Anybody watch the Gokusen live-action Japanese show? I love it almost as much as Densha Otoko! (But never more, nothing ever will replace it!)
I know some people that actually go nuts for it, but it's not for me. I just didn't find the live-action version intresting enough. But the animated show is another thing. Like GTO and YUA, sometimes the animated versions are, well....more animated. Lots more stuff can happen cause there's no budget constraints,etc. If in the manga the story called for a hundred cars to blow up, the anime can match it.