Ranked #26

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 43
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 30, 1999 to Sep 24, 2000
Premiered: Summer 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.791 (scored by 117,518 users)
Ranked: #262
Popularity: #110
Members: 207,352
Favorites: 9,489
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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


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

More episodes Episodes(0/43)

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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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Nov 19, 2015
This by far was my favourite thing that I ever watched, Geat teacher Onizuka was the best thing I have seen in ages, in the beginning I said to myself this is too old to watch...GUESS WHAT, I have noticed that many of the old anime's are well written and have better Ideas and more rich context than most of the new ones.

Most the ones I watch nowadays are filled with the same cliches that are known in the anime world, for example; Strange overpowered character that doesn't talk to people, strange overpowered girl that doesn't talk to people, girls looking exactly the same read more
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Nov 8, 2015
A funky name, you maybe thinking, huh? You may haven’t heard this name or you may think it isn't that popular. But underneath all these, it originally is very good anime series. If you like Comedy and Slice Of Life-type anime, then go for it.
GTO, however, doesn’t aim to be just a good comedy, instead all other ‘spices’ are added in it. Along with the enjoyment, you may consider Onizuka (Protagonist) as a very influential character. The storyline is pretty decent but the only issue is that its short (43 episodes are just too less for GTO!). For the info, GTO manga won the 1998 read more
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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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Nov 12, 2015
If you haven't heard of this show you should stop whatever you're doing and give the first episode a sampling. GTO is an amazing classic that combines a likable, self-proclaimed pervert with an amazing character-based story showing the growth of the world's naughtiest group of students. His struggles and the lessons he teaches his students go beyond that one would normally expect from a teacher, and that is what makes this series good. What surprises me most about this show is that despite the male-oriented ecchi aspects, many girls also hold this show in high regard.

It struck me at first how dated the animation looks read more
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Anime: Golden Boy
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.  
reportRecommended by Krelian
Anime: Gokusen
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.  
reportRecommended by Krelian
Anime: Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV)
Despite there being many differences in the setting, you will find that as you watch GTO there's many parallels to Assassination Classroom. For example Onizuka-sensei while not being a Mach-20 octopus like Korosensei, is very OP in his own right. Also, both of them take a sometimes unconventional approach to teaching, like to fool around but have a tendency to impart the occasional piece of wisdom to help their students. Don't be dissuaded by the fact that GTO was from the 90s because there are some things that don't get worse with age! 
reportRecommended by kuity
Anime: Gintama
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. 
reportRecommended by llamaben
Anime: Denpa Kyoushi (TV)
Both are your non-standard teachers who help the students and "lecture" them outside of school. This is the he way deals with problematic kids, and aid the not so bad ones. However the differences are that Onizuka wanted to do it, but Junichirou didn't, and also Junichirou is open about the fact that he is a hardcore otaku and seems to have everything going for him. Unlike Onizuka who had to overcome many obstacles as a teacher, and fight for both the privilege to teach as well as many things and Junichirou had the job forced on him against his will. 
reportRecommended by imperlast
Anime: School Rumble
both have a delincuent its the main character and both are to die laughing. ... and of course both happens in the school 
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