GTO: 14 Days in Shonan, Volume 4

GTO: 14 Days in Shonan, Volume 4

by Tohru Fujisawa
     
 

After a tiring and eventful school year Onizuka takes a break from the classroom and for his school break he decides escape the pressures of work by heading back home to the lazy surfers village of Shonan. Back in his hometown, he runs into friend of his significant other who runs an orphanage called the White Swan Youth Home. An orphan himself, Onizuka decides to

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Overview

After a tiring and eventful school year Onizuka takes a break from the classroom and for his school break he decides escape the pressures of work by heading back home to the lazy surfers village of Shonan. Back in his hometown, he runs into friend of his significant other who runs an orphanage called the White Swan Youth Home. An orphan himself, Onizuka decides to help the home with hopes to help the kids in the same manner he does at school.

This time round the GTO has a special case. He's got a good kid to look after. Seiya has his head on straight despite having a troubled home. And if there is anything the teen struggles with it possibly is how badly he wants to fix his family. 

Like many single-parent children, Seiya has an attachment to the lone parent that has been around. And even though this person has neglected him enough that he is now in child protection, Seiya's willing to risk his future and maybe his freedom to make things work out for his small family. If that means taking arms, then so be it! 

But the GTO is not going to let him off easily. You cannot pack heat without getting burned in his town! So Onizuka is going to show him what it means to shot someone. He's gonna let him experience being hunted down. The school of hard knocks is back in session!

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“If I had to boil it down to a high concept, I’d probably say that GTO is about believing in yourself enough to have a good time in life. Fujisawa does a pretty good job balancing the more saccharine elements of the series with the knock-down, drag-out, somewhat perverted jokes. It’s clearly a comedy, but when it takes a turn into drama, it doesn’t feel unnatural. 14 Days in Shonan looks like one of those series that can be brutally funny when it wants to be…I’ve got high hopes.” —Comics Alliance

“Cracking open Vertical Inc.’s release of GTO: 14 Days in Shonan brought back a lot of manga memories. A lot of the comedy comes not from what’s going on around or happening to Onizuka, but how he reacts to it all… Established fans will definitely get more out of it, but there’s enough fun here to ‘open the doors of all hearts,’ as Onizuka himself would put it.” —Otaku USA Magazine

“While I’ve largely fallen out of manga for a number of reasons, there are certain things that will always draw me back. Discovering that the man behind Great Teacher Onizuka decided to do another series focusing on the character is definitely one of them… The opening volume makes things well connected to the original and adjusts to the new situation with ease in a way that doesn’t detract or impact what has come before… This is a ride I am completely enthused about.” —Fandom Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932234930
Publisher:
Vertical, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/24/2012
Series:
Great Teacher Onizuka Series, #4
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
967,985
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Born in 1967, Tohru Fujisawa is a veteran Japanese comic artist and multimillion unit seller. Best known globally for his international sensation Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO), Fujisawa was the 22nd Kodansha Comic Award Winner in 1998 for his work on the hit series. The GTO property would go on to inspire two animated TV series and an internationally distributed live action TV series by the same name.

Since GTO Fujisawa has gone on to pen thirteen more comic series, with four of those properties landing on American shores. Fujisawa continues to be one of the most beloved manga artists of this generation.

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