GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka

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  • Original run:
    7 Jul 1998 – 18 Dec 1999
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    676 of 656 3730.1%
  • Total running time:
    12 hours 30 minutes
  • Episode duration:
    45 minutes
  • IMDB rating:
    8.5 of 10 3 362
  • rating:
    7.968 of 10 1 255
  • MyShows rating:
    4.26 of 5 394


The drama series is based on the manga and anime of the same name, both created by Fujisawa Tohru. The story is a sequel of lesser known series Shounan Jun'ai-gumi (Shounan Love Gang) where Onizuka Eikichi's rogue high school days are depicted.

Sorimachi Takashi plays Onizuka Eikichi, a graduate of a third-rate University and the leader of a motorcycle gang, whose lifelong dream is to become a teacher. After being hired by a seemingly eccentric director, Onizuka begins his unconventional way of teaching a hopeless group of troublemakers. Although he meets much opposition from the students and teachers themselves, his passion for teaching, and more importantly, his students, eventually convinces everyone that Onizuka truly has the makings of a great teacher.