Gokusen: The Movie

Gokusen: The Movie (2009)

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A passionate teacher, Kumiko Yamaguchi, a.k.a. Yankumi, is now overseeing the new students of Class 3D of Akado High School, who still have not opened up to her and are giving her a hard time.

One day, the students of 3D get harassed by street hoodlums. Then, Reita, a leader figure of 3D, shows up and beats up the hoodlums, yelling "Keep your hands off my friends." The next day, the guys read morebeat up by Reita come storming into their school. Principal Sawatari berates the students for getting mixed up with a gang, and gives Kumiko an ultimatum: "You're fired the next time a 3D student gets into trouble." Then Reita tells Kumiko that he doesn't want to owe her anything, and he takes off by himself to settle the score with the gang...

Meanwhile, trouble was also brewing for the former 3D student who just graduated. The police are after Ren for being involved in an illegal drug transaction. Upset Kumiko tries to find him with the other former 3D students. However, they later find out from her grandfather, the head of the Oedo Family, the shocking identity of the mastermind pulling the strings of the drug deal Ren is being accused of...

  • Native title:

    ごくせん THE MOVIE
  • Also Known as:

    Gokudo no Sensei ; Gangster Teacher

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Nov 14, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
If you've seen the past three seasons of Gokusen, then this is like the 'end' of the series (though we don't know if they will make a fourth season of the series, thus the chance is very small). Honestly, the second and third season was a bit of a fill in, since pretty much the same thing happens in both of them, with additional twists.

This movie, exactly, is what I'd say read more 'a twist' of the series itself. Yankumi, for once, gets hit by the enemy, and it's the studenst that defend her this time, in a way or another.

And there's our dear dear Matsumoto Jun who's, to my surprise, NOT in the movie. Honestly, that gave a big, fat minus point. He was such an important character in the first season, which obviously is the most memoriable season since that's where we all start, right? Him being the 'leader' of the class, PLUS being the first one to know about Yankumi's family made him special. And then again, his confession of love on the last episode of season 1 obviously made us all want to know more.

But anyways, because the series itself is just such a wonderful mixture of knowledge, friendship and relative scenarios, it still has a special place in my heart.
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Mar 13, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
This really gave a good ending to the Gokusen series.
As in all Gokusen dramas, the movie contained a heart warming/ compassionate part to it.

I really loved that the directors brought Kame back. It gives a good sense of how much time has passed and how her past students are going at the moment.

I definitely recommend it to all the Gokusen fans out there. ( As well as Kame and Nakama Yukie fans )
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    INFIRES Dec 31, 2016

    I can't believe Shin didn't make an appearance.

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    Syranus Jun 7, 2016

    This is a very good finale of Gokusen Series—a reunion of seasons 1, 2 and 3. It brings back memories. Overall Rating: 8/10

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    FloppyJaloppy May 31, 2016 - edited

    HELP! Every season has a new generation of MAIN 3D students including the film. I remember what actor goes with what character for the series but not the movie (except Tamamori Yuta). Help? Even the cast list isn't helping :(

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      Syranus Jun 7, 2016

      It's a reunion plus the 4th generation—Takasugi Reita.

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    Maze May 20, 2016 - edited

    Shin isn't here, so sad :( though Gokusen all the way!

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      AdaCakes Jun 30, 2016
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    Eheuneun Nov 4, 2015

    Odagiri Ryu is always my fav character of all Gokusen and now he come back !! Yeah !!!

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    Sara Oct 9, 2014 - edited

    Can I watch the movie without watching the drama? or is it linked?

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      Paige Jun 5, 2015

      You can watch the movie without watching the drama. My friend did that, but she commented that it makes her want to watch the dramas too.

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      Sara Jul 12, 2015

      Alright, thanks :3

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      HannahWest Sep 3, 2016

      Dramanice.tv the best place to watch any asian dramas, no pop up add's its quick and really easy to use. and such a wide variety of shows and movies. Thats where i watched all 3 seasons, but unfortunutly the specials or movie isnt on there :(

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    frost Jul 12, 2014

    brings back memories, just love this series <3 will always be my love XD

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    oreinjji Jun 24, 2013
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    werwiewowas95 Mar 18, 2013

    Loved it to see the students from the other seasons but I missed Sawada :/ Well but they did bring Uchi back :) Still...

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    MadCow Mar 11, 2013
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    styx971 Mar 8, 2013
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    Cheer Nov 17, 2012

    I liked the movie because we get to see many characters from other seasons.

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    dyg3 Oct 30, 2012
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    AdaCakes Sep 20, 2012

    I loved it! So sad that the series is over now :( Also... why are those guys so hot? It's very distracting ;)

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    LittleBozSheep Sep 10, 2012

    Have to admit it wasn't the best due to them forgetting the most important character! Sawada Shin
    Apart from that I loved this movie, it was a good ending to the series


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    Jul 11, 2009
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 58 min.


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