Great Teacher Onizuka
Network Fuji TV
Number of episodes: 12
First episode: GREAT 01: First, I'm a teacher
Original airing: July 7, 1998 - September 22, 1998
Opening: Poison by Sorimachi Takashi
Genre: School, human drama

Great Teacher Onizuka (グレート ティーチャー オニヅカ?), also known as GTO (ジーティーオー?), is a 1998 drama based on the anime of the same name.


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.


Production Credits


  • GREAT 01: First, I'm a teacher
  • GREAT 02: The pervert teacher and the Madonna teacher
  • GREAT 03: It's the problem teacher
  • GREAT 04: Idol making money
  • GREAT 05: It's the teacher stalker
  • GREAT 06: The dangerous teacher who puts out his hand to a student's mother
  • GREAT 07: The teacher who does compensated dating
  • GREAT 08: The teacher who was fired in the opening ceremony of the second semester
  • GREAT 09: The teacher who has students withdraw from school by force
  • GREAT 10: The teacher who gets excited over staying at Fuyutsuki's room
  • GREAT 11: The violent teacher who was scolded by a beautiful nurse
  • GREAT 12: I'm a great teacher


  • Viewership ratings: 27.4%
  • Broadcast period: 1998-Dec (re-broadcast 1999-Jun-29)


Onizuka Eikichi is assigned to a new school - a girls-only school.


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