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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!

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.181 (scored by 1836 users)
Ranked: #5642
Popularity: #781
Members: 4,545
Favorites: 181
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Popular Tags

comedy shounen

Synopsis

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!

Characters

 Ryuuji
Danma, Ryuuji
Main
 Nagisa
Nagase, Nagisa
Main
 Eikichi
Onizuka, Eikichi
Main
 Machida
Machida
Supporting
 Yuna
Yuna
Supporting
 Natsumi
Natsumi
Supporting
 Junya
Akutsu, Junya
Supporting



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Jun 8, 2014
short_review
- "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
xXjondudeXx
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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Similar high school setting, similar high school delinquents and similar toilet humor. If your looking to read something with fast paced action and a strong male delinquent who's mind is pretty much set on losing his virginity, then both series will definitely be of interest. Shonan Junai Gumi is set around Eikichi Onizuka(who later becomes GTO) and his gang of toughs in high school, whilst Kenka Shoubai is about Satou Juubee who is sought out to be the toughest in his school. Both are hilarious and will have you laughing from chapter to chapter with their crude humor.

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