Cover of the first volume of Dragon Zakura manga
|Written by||Norifusa Mita|
|Original run||October 2003 – 2007|
|Directed by||Renpei Tsukamoto
|Original run||July 8, 2005 – September 16, 2005|
Dragon Zakura (ドラゴン桜 Doragon Zakura?) is a Japanese manga by Norifusa Mita. The manga has sold over 6 million copies, and won the 2005 Kodansha Manga Award for general manga and an Excellence Prize at the 2005 Japan Media Arts Festival. It was adapted into live action television series of the same name broadcast on TBS in 2005.
Kenji Sakuragi is a poor lawyer and ex-motorcycle gang member looking for an opportunity to boost his career. His chance finally comes with the nearly bankrupt and notorious Ryuuzan High School, universally referred to as "baka gakkou" (stupid school). There, he sets up a special class that aims to prepare five students to pass the entrance exam of University of Tokyo,which is the finest university in Japan.
- Master of Study, a 2010 South Korean drama series based on Dragon Zakura.
- Ohara, Atsushi (September 3, 2013). "'Dragon Zakura' comic to be remade in Indonesia to meet local needs". Asahi Shimbun. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
- Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
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