Sakigake!! Otokojuku

Charge!! Men's Private School

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Be A Man! Samurai School
Japanese: 魁!!男塾
English: Charge!! Men's Private School
More titles


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 35123,512 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #21222
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5426
Members: 14,026
Favorites: 111

Available At


Ranked #2122Popularity #5426Members 14,026
Add to My List
Episodes: /34


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.

(Source: ANN)


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"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


Feb 6, 2023
Do you face a scenario where you enjoyed something a lot but yet deep down you know it has too much flaws to ignore.
This is that kind of anime for me.
Mild spoilers ahead
The anime started to be very good like Gintama level but at better pacing,Initially the atmosphere was fun and the obstacle seemed threatening ,the tension felt real.
Sadly the common shounen troupe of fakeout hindered it.
It shifted its gear from high school fight to battle type arc but once we know that everything is fakeout I couldn't appreciate it completely.I felt moved after certain moments only to be revealed that character was ...
Mar 16, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I'll just say it flat out. I don't think this show is all that good. There are a few factors that are keeping me from giving it a lower score, it has SOME memorable moments. Like when Ryu runs on the legendary treadmill of death, that's not what it's called, but I'm calling it that anyway; very fitting. And it also has SOME good fights. Like Kenshiro w/sword vs. Bigger Kenshiro w/bigger sword. I'd call it a cock fight, but I'm above that (^w^). The reason why Japan gets so many earthquakes is because it's the sound of the character's massive swinging logs slamming against ...
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 ...

Interest Stacks

25 Entries · 8 Restacks
20 Entries · 10 Restacks


Recent News

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Sakigake!! Otokojuku Episode 8 Discussion
xxxHaleyxxx - Apr 2, 2014
9 repliesby Deidara137 »»
Dec 4, 6:51 PM
Poll: Sakigake!! Otokojuku Episode 30 Discussion
Avenger-senpai - May 19, 2015
5 repliesby Mahbub_redfield »»
Oct 13, 7:43 AM
Poll: Sakigake!! Otokojuku Episode 27 Discussion
Avenger-senpai - May 18, 2015
4 repliesby Mahbub_redfield »»
Oct 12, 11:29 PM
Poll: Sakigake!! Otokojuku Episode 6 Discussion
Nanodesu - Dec 25, 2010
9 repliesby satchoff »»
Jul 31, 9:58 AM
Poll: Sakigake!! Otokojuku Episode 4 Discussion
pickboy87 - Dec 16, 2010
15 repliesby breddie_sucks »»
Jul 5, 8:35 AM