Gokusen (2002)

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Gokusen is the story of recently graduated Kumiko Yamaguchi, aka. Yankumi, and her life as a new high school teacher. Unlike the other new teachers at her school Kumiko gets placed with teh... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Yukie Nakama ...
 Kumiko Yamaguchi (23 episodes, 2002-2008)
Ken Utsui ...
 Ryuichiro Kuroda (12 episodes, 2002-2005)
Ken Kaneko ...
 Tetsu Asakura (12 episodes, 2002-2005)
Yôsuke Kawamura ...
 Yosuke akiyama (12 episodes, 2002-2005)
Katsuhisa Namase ...
 Goro Saruwatari (12 episodes, 2002-2005)
Shinji Uchiyama ...
 Minoru Tatsukawa (12 episodes, 2002-2005)
Masayuki Izumi ...
 Masayuki ohuchi (12 episodes, 2002)
Moto Fuyuki ...
 Takashi Kameyama (11 episodes, 2002-2005)
Kazuya Kamenashi ...
 Ryu Odagiri (10 episodes, 2005)
 Hayato Yabuki (10 episodes, 2005)
Teppei Koike ...
 Keita Takeda (10 episodes, 2005)
Mokomichi Hayami ...
 Hikaru Tsuchiya (10 episodes, 2005)
Keisuke Koide ...
 Kosuke Hyuga (10 episodes, 2005)
Mikihisa Azuma ...
 Seiga Baba (10 episodes, 2005)
Otoha ...
 Hitomi Shiratori (10 episodes, 2005)
Shôsuke Tanihara ...
 Takuma Kujo (10 episodes, 2005)
Yukiko Ikeda ...
 Sayuri Wanibuchi (10 episodes, 2005)
Jun Inoue ...
 Kurokawa (10 episodes, 2005)
Kengo Kôra ...
 Kengo Funaki (10 episodes, 2005)


Gokusen is the story of recently graduated Kumiko Yamaguchi, aka. Yankumi, and her life as a new high school teacher. Unlike the other new teachers at her school Kumiko gets placed with teh toughest kids there. And has to deal with all their rebellious actions. However as time passes she gains her students respect by helping them out both in school and in their daily lives. Which is easy for her to do as her students remind her of her life at home, since she is a fourth generation crime syndicate member and next in line to head it up. She's gone straight and wants to be a teacher though, but she's one person in whose class you don't want to be caught fooling around! Written by Anonymous

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5 April 2002 (Japan)  »

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Hilarious even just with Subs
8 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Wow, I am very impressed with this show. I laughed non-stop during the first episode and nothing was lost in translation, thanks fansubbers!!!

Anyways, the actress that plays the teacher is so funny, pretty and nerdy at the same time. She is awesome in her role.

The premise: A 23 year old pretty girl/lady becomes a new teacher at a highschool in Japan. Her class is the most rebellious in the school and notorious for picking on their teachers. She is full of hope and determination to teach them well much to their annoyance and hostility.

Unbeknownst to them, she is actually the grand daughter of the head of a powerful Yakuza clan and could easily threaten them.

Very funny stuff especially every time they play the Yakuza samurai theme lol If you can find it, definitely check it out for some serious laughs.

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