Majisuka Gakuen

Majisuka Gakuen
Majisuka Gakuen 4 Promo.jpg
Majisuka Gakuen 4 Promotion
Also known asMajisuka Academy
Japaneseマジすか学園
GenreTeen drama
Action
Comedy
Created byYasushi Akimoto
AKB48
Directed byFutoshi Sato
Keisuke Toyoshima
Yoichi Matsunaga
StarringAKB48
Theme music composerYasushi 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)
"Gunzou"(Season 5)
Country of originJapan
Original languageJapanese
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes58 (as of 2015)
Production
ProducersJunpei Nakagawa
Shinji Okabe
Kazuhiko Abiru
Yuji Ishida
Saya Hidemi
Running time30 Minutes
Production companiesTV Tokyo (Seasons 1-3)
Dentsu
AKS
DistributorYou! Be Cool/King Records (DVD/BD Releases)
Release
Original networkTV Tokyo Seasons 1-3
Nippon TV Season 4 & part of Season 5
Hulu Season 5
Picture formatWidescreen 16:9 HDTV
Audio format7.1 Surround
First shown inDrama 24, TV Tokyo
Original releaseJanuary 9, 2010 (2010-01-09) –
October 26, 2015 (2015-10-26)
Chronology
Related showsAKBingo!
AKB48 Show!
Innocent Lilies
Cabasuka Gakuen
External links
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 first season aired in 2010 on TV Tokyo.[1] A second season Majisuka Gakuen 2 was aired the following year.

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.[2]

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.[3]

Seasons[]

Season Episodes Premiere Finale Main Character Network
1 12 January 9, 2010 March 27, 2010 Atsuko Maeda TV Tokyo
2 12 April 16, 2011 July 2, 2011 Jurina Matsui
Atsuko Maeda
TV Tokyo
3 12 July 14, 2012 October 6, 2012 Haruka Shimazaki TV Tokyo
4 10 January 20, 2015 March 30, 2015 Sakura Miyawaki
Haruka Shimazaki
Nippon Television
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

1st Season Cast[]

Majisuka All-Girls High School[]

Homeroom 2-C[]

Rappapa (Wind Instrument Club) - "Top of Majijo"[]

Other Students[]

Yabakune All-Girls High School[]

Other Casts[]

2nd Season Cast[]

Majisuka All-Girls High School[]

Rappapa (Wind Instrument Club) - "Top of Majijo"[]

Tsu no Ji Rengou[]

Other Students[]

2nd Year

Majisuka Graduates[]

Yabakune All-Girls High School[]

Other Students[]

Yabakune Graduates[]

Sutegoro High School[]

Others[]

3rd Season Cast[]

Prison "HOPE"[]

Team Habu[]

Team Mongoose[]

Other Prisoners[]

Prison Staff[]

Others[]

4th Season Cast[]

Majisuka All-Girls High School[]

Rappapa (Wind Instrument Club) - "Top of Majijo"[]

Team Hinabe (2nd Year)[]

Kamisori & Zombie (1st Year)[]

Other students[]

3rd Year[]

2nd Year[]

Gekioko High School Nursing Department[]

3rd Year[]

2nd Year[]

Year Unknown (Most Likely 1st Year)[]

Casual Diner: Asobina[]

Majisuka Graduates[]

Yabakune All-Girls High School[]

4th Season Gaiden[]

Episodes
  1. Team Hinabe and Kamisori & Zombie, Seriously Battle (チーム火鍋とカミソリ&ゾンビ、マジでバトる, Chīmu Hinabe to Kamisori and Zombie, maji de batoru)
  2. Dodobusu seriously renamed!? (ドドブスがマジで改名!?, Dodobusu ga maji de kaimei!?)
  3. Kamisori is seriously a Slump!? (カミソリがマジでスランプ!?, Kamisori ga maji de suranpu!?)
  4. Seriously Gekioko Sneaks In! (マジで激尾高が潜入!, Maji de Gekiokō ga Sennyū!)
  5. Seriously Transfer Student Comes In! (マジで転校生がやってくる!, Maji de Tenkōsei ga Yatte kuru!)
  6. Uonome, Seriously Reasoning (ウオノメ、マジで推理する, Uonome, maji de suiri suru)

5th Season Cast[]

Majisuka All-Girls High School[]

Rappapa (Wind Instrument Club) - "Top of Majijo"[]

Team Hinabe[]

1st Year Students[]

Other students[]

Gekioko High School Nursing Department[]

Yabakune All-Girls High School[]

Casual Diner: Asobina[]

Majisuka Graduates[]

Cameo appearance[]

5th Season Gaiden[]

Episodes
  1. Lost Child Center (迷子センター, Maigo Sentā)
  2. Letter to Mother (お母さんへの手紙, Okāsan e no Tegami)
  3. Moving (引越し, Hikkoshi)
  4. Family Restaurant's Job Interview (ファミレスの面接, Fami Resu no Mensetsu)
  5. Graduation Ceremony (卒業式, Sotsugyōshiki)

Spin-Off Season: 0: Kisarazu Rantōhen[]

Kokorozashi Megumi Tōshika Joshi Shōgyō[]

Kisarazu Yankee Corps[]

Kyabasuka Gakuen (2016)[]

Majimuri Gakuen (2018)[]

Yui Oguri (Lily)
Rin Okabe (Hina)
Narumi Kuranoo (Sumire)
Majimuri Gakuen main cast

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).[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

Majimuri Gakuen: Rai (2021)[]

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).[7][8]

References[]

  1. ^ マジすか学園 (2010) (in Japanese). Allcinema.net. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
  2. ^ マジすか学園0 (2015) (in Japanese). Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2015-11-08.
  3. ^ ザテレビジョン. "AKB48小栗有以、「マジムリ学園」撮影現場で見せた"超真面目&努力家"の素顔 (1/5) | テレビ・芸能ニュースならザテレビジョン". ザテレビジョン (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  4. ^ マジムリ学園. 日本テレビ (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  5. ^ ザテレビジョン. "AKB48小栗有以、「マジムリ学園」撮影現場で見せた"超真面目&努力家"の素顔 (1/5) | テレビ・芸能ニュースならザテレビジョン". ザテレビジョン (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  6. ^ Inc, Natasha. "小栗有以・岡田奈々W主演、舞台「マジムリ学園」横山由依ら全キャスト発表". ステージナタリー (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-01-28.
  7. ^ "AKB48・小栗有以、『マジムリ学園 蕾-RAI-』で主演 舞台とライブの2部構成". マイナビニュース (in Japanese). 2021-02-26. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  8. ^ "舞台「マジムリ学園 蕾-RAI-」公式サイト". 舞台「マジムリ学園 蕾-RAI-」公式サイト (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-03-14.

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