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Synonyms: Gangster Teacher
Japanese: ごくせん


Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 156
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 15, 1999 to Feb 15, 2007
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Delinquents Delinquents, Organized Crime Organized Crime, School School, Workplace Workplace
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: YOU
Authors: Morimoto, Kozueko (Story & Art)


Score: 8.091 (scored by 64836,483 users)
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Ranked: #5482
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Popularity: #1004
Members: 15,581
Favorites: 423

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Fresh out of college, Kumiko "Yankumi" Yamaguchi becomes a math teacher at an all-boys high school. Unfortunately for her, she's assigned by the school board as the homeroom teacher for class 3-D, which happens to be the class of delinquent students. When the class attempts to make a living hell out of Yankumi's career, they fail as her persistence and aggression gain her respect. However, little does anyone in the school know that Yankumi is actually heir to the Kuroda Ikka—one of Tokyo's most powerful yakuza clans.

(Source: ANN)


Gokusen was adapted into three-season live-action TV drama by Nippon Television that aired in 2002, 2005 and 2008. A live-action movie that followed the drama's storyline was released in 2009.

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Jul 7, 2011
Gokusen: A manga that I just can't help but go back to and read over and over again. I dont know why I love it so freaking much. I mean its my favourite manga despite the Mediocre art and the weird style its drawn in. Im still trying to figure out how I, being a giant shoujo fan, Favourite manga is A Josei. Dont get me wrong I like Josei manga to I just dont read it as much which is why Im baffled! What I DO know though is that any person who loves a light hearted story with tons of comedy would love ...
Nov 3, 2021
It's tough for me to describe just how much I love this manga. I have read it at least four or five times at this point, over and over again over the course of the past 6 or 7 years. I don't write this review strictly to recommend this manga, more to try and articulate why I like it. By all means, go read it, but just so you know, I'm writing this review sort of just for me (sorry?).

This manga single handedly made me watch the entire existing video canon of this IP. I have seen all three seasons of the J-drama (twice), the ...
Apr 26, 2012
I've already seen the drama (and loved it, well Gokusen 1 at least with its glorious Shinkumi and amazing Nakama Yukie/Matsujun chemistry), so I thought I'd read the manga too.

The art is ... LOL, but the story is good. It's a teeny bit repetitive with Yankumi always saving the day, saving the delinquents of her class from troubled paths, beating down all the gangsters, etc, but it's still a fun read no matter how repetitive. There's more Shinkumi development in the manga than the drama, which I enjoyed very much. I don't care how scandalous it is; the Shinkumi is the best ...

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