I couldn't find a thread to chat about this awesome series so I started one. Just started watching this series a few hours ago and I'm so completely addicted. Probably sounds like a blasphemy if I say I think it's better than the original 1998 version but I find this version so much more intense. The 1998 version had a better camaraderie between the students and was friendlier/nicer in general. But the 2012 version follows the manga better, the story flows faster, is edgier, and the rivalry between the students is really strong and exciting. Good thing Onizuka sensei's head can take so much beating. These students keep him on his toes. The actress for Aizawa Miyabi did an amazing job.