Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
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 internationally distributed live action TV series by the same name. Since GTO, Fujisawa has gone on to thirteen more comic series, with four of those properties (TOKKO, Rose Hip Rose, Rose Hip Zero and Shonan Junai-gumi) landing on American shores. At 44 the Hokkaido native continues to be one of the most beloved manga artists of this generation.