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Great Teacher Onizuka

Great Teacher Onizuka

Alternative Titles

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 24, 2000
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.801 (scored by 101920 users)
Ranked: #272
Popularity: #97
Members: 175,637
Favorites: 8,290
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

comedy drama school slice of life

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]

Related Anime

Adaptation: GTO
Prequel: Shonan Junai Gumi!

Characters & Voice Actors

Aizawa, Miyabi
Aizawa, Miyabi
Main
Lee, Wendee
English
Lee, Wendee
Noda, Junko
Japanese
Noda, Junko
...
Fuyutsuki, Azusa
Fuyutsuki, Azusa
Main
Lee, Wendee
English
Lee, Wendee
Orikasa, Fumiko
Japanese
Orikasa, Fumiko
...
Kanzaki, Urumi
Kanzaki, Urumi
Main
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Japanese
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Ruff, Michelle
English
Ruff, Michelle
...
Kikuchi, Yoshito
Kikuchi, Yoshito
Main
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Japanese
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Thornton, Kirk
English
Thornton, Kirk
...

Staff

Abe, Noriyuki
Director, Storyboard, Recording Engineer
Tsuru, Toshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Porno Graffitti
Theme Song Performance
Terayama, Shuuji
Theme Song Lyrics



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Sep 20, 2009
Rakuen42
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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May 1, 2007
amaity
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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Jun 16, 2009
yusuke116
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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Jul 29, 2014
Hi-Five_Ghost
If I had a teacher like Onizuka I would actually have enjoyed school and looked forward to attending every day. The show itself is good but he makes it great. For those of you who have yet to watch it, please let me try and convince you with a short review to give it a try. This is my review.

Contains Minor Spoilers

Story
The story of GTO concerns Eikichi Onizuka, a reformed biker gang leader that strives to be a great teacher and meet chicks. The story of the teacher that reforms delinquents has been done countless times but the story of GTO feels fresh. For one, read more
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Recommendations

GTO and Golden Boy are extremely similar in style and humor - both feature honest and hardworking leads who will go to great lengths to make a difference in another person's life. And both are prone to trouble, especially when women are involved. The two shows have their differences though - they're similar enough that I'm absolutely sure anyone who enjoys one should watch the other, but not so similar that either feels like a ripoff.
Both of these shows follow the same formula, featuring a rough-around-the-edges new teacher reaching out to problem students who eat normal teachers for breakfast. GTO is the funnier of the two by a long shot, but they're both quite good.
Apart from the main characters being completely random, both series having re-occurring characters and a similar style of humor, there are not too many similarities. However, if you like either of these series, your almost guaranteed to love the other! Both start out fairly slow, so watch at least the first 5 episodes and you WILL be hooked.
both have a delincuent its the main character and both are to die laughing. ... and of course both happens in the school
both animes are from the 90's hence they have the same art style. both main characters are delinquents trying to change to be good. they are very funny and memorable characters and will make you come back for more.
Seiji gives you a feeling that he is just like Onizuka when he was young... of course both animes are not that similar... but both of them are pretty fun

Opening Theme

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

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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