The Gokusen

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Japanese: ごくせん
English: The Gokusen
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2004 to Mar 31, 2004
Premiered: Winter 2004
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:23 (JST)
Producers: VAP, Studio Jack
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: DelinquentsDelinquents, Organized CrimeOrganized Crime, SchoolSchool, WorkplaceWorkplace
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.401 (scored by 2101721,017 users)
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Ranked: #21882
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Popularity: #3175
Members: 45,458
Favorites: 234


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Episodes: /13


Kumiko Yamaguchi is smart, enthusiastic, and ready to start her dream job as a math teacher at Shirokin Academy. But as her first day opens on atrocious students and cowering teachers, Kumiko realizes that the all-boys high school is a cesspool of delinquents with no intention of improving themselves.

However, what her rowdy students don't know is that behind her dorky facade, Kumiko is the acting head of a powerful yakuza clan, and she has the skills to prove it! Capable of overpowering even the strongest of gangsters in seconds, Kumiko must keep her incredible strength and criminal influence a secret in order to keep her job. Unfortunately, with the vice principal constantly trying to get her fired and Shin Sawada, the leader of her class of delinquents, suspecting she's stronger than she lets on, Kumiko has a difficult teaching career ahead of her.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kobayashi, Mikiko
Assistant Producer
Satou, Yuuzou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


Opening Theme

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"Honto no Kotoba (My Real Word)" by Foot Stamp

Ending Theme

"Onoremichi (My Road)" by Aki Yashiro


Nov 26, 2007
Along the lines of GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka), this anime focuses on an unorthodox teacher and her unmanageable class... well, they're unmanageable until they realize how bad-ass she is and she helps bring out their inner "good kid." ;)

Original? No. The best ever? No. Amusing? Sometimes. Entertaining? Enough.

Yankumi is trying to balance her goals to be a high school teacher and her life as the future head of a crime family. (In other words, the hoodlums and punks in her class aren't so tough compared to her.) Everyone's kind of someone you've seen before -- ...
Jun 27, 2008
Mixed Feelings

Gokusen is about a nerdy looking female teacher named Kumiko Yamaguchi. It's her first day on the job and she got the unlucky duty of teaching the rowdiest class in the school. Unbeknown to the students that they are in for one "hell" of a teacher.

Story - (FAIR)
The story has been done redone and overdone through out the years from actual feature length films to multiple instances in anime. One thing about this one is it doesn't try too hard to be different from the rest, unless you can count a talking dog and a nerdy female crime boss. Throughout every episode it'll pretty ...
Jan 2, 2018
Alright. Long story short it is a different take on idea from Great Teacher Onizuka, except it is significantly less interesting. This time we have a yakuza boss girl posing as a teacher in a school full of problematic students. She tries to hide her yakuza origin, because that will get her fired....

Basically, same premise or similar premise as Onizuka, except poorly executed and with weaker characters. Story uses many very predictable events, characters act in stereotypical and predictable moment, and antagonists are resembling cartoon villains. Also... that annoying dog. Sigh.

Detailed breakdown below.

Story: 3/10. It is weak and not very interesting. The premise is ...

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