Great Teacher Onizuka

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Great Teacher Onizuka

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Meet Eikichi Onizuka, a 22 year old virgin, college karate champ, and ex-biker( to follow is high school and biker adventures read Tohru Fujisawa's Bad Company and Shounan Junai Gumi manga) who has one goal only: To be the Greatest High School Teacher in the World! Unfortunately, the only teaching job available is at Holy Forest Academy. There he uses his street smarts to deal with colleagues and students alike. GTO is the runaway hit from Japan based of Tohru Fujisawa's hugely popular manga which sold over 37,000,000 copies world wide(distributed by Tokyo Pop) The finale of the live action version of GTO was the most watched TV program ever in Japan. Cast of Characters: Eikichi Onizuka Eikichi Onizuka aka. Great Teacher Onizuka is a crude, foul mouthed, 22-year-old teacher with a hair-trigger temper. Onizuka isn't much of a teacher as far as school subjects go, but he is a very good teacher in "life", and while he teaches his students he manages to learn quite a few things as well, but Onizuka does have his good sides, most of the time he's a goof-ball but he can also be very heart-warming. Azusa Fuyutsuki A female teacher who started teaching the same day Onizuka did. Onizuka saves Fuyutsuki-chan from everything: from nasty rumors to stalking perverted teachers watching her every move. Onizuka also encourages her throughout the series to be a better teacher, but she also helps Onizuka get through some major personal issues. Ryuji Danma Onizuka's best friend since Jr. High. He and Onizuka used to be exactly alike (goofy, fun, always getting in trouble) but has matured alot since, now he runs/works in a mechanic shop of sorts. He is always pulling Onizuka out of mess after mess. Ryoko Sakurai The head of Holy Forest Academy. She gave Onizuka a chance to be a teacher there, and sometimes covers for his mistakes. She often poses as a lunch-lady or student storeowner to study human behavior Hiroshi Uchiyamada Vice Principal Uchiyamada quickly grew a hatred for Onizuka and his unconvential teaching methods. He is also desperate to get Onizuka fired but with Ms. Sakurai watching, that may prove difficult. His life pretty much sucks, too (his wife's cheating on him, his daughter hates him, and the family dog attacks him). He resents Onizuka for EVERYTHING bad in his life, but he occasionally has moments of clarity where he realizes it's his own fault... Noburu Yoshikawa The class wimp. Short for his age, and always been teased about it. When Onizuka met him, he was in a suicidal mood, but Onizuka saved him and taught him how to stand up to people. His hobbies include anime and video games and other geek-related things. **** Kikuchi Kikuchi is Onizuka's number one source of information. He was the leader of class pranks in 2-4, and also the first to resign, once he was convinced that Oni is a good teacher. Now he is Onizuka's assistant in his schemes, and digs him out of holes. He is also very good friends with Urumi, the one person who understands him. Kunio Murai Was the most resistant member of the main group of boys to accept Onizuka, because he has a little mommy complex and was afraid Onizuka would steal his mommy away. Murai will do anything for his mom(including bunjee jumping off a bridge). He is somewhat of an immature brat, but we all love him anyway, him and his possie (Fujiyoshi and Kusano). Miyabi Aizawa One of the head "antagonists" of the series. She is determined to get Onizuka fired at any costs. She slowly loses her allies throughout the series, but she hasn't given up yet...she also has a lot of "problems" in her life. Her major problem is that her classmates who were all fighting for her revenge don't even know what their teacher actually did to her...She's another confusing character. Tomoko Nomura She used to be "friends" with Miyabi and Urumi in elementary school and jr. high (her relationship with Miyabi was that she was Miyabi's slave, and she was Urumi's "pet" . ). She has unusually large breasts and is always teased about it (and the fact that she's stupid). When Onizuka finds her...he turns her into an star and makes her world famous! Urumi Kanzaki She's a genius with an IQ of over 200, and has never quite been able to fit in. When Onizuka finds her, she is a VERY uncooperative **** he soon finds out what made her that way, and, of course, turns her around. Through the first half of the series, or so, she has a "secret". How sad. Oh, and she has one brown eye and one blue eye. She's concider by many fans as there favorite character. Anko Uehara One of the main girls who had been teasing Yoshikawa. But later in the series the tables turn... She is probably the most immature girl of the entire classroom (except maybe Toroko...), and after she's cured of her bullyish-nature, she becomes one of the cuter, sweeter characters. Especially when she's around Yoshikawa.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • For aspiring teachers... don't do what he does :D

    8.5
    Never heard of this show before but was able to find all the episodes and decided to watch them all. I am left surprised that it was really good given I had no idea what it was about.

    Onizuka is an inspiration to his students and that kinda spills onto the viewer as well making you feel good about yourself inside. The things he goes out of his way for his students is a strong virtue not many people possess. Mix that with some comedy (mostly him being a idiot) and you have a decent show on your hands.

    But, as a future teacher, I was interested to see his teaching style and can easily say if I did any or most those things, I would probably find myself living off government welfare for a long time. That's not to say it's not entertaining but dunking students into water upside down isn't exactly a good indication that you are concerned about a student's wellbeing (Also, allocating students to stay in rooms with the opposite sex is... looked down upon). Indeed, I share his feelings for drowning students as they can be a massive pain in the ass.

    The perverted and often idiodic protagonist is a character unrelatable to anyone who has sane mind and that's why it's good for a bit of pure escapism. I was hoping there'd be more episodes but the ending is somewhat justified albeit open ended. Definately worth a look into.moreless
  • Have you ever drempt of having a teacher that's just out of the ordinary? well in this show your fantasies will show you what it's like through class 3-4 in GTO's World.moreless

    10
    I never heard of this show before my friend told me about it. Now I can't stop watching the show. I believe that this should be back on the air pronto. I mean where else are you going to find a show on a biker; teaching high school students. This is a once in a life time show. Bring It Back. And besides everyone knows that you want to have that teacher as well. If you don't than you don't know what is the best or the funniest teacher around. Causing trouble where he isn't need, or just destroying stuff in tokyo. (the school, and other places)moreless
  • The show is about the ex-gangmember Onizuka that wishes to be the greatest teacher ever.

    10
    This show although different from Bleach and Naruto wich I started with when I began watching animes, is one of the greatest series I've ever seen. It doesn't have many of the things a "fighting anime" have, but it have tons of comedy and friendship and belief in it.. Other then that.. Great show! Defenately worth to watch!
  • this ones my personal favorite and one of the best anime shows with actual meaning to its story.

    10
    i love this show it gives a whole lot of meaning and a good number of practical advices for everyone.if this ones real i would like to have onizuka as my teacher then i would go to school everyday.hehehe not to mention hes funny antics and attitude which are the main points why this anime is good for me.its a really funny and absolutely fabulous show too, bad i cant say much about its live action counterpart.its quite nice the animation and the story line its not that serious at some parts but coupled with the funny parts its quite a good show.hope they make more specials or movies for this anime show.moreless
  • A Ex-Gang Biker, A Pervert, A Muscle Man, A Teacher...Combine all of that and what do you get? GTO

    9.1
    GTO also known as "Great Teacher Onizuka". Its about a ex-gang biker, who seeks to become a teacher, for no apparent reason. He thought it would be fun as well. His Name? Eikichi Onizuka, Age 22 and is really stupid in many ways.. 3 years ago, he and his buddy left their home town to start a new life in Tokyo. His Buddy received an education and now owns a shop, as for Eikichi on the other hand.. did nothing. So the anime starts off when he is in the subway or something like that, he was just looking at High school girl's panties, then 2 wannabe gangsters goes up to him and threatens him for his money or else they would beat him and then call the cops. However, he showed them who they shouldn't mess with. Later, he arrives at the school, he sees a (what he calls "beautiful") high school girl, she drop a volleyball and he picks it up for her.. and blah blah blah.. Anyways, the principal tells him to talk this "class" (a class full of dilquents" (sorry if i spell that incorrectly) The Dilquents sets up a plan to make him feel bad by telling the girl that he saw early to seduce him, then they would take pictures. Of course, he is pissed and wants revenge, unforunatally those 3 dilquents bump into a biker gang, how unlucky. Next thing you know Eikichi Onizuka shows up, and the dilquents begg for mercy, he then says ok drop them into the pond.. Afterwards.. The next day, those 3 dilquents shaped up and did school work over the school.. God-like skills he have lolz



    I would Highly Reccommend this Anime to anyone who loves revenge, Comendy and Cliff hangers because i can't believe what he is actually doing. However his method of teacher is beyond my predictions, this is a MUST Watch anime!! WATCH IT NOW!moreless
  • Which char would you like to meet in real life?
    Personaly i would like to meet Tomoko because she seems like a fun person to be around if she was real, she has a vivid imaginatio...
    07/27/08
    10
  • gto faculty question
    I started watching this anime and it got me hooked. The problem is that it's starting to confuse me with some of these characters ...
    07/03/07
    1
  • gto live?
    what do you think about this one i want some opinions personally i love this one but it lacks some exciting scenes in the anime to...
    06/18/07
    1
  • Fans welcome to the forum!
    It's a great show and I love it. This is clearly not a busy forum but for those of you how do come here say how much and why you l...
    05/28/07
    17
  • Summary overhaul
    Kermi had a great find on this guide recently; that many of the summaries were copy/pasted from the DVD's. So if you've seen the ...
    02/11/07
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