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Gokusen (2002) – Dramacool

The story of a young, idealistic teacher who enters Shirokin Gakuen in hopes of making a difference in the lives of students. However, Yamaguchi Kumiko is in for a rude awakening when she finds she will be the homeroom teacher of 3-D, the hardest class to maintain in the school. The students have multi-coloured hair, sloppy uniforms, and show absolutely no respect for her. The leader of the class, Sawada Shin, is lazy but bright. He shows interest in Yamaguchi when he notices that she is different from other teachers. The students try to bully her into making her quit, but their attempts don’t get them far.
What the class and the rest of the school do 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 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.

(Source: DramaWiki)

~~ Adapted from the manga “Gokusen” (ごくせん) by Morimoto Kozueko (森本梢子).

  • Native Title: ごくせん
  • Also Known As: Gangster Teacher , Gokudo no Sensei
  • Screenwriter: Yokota Rie, Egashira Michiru, Matsuda Yuko
  • Director: Toya Sato, Otani Taro
  • Cast & Credits

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    • Nakama Yukie

      Yamaguchi Kumiko / Yankumi / “Ojou”

      Main Role

    • Matsumoto Jun in Gokusen Japanese Drama (2002)
      Matsumoto Jun

      Sawada Shin [Class 3-D leader]

      Main Role

    • Oguri Shun in Gokusen Japanese Drama (2002)
      Oguri Shun

      Uchiyama Haruhiko / “Uchi” [Class 3-D student]

      Main Role

    • Waki Tomohiro in Gokusen Japanese Drama (2002)
      Waki Tomohiro

      Kumai Teruo / “Kuma”

      Main Role

    • Narimiya Hiroki in Gokusen Japanese Drama (2002)
      Narimiya Hiroki

      Noda Takeshi [Class 3-D student]

      Main Role

    • Ishigaki Yuma in Gokusen Japanese Drama (2002)
      Ishigaki Yuma

      Minami Yoichi [Class 3-D student]

      Main Role

    Statistics

    • Score: 8.1 (scored by 12,180 users)
    • Ranked: #1014
    • Popularity: #369
    • Watchers: 21,793

    Details

    • Drama: Gokusen
    • Country: Japan
    • Episodes: 12
    • Aired: Apr 1, 2002 – Jul 3, 2002
    • Original Network: NTV
    • Duration: 54 min.
    • Content Rating: 13+ – Teens 13 or older

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