School Is Out

GTO 14 Days in Shonan vol.9This week we sadly have to say good-bye to another old friend. The final volume of GTO: 14 Days in Shonan is now on sale, and as you can see from the cover the GTO legend has now finally come to an end. Onizuka thought he was going to go on vacation but ended up changing the lives of many in his home region of Shonan. Throughout the new 9-volume series, faces from the many GTO series – Early Years and original – make cameos and the story comes full-circle with Onizuka making his return to Tokyo at the end.

In this final volume Onizuka has taken his fight to City Hall and in typical GTO fashion, the unorthodox teacher gets the old biker gang to go on a manhunt for the mayor. Will this illicit mayor escape to his fantasy getaway or will Onizuka bring what’s coming to him? And as an added bonus, volume 9 contains a bonus mini-series about twins Riko and Miko, former leaders of the Oedipus Club, who through Onizuka’s teachings have now turned into a violent but righteous vigilante-duo!

It was a pleasure to be able to work on this beloved series. We hope to someday get around to releasing Bad Company in some form. So if you haven’t had a chance to experience the continued tales of Eikichi Onizuka yet, go pick up GTO: 14 Days in Shonan and oh finish up your GTO: The Early Years sets while you can too :)