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Meet Eikichi Onizuka a 22-year-old ex-biker. He's crude, foul-mouthed, and has a split-second temper. His unlikely goal: to be the Greatest High School Teacher in the World! Of course, the only reason he wants to be a teacher is so he can try to score with the hot students. Before he can become a full instructor, he's got to work as a student teacher to earn his credentials. Onizuka may think he's the toughest guy on campus, but when he meets his class full of bullies, blackmailers, and scheming sadists, he'll have to prove it.

Note: Won the 22nd Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shounen Manga.


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Associated Names
ジー ティー オー
Great Teacher Onizuka

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Ala Atra Scans

Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.13 by AnimeRev (1382d ago)
v.2 c.11-12 by AnimeRev (1387d ago)
v.1 c.1 by Trollscans (1853d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
25 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 13, Chap 106

User Reviews
Great Teacher Onizuka by totalanime

7 topics, 38 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (1968 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.96 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 14th 2016, 3:42am PST



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English Publisher
TokyoPop (25 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #575 decreased(-33)
Monthly Pos #658 decreased(-24)
3 Month Pos #647 increased(+27)
6 Month Pos #692 decreased(-2)

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On 1174 reading lists
On 1131 wish lists
On 4504 completed lists
On 145 unfinished lists
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Funniest lines/part in GTO series 1948 days, 14 hours, 22 minutes ago
Random Rant 1955 days, 2 hours, 51 minutes ago
Question - teacher + pupil? Love? 2278 days, 18 hours, 49 minutes ago
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Wow. Just wow.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by uber
May 3rd, 2014, 11:04am
Mangas like this are the reason I love manga and make me wanna keep reading them. Yet another of those mangas that i regret not reading earlier. That said, any words of review that I write now will only belittle this excellent manga. I always thought teachers were useless when all they'd do is just scribble the same textbooky stuff on the blackboard and leave. This manga changed that for me. Well, 'nuff said. It's a realistic and very well drawn manga. Read this manga if you still haven't. Highly recommended.

... Last updated on May 3rd, 2014, 11:09am
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This is the classic literature   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hijarian
December 7th, 2013, 4:30am
Anyone should read this. It's a most inspirational thing I personally have read in my whole life and Onizuka easily beats the shit out of any other character as a role model for any male human. GTO teaches so much of a real-world moral by example that it becomes something like a textbook on human behavior. Just go and freaking buy it and read.
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One of the best manga I ever read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sardaukar
June 10th, 2013, 6:15am
I loved this manga it was funny, dramatic and had great artwork. Not to mention some of the best writing that can be humorous, dramatic and/or meaningful because this does cover issues in Japanese society and covers a lot of themes: Broken homes, school bullying, abuse of power, corruption and so forth.

I loved Onizuka he was a great character who uses his past to help people and despite the comedy he is still very human which was what I liked. In fact almost all of the characters have humanity in them no matter what kind of character they are or start with.

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Also Onizuka got to have great chemistry with at least 5-6 female characters. Also I liked the relationships between Noboru and Anko and also Kikuchi and Ai. Also it was a good move for Fujisawa to leave GTO open ended.

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Onizuka and Azusa it felt more like Onizuka feelings to her were platonic and/or brotherly but there was great chemistry between Onizuka and Urumi and Onizuka's relationships with everyone including her was quite well developed

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Miyabi Aizawa was also an interesting nemesis for Onizuka at first I hated her but grew to like her as time passed when I learned what made her the way she was and how a plan to get back at someone who hurt and humiliated her got out of hand and set in motion the events of the manga

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Also Misuzu Daimon in the final arc of the manga was a very interesting antagonist despite her questionable methods and attitudes she is also human as we learn in the manga.

There is nothing short of the best character development I saw and I liked how everyone had a reason for being the way they are but also Onizuka coming in to help out.

This is a classic manga and please don't bother with the lame and boring 1998 GTO Live Action which I really hated but the 2012 live action remake was a pointless, cliche, shallow, badly told and utterly pointless load of tripe I mean seriously in the 2012 there was almost almost no character development, no chemistry and flat acting so take my advice and give both live actions a miss. Event he anime while incomplete told a far better story then either Live Action.

... Last updated on June 10th, 2013, 6:24am
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I regret not reading this back in high school   
Rating: N/A
by misukochan
February 18th, 2013, 12:51am
It took me at least a day to finish Bad Company and this manga. It's so good that the morning I woke up, I took my phone and continued reading GTO (I started reading Bad Company around 7-8pm the night before). I sure do envy them, such an enjoyable school life. But I think it has enough panchira to last the rest of my life (lol). The friendship though, is on a whole different level than what I know and had. I wish I read this back in high school for it might be the catalyst to enjoy high school life and do more enjoyable things. But damn, this manga sure make me feel I could go through high school all over again. This manga though made me feel how awful the people I called friends back then. But I had read GTO back then, I'm not sure if I would be able to take the level of ecchi. Still, I think Fujisawa Tohru-sensei is a genius, man. Genius!

... Last updated on February 19th, 2013, 3:46am
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One of my favourite series growing up!   
Rating: N/A
by keita112
July 28th, 2012, 11:10pm
It's hard to give an unbiased opinion on GTO, simply cause I love it too much!>

Don't listen to what people say about how the characters are static, boring, unsophisticated. One thing you have to keep in mind this was a shonen manga back in the day. Another thing It's not true. It's an honest story about how a feared ex-delinquent, stumbled upon a teaching career (due to a stupid misconception), and actually falling in love with his career, and for the first time in his life he (arguably) gets his shit together for the sake of his students. He's dumb, lacks common sense, and technically by our standards, lacks everything we expect to see in a teacher, but he has compassion- something that we now believe teacher's lack. He goes through the depths of hell to help his students and educates them on something more that's important than school work. He teaches them the importance of authenticity.

I love fujisawa tohru's works, my cousins used to have all his series, so I grew up reading them. I have to say GTO is by far my favourite, and it ultimately helped inspire me to become a teacher too (or atleast I'm on track to). It also give you (a dated, but arguably still functional) insight on delinquent culture in Japan, and explores why students abandon education & become what society deems to be "dysfunctional". The series also gives insight to how the institutional structure of the education system are slowly failing, and how we should revitalize it (in this case this job goes to Onizuka).

I honestly love this series, and I believe it's a must read for everybody. I grew up kind of like a delinquent, but honestly my teachers, and this series altogether helped me a lot. I believe everyone should, for the very least, give this series a try (like first 15 chapters and everything just starts moving). I also hope for those new readers to have a great laugh and enjoy his stupid antics, and overall perhaps find it just and inspiring as i do.
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how did it get such high ratings...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by s3ren1ty
January 9th, 2012, 12:43pm
ok, i didn't read any of the reviews before reading this manga. i only knew the anime (which i personally loved) and thought i'd give it a shot.

yeah, im pretty stunned now how this mangagot such high ratings.

1: the art. ok, this was quite some time ago (1997) but hell this is some crappy manga style. normally my eyes stop hurting after a few chapters, but this feeling of smashing my display continued on till the end. (stop bitching about "then don't read it if you dont like it" if you start following a story you want to know the ending...)

2. the characters. hm, except this 3-4 mains the charcters were only plain. once their part was over nobody missed them. onizukas character was kind of... strange. thats probably all there is to say about the characters.

3. the story. somebody tell me when they found this thing called story. its only about a teacher who would be best of if he would quietly sit behind a desk and listen to what adults tell him.

so yeah. i found the anime was quite amusing and had few parts to laught your ass of, but when i read the manga the good reputation i had of GTO was crushed.

just my 2 cents...
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One of the funniest !   
Rating: N/A
by Pebble_
September 10th, 2011, 12:59pm
Among the army of good comedy Mangas out there, GTO holds a well deserved position in my top 5. (AND believe me, that means I loved it !)
I love the characters (especially Onizuka of course <3), I love the seriousness amongst the comedy, I love the hilarious personalities & situations !

To sum it up, I love it, a must-read, just epic !
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best comedy   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by connerity
February 21st, 2011, 11:24pm
This manga had the best comedy out of any manga I've read so far. (which amounts to about 150 series)
Onizuka's "teachings" lead to the most ridiculous situations anyone could get into.
It also touches some more serious problems and presents them in an understandable, comedic way without making them less severe.

Minus points for some minor plotholes and the ridiculous and lacking ending.
And the sometimes forced plot creation.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by goldminer
October 23rd, 2010, 1:48pm
Aside from the Japanese craziness this manga is very good. Onizuka is insane to the level you just have to like him. The whole student loves teacher (and vice versa) thing is distrubing, but oh well.
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honest opinion from hardcore otaku   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by crissio
July 20th, 2010, 3:37am
One of my favorite manga all times. Some people here really fail at grasping a bigger picture on what GTO is really about , and what hidden message Tohru Fujisawa sensei wants to deliver.
In short, reading GTO equals reading real life situation on what happened on japanese modern culture, and how old and young generation doesn't synchronize each other, and whats going on the school life everyday, and whats in the mind of the younger people, and old people.
Some taboo subject are explained in here in really detailed yet funny and exciting way.
In short, GTO is about slice of life and comedy with purpose. I repeat it again, comedy with a purpose, with something to deliver into your brain. Not like eechi gag manga, whose comedy seems getting really old , and have no meaning at all.

If you are the type who looks manga for romance, love triangle bullshit,graphic whore, lack imagination, fail at grasping a bigger picture, or taking everything too literal, this is not a manga for you.

... Last updated on July 20th, 2010, 3:38am
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