News GTO: Shonan 14 Days Marks Return of Great Teacher Onizuka (Updated)
posted on 2009-05-30 10:32 EDT by Egan Loo
This year's 27th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine will announce on Wednesday that Tohru Fujisawa's Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO) manga is returning under the name GTO: Shonan 14 Days. The Shōnan setting is the coastal bay area near Tokyo that is also the locale of Fujisawa's Shonan Junai-gumi (GTO: The Early Years, pictured at right). Tokyopop released the original GTO manga and GTO: The Early Years, both of which recount the misadventures of Ekichi Onizuka, the biker gang member who becomes the "Greatest Teacher in the World."
Since ending the first GTO manga, Fujisawa has been working on the Tokko, Rose Hip Rose, Animal Joe, and Unhappy! manga. Tokyopop licensed Tokko and Rose Hip Rose.
Update: More background information added.
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