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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:

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(43 episodes)
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Did You Know?


Onizuka's favorite actress in the anime is Nanako Matsushima, who plays his love interest in the live-action drama version. Coincidentally, Matsushima is married to Takashi Sorimachi, who played Onizuka in that series. See more »


Referenced in Puni Puni Poemy (2001) See more »


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The Greatest Anime!
23 April 2012 | by deepakputhrayaSee all my reviews

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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