Attention Please (アテンションプリーズ Atenshon Purīzu?) is a manga by Chieko Hosokawa about the training of flight attendants for Japan Airlines originally serialized in Shōjo Friend from Kodansha beginning in 1970. Tokyo Broadcasting System adapted a TV drama from the manga in 1970. Thirty-six years later, Fuji TV produced a new drama series in 2006. The name of the character, Yōko Misaki was used in both versions

2006 drama


The 2006 dorama follows the life of Misaki as she slowly conquers various obstacles to become a flight attendant. Each episode ends with a showcase of the various uniforms that have been used in JAL to a cover of "Oh Pretty Woman" by Kaela Kimura.

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1">1</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The biggest reckless worst new face trainee!!" </td><td>17.7</td><td>April 18, 2006 (2006-04-18)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6666ff" colspan="4"> Misaki overhears that guys like female attendants. She attempts to become a flight attendant to impress a fellow member of her band. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2">2</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Yearning?! for a uniform" </td><td>14.9</td><td>April 25, 2006 (2006-04-25)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6666ff" colspan="4"> Misaki "borrows" a CA's uniform and learns first hand the importance of their role in assisting travellers. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3">3</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Emergency Rescue Training of Hell!!" </td><td>16.8</td><td>May 2, 2006 (2006-05-02)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6666ff" colspan="4"> The CA trainees are introduced to emergency training including inflating a life raft. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep4">4</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The first flight for only two people" </td><td>16.0</td><td>May 9, 2006 (2006-05-09)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6666ff" colspan="4"> A film producer tries to create a conflict in the CA class. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep5">5</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The way to a CA Hot Mama Style !!" </td><td>15.7</td><td>May 16, 2006 (2006-05-16)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6666ff" colspan="4"> Misaki tries various beauty techniques to improve her looks. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep6">6</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"I Hate You!!" </td><td>15.3</td><td>May 23, 2006 (2006-05-23)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6666ff" colspan="4"> The CA trainees are taught CPR. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep7">7</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Last Class...a reason for tears..." </td><td>15.4</td><td>May 30, 2006 (2006-05-30)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6666ff" colspan="4"> Each of the CA trainees have to pass a test before being allowed to go on an OJT (On-the-Job Training). Everyone passes, except for Misaki. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep8">8</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Confession....the first date in the sky..." </td><td>16.9</td><td>June 6, 2006 (2006-06-06)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6666ff" colspan="4"> Misaki is disappointed not being allowed on OJT and feels like quitting. Shōta cheers her up with a short flight on a light plane. Misaki refocusing on the test and passes the second time. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep9">9</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"First of two people..." </td><td>15.7</td><td>June 13, 2006 (2006-06-13)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6666ff" colspan="4"> Misaki has her first experience being a trainee on a flight. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep10">10</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Fly!! Step on the Wings of Love" </td><td>19.2</td><td>June 20, 2006 (2006-06-20)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6666ff" colspan="4"> There is a flight delay due to a warning light, which causes the passengers to be very irritated. Misaki and the rest of the crew have to deal with the situation, while Shota investigates the fault. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep11">11</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"To the sky!! At the time of departure..." </td><td>16.5</td><td>June 27, 2006 (2006-06-27)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6666ff" colspan="4"> A passenger collapses during a flight, and Misaki has to overcome her fears to help. Misaki graduates with the rest of her classmates and puts on a final concert for everyone. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="epSP1">SP1</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Honolulu, Hawaii edition" </td><td>17.2</td><td>January 13, 2007 (2007-01-13)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6666ff" colspan="4">  </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="epSP2">SP2</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Sydney, Australia edition" </td><td>13.3</td><td>April 3, 2008 (2008-04-03)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6666ff" colspan="4">  </td></tr>
# Title Rating (Kanto)[1] Original airdate


Yōko Misaki (美咲 洋子 Misaki Yōko?)
Misaki lost her mother at young age and was raised with her three brothers. She is very boyish in nature and prefers male to female company. She enrolls to become a flight attendant to gain the attention of another band member after he mentions that he wonders how she would look like in a uniform. She finds flight attendant academy to be difficult but manages to overcome various obstacles with a unique persistence. She slowly wins over her teachers and her fellow classmates.


Shōta Nakahara (中原 翔太 Nakahara Shōta?)
Shōta has always wanted to be a pilot on a commercial airliner but could not become one as he did not have perfect eyesight. He is still able to pilot light planes and takes Misaki on a trip during the series to cheer her up. His initial meeting with is in the first episode where she accuses him of stealing her train ticket. Reserved and quiet, he and Misaki initially do not get along however become close friends by the end of the series.


January 2007 special

A special was aired in January 2007. Misaki was given her first international assignment to Hawaii. In this special Misaki has to play matchmaker to bring two people together. At the end, Misaki gains the courage and is about to tell Shota that she likes him but it is interrupted with a rare green sunset, 'Green Flash' in Hawaii. That sunset foretells that a couple who sees the Green Flash will live happily together forever.

April 2008 special

There was a second special aired in April 2008. Misaki is imagining and dreaming herself as the top cabin attendant in the world. She almost goes in a conflict with a new trainee CA, who is serious. She then heads to Sydney with Wakamura and Sekiyama and goes into troubles with them as Misaki is trying to steal the spotlight for a blog on their airlines CA website. Meanwhile, Sekiyama has feelings for Tsutsumi, but gets upset when he's flirting with another woman while Wakamura was worried about her father's health. On the other hand, it is revealed that Shouta is in India.[2]


  • Aya Ueto - Yōko Misaki (Flight Attendant Trainee)
  • Ryo Nishikido - Shōta Nakahara (Flight Engineer)
  • Maya Miki - Tamaki Mikami (三神 たまきMikami Tamaki?) (Flight Attandent Trainee Instructor)
  • Saki Aibu - Yayoi Wakamura (若村 弥生 Wakamura Yayoi?) (Flight Attendant Trainee)
  • Misa Uehara - Saori Hirota (弘田 沙織 Hirota Saori?) (Flight Attendant Trainee)
  • Chihiro Otsuka - Yūki Sekiyama (関山 有紀 Sekiyama Yūki?) (Flight Attendant Trainee)
  • Fumiyo Kohinata (小日向 文世) - Shin'ya Sakurada (櫻田 信哉 Sakurada Shin'ya?) (Pilot)
  • Koutaro Koizumi - Shūsuke Tsutsumi (堤 修介 Tsutsumi Shūsuke?) (Inexperienced Pilot)
  • Yuko Fueki - Kaoru Asa (麻生 カオル Asa Kaoru?) (Senior Flight Attendant)
  • Minami Ootomo (大友 みなみ) - Haruka Higashino (東野 はるか Higashino Haruka?) (Flight Attendant Trainee)
  • Natsumi Nanase (七瀨 なつみ) - Asami Kinoshita (木下 朝美 Kinoshita Asami?) (Flight Attendant Trainee Instructor)
  • Mariko Takahashi - Reiko Kagawa (香川 麗子 Kagawa Reiko?) (ep.1-4)
  • Mantaro Koichi (小市 慢太郎) - Makoto Watanabe (渡辺 誠 Watanabe Makoto?) (Flight Engineer)
  • Kazuyuki Asano (淺野 和之) - Shōzo Wakamura (若村 昭三 Wakamura Shōzo?) (Noodle Shop Owner, Yayoi's father)
  • Jun Inoue (井上 順) - Shin'ichirō Dazai (太宰 晋一郎 Dazai Shin'ichirō?) (Department Head of Flight Attendant Trainee)
  • Yuuko Mano (真野 裕子) - Mizuho Murayama (村山 瑞穗 Murayama Mizuho?) (Senior Flight Attendant)
  • Natsuko Hoshino (星野 奈津子) - Rie Takemoto (竹本 理惠 Takemoto Rie?) (Flight Attendant Trainee)


  1. Video Research Ltd
  2. Script error

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