IMW – Gokusen 2

I’m sure you’re wondering why, this is coming after the whole review is out already, I made a mistake while scheduling the post, so it looks like a mess now. THIS was suppose to SHOW UP FIRST, but I tried doing some damage control…….


I was supposed to buddy watch it, which I actually did, but I marathoned the other seasons, specials and movie and I was done in 4 days or so.  I’m sure someone is wondering, why the heck did she marathon them all. Firstly, season 1 has Oguri Shun, season 2 – Kamenashi Kazuya and season 3 – Miura Haruma; that’s ENOUGH reason to not only watch, but marathon the whole series ^_^. Don’t worry I’m still sane lol!!!


Details —-
Title: ごくせん
Title (romaji): Gokusen
Genre: Comedy, School
Broadcast network: NTV

Production Credits—
Original writing (manga): Gokusen by Morimoto Kozueko (森本梢子)
Screenwriter: Egashira Michiru, Yokota Rie, Matsuda Yuko
Producer: Kato Masatoshi
Director: Sato Toya, Otani Taro, Takahashi Naoharu (高橋直治)
Music: Oshima Michiru

Season 1
 

Episodes: 12 + Special (Graduation)
Theme song: Feel Your Breeze by V6

Cast
Nakama Yukie – Yamaguchi Kumiko (Yankumi / Ojou / Kumicho) (Math Teacher/Class 3D adviser)
Matsumoto Jun –  Sawada Shin
Namase Katsuhisa – Sawatari Goro, Kyoto (School Vice Principal)
Utsui Ken –  Kuroda Ryuichiro (Kumiko’s grandpa / 3rd Generation Oedo Yakuza Boss)
Anan Kenji –  Wakamatsu Hiro
Kaneko Ken –  Asakura Tetsu
Uchiyama Shinji –  Tatsukawa Minoru
Ryogoku Hiroshi –  Sugawara Makoto
Oguri Shun –  “Uchi” / Uchiyama Haruhiko
Waki Tomohiro –  “Kuma” / Kumai Teruo
Narimiya Hiroki –  Noda Takeshi
Ishigaki Yuma –  Minami Yoichi
Ito Misaki –  Fujiyama Shizuka (English Teacher)
Nakazawa Yuko –  Kawashima Kikuno (School Nurse)



Synopsis
The story of a young, idealistic teacher who enters Shirokin Gakuen with hopes of making a difference in the students’ lives. However, Yamaguchi Kumiko (Nakama Yukie) is in for a rude awakening when she finds that she will be the homeroom teacher of 3-D, the hardest class to maintain in the school. The students have multi-colored hair, sloppy uniforms, and show absolutely no respect to her. The leader of the class, Sawada Shin is lazy but bright and shows some interest in Yamaguchi when he notices that she is very different from other teachers. The students try to bully her to make her quit, but their attempts don’t get them very far.
What the class and the rest of the school does not know is that Yamaguchi Kumiko is actually the 4th generation heir to the Ooedo Group, a notorious yakuza clan. Even though her family would like her to take the title of Ojou when her grandfather dies, they have accepted the fact that Yamaguchi would rather be a teacher.
Eventually, the students learn to respect their quirky teacher because of her devotion to them, and even give her a nickname: Yankumi.

Season 2
 

Episodes: 10 + 1 Special 
Theme song: No More Cry by D-51
Insert song: Kizuna by Kamenashi Kazuya

Cast
Nakama Yukie – Yamaguchi Kumiko (Yankumi / Ojou / Kumicho) (Math Teacher)
Namase Katsuhisa – Sawatari Goro (School Vice Principal)
Utsui Ken – Kuroda Ryuichiro (Kumiko’s grandpa / 3rd Generation Oedo Yakuza Boss)
Anan Kenji – Wakamatsu Hiro
Kaneko Ken – Asakura Tetsu
Uchiyama Shinji – Tatsukawa Minoru
Ryogoku Hiroshi – Sugawara Makoto
Kamenashi Kazuya – Odagiri Ryu
Akanishi Jin – Yabuki Hayato
Hayami Mokomichi – Tsuchiya Hikaru
Koike Teppei – Takeda Keita
Koide Keisuke – Hyuuga Kosuke
Otoha – Shiratori Hitomi (English Teacher)

Synopsis
Half a year has passed and Shirokin Gakuen has closed down. Yamaguchi Kumiko (Nakama Yukie) finds herself a teacher of a few young kids who don’t really benefit much from her style of teaching. Through some twist of fate, she is offered a job as a teacher in Kurogin Gakuen.
She becomes the teacher of a delinquent 3D class which make her previous students look like angels. In order to protect her job, she must again hide her true identity — the fact that she is the 4th generation of the Oedo Family, a prominent yakuza group.

Season 3
 

Episodes: 11
Theme song: Niji by Aqua Timez
Insert song: Oretachi no Seishun by Takaki Yuya

Cast
Nakama Yukie – Yamaguchi Kumiko (Yankumi / Ojou / Kumicho) (Math Teacher/Class 3D adviser)
Namase Katsuhisa – Sawatari Goro, Kyoto (School Vice Principal)
Enami Kyoko – Akagi Ryoko (Board Chairman)
Utsui Ken – Kuroda Ryuichiro (Kumiko’s grandpa / 3rd Generation Oedo Yakuza Boss)
Anan Kenji – Wakamatsu Hiro
Kaneko Ken – Asakura Tetsu
Uchiyama Shinji – Tatsukawa Minoru
Ryogoku Hiroshi – Sugawara Makoto
Takaki Yuya – Ogata Yamato
Miura Haruma – Kazama Ren
Ishiguro Hideo – Honjo Kengo
Nakama Junta – Ichimura Rikiya
Kiriyama Akito – Kuraki Satoru
Miura Shohei – Kamiya Shunsuke
Waki Tomohiro – “Kuma” / Kumai Teruo (Former student of Yankumi)

Synopsis
Sawatari Goro now works at Akado High School as a vice principal. Although the head director of the school board speficically orders him to handle the problematic class 3-D, the students are just too much for him. So Sawatari goes far away to a southern island to search for Yankumi, and convince her to work for Akado. Yankumi accepts the offer, only to find that her class (again) is full of punks, where two rival groups of students are always at each other’s throats. Will Yankumi’s strong belief in students and teaching work this time?

 

This looks like a lot of information, I’m even having difficulties following hehehe!!! 



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