I happy to say that I ended up enjoying this drama from start to finish. Definitely a good series to get back into watching J-dramas once again.
Overall I was quite glad to see that these characters did not fade into the background and remained important throughout the series. It really drove home that the change that happened with them was not superficial and their battles with Kamen Teacher truly did affect them.
Overall I really enjoyed this series. It is the kind that I would have no trouble going back to rewatch later if I ever have the time. It also shows what a show in this genre is capable of if more thought is put into it. I hope that the movie will not disappoint, as I cannot see how this would work in a much shorter time span.
With this series done I will be moving onto the next late night NTV series, 49 soon. With any luck I may finally catch up before the summer is over.