A new student arrives at a high school, but she is not what she seems. Ayako Baba (Ryoko Yonekura) appears at the beginning of the new semester in April for the third-year high school students and says she’s a new student in the class. Although, Ayako wears the same school uniform, does her homework and participates in gym class, something is not quite right her. She arrives at school everyday in an expensive car. At breaks, she smokes in the teacher’s lounge. After school activities, she drinks a beer. As Ayako deals with issues like bullying, truancy and academic pressures, what is Ayako’s true identity and motive? “No Dropping Out: Back to School at 35” is a 2013 Japanese drama series directed by Noriyoshi Sakuma.