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About Eikichi Onizuka, a 22-year-old ex-gangster member and a virgin. He has one ambition that no one ever expected from him. His solely life purpose is to become the greatest high school teacher ever.




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Series cast summary:
Steve Blum ...  Eikichi Onizuka 43 episodes, 1999-2000
Tom Fahn ...  CM Director / ... 43 episodes, 1999-2000
Jun'ichi Suwabe ...  Koji Fujiyoshi 43 episodes, 1999-2000
Wataru Takagi ...  Eikichi Onizuka 43 episodes, 1999-2000
Kirk Thornton ...  Koji Sannomaru / ... 43 episodes, 1999-2000
Russell Wait ...  Eikichi Onizuka (Animax Asia dub) 43 episodes, 1999-2000
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ...  Anko Uehara 39 episodes, 1999-2000
Tony Oliver ...  Kunio Murai 39 episodes, 1999-2000
Wendee Lee ...  Miyabi Aizawa 36 episodes, 1999-2000
Philece Sampler ...  Chikako Shirai 35 episodes, 1999-2000
Dave Wittenberg ...  Tadashi Sakurada 31 episodes, 1999-2000


Former biker gang leader Eikichi Onizuka has a new and reformed ambition: to become the greatest teacher ever. With a rowdy (and somewhat illegal) teaching style, and weakness for pretty girls, Mr. Onizuka finds himself in one predicament after another on his quest to «make school fun».

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Release Date:

30 June 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Great Teacher Onizuka See more »

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(43 episodes)
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Starting around episode 28, Onizuka sometimes wears a T-shirt with the famous "Tongue and Lips Design" logo of the Rolling Stones. See more »


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Unlike other High School Anime.
11 October 2006 | by emasterslakeSee all my reviews

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 great teacher.

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.

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