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Shonan Junai Gumi!

Shonan Junai Gumi!

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Synonyms: Shounan Junai Gumi, Shounan Jun'ai-gumi!, Shonan Junai-gumi!, Pure Love Gang of Shounan, Young GTO
Japanese: 湘南純愛組!


Type: OVA
Episodes: 5
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 21, 1994 to Jan 24, 1997
Producers: J.C.Staff
Genres: Action, Comedy, School
Duration: 50 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
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Eikichi Onizuka and Ryuji Danma are members of infamous biker duo, the Oni Baku. When not out riding around, they can be found in school, trying to pick up young women. This is the story of the young Onizuka, who would later become the greatest teacher in Japan, and his partner Ryuji in their quest to lose their virginity and reach maturity.

They are widely feared bosozoku, and are known for their tenacity and viciousness in a fight. However, this lifestyle does not exactly endear them to the opposite gender, so they decide to change their ways. However, this is easier said than done.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Bad Company, Shonan Junai Gumi!
Sequel: Great Teacher Onizuka

Characters & Voice Actors

Danma, Ryuuji
Danma, Ryuuji
Hori, Hideyuki
Hori, Hideyuki
Onizuka, Eikichi
Onizuka, Eikichi
Futamata, Issei
Futamata, Issei
Sawaki, Ikuya
Sawaki, Ikuya
Yamazaki, Wakana
Yamazaki, Wakana


Takenouchi, Kazuhisa
Miyamae, Mitsuharu
Art Director
Fujisawa, Tohru
Original Creator
Sudou, Masatomo
Character Design

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Feb 20, 2009
I am a huge fan of the Great Teacher Onizuka manga and anime, so I knew I had to check this show out. Shonan Junai Gumi is actually a prequel to the popular GTO, but not nearly as well known. It is a look into the life of Onizuka and his friend Ryuji back in high school, when they were known as the feared biker duo, Oni-Baku. Filled with action, fighting, and humor, this show is a great way for GTO fans to get a bit more Onizuka, and give those new to the series their first taste of this great character.

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Sep 20, 2014
Based on the manga by Fujisawa Tooru, Shounan Junai Gumi, also known as GTO The Early Years in America tells the high school days of Onizuka Eikichi and Danma Ryuji when they were the infamous and (the nearly) invincible duo known as the Onibaku. Initially, the Onibaku leave their school to transfer to a new one in hopes of starting fresh and abandoning their delinquent ways in the ultimate hope of teenage conquest, to get laid. To help in their attempt at reformation, they get part-time jobs at the beach and there they meet two young ladies.

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Very similar situations and character personality, must watch if you have seen one of them. You might feel the blond guy in Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! are cheating but after the first EP and half of the second EP you will change your mind.
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Sex crazed youths trying to find their next ambition. The '90s sure was a single-minded time.

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