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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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Brilliant, One of My Favorites
9 September 2004 | by CaliforniaTanSee all my reviews

This TV-series was based on a very popular anime and manga series in Japan. I've been learning Japanese for two years now and I'm not very interested in anime because you'd think there'd be robots or something, but not at all. Eikichi Onizuka was a trouble maker in his school days, he was in a biker gang (Japanese bikers aren't at all like the stereotypical American bikers) and was always getting into fights. (The prequel to GTO featuring Onizuka in his youth is called "Bad Company") Onizuka got kicked out of school and ever since, he's realized how awesome school was. He just wished that he hadn't been kicked out and he's always wanted to become a teacher. One day he finally gets his chance at a private school because the head of the school is a very nice lady who believes in Onizuka. He's appointed to teach for the infamous class 2-4, a class so bad that's been going through teachers very quickly. Onizuka wins them over and shows he's more than just a teacher. He's a great teacher and a great person. This series is SO funny. I loved the anime and I love this show. It's out with subtitles and I suggest you look into finding some copies, if you ever watch any anime or any Japanese show, I suggest you watch this. If this was shown in America I'm sure it would be EXTREMELY popular. The last episode of Great Teacher Onizuka (the live action series, not the anime) was the most viewed show in Japan. Onizuka is one class act and no matter who you are or what you're into, you just can't not like this show.

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