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A new teacher, Yamaguchi Kumiko, came to Shirokin and as it turns out, she's the homeroom teacher of a class filled with delinquents who tried to scare her off. However, it's not going to be easy to scare off this teacher because she's actually from the Oedo family, a yakuza family, and her grandfather's the head of the family. Trouble arises when one of Yamaguchi's students, Kumai, is accused of stealing money from the school. As it turns out, he did and Yamaguchi's here to prevent Kumai from getting expelled.
The class gave Yamaguchi a nickname: Yankumi. Minami is dating a girl, but troubles arise when it turns out that the girl was seeing another man in a rival school! When Minami was in trouble and his classmates didn't help, Yankumi scolded at the class for abandoning those they claimed were there "friends". However, Shin helped him out.
A thief has been going around stealing purses from women and the Head Teacher has been accusing Uchiyama of the crime. Yankumi and a few students decide to capture the real criminal and clear Uchiyama's name.
The school found out that Shizuka, the English Teacher, was a part-time hostess, and before the Head Teacher could fire her, a deal was made: all students from class 3-D must pass their English midterm with at least 30 points. However, with a class filled with delinquents who were lacking in academically, this might not be as easy as it seems.
Sawada Shin found out about Yankumi's family. A gang of highscool students have been attacking people with metal poles while Kumai falls in love with a girl named Ami and protects her from that gang. Yankumi teach the students the difference between violence and fighting.
It's the sports competition festival. After a deal with the Head Teacher, the students of 3-D were excited to get first place in a sport, but they didn't have enough people until Yankumi realied something: Class 3-D actually has another student in the class! Turns out that the student was a victim of bullying and couldn't bare to go back to school. With determination, Yankumi does everything to persuade the student to take part in the competition.
Everyone found out that Sawada Shin has a younger sister and Shin actually lives alone after bickering with his father. Shin's sister, under a lot of pressure from their parents, decided to go to a dangerous club. Shin found out and tried to help her sister escape, but after police officers came and Shin was determined to make sure his sister wasn't caught, Shin was the one who got arrested. However, the police demands that to release Shin, one of his parents or legal guardians must pick him up.
Kawashima, the school nurse, has to go to a training camp just when her son, Yuta, comes over to see his mother. Because she can't cancel the training camp, Yankumi invites Yuta over for the night and in the morning, until Kawashima came back, Yankumi has Yuta over to her classroom. Little did they know that Yuta didn't inform his grandparents, whom Yuta lives with, that he's visiting Kawashima and that Yuta isn't actually related to Kawashima by blood. Refusing to give up, Yuta runs away and everyone hurries to find him. In the end, Yuta can live with Kawashima.
With the Shirokin volleyball team advancing towards nationals, Yankumi decided to form a cheerleading team. However, the event didn't go smoothly because of Kurosaki. Kurosaki holds a grudge against Shirokin because his volleyball coach made him quit. Kurosaki was involved in a violent incident and normally, Kurosaki would get off with a suspension, but the Coach made him quit to preserve the reputation of the team and the school. With such a strong grudge, Kurosaki is out for revenge.
When the Head Teacher's wife sets up an omiai for Yankumi, Yankumi reluctantly goes, knowing that she only has eyes for Shinohara the detective, whose sister is getting married. Later on, while Kuma is taking a stroll, he bumps into a student from a prestigious high school who was shoplifting. Kuma was blamed for the crime and Yankumi, Shin, Uchi, Minami, Noda and Kuma heads to bring the real perpetrator out.
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.