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Front of the school as appeared in the film. Notice the absurd amount of graffiti, especially "HOTEL"

The Eighth District Youth Vocational Training School is a reform school designed to train/educate delinquent and criminal youths[1] in the eighth district of Neo-Tokyo. Unlike a normal senmon gakkō, the school is more similar to a juvenile detention center. It appears to be a rundown and dilapidated college building with graffiti on most of the walls[2] and loitering students scattered about. Member's of the Capsule gang, including Shotaro Kaneda[1], and Tetsuo Shima[3] were sent to this school by the officials to act as students. This establishment appears to be a single-sex school, with most of the attendees being male. In the film scenes showing what happens inside the school, most (in not all) of the students don't listen to their lectures and completely ignore it altogether. The kids appear to be passed out or talking to their peers.

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Like most detention centers, the school system practices extreme corporal punishment. Misbehaving students (such as Kaneda and his friends) line up and one-by-one receive a single punch in the face by the "gym teacher" Mr. Takaba, even for even minor offenses. Also, any student who behaves right and works well will be deemed fit to reenter society; while those who are not good enough will be shipped off to the asylum for the rest of their days, or be tried in a regular "adult" court.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Manga: Book 1, Page 33
  2. Manga: Book 1, Page 32
  3. Manga: Book 1, Page 108
  4. Manga: Book 1, Page 34
  5. Manga: Book 1, Page 112