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: 7.391 (scored by 32063,206 users)
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Ranked: #21202
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Popularity: #5259
Members: 12,759
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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
Yamayoshi, Yasuo
Episode Director
Ooba, Hideaki
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 18, 2017
For the Japanese, Sakigake!! Otokojuku is a Cult Classic to the degree that any Japanese Otaku has either watched/read it or at least knows about it and can quote many of its memorable lines and the Memes it spawned(for example,"Minmei Publishing" is still quoted as the source of any outrageous statement about martial arts). It is popular to the degree that its manga's spinoffs are still going strong today,32 years after it started. For Western fans though, it is unfortunately a VERY underrated and underappreciated show that a lot more people imo should checkout.

So what is Sakigake!! Otokojuku? well, the 80s was the decade of ...
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 ...

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