History Manga / SakigakeOtokojuku

4th Jan '17 1:46:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* BadAss: Almost everyone that isn't a background character.
24th Dec '16 7:07:37 AM Morgenthaler
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Otokojuku: headed by its principal, [[LargeHam Edajima]] [[{{Badass}} Heihachi]], who was himself a war hero during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, it is an infamous private school long since [[DustbinSchool known to harbor the worst delinquents imaginable]] and transform them into [[TestosteronePoisoning the manliest of men]] through rigorous (and highly unorthodox) training methods of both mind and body, in order to prepare them for the hardships of Japanese society.

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Otokojuku: headed by its principal, [[LargeHam Edajima]] [[{{Badass}} Edajima Heihachi]], who was himself a war hero during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, it is an infamous private school long since [[DustbinSchool known to harbor the worst delinquents imaginable]] and transform them into [[TestosteronePoisoning the manliest of men]] through rigorous (and highly unorthodox) training methods of both mind and body, in order to prepare them for the hardships of Japanese society.



''Sakigake!! Otokojuku'' (Charge!! Men's Private School) is a comedy martial arts manga series created by Akira Yamashita that ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1985 to 1991, focusing on the absurdities of the titular school at large, as well as its awkward place in modern Japanese society. As the genre indicates, not only are there plenty of [[HilarityEnsues crazy things happening in each story]], but there is also no shortage of amazing moments from many of the main characters, both [[{{Badass}} expected]] and [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass unexpected]]. Note that these moments often intersect in this series.

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''Sakigake!! Otokojuku'' (Charge!! Men's Private School) is a comedy martial arts manga series created by Akira Yamashita that ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1985 to 1991, focusing on the absurdities of the titular school at large, as well as its awkward place in modern Japanese society. As the genre indicates, not only are there plenty of [[HilarityEnsues crazy things happening in each story]], but there is also no shortage of amazing moments from many of the main characters, both [[{{Badass}} expected]] expected and [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass unexpected]]. Note that these moments often intersect in this series.



* CantCatchUp: Togashi and Toramaru. After starting out as half of Otokojuku's main fighting force alongside Momo and J, and Togashi even pulling out a win against Senkuu, as more new fighters get added to their roster, they're pretty much left in the dust once the Heaven-Challenging Tournament comes around. Each of them only gets one solo fight in the tournament, plus one two-on-two fight with both of them and Toramaru getting to be Manjimaru's partner in another two-on-two fight (where he didn't get to do a lot). Even in the Great Trembling Conquest, Toramaru didn't do a lot in his tag team fight, but when your partner is [[{{Badass}} Date Omito]]...

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* CantCatchUp: Togashi and Toramaru. After starting out as half of Otokojuku's main fighting force alongside Momo and J, and Togashi even pulling out a win against Senkuu, as more new fighters get added to their roster, they're pretty much left in the dust once the Heaven-Challenging Tournament comes around. Each of them only gets one solo fight in the tournament, plus one two-on-two fight with both of them and Toramaru getting to be Manjimaru's partner in another two-on-two fight (where he didn't get to do a lot). Even in the Great Trembling Conquest, Toramaru didn't do a lot in his tag team fight, but when your partner is [[{{Badass}} Date Omito]]...Omito...
17th Dec '16 4:57:51 AM KennyMan666
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* CantCatchUp: Togashi and Toramaru. After starting out as half of Otokojuku's main fighting force alongside Momo and J, and Togashi even pulling out a win against Senkuu, as more new fighters get added to their roster, they're pretty much left in the dust once the Heaven-Challenging Tournament comes around. Each of them only gets one solo fight in the tournament, plus one two-on-two fight with both of them and Toramaru getting to be Manjimaru's partner in another two-on-two fight (where he didn't get to do a lot). Even in the Great Trembling Conquest, Toramaru didn't do a lot in his tag team fight, but when your partner is [[Badass Date Omito]]...

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* CantCatchUp: Togashi and Toramaru. After starting out as half of Otokojuku's main fighting force alongside Momo and J, and Togashi even pulling out a win against Senkuu, as more new fighters get added to their roster, they're pretty much left in the dust once the Heaven-Challenging Tournament comes around. Each of them only gets one solo fight in the tournament, plus one two-on-two fight with both of them and Toramaru getting to be Manjimaru's partner in another two-on-two fight (where he didn't get to do a lot). Even in the Great Trembling Conquest, Toramaru didn't do a lot in his tag team fight, but when your partner is [[Badass [[{{Badass}} Date Omito]]...
17th Dec '16 4:56:59 AM KennyMan666
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** Hien: Orange to pink (though an early manga cover does show Hien with light pink hair rather than orange, and a later one shows him as blonde)

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** Hien: Orange to pink (though an early manga cover does show Hien with light pink hair rather than orange, and a later one shows him as blonde)blonde, so maybe he was getting actual dye jobs)



* AnythingThatMoves: Gokaimaru.



* BlindIdiotTranslation: The English-language scanlations. It's not as bad as, say, ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' part 4, but it definitely needs improving.

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* BlindIdiotTranslation: The original English-language scanlations. scanlations, that's so far the only way to read to the end in English. It's not as bad as, say, ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' part 4, but it definitely needs improving.needed improving. There's another group currently working through the series, being partway through volume 8 at the end of 2016, that is doing a much better job with it.



* CantCatchUp: Togashi and Toramaru. After starting out as half of Otokojuku's main fighting force alongside Momo and J, and Togashi even pulling out a win against Senkuu, as more new fighters get added to their roster, they're pretty much left in the dust once the Heaven-Challenging Tournament comes around. Each of them only gets one solo fight in the tournament, plus one two-on-two fight with both of them and Toramaru getting to be Manjimaru's partner in another two-on-two fight (where he didn't get to do a lot). Even in the Great Trembling Conquest, Toramaru didn't do a lot in his tag team fight, but when your partner is [[Badass Date Omito]]...



* {{Crossover}}: ''SoraYoriTakaku'', also by Miyashita, takes place in the same universe and some characters appear in both. For instance, the sumo wrestler Gokaimaru in ''Akatsuki!! Otokojuku'' originated in ''Sora Yori Takaku''.



** In ''Akatsuki!! Otokojuku'', [[spoiler: Gunpei]], [[spoiler: Liu-Jan]] and [[spoiler: Shouki]].

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** In ''Akatsuki!! Otokojuku'', [[spoiler: Gunpei]], [[spoiler: Liu-Jan]] Liu-Yan]] and [[spoiler: Shouki]].
9th Dec '16 10:18:20 PM nombretomado
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* SlidingScaleOfAnimeObscurity: The anime is level 5.
15th Oct '16 11:55:21 AM JujuP
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Otokojuku: headed by its principal, [[LargeHam Edajima]] [[{{Badass}} Heihachi]], who was himself a war hero during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, it is an infamous private school long since known to harbor the worst delinquents imaginable and transform them into [[TestosteronePoisoning the manliest of men]] through rigorous (and highly unorthodox) training methods of both mind and body, in order to prepare them for the hardships of Japanese society.

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Otokojuku: headed by its principal, [[LargeHam Edajima]] [[{{Badass}} Heihachi]], who was himself a war hero during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, it is an infamous private school long since [[DustbinSchool known to harbor the worst delinquents imaginable imaginable]] and transform them into [[TestosteronePoisoning the manliest of men]] through rigorous (and highly unorthodox) training methods of both mind and body, in order to prepare them for the hardships of Japanese society.


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* DustbinSchool: The setting.
23rd Aug '16 5:33:40 AM KennyMan666
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Several characters got a different hair colour in the anime from what they were shown with on the colour manga covers:
** Akashi Gouji: White to black
** Henshouki: Black to white
** J: Brown to blonde
** Manjimaru: Light yellow to dark blue
** Hien: Orange to pink (though an early manga cover does show Hien with light pink hair rather than orange, and a later one shows him as blonde)
** Many characters who were shown with brown hair on the covers also got black hair for the anime instead.



*** Liu-Yan in ''Akatsuki!! Otokojuku'' manages to block the Deadly Wind Vaccuum Wave by spinning.



** In ''Akatsuki!! Otokojuku'', [[spoiler: Gunpei]].

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** In ''Akatsuki!! Otokojuku'', [[spoiler: Gunpei]].Gunpei]], [[spoiler: Liu-Jan]] and [[spoiler: Shouki]].



* PaperThinDisguise: Everyone on the Otokojuku team can tell that Shoukaku is really [[spoiler: Eikei]] after his first fight, Jaki even confirming it. The reveal is still treated with a degree of surprise.

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* PaperThinDisguise: Everyone on the Otokojuku team can tell that Shoukaku is really [[spoiler: Eikei]] after his first fight, fight. Jaki even confirming confirms it. The reveal is There's still treated with a degree of surprise.some surprise when it actually is revealed.
14th Feb '16 6:51:36 AM KennyMan666
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** Parodied by some of Togashi and Toramaru's tag team attacks, where at one point Togashi praised Toramaru for remembering the name of the attack, and another time is told to ''not'' call the attack tname as it would give away how the attack worked.

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** Parodied by some of Togashi and Toramaru's tag team attacks, where at one point Togashi praised Toramaru for remembering the name of the attack, and another time is told to ''not'' call the attack tname name as it would give away how the attack worked.



** Kouki vs. Yin-Ren. And Kouki wasn't even using his arms.



** In the Seven Tusks arc we finaly get to that one exception mentioned above. In chapter 288 out of 313. Which wouldn't be so bad except the person in question, Jinshou, is a completley non-feminine looking person who is revealed to be a woman at the end of the fight. Using the explanation that she "covers her face up like a woman would do", which we never see actualy happen in the fight. And then Date, her opponent, tells her how no matter how hard she trains, she is still a woman, to not chose the "way of the fist" after being reborn because it's not the way of a woman. Naturally, she does the logical thing and kills herself. So yeah, the only female fighter in this whole series is an extremely mannish looking person who dies immediately after the reveal is made, and is talked down to for not having a penis and yet daring to fight by the good guys.

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** In the Seven Tusks arc we finaly get to that one exception mentioned above. In chapter 288 out of 313. Which wouldn't be so bad except the person in question, Jinshou, is a completley non-feminine looking person who is revealed to be a woman at the end of the fight. Using the explanation that she "covers her face up like a woman would do", which we never see actualy actually happen in the fight. And then Date, her opponent, tells her how no matter how hard she trains, she is still a woman, to not chose the "way of the fist" after being reborn because it's not the way of a woman. Naturally, she does the logical thing and kills herself. So yeah, the only female fighter in this whole series is an extremely mannish looking person who dies immediately after the reveal is made, and is talked down to for not having a penis and yet daring to fight by the good guys.



* RetCon: When Eikei first uses his poison fist, it's as a final move by pouring a deadly poison on his hand, which is supposed to slowly kill him as well. By the time his first fight in the Heaven-Challenging Tournament comes around, it's become his primary fighting style, and is now explained to come from sticking your hand into a pot full of poisonous substances, plants and insects over the course of a long time.

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* RetCon: When Eikei first uses his poison fist, it's as a final move by pouring a deadly poison on his hand, which is supposed to slowly kill him as well. By the time his first fight in the Heaven-Challenging Tournament comes around, it's become his primary fighting style, and is now explained to come from sticking your hand into a pot full of poisonous substances, plants and insects over the course of a long time. Interestingly, both variants are later confirmed to exist in ''Akatsuki!! Otokojuku'' - one character uses the "pour poison on the hands" version, and it's mentioned that it's a way to obtain it instantly while killing the user as opposed to using the pot.



* StoryBreakerPower: Edajima Heihachi himself in the prequel. He's by far the strongest person in the world, both physically and interllectually, on top of having a ridiculous amount of luck. As a result, Edajima is far ahead of everyone else and is very much in control of the direction that World War II is taking in the story.

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* StoryBreakerPower: Edajima Heihachi himself in the prequel. He's by far the strongest person in the world, both physically and interllectually, intellectually, on top of having a ridiculous amount of luck. As a result, Edajima is far ahead of everyone else and is very much in control of the direction that World War II is taking in the story.



* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Fighters on both sides always take the time to let the opponent name and sometimes explain their fighting styles. Hilariously [[subverted]] when Edajima knocks his first opponent in the Heaven-Challenging Tournament out with one punch while they were in the middle of naming their technique.

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* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Fighters on both sides always take the time to let the opponent name and sometimes explain their fighting styles. Hilariously [[subverted]] [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when Edajima knocks his first opponent in the Heaven-Challenging Tournament out with one punch while they were in the middle of naming their technique.



* UnreliableNarrator: The narrator of this series is a lying, cheating bastard who only cares to make you invested in a fight by making it "for real", so he goes on and on about how this or this character just "died", in no uncertain terms. But then it's revealed all of the characters survived despite the narrator clearly saying otherwise. Togashi actualy "died" three times during the course of the series, and was twice confirmed dead by the narrator.

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* UnreliableNarrator: The narrator of this series is a lying, cheating bastard who only cares to make you invested in a fight by making it "for real", so he goes on and on about how this or this character just "died", in no uncertain terms. But then it's revealed all of the characters survived despite the narrator clearly saying otherwise. Togashi actualy actually "died" three times during the course of the series, and was twice confirmed dead by the narrator.


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** Yin-Ren in ''Akatsuki!! Otokojuku'' can change the size of his body at will.
8th Dec '15 1:24:14 AM JSND
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* ForegoneConclusion: Essentially the point of ''Peerless: The Legend of Edajima Heihachi''. No matter how overpowered Edajima Heihachi is, the fact remains that Japan will lose World War II, and [[spoiler:he will end up single, which means something is going to happen to Sakko, sooner or later.]]
** Of course theres also historical events such as the fact that Hiroshima will be bombed by 6th of August.


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* StoryBreakerPower: Edajima Heihachi himself in the prequel. He's by far the strongest person in the world, both physically and interllectually, on top of having a ridiculous amount of luck. As a result, Edajima is far ahead of everyone else and is very much in control of the direction that World War II is taking in the story.
6th Dec '15 4:13:16 PM KennyMan666
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* TankGoodness: Edajima has a tank from the war locked away in a storehouse on the Otokojuku campus. He brings it out to attack the Rakkyo cheering squad when they take Oni-hige, Tazawa, Matsuo and Hidemaro hostage.
** Later in ''Akatsuki!! Otokojuku'', Kurosu Nobunaga uses a tank, presumably the same one as it was said it was one stored at Otokojuku, to attack an American army base.
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