Sakigake!! Otokojuku

Charge!! Men's Private School

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Be A Man! Samurai School
Japanese: 魁!!男塾
English: Charge!! Men's Private School
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Type: TV
Episodes: 34
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 25, 1988 to Nov 14, 1988
Premiered: Winter 1988
Broadcast: Mondays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: Lantis
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy
Themes: DelinquentsDelinquents, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.411 (scored by 35683,568 users)
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Ranked: #21862
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Popularity: #5472
Members: 14,227
Favorites: 112

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Otokojuku: a private school for juvenile delinquents that were previously expelled from normal schools. At this school, Japanese chivalry is taught through feudal and military fundamentals. Similar to an action film, the classes are overwhelmed by violence. Only those who survive it become true men.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nishizawa, Nobutaka
Ooba, Hideaki
Episode Director
Yamayoshi, Yasuo
Episode Director
Arisako, Toshihiko
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Yogorechimatta Kanashimi ni... (汚れちまった悲しみに・・・)" by SEPIA

Ending Theme

"Ikujidai Arimashite (幾時代ありまして)" by SEPIA


Apr 9, 2014
Sakigake Otokojuku is the world's MANLIEST school where students refine their manhood in the most masculine & over the top way possible! That's the gist of it but it can offer more to those who already acquired MANIME tastes. For example if you're a fan of Fist Of The North Star, then Otokojuku pays a huge tribute to the series in terms of action & character designs.

If you're not a fan of masculine shows then there might not be much to offer but I'll offer some insight. The story follows the schools newly appointed 1st years where our main cast consists of Momotaro, Togashi, ...
Jul 31, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Sakigake!! Otokojuku Review
Now I understand that this isn't Fist of North Star which you can obviously see the resemblance and is also most likely the reason Toei decided to pick up this series to do an anime adaptation for because they were obviously trying to create another Fist of the North Star so it's not surprising if this was their plan.

Story (5/10) Average
The Story starts off like how a lot of anime starts off (which I don't mind), this is a slow start with a combination of introducing characters and episodic arguably filler comedic episodes in between. Then once it gets all of the character ...
Nov 16, 2021
Taking place in a school full of crazy people and events,the story starts episodic and then develops story arcs like most old school shounen,which repeats it again and again just in a different coat of paint.

Just when you think it starts to get good,it skips or rushes things,then undoes everything at the end of the arc to return to the status quo.

To top it of it ends with a recap.

They all look like Hokuto no Ken characters so if you like the artstyle then good for you,the soundtrack was nothing special,just ok,animation was mediocre outside of some decent moments that don't last long.

Most characters are ...

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