Student crushes on teachers are a pop culture staple (ask any Van Halen fan). In real life, they’re a minefield, with trip wires becoming ever more sensitive.

“Sensei Kunshu,” Momoko Koda’s hit manga about a teenage girl (Minami Hamabe) goo-goo-eyed over a handsome math teacher (Ryoma Takeuchi), harks back to the innocent days before YouTube exposes and Twitter autos-da-fe. Instead, schoolgirl fantasies rule, leavened by the comedy of awkwardness and embarrassment, exaggerated to the human limit. Want to see actors doing their darndest to imitate comic book characters? This is your film.

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