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GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka 

Also known as "Great Teacher Onizuka." Former juvenile delinquent Onizuka finds himself thrust into to role of high school teacher, facing students who behave just as he used to and an ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Takashi Sorimachi ...  Onizuka Eikichi 13 episodes, 1998
Nanako Matsushima ...  Fuyutsuki Azusa 13 episodes, 1998
Aya Enjôji Aya Enjôji ...  Kotani Hiroko 12 episodes, 1998
Naohito Fujiki ...  Saejima Ryuji 12 episodes, 1998
Atsushi Harada Atsushi Harada ...  Todo Shinichi 12 episodes, 1998
Tomoka Hayashi Tomoka Hayashi ...  Tsukushima Erika 12 episodes, 1998
Kunihiko Ida Kunihiko Ida ...  Teshigawara Yuu / ... 12 episodes, 1998
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi ...  Murai Kunio 12 episodes, 1998
Tae Kimura Tae Kimura ...  Miyuki 12 episodes, 1998
Kirari Kirari ...  Mizuki Nanako / ... 12 episodes, 1998
Masahiro Kobayashi Masahiro Kobayashi ...  Hakamada Hajime 12 episodes, 1998
Yoshimasa Kondô Yoshimasa Kondô ...  Nakamata Kouji 12 episodes, 1998
Yôsuke Kubozuka ...  Kikuchi Yoshito / ... 12 episodes, 1998
Miki Kuroda Miki Kuroda ...  Nomura Tomoko / ... 12 episodes, 1998
Erika Mabuchi Erika Mabuchi ...  Uchiyamada Yoshiko / ... 12 episodes, 1998
Rikako Murakami Rikako Murakami ...  Murai Tsubasa / ... 12 episodes, 1998
Aimi Nakamura Aimi Nakamura ...  Aizawa Miyabi / ... 12 episodes, 1998
Akira Nakao Akira Nakao ...  Uchiyamada Hiroshi 12 episodes, 1998
Baku Numata Baku Numata ...  Fujitomi Makoto 12 episodes, 1998
Shun Oguri ...  Yoshikawa Noboru 12 episodes, 1998
Eisuke Sasai Eisuke Sasai ...  Todo Shinjin 12 episodes, 1998
Minami Shirakawa Minami Shirakawa ...  Oshima Chikako 12 episodes, 1998
Reiko Tajima Reiko Tajima ...  Aizawa Reiko / ... 12 episodes, 1998
Reiko Tate-i-shi Reiko Tate-i-shi ...  Uchiyamada Ryoko 12 episodes, 1998
Hidenori Tokuyama Hidenori Tokuyama ...  Yoda Kenji 12 episodes, 1998
Yuta Yamazaki Yuta Yamazaki ...  Watanabe Masaru 12 episodes, 1998


Also known as "Great Teacher Onizuka." Former juvenile delinquent Onizuka finds himself thrust into to role of high school teacher, facing students who behave just as he used to and an administration that doesn't trust him. Using the brash an unorthodox methods he picked up in his youth, Onizuka manages to reach through to his kids and help them with their problems. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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7 July 1998 (Japan) See more »

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(12 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Thug: You're Yakuza, aren't you? What "family" are you with?
Eikichi Onizuka: Class 2-C, idiot.
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Followed by GTO (1999) See more »


Performed by Takashi Sorimachi
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Fujisawa Touro's GREAT TEACHER ONIZUKA springs to life!
30 December 2001 | by otakingSee all my reviews

The story of a man who took seven years to graduate from a third year college with high aspirations of teaching is not only going to grab you, but it will literally steal you away for twelve hours as the characters endear themselves to you.

As a manga story, the characters are comical, to say the least. The lead, Onizuka Eikichi (masterfully played by Sorimachi Takashi), applies at Musashi Seirin Academy only to be rebuked by the Head Teacher Uchiyamada. After an altercation with students that result in Onizuka physically attacking the Head Teacher, does he impress the school's Chairman, Sakurai Akira (played by Shirakawa Yumi), enough to be hired on as the homeroom teacher of Year 2-Class 4 (considered to be the worst of the worst). On his first day he meets the "Madonna-sensei" of the Academy, Fuyutsuki Azusa (played wonderfully by Matsushima Nanako), and the romantic angle is set into place. A condition of his employment at the Academy is that he must carry with him at all times, a written letter of resignation, to be submitted should he cause trouble or break any rules.

The tightrope-without-a-net plot makes for some very interesting episodes. But as you watch each episode and gain an insight into Onizuka-sensei, you cannot help but smile, laugh, gasp, and live vicariously through him. Watch and bond as he wins over his class, one student at a time. This is a highly recommended series!

If you enjoyed this, check out "OverTime" with Sorimachi along with "Syomu ni" alum Esumi Makiko.

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