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.

Majisuka Gakuen
Majisuka Gakuen 4 Promotion
Also known asMajisuka Academy
Kanji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
Original release
NetworkTV Tokyo Seasons 1-3
Nippon TV Season 4 & part of Season 5
Hulu Japan Season 5
ReleaseJanuary 9, 2010 (2010-01-09) –
October 26, 2015 (2015-10-26)
Related
AKBingo!
AKB48 Show!
Innocent Lilies
Cabasuka Gakuen

The first season aired in 2010 on TV Tokyo.[1] A second season Majisuka Gakuen 2 was aired the following year.

The third 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 fourth season, which returned to the same continuity as seasons 1 and 2, was aired on January 19, 2015. On the same year, a fifth season was announced and for the first time will be aired exclusively on internet, by the streaming site Hulu 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.[2]

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 band Kishidan. It was aired on November 28, 2015, on NTV at 25:05 JST and run for half an hour.[3]

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 fist fighting 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.[4]

Seasons edit

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 edit

Majisuka All-Girls High School edit

Homeroom 2-C edit

Rappapa (Wind Instrument Club) - "Top of Majijo" edit

Other Students edit

Yabakune All-Girls High School edit

Other Casts edit

2nd Season Cast edit

Majisuka All-Girls High School edit

Rappapa (Wind Instrument Club) - "Top of Majijo" edit

Tsu no Ji Rengou edit

Other Students edit

2nd Year

Majisuka Graduates edit

Yabakune All-Girls High School edit

Other Students edit

Yabakune Graduates edit

Sutegoro High School edit

Others edit

3rd Season Cast edit

Prison "HOPE" edit

Team Habu edit

Team Mongoose edit

Other Prisoners edit

Prison Staff edit

  • Yoriko Douguchi as Prison Head
  • Yasuji Kimura as Nozomu Dedokoro, Prison Warden
  • Koiku Misawa, Tomoyasu Yamamoto, Daisuke Hibari, Yuichiro Suzuki, and Kenzo Fukutsu as Jailers

Others edit

4th Season Cast edit

Majisuka All-Girls High School edit

Rappapa (Wind Instrument Club) - "Top of Majijo" edit

Team Hinabe (2nd Year) edit

Kamisori & Zombie (1st Year) edit

Other students edit

3rd Year edit

2nd Year edit

Gekioko High School Nursing Department edit

3rd Year edit

2nd Year edit

Year Unknown (Most Likely 1st Year) edit

Casual Diner: Asobina edit

Majisuka Graduates edit

Yabakune All-Girls High School edit

4th Season Gaiden edit

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 edit

Majisuka All-Girls High School edit

  • Jurina Matsui as Center, Transfer Student; She quit being a nurse after she saw the news of Salt killed by an assassin.
  • Haruka Kodama as Katsuzetsu, Transfer Student

Rappapa (Wind Instrument Club) - "Top of Majijo" edit

Team Hinabe edit

1st Year Students edit

Other students edit

Gekioko High School Nursing Department edit

Yabakune All-Girls High School edit

Casual Diner: Asobina edit

Majisuka Graduates edit

  • Rina Kawaei as Bakamono, Ex.Rappapa Four Heavenly Queens

Cameo appearance edit

5th Season Gaiden edit

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 edit

Shekarashika Joshi Shōgyō edit

Kisarazu Yankee Corps edit

  • Show Ayanocozey as Show, Ageman's ex.boyfriend
  • Hikaru Saotome as Mimiuchi
  • Hitomi Saionji as Teigaku
  • Hoshi Grandmarnier as Taigaku
  • Shouchikubai Shiratori as Master

Kyabasuka Gakuen (2016) edit

Majimuri Gakuen (2018) edit

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).[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

Majimuri Gakuen: Rai (2021) edit

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).[8][9]

Majimuri Gakuen: Loudness (2021) edit

In July 2021, a third stage play was announced, titled Majimuri Gakuen: LOUDNESS (マジムリ学園-Loudness), and will be presented as a combination of stage play and concert.

The play is set two years after the events of the drama, with Nero and König set to confront Null, who has become the leader of Arashigaoka Student council.[10]

References edit

  1. ^ マジすか学園 (2010) (in Japanese). Allcinema.net. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  2. ^ "島崎遥香が単独主演『マジすか学園5』過激すぎて地上波は無理!?全話はHulu独占配信". plus.tver.jp (in Japanese). July 17, 2015. Retrieved April 9, 2023.
  3. ^ マジすか学園0 (2015) (in Japanese). Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  4. ^ 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 August 2, 2018.
  5. ^ マジムリ学園. 日本テレビ (in Japanese). Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  6. ^ 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 August 2, 2018.
  7. ^ 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 January 28, 2021. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  8. ^ "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). February 26, 2021. Retrieved March 14, 2021.
  9. ^ "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 March 14, 2021.
  10. ^ "AKB48による舞台「マジムリ学園」第3弾は岡田奈々、岡部麟、村山彩希のトリプル主演". ステージナタリー (in Japanese). July 9, 2021. Retrieved May 24, 2022.

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