Upon checking Fujisawa Toru’s twitter for the first time in a while, I realised that there has been some startling information posted on there that I have shamefully overlooked!
On the 24th of May, Fujisawa Toru made the following tweet:
“From the end of June, in commemoration for the new GTO drama, a manga starring the close friend of GTO’s Eikichi, Ryuji, will be starting in Shonen Magazine. Don’t miss it!”
Yes ladies and gentlemen. It appears Fujisawa will be starting a new GTO-related manga this month with none other than Danma Ryuji as the main character! Aside from this tweet I haven’t been able to find any further information on this, but keep your eyes on this space and the forum for all the latest information as we dig it up!
For those who are unfamiliar with him, Ryuji starred alongside Onizuka as one of the two protagonists of Shonan Jun’ai Gumi. He is one half of the Onibaku duo, representing the baku or “blast” in the word, while Onizuka represents the Oni or “demon”. In GTO Ryuji fell into the background as a minor supporting character who appears occasionally, while Onizuka took the lead completely.
With this announcement, GTO fans certainly have a full calender of GTO related things to look out for!
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