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Kumiko Yamaguchi is smart, enthusiastic, and ready to start her dream job as a math teacher at Shirokin Academy. But as her first day opens on atrocious students and cowering teachers, Kumiko realizes that the all-boys high school is a cesspool of delinquents with no intention of improving themselves. However, what her rowdy students don't know is that behind her dorky facade, Kumiko is the acting head of a powerful yakuza clan, and she has the skills to prove it! Capable of overpowering even the strongest of gangsters in seconds, Kumiko must keep her incredible strength and criminal influence a secret in order to keep her job. Unfortunately, with the vice principal constantly trying to get her fired and Shin Sawada, the leader of her class of delinquents, suspecting she's stronger than she lets on, Kumiko has a difficult teaching career ahead of her. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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User Count2716
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Start Date6th Jan 2004
Next ReleaseInvalid date
Popularity Rank2980
Rating Rank2619
Age RatingR
Age Rating Guide17+ (violence & profanity)


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I really love this anime. Absolutely love it. For a feel good, make you laugh, walk away with a goofy grin anime, at only 13 epidosed, you can't go past it. The storyline is nothing new - teacher from wrong side of the tracks wants to make a difference and teach delinquents. We have seen it all before. But I don't think that this detracts. Yamaguchi's underlying passion is sharply contrasted with that of the.. not so passionate students. they are rude, messy, fight all the time, but are loyal to each other. And seeing how their opinion of her changes, hey, that is part of the joy of these teacher/delinquent storylines!The art itself is bright and brash. There is one pretty character in the whole thing (and that is not our heroine). However, he is \*very\* pretty :-) I think that the art is perfectly in keeping with the comedic nature of the story. The sound.. didn't really register? I don't remember it standing out as particularly bad, but I don't remember it being brilliant either. The strong point of this show are the characters - all are typical (from the sidekicks, to the romantic lead, to the buxom teacher in the all boys school), but I genuinely liked them all! I cheered when they cheered, and wanted to kick the VPs butt so bad.. Yamaguchi is a very strong female lead, which I love! Shin is ever so cool. And the others, are not just there for comic relief.I absolutely recommend this anime. It is one that I truly enjoy, and have rewatched a number of times.

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