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Gokusen  
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Description
Fresh out of college, Kumiko "Yankumi" Yamaguchi becomes a math teacher at an all-boys high school. Unfortunately for her, she's assigned by the school board as the homeroom teacher for class 2-D, which happens to be the class of delinquent students. When the class attempts to make a living hell out of Yankumi's career, they fail as her persistence and aggression gain their respect. However, little does anyone in the school know that Yankumi is actually heir to the Kuroda Group - one of Tokyo's most powerful yakuza clans.

Gokusen Kanketsuhen consists of:
- 2008 special
- 2009 special
- Uchi chapter (Unscanlated)
- Halloween special
- 4-koma segments (Unscanlated)

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
ごくせん
極道の先生
Gokudo no Sensei

Groups Scanlating
Bishounen Project
Completely Oblivious
Impossibility
Null
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Latest Release(s)
c.Special 3 by Null & Bishounen Project (1902d ago)
c.Special 2 by Null & Bishounen Project (1974d ago)
c.Special 1 by Null & Bishounen Project (2059d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes + Gokusen Kanketsuhen (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 7, Chap 7

User Reviews
Gokusen by celinae

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7 topics, 44 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1251 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.74 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 3rd 2016, 6:13pm PST


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Year
1999

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
YOU (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #258 decreased(-1)
Monthly Pos #223 increased(+5)
3 Month Pos #208 increased(+15)
6 Month Pos #217 increased(+17)

List Stats
On 1610 reading lists
On 1196 wish lists
On 2516 completed lists
On 128 unfinished lists
On 555 custom lists

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Forum Posts
A spoiler Question 898 days, 18 hours, 58 minutes ago
Is this really not fully scanlated? pls answer 927 days, 9 hours, 19 minutes ago
licensing 1183 days, 4 hours, 16 minutes ago
Awesomeness 1258 days, 18 hours, 31 minutes ago
need a little help re: Gokusen 1258 days, 18 hours, 36 minutes ago

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The Thing is...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bine
January 18th, 2016, 8:24am
This is my favourite manga. I'm saying this first, because it doesn't have a lot of features that bring people to read manga. The art is very different and reminiscent of older shounen manga, even though it is obviously written for a female audience. The guys are mainly ugly bruisers.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The main couple doesn't even kiss.

There are a lot of omakes that don't make any sense at all (There's suddenly a dog wearing clothes. He's in many of the extras, and I have no idea why.)

However:
This manga is about outcasts and societies rejects.
It's about the problems you face when you look different, behave differently, have an accent, or a dialect. It's about how people that have let you down, should not have.
It's about hope in the face of prejudice.
Every single character in this manga has a different face, different mannerism, and you can tell. The art may be simplified, but it makes the ugly bruiser that much more distinct from each other, and also other manga. The main love interests are pretty to look at, but they get plenty of backlash from that anyway.

This is a manga that makes friendship and love between characters obvious, without resorting to telling
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(or showing, to reiterate: The main couple does not even kiss. But despite that, there's absolutely no doubt that they end up together.)

Of course, there's plenty of high-school shenanigans and (dirty, sometimes funny, but most often really hilarious) jokes, but there's also the trouble of going to university, finding a job, being accused of yakuza, actually becoming a criminal -- there is so much depth in every page (and then they draw a beard with marker on their sensei. Or photoshop a hot bod on their headshot picture)

I have so much love for this goddamn manga. I loved it when I was 14, and I love it now that I'm 24. And it was definitely written just for me.

Just so you know: Of course I watched all of the adaptions. And there are some touching moments, and all the live-action stars are pretty cute. But the manga made me cry and a page later laugh out loud in hilarity.
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Just Look Past the Art   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sarin68
March 26th, 2015, 5:23pm
Gokusen is long but worth the read. There's filler and some boring parts but the best parts are worth it. The ending was perfect and had me laughing out loud even the second time I read it. The bonus chapters at the end are just as adorable.
Not one of the best romances, but cute nonetheless and the comedy is more important anyway. Hell, even the action is good to me. Yankumi is an amazing teacher and her students are amazing, especially Shin of course.
The art gets better as the story progresses though never gets to be perfect. I like it, but I'm pretty forgiving on that front. I think if you can look past the art style then it's definitely worth the read.
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Rather dry   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Neofit
December 3rd, 2014, 2:12pm
This series just does not take the "yakuza heiress" premise far enough to make it feel as relevant as it should. It is reminiscent of GTO, however it doesn't have the same level of humor or wild antics that series had. It feels monotonous and while it does have some potentially interesting narratives that would have been fun to see develop, it ends too early for them to have an impact and the sudden romantic development at the end felt rushed and unconvincing.
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LOVE IT TO DEATH!!!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by mana_tears
November 27th, 2014, 9:15am
Gosh, it's not like this is the first time I've red/watched this series (its infect the million time XDDwink, Oh, Shinkumi my heart is just~~~Kyaaaa I want more!!! This Manga/Anime/Jdrama are PERFECT and it's sad that there aren't anything like it anywhere. Thanks to this manga I got sooo into the OlderFem and YoungerMa thing, but all I found in other mangas: Smut, silly plot, more smut, lame ENDINGS *sigh*

Wish there was more, this manga is EPIC!
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Nostalgia   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by bull3thole
October 16th, 2014, 1:36am
I remember watching the anime years ago when I only watched anime. I finally get the finish this because the the anime only covers half of the manga. I like that the teacher is female and a strong one at that. I was surprised how the art was different from the anime, but it does get better after each volume.

The ending was okay, but I thought it could have been better. Everything started to wrap up in 5-10 chapters and I felt it was kind of rushed. For the romance, there aren't much build up between the characters and you only really see some romance between the characters near the end of the manga. For me, it's more of a comedy manga then a romance one.

Overall, I like it. I only give this a 8/10 because some chapters are fillers. The author could have used those chapters to make a better ending.
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Wonderful, Original and Heart-warming   
Rating: N/A
by Disremembrance
May 23rd, 2014, 1:15am
I loved this series overall, and the students became so entertaining after a while.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
90% of the time it was the female lead who ended up saving the male(s), and that was quite refreshing.
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Don't miss out!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by F0rcefi3ld
May 15th, 2014, 2:41pm
Reminds me of Tokyo Crazy Paradise (only because I read that first), but with a little less emphasis on romance. I agree with all the other comments that says how great this manga is. Go read it if you haven't!

Well, I forgot what else I wanted to add, but I'll come back to edit this comment. Conclusively, to describe this manga in one word: WONDERFUL.

... Last updated on May 15th, 2014, 2:42pm
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MY FAVORITE THING EVER   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
January 21st, 2014, 1:34am
oh dear.

Shin is the love of my life. And I adore the overwhelming chemistry between Shin and Yamaguchi!! They are so perfect for each other in my eyes even though the spicier scenes don't even start until wayyyy later in the series!!

Yamaguchi is also a wonderful human being. She is hilarious omg.

And the lawyer dude is amusing as well. Although he never did much as the third wheel, I love him as a character on his own. He is relatable, and his actions are more understandable than the actions of typical third wheelers out there in the shoujo world.

All in all, this manga is the love of my life....so much that I watched the anime and Japanese live adaption starring Jun Matsumoto (this was how I fell in love with Jun too...ha ha ha)

... Last updated on January 21st, 2014, 1:37am
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Good but...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by PZcolo
August 11th, 2013, 3:34pm
This was a great series in some aspects, fun, entertaining, some action, good characters... but at the same time if fails in a few important points, imo the ending sucks, in more than one way
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basically, because Shinohara and Shin don't really compete in the end. Luckily the specials came out but even so there is a gap and a very important one which is not covered, so it goes from Shin confessing straight to them dating already or something like that, it's not very clear, and that sucks imo
and second, because it dragged more than necessary, there are a lot of fillerish things going on of zero importance, if the author had so much chapters to waste, a decent ending would have been a way better choice.

... Last updated on October 4th, 2015, 7:00am
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Great all-round   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by XileDragon
January 1st, 2013, 7:21am
This manga is one of the rare works that can be called 'complete'. It truly never does let you down, as 99% of mangas do. It was entertaining, comedic and touching. It has one of the more satisfying endings (including the special chapters following the main storyline), but it still leaves you wanting for more. That just shows how great it is.

For those commenting on the art, I was one of those who originally dropped it because I couldn't get used to the art. But once I picked it up again and got over it, I have to say that there is not much to regret. Wonderful manga from this author.
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