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Hammer Session!


Alt Names: alt ハンマーセッション!alt 震撼鮮師alt Hammer Sesshonalt Hammer Sessionalt Hammer Time!alt Thầy Giáo Tuyệt Chiêu
Author: Tanahashi Namoshiro
Artist: Koganemaru Yamato
Genres: Action ActionComedy ComedyEcchi EcchiRomance RomanceSchool Life School LifeShounen Shounen
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: Two prisoners managed to escape after the police truck carrying them crashed on the highway. One of them , Mr Sawazaki is a gangster who has sent 10 opposite bosses to hospital. The other called "You" - our protagonist - is a con artist whose cheating profile has piled up to approximately 100 billion yen. Accidentally, "You" then becomes the new teacher for the nearby junior high school, under the new name Takeda Shindo, and according to a deal of "Hammer Session" with the headmaster.

The story is about a teacher who has a past record as a con-artist. It has its own unique taste, which makes it distinctive from other series about teachers, such as GTO and Gokusen.
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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Vol.11 Ch.95: Final Lesson
Hatigarm Scans RonBWL 3 days ago
Vol.11 Ch.94: Goodbye
Hatigarm Scans RonBWL A week ago
Vol.11 Ch.93: The last 24 hours
Hatigarm Scans RonBWL 2 weeks ago
Vol.11 Ch.92: Our Distance
Hatigarm Scans RonBWL 3 weeks ago
Vol.11 Ch.91: Five years later
Hatigarm Scans RonBWL 4 weeks ago
Vol.6 Ch.50.5: Love Passion Onsen
Hatigarm Scans RonBWL A week ago
Vol.5 Ch.37: Judo - In A Straight Line!?
S2Scans & Norway Scan askani 3 weeks ago
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282 Comments

woah some of the comments are really long and I like to discuss about opinions but I just to lazy to read them. Maybe later

Next chapter should be the last one?

According to MAL their are only 96 chapters so the next should be the last.

Now the only question is if Hatigarm Scans or some other group plans to do the sequel Hammer Session! in High School

woah some of the comments are really long and I like to discuss about opinions but I just to lazy to read them. Maybe later

Next chapter should be the last one?

Just 3 more huh, never thought i would ever see this finished seeing as it had a mere 30 chapters for a long long time lol 

 

kudos!

But those are not flaws that drive him towards swindling. It does occur to me that he started swindling because he had no family (from the mentor arc with dancing dreams). And while the students and the female teacher could be used to solve that issue (the things he had gained on his journey), he would still be using swindling to keep himself out of prison, making nothing changed. If he goes to prison, that would be a punishment, something that no other hammer session had. On this same note, using the people around him to solve his current predicament, would again, be as you stated, highly unreasonable.

This is exactly why I suggest he goes through absolutely no change. At the moment, there is literally no way to solve it under the current setting without something breaking. Him somehow deus ex machina-ing the investigation to escape would actually be the least damaging thing to happen, just south of him skipping town after revealing his identity. In fact, the idea of him skipping town after revealing his identity would actually be the absolutely best ending to the story BECAUSE it fits the motif perfectly.

All hammer sessions work like this:
-flaw causes character to do a bad thing,
-hachisuka escalates that bad thing to the absolute max,
-character realizes that the bad thing is wrong and stops before they get punished
-Hachisuka introduces a solution to the original flaw
-character permanently changes for good.

If we suppose having no family is the flaw, swindling is the problem, and his surroundings are the solution, then because he is in a dead lock of losing his solution no matter what because he took it too far, it would serve as a perfect example of what he was trying to accomplish with the kids by stopping them. Because he took it too far, his punishment is losing his surroundings. Going to jail would be a way for punishment, but it also doesn't fit it thematically with the rest of the series. This is why I must rule it out as bad.

 

Actually the concept varies and doesn't have to be "enhancing the bad" - for example he encouraged Kurosawa to stand up to his mom by mean of survival life, help proving Inogaya's innocence by turning the witness' statement around - the point of Hammer Session is solving people's problem using his knowledge as a swindler to grasp on people's mind and determine the best course to set them straight again.

 

I see that you're not quite happy with the intended ending, but there is a reason behind him coming back, and while it's not the best, it's not the worst either.

That won't work. He's an escaped convict to begin with, AND the cops already confirmed his identity following last arc. Unlike with the newspaper, it's not possible to trick the police or buy them altogether - they know where he is and they know he is the wanted man.

And no, he DOES have flaw, mainly his devil side when drunk and the ever naive-around-girls personality.

But those are not flaws that drive him towards swindling. It does occur to me that he started swindling because he had no family (from the mentor arc with dancing dreams). And while the students and the female teacher could be used to solve that issue (the things he had gained on his journey), he would still be using swindling to keep himself out of prison, making nothing changed. If he goes to prison, that would be a punishment, something that no other hammer session had. On this same note, using the people around him to solve his current predicament, would again, be as you stated, highly unreasonable.

This is exactly why I suggest he goes through absolutely no change. At the moment, there is literally no way to solve it under the current setting without something breaking. Him somehow deus ex machina-ing the investigation to escape would actually be the least damaging thing to happen, just south of him skipping town after revealing his identity. In fact, the idea of him skipping town after revealing his identity would actually be the absolutely best ending to the story BECAUSE it fits the motif perfectly.

All hammer sessions work like this:
-flaw causes character to do a bad thing,
-hachisuka escalates that bad thing to the absolute max,
-character realizes that the bad thing is wrong and stops before they get punished
-Hachisuka introduces a solution to the original flaw
-character permanently changes for good.

If we suppose having no family is the flaw, swindling is the problem, and his surroundings are the solution, then because he is in a dead lock of losing his solution no matter what because he took it too far, it would serve as a perfect example of what he was trying to accomplish with the kids by stopping them. Because he took it too far, his punishment is losing his surroundings. Going to jail would be a way for punishment, but it also doesn't fit it thematically with the rest of the series. This is why I must rule it out as bad.

Simple: he wins by forcing the police out or tricking them. Any sort of character resolution would be incredibly forced considering he has no flaw to resolve. No flaws was ever introduced to make him a swindler. Trying to invent and resolve one now would be asinine.

 

That won't work. He's an escaped convict to begin with, AND the cops already confirmed his identity following last arc. Unlike with the newspaper, it's not possible to trick the police or buy them altogether - they know where he is and they know he is the wanted man.

 

And no, he DOES have flaw, mainly his devil side when drunk and the ever naive-around-girls personality.

I'm not gonna spoil it for you, but tell me Mr. Genius, if both endings are "bad taste" to you, WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU SUGGEST HIM TO DO HERE?

Seriously people, why bother reading if you find the chapters not as good as you want/expect 'em to? Just drop it, it's still not too late.

Simple: he wins by forcing the police out or tricking them. Any sort of character resolution would be incredibly forced considering he has no flaw to resolve. No flaws was ever introduced to make him a swindler. Trying to invent and resolve one now would be asinine.

All the hammer sessions to this point revolved around solving a flaw that his students had that led them into the situation they were in. Hachisuka has no flaw, he is an incredibly flat character in that respect. Because of this, any attempt at a hammer session would break the concept of one and weaken the entire premise of the story.

Why do I still read it? Because I've enjoyed it up into now, and nothing suggests that the ending I've stated could not happen. It is just the way the author hinted at what is going to happen made the other endings also a possibility.

Is this going to be a bullshit ending where he turns himself in in front of his students to make a lesson out of it? That would be almost an antithesis of this entire series so far. All the way up until now, he has made points about students doing what they want and to believe in themselves, showing them that they don't necessarily have to do crimes. Turning himself in would be saying that rather than you yourself being right, the social institution is always right, undermining the entire story thus far. All those hammer sessions just went up in smoke.

Alternatively, having the students save him would also leave just as bad a taste in the mouth. It would essentially be a reverse hammer session with him as the subject. While fitting, would be entirely and wholely unrealistic in this otherwise accurate modern setting.

 

I'm not gonna spoil it for you, but tell me Mr. Genius, if both endings are "bad taste" to you, WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU SUGGEST HIM TO DO HERE?

 

Seriously people, why bother reading if you find the chapters not as good as you want/expect 'em to? Just drop it, it's still not too late.

Is this going to be a bullshit ending where he turns himself in in front of his students to make a lesson out of it? That would be almost an antithesis of this entire series so far. All the way up until now, he has made points about students doing what they want and to believe in themselves, showing them that they don't necessarily have to do crimes. Turning himself in would be saying that rather than you yourself being right, the social institution is always right, undermining the entire story thus far. All those hammer sessions just went up in smoke.

Alternatively, having the students save him would also leave just as bad a taste in the mouth. It would essentially be a reverse hammer session with him as the subject. While fitting, would be entirely and wholely unrealistic in this otherwise accurate modern setting.

I feel like some more troublesome stuffs is coming along this way.

I've read all the chapters published till now, n I agree the quality of the arc is not as good as the earlier arc. But, it's still fun n good to be read (since there's great message for the readers). The ending is also good enough... Thus, I hope mr/miss RonBWL keep translating the sequel... My thanks to the author, scanslator, n the comment section who keeps giving different opinion, n enrich the discussion... Good luck for everyone

Axed...? But there's a sequel...

 

I said "even if it's axed", there is no confirmation and most people will agree it's not. But some are stubborn enough to not accept it since the arcs are not up to their "standard" so they blame the author for "rushing" it. Then again, this is a matter of personal opinions, I have no saying.

This manga still does a decent job on heading toward the ending, even if it's axed.


Axed...? But there's a sequel...

@Silicoln: There's only so much one can think about, and while it's not a masterpiece, I don't call it cheap either. Try reading those 1000+ chapters manga and you will see there are TONS of cliches thrown in to justify the length. This manga still does a decent job on heading toward the ending, even if it's axed.

 

If you are that easily offended by the arc not meeting your "standard", I suggest not reading the sequel at all. Just saying.

No one cares, your here to read not review, that's what stars are for, second pretty dumb to leave now considering there's under 10 chapters left in this

You cared enough to quote mate. But at any rate, I just felt I had to leave a comment considering how much I had been enjoying it up until this most recent arc. It's such a shame to see good mangas get axed and the authors just rush to the end. I don't see why leaving now is considered dumb, are you convinced that forcing yourself to read what you once found good but has now turned into soap opera non-sense (the "court", attempted murders, huge tonal shift) just to see an ending as "good"? I'll take the most recent arc as "the ending". The hospitalization of the previous principal was a good cliffhanger. 

 

At any rate, now that we're done, here's a "hammer session" for you as it were. I don't hate the author. I don't hate this manga. I simply noticed that this work had been axed and was throwing half-baked plots, characters, and scenarios in at the last minute that didn't seem to match the previous tone. I also noticed that the complete misuse of pretty messed up subjects (child abuse/molestation/rape), such as being used as plot contrivances versus actual backstory with fleshed out characters. If you enjoy it, as I said before, I tip my hat to you. I simply don't anymore and felt the need to leave a reason considering that the humor of this manga had been fun and the story refreshing.

 

No need to take it so personally.

And that's the end of this manga for me. Seriously that was an incredibly cheap move to try and tug at a reader's heartstrings. Did the author run out of ideas? Ever since the new principal was put into place it feels like this manga is on a fast track. Reminds me of every manga that got cancelled where every major plot and characters that are still on the drawing board all get thrown in within a few chapters.
 
That being said, I did truly enjoy the story and characters up until this most recent arc, but the introduction of Amagi was the end for me. You can give her a tragic backstory, hell you can bring in child abuse and molestation/rape, but that does not justify her actions. That does not tell me that she's worth saving or protecting, especially after TWO attempted murders. I mean....the hell? The author does not have the ability to properly talk about these issues, so instead he's scrambling at extremes to keep the manga relevant. Don't bring up these hard issues without giving them the proper respect, don't use them as a quick emotion/attention grabber.
 
So no, I apologize to those who still enjoy this and truly hope that you can remain so until this manga ends. But I can't. I've seen the lows that this author is willing to go to. I tip my hat to you all, but my respect for this author has plummeted so I'll be leaving.


No one cares, your here to read not review, that's what stars are for, second pretty dumb to leave now considering there's under 10 chapters left in this

And that's the end of this manga for me. Seriously that was an incredibly cheap move to try and tug at a reader's heartstrings. Did the author run out of ideas? Ever since the new principal was put into place it feels like this manga is on a fast track. Reminds me of every manga that got cancelled where every major plot and characters that are still on the drawing board all get thrown in within a few chapters.

 

That being said, I did truly enjoy the story and characters up until this most recent arc, but the introduction of Amagi was the end for me. You can give her a tragic backstory, hell you can bring in child abuse and molestation/rape, but that does not justify her actions. That does not tell me that she's worth saving or protecting, especially after TWO attempted murders. I mean....the hell? The author does not have the ability to properly talk about these issues, so instead he's scrambling at extremes to keep the manga relevant. Don't bring up these hard issues without giving them the proper respect, don't use them as a quick emotion/attention grabber.

 

So no, I apologize to those who still enjoy this and truly hope that you can remain so until this manga ends. But I can't. I've seen the lows that this author is willing to go to. I tip my hat to you all, but my respect for this author has plummeted so I'll be leaving. 

I was thinking more along the lines of "Guns solve all problems", but sure~

Sensei is a real Americun

You mean he's a con-man? :o

Never ceases to amaze me, Hachisuka-sensei

 

even got the Principle around his finger now 

Sensei is a real Americun

Yep, no problem that can't be solved with matricide, sensei.

Highly apologize for the late release today, something's wrong on my part or bato's approval so I had to upload the chapter again :D

Thanks RonBWL for translating the chapters. This has quickly become one of my favorite mangas.

so only 10 chapters left, thanks a lot for the regular chapters guys

 

Hachisuka never fails to amuse, best swindler/teacher


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