Great Teacher Onizuka (グレート・ティーチャー・オニヅカ ), officially abbreviated as GTO, is a Japanese shōnen manga written and illustrated by Tooru Fujisawa. The story focuses on 22-year-old ex-bōsōzoku member Eikichi Onizuka, who becomes a teacher at a private middle school, Holy Forest Academy, in Tokyo, Japan. It won the 1998 Kodansha Manga Award for shōnen and is a continuation of Tohru Fujisawa’s other manga series Shonan Junai Gumi (lit. “Shōnan True Love Group”) and Bad Company, both of which focus on the life of Onizuka before he becomes a teacher in Great Teacher Onizuka.
Due to the popularity of the manga, several adaptations of GTO were established. These adaptations include a twelve-episode Japanese television drama running from July to September 1998; a live-action film directed by Masayuki Suzuki and released in December 1999; and a 43-episode anime television series aired in Japan by Fuji Television and Animax from June 1999 to September 2000. A second live action series aired in Japan during 2012, and two more in 2014.
[Aug 11, 1999] OP1: L’Arc~en~Ciel – Driver’s High
[Sep 01, 1999] ED1: Kirari – Last Piece
[Oct 21, 1999] GTO Original Soundtrack 2
[Jan 26, 2000] OP2: Porno Graffitti – Hitori no Yoru
[Feb 02, 2000] ED2: Okuda Miwaku – Shizuku
[Jul 05, 2000] GTO Original Soundtrack 2
Last Modified: July 21, 2017