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Shonan Junai Gumi! (Manga)

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: 8.191 (scored by 1873 users)
Ranked: #5482
Popularity: #783
Members: 4,650
Favorites: 185
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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)

Related Manga

Prequel: Bad Company
Sequel: GTO
Spin-off: Shonan Seven
Adaptation: Shonan Junai Gumi!


Danma, Ryuuji
Nagase, Nagisa
Onizuka, Eikichi
Akutsu, Junya

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Jun 8, 2014
- "A six... some?
- Yeah, four, six, there is not much difference!
- Are you going to stick it in her ear?
- What?" (Onizuka & Ryuji, vol 27)

Before Onizuka the Teacher, there was Onizuka the Bōsōzoku, and before Tōru Fujisawa drawed GTO, he drawed Shonan Junai Gumi. Unfortunately too few people know that. This manga is gold and one of the first I ever read.

Story and characters : 9,5

Young GTO is the story of the Onibaku Combii, Eikichi Onizuka and Ryuji Danma, two teenagers with a great sense of justice who love to fight, ride motorbikes and also ... have absolutely no chance with girls while 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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User Recommendations

Shonan Junai Gumi and Crows have quite a lot of similarities. Both deal with delinquents and gangs being formed in high school. There is strong focus on character development in both series and former foes becoming friends is recurring theme as well. If you liked either of them I think you would like the other as well.
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they aren't very alike but are great to read

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