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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
Крутой 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 over 5 years ago
v.2 c.11-12 by AnimeRev over 5 years ago
v.1 c.1 by Trollscans over 6 years 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: 8.9 / 10.0 (2070 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.86 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 9th 2018, 9:24am PST



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English Publisher
TokyoPop (25 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #475 increased(+76)
Monthly Pos #721 increased(+103)
3 Month Pos #906 increased(+36)
6 Month Pos #869 increased(+59)
Year Pos #928 decreased(-107)

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On 1244 reading lists
On 1214 wish lists
On 4729 completed lists
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Forum Posts
true sequel? over 4 years ago
Funniest lines/part in GTO series over 7 years ago
Random Rant over 7 years ago
Question - teacher + pupil? Love? over 7 years ago
Manga vs Anime over 8 years ago

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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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Nothing great   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by enaikelt
May 21st, 2010, 7:27pm
Frankly, I didn't really enjoy GTO, and I'm not sure why everyone praises this manga to the skies. The first five chapters were horribly boring; kind of like reading a story about a loser who wasn't good at anything, and that's no fun at all. It was then entertaining and slightly addictive for some hundred chapters after I manged to plough through the beginning, but then it became... just... eh. I started to not care very much about any of the characters anymore, and it got awfully repetitive.

I really don't have anything against Onizuka - his near immortality, if nothing else, is funny - but he's the only interesting one of the bunch. Everyone else either supports/hates him blindly (if they're teachers), or loathes him and then ends up liking him (if they're students). Brilliant problem children also abound. And honestly, it seems that for a prestigious school, they have a remarkable lack of good teachers (who don't engage in peeping up skirts), and that the manga would have been better for a little teacher-sympathy. Was I the only one who kinda felt sorry for the principal? I mean, the guy was just pathetic enough to make you feel bad for laughing at him, and then he never catches a break throughout the whole manga. Overall, it had more of the feel of a delinquent school to me, not a prestigious private school.

Also, the art just didn't sit well with me. I'm not usually very picky with art; in fact, I like realistic art. However, GTO's art (especially when people are making faces), is actually kind of... creepy. I kept wanting to punch anyone who was being drawn with a pervy face. It's kinda crowded, too, and I had trouble telling the women apart. Generally art grows on me the longer I read, but I was seriously a hundred chapters in and it still rubbed me the wrong way.

Overall, I think it would've been a cool manga if it was shorter, but there are plenty of teacher mangas that were more entertaining than GTO. The plus points were that Onizuka had his cool moments and I rather liked the romance between the little nerdboy and the pretty girl. Other than that, I'm with Grumpy and Alphagulp (we could start a club! =D).

... Last updated on May 21st, 2010, 7:52pm
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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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Rating: N/A
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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