MANLY MANGA ON PAR WITH FIST OF THE NORTH STAR!!!
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 series 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, J, Toramaru, & the comic relief trio Hidemaro, Tazawa & Matsuo. The theme of the show is to become a better person who bear masculine ideologies such as guts, friendship, & tenacity. The beginning of the manga is gag arc where we get to learn of the outrageous training students have to endure such as marching through buildings, doing push ups to avoid getting blazed by flame throwers, boxing with spiked gloves, fight Moby Dick & even play a death battle of rugby.
Quite early on, the series shifts into shonen battles where our main cast fights a rival school & eventually face their third years in mortal combat. Most of the battles don't contain super powers but deliver bizarre martial arts & intense savagery. School spirit has never been so impressive where even the comic relief characters have badass scenes.
The only real flaw to this series are when characters who died make miraculous returns but still manages to deliver those MANLY TEARS.
I highly recommend watching the 34 ep anime first as it features a Kikuchi score (Dragon Ball, Dr Slump) & being done by Toei heavily resembles Fist Of The North Star. It's a shame that the anime stops right before the best arc of the series.
The GREATEST TOURNAMENT ARC in shonen history is found in this manga! From chapter 70 onwards the manga covers a 16 Man VS 16 Man tournament. 16 people per team definitely sounds outrageous & thrilling for a tourny but guess what? The arc doesn't have 2 teams... it has 32 participants each with a team of 16 characters. @_@ That's a lot of fights.