Eiji Uchida (Beat Rock Love, Grateful Dead) serves as general director
A live-action web drama adaptation of Tooru Fujisawa's action comedy manga Shonan Junai Gumi! will start streaming on Amazon Prime Video on February 28, 2020.
The manga was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine from October 1990 to October 1996, then compiled in 31 tankobon volumes. It was followed by its more popular sequel GTO / Great Teacher Onizuka featuring the same protagonist Eikichi Onizuka. Due to the great popularity of GTO, the English edition of Shonan Junai Gumi! was released under the title GTO: The Early Years. And a subtitle "Young GTO!" is also featured in the main visual for the upcoming web drama.
Eiji Uchida (Beat Rock Love, Grateful Dead) serves as general director. 23-year-old Kanichiro (Daiki Tasaki in The Anthem of the Heart live-action film) is cast as the protagonist Eikichi Onizuka, while 23-year-old Daichi Kaneko (Tsumugu Katsragi in the SCHOOL-LIVE! live-action film) plays his partner Ryuji Danma.
Manga 1st an 2nd volume covers;
©Tooru Fujisawa, KODANSHA/Shinan Junai gumi! Production Committee
© Tooru Fujisawa / KODANSHA