By Toya SATO


Drama - Completed 2009

The top-rated TV drama series GOKUSEN is now adapted into a feature film!

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 118 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Toya SATO
    • Writer(s)
    • Michiru EGASHIRA, Yuko MATSUDA
    • Producer(s)
    • Masatoshi KATO
    • Synopsis
    • The series concludes with the biggest crisis in its 7-year history!
      Yankumi makes her “last display of spunk and courage” on the big screen!!
      Wearing jerseys, glasses, and pigtails, passionate high school teacher Kumiko Yamaguchi (Yukie Nakama), a.k.a. Yankumi, has now been a teacher for seven years. In the spring, Yamato Ogata (Yuya Takaki), Ren Kazama (Haruma Miura), Kengo Honjo (Hideo Ishiguro), Rikiya Ichimura (Junta Nakama), Satoru Kuraki (Akito Kiriyama), and Shunsuke Kamiya (Shohei Miura) have graduated from Akado High School, where Kumiko has been teaching for a year. She is now overseeing the new students of Class 3D, who still have not opened up to her and are giving her a hard time.
      One day, a trainee teacher starts his training period at Akado High School, but from day one, he is late to work. “I’m sorry! I’m late!” The teachers turn their heads toward the voice and they see Ryu Odagiri (Kazuya Kamenashi), one of Kumiko’s students from Kurogin High School! Kumiko is elated, thinking she was his inspiration in wanting to become a teacher himself. However, much to her disappointment, Ryu only half-heartedly signed up for the teaching course simply because he couldn’t decide what he wanted to do after college. Yet, when he sees Kumiko, still dedicated to her students as ever, something stirs inside him, a feeling he hasn’t felt since his days at Kurogin High School…
      On the same day, Junpei Mochizuki (Kento Kaku), Naoya Matsushita (Jingi Irie), Makoto Igarashi (Win Morisaki), and Ikki Muto (Motoki Ochiai) get harassed by street hoodlums who try to extort money from them. Then Reita Takasugi (Yuta Tamamori), a leader figure among the guys, shows up and beats up the hoodlums, yelling at them to “keep their hands off his friends.” Reita and his friends put the incident behind them thinking it was just another ordinary fight, but the next day, the guys Reita beat up, who are actually members of a motorcycle gang, come storming into Akado High on their motorcycles.
      Principal Goro Sawatari (Katsuhisa Namase) berates the students for creating conflict with a motorcycle gang, but Mochizuki and the others explain that Reita only saved them when they were about to be robbed. Kumiko looks into the students’ eyes and declares, “They’re not lying. I believe them.” Nonetheless, Sawatari remains unconvinced and gives Kumiko an ultimatum: “You’re fired the next time a 3D student gets into trouble.” Then Reita, who doesn’t want to be indebted to Kumiko, takes off by himself to settle the score with the motorcycle gang.
      Meanwhile, trouble is also brewing for the students who just graduated in the spring.
      The police come visit the faculty room at Akado High School. They say they are after Ren for being involved in an illegal drug deal. “There must be a mistake!” Kumiko shouts at the detectives. But Ren’s wallet was found at the site, and he has been missing since the night before. “He’s not your student anymore!” Sawatari tries to stop the upset Kumiko, but she runs out of the faculty room claiming he will always be her student.
      Yamato and other former 3D students help Kumiko look for Ren. Later, Kumiko finds out from her grandfather, Ryuichiro Kuroda (Ken Utsui), the head of the Oedo Family, the shocking identity of the mastermind pulling the strings behind the drug deal Ren is being accused of…