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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)


Related Series
Deka Wanko (Alternate Story)

Associated Names

Groups Scanlating
Bishounen Project
Completely Oblivious

Latest Release(s)
c.Special 3 by Null & Bishounen Project over 7 years ago
c.Special 2 by Null & Bishounen Project over 7 years ago
c.Special 1 by Null & Bishounen Project over 7 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes + Gokusen Kanketsuhen (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews
Gokusen by celinae

7 topics, 44 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1351 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 20th 2017, 10:38am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
YOU (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

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6 Month Pos #88 decreased(-5)
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Forum Posts
A spoiler Question over 4 years ago
Is this really not fully scanlated? pls answer over 4 years ago
licensing over 5 years ago
Awesomeness over 5 years ago
need a little help re: Gokusen over 5 years ago

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It's GTO lite so far.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by drunkguy
March 11th, 2008, 5:43pm
Not much perversion and not as dark as the GTO manga. That said, the stories have a unique character, containing elements from romance mangas, martial arts and of course GTO.
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A Lot of Fun   
Rating: N/A
by smashinginred
October 5th, 2008, 11:07pm
What a great manga! Don't expect life changing, earth shattering, soul-deep stuff here. Instead, expect to find yourself greatly entertained with endearing characters, honest humor, character-driven plots and little hints of something more between Shin and Yankumi.

If you've seen the drama, the manga is hardly like it. There's a lot more fighting and yakuza-centered plots and, I feel, a more interesting relationship between Shin and Yankumi. (Not to mention, the entire 3-D class doesn't all move around together like a herd...) Yankumi isn't as clumsy or as into making cheesy speeches and crying all the time. Also, I miss Kuma's ridiiiiculous scooter that Shin would hop rides on, haha.

I've only watched up to episode 9 of season 1, but so far Shin and Yankumi don't at all interact the way they do in the manga. In the manga, Shin sleeps on the school roof a lot and Yankumi often bursts in on him asking for advice (yeah, she asks for his ADVICE--haven't seen that in the drama yet!). He isn't as confrontational in the manga (the only time he really got pissed at Yankumi was when she told him to butt out of her yakuza life). He often tries to save her but ironically, he always gets beaten up and she ends up saving him.

Anyway, I'm not at all dissing the drama. I don't think it has to copy the manga to be good and I enjoy it for its unique interpretation of Gokusen. However, I vastly prefer Shin and Yankumi in the manga.

... Last updated on October 5th, 2008, 11:43pm
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Agreed Louisa.   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by bjorie
March 10th, 2008, 8:05pm
I watched Gokusen the drama first, and it was really good.
But I'm sure if I had read it first in manga, I would have hated it.
It's really a hilarious story, and has me laughing all the time. At first, I hated the art, but now I'm actually growing to love it. ^^ I'm happy that many chapters have been coming out recently. I'm amazed it hasn't been licensed, its so good. o.o;
Watch the drama first, though (only season one, rest were... eh.).
-My only problem with gokusen, is it gets a little preachy at times.

... Last updated on March 10th, 2008, 8:07pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by vkoi
September 13th, 2009, 1:04am
At first, the art is hard to look at, but you won't care because you'll be shaking with laughter. After awhile, the art gets marginally better, and you stop noticing any faults in it because the characters are so developed, unique, and likeable. Oh, and you'll still be shaking with laughter.

For being so long, this series really keeps the pace up without feeling repetitious or as though it's trying to stretch itself out and getting pulled thin. Yankumi, is a great, strong female character. She doesn't just melt down when convenient for the plotline, nor is she completely without flaw. She has developed, understandable weaknesses just as her strength is complex and it's source illuminated.

The only regrettable thing is Shin's lack of facial expression. He's so stoic! Though sometimes this becomes a great (unintended?) comic effect.

I highly, highly recommend Gokusen. Lively plot, spiced with action, a little awkward romance, totally funny.
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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.)

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
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
(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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Oriolidae
May 18th, 2010, 10:09am
This series is EPIC ... I read it continuously for two days - and I laughed hard ... REALLY hard for those two days too. This manga is indescribably awesome, and the art grows on you. Actually the art fits Gokusen perfectly and the pace is good and engrossing.

Normally I would prefer more bishounens and a straightforward romance, but Gokusen just drew me in and completely made me forget my usual manga preferences. The faces of the characters are SO funny at times, and Sawada is a great contrast to these with his stone face. And Kumiko ... rocks! I ADORE when she makes her 'HAAAAA?'-face at people irritating her.

The only time I was a bit annoyed was when Fuji (spelled like this?), the yakuza dog, dragged Sawada on random side track adventures... Kinda irritating having to leave the main story like that. Lol. It was SO random... And actually, it was funny anyways.

Gokusen deserves 10 / 10. It totally took me by surprise. And now I am C R A V I N G for the last releases of volume 15. Please, someone; scanlate the last chapters so that I can depart peacefully. Ehehehe! Edit: The last chapter = haaaaah? Could have been better.

Note: The best chapter was the one about the Kamiyami festival. HAHAHAHA!

... Last updated on June 7th, 2010, 12:24pm
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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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Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
by BimboSilly
November 16th, 2007, 6:54am
One of my all time fave mangas. Just the right amount of everything I like, comedy, action, simple-not-delving-in-heavy-stuff, not ornate, and a hint of romance. A manga worth reading regardless of gender or age.

EDIT:- Read at least first 10 volumes of GTO, dont know why people r crazy on that manga. Its about a perverted teach who doesnt even think its morally incorrect to slober over his female students. and always the same, female students r in trouble and he saves them. I cant imagine y people compare Gokusen to GTO

... Last updated on August 22nd, 2008, 6:59am
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yakuzas are so cool!   
Rating: N/A
by fairoz
November 29th, 2008, 7:51am
I would say that after reading the manga (rather than after watching the jdorama itself), I was so interested in the life of yakuzas. Anyhow, I think the jdorama's 3rd installment would have been better if they've stick to the original manga plot since the manga's over.

In the manga, the story revolved around Yankumi and Shin. It would have been romantic. Hahah. The jdorama was funny and has conveyed enough advices regarding how students must live their life but nonetheless, it would been a lot better if the jdorama's plot was about Shin and Yankumi's yakuza life. biggrin
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love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by imt0203
August 25th, 2008, 12:04pm
The drawings and the situations in this manga would make u lol.
This is a very funny imo and in many ppl's opinion as i see here. The drawing is strange and so hilarious sometimes. The story is nothing similar to gto, ppl just compare them cuz yankumi and onizuka are both crazy teachers. I personally love this series and reccomend it to everyone

... Last updated on August 25th, 2008, 12:08pm
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