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GTO is short for Great Teacher Onisuka. Onisuka is an ex biker who has
a long list of police records on himself. He's determine to become a
the only reason why is so he can check out all the High School Girls. He's a pervert who like looking up girls skirts when they least expected and likes pornography.
But as he does his job as a teacher, he finds that helping students is a good thing to do as a teacher. He makes the impossible, possible and he doesn't do stuff you'd find in a regular teacher. Onizuku knows he'll become well known as the best teacher of Japan.
It's a cool series. I recommend it to those who want more mature Anime or for Student Teachers who want to find a series they can get advice from.
I also recommend reading the manga series too. Because it's like seeing an extended version of GTO with plot holes not included or changed in the anime.
It's rated 16 and up for Language, Brief Nudity, Drugs, some violence, and mild humor.
Great Teacher Onizuka is by far one of the best anime I have come
across. It has every thing that you would look for in a anime- comedy,
action, romance and drama. The opening and closing songs of the anime
are one of my favorites.
The anime is about a guy called Onizuka who is portrayed as a 'pervert'. He earns his teaching degree, just barely, at a second-rate college. He is hired as a long-shot teacher by a privately operated school, to tame a class that has driven one teacher to a mysterious death, another to nervous breakdown, and one other to joining a cult. He embarks on a mission of self-discovery by breaking through to each student one-by-one, and helping each student to overcome their problems and learn to genuinely enjoy life, using his own brand of philosophy.
When I came across this anime, I decided to watch it for two reasons 1) It wasn't about some ninjas running on water or humans talking to ghosts 2) It was supposed to be perverted :p Every episode, I laughed and laughed till my stomach hurt and my friends wondered if anything was wrong with me! I realized that the anime was not about perverted jokes but about things beyond that. It was about life.
Onizuka takes us on a journey where we learn the importance of life, the important things that we need to have and the way we need to lead our life, in his perverted yet adventurous style! Its a journey that we must admire, a journey that you'll not regret, a journey of laughter is what GTO is all about.
The Greatest teacher- Eikichi Onizuka(22 years old and virgin) is awaiting to give you life lessons, so take the lessons that you'll never forget!
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This was my first taste of Great Teacher Onizuka and I admit when I
first heard of it well I did have reservations until a friend told me
of it. So I went to watch the anime and you know what....I didn't
regret it at all.
This is the series that genuinely captures the spirit of the manga and the depictions of the characters are just as good in the Manga because it included all of my favorites and they appear just as they did in the manga unlike the pointless live adaptations to which the first was just dull, boring with too many changes and the second was just a rushed, nonsensical jumble from the Manga.
I really grew to like Onizuka and other characters that were to be introduced because Eikichi is such a great character he can a pervert but he does use help his students, genuinely cares about them and is willing to go out of his way for them. Extreme measures are always a last resort but the guy can get excitable and is capable of admitting his own wrongs.
Also in the anime I felt he was portrayed many times better then the manga. Because in this Onizuka and others were much more human and much was toned down and it didn't exactly follow the manga (which over the top and rubbish to good effect). Also Onizuka in this does not have a invulnerable body he is capable of bleeding and being injured, not to mention he almost dies in one episode.
If you're looking for at least practically invulnerable look at the GTO manga with Onizuka walking away from something that should have killed him or left an invalid.
Because quite frankly the GTO manga is terribly overrated mind you it did spawn this anime which actually is better because everyone felt closer in this anime and there was a genuine air of friendship.
Also side characters were not underdeveloped in fact it did not neglect good characters like Julia Murai and Tomoko Nomura for instance it gave them more stories and the toning down I thought the toning down of certain things was a good thing.
Also some side characters that appeared in the manga not being in it at all was actually a good thing because either they were poorly introduced, poorly developed, did not have a good storyline and/or served no real purpose.
As Bruce Lee said it best "Less is More."
I think of all the GTO stuff I think this is the best telling of the story because they gave existing more characters more story rather then adding pointless arcs and new characters like the manga did.
Also there were no plot holes in this anime at least none I could see but there was plenty in the manga particularly in the final story arc of the manga there were plot holes in prior story arcs but that one had the most.
If you want a GTO TV series stick with the anime and I hope they might decide to remake the GTO Anime that's if they had time for a live one. If they do I hope they do as good job with that one as they did with this anime which actually surpasses its poor and over rated manga which quite sadly did not do its predecessors Shonan Junan Gumi or Bad Company any real justice of any kind.
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It is like Dead Poets Society meets 青い春.
You need to know/accept three things before you watch the anime though.
1. Onizuka's body is invulnerable. He is basically a T-800 model Terminator.
2. It contains a lot of fan service. High school girl legs, breasts, even panties. And also lots of handsome guys with thick arms and perfect abs etc.
3. A 22 years old bachelor guy can have the humanism and the understanding of human psyche that can only be matched by of Toltstoy's.
I won't say it is the best anime I have ever seen, since I would have to elaborate why it is better than the others but I can say that it is the anime I love the most. It is the most extra-ordinary thing that this kind of material would come from Japan, but it may also be that there was no other way, that it would have only been made by a Japanese, by an extra-ordinary Japanese person, Fujisawa Tohru, 藤沢 とおる先生.
I think it's a contribution to culture/literature in a universal scale.
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I think Urumi Kanzaki is the young and female version of Hannibal Lecter. As attractive and dangerous as he is.
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