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- © Toru Fujisawa / Kodansha Ltd.
- Manga Score: 7.96
- Author: Toru Fujisawa
- Publisher: Kodansha
- Volumes: 20
- DB title: GTO: Paradise Lost
- Rating: 16 and up
- Genres: DelinquentsWorkplaceSeinen
GTO Paradise Lost
Great Teacher Onizuka is back, and the next stage for his legend is… prison?! The trouble magnet of a teacher reveals that this stint behind bars is thanks to a certain incident with the class he became assistant homeroom teacher of half a year earlier: Kissho Academy’s new class for high school-aged celebrities! Does he regret the exploits that landed him in the slammer? Heck, no. In fact, he’s all too happy to calmly tell his fellow prisoners how the whole thing went down—if they’re willing to listen to his story from the very beginning...
Aug 1, 2017
91 of ? chapters read
25 people found this review helpfulPreliminary
It's still GTO. Whether you dislike or like the original GTO is going to determine your enjoyment of this one, because the series didn't trip a beat in terms of really anything. I personally find it kinda disappointing that we don't have any of the Class 3-4 people returning (other than tomoko at some points), as there was a lot of character in Kanzaki, Yoshikawa, Uehara, etc. but the new characters introduced in the class serve pretty well, just don't be surprised if you don't find yourself as attached to Class G as much as Class 3-4 from the original.
Other than that, there's nothing I could say good about this series that couldn't also be said about the original. It's pretty great. read more
Nov 16, 2019
72 of ? chapters read
16 people found this review helpfulPreliminary
It lacks a growth element, Onizuka already faced every possible challenge imaginable. He was a teacher of bullies, sociopaths and crazies and faced every challenge imaginable. So how can he even grow beyond that point? Every problem Onizuka comes across in paradise (as far as I read) doesn't challenge Onizuka. He comes up with a crazy unethical solution and solves all the life problems for all offenders. He is like a perfect being, unlike the flawed character he was in GTO in which he failed at many things and always tried his best to overcome even with help of students which at some point tried to fail him.
Another problem I noticed with Paradise that it doesn't introduce many good characters. In original GTO you had a cast of over the top and fucked up characters, but likeable. All of them were contained within the school and often interacted with Onizuka. You could see them change slowly by hanging with Onizuka. In paradise soo far they just orbit around the Onizuka, most the conflict comes from the outside Onizuka classroom which I find personally not as engaging. Also, most of the characters just stop being of any importance after their arc end.
So the points I found were growth and characters. Those were the points that made the original Great Teacher Onizuka amazing. I hope that in future Fujisawa tries to work with formula and come up with exciting arcs because what I read so far is pretty average. read more