In the twelfth volume of The Early Years, Danma wishes are about to come true. The troubled teen might have a family but his dad has not provided much of a home for years. Living out of an abandoned school bus, he never thought he would have friends let alone a steady girlfriend. And now the time has come for him to make a major life choice. Will Danma take the next step into adulthood? He may have to leave his friends behind as well as his beloved OniBaku. But then again isn't that what the gang was made for to start? For love and strength and a whole lot of fun in between!
And to teach a teen with a death wish the true meaning of fear Onizuka joins a drag race along Shonan's most vibrant roadways.