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Seito Shokun! (生徒諸君! Yūkan Kurabu?, lit. "Attention Students!") is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Yoko Shoji. It is serialized in Kodansha's Shōjo Friend from 1977 to 1984. The individual chapters were published into 24 tankōbon by Kodansha between February 1978 and June 1985.[1][2] Seito Shokun! won the second Kodansha Manga Award in 1978 for the shōjo category.[3]

Kodansha made a one-shot spin-off of the series in September, 1983[4] and re-released the manga into 12 kanzenban volumes between December 12, 1995 and March 12, 1996.[5][6]

The sequel to the manga, Seito Shokun! Kyoshi-hen (生徒諸君!教師編?) had its first tankōbon published on April 13, 2004.[7]

The manga was adapted into an original video animation by Ashi Productions. Directed by Mitsuo Kusakabe, it was broadcast on Fuji TV on February 23, 1986.

The manga was adapted into a Japanese television drama of the same name. Directed by Karaki Marehiro and Tamura Naoki, the drama's 10 episodes was broadcast on TV Asahi between April 20, 2007 and June 22, 2007.

Manga

Kodansha released the manga's 24 tankōbon between February 1978 and June 1985.[1][2] In September, 1983, Kodansha released a one-shot spin-off of Seito Shokun!, called Seito Shokun! Gaiden (生徒諸君!外伝?).[4] Kodansha re-released the manga in 12 kanzenban volumes. The first three kanzenbans were released on December 12, 1995.[5] The fourth fifth and sixth kanzenban volumes were released on January 12, 1996.[8] The seventh, eighth and ninth kanzenban volumes were released on February 9, 1996.[9] The final three kanzenban volumes were released on March 12, 1996.[6] Kodansha released a sequel of the manga, called Seito Shokun! Kyoshi-hen (生徒諸君!教師編?). It is still on-going with the first tankōbon volumes published on April 13, 2004.[7]

Reception

Seito Shokun! received the won the second Kodansha Manga Award in 1978 for the shōjo category.[3]

The fourteenth volume of Seito Shokun! Kyoshi-hen was ranked 10th on the Tohan charts between March 11 and 17, 2008.[10] The sixteenth volume of Seito Shokun! Kyoshi-hen was ranked 10th on the Tohan charts between November 11 and 17, 2008.[11] The seventeenth volume of Seito Shokun! Kyoshi-hen was ranked 26th on the Tohan charts between February 10 and 16, 2009.[12]

Carl Gustav Horn, writing for the appendix to Manga: The Complete Guide, states that it was the second shōjo manga translated into English after The Rose of Versailles, and appreciated its "spitfire" heroine.[13]

References

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  3. 3.0 3.1 Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
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  10. "Japanese Comic Ranking, March 11–17". Anime News Network. 2008-03-19. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  11. "Japanese Comic Ranking, November 11–17". Anime News Network. 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  12. "Japanese Comic Ranking, February 10–16". Anime News Network. 2009-02-18. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  13. http://www.suvudu.com/2009/11/365-days-of-manga-day-64-seito-shokun.html

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