Tuesday, November 24, 2009


GOKUSEN is a popular manga series that started running from 2000 to 2007. In 2002, it was adapted into a TV series with great success and a 2nd season followed in 2005. In 2008, the series returned for its 3rd and final season and was the best-rated TV series for the year. This film will conclude the popular series.

Kumiko Yamaguchi, aka Yankumi, oversees the new students of Class 3D of Akado High School. Her class is full of delinquents, but she tries her hardest to teach them not just about academics (her subject is Mathematics), but about lessons of life. However, shes also the granddaughter of a Yakuza boss, Kuroda of the Kuroda Ikka, and is seen as the next in line to head the family business.

Her true passion lies in teaching however, and she's forced to lead a double life and keep her family a secret from the public. However, her Yakuza upbringing also happens to give her the strength and the experience to reach out to her students, and at the same time provides many moments of comedic relief.

Overall a very comedic and touching show at the same time.


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