The story that began the GTOfranchise and helped launch a manga revolution in North America rides again!
From the moment Eikichi Onizuka and Ryuji Danma formed the Oni-Baku team, life on the shores of Shonan has been a string of rough-and-tumble moments. Like most youth biker gangs, these two and their allies lived in the moment and claimed not to fear death. But now, deeper into their high school years, thoughts of love, friendship and family have begun to creep into their lives. When toughs from Yokosuka come calling for blood, the Oni-Baku must remind their Kanagawa neighbors that being real involves more than modded choppers.
About 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 awarded the 22nd Kodansha Comic Award 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 thirteen more comic series, with four of those properties (TOKKO, Rose Hip Rose, Rose Hip Zero and Shonan Junai-gumi) landing on American shores. At 44 the Hokkaido native continues to be one of the most beloved manga artists of this generation.