GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka

Show GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka


( 416 )
Original run: 07.07.1998 — 18.12.1999
Country of origin: Japan
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Action
Network: Fuji TV
Watched by: 755 of 733 386
Total running time: 12 hours 30 minutes
Episode duration: 45
IMDB rating: 8.4 of 10 3 640 rating: 7.974 of 10 1 377


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.