Only the principal know’s Kumiko’s secret that she is 4th generation heir to the Ooedo Group (yakuza clan), the grand daughter of Kuroda Ryuichiro played by Utsui Ken (Yamada Taro Monogatari, Pretty Girls). If the other teachers or students find out she’ll be fired. But the yakuza clan members adore her and always want to protect her.
This show has many similarities to GTO, but in general is much more of a comedy then GTO. Both teachers have shadowy pasts, but Onizuka uses his biker gang to scare the kids, while Kumiko must hide her past but makes occasional slips using yakuza phrases when she gets upset. The most striking similarity however is that they are both so committed to their students that they will do anything necessary to protect them. Nakama Yukie doesn’t have to carry this show the way that Sorimachi steals GTO but she is a great actress and very beautiful, just not when she’s in her jogging suit. If you like school drama comedies like Yamada Taro Monogatari I’m pretty sure you’ll like this. There’s also a manga and anime but I didn’t like them as much as the drama. The second season is fun too just not quite as good as the first. But has quite the talented cast of new students including Kamenashi Kazuya, Akanishi Jin, and Hayami Mokomichi. The ratings for the second season are actually higher then first season.
Download the bit torrent files for the SARS hard sub release complete series 1 and 2 here. All the episodes are well seeded.
I posted a YouTube video of the Gokusen theme song Feel Your Breeze by the band V6 with clips from the show is after the screen shots .