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Japanese name: Gokusen Gokusen TV Series image
Japanese name: ごくせん
English name: The GokuSen
Dates: January 6, 2004-March 30, 2004 (January 7, 2004-March 31, 2004)
Broadcast time: Tuesday, 24:53-25:23 (Wednesday, 12:53-1:23 am)
Number of episodes: 13
Animation Studio: Madhouse
Production Company: VAP, Nippon Television
Broadcaster: Nippon Television (NTV)
Creator(s): Kozueko Morimoto (manga)
Series Director: Yuzo Sato
Episode Director(s): Yuzo Sato, Akane Inoue, Yukiyo Teramoto
Producer(s): Hiroshi Yamashita, Manabu Tamura, Masao Maruyama
Planning: Yasuko Kobayashi (series composition), Masahiko Osawa, Mitsuro Oshima
Storyboard(s): Yuzo Sato, Masayuki Kojima, Yukiyo Teramoto
Writer(s): Yasuko Kobayashi
Art Director: Kazuhiro Takahashi
Art Design: Yuko Kobari (color)
Character Designer(s): Yoshinori Kanemori
Animator(s): Yoshinori Kanemori (chief director), Kunihiko Kamada (director), Aki Yamagata (director), Ikuo Shimazu (director)
Music: Tomoki Hasegawa
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Riza Hayamizu (Kumiko Yamaguchi), Kenichi Suzumura (Sawada Shin), Rica Matsumoto (Shizuka Fujiyama), Hiroaki Yoshida (Minoru), Hiromi Sugino (Kuma/Teruo Kumai)
Genre(s): comedy, drama, high school, teaching, organized crime, teenagers
Home Video
Japan: DVD (VPBY 12021-12025)
United States: DVD (Anime Works AWDVD 0447, 0462, 0509, 0571 (set))
Note(s): The title is a shortened form of "gokudou no sensei" ("gangster teacher").

There has also been live action versions of this series in 2002 and 2005.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Gokusen go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

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