Kuroki Hitomi

GTO 2012 Eps 1-3

He’s got the hair and he’s got the bike. But does AKIRA have what it takes to be Onizuka?

As you can see, morbid curiosity got the better of me after all.

I always knew that the remake wouldn’t be able to override the affection I have for the 1998 version but I have a soft spot for high school dramas and their promise of endless student hijinks, so I was hoping that it would be as entertaining as Gokusen (the first one) or Tumbling at least.

My first thought while watching this remake was: Did the brief to the production team specifically request them to suck all the life out of GTO or what? (more…)