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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.

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


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GTO - Shonan 14 Days (Sequel)
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Shounan Junaigumi! (Prequel)

Associated Names
Великий учитель Онидзука
ジー ティー オー
Great Teacher Onizuka

Groups Scanlating
Ala Atra Scans

Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.13 by AnimeRev (615d ago)
v.2 c.11-12 by AnimeRev (620d ago)
v.1 c.1 by Japanzai (1086d 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

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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (1764 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.96 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 23rd 2013, 12:02pm PST

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English Publisher
Tokyopop (25 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #430 increased(+50)
Monthly Pos #564 increased(+25)
3 Month Pos #589 increased(+19)
6 Month Pos #575 decreased(-3)

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On 948 wish lists
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Forum Posts
true sequel? 94 days, 21 hours, 30 minutes ago
Funniest lines/part in GTO series 1181 days, 9 hours, 53 minutes ago
Random Rant 1187 days, 22 hours, 22 minutes ago
Question - teacher + pupil? Love? 1511 days, 14 hours, 20 minutes ago
Manga vs Anime 1578 days, 6 hours, 6 minutes ago

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Misleading Beginning; Ended Brilliantly   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Convalescence
March 29th, 2010, 11:45pm
Yeah... the beginning made it seem like the entire focus of the series would be about the "ecchi" or "fan-service" factor, but that is totally not the case.

Through some shape/form, Fujisawa Tohru is able to mix in comedy, romance, drama, and a bit of fan-service perfectly (I'm not a fan of excessive ecchi, which the beginning kind of implied for the entire series). There were a few moments where too many things were going on, but I was still enthralled and willing to read on.

Also... AMAZING character development. You see several characters that you grow to love/hate that change into something new. Supposed "side stories" meshed in with the main plot that they didn't even seem like side stories at all.

Not very realistic, but most of the morals it expresses are true. Teachers that are able to place a lasting impression on you are truly true teachers (truly true... lol). In Onizuka's case, it might me a little over-exaggereated, but it was still quite the enjoyable read.

I highly recommend this series. Although I haven't read too many series just yet, I try to make a "10/10" a rating for mangas that deserve it. Out of the 30-50 that I've read so far, only 4-5 have placed such a impression on me.

Read it. You'll love it.
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by miden
March 20th, 2010, 9:04pm
There's really only one word to describe this manga and it's called Epic. Just too good of a read to put down after reading one volume. I practically ran a marathon on this manga from volume 1 to the end, Onizuka is just so funny !
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Onizuka ftw   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jackblack901
January 20th, 2010, 8:06pm
By 3 series, the author built up one of the most interesting characters in history.
Actually, without Onizuka personality and his unique kick ass way to solve the problems, this manga is really bad. The plot is pretty dumb and depressing and sometimes repeated, the side characters is so-so. But Onizuka found a way to make all that dumb situation become hilarious, cool and meaningful.
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Exactly what Grumpy said in 'over-rated', but x10   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by alphaGulp
December 30th, 2009, 3:51pm
This manga being so popular is a shame. I second everything grumpy mentioned in his review: very poorly thought out things, lots of repetition, and totally 1 dimensional characters (like the unbelievably sadistic but obviously just incredibly impotent/frustrated/weak teachers/authority figures, of which there is generally one at any given point in time).

What interest is there in seeing the hero win against such weak foes? The author can only create tension by creating ridiculous situations (such as some bad guy being unbelievably bad).

Beyond that though, the thing that is truly annoying in this series is that if you pay attention and notice (as grumpy describes well in his review), none of the good guys are ever successful because of what they do: it's just that they either are *really* lucky that things turn out OK, or that the task itself was *really* not that hard.

Now, you expect things to turn out OK in a series like this (it wouldn't be very comedic otherwise), but what sucks in this one is that the super cocky and rude mofo hero actually has no reason to be so cocky: he's actually a retard who should have gotten himself fired / killed / hated / etc. due to the clueless things he does, but since the author is always there with the deus ex-hack-saw to fix it, the hero's amazing. (oops - 'great')

Isn't it obvious that this great teacher only looks good because the the other teachers are so bad (excluding the expected hot teacher love interest, who is sooooo impressed by GTO's relatively amazing teaching skillz)?

I'll admit that there is some decent humor mixed in there, but overall there is simply so much manga out there that is better. This crap is in the top 10 of all manga listed on this site, all types combined. My main thought on that is "Really?" smile

... Last updated on May 5th, 2011, 10:39am
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by westsiders2
September 23rd, 2009, 4:46am
it's very easy to understand where people who don't like this manga are coming from especially since it is very unrealistic. (

this doesn't change the fact that it is hilarious and the fact that it is very unlikle to take place in real like makes the teacher (onizuka) even more likable. every character in unique, interesting and very well developed.

i highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.
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Slightly over-rated but still well worth the read...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Faukner
September 9th, 2009, 2:56pm
The thing about this manga is if you can stomach the slight over the topness of the situations that Onizuka finds himself in(or mostly creates) then you'll absolutely love it. But even if you sometimes shake your head while going "why" this is still one of the best mangas out there. Funny and very original and deals with real life problems to an extent. Onizuka has to be one of the most original characters in manga history alongside Munsu from shin angyo onshi. And there are plenty of wacky side characters along for the ride. So all in all a good read.

... Last updated on September 9th, 2009, 2:56pm
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one of the best of the best   
Rating: N/A
by dremondtanic
September 3rd, 2009, 8:34am
I gotta admite it, in the beginning i fought of this manga a shitty drawing and stupid story.
But that one hell of a manga i can say i enjoy. It was just too fucking halarious. U can say u watch this and never laugh. Everything scene turn out to be serious matter end up making u laugh.
Banzai for Onizuka
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One of the Best Manga out there   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by topboy
August 15th, 2009, 9:59am
Around five year ago I read first volume of GTO but for some reason it don't click me so to drop it but a few day ago I give it one more chance,It's rock.

I can't said that in real life teaching style such as Onizuka will be great or even suitable , we must admitted it was extreme way and improper in some aspect but at least we reader can learn many good quality things from this manga, great work.

touch of friendship, vision of education staff, repent and learn to fix own mistake, teamwork, forgive , atonement, etc.

But a little bit of disappoint cause this manga is so lack of romantic till the end and Onizuka is so close to immortal.

It's full of Action when I started read it till finished volume 25, take me 4 days and many hours but my heartbeat with excitement from volume 2 when Onizuka start his teacher job at his main institute till the end.

This manga is once in a lifetime manga that revolve around teacher / student relationship. <Must read>
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by JuggernautG
July 20th, 2009, 10:52pm
This is one of the few mangas I read that are based in school settings. Onizuka is hilarious in his weird antics. I was a bit reluctant to start reading this because it was about education but I was proved wrong.

I definitely recommend this to students of all ages, it is worth reading. I finished the series in 3 days XD!
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It's for the Idealist   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by QueenNaxen
June 15th, 2009, 7:43pm
This manga really rocks out if you're in high school, and think things can't get more boring. You know your teacher hates you, and your class is the kind that segregates into groups you're not really comfortable in.

It's not meant for everybody; it's highly idealistic when it comes to what teachers can do. But it's hilarious, even if some aspects, such as the prestigious school stuffed with delinquents, don't really match the reality.

Other than for the fun, it allows teens to recognize that they wish school was more interesting, beyond the stereotypes. I mean, c'mon, you're gonna say you DON'T wish class was that weird?

In spite of whatever technical flaws it may have, GTO has fulfills its purpose: to make you laugh and have a good time at situations so impossible that they're surreal. It makes fun of all the twisted little archetypes in high school stories. It lets you loosen up about school.

Highly recommended, primarily to high school kids. Beats Naruto and One Piece any day; those two don't have any scenario you can picture in your own school.
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