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Great Teacher Onizuka


Alternative Titles

English: Great Teacher Onizuka
Synonyms: GTO
Japanese: グレート・ティーチャー・オニヅカ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 43
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 30, 1999 to Sep 17, 2000
Premiered: Summer 1999
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Fuji TV
Licensors: Discotek, TOKYOPOP
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.781 (scored by 134,215 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #282
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #122
Members: 241,833
Favorites: 10,790
8.78
Ranked #28Popularity #122Members 241,833
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Episodes: /43

Synopsis

Onizuka is a reformed biker gang leader who has his sights set on an honorable new ambition: to become the world's greatest teacher... for the purpose of meeting sexy high school girls. Okay, so he's mostly reformed.

However, strict administrators and a class of ruthless delinquents stand between Onizuka and his goal and they will use any means, however illegal or low, to drive the new teacher away. Perfect, because Onizuka's methods won't be found in any teaching manual; he cares about the difference between legal and illegal activities about as much as he cares for the age difference between himself and a high school girl.

So get ready for math that doesn't add up, language you'd be slapped for using, and biology that would make a grown man blush... unless of course, you're the Great Teacher Onizuka.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Characters & Voice Actors

Onizuka, Eikichi
Onizuka, Eikichi
Main
Takagi, Wataru
Japanese
Takagi, Wataru
Kanzaki, Urumi
Kanzaki, Urumi
Main
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Japanese
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Kikuchi, Yoshito
Kikuchi, Yoshito
Main
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Japanese
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Uchiyamada, Hiroshi
Uchiyamada, Hiroshi
Main
Cho
Japanese
Cho

Staff

Abe, Noriyuki
Abe, Noriyuki
Director, Storyboard, Recording Engineer
Tsuru, Toshiyuki
Tsuru, Toshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Hyde
Hyde
Theme Song Lyrics
L'Arc~en~Ciel
L'Arc~en~Ciel
Theme Song Performance


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Driver's High" by L'Arc~en~Ciel (eps 01-16)
#2: "Hitori no Yoru" by Porno Graffitti (eps 17-43)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Last Piece" by Kirari (eps 1-16)
#2: "Shizuku (しずく)" by Okuda Miwaku (eps 17-33)
#3: "CHERISHED MEMORIES" by Hong Kong Knife (eps 34-42)
#4: "Driver's High" by L'Arc~en~Ciel (ep 43)



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amaity
May 1, 2007
I was a little skeptical at first about this anime. I usually avoid the comedy/slice-of-life genre, but this anime came highly recommended by an old friend and boy am I glad I listened to him. GTO has to be one of the most well made anime package of its time.

The story is somewhat cliche: troublesome high school students with peculiar skills or traits trying to rid a teacher who's trying hard to to teach them a lesson in life. However, there are some very clever surprises and plot devices to keep the viewer poised for more. My only complaint is the read more
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Rakuen42
Sep 20, 2009
Eikichi Onizuka. 22 years old. Even as Japan keeps turning out more new anime, there’s still perfectly good series out there from the past, and that’s especially true for people who might have been introduced to anime just recently. It’s hard to believe that GTO will be 10 years old this June, but age has nothing to do with a good anime. So I’ve devoted the last few days of my life to this series.

The premise is simple, if not a bit cracked out, and the first episode serves to illustrate. Onizuka is a former Yakuza who always had a dream of becoming a teacher, read more
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Polyphemus
Jul 31, 2013
Great Teacher Onizuka had some potential, but all of the humor is repetitive and juvenile, while unrealistic dramatic scenes dominate the plot more and more as the series drags on. It basically fails on both fronts. Plot points and devices are reused to the point where they become dull, and they get increasingly ridiculous as the series progresses. Not in a good way, of course. Holy melodrama, batman! This anime is chock full of bullshit backstories that are supposed to make us go “awwwwww, they’re not a bad guy/girl after all!” by the way. Yeah, it’s definitely as irritating and ineffective as it sounds.


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yusuke116
Jun 16, 2009
I finished this series a while back but i was bored so i decided to write this..

What happens when you take a situation comedy, a schoolyard farce, and a stiff shot of hard-hitting commentary on modern youth and the issues facing the Japanese educational system, mix them together in one anime series, and shake vigorously? You get something wonderful, and that something is called GTO. The series tempers itself with a grounding in reality and addresses serious social issues, but by mixing raunchy humor with a bit of an edge, Onizuka's lovable-loser-with-attitude persona, and a collection of wild situations that any prime-time comedy would be read more
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