Gakkyuu Houtei
School Judgment: Gakkyu Hotei
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Gakkyuu Houtei

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Synonyms: School Investigation Court, Gakkyu Hotei: School Judgement
Japanese: 学糾法廷
English: School Judgment: Gakkyu Hotei
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 24
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 1, 2014 to May 27, 2015
Genre: Mystery Mystery
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Obata, Takeshi (Art), Enoki, Nobuaki (Story)


Score: 6.611 (scored by 17121,712 users)
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Ranked: #143692
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Popularity: #4768
Members: 4,280
Favorites: 35

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As bullying continues to run rampant in the education system, the government implements the School Judgement System. All disputes shall be settled in court, with students acting as prosecutors and defense attorneys. To ensure this system runs fairly, certain students train in the arts of law, traveling from one school to another to take part in trials.

Accused of dismembering a beloved member of Tenbin Elementary's Class 6-3, Tento Nanahoshi finds himself in dire straits. Due to an established motive and foolproof evidence, the prosecutor prodigy Pine Hanzuki is sure to secure a conviction. Will Abaku Inugami, the transfer student sent to defend Tento, prevail against the odds, or will Tento be branded a criminal?

Illustrated by the artist of Death Note and Bakuman, Gakkyuu Houtei follows Inugami's efforts to exonerate his clients, utilizing his aptitude for "ronpa" —the ability to verbally destroy an opponent's argument.

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Gakkyuu Houtei was serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump up to its penultimate chapter published on May 11, 2015. The final chapter was published in Shounen Jump+.

VIZ Media simultaneously published the series in English as Gakkyu Hotei: School Judgement in their digital Weekly Shonen Jump. The publisher physically released the series as School Judgment: Gakkyu Hotei under their Shonen Jump imprint from February 2, 2016 to June 7, 2016. It has also been published in Spanish as Los Juicios Escolares since May 5, 2016 and in French as School Judgment since November 4, 2016.



Jan 30, 2019
So Courtroom Life With School Twist?

This title says it all doesn't it!! This manga was very stead throughout it making it one my favourite series. I love the notion of children being defenders/ prosecutors/ judges in there own classroom session. There was sight comedy with mix of seriousness in the background story-line. I actually learn a lot about the courtroom and different lawyer language in the manga series which I really enjoy, sometimes it fun to read for enjoyment but also to learn too. That being said this great manga series for middle age to teens to have fun way to learn about ...
Jul 29, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Gakkyuu Houtei is somewhat difficult to classify. It belongs to the mystery, psychological, and (dark) comedy genres, and is a very unpredictable work. If you like Phoenix Wright, you came to the right manga. It follows the line 'yeah, advocacy can be very cool, entertaining and shonen-like!', and mixes serious themes (just wait to see as the end of the story approaches) with childish themes and elementary school problems.

The author uses irony and changes in the points of view to deceive the reader to always think something a lot darker than what is really happening. You'll understand me when you read the chapter about the ...

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