Gto: The Early Years Volume 12 by Tohru FujisawaGto: The Early Years Volume 12 by Tohru Fujisawa

Gto: The Early Years Volume 12

byTohru Fujisawa

Paperback | April 17, 2012

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In the twelfth volume of The Early Years, Danma wishes are about to come true. The troubled teen might have a family but his dad has not provided much of a home for years. Living out of an abandoned school bus, he never thought he would have friends let alone a steady girlfriend. And now the time has come for him to make a major life choice. Will Danma take the next step into adulthood? He may have to leave his friends behind as well as his beloved OniBaku. But then again isn't that what the gang was made for to start? For love and strength and a whole lot of fun in between!

And to teach a teen with a deathwish the true meaning of fear Onizuka joins a drag race along Shonan's most vibrant roadways.

Ride on!
Born in 1967, Tohru Fujisawa is a veteran Japanese comic artist and multimillion unit seller. Best known globally for his international sensation Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO), Fujisawa was awarded the 22nd Kodansha Comic Award in 1998 for his work on the hit series. The GTO property would go on to inspire two animated TV series and an i...
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Title:Gto: The Early Years Volume 12Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.49 × 5.51 × 0.99 inPublished:April 17, 2012Publisher:Kodansha USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1932234861

ISBN - 13:9781932234862

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Editorial Reviews

“This prequel to the immensely popular GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka) actually came out first in Japan, but is lesser known. There’s slapstick galore… There’s also plenty of tear-jerking pathos. [GTO: The Early Years] offers lots of rowdy high-school fun, with a pleasant absence of shrinking girls and an abundance of good humor.” —Publishers Weekly“I had fallen way behind in my [GTO: The Early Years] reading, but was able to pick up where I left off with minimal confusion, mostly as this is a delinquent manga… I like the girls in GTO, who come in many different types and varieties, and the gang aspect of the plot means we get a lot who can kick any guy’s ass… There’s also some terrific comedy here—the author likes to break up all the gang fights with one-shot chapters that are hilariously silly.” —A Case Suitable for Treatment“How’s Onizuka, brawler extraordinaire, supposed to deal with someone who not only doesn’t feel pain but positively thrives on it? … If you start here without any context, you’re liable to be a little lost. To compensate for that, though, they’ve post some notes… Me, I walked in more or less cold, picked up most of what I need to know from context, and laughed myself out of my chair all the same.” —Genji Press“Manga of the Month I always had a vague feeling there was a longer story that occurred before GTO when I first read the series… While this part of the story is a bit cruder than later parts of Onizuka’s story it also has its own energy… I feel the humor is a bit ruder, the action a bit wilder, and the stakes a bit higher… This is the raw and uncut Onizuka.” —Reverse Thieves