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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crystalchens
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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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randomyunii
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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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    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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    MisakiRirin 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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    Mcrew05 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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    darkheart94 Sep 8, 2012

    i love the movie and it brings back the past character but why they didnt include shin :( i love him~~

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    ssecrecy May 19, 2012

    was this the ending to the serier? so there's not going to be anymore gokusen? :( i really loved this movie and the hole serier <3

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      ssecrecy Jul 8, 2012

      i already did :P well half of it :)

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      sukimiwa Jul 8, 2012

      and how is it? I want to read it, but right now I´m reading Ouran High Host Club´s Manga :D

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      ssecrecy Jul 8, 2012

      it was really funny! but the manga-yankumi was a bit different than drama-yankumi. i liked both versions of yankumi :D and it was really nice to find the scenes in the manga. every drama had scenes from manga :) i didn't like the ending that much, it felt like the story didn't end. it would had needed just a couple more pages :D but it was really quick and easy to read (the chepters weren't that long)

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      sukimiwa Jul 8, 2012

      Thanks so much! Sometimes it seems so hard to make up my mind about reading a manga, because I don´t know if it will be a great manga or a waste of time, and so I waste time deciding until I make up my mind to read it ^^ So Thanks.

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      yankumicho Jul 24, 2012

      sukimiwa--you should definitely read the Gokusen manga! Also, if you get a chance to watch the anime, you should. :D The writer of Gokusen also wrote Deka Wanko as well, which is a great manga and a good drama.

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    ashertwinker456 Apr 6, 2012

    Wew - i don't know that Gokusen has a movie :)

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    ra1ndr0p Apr 1, 2012

    I love how you can see how most of her students turned out in this move!!!

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  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Jul 11, 2009
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 58 min.

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