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Tôru Fujisawa (manga)
Junpei Yamaoka (teleplay)
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Release Date:
2 April 2013 (Japan) See more »
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Directed by
Kazuhisa Imai 
Writing credits
Tôru Fujisawa (manga)

Junpei Yamaoka (teleplay)

Produced by
Takahiro Kasagi .... associate producer
Hideyuki Kasai .... producer
Akiko Katô .... assistant producer
Naoko Katô .... associate producer
Yumiko Sasaki .... assistant producer
Original Music by
Kei Haneoka 

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Japan:119 min


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A Tastless and Pathetic End to a Tasteless and Pathetic Series, 16 October 2013
Author: Sabre_Wolf from Faversham, England

To my own surprise I watched this out of curiosity but sadly it was even trashier then then the original series because the acting has not improved and the quality of the story telling is even lower.

In this the lack of chemistry between actors is quite evident there was no chemistry between Akira and Miori Takimoto and there was no chemistry between Ryuji and Nagisa in this. Not to mention none of the acting has improved at all, because the acting in much of the actors was pretty wooden!

Also there was even less humanity to Akira's performance to Onizuka then before because in this they made him too self righteous and even hypocritical. Also Azusa was really quite bland and I liked the more independent version shown in the anime, original live and manga (even though I HATED the manga especially these days).

The character development was an even badder joke then the TV series and the other specials. The ending was utterly pathetic and I wasn't uplifted because this was a pretty half baked 'effort' (shall I call it?) at a GTO 'Live Action' remake which was a very pointless project to begin with.

At least with the anime they bothered with character development as did the original live action plus they were decent unlike this load of utter trash or even the manga which lost focus on the story so much that also introduced so much junk into it and the characterization was rather poor though mind you the 2012 series including this special was a hell of a lot worse!

All in all this was a poor adaptation of a poor manga in fact the anime and the original live did a far better job of what GTO should have been and lived up to the spirit of Shonan Junan Gumi and Bad Company then this load of utter trash or even the GTO manga itself!

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