Ranked #14
GTO (Manga)

GTO

Alternative Titles

English: GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka
Synonyms: GTO: Tomoko's Big Adventures
Japanese: GTO ジー ティー オー

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 25
Chapters: 208
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 11, 1996 to Jan 30, 2002
Authors: Fujisawa, Tohru (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.941 (scored by 19872 users)
Ranked: #142
Popularity: #54
Members: 36,132
Favorites: 4,252
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.

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]

Also contains the gaiden "GTO: Great Toroko Oppai♡" (Tomoko's Big Adventures).

Background

Published in English as GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka by the now defunct Tokyopop from April 23, 2002 to August 9, 2005.

GTO won the 1998 Kodansha Manga Award for shounen.

Several live action adaptations of GTO were made. A 12-episode television drama directed by Masayuki Suzuki was broadcast from July 7, 1998 to September 22, 1998; it was followed by a film adaptation by the same director released on December 18, 1999. The theatrical version went on to become the 10th highest grossing Japanese film of 2000. A second drama adaptation directed by Imai Kazuhisa was broadcast from July 3, 2012, to September 11, 2012. A joint project between Japanese and Taiwanese productions created the dual language project, GTO in Taiwan, also directed by Imai Kazuhisa. The four-episode series was aired first in Taiwan starting from March 22, 2014 to April 12, 2014. These episodes aired in Japan at a later date. Another GTO drama was aired in 2014 directed by Ken Iizuka, eleven episodes were aired from July 8, to September 16.

Related Manga


Characters

 Eikichi
Onizuka, Eikichi
Main
 Urumi
Kanzaki, Urumi
Main
 Yoshito
Kikuchi, Yoshito
Main
 Hiroshi
Uchiyamada, Hiroshi
Main
 Tomoko
Nomura, Tomoko
Main
 Noboru
Yoshikawa, Noboru
Main
 Azusa
Fuyutsuki, Azusa
Main

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Noir
Nov 15, 2008 9:54 AM
I've hunted this manga for quite a while but there were always problems with the order. The translation was poorly done because it had a lot of spelling mistakes in it and failed to use proper use of the English language in some scenes.

That aside, this is by far the best manga I have ever read. I am stunned, the concept is so simple but so well thought out.

Well let’s start with a quick introduction to the story. Eikichi Onizuka is a 22 year old virgin and ex-gang leader of the dreaded motorcycle gang “Oni-Baku”. He’s a street punk with piercings and bleached hair, a read more
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h0riz0nLine
Oct 7, 2007 10:37 AM
I can only use one word to describe this manga, OUTSTANDING! This is definitely must-read manga for all shounen manga lovers!

The story is nevertheless to say, more than great. I didn't talk this blindly, though. This manga can describes what is going wrong with the education system in this era. The story can makes you more mature by understanding the society more deeply than ever. If you are thinking 'manga should not be too realistic' right now, then you are definitely wrong. While it describes how serious the problem is, it also slips many sense of humor (most of it is perverted one :P) and read more
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ThatAnimeSnob
Dec 12, 2011 4:06 PM
(just for the record, this is a slight alteration of my anime review)

School comedies became a trend after the success of Urusei Yatsura in the mid 80’s. Many others tried to repeat the success but none managed to get to the same heights, mostly because all that followed had less to offer. Less likable characters, less context, less things to ponder about. All that changed when GTO came to be and proved how even a school comedy can be educational and entertaining at the same time. This is the story of Onizuka, an ex-gang member who decides to become a teacher mostly to fulfil read more
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Polyphemus
Jul 31, 2013 6:26 PM
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. Plot points and devices are reused to the point where they become dull, and they get so full-of-shit that there is actually a scene where a girl being told she’s a test-tube baby psychologically essentially scars her for life. Holy melodrama, batman! This manga is huge on bullshit backstories that are supposed to make us go “awwwwww, not a bad guy/girl after all!” by the way. Yeah, it’s definitely as irritating and ineffective as it read more
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Denpa Kyoushi is like GTO for the 21. century. Both Onizuka and Kagami help students in their own way, Kagami using that brilliant brain of his and Onizuka pulling through with sheer strength and willpower. 
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Awhile after its GTO-theft introduction period, it does go off in its own martial arts / The Karate  read more 
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Manga: Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
GTO and Ansatsu Kyoushitsu not only feature a teacher as a major main character but also what goes inside the classroom can be quite humorous with the amount of gags and themes. The main male protagonist teacher their students with some unusual methods although they are genuine about their roles. There is a large amount of focus on characterization in both series when we find out about the students as well. Do note that Ansatsu Kyoushitsu portrays supernatural elements by adding unnatural events with assassination as a theme as well. GTO on the other hand has more realism. 
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Hotman is a slice-of-life master's take on GTO.

Enzo is pretty much Onizuka with a daughter & four younger siblings. Where as Oni made his class his 'family', Enzo sacrifices himself for his real family as he deals with the mistakes of his past. Along the way, he finds himself becoming romantically involved with another teacher at the school he teaches at... but, of course, he never seems to get around to sealing the deal.

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