Shonan Junai Gumi!

Young GTO

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Synonyms: Shounan Junai Gumi, Shounan Jun'ai-gumi!, Shonan Junai-gumi!, Pure Love Gang of Shounan
Japanese: 湘南純愛組!
English: Young GTO
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 5
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 21, 1994 to Jan 24, 1997
Producers: Japan Home Video
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff, Life Work
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy
Themes: DelinquentsDelinquents, SchoolSchool
Duration: 46 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.431 (scored by 1890618,906 users)
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Ranked: #20182
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Popularity: #3171
Members: 44,326
Favorites: 161


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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.

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Feb 6, 2022
The first 2 episodes of this really surprised me! I was expecting this to be pretty dark and fighting with yakuza, but its actually a good teenager series, with of course some fighting and action.
Ryuuji and Onizuka are welcoming duo, but even when they re not on the scene some characters are also good. I really feel they rushed it tho with episode 3 and 4 and episode 5 had an abrupt ending imo. But yeah its not that bad
I ll rate it a 7/10 but I can definetly fight u on and on that it s better than a lot of other shits even ...
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.

Unfortunately, circumstances make them revert back to their ...
Oct 29, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I, as many who found themselves watching this, must've surely at least enjoyed Great Teacher Onizuka to give this prequel (even tho, it's not really, since it came out earlier) a try. I suppose in all respects it can be considered GTO's younger brother. With GTO taking all of the spotlight and attention and also having a stronger narrative and cast of characters.

Whereas, in Shonan Jumai Gumi, the only two characters that I gave a damn about other than Onizuka were Ayumi and Ryuji. The Humor was all consistently funny, however, Story-wise this OVA instantly falls apart. With the Exception of Episode 3, this ...

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