Yamaguchi Kumiko is next in line to be the boss of the Kuroda Ikka yakuza clan due to her parents' death. However, fresh out of college, Kumiko decides to pursue her lifelong dream of being a teacher. Now hired as a mathematics teacher at an all-boys school, Kumiko must hide her true identity. She's assigned to class 3D, inhabited by the worst of the worst delinquents. Popularly called "Yankumi" by her students, she tries her best to gain the respect of and offer help to these students who'd like nothing more to make her life a living hell.
With a history of leading a motorcycle gang and getting bad grades in school, why would 22 year old Onizuka ever want to become a teacher? Is it to educate young minds or spread the joy of education? Sure, if it involves being able to look up high school girls' skirts! Watch as this would-be educator uses his own life lessons and unconstituted methods as a means to control a delinquent class of students -- students who certainly aren't as happy to have him as a teacher as he is happy to be teaching...
Both titles are telling a story about a very unusual teacher, having been assigned to class full of problematic kids. The teacher have to gain his/her students trust, by helping them get through the problem they face and/or the troubles they cause. Both mangas go for "school should teach a way to live" theme.
Both main characters are good at fighting and have some sort of violent past ( bikers gang in case of Onizuka and yakuza family in case of Kumiko). The main difference is their gender, and the gender of potential readers (GTO is shounen while Gokusen is Josei)
Both GTO and Gokusen are based on similar idea. Both revolve around a high-school teacher coming from not so normal environment. In case of GTO it is a motorcycle gang and in case of Gokusen it is yakuza. Similar situations appear in both of those manga, however they are usually resolved differently. That is mainly beacuse Onizuka and Yonkumi have different personalities and lets not forget opposite sex. You will probably like one of those if you liked the other, but odds are you might even like one of those if you didn't like the other.
Sachie Wakamura's mother has just passed away, making her an orphan. Suddenly, a man claiming to be her grandfather appears asking Sachie to live with him. Things aren't as simple as they seem to be when she realizes her grandfather is the boss of a yakuza gang and she is to live with him and the rest of his men. To make matters worse she is assigned a bodyguard named Rakuto, who is the handsome, popular student council president at her new school. Sachie must now try to fit in with her new family and deal with her developing feelings for Rakuto, who appears to only see her as the granddaughter of his boss. Are Sachie and Rakuto destined to continue in this master-servant relationship forever or will her feelings finally be reciprocated?
If you liked reading Gokusen, then you would definitely enjoy reading this manga. Both centers around an orphan girl who gets to live with her only living relative... a Yakuza boss.
Arakure, however, is more of a love story than anything else. It's the ideal shoujo manga. It has action, comedy and romance all rolled up in one story. It's typically a high school version of Yankumi... only, she gets to have a love life.
If you like the setting in Wild Ones, you will love Gokusen. Both of those revolve around a yakuza ummm.... princess. Even though characters differ between those two, they still give a similar feel. Wild Ones is driven more by romance, while Gokusen is driven by comedy. Still there is a nicely done romance included in Gokusen.
While I believe Gokusen to be the better one of those two, I can't deny that the two of them do share a few themes. In both series we have a male student and a female teacher who can kick some ass and again in both there is something romantic in nature sparking between those two. Do I need to say more?
P.S. Too bad B.Reaction! was axed, before it got anywhere.
Both Yankumi from Gokusen and Maki from Change series, try to live a normal life despite being the heiresses of a yakuza family. There is this one "tiny" obstacle, namely the fearful yakuza woman mode. In case of Maki its a separate personality and in case of Yankumi it's subconsciously acting the way she was raised. If you liked the yakuza setting and the heroine in one of those manga, the other manga might be worth checking out.
P.S. Change series consist of Change 2!! and its sequel W Change!!
What could possibly 3 unrelated series like Unbalance x Unbalance, Enchanter and Gokusen have in common?
In all 3 of those series, the male lead happens to fall in love with a female teacher and in all 3 it takes him a lot of work and maturing to make her feel the same way about him as he feels about her.