she’s very shy, reserved, and somewhat incompetent when it comes to social interactions involving anyone other than Kou.

Chizuru Tachibana smiling from the Why the hell are you here, Teacher!? anime special
Chizuru Tachibana smiling

After finding out that their original hotel reservation was improperly made, Chizuru and Kou head off in search of another hotel to stay at. Chizuru ends up selecting a love hotel without knowing it, and true to its name (and purpose), the two of them do the deed multiple times.

Hikari and Takashi

Hikari Hazakura is the gym teacher, and her boyfriend Takashi Takahashi is one of the two underclassmen. Although their relationship is romantic (and potentially sexual) in nature, they have a big sister/little brother vibe due to their history with one another.

Hikari Hazakura and Takashi Takahashi from the Why the hell are you here, Teacher!? anime special
Hikari Hazakura and Takashi Takahashi

Like Chizuru and Kou, Hikari and Takashi leave the original hotel they planned to stay at and instead head to an internet cafe to play video games all night long. Unlike Chizuru and Kou, nothing happens between Hikari and Takashi, though Hikari was preparing herself for it.

Mayu and Rin

Mayu Matsukaze is a teacher of some sort, and her boyfriend Rin Suzuki is the second of the two underclassmen. The relationship between Mayu and Rin is the most wholesome of all the couples, even more so than that of Hikari and Takashi.

While all the other couples are either doing exactly what you would expect them to under these circumstances, or at least thinking about it, Mayu and Rin are just having a nice, relaxing time. Mayu soaks in the onsen with Kana (because they’re staying at the original hotel) and then receives a back massage from Rin upon returning to their room.

As far as we know, nothing happened between them — although I kind of feel like they already went all the way in the main series. I could be wrong about that, though. I don’t actually remember.

Kana and Ichirou

Kana Kojima is another teacher and her boyfriend Ichirou Satou is the second of the two graduating seniors. Their relationship is the most mature of all the couples. And although some people would probably call Kana “vanilla,” I think she’s my favorite girl of the series. She’s cute, mature, and just a little bit mean.

Kana Kojima and Ichirou Satou sitting back to back from the Why the hell are you here, Teacher!? anime special
Kana Kojima and Ichirou Satou sitting back to back

Thanks to Japan’s infamously thin walls, after returning from the onsen, Kana and Ichirou hear some questionable noises coming from the room next door where Mayu and Rin are staying. Of course, these are simply the noises of Rin giving Mayu a massage, but Kana and Ichirou believe otherwise.

Not wanting to be left behind, they get down to business just like Chizuru and Kou — with the exception that Ichirou doesn’t embarrass himself as Kou did.

Uncensored Version

The special episode of Why the hell are you here, Teacher!? released with the Blu-ray/DVD release of the series. And with it came the uncensored version of the series as well. That means that this special episode was uncensored, as is the rest of the series if you were to look it up today.

But back when I originally watched the series, the uncensored version hadn’t been released. And to say that the censoring was a bit much is an understatement. I think there were a few instances of acceptable levels of censoring, but for the most part, the entire screen was censored whenever anything happened.

Now, I haven’t gone back and rewatched the main series since it’s been uncensored, but based on how the special is, I can give you an idea of what to expect.

It’s not a hentai, but it’s an uncensored ecchi. That means that you’re not going to see anything below the waist, but everything above is fair game. It also means that any time you would have seen something below the waist in the original series, there’s probably still some censoring involved.

There was one such scene in this special when Chizuru and Kou were in the bath, and that was used “natural” censoring. I’d imagine the main series would do the same thing.


The Why the hell are you here, Teacher!? Special episode is a 6/10 from me, which is one point higher than what I rated the series. I think with the series now uncensored, that’s probably a 6 as well too. I’m not typically someone to lower a score due to censoring, but the excessive nature of the censoring did impact this particular series.

However, one thing that hasn’t changed since I watched the main series is how good both the OP and ED are. The OP is now uncensored just like the actual content, but the ED remains the same. Either way, I love the art and music of both the OP and ED and I have no complaints about them.

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