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|Also known as||Majisuka Academy|
|Created by||Yasushi Akimoto|
|Directed by||Futoshi Sato|
|Theme music composer||Yasushi Akimoto|
|Opening theme||"Majisuka Rock N' Roll" (Season 1)|
"Yankee Soul" (Season 2)
"Ponkotsu Blues" (Season 3)
"Majisuka Fight" (Season 4)
"Yankee Machinegun" (Season 5)
"Yuri wo Sakaseru ka? (Season 7)
|Ending theme||"Sakura no Shiori" (Season 1)|
"Seishun to Kizukanai Mama" (Season 2)
"Douki" (Season 3)
"Yankee Rock" (Season 4)
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of seasons||8|
|No. of episodes||58 (as of 2015)|
|Running time||30 Minutes|
|Production companies||TV Tokyo (Seasons 1-3)|
|Distributor||You! Be Cool/King Records (DVD/BD Releases)|
|Original network||TV Tokyo Seasons 1-3|
Nippon TV Season 4 & part of Season 5
Hulu Season 5
|Picture format||Widescreen 16:9 HDTV|
|Audio format||7.1 Surround|
|First shown in||Drama 24, TV Tokyo|
|Original release||January 9, 2010 –|
October 26, 2015
|5th Season official website|
Majisuka Gakuen (マジすか学園) (lit. "Majisuka Academy") is a Japanese television drama series about high school delinquents, starring members of idol group AKB48.
The 3rd Season was set in a different continuity from the previous seasons and was aired on July 13, 2012.
In 2015, the series moved to NTV and the 4th Season, which returned to the same continuity as seasons 1 and 2, was aired on January 19, 2015. On the same year, a 5th Season was announced and for the first time will be aired exclusively on internet, by the streaming site Hulu (only in USA & Japan), because NTV will broadcast only the first two episodes (August 24), due to various scenes of violence, which does not justify full season showing on TV.
A special spin-off from the fourth and fifth seasons of the series, titled Majisuka Gakuen 0: Kisarazu Rantōhen (マジすか学園0 木更津乱闘編, Majisuka Academy 0: The story of the Brawl at Kisarazu), is a prequel to season 4. It was the first to feature members of HKT48 as the main cast and was produced in collaboration with the rock group Kishidan. It was aired on November 28, 2015 on NTV at 25:05 JST and run for half an hour.
Another spinoff titled Kyabasuka Gakuen was aired in 2016. It was set after the events of Season 4 and was an alternate continuity to Season 5. In a departure from the fistfighting theme of previous seasons, it saw the cast opening and running a hostess club.
The latest iteration of the series is Majimuri Gakuen, aired in July 2018, which featured an entirely new cast and continuity and set at a different school.
|1||12||January 9, 2010||March 27, 2010||Atsuko Maeda||TV Tokyo|
|2||12||April 16, 2011||July 2, 2011||Jurina Matsui
|3||12||July 14, 2012||October 6, 2012||Haruka Shimazaki||TV Tokyo|
|4||10||January 20, 2015||March 30, 2015||Sakura Miyawaki
|5||12||August 24, 2015||October 27, 2015||Sakura Miyawaki||Hulu|
NTV aired only episodes 1 & 2
|Spin-Off: 0||1||November 28, 2015||November 28, 2015||HKT48||Nippon Television, Hulu|
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The story is set at Utopia Arashigaoka, a new town created by the real estate company Gosaki Land. In the Arashigaoka Gakuen private school, the students are divided into "elite" (選民, senmin) and "commoner" (平民, heimin) statuses with a strict social hierarchy, with Aran Gosaki, also known as Kaiser (Hinata Honma), at the top as the student council president. Sayuri "Lily" Shimizu (Yui Oguri), a mysterious girl with formidable fighting skills, transferred to the school and become friends with Hina Asahi (Rin Okabe), Ikumi "Bara" Kuwabara (Mion Mukaichi), and Sumire Yamamoto (Narumi Kuranoo). Calling themselves the Hana-gumi (花組, "Flower Group"), they fight to put an end to the school hierarchy and Kaiser's tyranny, while also facing the impending threat from the Arechi Technical School led by Manji (Yumiko Takino).
Unlike previous installments, this season features co-educational schools and brawls between female and male students. Some of the male fighters are portrayed by real-life pro wrestlers and martial artists, such as kickboxer Yasuhiro Kido, pro wrestler Yukio Sakaguchi, and former Estonian sumo wrestler Baruto Kaito.
The series was adapted into a stage play, which was performed on October 19-28, 2018 at the Nippon Seinenkan Hall, Tokyo. The stage play returned to an all-female cast lineup, and with the exception of Yui Kojina of HKT48 and the guest stars, all the named characters were portrayed by AKB48 members. Nana Okada portrayed the main antagonist, Nero.
In February 2021, it was announced that a second stage play, titled Majimuri Gakuen: Rai (マジムリ学園 蕾-RAI-, Majimuri Gakuen: Flower Buds) would be produced and performed in the end of March. This stage play would be part of the seventh anniversary celebration of AKB48 Team 8, of which most of the series' main cast are members, and all the regular characters would be portrayed by members of that team.
The play is set two years after the events of the first stage play, when the Hana-gumi have become senior students and gone their separate ways. While Lily is still the highly respected leader of the Hana-gumi, Hina has become the new student council president under the name "Null" and Sumire has reinvented herself as "Yasha" (夜叉) and formed her own group, the Hyakki Yagyō (百鬼夜行).