Previous Posts: Book Reviews: March 2012

Book Reviews: GTO: The Early Years, Vol. #11 (Toru Fujisawa)

Picking up where Tokyopop left off, it's Onizuka before he was the Great Teacher.

Purchases support
this site.

Bit of a gamble, this. For the first time, Vertical, Inc. is resuming a manga series that was previously being issued by another publisher. In this case, the publisher was Tokyopop and the series was GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka): The Early Years. It's an interesting parallel tie-in with Vertical's other GTO-themed offering, which I covered previously.

Early Years is, as the title implies, the story of GTO back when he was just "O": Eikichi Onizuka, young punk with an idealistic streak that tends to put him on the wrong side of most fights. Years deals with his time in a high-school gang along with his buddy Ryuji Danma, and much of what goes on is a lot like what Onizuka-the-teacher would himself be dealing with years later: gang wars, trouble from the wrong side of the law, trouble from the right side of the law, and the endless ways Onizuka can get rejected by women.

Read more

Tags: books Great Teacher Onizuka Japan manga review Vertical Inc.

About this Archive

This page is an archive of entries in the Book Reviews category from March 2012.

You can see alphabetical or chronological listings of all entries in this category.

Book Reviews: February 2012 is the previous archive.

Book Reviews: May 2012 is the next archive.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

About Me

I'm an independent SF and fantasy author, technology journalist, and freelance contemplator for how SF can be made into something more than just a way to blow stuff up.

My Goodreads author profile.

Learn some more about me.

My Books

Coming Soon

Out Now

More of my books

Search This Site

Other People We Like