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Shonan Junai Gumi!

Shonan Junai Gumi!

Alternative Titles

English: GTO: The Early Years
Synonyms: Shounan Junai Gumi, Shonan Pure Love Gang
Japanese: 湘南純愛組!


Type: Manga
Volumes: 31
Chapters: 267
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 1991 to Dec 1996
Authors: Fujisawa, Tohru (Story & Art)


Score: 8.221 (scored by 2460 users)
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Ranked: #4662
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #822
Members: 6,324
Favorites: 251

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Volumes: /31
Chapters: /267


Ekichi Onizuka and Ryuji Danma are members of infamous biker gang, 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.

(Source: ANN)


Shonan Junai Gumi! was published in the USA by the now-defunct Tokyopop as GTO: The Early Years. The Tokyopop release ended at Volume 10. Vertical Inc. eventually picked up the license for and finished printing the remaining volumes in 2012.

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Apr 4, 2015
How come people go all rampage when it's about GTO yet don't bother to read this Masterpiece of a Manga? Seriously, I don't even like Manga all that much, but this one was worth every second I've spent reading it.

This will be a rather short review because I usually tend to review stuff I hate, so I don't know what exactly to say when I have absolutely nothing to complain about.

The plot is, as you can guess, Onizuka's and Ryuuji's backstory, the lovabale delinquent-legends that no one would ever dare to mess with. They're feared by enemies, admired by their peers and were "kicked out read more
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Nov 3, 2012
First off I’m going to start by saying that this is a great manga and worth every bit of the time spent on it.

Shonan Junai Gumi is about two guys Ryuuji Danma and Eikichi Onizuka, The Oni-Baku duo that have a reputation for being the most badass fighters around. While they can definitely fight they do not have the same luck in picking up chicks which is where the story starts it’s self off. The duo moves to a new school for the possibility of finally getting some read more
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