|"What's wrong with crows? Compared to a poor bird that's been caged and has forgotten how to fly, this is much better. I'm fine with being a crow!"|
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Bouya Harumichi is a new transfer student to Suzuran all-boys high school, a place where only the worst delinquents assemble. Due to its large amount of delinquents who are hated by the general people for their inauspiciousness, similarily to crows, it is also known as "Crows high school". Harumichi is an insanely strong fighter but has a irresponsible personality, how will he act in this new environment where every one is a deliquent? There are 3 extra manga stories related to this series. Crows is a prequel to Worst.
Children cry in fear just because his looks. QP (real name Ishida Kotori), known across the town as a legend who used to go to Bonten High, has returned after a four year absence. Working at a gas station, he's trying to live a quiet life, but his old best friend Azuma Ryou has something else in mind. Azuma intends to have Kotori stand at the top of the gang he has been building since high school. Despite his best intentions, is QP forced to fall back into his violent ways?!
Worst follows the story of Tsukishima Hana. Upon moving to the city from a remote village, Hana takes up residence in a boarding house and soon after enrolls as a freshman in the city's most notorious school, Suzuran All-Boys High. At Suzuran a student's success is measured by knowledge of the streets, not books. Wits and endurance are the only school supplies necessary. Tests are taken on the battlefield, and only those left standing pass.
Hana vows to become Suzuran's one and only leader. Many have attempted, few have come close, but no one to date has achieved total domination. While Hana's true destiny is unknown, it is evident from his first day of class that he will go down in Suzuran's history as a legend. Worst is the sequel to Crows.
Crows has also been loosely adapted into three live-action films: Crows Zero in 2007, Crows Zero 2 in 2009 (both directed by Takashi Miike), Crows Explode (directed by Toshiaki Toyoda) in 2014. The 2007 Japanese action film based on the manga by Hiroshi Takahashi was directed by Takashi Miike with a screenplay by Shogo Muto, and stars Shun Oguri, Kyōsuke Yabe, Meisa Kuroki, and Takayuki Yamada. The plot serves as a prequel to the manga, and focuses on the power struggle between gangs of students at Suzuran All-Boys High School.
The films have subsequently been adapted into official prequel manga written by Takahashi with art by Kenichiro Naitou, TETSUHIRO Kirakawa, and Tatsuya Kanda entitled Crows Zero, Crows Zero II: Suzuran x Housen and Crows Explode (Manga). (Because of certain references made in the manga Worst, events and characters from the ZERO series are now considered canon, specifically protagonist Genji Takiya and rival Serizawa Tamao)