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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 ...  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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GTO is as original as the manga series.
26 February 2001 | by hujSee all my reviews

I was sort of a sceptic when I first heard of this show. The manga series is highly entertaining and full of surprises I was wondering if the TV series can deliver the same punch. And Yes it did. Onizuka, the main character himself, is same kind of badass as he is in the manga, oh, the bilingual (English) version is available for those who are learning Japanese and vice versa.

I will have to say that the TV series is very original. I was hoping that it would follow the manga story line but it didn't, which is a good thing in my opinion, because after the 1st episode, I left my manga aside and I was able to cast away my expectations.

Everyone episode has a point, or moral value that which Onizuka was able to stir up in people's heart. A value in all of us once but long forgotten. But Onizuka, being contrary to societal norm, was able to prevail and bring people back to who they are, via, of course, unconventional means of course. I can not recommend this series enough. But if Japanese is not your first language and you are not fluent in Chinese characters, I then recommend the manga. Watch it, or read it, you won't be disappointed.

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