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: 7.421 (scored by 1931919,319 users)
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Ranked: #20972
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Popularity: #3238
Members: 45,362
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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)


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Hayase, Hiroyuki
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Satou, Ikurou
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Nov 24, 2009
well, obviously this is the prequel to GTO, i got lucky and was able to get it off the net and got a chance to watch it, i think now its pretty difficult to get it. anyway its not as good as GTo, but it's a treat to find out the troubles that Onizuka and his friends get in.

as for story goes, its not the best nor it makes "real" sense, but it was sure enjoyable, partly cuz i am a GTO fan.
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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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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